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DIOCESE

Diocesis Matiensis                                                                                             Mati

Suffragan of Davao

Created: February 16, 1984. Erected: Dec. 14, 1984. Ecclessiastical
Jurisdiction comprises the entire civil province
of Davao Oriental (11 Municipalities). Titular: San
Nicolas De Tolentino Cathedral.

Bishop

Most Reverend
ABEL C. APIGO, DD
Born: May 21, 1968 at Calinan, Davao City. Ordained Priest: April 18, 1994.
Ordained Bishop: April 24, 2018. Installation as Bishop of Diocese of Mati:
April 25, 2018.

Bishop Emeritus

Most Reverend
Patricio H. Alo , DD, STD
Born: December 2, 1939 in Cebu City. Ordained Priest: March 14, 1964.
Ordained Bishop: June 7, 1981. Appointed Bishop of Mati: November 9,
1984, took position of the Diocese on December 14, 1984. Retired: October
19, 2014.
Address:
St. John of the Cross Clergy House Madang, Central, City of Mati, Davao Oriental
Tel.: (087)-388-3707 • Fax: (087) 811-4190
Mobile: 0926-366-0486; 0907-181-2194
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PRESENT STATUS
Personnel:
Bishop… …………………… 1
Bishop Emeritus… ………… 1
Priests:
Active in the Diocese… …38
Active in Other Dioceses
in the Philippines… … 2
On Sick Leave… ………… 1
On Sabbatical Leave… … 2
Working Abroad on Loan… …………… 3
Retired Priests…………… 2
Deacons……………………… 4
Total………………………45
Seminarians:
Theology… …………………10
Philosophy… ………………11
Total………………………21
Religious Orders/Congregations:
Male… ………………………11
Female… ……………………57
Total………………………68
Religious Priests (Filipinos)………11
Religious Brothers (Filipinos)…… 9
Religious Sisters:
Filipinos………………………55
Foreigners…………………… 2
Total………………………57
Diocesan Divisions:
Districts………………………11
Zone……………………… 104
Vicariates… ………………… 4
Parishes………………………19
Chapels…………………… 980
Other Institutions:
Hospital……………………… 1
Retreat Centers……………… 3
Catechetical Centers…………20
Pastoral Centers… …………10
Radio Station………………… 2
Sacrament and Sacramentals:
Baptism:
Children …………… 9,198
Adult … …………… 3,176
Confirmation … ……… 5,733
First Communion ……… 6,139
Matrimony:
Between Catholics…… 1,477
Between Catholics &
Non-Catholics …………62
Diocesan-Owned &
Administered Schools:
Kindergarten…………… 1 / 26
Grade Schools… …… 2 / 212
High Schools…………3 / 1,164
Total………………3 / 1,402
Religious- Owned &
Administered Schools:
Kindergarten … …… 5 / 292
Grade Schools… ……6 / 1,369
High Schools…………6 / 2,804
Tech./Voc. Schools… …… 159
Senior High… …………… 157
Grade 12… …………………79
Total………………… 4,860

DIOCESAN CURIA

Administrative Section
Finance Administrator: Rev. Fr. Darwey P. Clark
Finance Committee: Mrs. Carmelita
D. Mabale; Mrs. Fe B. Samson;
Mr. Ildefonso B. Salgado; Atty.
Gilbert Maduay; Rev. Fr. Joel A.
Sayson; Rev. Fr. Darwey P. Clark
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Darwey P. Clark
Pastoral Action
Vicar Forane
San Salvador Del Mundo Vicariate:
Rev. Fr. Nestor B. Morata
Holy Family Vicariate: Rev. Fr. Edito S.
Baño
San Vicente Ferrer Vicariate: Rev. Fr.
Ricardo D. Siblos
St. James the Apostle Vicariate: Rev. Fr.
Roberto A. Ombon
College of Consultors
Rev. Fr. Edito S. Baño; Rev. Fr. Ricardo
D. Siblos; Rev. Fr. Uldarico
Toroba Jr.; Rev. Fr. George C.
Cajes Jr.; Rev. Fr. Pedrito P.
Mapayo; Rev. Fr. Nestor B. Morata;
Rev. Fr. Darwey P. Clark;
Rev. Fr. Joel A. Sayson; Rev. Fr.
Roberto A. Ombon
Presbyterium
President: Rev. Fr. George C. Cajes Jr.
Secretary: Rev. Fr. Edilberto R. Mahinay
Judicial Ministry
Judicial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Pedrito P.
Mapayo, JCL

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY

Holy Family Vicariate
San Nicolas De Tolentino Cathedral (F-1937), Quezon Street, Central, 8200 City of Mati
Parochial Fiesta: Sept. 10
Tel.: 388-3415
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Edito S. Baño
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Perfecto
M. Urbuda Jr.; Rev. Fr. Mario C. Jimenez
Sacred Heart Of Jesus Parish (E-1997),
BGR, Dahican, 8200 City of Mati
Parochial Fiesta: Friday after Corpus Christie of June
Tel.: 388-4540
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Rey Jude B.
Albarando, SDB
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Ariel
Arias, SDB; Rev. Fr. Rex Carbilleda, SDB
Nuestra Sra. De La Guia Parish (E-1994), Dawan, 8200 City of Mati
Parochial Fiesta: December 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Diomedes N. Lagroma
Divine Mercy Shrine And Parish (E-2006), Madang, Central, 8200 City of Mati
Fiesta: 2nd Sunday of Easter
Tel.: 811-3348
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr.
Medardo A. Salomia
Sto. Rosario Parish (E-1993), Calapagan, 8207 Lupon, Davao Oriental
Parochial Fiesta: October 7
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Carmelito B. Salisad
San Vicente Ferrer Vicariate
San Isidro Labrador Parish (E-1982), 8208 Banaybanay, Davao Oriental
Parochial Fiesta: May 19
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Carlos G. Baquial
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Barry Gil R. Pilar
San Vicente Ferrer Parish, (E-1955), Palma Gil-Yabut Street, 8207 Lupon, Davao Oriental
Parochial Fiesta: April 27
Tel.: (087) 808-0137
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ricardo D. Siblos
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Bernard M. Albao; Rev. Fr. Alfe B. Alimbon; Rev. Fr. Raphy M. Armasa
St. Francis Xavier Parish (E-1963),Sigaboy, 8210 Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental
Parochial Fiesta: December 3
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joel A. Sayson
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Samuel R. Bronola; Rev. Fr. Ronie Orellianida; Rev. Fr. Raphy M. Armasa
San Ignacio De Loyola Parish (E-1994),Luzon, 8210 Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental
Parochial Fiesta: July 30
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. George C. Cajes Jr.
San Isidro Labrador Parish (E-1965), 8209 San Isidro, Davao Oriental
Parochial Fiesta: May 15
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Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Danilo C. Fuentes
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Joselito C. Basilad
El Salvador Del Mundo Vicariate
San Pedro Claver Parish (E-1982), 8201 Tarragona, Davao Oriental
Parochial Fiesta: September 15
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Edilberto R. Mahinay
San Ignacio De Loyola Parish (E-1995), 8202 San Ignacio, Manay, Davao Oriental
Fiesta: July 31
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nestor B. Morata
St. Francis Xavier Parish (E-1897), 8202 Manay, Davao Oriental
Parochial Fiesta: October 25
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Alberto A. Silagan
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Philip C. Dimalanta
El Salvador Del Mundo Parish (E-1884), 8203 Caraga, Davao Oriental
Parochial Fiesta: July 16
Parish Priests: Rev. Fr. Uldarico A.
Toroba Jr.; Rev. Fr. Eric L. Bangcot
St. James The Apostle Vicariate Immaculate Conception Parish (E-1885), 8204 Baganga, Davao Oriental
Parochial Fiesta: September 8
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joel L. Vidal
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Pedrito P. Mapayo
Sacred Heart Of Jesus Parish (E-June 14, 2010), Lambajon, 8204 Baganga, Davao Oriental
Parochial Fiesta: June 6
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Alonito B. Tinong
Sto. Niño Parish (E-2000), Kinablangan, 8204 Baganga, Davao Oriental
Parochial Fiesta: 3rd Friday of January
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Roberto A. Ombon
St. James The Apostle Parish (E-1894), 8205 Cateel, Davao Oriental
Parochial Fiesta: July 25
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Manuel C. Trocio
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Elezer C. Pagkilatan
San Nicolas De Tolentino Parish (E-1986),8206 Boston, Davao Oriental
Parochial Fiesta: September 6
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr.Orviel P. Andrade
Educational Centers Maryknoll High School of Lupon (F-1960), Lupon, 8207 Davao Oriental
Tel.: (087) 808-2047
Principal: Sr. Ma. Domitilla B. Sendino, OP
Maryknoll High School of Sigaboy (1963), Sigaboy, 8210 Davao Oriental
Principal: Rev. Fr. Joel A. Sayson, DCM
Maryknoll High School of Manay (F-1979), Manay, 8202 Davao Oriental
Principal: Sr. Ma. Marilyn Cayapos, TDM
St. Mary’s Academy of Caraga (F-1909), Caraga, 8203 Davao Oriental
Principal: Sr. Ma. Catherene Quidlat,RVM
St. Mary’s College of Baganga (Formerly Our Lady Academy 1907),
Baganga 8204 Davao Oriental
Principal: Sr. Ma. Joy Gerarde, RVM
Maryknoll High School of Lambajon, Baganga 8204 Davao Oriental
Principal: Rev. Fr. Rey M. Armasa
Maryknoll Academy of Cateel, Cateel, 8205 Davao Oriental
Principal: Rev. Fr. Jay B. Ramos
Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy (F-1947), Mati, 8200 Davao Oriental
Tel.: (087) 388-3232
Principal: Sr. Milagros Gomez, MIC Colegio de San Agustin, Dahican, 8200 City of Mati
Tel.: (087) 388-4558
Principal: Rev. Fr. Antonio O. Nombrefia, OSA
Don Bosco Training Center, Dahican, 8200 City of Mati
Tel.: (087) 388-4939
Training Director: Rev. Fr. Rex Carbilledo, SDB Retreat Center
Milagrosa Formation Center, Pahamutang, Matiao, Mati, 8200 Davao Oriental
Tel.: 388-3333
In-charge: Sr. Eva Marie G. Tabugoc,CSJ
St. Joseph Retreat Center, Dahican Beach, Mati, 8200 Davao Oriental
In-charge: LGC Sisters
Marie del l’Incarnacion Retreat Center, Capitol Hills, Central, City of Mati, 8200 Davao Oriental
Tel./Fax: (087) 811-4257
In-charge: Sr. Lilia G. Castel, OSU Mass Media
DXHM/ DXDV Spirit FM, St. John of
the Cross Clergy Compound Madang, Mati, 8200 Davao Oriental
Tel.: 388-3460
Manager: Rev. Fr. Darwey P. Clark
Trinity Cable Television, St. John of the Cross Clergy Compound
Madang, Mati, 8200 Davao Oriental
Tel.: 388-3576
Manager: Engr. Allan U. Huertas

DIOCESAN COMMISSION

Diocesan Commission on Vocation:
Rev. Fr. Diomedes N. Lagroma
Diocesan Commission on Pastoral:
Rev. Fr. Darwey P. Clark
Diocesan Commission on Clergy: Rev.
Fr. Uldarico A. Toroba Jr.
Diocesan Commission on Mission: Rev.
Fr. Bernard M. Albao
Diocesan Commission on Health: Rev.
Fr. Orveil P. Andrade
Diocesan Commission on Prison Ministry:
Rev. Fr. Medardo A. Salomia
Diocesan Commission on Temporalities:
Rev. Fr. Nestor B. Morata
Diocesan Commission on Cultural Heritage of the Church: Rev. Fr. Uldarico A. Toroba Jr.
Diocesan Commission on Basic Ecclesial
Community: Rev. Fr. Roberto A. Ombon
Diocesan Commission on Catechist: Rev. Fr. George C. Cajes Jr.; Sr.
Eva Marie G. Tabugoc, CSJ - Coordinator
Diocesan Commission on Bible Apostolate: Rev. Fr. Nestor B. Morata
Diocesan Commission on Liturgy: Rev. Fr. Barry Gil R. Pilar
Diocesan Commission on Social Action:
Rev. Fr. Joel A. Sayson; Mr.Igmedio Samson - Coordinator
Diocesan Commission on Inter-Faith
Dialogue and Ecumenism: Rev. Fr. Medardo A. Salomia
Diocesan Commission on Indigenous
People’s Apostolate: Rev. Fr. Elezer D. Pagkilatan
Diocesan Commission on Education: Rev. Fr. Jay B. Ramos

LAY ORGANIZATIONS AND MOVEMENTS

Bukas Loob sa Dios: Rev. Fr. Ronie
Orellianida, Spiritual Director;
Mr. Arturo Garcia, Coordinator
Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement:
Rev. Fr. Philip C. Dimalanta,
Spiritual Director
Catholic Women’s League: Rev. Fr. Eric L. Bangcot, Spiritual Director;
Mrs. Nelly T. Oñez, Coordinator
Couple’s for Christ (FFL/Global): Rev. Fr. Pedrito P. Mapayo, Spiritual
Director; Mr. Noli Sobrecarey, Coordinator, CFC-Global; Mr. Endoy Linzag, Coordinator, CFC-FFL
Divine Mercy Apostolate: Rev. Fr. Ricardo
D. Siblos, Spiritual Director;Mrs. Rosalind Y. Lopez, Coordinator
Knight of Columbus and Daughters of Mary Immaculate International:
Rev. Fr. Joselito C. Basilad, Spiritual Director; Mrs. Virginia
David, Coordinator (DMII); Mr.
Hernando Silverio, Coordinator (K of C)
Mother Butler’s Mission Guild, Rev. Fr.
Joel L. Vidal, Spiritual Director; Mrs. Jocelyn C. Rabat, Coordinator
Neo-Catechumenal Way: Rev. Fr. Jacinto L. Ortiza, Spiritual Director; Mr. Edgar Caiña, Coordinator
Diocesan Youth Apostolate: Rev. Fr. Raphy M. Armasa, Director; Michelle I. Masucol, Coordinator
Holy Name Society: Rev. Fr. Alfe B. Alimbon
Voluntary Submission for Reformation: Rev. Fr. Edilberto R. Mahinay,
Director; Mr. Saturnino Maslob, Coordinator
Family Life Apostolate: Rev. Fr. Edilberto R. Mahinay, Director; Ms. Libertad Castillo, Coordinator
Rosary of Our Lord: Rev. Fr. Philip C. Dimalanta, Spiritual Director
Catholic Faith Defender: Rev. Fr. Joselito C. Basilad, Spiritual Director

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTE OF MEN

(Clerical)
Missionaries Of The Infirm (MI)
Salesians Of Don Bosco (SDB)
Society Of Divine Vocations (SDV)
Order Of St. Augustine (OSA)

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTE OF WOMEN

(Diocesan Right)
Living The Gospel Community (LGC)
Teresian Daughter Of Mary (TDM)
Catechist Of St. Joseph (CSJ)
Sisters For Christian Community(SFCC) (Non Pontifical)(Pontifical Right)
Carmelite Missionaries (CM)
Order Of St. Ursula (OSU)
Missionary Sister Of The Immaculate Conception (MIC)
Religious Of The Virgin Mary (RVM)
Sisters Ministers Of The Infirm Of St. Camillus (SMI)
Benedictine Sisters Of Tutzing (OSB)
Dominican Sisters Of The Holy Rosary (OP)
Order Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Of Mt. Carmel (OCD)
Sisters For Christian Community
(SFCC)