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DIOCESE

Dioecesis Navalliensis                                                                                                      Naval

Suffragan of Palo

Created diocese: November 29, 1988. Comprises the province of Biliran and five (5) parishes in the north-western
part of Leyte. Titular: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.

Bishop

Most Reverend
REX C. RAMIREZ, DD, LLS
Born: December 15, 1967 in Balangiga, Eastern Samar. Ordained Priest:
March 27, 1995. Appointed Bishop of Naval: October 13, 2017. Ordained
Bishop: January 9, 2018. Canonical Possession in the Diocese of Naval:
January 12, 2018.
Bishop’s Residence
Burgos cor. Corvera Streets
Naval, 6560 Biliran
Chancery - Tel./Fax: (053) 500-9032

PRESENT STATUS

Bishop…………………………… 1
Priests:
Diocesan:
Filipino……………………25
Foreign…………………… 1
Religious:
Filipino…………………… 1
Total… ………………………26
Seminarians (in other seminaries):
Minor: High School… ……… 7
Major: College… …………… 7
Theology… ………………… 3
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates… ………………… 3
Parishes:
Entrusted to dioc. clergy… …14
Entrusted to religious
clergy… ………………… 1
Total… ………………………15
Mission chapels with
Priest-in-Charge… ………… 1
Educational Centers:
High School (diocesan)……… 1
Enrolment… ………… 400
Elementary (diocesan)……… 2
Catechetical Centers………… 2
Enrolment… ………… 440
Sacraments & Sacramentals:
Baptisms:
Infants……………… 7,450
Adults… ……………… ___
Confirmations… ………… 336
First Holy Communion… 5,153
Marriages:
Between Catholics… … 533
Mixed… …………………23
Institutions:
Medical Apostolate Center……1
Population……………… 258,375
Catholics…………228,754 (88.53%)
Area ……………… 1,170.8 sq.km.

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery
Diocesan Chancery
Burgos Street
Naval, 6543 Biliran
Tel./Fax: (053) 500-9032
Bishop: Most Rev. Rex C. Ramirez, DD
Vicar General: Rev. Msgr. Marvyn M. Maceda, HP
Vicar for the Religious: Rev. Fr. Gregorio Monte Jr., OFM
Judicial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Benjamin Pantas, JCD
Chancellor: Rev. Msgr. Hipolito Remandaban III, PC
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Fidel Dandan
Chancery Staff: Sr. Ma. Ruby C. Egloso, DST; Violeta M. Dacara

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
Board of Consultors:
Ex Officio: Msgr. Marvyn Maceda,
HP; Rev. Gregorio Monte Jr.,
OFM; Rev. Msgr. Hipolito Remandaban III
Elected: Rev. Edward Veloso; Rev. Msgr. Venancio Sosing; Rev. Fidel Dandan
Presbyteral Council:
Rev. Msgr. Hipolito Remandaban III; Rev. Benjamin Pantas; Rev. Edelino Suyom; Rev. Manuel Salarda;
Rev. Eduardo Abanilla; Rev. Msgr. Marvyn Maceda; Rev. Arnulfo Cordeta; Rev. Delano Alcon Mocorro;
Rev. Fidel Dandan; Rev. Msgr.Venancio Sosing; Rev. Gregorio Monte Jr.

PASTORAL SECTION
Diocesan Pastoral Director: Rev.Msgr. Marvyn A. Maceda, HP
Diocesan BEC Coordinator: Rev.Msgr. Marvyn A. Maceda, HP
Commission Coordinators:
Commission on Worship: Rev. Antonio Sevilla
Lay Ministry: Rev. Msgr. Venancio Sosing, PC
Sacred Music: Rev. Antonio Sevilla
Liturgy: Rev. Msgr. Hipolito A. Remandaban III, PC
Commission on Education: Rev. Arnulfo Cordeta
Catechetics: Rev. Fidel Dandan
Catechetical Coordinators: Sr. Maria Luisa W. Gemal, DST
Bible Apostolate: Rev. Fr. Claro Buendia
Commission on Social Services: Rev. Edward Veloso
Commission on Temporalities: Rev. Victorino Japson
Commission on Ecology: Rev. Camilo Maderazo
Commission on Clergy: Bishop Filomeno G. Bactol, DD
Vocations: Rev. Romulo Espina Jr.
Commission on Family & Life: Rev. Romulo Espina Jr.
Commission on Youth: Rev. Christian Sevro M. Conde

DIOCESAN PASTORAL PROGRAM

COORDINATING COUNCIL (DPPCC)
Chairman: Most Rev. Filomeno G. Bactol, DD
Co-Chairman: Rev. Msgr. Marvyn M. Maceda, HP
Members: Rev. Antonio Sevilla; Rev. Msgr. Venancio Sosing; Rev. Arnold Cordeta; Rev. Victorino Japson; Rev. Camilo Maderazo;
Rev. Romulo Espina Jr.; Rev. Msgr. Hipolito Remandaban III; Rev. Christian Sevro Conde

ORGANIZATIONS, MOVEMENTS,

OFFICES & DIRECTORS
Pontifical Mission Aid Societies: Rev. Fidel Dandan
Legion of Mary, Naval Comitium,
Spiritual Director: Most Rev. Filomeno G. Bactol, DD
Caibiran Comitium, Spiritual Director: Rev. Msgr. Venancio Sosing Jr., PC
Leyte Comitium, Spiritual Director: Rev. Msgr. Marvyn A. Maceda,HP
Neo-Catechumenate: Mother Butler
Mission Guild: Rev. Fidel Dandan
Secular Franciscan Order: Rev. Gregorio Monte Jr., OFM
Couples for Christ Movement: Most Rev. Filomeno G. Bactol, DD
Youth Franciscans (YOUFRA): Sr.Perlita Llanos, FSPIF

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY

Division by Vicariate
Vicariate of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
Vicar Forane: Rev. Ruben Caceres
Cathedral Parish Of Our Lady Of The Most Holy Rosary (F-1860), Naval, 6560 Biliran
Tel.: (053) 500-9355
Pop.: 26,467; Cath: 25,236
Titular: Our Lady of the Most
Holy Rosary, Fiesta 1st Saturday of October
Team Ministry: Most Rev. Rex C. Ramirez, DD (Moderator)
Members of the Team: Rev. Msgr. Hipolito Remandaban III;
Rev. Romulo Espina Jr.; Rev. Kenneth Hendricks
St. Roche Parish, Lucsoon, Naval, 6560 Biliran
Titular: St. Roche, August 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Edgardo Gumba
Our Lady Of Peace & Good Voyage Parish (F-1986), Almeria, 6561 Biliran
Pop.: 12, 010; Cath.: 3,497
Titular: Our Lady of Peace & Good Voyage, May 24
Parish Priest: Rev. Edward Veloso
St. Raphael The Archangel Parish (F-1955), Kawayan, 6562 Biliran
Pop.: 15,047; Cath.: 13,746
Titular: St. Raphael the Archangel,
Oct. 24
Parish Priest: Rev. Gregorio Monte, OFM
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Raymond Osok, OFM
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1990), Tucdao, Kawayan, 6562 Biliran
Tel.: (053) 505-0234
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer, May 22
Parish Priest: Rev. Eduardo Abanilla
St. Michael The Archangel Parish (F-1841), Maripipi, 6563 Biliran
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel,
Sept. 29
Pop.: 6,932: Cath.: 6,893
Parish Priest: Rev. Ruben Caceres
Mission Chapels with Priests-in-Charge
St. Isidore The Worker Mission Chapel, Talustusan, Naval, 6560 Biliran
Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Kenneth Hendricks
Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Mission Chapel, Catmon, Naval, 6560 Biliran
Priests-in-charge: Rev. Lemuel Galias, SMAHE; Rev. Edito Castillo, SMAHE
Vicariate of St. James the Apostle
Vicar Forane: Rev. Msgr. Venancio Sosing, PC
St. James The Apostle Parish (F-1917), Caibiran, 6565 Biliran
Pop.: 17,591; Cath.: 17,155
Titular: St. James the Apostle, July 25
Team Ministry: Rev. Msgr. Venancio Sosing, PC (Moderator); Rev. Fidel Dandan
St. Isidore The Worker Parish (F-1966), Culaba, 6564 Biliran
Pop.: 9,821; Cath.: 8,849
Titular: St. Isidore the Worker,May 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Arnulfo Cordeta
St. Francis Borgia Parish (F-1967),Cabucgayan, 6567 Biliran
Tel.: (053) 502-9089
Pop.: 15,229; Cath.: 14,984
Titular: St. Francis Borgia, Oct. 10
Parish Priest: Rev. Victorino Japson
St. John Nepomucene Parish (F-1828), Biliran, 6566 Biliran
Pop.: 11,529; Cath.: 11,281
Titular: St. John Nepomucene, May 16
Parish Priest: Rev. Edelino Suyom
Vicariate of Our Lady of Fatima
Vicar Forane: Rev. Antonio Sevilla
Our Lady Of Fatima Parish (F-1954),Calubian, 6534 Leyte
Tel.: (053) 549-2007
Pop.: 26,556; Cath.: 25,123
Titular: Our Lady of Fatima,
Aug. 16
Team Ministry: Rev. Delano
Alcon Mocorro; Rev. Ferdinand Miasco, SMAHE
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1851), Leyte, 6533 Leyte
Tel.: (053) 548-0075, 548-0497
Pop.: 29,278; Cath.: 27,205
Titular: Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8
Team Ministry: Rev. Msgr. Marvyn A. Maceda, HP (Moderator);Rev. Dario Bebillo; Rev. Rene Durante
St. Isidore The Worker Parish (F-1908),San Isidro, 6535 Leyte
Tel.: (053) 550-0037, 550-0124
Titular: St. Isidore the Worker,
May 15
Pop.: 22,104; Cath.: 22,000
Team Ministry: Rev. Manuel Salarda
(Moderator); Rev. Antonio Sevilla
Holy Child Parish (F-1915), Tabango, 6537 Leyte
Tel.: (053) 551-9126
Titular: Holy Child, Jan. 15
Pop.: 29,353; Cath.: 28,718
Team Ministry: Rev. Claro (Alberto) Buendia (Moderator); Rev. Christian Sevro M. Conde
St. Anthony Of Padua Parish, Villalon, Calubian, 6534 Leyte
Parish Priest: Rev. Camilo Maderazo
Priests with No Parish Assignments:
On Leave: Rev. Benjamin Pantas; Rev. Roy Cabradilla; Rev. Rene Ignacio; Rev. Edgard Dolina

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE

MEN

Order of Friars Minor (OFM)
Sons of Mary Adorers of the Holy Eucharist (SMAHE)

WOMEN

Franciscan Sisters Pro Infante et Familia (FSPIF)
Religious Sisters of Mercy (RSM)
Sisters For Christian Community (SFCC)
Daughters of St. Theresa of Avila (DST)
Order of St. Clare (OSC)
Sisters of the Angels (SA)
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (MSH)
Congregation of the Sisters of St. John the Baptist (CSSJB)
Sisters of Mary Adorers of the Holy Eucharist (SMAHE)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS

Catholic Schools Superintendent:
Rev. Msgr. Hipolito Remandban
III, STL-MA
Cathedral School Of La Naval (F-1990)
(Elem. & HS), Naval, 6543 Biliran
Tel./Fax: (053) 500-9240
Principal: Sr. Ma. Angela Vergara, RSM
Chaplain: Rev. Msgr. Hipolito A.
Remandaban III, PC
School Bursar: Sr. Mary Rose Villegas, RSM
Enrolment: 710
MSH Sisters’ Academy Calubian (Elem.& HS)
Enrolment: 110
In-Charge: Sr. Lucy Blanco, MSH
Our Lady Of Fatima Parochial School
(Elem. & Preschool), Calubian, 6534 Leyte
Enrolment: 100
School Director: Rev. Msgr. Hipolito
A. Remandaban III, STLMA
Principal: Sr. Ma. Florita Ancog,DST
Angelicum Catechetical School, Naval, 6560 Biliran
Tel.: (053) 500-9147
Enrolment: 200
School Director: Rev. Hipolito A. Remandaban III
Principal: Sr. Ma. Linda Maligon, DST
Daughters of St. Teresa of Avila School, Tabango, 6537 Leyte
Enrolment: 42
In-Charge: Sr. Florita Ancog, DST
Mother Serafina Learning Center, Leyte, 6533 Leyte
Tel.: (053) 548-0081
Enrolment: 60
In-Charge: Sr. Vilma L. Zolina, SdA
Mother Crucifix Caputo Learning Center, Villa Cornejo, Kawayan, Biliran
Enrolment: 29
In-charge: Sr. Lorena S. Barrot, CSsJB
Holy Family Center Of Studies, San Isidro, Leyte
Enrolment: 26
In-charge: Sr. Marlina D. Dacuno, SMAHE

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING

Family House Medical Apostolate Center, Sagrada Familia Homes Compound, Naval, 6560 Biliran
Tel.: (053) 500-9261
In-charge: Sr. Teresita Elna S. Oporto, FSPIF
Diocesan Shrine Of St. Therese Of The Child Jesus, Brgy. Obispo, Calubian, 6534 Leyte
Spiritual Advisors: Rev. Delano Alcon Mocorro
† NECROLOGY †
2014: Rev. Msgr. Silas Florencio HP
2015: Rev. Jessie Sentina