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DIOCESE

(Diocesis Masbatensis)

Suffragan of Caceres
Created: on March 23, 1968. Erected on September 25, 1968. Comprises the civil province of Masbate with its one hundred twenty one islands. Titular: St. Anthony of Padua

Bishop
Most Reverend
JOSE SALMORIN BANTOLO, DD, PhL, MA
Titular Bishop of Buffada
Date of Birth: November 12, 1960. Place of Birth: Guisijan, Laua-an, Antique. Appointed Bishop: June 15, 2011. Ordained Bishop: August 22, 2011. Installed on September 6, 2011.

Postal Address:
Bishop’s Residence
5400 Masbate City
or
Masbate Diocesan Pastoral Center
Quezon St., 5400 Masbate City
Tel./Fax: (056) 333-2202
Email: www.dioceseofmasbate.org

PRESENT STATUS
Educational Centers:
Diocesan Owned and
Administered Schools………8
Kindergarten’s
Population………………312
Grade School’s
Population………………211
High School’s
Population……………1,331
Colleges/Universities’
Population………………377
Religious Owned and
Administered Schools………2
Kindergarten’s
Population………………161
Grade School’s
Population………………209
High School’s
Population………………363
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
Baptisms………………55,770
Confirmations…………5,241
First Communions………14,289
Marriages………………2,330
Between Catholics……2,276
Between Catholics and
Non-Catholics………………54
Death (Catholics)………5,396
Other Institutions:
Retreat Centers………………3
Radio Station…………………1
Necrology………………………4
Area of Territory……7,000 sq.kms.
Total Population…………870,200
Number of Catholics……828,343
Personnel:
Bishop………………………1
Filipino Diocesan……………68
Filipino Religious……………2
Diocesan Priests Assigned
Outside………………………12
Priests On Leave……………10
Deacons………………………4
Religious Sisters……………30
Filipinos………………………26
Foreigners……………………4
Religious/Secular Institutes..…7
Men…………………………5
Women………………………2
Seminaries:
Diocesan:
Minor…………………………1
Seminarians:
Diocesan:
Theology……………………18
Major…………………………13
Minor…………………………67
Religious:
Theology……………………2
Major…………………………5
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates…………………………7
Parishes………………………28
Chaplaincies…………………1

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery
Address:
Chancery, Diocese of Masbate, Quezon St., 5400 Masbate City
Postal Address:
Chancery, Diocese of Masbate
Quezon St., 5400 Masbate City
Tel.:Fax: (056) 333-2202
Email:
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Website:
http//www.dioceseofmasbate.org
Bishop: Most. Rev. Jose S. Bantolo
Vicars General: Rev. Fr. Eusebio A. Llonoso (Administration); Rev. Fr. Antonino A. Ng (Formation)
Secretary-Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Gerardo B. Almanzor, Jr.
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Glenn F. Rivas
Chancery Secretary: Sr. Catherine A. Destura, DSJ
Bookkeeper: Sr. Belinda P. Arcenal, DSJ
Liaison Officer: Richard De-una
Utility/Driver: Mario Danao
Religious Formation Staff: Sr. Renilda B. Almanzor, DSJ; Vina Dela Cruz; Cristy Beatriz

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
Board of Administration
Chairman: Most Rev. Jose S. Bantolo, DD
Members:
Vicars General: Rev. Fr. Eusebio A. Llonoso (Administration); Rev. Fr. Antonino A. Ng (Formation)
The Vicars Forane: Rev. Fr. Ely M. Alvarez (St. Paschal Baylon); Rev. Fr. Gary M. Bacolod (Holy Cross); Rev. Fr. Joseph C. Bravante (St. Anthony of Padua); Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista (Our Lady of Pilar); Rev. Fr. Nathaniel M. Cañares (St. Joseph); Rev. Fr. Emmanuel B. Basas (Sts. Peter & Paul); Rev. Fr. Vicente B. Riveral (St. Vincent Ferrer)
Secretary-Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Gerardo B. Almanzor, Jr.
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Glenn F. Rivas
Seminary Rector: Rev. Msgr. Claro V. Caluya III
Catholic Schools Superintendent: Rev. Fr. Eligio M. Cañete

Commission on Personnel
Chairman: Most Rev. Jose S. Bantolo, DD
Members: (The Board of Consultors)
Vicars General: Rev. Fr. Eusebio A. Llonoso (Administration); Rev. Fr. Antonino A. Ng (Formation)
Secretary-Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Gerardo B. Almanzor, Jr.
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Glenn F. Rivas
Seminary Rector: Rev. Msgr. Claro V. Caluya III
Catholic Schools Superintendent: Rev. Fr. Eligio M. Cañete
Appointed Members: Rev. Msgr. Aquino T. Atendido; Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista

Commission on Formation
Chairman: Most Rev. Jose S. Bantolo, DD
Members: Rev. Fr. Antonino A. Ng (Vicar General for Formation); Rev. Msgr. Claro V. Caluya III (Seminary Rector); Rev. Fr. Gerardo B. Almanzor, Jr., (Director on Religious Formation); Rev. Fr. Hernan S. Rebaya (Director on Vocation)

Commission on Catholic Education
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Eligio M. Cañete (Superintendent of Catholic Schools)
Member: Rev. Fr. Gerardo B. Almanzor, Jr. (Director on Religious Formation / The Directors of Catholic Schools)

Masbate Catholic Education Association – MACEA Officers
President: Rev. Fr. Eligio M. Cañete
Vice-President: Sr. Salvina Cataldi, MSCI; Mrs. Bernardita Sison
Secretary: Dra. Ma. Teresa Nicolasura
Treasurer: Sr. Marissa Tugbo, DSJ
Members: Rev. Msgr. Claro V. Caluya, III; Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista; Rev. Fr. Francisco L. Abada, Jr.; Sr. Veronica Portu, AR; Mrs. Meriam Burdeos; Mrs. Gloria Estrella; Mrs. Joni Soncuya; Ms. Marilou Baldismo; Rev. Fr. Emerito R. Castillo; Rev. Fr. Reynald A. dela Rosa; Rev. Fr. Carlos B. Toledo; Rev. Fr. Nathaniel M. Cañares; Rev. Fr. Arnel R. Espenilla; Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista; Rev. Fr. Vicente B. Riveral

PASTORAL SECTION
Commission on Formation
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Gerardo B. Almanzor, Jr. (Director for Catechesis and Catholic Education/ Religious Formation)
Members: Rev. Fr. Antonino A. Ng (Director for the On-going Formation of the Clergy); Rev. Fr. Hernan S. Rebaya (Director for Priestly Vocation); Rev. Msgr. Claro V. Caluya III (Seminary Rector); Rev. Fr. Errol G. Bataga, Jr. (Director for Social Communication and Mass Media); Rev. Fr. Eutiquio P. Samson, Jr. (Director of Bible Apostolate)

Commission on Worship
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Francisco L. Abada, Jr. (Director of Liturgy)
Members: Rev. Msgr. Claro V. Caluya III (Director of Lay Apostolate); Rev. Fr. Antonino A. Ng (Director of Marian Associations & Eucharistic Devotions); Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista (Director of Family Rosary Crusade)

Commission on Service
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Glenn F. Rivas (Diocesan Economies)
Members: Rev. Fr. Leo V. Casas (Director of Social Action); Rev. Fr. Joey M. Saut (Director of Pontifical Mission Societies); Rev. Fr. Edgar T. Mamporte (Spiritual Director of the Holy Name Society); Rev. Fr. Rey S. Rivera (Spiritual Director of Catholic Women’s League); Rev. Fr. Emmanuel B. Basas (Director of Family Life Apostolate); Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista (Director of Mother Butler Guild); Rev. Msgr. Aquino T. Atendido (Chaplain of Knights of Columbus)

DIOCESAN COMMISSIONS, OFFICES AND DIRECTORS
Liturgy:
Director: Rev. Fr. Francisco L. Abada, Jr.
Asst. Director: Rev. Valente M. Andales
Members: Rev. Fr. Paolo G. Cervantes; Rev. Fr. Gerardo B. Almanzor, Jr.

Clergy/On-going Formation:
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Antonino A. Ng
Members: Rev. Msgr. Aquino T. Atendido; Rev. Fr. Emerito R. Castillo; Rev. Fr. Victor D. Tamayo

Biblical Apostolate:
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Eutiquio P. Samson, Jr.
Members: Rev. Jerry E. Macabuhay; Rev. Valente M. Andales

Family and Life:
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel B. Basas
Members: Msgr. Aquino T. Atendido; Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista; Rev. Fr. Emerito R. Castillo

Vocations/Seminaries:
Director: Rev. Fr. Hernan S. Rebaya
Members: Rev. Fr. Glenn F. Rivas; Rev. Jomel Ian E. Dela Cruz

Religious Formation (Catechesis and Catholic Education):
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Gerardo B. Almanzor, Jr.
Members: Rev. Msgr. Aquino T. Atendido; Rev. Fr. Arnel C. Bruza; Rev. Fr. Jesus A. Tamayo

Masbate Catechetical Ministry:
Director: Rev. Fr. Gerardo B. Almanzor, Jr.
Diocesan Staff: Sr. Renilda B. Almanzor, DSJ; Cristy Beatriz; Vina Dela Cruz
Volunteer Catechists’ Diocesan Coordinator: Mr. Jerry Batol-Batol

Youth:
Director: Rev. Fr. Pablito D. Bendibil, Jr.

Prison Pastoral Care:
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Joseph C. Bravante
Members: Rev. Fr. Eutiquio P. Samson, Jr.; Rev. Fr. Nathaniel M. Cañares; Rev. Jerry E. Macabuhay

Mission:
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Joey M. Saut
Members: Rev. Fr. Hernan S. Rebaya; Rev. Fr. Eutiquio P. Samson, Jr.; Rev. Valente M. Andales

Health Care:
Priest In-Charge: Rev. Msgr. Quintin C. Feraren, Jr.

Laity:
Priest In-Charge: Rev. Msgr. Claro V. Caluya III

Culture/Cultural Heritage:
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Bienvenido V. Bautista
Members: Rev. Fr. Cesar V. Laurio; Rev. Fr. Emerito R. Castillo; Rev. Valente M. Andales

Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs):
Diocesan-Coordinator: Rev. Fr. Fidel A. Tambago, Jr.

Doctrine of the Faith:
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Francisco L. Abada, Jr.
Members: Rev. Fr. Eutiquio A. Samson, Jr.; Rev. Fr. Gerardo B. Almanzor, Jr.; Rev. Fr. Ely M. Alvarez

Canon Law:
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Victor D. Tamayo
Members: Rev. Fr. Eusebio A. Llonoso; Rev. Fr. Eligio M. Cañete

Social Action:
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Leo V. Casas
Members: Rev. Fr. Ely M. Alvarez; Rev. Fr. Emmanuel B. Basas; Rev. Fr. Edgar T. Mamporte

Social Communications/Mass Media:
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Errol G. Bataga Jr.
Assistant: Rev. Valente M. Andales
Member: Rev. Msgr. Ismael B. Misolas

Ecumenical Affairs/Inter-Religious Dialogue:
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Ely M. Alvarez

Migrants and Itinerant Peoples:
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista
Members: Rev. Msgr. Aquino T. Atendido; Rev. Fr. Victor D. Tamayo

Religious Life:
Director: Rev. Fr. Gil D. Saligumba, SOLT
Member: Rev. Fr. Henry L. Romero, SOLT

PASTORAL – ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES AND CONSULTATIVE DIOCESAN AGENCIES
Council of Priests/Presbyteral Council
Chairman: Most Jose S. Bantolo, DD
Ex-Officio Members:
Vicars General: Rev. Fr. Eusebio A. Llonoso (Administration); Rev. Fr. Antonino A. Ng (Formation)
Secretary-Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Gerardo B. Almanzor, Jr.
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Glenn F. Rivas
Seminary Rector: Rev. Msgr. Claro V. Caluya III
Catholic Schools Superintendent: Rev. Fr. Eligio M. Cañete
Elected Members: Rev. Msgr. Aquino T. Atendido; Rev. Fr. Arnel R. Espenilla
Appointed: (7 Vicars Forane): Rev. Fr. Ely M. Alvarez (St. Paschal Baylon); Rev. Fr. Gary M. Bacolod (Holy Cross); Rev. Fr. Joseph C. Bravante (St. Anthony of Padua); Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista (Our Lady of the Pillar); Rev. Fr. Nathaniel M. Cañares (St. Joseph); Rev. Fr. Emmanuel B. Basas (Sts. Peter & Paul); Rev. Fr. Vicente B. Riveral (St. Vincent Ferrer)

College of Consultors
Chairman: Most Rev. Jose S. Bantolo, DD
Ex-Officio Members:
Vicars General: Rev. Fr. Eusebio A. Llonoso (Administration); Rev. Fr. Antonino A. Ng (Formation)
Secretary-Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Gerardo B. Almanzor, Jr.
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Glenn F. Rivas
Seminary Rector: Rev. Msgr. Claro V. Caluya III
Catholic Schools Superintendent: Rev. Fr. Eligio M. Cañete
Appointed Members: Rev. Msgr. Aquino T. Atendido; Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista

LAY ORGANIZATIONS AND MOVEMENTS
Marian Ass ociations and Eucharistic Devotions:
Diocesan Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Antonino A. Ng
Asst. Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Rey S. Rivera
Catholic Charism atic Groups /Movements:
Diocesan Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Sebastian C. Gadia, Jr.
Asst. Spiritual Directors: Rev. Fr. Lesmes A. Tamayo; Rev. Fr. Glenn F. Rivas
Holy Name Society:
Diocesan Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Edgar T. Mamporte
Asst. Spiritual Directors: Rev. Fr. Eutiquio P. Samson, Jr.; Rev. Fr. Rey S. Rivera
Catholic Women’s League:
Diocesan Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Rey. S. Rivera
Mother Butlers Miss ion Guild:
Diocesan Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista
Asst. Spiritual Directors: Rev. Msgr. Aquino T. Atendido; Rev. Fr. Victor D. Tamayo
Knights of Columbus:
Diocesan Spiritual Director/Chaplain: Rev. Msgr. Aquino T. Atendido
Assistant Chaplains: Rev. Fr. Gerardo B. Almanzor, Jr.; Rev. Fr. Pablito D. Bendibil, Jr.; Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista
Family Rosary Crusade:
Diocesan Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista
Asst. Spiritual Directors: Rev. Msgr. Aquino T. Atendido
Neo-Catechumenal Way:
Priest In-charge: Rev. Msgr. Claro V. Caluya III
Assistants: Rev. Msgr. Hermas F. Laurio; Rev. Msgr. Quintin C. Feraren, Jr.; Rev. Fr. Lesmes A. Tamayo

PARISHES/PAROCHIAL CLERGY
Vicariate of St. Anthony of Padua
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Joseph C. Bravante
St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral Parish, Cathedral Parish of St. Anthony of Padua, Cathedral Compound, Quezon St., 5400 Masbate City
Tel.: (056) 333-2147
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua – June 13
Parish Priest: Rev. Msgr. Ismael B. Misolas
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Rey S. Rivera
Resident Priest: Rev. Fr. Lesmes A. Tamayo; Rev. Fr. Sebastian C. Gadia, Jr.; Rev. Fr. Eligio M. Cañete (Resident Priest/MACEA Superintendent)
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Malinta, 5400 Masbate City
Titular: Sacred Heart of Jesus – May 3
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joseph C. Bravante
St. Nicholas of Tolentino Parish, Parish of St. Nicholas of Tolentino, Mobo, 5401 Masbate
Titular: St. Nicholas of Tolentino – September 10
Parish Priest: Rev. Msgr. Quintin C. Feraren, Jr.
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Eutiquio P. Samson, Jr.

Vicariate of St. Paschal Baylon
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Ely M. Alvarez
St. Paschal Baylon Parish, Parish of St. Paschal Baylon, San Pascual, 5420 Masbate
Titular: St. Paschal Baylon – May 17
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Eusebio A. Llonoso
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Paolo G. Cervantes
St. Isidore the Laborer Parish, Parish of St. Isidore the Laborer, Claveria, 5419 Masbate
Titular: St. Isidore the Laborer – May 15
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Gil D. Saligumba, SOLT
Assistant Pastor: Rev. Fr. Henry L. Romero, SOLT
Holy Trinity Parish, Parish of the Holy Trinity, Pasig, Claveria, 5419 Masbate
Tel.: (0930) 461-7464
Titular: Santissima Trinidad – May 21
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ely M. Alvarez

Vicariate of St. Holy Cross
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Gary M. Bacolod
Holy Cross Parish, Parish of the Holy Cross, San Jacinto, 5417 Masbate
Titular: Sto. Cristo de Burgos – May 3
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Pablito D. Bendibil, Jr.
St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Parish of St. Michael the Archangel, Monreal, 5418 Masbate
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel – May 25
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Gary M. Bacolod
Holy Infant Jesus Parish, Parish of the Holy Infant Jesus, San Fernando, 5416 Masbate
Titular: Holy Infant Jesus – May 17
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Emerito R. Castillo
Immaculate Conception Parish, Parish of the Immaculate Conception, Batuan, 5415 Masbate
Titular: Immaculate Conception – December 8
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ruel B. Mendoza

Vicariate of Our Lady of the Pillar
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista
Our Lady of the Pillar Parish, Parish of the Our Lady of the Pillar, Baleno, 5413 Masbate
Titular: Our Lady the Pillar – October 12
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Victor D. Tamayo
St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, Parish of St. Raphael the Archangel, Aroroy, 5414 Masbate
Titular: St. Raphael the Archangel – October 24
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Reynal A. dela Rosa
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Felix Francisco C. Ponferrada
Parochial Deacon: Rev. Valente M. Andales
Sto. Niño Chapel, Chapel of Sto. Niño, Bariis, Puro, Aroroy, 5414 Masbate
Titular: Sto. Niño – 3rd Sunday of January
Chaplain: Rev. Fr. Antonino A. Ng
Jesus the Nazarene Parish, Parish of Jesus the Nazarene, Tinigban, Aroroy, 5414 Masbate
Titular: Jesus Nazareno – March 10
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Juan A. Medillo

Vicariate of St. Joseph
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Nathaniel M. Cañares
St. Joseph Parish, Parish of St. Joseph, Milagros, 5410 Masbate
Titular: St. Joseph – March 19
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Leo V. Casas
St. Bernard Abb ot Parish, Parish of St. Bernard Abbot, Mandaon, 5411 Masbate
Titular: St. Bernard Abbot – August 20
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Isidro C. Merillo, Jr.
Holy Family Parish, Parish of Holy Family, San Pablo, Mandaon, 5411 Masbate
Titular: Holy Family – Dec. 28
Parish Priest: Rev. Msgr. Hermas F. Laurio
Immaculate Conception Parish, Parish of the Immaculate Conception, Balud, 5412 Masbate
Titular: Immaculate Conception – December 8
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nathaniel M. Cañares
Sto. Niño Parish, Parish of Sto. Niño, Pulanduta, Balud, 5412 Masbate
Titular: Sto. Niño – 3rd Sunday of January
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Carlos B. Toledo
Jesus the Nazarene Parish, Parish of Jesus the Nazarene, Tinigban, Aroroy, 5414 Masbate
Titular: Jesus Nazareno – Mar. 10
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Juan A. Medillo

Vicariate of Sts. Peter and Paul
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel B. Basas
Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Parish of Sts. Peter and Paul, Uson, 5402 Masbate
Titular: Sts. Peter and Paul – June 29
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel B. Basas
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Joey M. Saut
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Del Carmen, Uson, 5402 Masbate
Titular: Our Lady of Mount Carmel – July 16
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Vicente C. Gomez
St. Joseph Parish, Parish of St. Joseph, Dimasalang, 5403 Masbate
Titular: St. Joseph – March 19
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Bienvenido V. Bautista
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Cesar V. Laurio
Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Parish of the Holy Name of Jesus, Palanas, 5404 Masbate
Titular: Holy Name of Jesus – May 23
Parish Priest: Rev. Msgr. Aquino T. Atendido
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Edgar T. Mamporte
St. Isidore Parish, Parish of St. Isidore, Cawayan, 5409 Masbate
Titular: St. Isidore – March 12
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Arnel R. Espenilla
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Felipe P. Gonzales
Parochial Deacon: Rev. Jerry E. Macabuhay

Vicariate of St. Vincent Ferrer
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Vicente B. Riveral
St. Vincent Ferrer Paul Parish, Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer, Cataingan, 5405 Masbate
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer – April 23
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Vicente B. Riveral
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Fidel A. Tambago
Holy Spirit Parish, Parish of the Holy Spirit, Liong, Cataingan, 5405 Masbate
Titular: Holy Spirit – April 28
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Arnel C. Bruza
Our Lady of Remedies Parish, Parish of Our Lady of Remedies, Placer, 5408 Masbate
Titular: Our Lady of Remedies – February 23
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Hernan S. Rebaya
Parochial Deacon: Rev. Ryan B. Bona
St. Roche Parish, Parish of St. Roche, Pio V. Corpus, 5406 Masbate
Titular: St. Roche – August 16
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jesus A. Tamayo
St. Roche Parish, Parish of St. Roche, Esperanza, 5407 Masbate
Titular: St. Roche – August 23
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joseph G. Delos Santos

DIOCESAN CLERGY WITH NO PARISH ASSIGNMENTS
Seminary Personnel
Rector: Rev. Msgr. Claro V. Caluya III
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Glenn F. Rivas
Prefect of Discipline: Rev. Fr. Francisco L. Abada, Jr.
Asst. Prefect of Discipline: Rev. Jomel Ian E. Dela Cruz

Priests in Other Dioceses
Legazpi: Rev. Fr. Errol G. Bataga Jr.
Manila: Rev. Fr. Ramiro R. Dalanon, Rev. Fr. Gregorio V. Esquillo, Jr., Rev. Fr. Allan E. Lapay (Manila)
Pasig: Rev. Fr. Plutarco M. Opinio, Jr.
Lipa: Rev. Fr. Jose Jerry B. Sujede

Priests Abroad
Austria: Rev. Fr. Ely C. Dalanon
San Diego: Rev. Fr. Silverio R. Espenilla Jr.
USA: Rev. Fr. Joseph Gaspar D. Hugo, Rev. Fr. Epifanio B. Marcaida, Rev. Fr. Raynald B. Nacino, Jr.
New Orleans: Rev. Fr. Alberto N. Villosillo

On Study Leave
Manila: Rev. Fr. Jose Mari E. Amores
Spain: Rev. Fr. Marvin P. Corbita

On Pastoral Leave
Rev. Fr. Matthew Randall M. Bencalo, Rev. Fr. Manolo S. Martinez, Rev. Fr. Romeo B.Diolola, Rev. Fr. Marlon V. Mangubat

On Indefinite Leave
Rev. Fr. Jose B. Almero, Rev. Fr. Florentino S. Atazar, Rev. Fr. Jose Ariel V. Alegre, Rev. Fr. Jose A. Atibagos

SEMINARIES/EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Seminary
St. Anthony High School Seminary, Seminary Hills, Pulangbato, Kinamaligan, 5400 Masbate City
Tel.: (056) 333-2240
Formators:
Rector: Rev. Msgr. Claro V. Caluya III
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Glenn F. Rivas
Prefect of Discipline: Rev. Fr. Francisco L. Abada, Jr.
Asst. Prefect of Discipline: Rev. Jomel Ian E. Dela Cruz
Confessor: Rev. Fr. Lesmes A. Tamayo

Educational Centers
Liceo de Masbate, Liceo de Masbate Colleges, Quezon St. 5400 Masbate City
Tel.: (056) 333-2276
President: Rev. Msgr. Claro V. Caluya III
Academic Dean: Dra. Ma. Teresa B. Nicolasora
School Principal: Mrs. Bernadita Sison
Liceo de San Jose, Liceo de San Jose, Milagros, 5410 Masbate
School Principal: Mrs. Meriam H. Burdeos
Liceo de Baleno, Liceo de Baleno, Baleno, 5413 Masbate
School Principal: Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista
Andres Soriano Junior Memorial School, Andres Soriano Junior Memorial School, Filminera, Aroroy, 5414 Masbate
School Principal: Mrs. Joni B. Soncuya
Immaculate Conception Academy, Immaculate Conception Academy, Balud, 5412 Masbate
School Principal: Rev. Fr. Eligio M. Cañete
Asst. School Principal: Marilou B. Baldismo
ICA Parish Learning Center Principal: Mrs. Gloria Estrella
Holy Name Academy, Holy Name Academy, Palanas, 5404 Masbate
School Principal: Sr. Veronica Purto, AR
Sacro Costato School, Sacro Costato School, E. Montemurro Mission Center, Cagba, 5400 Masbate City
School Administrator: Sr. Salvina Cataldi, MSC
School Principal: Sr. Letty M. Sandigan, MSC
St. Joseph Learning Center, St. Joseph Learning Center, Mobo, 5401 Masbate
School Directress: Sr. Marissa Tugbo, DSJ
Blue Angel Learning Center, Blue Angel Learning Center, San Fernando, 5416 Masbate
School Director: Rev. Fr. Emerito R. Castillo
St. Raphael the Archangel Learning Center, St. Raphael the Archangel Learning Center, Aroroy, 5414 Masbate
School Director: Rev. Fr. Reynald A. Dela Rosa
St. Isidore Learning Center, St. Isidore Learning Center, Cawayan, 5409 Masbate
School Director: Rev. Fr. Arnel R. Espenilla
Our Lady of the Pillar Learning Center, Our Lady of the Pillar Learning Center, Baleno, 5413 Masbate
School Director: Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista
St. Vincent Ferrer Learning Center, St. Vincent Ferrer Learning Center, Cataingan, 5405 Masbate
School Director: Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista
St. Anthony of Padua Learning Center, St. Anthony of Padua Learning Center, Pulanduta, Balud, 5412 Masbate
School Director: Rev. Fr. Carlos B. Toledo

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
Formation/Retreat House
Masb ate Clergy Formation Center (Balay Padi), Balay Padi, Seminary Hills, Pulangbato, Kinamaligan, 5400 Masbate City
Tel.: (056) 333-2202
Administrator: Rev. Fr. Glenn F. Rivas (Diocesan Oeconomus)
Rosary Hills Solitude, Rosary Hills Solitude, Gumaca, Baleno, 5413 Masbate
Administrator: Rev. Fr. Leopoldo A. Tambago
Casa E. Montemurro, Casa E Montemurro, Cagba, 5400 Masbate City
Administrator: Sr. Salvina Catildi, MSC

Other Centers
Fazenda da Esp eranca – Masb ate Drug Rehabilitation Center, Fazenda da Esperanca – Masbate Drug Rehabilitation Center, Bangad, Milagros. 5410 Masbate
Mobile: (0917) 501-4041 or (0915) 501-4028 (center for boys), (0917) 582-2238 (center for girls)
Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Administrator: Familia da Esperanca (Family of Hope)

Radio Station
Spirit FM (Masbate), Spirit FM 98.3 – Masbate, St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral Compound, Quezon St., 5410 Masbate
Tel.: (056) 582-0472
Website: www.spiritfmmasbate.net.tc
Station Manager: Rev. Msgr. Ismael B. Misolas

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Society of Our Lady of Trinity (SOLT )

WOMEN
Daughters of St. Joseph (DSJ)
Augustinian Recollect Sisters (AR)
Daughters of Mary, Mother of the Church (DM)
Missionary Sisters of the Sacro Costato and the Sorrowful Mother (MSC)
Daughters of Charity (DC)
Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Private Association of the Faithful
Familia da Esperança

† NECROLOGY †
2007: Fr. Rogelio Alforte, Fr. Artemio Morado
2009: Fr. Renato Curimao, Fr. Norman de Jesus
2011: Fr. Domingo Nuevo

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