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DIOCESE

(Dioecesis Sorsogonensis)

Suffragan of Caceres
Created and erected: June 29, 1951. Comprises the Civil
province of Sorsogon. Titular: Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles,
June 29.

Bishop
Most Reverend
ARTURO M. BASTES, SVD, DD, SSL
Born: April 1, 1944 in Loboc, Bohol. Ordained Priest: November 28, 1970.
Ordained Bishop: August 21, 1997 in Cebu City. Installed as Third Bishop
of Romblon: October 1, 1997. Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Sorsogon:
July 25, 2002. De Jure Bishop of Sorsogon: April 17, 2003, Holy Thursday.
Address:
Home for the Clergy
4700 Sorsogon City
Tel.: +63 56 421-5825 (Bishop’s Office); 211-1289 (Chancery)
Tel./Fax: +63 56 211-1842

Bishop Emeritus
Most Reverend
JESUS Y. VARELA, DD, JCB, PhL, STD
Born: December 18, 1927 in Bacolod City. Ordained Priest: March 17,
1956. Appointed Titular Bishop of Tatitti and Auxiliary Bishop of Zamboanga:
March 28, 1967. Ordained Bishop: April 30, 1967. Appointed Bishop
of Ozamis: February 17, 1971. Appointed Bishop of Sorsogon: November
27, 1980. Installed: December 12, 1980. Resigned: April 16, 2003.
Address:
El Retiro Retreat House
Cabid-an, 4700 Sorsogon City
Tel.: +63 56 421-9833

Previous Ordinaries
Bishop Teopisto Valderrama Alberto, DD †
(July 10, 1952 to September 7, 1959)
Bishop Arnulfo S. Arcilla, DD †
(September 7, 1959 – Appointed to December 11, 1979 Resigned)
Bishop Concordio Ma. Sarte, DD †
(30 August 1977 Appointed Auxiliary Bishop
January 19 to November 27, 1980 – Appointed Apostolic Administrator)

PRESENT STATUS
Bishops… ……………………… 2
Priests:
Diocesan… …………………96
Religious:
Filipino…………………… 7
Total… …………………… 113
Sisters:
Filipino… ……………………68
Foreign………………………10
Total………………………78
Seminaries:
High School/Pre-College…… l
College (Philosophy)………… l
Total……………………… 2
Seminarians:
Of the Diocese:
College……………………32
Pre-College……………… 8
High School………………58
Total……………………98
Studying in other Dioceses:
In Theology… ………………14
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates… ………………… 5
Parishes………………………30
With resident pastors……30
Entrusted to diocesan
clergy… ………………27
Entrusted to religious
clergy… ……………… 3
Educational Centers:
Graduate Schools:
Directed by Religious…… l
Enrolment… …………40
Colleges:
Diocesan………………… l
Enrolment… …… 1,442
Directed by Religious…… 2
Enrolment… …… 2,028
Total………………… 3,470
High Schools:
Diocesan………………… l
Enrolment… ……… 260
Directed by Religious…… 8
Enrolment… …… 3,016
Total………………… 3,276
Elementary:
Directed by Religious…… 3
Enrolment… ……… 830
Total…………………… 830
Kindergarten:
Diocesan………………… l
Enrolment… ……… 176
Directed by Religious…… 4
Enrolment… ……… 220
Total…………………… 396
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
Baptism………………… 16,438
Confirmation…………… 5,339
Marriage:
Between Catholics… 1.277
Mixed… ………………… 2

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery
4700 Sorsogon City
Tel.: +63 56 211-1289
Tel./Fax: +63 56 211-1842
Local Ordinary: Bishop Arturo M.
Bastes, SVD, DD
Vicar General and Moderator Curiae:
Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.
Chancellor-Secretary: Fr. Antonio
G. Lorilla
Economus and Minister of the House:
Fr. Vicente Henry M. Diesta
Vice-Chancellor: Fr. Roger Joseph
B. Erestain Jr., PhD
Legal Counsel: Atty. Arnulfo L. Perete

Chancery Personnel
Accountant/Bookkeeper: Bienvenido
J. Larosa
Asst. Bookkeeper: Zaldy H. Gamba
Cashier: Arlette N. Diesta
Asst. Cashier: Arabele T. Banaag
Property Custodian: Mila Elle
Secretaries: Donnabelle J. Dino,
Rosemary
G. Roces
Messengers/Utility: Rodolfo L. Alemani;
Armando D. Lasay

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
College Of Consultors/Personnel Board
Chairman: Bishop Arturo M. Bastes,
SVD, DD
Members: Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.;
Fr. Sabino M. Fulo; Fr. Eduardo
E. Fulay; Msgr. Gerardo M.
Del Prado; Fr. Alberto D. Futol;
Fr. Roger Joseph B. Erestain Jr.;
Fr. Renee G. Piñero
Secretary: Fr. Antonio G. Lorilla

Presbyteral Council
Chairman: Bishop Arturo M. Bastes,
SVD, DD
Members: Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.;
Fr. Sabino M. Fulo; Fr. Eduardo
E. Fulay; Msgr. Gerardo M.
Del Prado; Fr. Alberto D. Futol;
Fr. Roger Joseph B. Erestain Jr.;
Fr. Renee G. Piñero; Fr. Odine
L. Areola; Msgr. Reynaldo A.
Mabute; Fr. Vicente Henry M.
Diesta; Msgr. Melchor E. Esperida;
Fr. Edgar B. Cleofe; Fr. Noel
F. Espaldon
Secretary: Fr. Antonio G. Lorilla

Diocesan Finance Council
Chairman: Bishop Arturo M. Bastes,
SVD, DD
Members: Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.;
Fr. Vicente Henry M. Diesta; Fr.
Cecil F. Datar; Fr. Roger Joseph
B. Erestain Jr.; Fr. Philippe Andrew
B. Gallanosa; Fr. Odine
L. Areola; Mr. Joel Jacobo; Mr.
Maximino Manuel A. Gutlay;
Dra. Elna F. Banzon; Mrs. Florenda
Latosa; Mr. Tomas d. Sementela;
Atty. Arnulfo L. Perete
Secretary: Fr. Antonio G. Lorilla

Seminary Board
Chairman: Bishop Arturo M. Bastes,
SVD, DD
Members: Fr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.;
Fr. Rene G. Piñero, PhD; Fr.
Roger Joseph B. Erestain Jr.,
JCL; Fr. Edmon G. Benzon; Fr.
Jose Chrisly B. Ereño; Fr. Raner
O. Lucila; Fr. Philippe Andrew
B. Gallanosa, JCL; Fr. Gerico T.
Pangilinan; Fr. Randy G. Gimeno;
Rev. Rondel John S. Sioson;
Msgr. Francisco P. Monje; Msgr.
Felix B. Elegado; Fr. Odine L.
Areola; Fr. Antonio G. Lorilla; Fr.
Ernie D. Mendina; Secretary: Fr.
Antonio G. Lorilla

JUDICIARY SECTION
Chairman: Bishop Arturo M. Bastes,
SVD, DD
Judicial Vicar: Fr. Roger Joseph B.
Erestain Jr., JCL
Members: Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.;
Fr. Philippe Andrew B. Gallanosa,
JCL; Fr. Jose Chrisly B. Ereño,
JCL; Msgr. Gerardo M. Del Prado;
Fr. Gerico T. Pangilinan

Foundations:
Caritas Sorsogon Foundation, Inc.
(formerly SSAFI)
Chairman: Bishop Arturo M.
Bastes, SVD, DD
Corporate Secretary: Fr. Antonio
G. Lorilla
Board of Trustees Members:
Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.; Fr.
Roger Joseph B. Erestain; Fr.
Vicente Henry M. Diesta; Fr.
Philippe Andrew B. Gallanosa;
Fr. Odine L. Areola; Mrs. Lucy S.
Vitug; Dr. Jose P. Quiring
Legal Counsel: Attorney Arnulfo
L. Perete
CEO: Fr. Rowan E. Gramonte
Asst.: Fr. Policarpio J. Lagco
Program Officer: Mr. Victor L.
Loteriña
Good News Sorsogon Foundation, Inc.
(GNSFI)
Chairman: Bishop Arturo M.
Bastes, SVD, DD
Corporate Secretary: Fr. Antonio
G. Lorilla
Board of Trustees Members:
Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.; Fr.
Roger Joseph B. Erestain Jr.,
JCL; Fr. Vicente Henry M. Diesta;
Fr. Edmon G. Benzon; Attorney
Arnulfo L. Perete; Mr.
Tomas Sementela; Mrs. Purita
D. Lanuza
CEO/GNSFI GM: Fr. Philippe Andrew
B. Gallanosa, JCL
Veritas College Of Irosin Inc. (VCIl)
Chairman: Bishop Arturo M.
Bastes, SVD, DD
Vice-Chair.: Msgr. Felix B. Elegado
Jr.
Corporate Secretary: Mrs. Asteria
B. Elegado
Treasurer: Fr. Alberto D. Futol
Internal Auditor: Mrs. Florencia
C. Dorotan
CEO: Fr. Odine L. Areola
Chancellor: Fr. Antonio G. Lorilla
Economus: Fr. Vicente Henry M.
Diesta
Legal Counsel: Atty. Arnulfo L.
Perete
St. Bonavenure Academy, Inc. (SBAl)
Chairman: Bishop Arturo M.
Bastes, SVD, DD
Corporate Secretary: Fr. Antonio
G. Lorilla
Board of Trustees Members:
Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.; Fr.
Vicente Henry M. Diesta; Fr.
Jose Arje L. Flestado; Mrs. Ruby
Deterala; Mrs. Elba Ginete; Mrs.
Nardita Asavas
CEO: Fr. Odine Areola
School Director: Fr. Odine L. Areola
School Administrator: Mrs. Ira
M. Salonga
School Principal: Mrs. Grace V.
Pesimo
Legal Counsel: Atty. Arnulfo L.
Perete
La Academia De La Inmaculada Concepcion
De Bulan, Inc. (LAIC)
Chairman: Bishop Arturo M.
Bastes, SVD, DD
Corporate Secretary: Fr. Antonio
G. Lorilla
Board of Trustees Members:
Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.; Fr. Vicente
Henry M. Diesta; Fr. Eduardo
E. Fulay; Ms. Erline Alindogan;
Mrs. Conchita Gelbas; Mrs.
Salvacion Gitomo; Fr. Jupe L.
Garalde
School Direcotr: Fr. Odine L. Areola
Legal Counsel: Atty. Arnulfo S.
Perete

PASTORAL SECTION
Councils/Commissions/Ministries
Diocesan Pastoral Secretariat
Chairman: Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.
Members: Fr. Gerico T. Pangilinan;
Miss Judith Ayo; Ms. Linda Gacosta;
Ms. Monserta Guemo; Fr.
Rowan E. Gramonte; Dr. Jose P.
Quring; Dr. Virgilio Real; Fr. Vicente
Henry M. Diesta

Diocesan Pastoral Council
Chairman: Bishop Arturo M. Bastes,
SVD, DD
Vice-Chair: Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.
Secretary: Fr. Antonio G. Lorilla
Members:
Chair, Comm. on Family & Human
Life: Fr. Ronnie H. Dolosa
Assistant: Fr. Joel A. Bilan
Lay Counterpart: Mr. & Mrs. Vir
& Grace Pagayanan
Chair, Comm. on Laity: ________
Assistant: Fr. Cyben Laurence S.
Vitug
Lay Counterpart: Dr. Virgilio Real
Chair, Comm. on Youth: Fr. Randy G.
Gimeno
Assistant: Fr. Ian Jeffer C. Mina
Lay Counterpart: Ms. Rubilyn Duka
Chair, Comm. on Missions: Director:
Fr. Rico Gerardo J. Jazmin
Assistant: Fr. Noel F. Espaldon
Members: All the Religious
Chair, Comm. on Media for Evangelization:
Fr. Philippe Andrew B.
Gallanosa
Lay Counterpart: Mrs. Purita D.
Lanuza
Chair, Comm. on Worship: Fr. Renee
G. Piñero
Assistant: Fr. Emmanuel Joshua
B. Afable
Lay Counterpart: Ms. Lourdes
Callos
Chair, Comm. on Education: Fr.
Jupe L. Garalde
Lay Coordinator: Ms. Monserat
Guemo
Chair, Comm. on Service: Fr.
Rowan E. Gramonte
Assistant: Fr. Policarpio J. Lagco
Lay: Dr. Jose P. Quiring
Chair, Comm. on Temporalities:
Fr. Vicente Henry M. Diesta
Lay Counterpart: Mr. Tomas D.
Sementela

ORGANIZATIONS, DEPARTMENTS,
DESKS MOVEMENTS, OFFICES
Commission on Clergy
Vicar for Clergy: Msgr. Gerardo
M. Del Prado
Dept. of Catechesis
Director: Fr. Jupe L. Garalde
Assistant: Rev. Rondel John S. Sioson;
Sr. Teresita Almonte, MCST
Dept. of Biblical Apostolate
Director: Rev. Rondel John S.
Sioson
Department of Doctrine on Faith and
Morals
Director: Fr. Philippe Andrew B.
Gallanosa
Dept. of Ecumenism and & Inter-Religious
Dialogue
Director: Msgr. Francisco P. Monje
Dept. of Catholic Schools
Priest Superintendent: Fr. Odine
L. Areola
Lay Superintendent: Dr. Virgilio
Real
Dept. of Health Care
Priest Director: Fr. Cecil F. Datar
Lay Director: Dr. Albert S. Chacon
Dept. of Prison Welfare
Director: _________
Lay: Mrs. Cely Jeresano
Dept. of Women’s Issues
Directress: Sr. Odelle Golloso, SSDH
Assistant: Atty. Gina Gabito
Dept. of Migrants
Director: Fr. Edgar B. Cleofe Jr.
Assistant: Mr. Antonio Verdida
Historical Commission/Cultural Heritage
Director: Fr. Cyben Laurence S.
Vitug
Desk on Environment and Ecology
Chair: Fr. Noel F. Espaldon
Lay: Precy D. Gante
Members: Holy Family of Bordeaux
(HFB) Sisters
Vocation Team Office
Director: Fr. Edmon G. Benzon &
the Seminary Fathers
Episcopal Vicar for Religious: Fr. Armando
M. Dayao, OSA
Superintendent of Cath. Schools: Fr.
Odie L. Areola
ARMS Representative: Fr. Romel Ermita,
CRS
AWRES Representative: Sr. Odelle
Golloso, SSDH
Apostleship of Prayer: Fr. Eduardo
E.
Fulay
Charismatic Renewal Movement: c/o
Parish Priest
Catholic Women’s League: Ms. Luzviminda
de Jesus
Servants of the Divine Mercy: Judge
Leonor Gerona
Knights of Columbus: SK Manuel Deyto
Ladies of Charity: Mrs. Alice Relativo
Legion of Mary: Mrs. Jean Escultura
Mother Butler’s Guild: Mrs. Rica Lacson
Neo-Catechumenate Movement: Fr. Philippe
Andrew B. Gallanosa
Serra Club: c/o Fr. Edmon G. Benzon
of Vocation Team
San Lorenzo Ruiz Guild: Fr. Antonio
G. Lorilla

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL
CLERGY
Vicariate Of Sts. Peter And Paul
Episcopal Vicar/Vicar Forane: Fr. Renee
G. Piñero, PhD
Parish Of Sts. Peter And Paul (F-1628),
4700 Sorsogon City
Tel.: +63 56 211-1710
Pop.: 41,036; Cath.: 36,932
Titular: Sts. Peter and Paul,
June 29
Pastor: Msgr. Felix B. Elegado
Jr., VG
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Policarpio
J. Lagco; Fr. Rico Gerardo J. Jazmin,
SVD
Parochial Deacon: Rev. Carlo F.
Gabotero
Parish Of Our Lady Of Fatima (F-1987),
4700 Sorsogon City
Tel.: +63 56 211-1890
Pop.: 36,498; Cath.: 31,023
Titular: Our Lady of Fatima, May 13
Pastor: Fr. Cecil F. Datar
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Higinio D.
Lagarde; Fr. Emmanuel Joshua
B. Afable
Parish Of St. Raymond Nonnatus (F-
1991), Guinlajon, 4700 Sorsogon
City
Pop.: 21,250; Cath.: 20,600
Titular: St. Raymond Nonnatus,
August 31
Pastor: Fr. Joseph G. Revidad
Parish Of Our Lady Of The Annunciation
(F-1617), Bacon District,
4701 Sorsogon City
Pop.: 16,115; Cath.: 15,309
Titular: Our Lady of the Annunciation,
May 21
Parish Priest: Fr. Renee G. Piñero, EV
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Raner O. Lucila;
Fr. Randy G. Gimeno
Parochial Deacon: Rev. Rondel
John S. Sioson
Parish Of St. Roche (F-1978), San Roque,
Bacon District, 4701 Sorsogon
City
Pop.: 10,340; Cath.: 10,250
Titular: St. Roche, August 16
Pastor: Fr. Rdudin G. Din
Parish Of St. Raymond Nonnatus (F-1979),
Buenavista, Bacon District, 4701
Sorsogon City
Pop.: 8,125; Cath.: 7,880
Titular: St. Raymond Nonnatus,
August 31
Pastor: Fr. Melchor l. Abutog

Vicariate Of St. Anthony Of Padua
Episcopal Vicar/Vicar Forane: Fr. Sabino
M. Fulo
Parish Of St. Anthony Of Padua (F-
1771), Gubat, 4710 Sorsogon
Tel.: +63 56 311-1677
Pop.: 39,479; Cath.:37,505
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua,
June 13
Pastor: Fr. Sabino M. Fulo, EV
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Jupe L. Garalde;
Fr. Rowel B. Erandio; Fr.
Jose Chrisly B. Ereño
Parish Of St. Nicholas Of Tolentino
(F-1970), Bentuco, Gubat, 4710
Sorsogon
Pop.: 3,644; Cath.: 3,530
Titular: St. Nicholas of Tolentino,
September 10
Resident Pastor: Fr. Ernie D.
Mendina
Parish Of St. Joseph (F-1868), Barcelona,
4712 Sorsogon
Pop.: 18,450; Cath.: 17,527
Titular: St. Joseph, May 19
Pastor: Fr. Edgar B. Cleofe
Parish Of St. James The Greater (F-
1630), Bulusan, 4704 Sorsogon
Tel.: +63 56 311-1028
Pop.: 21,730; Cath.: 18,253
Titular: St. James the Greater,
July 25
Pastor: Fr. Nestor G. Benavides
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Lolito F.
Fuentes
Parish Of St. Lawrence, Deacon (F-1881),
Prieto-Diaz, 4711 Sorsogon
Pop.: 18,925; Cath.: 17,952
Titular: St. Lawrence, Deacon,
August 10
Pastor: Fr. Luis P. Buenaobra
Parish Of St. Augustine (2005), Cogon,
Gubat, Sorsogon
Titular: St. Augustine, Aug. 28
Pastor: Fr. Tomas C. Banayag, OSA
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Armando
M. Dayao, OSA; Fr. Rommel
Bongcac, OSA

Vicariate Of St. Michael, The Archangel
Episcopal Vicar/Vicar Forane: Fr. Alberto
D. Futol
Parish Of St. Michael The Archangel
(F-1873), Irosin, 4707 Sorsogon
Pop.: 29,615; Cath.: 28,130
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel,
September 29
Pastor: Fr. Alberto D. Futol, EV
Paroch. Vicars: Fr. Cyben Laurence
S. Vitug; Fr. Ian Jeffer C. Mina
Parish Of St. Joseph (F-1969), Gabao,
Irosin, 4707 Sorsogon
Pop.: 10,305; Cath.: 9,780
Titular: St. Joseph, May 19
Pastor: Fr. Odine L. Areola
Parish Of Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel (F-
1864), Magallanes, 4705 Sorsogon
Pop.: 31,315; Cath.: 30,908
Titular: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel,
July 16
Pastor: Fr. Joel A. Bilan Jr.
Parish Of St. Anthony Of Padua (F-
1816), Juban, 4703 Sorsogon
Pop.: 18,647; Cath.: 17,781
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua,
June 20
Pastor: Fr. Elmer F. Hagos
Parish Of Our Lady Of The Most Holy
Rosary (F-1600), Casiguran,
4702 Sorsogon
Pop.: 19,860; Cath.: 18,865
Titular: Our Lady of the Most
Holy Rosary, October 7
Pastor: Msgr. Francisco P. Monje

Vicariate Of Our Lady Of The Pillar
Episcopal Vicar/Vicar Forane: Msgr.
Gerardo M. Del Prado
Parish Of Our Lady Of The Pillar (F-
1816), Pilar, 4714 Sorsogon
Pop.: 31,925; Cath.: 30,320
Titular: Our Lady of the Pillar,
October 12
Pastor: Msgr. Gerardo M.
Del Prado, EV
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Ronnie H. Dolosa
Parish Of Our Lady Of The Holy Family
(F-1916), Putiao, Pilar, 4714
Sorsogon
Pop.: 15,290; Cath.: 14,525
Titular: Holy Family, Sunday after
Christmas
Pastor: Fr. Rowan E. Gramonte
Parochial Deacon: Rev. Dean Simon
B. Peña
Parish Of St. Joseph The Worker (F-
1681), Donsol, 4715 Sorsogon
Pop.: 34,157; Cath.: 32,130
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker,
May 19
Pastor: Fr. Alexander H. Jerus
Parish Of St. Anthony Of Padua (F-
2007), San Antonio, Donsol,
4715 Sorsogon
Titular: Saint Anthony of Padua,
June 13
Pastor: Fr. Andro Hernandez, OFM
Parish Of St. John The Baptizer (F-
1876), Castilla, 4713 Sorsogon
Pop.: 16,470; Cath.: 15,646
Titular: St. John the Baptizer,
June 24
Pastor: Fr. Jose Burt B. Sare
Parish Of Our Lady Of The Most Holy
Rosary (F-1974), Cumadcad,
Castilla,
4713 Sorsogon
Pop.: 18,905; Cath.: 17,959
Titular: Our Lady of the Most
Holy Rosary, October 7
Pastor: Fr. Patricio D. Alcantara
Quasi Parish Of San Pedro Calungsod
(F-2014), Dinapa, Castilla, Sorsogon
Titular: San Pedro Calungsod
Quasi-Pastor: Fr. Efren T. Bantog,
SOLT
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Wilfredo
Adornado,
SOLT
Mission Station: Palanas, Pilar
(future St Pope John XXlll Parish)
c/o SOLT

Vicariate Of The Immaculate
Conception
Episcopal Vicar/Vicar Forane: Fr.
Eduardo E. Fulay
Parish Of Our Lady Of The Immaculate
Conception (F-1801), Bulan,
4707 Sorsogon
Pop.: 50,148; Cath.: 47,640
Titular: Our Lady of the Immaculate
Conception, May 31
Pastor: Fr. Eduardo E. Fulay, EV
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Noel E. Espaldon;
Fr. Noel E. Listana
Parish Of St. Bonaventure (F-1952),
Butag, Bulan, 4706 Sorsogon
Pop.: 13,610; Cath.: 12,920
Titular: St. Bonaventure, July 15
Pastor: Fr. Jose Arje L. Flestado
Parish Of St. Anthony Of Padua (F-
1978), Polot, Bulan, 4706 Sorsogon
Pop.: 6,215; Cath.: 5,904
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua,
June 13
Pastor: Fr. Joseph B. Buising
Parish Of The Holy Infant Jesus (F-
1800), Matnog, 4708 Sorsogon
Pop.: 27,155; Cath.: 25,790
Titular: Holy Infant Jesus, May 17
Pastor: Fr. Benedicto F. Furo
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Romelio H.
Dimaano
Parish Of St. Mary Magdalene (F-1890),
Sta. Magdalena, 4709 Sorsogon
Pop.: 12,428; Cath.: 11,806
Titular: St. Mary Magdalene,
July 22
Pastor: Fr. Vernon S. Zulueta
Quasi-Parish of St. John Paul II (F- 2014),
Bulan, Sorsogon
Titular: St. Pope John Paul ll
Pastor: Fr. Joel E. Teruel

Clergy With Added Assignments
Fr. Cecil F. Datar
SAPEPAU Hospital Administrator
Fr. Librado L. Baluarte, D.Min.
Minister for Foreign Correspondence
based in USA
Our Lady Of Peñafrancia Seminary,
Bibincaha, Sorsogon City
High School Dept.:
Rector: Fr. Roger Joseph B.
Erestain Jr., JCL
Executive Vice Rector and Principal:
Fr. Edmon G. Benzon
Dean of Discipline: Fr. Gerico T.
Pangilinan
Spiritual Director: Fr. Philippe
Andrew G. Gallanosa, JCL
Part-time Guidance/Counsellor:
Fr. Jupe L. Garalde
College Dept. (Philosophy):
Rector: Fr. Renee G. Piñero, PhD
Professors & Formators: Fr. Raner
O. Lucila; Fr. Jose Chrisly
B. Ereño; Fr. Randy G. Gimeno;
Rev. Rondel S. Sioson

Retired
(residing at Home for the Clergy)
Msgr. Angel D. Dy; Fr. Jesus A. Enciso;
Msgr. Melchor E. Esperida;
Msgr. Reynaldo A. Mabute; Fr.
Leonardo J. Monje; Fr. Franklin
H. San Juan
(staying in one’s own residence)
Fr. Antonio G. Lanuza; Fr. Roberto
T. Traballo
(staying in Manila)
Fr. Gerard V. Deveza; Fr. Roberto S.
Embile; Fr. Josefino S. Opeña
(staying in USA)
Fr. Victor F. Reyes; Msgr. Simon Peter
G. Ignacio
Study-Leave-Belgium
Fr. Rowan L. Rebustillo
Study-Leave-Rome
Fr. Jose Chrisly B. Ereño; Fr. Alexander
M. Zamora; Fr. Samuel
V. Galias
Study-Leave-Cebu
Fr. Bartolome C. Sagadal
Study-leave-Manila
Fr. Mark Andrew S. Marbella; Fr.
Samuel V. Galias

Military Service
Fr. Victor S. Galleros; Fr. Bartolome
C. Sagadal

In Other Dioceses in the Philippines
Fr. Angelino E. Defeo Jr. (Cubao Diocese);
Fr. Joebert L. Fernandez
(Antipolo Diocese); Fr. Cesar B.
Derit (Kalookan Diocese); Fr.
Aniceto A. Paciente lll (Kalookan
Diocese)

On Pastoral Work Abroad
Diocese of Richmond: Fr. Steve D.
Antes; Fr. Jose Arnel D. Ayo; Fr.
Jugene U. Espeleta; Fr. Michael
M. Imperial
Diocese of Dodge City: Fr. George A.
Fajardo
Diocese of Honolulu: Fr. Antonio D.
Bobis; Fr. Dionisio G. De Lota Jr.;
Fr. Elias E. Escanlla
Archdiocese of Guam: Fr. Danilo C.
Bien; Fr. Manuel P. Ombao; Fr.
Manuel T. Trenchera
USA: Fr. Fernando G. Caindec; Fr.
Cesar B. Derit; Fr. Roy V. Eco; Fr.
Mariano R. Garrido; Fr. Honesto
F. Gile; Fr. Basil Jayasuriya

Administrative Leave
Fr. Emmanuel Noli C. Alparce; Fr.
Arwyn N. Diesta; Fr. Victor E.
Dollentas; Fr. Leo C. Doloiras; Fr.
Philip Aurelius N. Renovalles;
Fr. Antonio B

SEMINARIES
Our Lady Of Peñafrancia Seminary
(F-l945) Bibincahan, Sorsogon
City, 4700 Sorsogon
High School:
Tel.: (056)211-1490
Fax: (056) 211-2693
College: Tel.: (056) 211-203l
College:
Rector: Fr. Renee G. Piñero, PhD
Economus & Dean of Students:
Fr. Raner O. Lucila
Spiritual Director: Fr. Randy G.
Gimeno
Professors/Formators: Fr. Renee
G. Piñero, PhD; Fr. Raner
O. Lucila; Fr. Randy G. Gimeno;
Fr. Jose Chrisly B. Ereño; Fr.
Philippe Andrew B. Gallanosa;
Rev. Rondel John S. Sioson
Faculty: 5; Priests; 1 Deacon
High School:
Rector/Principal: Fr. Roger Joseph
B. Erestain Jr., JCL
Vice Rector/Principal: Fr. Edmon
G. Benzon
Prefect of Discipline: Fr. Gerico T.
Pangilinan
Spiritual Director: Fr. Philippe
Andre B. Gallanosa
Procurator: Sr. Myrna Dioquino,
SSDH
Registrar: Ms. Luera B. Halcon
Librarian: Mrs. Noema M. Santos
Clerk: Mrs. Gina D. Manolet
Faculty: Lay 10; Priests: 4

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED
LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC
LIFE

MEN
Society of Our Lady of the Most
Holy Trinity (SOLT)
Clerics Regular of Somascan (CRS)
Order of Friars Minor (OFM)
Order of St. Augustine (OSA)

WOMEN
Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent
de Paul (DC)
Holy Family of Bordeaux (HFB)
Missionary Catechists of St. Therese
of the Infant Jesus (MCST)
Religiosas Dominicanas de Santa
Catalina de Sienna (OP)
Sister-Servants of the Divine Healer
(SSDH)
Missionary Congregation of the Servants
of the Holy Spirit (SSpS)
Franciscan Hospitaller Sisters of the
Immaculate Conception (FHIC)
Order of St. Clare (OSC) (Contemplatives)
Society of Our Lady of the Most
Holy Trinity (SOLT)
Missionary Daughters of St. Jerome
(MS)
Franciscan Sister of the Sacred
Hearts (SFSC)
(Soure Francescane Dei Sancri Couri)
Augustinian Sisters (OSA) (Contemplatives)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School, Bacon
(Formerly Annunciation College
of Bacon), Jimenez St., Bacon
District 4701, Sorsogon City
Principal: Sr. Genoveva Sisante,
SFSC
Enrolment: HS: 105
St. Louise De Marillac College Of Sorsogon,
4700 Sorsogon City
Tel./Fax: (056) 211-1186
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President: Sr. Lourdes L. Albis, DC
Faculty: 61
Enrolment: 1,927
Graduate School: 38
Higher Education: 1,100
Basic Education: 721
Kinder: 37
St. Louisede Marillac School Of Bulan,
Zone 3, Gerona Street, Bulan
4706 Sorsogon
Tel.: (056) 411-1211
Tel./Fax: (056) 411-1526
Principal: Sr. Blesilda S. Abangan,
DC
Faculty: 15
Enrolment: HS: 315
St. Anthony Academy, Gubat 4710
Sorsogon
Tel.: (056) 311-1031
Directress: Sr. Lourdes S. Deborde,
DC
Principal: Sr. Alicia M. Aycocho, DC
Faculty: Sisters: 5; Lay: 11
Enrolment: HS 342
Holy Spirit Academy, Magsaysay
Street, Irosin, 4707 Sorsogon
Tel.: (056) 557-3077
Directress: Sr. Frances Grace, SSpS
Faculty: Lay: 38; Sisters: 4
Dominican School Of Pilar, Pilar
4714 Sorsogon
Principal: Sr. Paz Rapirap, OP
Faculty: Sisters: 3; Lay: 12
Enrolment: HS: 270
Holy Family Academy, Putiao 4714
Sorsogon
Directress: Mrs. Doris Loriega
Faculty: Lay: 16
Enrolment: HS: 730
Aemilianum Institute, 4700 Sorsogon
City
Tel.: (056) 211-1297
Director: Fr. Romel Ermita, CRS
Faculty: Priests: 5; Brothers: 3;
Lay: 32
Veritas College Of Irosin, Irosin 4707
Sorsogon
Tel.: (056) 557-3249
Mobile: (0920) 274-1149
President: Fr. Odine L. Areola
Faculty: Priest: 1; Lay: 38
Enrolment: College: 2,120
St. Bonaventure Academy, Butag, Bulan
4706, Sorsogon
Director: Fr. Odine L. Areola
Faculty: Lay: 9
Enrolment: HS: 230
Academia De La Inmaculada Concepcion
De Bulan, Parish Compound,
Bulan, Sorsogon
School Director: Fr. Jupe L. Garalde
Faculty: 3
Enrolment: Kindergarten/Primary:
105
St. Jerome Academy, Somascan Avenue,
OLV, Pangpang, 4700 Sorsogon
City
Tel./Fax: (056) 211-2803
Directress: Sr. Angelina M. Bigtas,
MS
Faculty: 6
Enrolment: Kindergarten: 90
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School,
Brgy. Dapdap, Bulusan 4704
Sorsogon
Tel.: (056) 311-1582
President: Sr. Resmay Memorial,
SFSC
Directress: Ma. Simplicia Norma
C. Majera, SFSC
Faculty: 9
Enrolment: Pre-school: 60; Elem.:
105
Divine Healer Learning Center, Cabidan
4700 Sorsogon City
Directress: Sr. Evangeline Ramayrat,
SSDH
Faculty: Sisters: 3; Lay: 6
Enrolment: Kindergarten: 65
Elementary: 200

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
JHEL Retiro Retrat House/Retirement
Home Complex, Cabid-an 4700
Sorsogon City
Diocesan Pastoral Formation Center,
Former Bishop’s House Compound,
4700 Sorsogon City
Tel.: (056) 211-2839
SSDH Formation Center, Cabid-an
4700 Sorsogon City
SOLT Formation Center, Putiao 4714
Sorsogon
Home For The Aged, San Juan 4700
Sorsogon City (Run by the Ladies
of Charity)
Casa Miani (Home for Boys), St. Jerome
Road, OLV, Pangpang
4700 Sorsogon City
Tel.: (056) 211-2705
(Run by the Somascan Fathers)
Sts. Peter And Paul Hospital, Balogo
4700 Sorsogon City
Tel.: (056) 211-2400
(Partly owned by the Diocese)
Diocesan Tri-Media Center (DZGNFM
, GN Printing Press and GN TV
II), Cathedral Compound, 4700
Sorsogon City
Tel.: (056) 211-338
Home For The Clergy, Bibincahan
4700 Sorsogon City
Tel.: (056) 421-5864

† NECROLOGY †
2015: Fr. Noe G. Laganzon

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