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DIOCESE

Dioecesis Maasinensis                                                                                        Maasin

Suffragan of Cebu

Creation: March 23, 1968. Erection: August 14, 1968.
Comprises the province of Southern Leyte and the six
municipalities of Baybay, Inopacan, Hindang, Hilongos,
Bato and Matalom of the province of Leyte. Titular: Our
Lady of the Assumption.

Bishop

Most Reverend
PRECIOSO D. CANTILLAS, SDB, DD
Born on July 3, 1953 in Langtad, Naga, Cebu. Appointment: Appointed
Titular Bishop of Vicensi Caesaris and Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu: May 31,
1995. Appointed Second Bishop of Maasin: January 20, 1998. Ordination:
Presbyteral: December 7, 1979. Episcopal: July 12, 1995. Installation. Second
Bishop of Maasin, March 10, 1998.
Bishop’s Residence Compound,
Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-3613; 381-2033 • Fax: (053) 570-9215
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Website: www.dioceseofmaasin.org

Past Bishop

Most Rev. Vicente T. Ataviado, DD
(Died: March 4, 1997)
Installation as Bishop of Maasin - August 14, 1968 at the
Our Lady’s Assumption Parish Church, Maasin, Southern Leyte

PRESENT STATUS

(based on 2014-2015)
(Arch) Bishops…………………… 1
Priests:
Active in the Diocese… ……80
On Sick Leave… …………… 1
Working Abroad on Loan……14
Retired Priest………………… 4
Guest Priests:
Filipinos… ……………… 6
Deacons……………………… 2
Seminarians:
Theology… …………………16
Philosophy… ………………20
Pre-College… ……………… 3
Minor (HS)……………………30
Total………………………69
Religious Orders/Congregations:
Male… ……………………… 2
Female… …………………… 7
Total……………………… 9
Religious Priests:
Filipinos……………………… 6
Religious Sisters:
Filipinos…………………… 129
Foreigners…………………… 1
Total…………………… 130
Religious Brothers:
Filipinos……………………… 1
Foreigners…………………… 3
Total……………………… 4
Necrology:
Priests… …………………… 2
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates… ………………… 7
Parishes………………………42
Quasi-Parishes… …………… 1
Chaplaincies………………… 2
Mission Stations… ………… 2
Other Institutions:
Retreat Center(s)… ………… 1
Catechetical Center(s)… …… 1
Pastoral Center(s)…………… 1
Radio Station………………… 1
Sacrament & Sacramentals:
Baptisms… …………… 12,264
Confirmations… ……… 7,924
First Communion……… 11,010
Matrimony:
Between Catholics…… 1,672
Between Catholics &
Non-Catholics…………36
Diocesan-Owned &
Administered Schools:
Kindergarten…………………16
Population… ………… 690
Grade Schools… ……………16
Population… ……… 1,715
High Schools…………………17
Population… ……… 3,544
Colleges……………………… 3
Population… ……… 4,449
Total… ………………… 10,398

Diocesan Curia

Chancery
Chancery Office Bishop’s Residence Compound, Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-2033
Fax: (053) 570-9215
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Website: www.dioceseofmaasin.org
Vicar General: Rev. Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG - Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Cathedral, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-9712; 381-2079
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Episcopal Vicar for Administration/ Pastoral Planning & Moderator
Curiae: Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG - Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Cathedral, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-9712; 381-2079
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Episcopal Vicar for Clergy: Msgr.
Marnito B. Bansig, PC - Holy Child Parish, 6525 Bato, Leyte
Mobile: 0921-283-8767
Episcopal Vicar for the Religious:
Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar, PC - Assumption in the Hills Parish, Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-9128
Judicial Vicar: Msgr. Jose E. Perez,
HP, Holy Child Parish, Malitbog,Southern Leyte
Mobile (Secretary): 0916-500-6473
Chancellor: Fr. Alexes B. Villarubin,
JCL - Chancery Office, Bishop’s Residence Compound, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
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Tel.: (053) 381-2033
Fax: (053) 570-9215
Vice Chancellor/Secretary to the Bishop: Rev. Mark Vincent D. Salang
- Chancery Office, Bishop’s Residence Compound, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
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Tel.: (053) 381-2033
Fax: (053) 570-9215
Oeconomus: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
- Chancery Office, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-2033
Legal Counsel: Atty. Renato Ramon B. Rances III
Vicars Forane:
Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar, PC - Assumption in the Hills Parish, Asuncion;
Msgr. Jose E. Perez, HP - Holy Child Parish, Malitbog;
Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo, PC - Immaculate Conception, Sogod;
Msgr. Felito B. Briones, PC - Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Hinunangan;
Fr. Leonardo G. Kilat - St. Ignatius de Loyola Parish, Liloan;
Fr. Stanley B. Mepico - Immaculate Conception, Baybay;
Msgr. Antonio M. Gaviola, PC - Immaculate Conception, Hilongos

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION

College of Consultors
Most Rev. Precioso D. Cantillas, SDB, DD; Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona;Msgr. Jose E. Perez; Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo; Msgr. Antonio M. Gaviola;
Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar; Msgr. Felito B. Briones; Msgr. Marnito B. Bansig; Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon;
Fr. Garnet D. Quirong; Fr. Van O. Cabugos; Fr. Martin Ando M. Bañoc;Rev. Mark Vincent D. Salang
Diocesan Financial Council
Most Rev. Precioso D. Cantillas, SDB, DD; Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG; Fr. Garnet Quirong;Mrs. Anacleta Aboyme, Atty. Lemuel Jan Nerves; Mr. Gomercindo Paz; Ms. Estelita Sy
Judicial Section
Matrimonial Tribunal
Chancery Office
Bishop’s Residence Compound, Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-2033
Fax: (053) 570-9215
Judicial Vicar: Msgr. Jose E. Perez, HP, JCL
Defender of the Bond: Fr. Alexes B. Villarubin, JCL
Notary: Msgr. Marnito B. Bansig, PC
Secretary: Janneth M. Honrada
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PASTORAL SECTION

Diocesan Pastoral Secretariat
Chancery Office Bishop’s Residence Compound, Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-2033; 570-9006
Fax: (053) 570-9215
Most Rev. Precioso D. Cantillas, SDB, DD; Fr. Harlem F. Gozo; Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG; Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi; Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar;
Msgr. Jose E. Perez; Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo;Msgr. Antonio M. Gaviola;Msgr. Felito B. Briones; Fr. Leonardo G. Kilat; Fr. Amiel C. Vallinas;Fr. Giovanne Z. Luzon;
Fr. Garnet D. Quirong; Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon
Commission on Worship, Liturgy and Music San Isidro Labrador Chaplaincy,San Isidro, Tomas Oppus, Southern Leyte
Mobile: +63917-631-9413
Chairman: Fr. Amiel C. Vallinas
Members: Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo, PC, Fr. Angelo C. Arbiol, Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi, Msgr. Felito B. Briones, Fr. Eric John P. Entuna,
Fr. Regin L. Flores, Fr. Plutarco S. Rodriguez, Mrs. Araceli Bual, Mr. Ronald Felicilda, Mr. Elias Ligtas, Mr. Venancio Dajao, Ms. Virginia Ichon
Commission on Education
Diocesan Catechetical and Biblical Center, Bishop’s Residence Compound, Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-8435
Fax: (053) 570-9215
Chairman: Fr. Giovanne Z. Luzon
Vice-Chair: Sr. Ma. Violeta Bayo, LGC
Members:
Fr. Virchel A. Acain, Fr. Joseph Y. Macuto, Fr. Jeremias L. Masan, Ms. Delia Latorino,
Ms. Azucena Monter, Mr. Charlie Formento
Commission on Service
Diocesan Social Action Center, Inc., Bishop’s Residence Compound, Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-8360
Chairman: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Members:
Fr. Allen T. Arayan,Fr. Joselito C. Catubig, Fr. Jose Tolentino B. Rosal,
Fr. Ernesto B. Sabandal IV, Fr. Rey E. Corridor,Mr. Ronald Salas
Commission on Temporalities
Chancery Office, Bishop’s Residence Compound, Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel: (053) 381-2033
Chairman: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
Members:
Fr. Van O. Cabug-os,Fr. Celso U. Faller, Fr. Angelito P. Reyes,
Fr. Stanley B. Mepico,Fr. Gary Nelson L. Esguerra,
Fr. Edmundo B. Resus
Commission on Youth St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sogod, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 382-2637
Chairman: Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon
Members:
Fr. Garnet D. Quirong,Fr. Melbher L. Alfante, Fr. Norberto P. Cordovez, Fr. Silverio P. Pada Jr.,
Fr. Ranulfo D. Lago,Fr. Ronaldo D. Lago, Fr. Roel D. Handayan, Fr. Pepito P. Generan Jr., Mr. Marlon D. Lopez,Mr. Roland M. Mendoza,
Sr. Ma. Maribel Piangco, OSF, Ms. Eva Tomol, Ms. Rhodora Buyoc, Ms. Ma. Estella B. Rosal
Commission on Organization
Diocesan Social Action Center,
Inc., Bishop’s Residence Compound, Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-8360
Chairman: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Members: Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar,
PC, Fr. Vicente V. Alpeche Jr.,
Fr. Cruf F. Climaco,
Fr. Leonardo G. Kilat, Fr. Samuel P. Papa,
Mr. Ricardo Burdas,
Mr. Julian Alico,
Mr. Sanson Gan,
Ms. Dame Biore, Mrs. Anecita
Gan, Engr. Reynaldo Cerro
Commission on Catechetics Diocesan Catechetical and Biblical Center, Bishop’s Residence Compound, Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-8435
Chairman: Fr. Giovanne Z. Luzon
Coordinator: Sr. Ma. Violeta Bayo, LGC
Secretary: Alen Yeke
Members:
Sr. Rosemia A. Sause, SMC, Sr. Sofia C. Roferes, SMC,Ester B. Godes, Merlita C. Gallardo,
Myrna J. Larido, Judalin P. Amparo, Jacinta T. Servillejo,Ms. Azucena V. Monter
Commission on Clergy Holy Child Parish, Bato, Leyte
Tel: (053) 568-0260
Chairman: Msgr. Marnito B. Bansig, PC
Members:
Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG, Msgr. Felito B. Briones, Fr. Hope L. Lambonao
Commission on Conservation of Cultural Heritage
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Sogod, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 382-2140
Chairman: Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo, PC
Members: Fr. Johnrey Sibi, Rev.
Mark Vincent D. Salang, Mr. Ferdinand Garvez
Commission on Construction & Material Improvements
Chancery Office, Bishop’s Residence Compound, Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-2033
Chairman: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
Member: Fr. Van O. Cabug-os
Commission on Family & Life Holy Child Parish, Bato, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 568-0260
Chairman: Msgr. Marnito B. Bansig, PC
Members: Nicanor & Gemma
Bandibas, Roxanne Sacnahon
Commission on Social Action, Justice & Peace
Diocesan Social Action Center of Maasin, Inc., Bishop’s Residence Compound, Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-8360
Director: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Members: Fr. Jose Tolentino B. RosaL, Ms. Dame Biore
Commission on Vocations
Pope Paul VI Minor Seminary, Bishop’s Residence Compound, Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-8183
Chairman: Fr. Alexes B. Villarubin, JCL
Members:
Fr. Niccolo Martin C. Florencio,
Fr. Ricarte Olayvar,
Sr. Violeta Bayo, LGC,
Sr. Jacquelene Clemencio, OSF
Lay Organizations and Movements
(name of person-in-charge)
Alay Kapwa: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Apostleship of the Sea/Migrants Office: Fr. Alexes B. Villarubin, JCL
Basic Ecclesial Communities [BEC]: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Bible Apostolate: Fr. Giovanne Z. Luzon
Catholic Charismatic Renewal: Fr. Christopher B. Esquibel
Catholic Women’s League: Fr. Eric John P. Entuna
Children of Mary: Fr. Regin L. Flores
Commission on Clergy: Msgr. Marnito B. Bansig
Conservation & Cultural Heritage
Commission: Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo (Chair)
Construction, Material Improvements & Diocesan Health Program: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
Council of the Laity: Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG
Cursillo Movement: Fr. Joseph Y. Macuto
Daughters of Mary Immaculate: Fr. Eric John P. Entuna
Diocesan Commission on the First Mass: Fr. Eric John P. Entuna
Diocesan Social Action Director: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Divine Mercy: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
DYDM Station Manager: Fr. Irvin W. Octot
Ecology and Environmental Concerns: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Eucharistic Ministries: Fr. Amiel C. Vallinas
Family Life Apostolate: Msgr. Marnito B. Bansig
Family & Life Commission: Msgr. Marnito B. Bansig
Holy Name Society: Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG
Holy Cross & First Mass Shrine (Priestin-Charge): Fr. Arthur T. Duarte
Knights of Columbus: Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG
Legion of Mary: Fr. Regin L. Flores
Marian Movement of Priests: Fr. Eric John P. Entuna
Mass Media: Fr. Irvin W. Octot
Mother Butler’s Guild: Fr. Celso U. Faller
Parish Renewal Experience (PREx): Fr. Conrado C. Saavedra Jr.
Pontifical Mission Societies: Fr. Dioscoro A. Rasonabe
PPCRV (Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting): Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Prison Apostolate: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Shrine Rector & Pilgrimages: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
Superintendent of Diocesan
Schools: Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon
Vocation Director: Fr. Alexes B. Villarubin, JCL
World Apostolate of Fatima: Fr. Ranulfo D. Lago
Parishes/Parochial Clergy
Vicariate of Assumption in the Hills
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar, PC
Assumption in the Hills Parish (F-1994), Asuncion, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-9128
Titular: Assumption in the Hills, last Saturday of November
Parish Day: October 27
Parish Priest: Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar, PC
Resident Priest: Fr. Leopoldo T. Suarez
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Shaun A. Aliño
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Celso U. Faller)
Our Lady of Assumption Parish Cathedral (F-1796), Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-9712; 381-2079
Titular: Our Lady of the Assumption, August 15
Parish Day: August 12
Executive Pastor: Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG
Paroch. Vicars:
Fr. Harlem F. Gozo;
Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi;
Fr. Christopher B. Esquibel
Parochial Collaborator: Fr. Lito F. Narit
(Preceding Pastor, a.i.: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish (F-1994), Guadalupe, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0917-7990-588
Titular: Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12
Parish Priest: Fr. Regin L. Flores
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Reynaldo O. Alonzo Jr.
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Samuel P. Papa)
Saint Raphael the Archangel Parish (F-1965), San Rafael, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0917-3065-016
Titular: Saint Raphael the Archangel, October 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Rey E. Corridor
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Ronald P. Marcojos)
Santo Niño de Ibarra Parish (F-1994), Ibarra, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-2057
Titular: Santo Niño de Ibarra, third Saturday of January
Parish Day: December 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Celso S. Rojas
Co-Pastor: Fr. Jose Bonito V. Labrador
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Plutarco S. Rodriguez)
Mary, Help of Christians Mission Station (F-2016), Malapoc Norte, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Titular: Mary Help of Christians
Parish Day: May 24
Chaplain: Fr. Alfredo V. Briones Jr., SDV
Assistant: Fr. Angelito Rosales, SDV
Vicariate of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo, PC
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1866), Sogod, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 382-2140; 577-0145
Titular: Immaculate Conception, Dec. 15
Parish Day: September 8
Parish Priest: Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo, PC
Paroch. Vicars:
Fr. Pepito P. Generan Jr.;
Fr. Brian C. Flandez
Resident Priest: Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon
(Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Felix D. Paloma, PC)
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1869), Libagon, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0917-5620-072
Titular: Immaculate Conception, December 8 & July 16
Parish Priest: Fr. Gary Nelson L. Esguerra
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Lorenzo N. Suarez Jr.)
Holy Child Parish (F-1967), Consolacion, Sogod, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0949-6318-293
Titular: Holy Child, last Saturday of January
Parish Priest: Fr. Ranulfo D. Lago
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Jose Bonito V. Labrador)
Saint Isidore Parish (F-1995), Divisoria, Bontoc, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0927-6953-832
Titular: Saint Isidore, May 15
Parish Day: June 6
Parish Priest: Fr. Manuel V. Lagumbay
(Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Cesar V. Garces)
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-1905), Tomas Oppus, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 575-3048
Titular: Saint James the Apostle, July 25
Parish Day: Last Sunday of Dec.
Parish Priest: Fr. Norberto P. Cordovez
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Leonardo G. Kilat)
San Isidro Chaplaincy (F-2017), San Isidro, Tomas Oppus, Southern Leyte
Titular: San Isidro Labrador
Chaplain: Fr. Amiel C. Vallinas
Santo Niño Parish (F-1957), Bontoc, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 382-2946
Titular: Santo Niño, January 15
Parish Day: December 26
Team Ministry Moderator: Fr. Jose Tolentino B. Rosal
Co-Pastor: Fr. Ernesto B. Sabandal IV
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Celso U. Faller)
Vicariate of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Vicar Forane: Fr. Stanley B. Mepico
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1737), Baybay City, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 563-8393
Titular: Immaculate Conception,
December 27
Parish Day: February 27
Team Ministry Moderator: Fr. Stanley B. Mepico
Co-Pastors:
Fr. Edmundo B. Resus;
Fr. Wonderly Jay V. Madrona;
Fr. Angelito P. Reyes
(Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Antonio M. Gaviola, PC)
Holy Spirit Parish (F-1995), VSU, ViSCA, Baybay City, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 563-7882
Titular: Holy Spirit, Pentecost Sunday
Parish Priest: Fr. Dennis M. Cagantas
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jerome T. Dejarme
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Martin Ando M. Bañoc)
Our Lady of Remedies Parish (F-1995), Makinhas, Baybay City, Leyte
Mobile: 0920-2407-083
Titular: Our Lady of Remedies, May 30
Parish Priest: Fr. Melbher L. Alfante
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Vicente V. Alpeche Jr.)
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish (F-1932), Caridad, Baybay City, Leyte
Mobile: 0918-559-9843
Titular: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, October 7
Parish Day: December 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Angelo C. Arbiol
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish (F-1995), Pomponan, Baybay City, Leyte
Tel.: 0926-1908-290
Titular: Saint Anthony of Padua, June 13
Parish Day: June 10
Parish Priest: Fr. Ronaldo D. Lago
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Rey E. Corridor)
San Isidro Labrador Parish (F-1887), Inopacan, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 565-0168
Titular: San Isidro Labrador, May 15
Parish Day: March 22
Parish Priest: Fr. Eufemio A. Gohetia
Resident Priest: Fr. Marianito T. Dondoyano
(Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Santos M. Sabondo Jr.)
Santo Niño de Plaridel Parish (F-1960), Plaridel, Baybay City, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 563-1904
Titular: Santo Niño de Plaridel,
nearest Saturday after Jan. 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Samuel P. Papa
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Silverio P. Pada Jr.)
Vicariate of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Antonio M. Gaviola, PC
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1737), Hilongos, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 336-2443
Titular: Immaculate Conception, December 28
Parish Day: September 8
Pastor-Moderator: Msgr. Antonio M. Gaviola, PC
Co-Pastors:
Fr. Martin Ando M. Bañoc;
Fr. Celso U. Faller
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Celso S. Rojas)
Holy Child Parish (F-1886), Bato, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 568-0260
Titular: Holy Child, January 25
Parish Day: July 26
Parish Priest: Msgr. Marnito B. Bansig, PC
Paroch. Vicars:
Fr. Roy J. Royeras;Fr. Berardo Moso
Resident Priest: Fr. Wilson R. de los Reyes
(Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Urcisino Luzon, PC)
Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion Parish (F-1994), Concepcion, Hilongos, Leyte
Mobile: 0917-7200-344
Titular: Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion, August 22
Parish Day: December 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Virchel A. Acain
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Ernesto B. Sabandal IV)
Saint Isidore Parish (F-1996), Anahawan Bato, Leyte
Mobile: 0906-7437-286
Titular: Saint Isidore, May 12
Parish Day: September 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Allen T. Arayan
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Reynante C. Sido)
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-1995), Cahagnaan, Matalom, Leyte
Mobile: 0906-9615-116
Titular: Saint James the Apostle, July 25
Parish Day: July 16
Parish Priest: Fr. Vicente V. Alpeche Jr.
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Roel D. Handayan)
Saint Joseph Parish (F-1843), Matalom, Leyte
Mobile: 0917-7054-422
Titular: Saint Joseph, May 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Joseph Y. Macuto
Resident Priests:
Fr. Antonio F. Ong;
Fr. Prospero P. Pael
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Stanley B. Mepico)
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish (F-1843), Hindang, Leyte
Mobile: 0919-8436-476
Titular: Saint Michael the Archangel, May 8
Parish Day: September 29
Pastor-Moderator: Fr. Dioscoro A. Rasonabe
Co-Pastor: Fr. Oliver C. Edulan
(Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar, PC)
Medalla Milagrosa Quasi Parish (F-2016), Talisay, Hilongos, Leyte
Titular: Medalla Milagrosa
Parish Priest: Fr. Arthur P. Guevara, SCJ
Assistant: Fr. Christopher C. Alburo, SCJ
St. John Paul II Chaplaincy (F-2017), San Juan, Hilongos, Leyte
Titular: San Pedro Calungsod
Chaplain: Fr. Conrado C. Saavedra Jr.
Vicariate of Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Vicar Forane: Fr. Leonardo G. Kilat
Saint Ignatius of Loyola Parish (F-1911), Liloan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0949-9259-371
Titular: Saint Ignatius of Loyola, July 31
Parish Priest: Fr. Leonardo G. Kilat
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Cristito M. Silangan
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Fermino P. Wavina)
Saint Isidore Parish (F-1968), San Francisco, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0916-1831-167
Titular: Saint Isidore, May 15
Parish Day: December 4
Parochial Administrator: Fr. Florante B. Pamintuan
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Ernesto B. Sabandal IV)
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-1993), San Ricardo, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0915-9720-144
Titular: Saint James the Apostle, July 25
Parochial Administrator: Fr. Zhed A. Hatud
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Randy O. Saure)
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish (F-1931), Pintuyan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0905-9082-613
Titular: Saint Michael the Archangel, September 29
Parish Day: January 29
Parish Priest: Fr. Roel D. Handayan
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Gary Nelson L. Esguerra)
Sto. Niño Mission Station (2018), Himay-angan, Liloan, Southern Leyte
Chaplain: Fr. Melgabar N. Enero
Vicariate of Saint John the Baptist
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Felito B. Briones, PC
Saint John the Baptist Parish (F-1768), San Juan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0921-7142-291
Titular: Saint John the Baptist, June 24
Parish Day: January 13
Pastor-Moderator: Fr. Van O. Cabug-os
Co-Pastor: Fr. Jeremias L. Masan
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Ronielo M. Tindugan
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Conrado C. Saavedra Jr.)
Saint Isidore Parish (F-1963), St. Bernard, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0926-4076-603
Titular: Saint Isidore, May 29 & Aug. 20
Parish Day: August 20
Parish Priest: Fr. Joselito C. Catubig
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Eufemio A. Gohetia)
Saint Augustine Parish (F-1995), Catmon, St. Bernard, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0926-209-6057
Titular: Saint Augustine, Aug. 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Emmanuel A. Golo
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Angelito P. Reyes)
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish (F-1943), Anahawan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0917-7052-046
Titular: Saint Anthony of Padua, June 13
Parish Day: Last Sunday of Dec.
Parish Priest: Fr. Cruf F. Climaco
(Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo, PC)
Saint Joseph Parish (F-1884), Hinundayan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0917-7052-047
Titular: Saint Joseph, June 5
Pastor a.i.: Fr. Dexter A. Sescon
Co-Pastor: Fr. Randy O. Saure
(Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo, PC)
Saints Peter and Paul Parish (F-1851), Hinunangan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0912-5916-602
Titular: Saints Peter and Paul, June 29
Parish Priest: Msgr. Felito B. Briones, PC
Paroch. Vicars:
Fr. Joah M. Tiengo;
Fr. Ricarte M. Olayvar
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Cruf F. Climaco)
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-1986), Silago, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0917-3061-974
Titular: Saint James the Apostle, July 25
Parish Day: June 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Hope L. Lambonao
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Ranulfo D. Lago
Vicariate of Santo Niño
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Jose E. Perez, HP
Santo Niño Parish (F-1850), Malitbog, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0908-9851-627 (c/o sec.)
Titular: Holy Child, January 15
Parish Day: Pentecost Sunday
Parish Priest: Msgr. Jose E. Perez, HP
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Mervin D. Dolayba
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Juanito A. Arreglo)
Holy Cross & the First Mass Parish (F-1994), Limasawa, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0917-6319-496
Titular: Holy Cross and the First Mass
Feast Day: October 12
Parish Day: March 29
First Mass Anniversary: March 31
Parish Priest: Fr. Arthur T. Duarte
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Margarito C. Soco)
Mary Mediatrix of All Grace Parish (F-1997), Ichon, Macrohon, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-0892
Titular: Mary Mediatrix of All Grace
Feast Day: August 16
Parish Day: January 28
Pastor-Moderator: Fr. Margarito C. Soco
Co-Pastor: Fr. Irvin W. Octot
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Dennis M. Cagantas)
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-2014), Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0927-2489-605
Titular: St. James the Apostle, July 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Martin Okafor-Ilozue, CSSp
Parish Priest, a.i.: Rev. Fr. Benjamin Bem Mkeri, CSSp
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Floribert Davy Ouambe Messako, CSSp
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Jean-Marie Bassok, CSSp)
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish (F-1862), Macrohon, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0915-7686-004
Titular: Saint Michael the Archangel, September 29
Parish Day: December 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Silverio P. Pada Jr.
Resident Priest: Fr. Plutarco S. Rodriguez
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Joseph Y. Macuto)
San Roque Parish (F-1993), San Roque, Macrohon, Southern Leyte
Tel.: 0917-3061-478
Titular: Saint Roche, August 16
Parish Day: April 14
Parish Priest: Fr. Eric John P. Entuna
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Edmundo B. Resus)

DIOCESAN CLERGY WITH NO PARISH ASSIGNMENT

Seminary Personnel
Fr. Giovanne Z. Luzon, Fr. Alexes B. Villarubin, JCL; Fr. Niccolo Martin C. Florencio
Priests Abroad
USA:
Fr. Matunog B. Matunog, Fr. Alexander L. Ramos, Fr. Lope Florente A. Lesigues,
Fr. Rogelio S. Lumbre, Fr. Artemio D. Galos,Fr. Luis V. Resma (Retiree)
Norway:
Fr. Alan Nelson D. Navales, Fr. Jose Johan V. Dumandan
Italy:
Fr. Demetrio C. Gedaya Jr., Fr. Mark Jeben D. Diola
United Kingdom: Fr. Mark Anthony S. Cadman
In other dioceses outside the Phils.: Fr. Melchor Ferrer
Shrines
Shrines of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus & of Our Lady of the Assumption (Monte Cueva), Basak, Rizal, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Rector: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
Mobile: 0917-705-0097
Shrine of the Holy Cross and the First Mass, Limasawa, Southern Leyte
Priest-in-Charge: Fr. Arthur T. Duarte
Mobile: 0917-518-2538
Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua, Pomponan, Baybay, Leyte
Priest-in-Charge: Fr. Ronaldo D. Lago
Mobile: 0917-632-0716
Shrine of Agnus Dei, Cantandog, Hilongos, Leyte
Rector: Fr. Garnet John D. Quirong Divine Mercy Shrine, Matalom, Leyte
Rector: Fr. Garnet John D. Quirong

Educational Centers

Saint Joseph College (F-1928), 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Website: www.sjc.edu.ph
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Tel.: (053) 381-2578
local 102-EVP;
104-registrar’s;
105-dean’s;
112-guidance center
Fax: (053) 381-2283
School President: Most Rev. Precioso D. Cantillas, SDB,DD
Vice Pres. for Academic: Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG
HS Principal: Engr. Dulce Siega-Gonzalez
SHS Principal: Ms. Joanne Costillas
GS Principal: Mrs. Estrellita B. Plarisan
Saint Thomas Aquinas College (F-1946), Sogod, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 382-2146
School President: Most Rev. Precioso D. Cantillas, SDB, DD
School Director: Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon,
HS Principal: Mrs. Carolina P. Cinco
GS Principal: Dr. Adelina Cabardo
Hinundayan Catholic Institute, Hinundayan, Southern Leyte
Principal: Sr. Lilibeth C. Cimafranca, OSS
Franciscan College Of The Immaculate Conception (F-1947), 6521 Baybay City, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 335-2282
Telefax: (053) 335-3382
Directress: Sr. M. Grace Gerong, OSF
Principal, Basic Educ.: Sr. M. Teresita Lopez
Holy Rosary Academy (F-1948), Hinunangan, Southern Leyte
School Director: Fr. Joah M. Tiengo
HS Principal: Sr. Nelia B. Lim, OSS
Saint Anthony High School (F-1950), Anahawan, Southern Leyte
School Director: Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon
HS Principal: Mr. Rito P. Gallegos
Saint Teresa School of Hilongos (F-1985), RV Villaflores St., (A), Hilongos, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 336-3162
School Director: Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon
HS Principal: Mr. Rosalio Paderog
GS Principal: Dr. Apolonia Suarez
Cristo Rey Regional High School (F-1968), St. Bernard, Southern Leyte
School Director: Fr. Joselito C. Catubig
Principal: Sr. M. Monette Felices, OSF
Santo Niño Academy (F-1948), Malitbog, Southern Leyte
School Director: Sr. M. Jo Ellen Ramirez, OSF
Libagon Academy (F-1949), Libagon, Southern Leyte
School Director: Mr. Baltazar N. Endriga
HS Principal: Mr. Benedicto G. Gado
Seminaries / Educational Centers

Seminaries

Pope Paul VI Minor Seminary, Bishop’s
Residence Compound, Asuncion, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-8830
Rector: Fr. Giovanne Z. Luzon
Vice Rector: Fr. Alexes B. Villarubin
Bursar/Procurator: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
Spiritual Director: Fr. Niccolo Florencio
Prefect of Discipline -
HS: Alexes B. Villarubin, JCL;
Coll: Fr. Rey Carmelo A. Ausejo
Episcopal Board:
Most Rev. Precioso D. Cantillas, SDB, DD,
Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG;Msgr. Jose E. Perez, HP, JCL;Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar, PC
Faculty: in Saint Joseph College
Matrimonial Court
Diocesan Matrimonial Tribunal, Chancery Office, Bishop’s Residence Compound, Asuncion, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-2033
Fax: (053) 570-9215
Judicial Vicar: Msgr. Jose E. Perez, HP, JCL
Mass Media Radio Station DYDM, SJC Extension, Mambajao, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-9822
Telefax: (053) 381-2243
Station Manager: Fr. Irvin W. Octot

List of Institutes of Consecrated Life / Societies of Apostolate for Men and Women present in the Diocese


MEN

A. Pontifical Right
Society of Divine Vocations (SDV)
(Vocationist Fathers and Brothers)
Congregation of the Holy Spirit (CSSp) (Spiritans)
Congregation of Christian Brothers
Edmund Rice Brother

WOMEN

A. Pontifical Right
Missionary Sisters of the Catechism (SMC)
Sisters Oblates of the Holy Spirit (OSS)
Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration (OSF)
Sisters of the Divine Vocations (SDV)
B. Diocesan Right
Living the Gospel Community (LGC)
Sisters of Mary Adorers of the Holy Eucharist (SMAHE)
Religious Priests & Non-Incardinated Clergy
Fr. Andres T. Aragon Jr., SDV; Fr. Angelito Rosales, SDV; Fr. Alfredo V. Briones Jr., SDV;
Fr. Martin Okafor-Ilozue, CSSp; Fr. Benjamin Bem Mkeri, CSSp; Fr.Floribert Davy Ouambe Messako, CSSp; Fr. Arthur P. Guevara, SCJ;Fr. Christopher C. Alburo, SCJ

† Necrology †

(2012 - present)
Msgr. Urcisino A. Luzon;
Fr. Maximo Casinao; Fr. Lorenzo N. Suarez Jr.; Fr. Santos Lagumbay;
Fr. Fermino P. Wavina (2016);Msgr. Felix D. Paloma (2017); Fr. Mariano Tarrosa (2017)