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DIOCESE

(Diocesis Romblonensis)

Suffragan of Capiz
Created by Pope Paul VI: December 19, 1974. Erected: April 17, 1975.
Comprises: The entire civil Province of Romblon. Principal Patron of the
Diocese: St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. Secondary Patron of
the Diocese: Sto. Niño de Romblon.

Bishop
Most Reverend
NARCISO V. ABELLANA, MSC, DD
Born on November 9, 1953 in Talisay, Cebu. Ordained
priest on December 28, 1978. Appointed Bishop of Romblon
by Pope Francis on October 15, 2013. Ordained Bishop
on December 11, 2013. Installed as the Fifth Bishop of
Romblon on January 9, 2014.
Diocesan Pastoral Center
Villa del Mar, Suwa, Lonos
Romblon, 5500 Romblon
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Mobile: 0939-927-0116

PAST BISHOPS
Most Rev. Nicolas M. Mondejar (1975-1987)
Most Rev. Vicente G. Salgado (1988-1996)
Most Rev. Arturo M. Bastes, SVD (1997-2002)
Most Rev. Jose Corazon T. Tala-oc (2003-2011)

PRESENT STATUS
Personnel:
Bishop… …………………… 1
Diocesan Priests… …………55
In Active… …………………39
Out of the Diocese… ……… 8
Out of the Country… ……… 1
On Leave… ………………… 2
Retired… …………………… 4
Foreign Religious Priests… …… 1
Foreign Religious Brothers……… 3
Filipino Religious Sisters…………57
Foreign Religious Sisters… …… 1
Diocesan Division:
Vicariates… ………………… 7
Vicar Foranes………………… 7
Parishes………………………26
With Resident Pastors……27
With Parochial Vicars… … 4
Entrusted to the
Religious……………… 1
Mission Stations… ………… 2
Chapels…………………… 303
Institutions:
College Seminary…………… 1
Pre-College Sems.… …… 5
College Sems.……………23
Theology Sems.… ………13
Pre-Diaconal Sems.……… 2
Total……………………43
Religious Houses:
For Male Religious… …… 1
For Female Religious… … 4
Diocesan Shrines… ………… 3
Educational Centers:
Secondary…………………… 5
Elementary… ……………… 3
Kindergarten………………… 6
Dioc. Formation Center… … 1
Dioc. Social Action Center…… 1
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
(From Oct. 2014-Oct. 2015)
Infant Baptism… …………4297
Adult Baptism… ………… 419
Confirmations… …………2406
First Communion…………2915
Marriages:
Between Catholics… … 676
Mixed… ………………… 8
Funeral… …………………1280
Area …………… 1,567.70 sq.kms.
Population……………… 283,482
(2010 nat’l. census)
Catholics………………… 200,705
(2010 nat’l. census)

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery
Diocesan Pastoral Center
Villa del Mar, Suwa, Lonos,
Romblon 5500 Romblon
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Mobile: 0939-927-0116
Vicar General: Rev. Msgr. Nonato
Ernie V. Fetalino, HP
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Narciso G. Miñon
Jr.
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Mel Rey M. Uy
Chancery Staff:
Secretary: Ms. Faith M. Toledo
Bookkeeper: Sr. Rhodora V.
Evangelio, ADD
Cashier: Ms. Nancy M. Bernal
Driver: Mr. Dinualdo M. Malavega

Consultative Bodies
Presbyteral Council
Presiding: Most Rev. Narciso V.
Abellana, MSC, DD; Rev. Msgr.
Nonato Ernie V. Fetalino, HP;
Rev. Fr. Narciso G. Miñon Jr.;
Rev. Fr. Mel Rey M. Uy; Rev.
Fr. Aristeo B. Royo; Rev. Fr.
John Mary Vianney B. Parago;
Rev. Fr. Nelson Aris M. Mutia;
Rev. Fr. Indalecio F. Factor;
Rev. Fr. Billy V. Gregorio; Rev.
Fr. Jevic L. Pendon; Rev. Fr.
Joraype Amadeo M. Flores;
Rev. Fr. Ranulfo F. Fabul; Rev.
Fr. Melvin M. Fetizanan; Rev. Fr.
Lee Anthony B. Regala

College Of Consultors
Presiding: Most Rev. Narciso V.
Abellana, MSC, DD; Rev. Msgr.
Nonato Ernie V. Fetalino, HP;
Rev. Fr. Narciso G. Miñon Jr.;
Rev. Fr. Mel Rey M. Uy; Rev.
Fr. Ricardo L. Magro III; Rev.
Fr. Jevic L. Pendon; Rev.
Fr. Aristeo B. Royo; Rev. Fr.
Randy A. Constantino

Diocesan Commissions And
Committees
Diocesan Pastoral Secretariat
Director: Rev. Fr. Mel Rey M. Uy
Basic Ecc lesial Community (Sambulig)
Director: Rev. Fr. Mel Rey M. Uy
Biblical Apostolate
Director: Rev. Fr. Romnick R. Sagun
Coordinator: Sr. Rosa Villa G.
Manato, ADD
Canon Law
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Narciso G.
Miñon Jr., JCL
Members: Rev. Fr. Rauol M.
Denobo, JCL
Catechetical Ministry
Director: Rev. Fr. Elizalde R. Rafol
Coordinator: Sr. Priscilla F. Fabon,
ADD
Catholic Education
Director: Rev. Fr. Melvin F. Fetizanan
Clergy
Director: Rev. Fr. Jevic L. Pendon
Church Heritage And Patrimony
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Albert John F.
Fietas
Family And Life
Director: Rev. Fr. Cornelio M.
Magramo
Health Care
Director: Rev. Fr. Noel M. Sixon
Indigenous Peoples
Director: Rev. Fr. Billy V. Gregorio
Laity
Director: Rev. Fr. Aristeo B. Royo
Liturgy
Director: Rev. Fr. Nelson Aris M.
Mutia
Mission
Director: Rev. Fr. Joraype Amadeo
M. Flores
Social Action, Justice And Peace
Director: Rev. Fr. Ricardo L.
Magro III
Social Communications And Mass Media
Director: Rev. Fr. Ricky Joe M.
Noble
Youth And Vocation
Director: Rev. Fr. Randy A. Constantino
Coordinator: Donna Madali

DIOCESAN LAY ORGANIZATIONS,
MOVEMENTS AND ASSOCIATIONS
(LOMAS)
Catholic Women’s League (CWL)
President: Mrs. Belen Meran
Knights of Columbus
Grand Knight: Engr. Hernan Mendez
Catholic Charismatic Movement
President: Sis. Alice Arizo

Diocesan Lay Ministries
Kapisanan ng mga Panimbahon Ministers
sa Diyosesis ng Romblon (KPMDR )
President: Bro. Jose Solano
Kapisanan ng mga Laykong-Lingkod ng
Salita ng Diyos (KLLSD)
President: Ms. Henedina Arboleda
Diocesan Youth Ministry
President: Ms. Donna Madali
Diocesan Volunteer Catechists
Head Catechist: Sis. Sheryl Malay
Diocesan Biblical Apostolate Animators
Head Animator: Bro. Nemuel
Motin

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL
CLERGY
Vicariate of St. Joseph, Patron of the
Universal Church
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Aristeo B.
Royo, VF
St. Joseph Cathedral Parish (F-1635),
Romblon, 5500 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Aristeo B.
Royo
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Vicente
G. Gallos; Rev. Fr. Randy A.
Constantino
San Antonio De Padua Parish (F-1984),
Agnipa, Romblon, 5500 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ricardo L.
Magro III
Our Lady Of Fatima Parish (F-1990),
Cogon, Romblon, 5500 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Cornelio
M. Magramo
St. Pedro Calungsod Mission Station,
Alad, Romblon, 5500 Romblon

Vicariate of San Nicolas de Tolentino
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Joraype Amadeo
M. Flores, VF
St. Joseph The Worker Parish (F-1885),
Corcuera, 5514 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Norman R.
Rabino
San Nicolas De Tolentino Parish (F-
1635), Banton, 5515 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joraype
Amadeo M. Flores
Immaculate Concepcion Parish (F-1958),
Concepcion, 5516 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Francisco F.
Fornal
St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (F-1998),
Alegria,
Corcuera, 5514 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Woody T.
Tandog

Vicariate of St. Augustine
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Nelson Aris M.
Mutia, VF
St. Augustine Parish (F-1871), San
Agustin, 5501 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Msgr. Nonato
Ernie V. Fetalino
St. Michael The Archangel Parish (F-
1961), Calatrava, 5503, Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nelson Aris M.
Mutia
Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Parish (F-1993),
Carmen, San Agustin, 5501 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alfredo F.
Recto Jr.
Nuestra Sra. De Salvacion Mission Station,
Bachawan, San Agustin,
5501 Romblon
Pastor: Rev. Fr. Melvin M. Fetizanan

Vicariate of St. Vincent Ferrer
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. John Mary Vianney
B. Parago, VF
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1859),
Odiongan, 5505 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. John Mary Vianney
B. Parago
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Calixto
F. Fruelda
Our Lady Of Candles Parish (F-1991),
Libertad, Odiongan, 5505
Romblon
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Albert
John F. Fietas
St. Anthony Of Padua Parish (F-1982),
Ferrol, 5506 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Noel M.
Sixon
St. Andrew The Apostles Parish (F-
1975), San Andres, 5504 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Elizalde R.
Rafol

Vicariate of St. Joseph, the Spouse
of Mary
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Jevic L. Pendon,
VF
St. Joseph, The Spouse Of Mary Parish
(F-1863), Looc, 5507 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jevic L.
Pendon
Priest Adjunct: Rev. Fr. Ramon
Conde
St. Thomas Of Villanueva Parish (F-
1973), Alcantara, 5509 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nestor M.
Gadon
Our Lady Of Immaculate Conception
Parish (F-1982), Sta. Maria, 5502
Romblon
Parish Priest: Fr. Lee Anthony B.
Regala

Vicariate of Sta. Barbara
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Indalecio F.
Factor, VF
Sta. Barbara Parish (F-1848), Cajidiocan,
5512 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Indalecio F.
Factor
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1881),
San Fernando, 5513 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Josefino
Pershing F. Faeldog
Our Lady Of Most Holy Rosary Parish
(F-1868), Magdiwang, 5511
Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Leonisto
M. Moaje
Our Lady Of Remedies Parish (F-1979),
España, San Fernando 5513
Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Guillermo
R. Ramo
Sto. Niño Parish (F-1987), Danao,
Cajidiocan 5512 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Cleopedy F.
Fabonan
St. Therese Of The Child Jesus Parish
(F-2002), Lumbang, Cajidiocan
5512 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alois Ortner,
SVD

Vicariate of St. Vincent Ferrer
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Billy V. Gregorio,
VF
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1954),
Sta. Fe, 5508 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ethelbert M.
Magbata
St. Joseph Spouse Of Mary Parish (F-
1982), San Jose, 5510 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Billy V. Gregorio
St. Isidore The Worker Parish (F-1984),
Guinbirayan, Sta. Fe, 5508 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Romnick R.
Sagun

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
The Diocesan Seminary
San Lorenzo Ruiz Seminary (F-1997),
Monte de Maria, Poctoy, Odiongan,
5505 Romblon
Seminary Formators:
Rector: Rev. Fr. Ranulfo F. Fabul
Dean of Studies/Pre-College
Director: Rev. Fr. Ricky Joe M.
Noble, PhL
Prefect of Discipline: Rev. Fr. Gilbert
F. Saminado, MA
College Spiritual Director: Rev.
Fr. Albert John F. Fietas, MA
Pre-College Spiritual Director:
Rev. Fr. Romnick R. Sagun
Pastoral Director: Rev. Fr. Ruben
M. Manliguez
Procurator: Rev. Fr. Ethelbert F.
Magbata
Music Director: Rev. Fr. Elizalde
R. Rafol
Lay Professors: Mrs. Teresita F.
Fabiala; Mr. Norman Lopez; Mr.
Davy Boy Frabregas
Holy Rosary Academy (F-1980), 5501
San Agustin, Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Melvin M. Fetizanan,
MA
Immaculate Conception Academy (F-1964),
5516 Conception, Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Francis F. Fornal
Sibuyan Catholic School of San Fernando
(F-2000), 5513 San Fernando,
Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Pershing F.
Faeldog
St. Joseph Learning Center (F-1964),
5500 Romblon, Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Aristeo B. Royo
St. Nicholas of Tolentino Pre-School,
5516 Banton, Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Joraype Amadeo
M. Flores
Guradian Angel Learning Center (F-1995),
5503 Calatrava, Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Nelson Aris M.
Mutia
St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli School
(F-1990), Poctoy, 5505 Odiongan,
Romblon
Directress: Sr. Lina Famadico,
DLMC
Sacred Heart School (F-1999), 5507
Looc, Romblon
Directress: Sr. Marilyn Delan, RSC
Monfort Academy (F-2010), Lonos,
5500 Romblon, Romblon
Director: Bro. Arul Rayan, FSG,
PhD

DIOCESAN SHRINES
Shrine Of St. Joseph, Patron Of The
Universal Church, St. Joseph Cathedral
Parish, Romblon, 5500
Romblon
Shrine Of The Immaculate Conception,
Our Lady of the Immaculate
Conception Parish, San Fernando,
5513 Romblon
Shrine Of St. Vincent Ferrer, St. Vincent
Ferrer Parish, Odiongan,
5505 Romblon

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED
LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC
LIFE WORKING IN THE DIOCESE

MEN
Society of the Divine Word (SVD)
Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel
(FSG)

WOMEN
Handmaids of the House of God
(ADD)
Daughters of Our Lady on Mt. Calvary
(DLMC)
Missionary Sisters of the Lord’s
Table (MSLT)
Reparatrix Sisters of the Sacred
Heart (RSC)

Priests Outside The Diocese
Rev. Fr. Luisito C. Alambra, Diocese
of Caloocan; Rev. Msgr. Peter M.
Correa, HP, St. Joseph Regional
Seminary, Jaro, Iloilo City; Rev.
Fr. Virgil F. Fabriquel, Archdiocese
of Lipa; Rev. Fr. Emiliano
Fadri, Miltary Ordinariate; Rev.
Fr. Marlowe F. Faigao, Archdiocese
of Manila; Rev. Fr. Racky T.
Fuentes, Nulli Stationi Destinati;
Rev. Fr. Eustacio Galindo, Military
Ordinariate; Rev. Fr. Leticio
M. Malayo, Diocese of Parañaque;
Rev. Fr. Nestor B. Watin,
Diocese of Rockville Center, NY,
USA

On Renewal Program
Rev. Fr. Raoul M. Denobo

Retired Priests
Rev. Fr. Arturo R. Calsado Jr.; Rev.
Fr. Renato M. Magada; Rev.
Msgr. Porfirio M. Mendez; Rev.
Fr. Ruperto G. Merencilla

† NECROLOGY †
Rev. Fr. Ronald R. Cauguiran; Rev.
Fr. Antonio P. Festin; Rev. Fr.
German FJ Mehler, SVD; Rev. Fr.
Elly S. Tavarro

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