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DIOCESE

Diocesis Romblonensis                                                                                      Romblon

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 of Romblon
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: 0927-290-7956 / 0928-576-5345


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
Area of Territory..... 1,567.70 sq.kms.
Total Population...................... 292,781
(2015 national census)
No. of Catholics....................... 226,723
(2015 national census)
Personnel:
Bishop..................................................1
Diocesan Priests: .......................... 53
In Active...................................... 41
Out of the Diocese.....................4
Out of the Country.....................2
Retired............................................6
Foreign Religious Priests...............1
Foreign Religious Brothers...........3
Filipino Religious Sisters............ 33
Foreign Religious Sisters...............1
Diocesan Division:
Vicariates............................................7
Vicar Foranes.....................................7
Parishes................................................. 26
With Resident Pastors................. 26
With Parochial Vicars......................2
Entrusted to the Religious............1
Mission Stations....................................2
Chapels..........................................303
Institutions:
College Seminary............................1
Senior High School.........................8
Pre-College Seminarians..............4
College Seminarians.......................7
Theology Seminarians................ 13
Regency Program............................1
Total No. of Seminarians............ 33
Religious Houses:
For Male Religious...........................1
For Female Religious......................4
Diocesan Shrines..................................3
Educational Centers:
Secondary..........................................5
Elementary........................................3
Kindergarten.....................................6
Diocesan Formation Center..............1
Diocesan Social Action Center ........1
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
(From Nov. 2017-Sept. 2019)
Infant Baptism......................... 5,901
Adult Baptism..............................661
Confirmations.......................... 4,137
First Communion.................... 4,330
Marriages:
Between Catholics.................... 725
Mixed.................................................. 2
Funeral ............................................ 2,661


THE DIOCESAN CURIA
Diocesan Pastoral Center
Villa del Mar, Suwa, Lonos,
Romblon 5500 Romblon
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Mobile: 0927-290-7956 /
0928-576-5345
Vicar General: Rev. Msgr. Nonato
Ernie V. Fetalino, HP
Judicial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Raoul M.
Denobo, JCL
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Ricky Joe M.
Noble, Phl
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Nelson Aris M.
Mutia
Secretary to the Bishop: Rev. Fr. Ricky
Joe M. Noble, Phl
Property Custodian: Rev. Fr. Nelson
Aris M. Mutia
Legal Counsel: Atty. Peter Montojo
Chancery Staff:
Bookkeeper: Sr. Rhodora V. Evangelio,
ADD
Cashier: Ms. Nancy M. Bernal
Secretary: Ms. Stephanie M.
Monrayo
Driver: Mr. Dinualdo M. Malavega


Presbyteral Council
Rev. Msgr. Nonato Ernie V. Fetalino,
HP, VG; Rev. Fr. Raoul M. Denobo,
JV; Rev. Fr. Ricky Joe M. Noble;
Rev. Fr. Nelson Aris M. Mutia; Rev.
Fr. Indalecio F. Factor, VF; Rev.
Fr. Ranulfo F. Fabul, VF; Rev. Fr.
Joraype Amadeo M. Flores, VF;
Rev. Fr. Gilbert F. Saminado, VF;
Rev. Fr. Leonisto M. Moaje, VF;
Rev. Fr. Woody T. Tandog, VF;
Rev. Fr. Narciso G. Minon Jr., VF;
Rev. Fr. John Albert F. Fietas; Rev.
Fr. Ruben M. Manliguez; Rev. Fr.
Allan Christopher Montojo; Rev.
Fr. Ricardo L. Magro III


Board of Consultors
Rev. Msgr. Nonato Ernie V. Fetalino,
HP, VG; Rev. Fr. Raoul M. Denobo,
JV; Rev. Fr. Ricky Joe M. Noble;
Rev. Fr. Nelson Aris M. Mutia;
Rev. Fr. Indalecio F. Factor; Rev.
Fr. Ranulfo F. Fabul; Rev. Fr. John
Albert F. Fietas; Rev. Fr. Nestor
M. Gadon; Rev. Fr. Ruben M.
Manliguez


Diocesan Finance Council
Rev. Msgr. Nonato Ernie V. Fetalino,
HP, VG; Mrs. Jehina M. Chua;
Mr. Nixon R. Lim; Mr. Esteban
Madrona Jr.; Rev. Fr. Indalecio
F. Factor; Rev. Fr. Ranulfo F.
Fabul; Rev. Fr. Joraype Amadeo
M. Flores; Rev. Fr. Ruben M.
Manliguez


Diocesan Commissions and Committees
Basic Ecc lesial Communities (SAMBULIG) -
Director: Rev. Fr. Allan Christopher
Montojo
Biblical Apostolate - Director: Rev. Fr.
Indalecio F. Factor;
Coordinator:
Sr. Perla M. Hicale, ADD
Canon Law - Chairman: Rev. Fr. Raoul
M. Denobo, JCL
Catechesis & Catholic Education
- Director: Rev. Fr. Gilbert F.
Saminado; Coordinator: Sr.
Priscilla F. Fabonan,
ADD
Clergy Care - Director: Rev. Fr. Ruben
M. Manliguez
Church Heritage & Patrimony -
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Albert John F.
Fietas
Ecumenism & Inter-Religious Aff airs
- Director: Rev. Fr. Ethelbert F.
Magbata
Family and Life - Director: Rev. Fr.
Norman R. Rabino
Health Care - Director: Rev. Fr. Lee
Anthony B. Regala
Indigenous Peoples - Director: Rev. Fr.
Elizalde R. Rafol
Laity - Director: Rev. Fr. Narciso G.
Miñon Jr.
Liturgy - Director: Rev. Fr. Joven R.
Rodaje
Miss ion - Director: Rev. Fr. Joraype
Amadeo M. Flores
Social Action, Justice & Peace -
Director: Rev. Fr. Ricardo L.
Magro III
Social Communications - Director: Rev.
Fr. Ricky Joe M. Noble
Vocation & Seminarians - Director: Rev.
Fr. Romnick R. Sagun
Women - Director: Sr. Aurea dela Cruz,
ADD
Youth - Director: Rev. Fr. Marc Julius
R. Ambulo; Co-Director: Rev. Fr.
Julius R. Ambulo


SEMINARY
San Lorenzo Ruiz Seminary (F-1997),
Monte de Maria, Poctoy, Odiongan,
5505 Romblon
Rector: Rev. Fr. John Albert F.
Fietas
Dean of Studies: Rev. Fr. Melvin F.
Fetizanan
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Rocky
N. Oquias
Pre-College Director: Rev. Fr. Billy
V. Gregorio
Procurator: Rev. Fr. Rocky N.
Oquias
Music Director: Rev. Fr. Joven R.
Rodaje
Registrar: Mrs. Cindy F. Galanga
Librarian: Mrs. Jane Formon


Seminary Board
Most Rev. Narciso V. Abellana, MSC,
DD; Rev. Msgr. Nonato Ernie V.
Fetalino, HP, VG; Rev. Fr. John
Albert F. Fietas; Rev. Fr. Nelson
Aris M. Mutia; Rev. Fr. Ranulfo
F. Fabul; Rev. Fr. Romnick R.
Sagun; Mrs. Teresita F. Fabiala;
Mrs. Evelyn R. Demetrio; Rev. Fr.
Melvin F. Fetizanan - Secretary


PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY
Vicariate of St. Joseph, Patron of the
Universal Church
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Indalecio F.
Factor, VF
St. Joseph Cathedral Parish (F-1635),
Romblon, 5500 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Indalecio F.
Factor
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Raoul M.
Denobo
San Antonio De Padua Parish (F-1987),
Agnipa, Romblon, 5500 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nestor M.
Gadon
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Josefino
Pershing F. Faeldog
Our Lady of Fatima Parish (F-1990),
Cogon, Romblon, 5500 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Allan Christopher
Montojo
St. Pedro Calungsod Miss ion Station
(Est-2010), Alad, Romblon, 5500
Romblon
Pastor: Rev. Fr. Clarence R. Ruado


Vicariate of San Nicolas De Tolentino
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Gilbert F.
Saminado, VF
San Nicolas De Tolentino Parish (F-
1644), Banton, 5515 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Gilbert F.
Saminado
St. Joseph the Worker Parish (F-1885),
Corcuera, 5514 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alfredo F.
Recto Jr.
Immaculate Concepcion Parish (F-1958),
Concepcion, 5516 Romblon
St. Jude Thadd eus Parish (F-1998), Alegria,
Corcuera, 5514 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Michael
John Manalili


Vicariate of Sta. Barbara
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Joraype Amadeo
M. Flores, VF
Sta. Barbara Parish (F-1848), Cajidiocan,
5512 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joraype
Amadeo M. Flores
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1881),
San Fernando, 5513 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Cleopedy F.
Fabonan
Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Parish
(F-1867), Magdiwang, 5511
Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Aristeo B.
Royo
Our Lady of Remedies Parish (F-1979),
España, San Fernando 5513
Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Cornelio M.
Magramo
Sto. Niño Parish (F-1987), Danao,
Cajidiocan 5512 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Francisco F.
Fornal
St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish
(F-2002), Lumbang, Cajidiocan
5512 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alois Schiller
Ortner, SVD


Vicariate of St. Vincent Ferrer
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Ranulfo F.
Fabul, VF
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1859),
Odiongan, 5505 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ranulfo F.
Fabul
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Joven R.
Rodaje
St. Andrew the Apostles Parish (F-1975),
San Andres, 5504 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Norman R.
Rabino
St. Anthony of Padua Parish (F-1982),
Ferrol, 5506 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Redentor M.
Mirabete
Our Lady of Candles Parish (F-1993),
Libertad, Odiongan, 5505 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Romnick R.
Sagun


Vicariate of St. Joseph, the Spouse
Of Mary
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Leonisto M.
Moaje, VF
St. Joseph, the Spouse of Mary Parish (F-
1863), Looc, 5507 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Leonisto M.
Moaje
St. Thomas of Villanueva Parish (F-
1973), Alcantara, 5509 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ethelbert F.
Magbata
Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
Parish (F-1982), Sta. Maria, 5502
Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Domenciano
B. Manzo


Vicariate of St. Augustine
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Narciso G.
Miñon Jr., VF
St. Augustine Parish (F-1872), San
Agustin, 5501 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Narciso G.
Miñon Jr.
St. Michael the Archangel Parish (F-
1961), Calatrava, 5503, Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Elizalde R.
Rafol
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish (F-
1993), Carmen, San Agustin, 5501
Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Lee Anthony
B. Regala
Nuestra Sra. De Salvacion Miss ion
Station (Est. 2010), Bachawan, San
Agustin, 5501 Romblon
Pastor: Rev. Fr. John Mary Vianney
B. Parago


Vicariate of St. Vincent Ferrer
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Woody T.
Tandog, VF
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1954), Sta.
Fe, 5508 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Woody T.
Tandog
St. Joseph Spouse of Mary Parish (F-
1980), San Jose, 5510 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ruben M.
Manliguez
St. Isidore the Worker Parish (F-1989),
Guinbirayan, Sta. Fe, 5508
Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Marc Julius
R. Ambulo


Diocesan Council of the Laity
Board of Trustees
President: Ramon F. Reandelar
Vice President: Susan F. Malihan
Secretary: Ronald S. Bocita
Treasurer: Josephine Famatiga
Auditor: Jovito Faigao
PRO: Ronaldo Endaya
Members: Annie Reandelar; Benjamin
Falqueza; Bernardo Faner;
Fely Mame; Irene Roa; Cyril Manrique;
Ricky Mordido; Lambert
Recto; Gerry Mijares
Director: Rev. Fr. Narciso G. Miñon Jr.


LAY ORGANIZATIONS, MOVEMENTS
AND ASSOCIATIONS (LOMAS)
Biblical Apostolate Animators
Head Animator: Sis. Irene Roa
Spiritual Directress: Sr. Perla Hicale,
ADD
Catholic Charismatic Movement
President: Sis. Alice Arizo
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Allan
Christopher Montojo
Catholic Women’s League (CWL)
President: Sis. Rosemarie Bantang
Spiritual Director: Most Rev. Narciso
V. Abellana, MSC, DD
Couples For Christ
Head Couple: Bro. Ernesto Fadri &
Sis. Merly Fadri
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Cornelio
M. Magramo

Diocesan Youth Ministry
President: Ms. Alili M. Madali
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Randy
Constantino
El Shadd ai
Coordinator: Sis. Malou M. Fajarda
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Allan
Christopher Montojo
Handmaids of the Lord
Servant-Leader: Sis. Semmy Mallen
Kapisanan Ng Panimbahon Ministers
(KPMDR)
President: Bro. Benjamin Falqueza
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Joven R.
Rodaje
Kapisanan Ng Mga Laykong-Lingkod Ng
Salita Ng Diyos (KLLSD)
President: Sis. Henedina Arboleda
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Joven R.
Rodaje
Knights of Columbus
Grand Knight: Bro. Gerry Mijares
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Indalecio
F. Factor
Legion of Mary
President: Sis. Socorro Arojado
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Indalecio
F. Factor
Mother Butlers Guild
President: Sis. Fely Mame
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Indalecio
F. Factor
Romblomanons in Metro Manila Ass ociation
(ROMA)
President: Bro. Boy Fabregas
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Ranulfo
F. Fabul
Volunteer Catechists
Head Catechist: Bro. Lambert
Recto
Spiritual Directress: Sr. Prescilla
Fabonan, ADD


CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AND
LEARNING CENTERS
Superintendent: Rev. Fr. Melvin
Fetizanan
Immaculate Conception Academy (F-1964),
5516 Conception, Romblon
Director: vacant
Principal: Ms. Tina Ferrolino
Holy Rosary Academy (F-1980), 5501
San Agustin, Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Narciso G.
Miñon Jr.
Principal: Ms. Lea M. Merida
St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli School
(F-1990), Poctoy, 5505 Odiongan,
Romblon
Directress: Sr. Anna Fietas, DLMC
Principal: Ms. Dove Tacasa
Sacred Heart School (F-1999), 5507
Looc, Romblon
Directress: Sr. Marilyn V. Delan,
RSC
Principal: Sr. Naomi J. Maquinto,
RSC
Monfort Academy (F-2010), Lonos,
5500 Romblon, Romblon
Director/Principal: Bro. John
Britto, FSG, PhD
Sibuyan Catholic School (F-2000),
5513 San Fernando, Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Cleopedy F.
Fabonan
Teacher-in-Charge: Ms. Verginia
Flores
Sto. Niño Learning Center (F-1964),
5500 Romblon, Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Indalecio F.
Factor
Principal: Lilia Montojo
St. Nicholas of Tolentino Pre-School,
5516 Banton, Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Gilbert F.
Saminado
Guardian Angel Learning Center (F-1995),
5503 Calatrava, Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Elizalde R. Rafol
St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School
(F-2004), 5508 Sta. Fe, Romblon
Director: Fr. Woody T. Tandog
Principal: Ms. Erlinda A. Mendoza
St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School
Annex, Guinbirayan 5508 Sta. Fe,
Romblon
Director: Fr. Marc Julius R. Ambulo


INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE /
SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Society of the Divine Word (SVD)
Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel (FSG)


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


DIOCESAN SHRINES
Shrine of St. Joseph, Patron of the
Universal
Church, St. Joseph
Cathedral Parish, Romblon, 5500
Romblon
Rector: Rev. Fr. Indalecio F. Factor
Shrine of the Immaculate Conception,
Our Lady of the Immaculate
Conception
Parish, San Fernando,
5513 Romblon
Rector: Rev. Fr. Cleopedy F. Fabonan
Shrine of St. Vincent Ferrer, St. Vincent
Ferrer Parish, Odiongan,
5505 Romblon
Rector: Rev. Fr. John Parago


MISCELLANEOUS LISTINGS
Ass ociation of Religious Women in
Romblon (AORROM)
President: Sr. Marietta Abad,
MSLT
Fatima Formation and Retreat Center,
Rapayon, Poctoy, Odiongan,
Romblon
By: MSLT Sisters
Magnificat Center, Diocesan Center
for Integral Evangelization, Villa
del Mar, Suwa, Lonos, Romblon,
Romblon
In-charge: Fr. Ricardo L. Magro III
Romblon Diocesan Social Action
Center, St. Joseph Cathedral
Compound,
Romblon, Romblon
Director: Fr. Ricardo L. Magro III
Rosario Ramshaw Development Center,
San Isidro, Alcantara, Romblon
In-charge: Fr. Nelson Aris M.
Mutia
RDSAC CFC ANCOP USA Global
Housing Community, Cabolotan,
San Agustin, Romblon, Lunas,
Romblon, Romblon
Director: Fr. Ricardo L. Magro III
Villa Del Mar Pension House, Villa
del Mar, Suwa, Lonos, Romblon,
Romblon
In-charge: Fr. Ricardo L. Magro III


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. Marlowe F. Faigao, Archdiocese
of Manila
Rev. Fr. Leticio M. Malayo, Diocese of
Parañaque


Retired Priests
Rev. Fr. Arturo R. Calsado Jr.; Rev.
Fr. Virgil F. Fabriquel; Rev. Fr.
Emiliano Fadri; Rev. Fr. Calixto F.
Fruelda; Rev. Fr. Eustacio Galindo;
Rev. Fr. Renato M. Magada


† NECROLOGY †
Rev. Fr. Ronald R. Cauguiran; Rev. Fr.
Ramon Conde; Rev. Fr. Antonio P.
Festin; Rev. Fr. Vicente G. Gallos;
Rev. Fr. German FJ Mehler, SVD;
Rev. Msgr. Porfirio M. Mendez;
Rev. Fr. Ruperto G. Merencilla; Rev.
Fr. Josefino F. Mortel; Rev. Fr. Angel
R. Rollo; Rev. Fr. Elly S. Tavarro