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DIOCESE

(Dioecesis Urdanetensis)

Suffragan of Lingayen-Dagupan
Created and erected: January 12, 1985. Comprises: 17 municipalities in
the eastern part of the civil province of Pangasinan. Titular: Immaculate
Conception, December 8.

Bishop
Most Reverend
JACINTO A. JOSE, DD
Born: October 29, 1950 in Mangato, Laoag City, Philippines.
Ordained Priest: June 29, 1975. Appointed Bishop
of Urdaneta: September 21, 2005. Ordained Bishop:
November 26, 2005. Installed as the Third Bishop of the
Diocese of Urdaneta: December 30, 2005.
Bishop’s Residence
Dr. Jose Aruego Street
2428 Urdaneta City, Philippines
Tel.: (075) 568-2500

Past Bishops
Most Rev. Pedro G. Magugat, MSC, DD (deceased)
Date of Installation: June 29, 1985
Most Rev. Jesus C. Galang, DD (deceased)
Date of Installation: Feb. 9, 1992

PRESENT STATUS
(as of 2014-2015)
Personnel:
Bishop… …………………… 1
Priests:
Active in the Diocese… …38
Active in Other Dioceses
in the Phils.…………… 2
Working Abroad………… 1
Retired Priests…………… 4
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates… ………………… 3
Parishes………………………26
Quasi-Parishes… …………… 1
Other Institutions:
Retreat Centers……………… 3
Catechetical Center… ……… 1
Pastoral Center……………… 1
Others:
Bahay Pari (for sick, Aged &
Retired Priests)………… 1
Seminary & Seminarians:
Theology… ………………… 2
Philosophy… ……………… 5
Minor (High School)…………15
Religious Orders:
Male… ……………………… 2
Female… …………………… 8
Religious Priests:
Filipinos……………………… 8
Religious Sisters:
Filipinos…………………… 116
Necrology (Priests)……………… 1
Sacraments & Sacramentals:
Baptism:
Children… ………… 7,918
Adult… …………… 1,791
Total………………… 9,712
Confirmation…………… 2,293
First Communion……… 5,821
Matrimony:
Between Catholics… … 915
Between Catholics and
Non-Catholics…………22
Total…………………… 948
Deaths… ……………… 3,487
Diocesan-Owned &
Administered Schools:
Kindergarten…………………11
Enrollment… ………… 245
Grade Schools… ……………11
Enrollment… ……… 1,204
High Schools………………… 7
Enrollment… ……… 2,061
Religious-Owned &
Administered Schools:
Kindergarten………………… 3
Enrollment… ……………51
Grade Schools… …………… 3
Enrollment… ………… 471
High Schools………………… 3
Enrollment… ………… 730
College……………………… 1
Enrollment… ………… 100

DIOCESAN CURIA
Curia
Obispado de Urdaneta Bldg.
Dr. Jose Aruego Street
2428 Urdaneta City, Philippines
(Chancery):
Tel./Fax: (075) 568-2670
(Finance Office):
Tel./Fax: (075) 632-5028; 656-2670
Vicar General: Msgr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza

Chancery
Chancellor: Fr. Jesus Melvyn N. Bufete
Secretary/Clerk: Ms. Marina S. Peralta;
Mr. Rufino Z. Lomboy
Diocesan Attorney & Legal Counsel:
Atty. Joselino A. Viray

Finance
Oeconome: Fr. Jazel Ramon E. Collado
Bookkeeper: Ms. Angeline I. Episcope
Auditor: Ms. Mary Ann M. Mapanao
Cashier: Ms. Evelyn E. Parangat
Finance Clerk: Mrs. Marites B. Soriano
Building Administrator: Mr. Dario I.
Calpan

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
College Of Consultors
Chairman: Bishop Jacinto A. Jose,
DD
Members: Msgr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza,
VG; Fr. Jesus Melvyn N.
Bufete, Chancellor; Fr. Jazel Ramon
E. Collado, Oeconome; Fr.
Numeriano A. Gabot Jr.; Fr. Farley
B. Castro, VF; Fr. Antonio E.
Reyes Jr., VF; Fr. Jessie S. Prado,
VF

Presbyteral Council
Chairman: Bishop Jacinto A. Jose,
DD
Members: Msgr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza,
VG; Fr. Jesus Melvyn N.
Bufete; Fr. Jazel Ramon E. Collado;
Fr. Farley B. Castro, VF; Fr.
Antonio E. Reyes, VF; Fr. Jessie
S. Prado, VF; Fr. Arturo F.
Aquino; Fr. Franklin John U.
Tandingan; Fr. Dionisio B. Luzano;
Fr. Crisanto A. Draculan;
Fr. Francisco P. Ganaden; Fr. Gerardo
Gudmalin, SVD

Diocesan Finance Council
Chairman: Bishop Jacinto A. Jose, DD
Vice Chairman: Fr. Jazel Ramon E.
Collado
Members: Msgr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza,
VG; Fr. Jesus Melvyn N. Bufete;
Atty. Joselino A. Viray; Engr. Severino
Tominez; Mr. Ernesto T. Go;
Mr. Fernando Estrada
Secretary: Ms. Mary Ann M. Mapanao

PASTORAL SECTION
Commission On Formation
Chairman: Fr. Noel B. Bulosan
Vice Chairmen: All Directors of the
Different, Related Ministries
Biblical Ministry
Director: Fr. Bernardo Y. Villanueva
Catechetical Ministry (For Adult)
Director: Fr. Elisar Christopher
M. Itchon
Catechetical Ministry (For Children)
Director: Fr. Dionisio B. Luzano
Church Organizations, Movements
and Ways of Life:
Apostleship of Prayer
Director: Fr. Alejandro T.
de Guzman
Carmelites
Director: Fr. Antonio E. Reyes Jr.
Catholic Women’s League
Director: Fr. Teofilo L. Calicdan
Daughters of Mary Immaculate
Director: Fr. Hurley John S. Solfelix
Knights of Columbus
Director: Fr. Christopher E. Sison
Legion of Mary
Director: Fr. Farley B. Castro
Mother Butlers’ Guild
Director: Fr. Richard Francisco
G. Abalos
Movements and Ways of Life
Director: Msgr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza,
VG
World Apostolate of Fatima
Director: Fr. Christopher R. Herreria
Family & Life Ministry
Director: Fr. Arturo F. Aquino
Ministry on Missions
Director: Fr. Numeriano A. Gabot
Jr.
Ministry on Social Communications
Director: Fr. Jazel Ramon E. Collado

Commission On Liturgy
Chairman: Fr. Antonio E. Reyes Jr.
Vice Chairmen: All Directors of
the Different, Related Ministries
Ministry on Lay Ministers
Director: Fr. Reymar Roy I. Pangonilo
Ministry on Liturgical Arts and Environment
Director: Fr. Christopher E. Sison
Ministry on Liturgical Celebrations
Director: Fr. Jesus Melvyn N.
Bufete
Ministry on Liturgical Music
Director: Fr. Franklin John U.
Tandingan
Ministry on Popular Devotions
Director: Fr. Christopher R. Herreria

Commission On Service
Chairman: Fr. Alberto A. Viernes
Vice Chairmen: All Directors of
the Different, Related Ministries
Ministry on Church Constructions/
Repairs
Director: Fr. Jun G. Laya
Ministry on Cooperatives, Relief and
Rehabilitation
Director: Fr. Jesus Melvyn N. Bufete
Ministry on the Preservation of the
Eco-System
Director: Fr. Jessie S. Prado
Ministry on Justice and Peace Advocacy
Director: Fr. Alberto A. Viernes
Special Ministries:
Apostolate for Disadvantaged Children
Director: Fr. Leonardo C. Mina
Apostolate for Indigenous People
Director: Fr. Romulo D. Agyapas
Prison Apostolate
Director: Fr. Elendirico C. Catabay
Apostolate for Sick, Handicapped, Elderly
and the Dying
Director: Fr. Domingo M. Catungal
Apostolate for the Welfare for Women
Director: Fr. Nicomedes S. Laguerta

Commission On Youth
Chairman: Fr. Christopher E. Sison

Commission On The Clergy
Chairman: Fr. Numeriano A. Gabot Jr.
Vice Chairmen: All Directors of the
Different, Related Ministries
Priests’ Assembly
President: Fr. Numeriano A.
Gabot Jr.
Committee on Priests’ Sports and Recreation
Director: Fr. Bernardo Y. Villanueva
Committee on Priests’ Professionalization,
Retreats and Recollections
Director: Fr. Noel B. Bulosan
Bahay Pari
Rector: Fr. Romulo D. Agyapas

Commission On Priestly And Religious
Vocations
Chairman: Fr. Christopher R. Herreria
Vice Chairmen: All Directors of the
Different, Related Ministries
Ministry on Vocations
Director: Fr. Christopher R. Herreria

Commission On Education
Chairman of the Board: Bishop Jacinto
A. Jose, DD
Superintendent: Fr. Crisanto A. Draculan
Asst. Superintendents: Fr. Hurley
John S. Solfelix; Fr. Antonio
E. Reyes Jr.
Secretary: Ms. Josephine A. Florendo

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL
CLERGY
Most Rev. Jacinto A. Jose, DD
Bishop of Urdaneta

Vicariate Of Our Lady
Urdaneta City 2428 (F-1858)
Tel.: (075) 568-2444
Titular: Our Lady of Immaculate
Conception, December 8
Rector: Fr. Alejandro T. de Guzman
Vice Rectors: Fr. Angelito S. Arsola;
Fr. John Rey L. Cayetano;
Fr. Angelo B. Lopez
Binalonan, 2436 Pangasinan (F-1841)
Tel.: (075) 632-0558
Titular: Holy Child, 3rd Sunday
of January
Parish Priest: Fr. Numeriano A.
Gabot Jr.
Pozorrubio, 2435 Pangasinan (F-1880)
Tel.: (075) 566-7016
Titular: St. Jude Thaddeus, Oct. 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Norman Q.
Kagaoan Jr.
Sison, 2434 Pangasinan (F-1898)
Tel.: (075) 632-3052
Titular: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel,
July 16
Parish Priest: Fr. Bernardo Y. Villanueva
San Manuel, 2438 Pangasinan (F-1687)
Tel.: (075) 565-3249
Titular: St. Bartholomew, Aug. 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Farley B. Castro
San Jose, 2428 Urdaneta City
Titular: Our Lady Queen of the
Universe, August 22
Parish Priest: Fr. Jessie S. Prado
Linmansangan, 2436 Binalonan, Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 562-4060
Titular: San Rafael, Sept. 29
Parish Priest: Fr. Elenderico C.
Catabay
Bactad, 2428 Urdaneta City
Titular: Our Lady of Lourdes,
February 11
Parish Priest: Fr. Alberto A. Viernes
Cabaruan, 2428 Urdaneta City
Titular: Divine Mercy, April 23
Parish Priest: Fr. Reymar Roy I.
Pangonilo
Palguyod, Pozorrubio, Pangasinan
Titular: St. Padre Pio, Sept. 23
Parish Administrator: Fr. Jazel
Ramon
E. Collado

Vicariate of Sacred Heart
Villaris, 2427 Pangasinan (F-1763)
Tel.: (075) 564-4216
Titular: St. Anthony Abbot, Jan. 17
Parish Priest: Fr. Jesus Melvyn N.
Bufete
Alcala, 2425 Pangasinan (F-1881)
Titular: Holy Cross, May 3
Parish Priest: Fr. Hurley John S.
Solfelix
Sto. Tomas, 2426 Pangasinan (F-1973)
Titular: St. Thomas Aquinas,
January 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Jun G. Laya
Rosales, 2441 Pangasinan (F-1853)
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua,
June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Teofilo L. Calicdan
Carmen, 2441 Rosales, Pangasinan
Titular: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel,
July 16
Parish Priest: Fr. Arturo F. Aquino
Balungao, 2442 Pangasinan
Titular: St. Joseph, March 19
Parish Priest: Fr. Jose T. Macaraeg
III
San Leon, 2443 Umingan, Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 658-6832
Titular: San Isidro Labrador,
March 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Christopher R.
Herreria
Umingan, 2443 Pangasinan (F-1867)
Tel.: (075) 576-5114
Titular: Our Lady of Immaculate
Conception, Dec. 8
Parish Priest: Fr. Antonio E. Reyes Jr.
Piaz, Villaris, Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 569-5739
Titular: Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Dec. 12
Parish Priest: Fr. Romulo D. Agyapas

Vicariate of St. Joseph
Bontoc, 2439 Asingan, Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 563-4561
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer, April 5
Parish Priest: Fr. Dionisio B. Luzano
Asingan, 2439 Pangasinan (F-1698)
Tel.: (075) 532-2309
Titular: St. Louis Bertrand, October
10
Parish Priest: Fr. Franklin John U.
Tandingan
Sta. Maria, 2440 Pangasinan (F-1785)
Titular: St. Patrick, March 17
Parish Priest: Fr. Richard Francisco
G. Abalos
San Nicolas, 2447 Pangasinan (F-1876)
Tel.: (075) 573-2822
Titular: St. Nicholas Tolentino,
Sept. 10
Parish Priest: Fr. Noel B. Bulosan
San Quintin, 2444 Pangasinan (F-1876)
Titular: St. Paschal Baylon, May 17
Parish Priest: Fr. Elpidio F. Silva Jr.
Attached Priest: Fr. Julius E. Soria
Natividad, 2446 Pangasinan (F-1942)
Titular: Our Lady of Nativity,
Sept. 18
Parish Priest: Fr. Christopher E.
Sison
Panganiban, 2445 Tayug, Pangasinan
Titular: Our Lady of Miraculous
Medal, Nov. 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Joseph A. Repollo

Diocesan Clergy Without Parish
Assignment
Fr. Leonardo C. Mina
Rector, Bahay Pari
Brgy. Pinmaludpod, Urdaneta City
Fr. Crisanto A. Draculan
Superintendent, Diocesan Schools
Diocese of Urdaneta, Urdaneta
City
Fr. Domingo M. Catungal
Bahay Pari
Brgy. Pinmaludpod, Urdaneta
City
Fr. Cirilo P. Bayugba
Diocesan School Office
Urdaneta City

Retired Clergy
Fr. Primo A. Garcia; Fr. Francisco P.
Ganaden; Fr. Anecito G. Malanum
Bahay Pari, Brgy. Pinmaludpod,
Urdaneta City
Fr. Diomedes S. Laguerta
Carmen, Rosales, Pangasinan
Fr. Eugenio Z. de Vera
Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel,
Guiguilonen, Mangaldan, Pangasinan

Diocesan Clergy Staying Outside the
Diocese of Urdaneta
Fr. Melchor S. Fernando (Military
Chaplain - Palawan); Rev. Fr.
Pius S. Alejo (Canada); Rev. Fr.
Desiderio de Guzman (Guest
Priest - Manila)

INSTITUTE OF CONSECRATED LIFE/
SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
NOTE: Please see sections on Religious
Men/Women.

MEN
Society Of The Divine Word (SVD)
Opifices Christi (OP)

WOMEN
Workers Of Christ The Worker (WCW)
Servi Contemplativi Christ (SCC)
Congregacion De Religiosas Missioneras
De Sto. Domingo (OP)
Medical Missionaries (MMS)
Leaven Of The Immaculate Heart
Of Mary (LIHM)
Congregation Of Benedictine Sisters
Of The Eucharistic King (OSB)
Daughters Of Divine Zeal (FDZ)
Dominican Daughters Of The Immaculate
Mother (OP)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Diocesan Schools
Holy Child Academy, Binalonan, 2436
Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 632-3049
Principal: Mr. Joselito G. Tacason
St. Philomena’s Academy, Pozorrubio,
2435 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 566-2310
Principal: Ms. Mayflor O. Cayetano
Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Academy,
Sison, 2434 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 600-3053
Principal: Mrs. Luz A. Peralta
Our Lady Of The Lilies Academy, Consejo
Street, Urdaneta City 2428
Tel.: (075) 568-2675, 656-1514
Principal: Sr. M. Dolorez Acluba,
FDZ
Our Lady Of The Pillar Catholic
School, Poblacion East, Sta. Maria,
2440 Pangasinan
Principal: Mrs. Erlinda M. Laguit
St. Louis Bertrand School, Mayor’s
Boulevard, Poblacion West,
Asingan,
Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 563-5063
Principal: Ms. Susana Obejera
St. Anthony Abbot Academy, Poblacion
Zone 1, Villasis, 2427 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 564-4148
Principal: Mrs. Merlinda N. Tuvera
Holy Rood Academy, Arboleda St.,
Poblacion East, Alcala, 2425
Pangasinan
Officer-In-Charge: Mrs. Aurora
N. Danzil
Escuela De San Antonio, St. Anthony
of Padua Parish Compound,
Rosales, 2441 Pangasinan
Principal: Mr. Rodrigo A. Galamgam
St. Patrick Catholic School, Tayug,
2445 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 572-3416
Principal: Mrs. Dina M. Alfonso
St. Paschal Catholic School, San
Quintin, Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 575-3398
Principal: Mrs. Maura G. Santos
Immaculate Conception Catholic School,
Rizal St., Poblacion West, Umingan,
2443 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 576-5273
Officer-In-Charge: Sr. Felisa L.
Garing,
OP

Schools Owned By Religious
Congregations
St. Mary’s Dominican School, Brgy.
Guiset Norte, San Manuel,
2438 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 565-3252
Principal: Sr. Gina Q. Mendoza, OP
Divine Word College Of Urdaneta, J.P.
Rizal St., Bayaoas, Urdaneta City
Tel.: (075) 568-2796, 568-2588
President: Fr. Gil Manalo, SVD
Mary Help Of Christians Learning Center,
Sison St., Poblacion, Pozorrubio,
Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 566-7194
Principal - Elem.: Sr. Ma. Dymphna
Fajardo

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
Bahay Pari, Brgy. Pinmaludpod, Urdaneta
City
Rector: Fr. Romulo D. Agyapas
John Paul II Pastoral Center, Immaculate
Conception Cathedral
Compound,
2428 Urdaneta
City
Tel.: (075) 656-1166

† NECROLOGY †
2014: Fr. Elias G. Tanopo
2016: Fr. Adolfo T. Paroni Jr.

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