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DIOCESE

(Diocesis Viracensis)

Suffragan of Caceres
Creation Date: May 27, 1974. Canonical Erection: August 27,
1974. Civil Province: Province of Catanduanes. Titular: Our
Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Secondary Patron:
St. Joseph. Metropolitan See: Archdiocese of Caceres.

Bishop
Most Reverend
MANOLO A. DE LOS SANTOS, DD, AB, STL, JCL
Born: August 5, 1947. Place of Birth: Basud, Camarines Norte. Ordination
to Priesthood: May 7, 1974. Episcopal Ordination: September 12, 1994.
Episcopal Installation: October 10, 1994. Address: Bishop’s Residence.
Fiat Village, Cavinitan, Virac, 4800 Catanduanes.

Very Reverend
ALLAN MARTIN V. BASILIO, JCL
Vicar General/Moderator Curiae
Chancellor-Secretary
Address:
Bishop’s Residence
Fiat Village, Cavinitan
Virac, 4800 Catanduanes
Tel.: (052) 811-3119

PRESENT STATUS
Population of Jurisdiction…258,951
(projected as of 2014):
Catholics…………… 246,003 (95%)
Area ………………1,511.50 sq.m.
Personnel:
Bishop… …………………… 1
Diocesan Priests… …………83
Religious Priests (Filipino)…… 3
Deacons … ………………… 6
Sisters:
Filipinos… ………………44
Foreigner………………… 3
Aspirants… …………………10
Seminary:
Minor………………………… 1
Enrollment… ……………19
Pre-College… ……………… 1
Enrollment ……………… 9
Seminarians of Diocese
Studying in Other Dioceses:
in Philosophy… ……………25
in Theology… ………………16
on Regency… ……………… 4
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates …………………… 5
Parishes………………………22
with resident pastors… …22
entrusted to diocesan
clergy… ………………21
Mission Churches…………… 8
with resident pastors… … 8
entrusted to diocesan
clergy… ……………… 7
entrusted to religious
clergy… ……………… 1
Chapels (Visitas)… ……… 351
Educational Centers:
Pre-Schools:
Parochial………………… 8
Enrollment… ………… 200
Primary Schools:
Religious………………… 1
Enrollment… ………… 147
High School:
Diocesan………………… 1
Enrollment… ………… 261
Sacraments & Sacramentals:
(as of December 31, 2014)
Baptisms of Infants… … 5,745
Confirmation…………… 1,923
First Communion……… 7,062
Marriages:
Catholics……………… 560
Mixed …………………… 4
Deaths/Funerals… …… 1,854
Basic Faith Communities… ……72
Institutions:
Children’s Home
(for Malnourished children)...…1
Retreat Houses……………… 4
Retreat Houses……………… 4

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery
Diocesan Pastoral Center
Diocese of Virac
Virac, 4800 Catanduanes
Tel.: (052) 811-1408
Fax: (052) 811-1456
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Vicar General /Moderator Curiae &
Chancellor-Secretary: Very Rev. Fr.
Allan Martin V. Basilio, JCL
Vicar for the Clergy: Rev. Fr. Henry
C. Vega
Oeconomus/Treasurer: Rev. Msgr.
Virgilio R. Bea, HP
Assistant to the Chancellor: Rev. Fr.
Eric John T. Rojas
Office Secretary-Bookkeeper: Ms.
Josephine T. Mendoza
Internal Auditor: Ms. Annelie T.
Sarmiento
Utility: Mr. Jerry T. Sarmiento

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
Board Of Consultors
Chairperson: Very Rev. Fr. Allan
Martin V. Basilio, VG, JCL
Vicar General/Moderator Curiae (Ex-
Officio) & Chancellor-Secretary:
_________________________
Members: Rev. Fr. Raul S. delos
Santos, VF; Rev. Fr. Henry
C. Vega, VF; Rev. Fr. Avelino O.
Sualibio Jr., VF; Rev. Fr. Joseph
dela Providencia, VF; Rev. Fr.
Paul I. Isorena, VF; Rev. Fr. Juan
R. Lizaso Jr. VF (Appointed);
Rev. Fr. Nestor Buena (Appointed);
Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Eusebio
(Appointed); Rev. Fr. Eric John
T. Rojas (Appointed)

Presbyteral Council
Chairperson: Rev. Fr. Nestor Buena
Members: Very Rev. Fr. Allan Martin
V. Basilio, VG, JCL; Rev. Fr. Henry
C. Vega; Rev. Fr. Paul I. Isorena;
Rev. Fr. Raul S. delos Santos;
Rev. Fr. Joseph A. dela Providencia;
Rev. Fr. Avelino O.
Sualibio Jr.; Rev. Fr. Edison B.
Bernardo; Rev. Msgr. Leandro
S. Atutubo Jr.; Rev. Fr. Constantino
T. Soriao; Rev. Fr. Hector
A. del Rosario; Rev. Fr. Allan
T. Pereyra; Rev. Fr. Stephen V.
Polo; Rev. Fr. Salvador T. Rojas
Jr.; Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Eusebio;
Rev. Fr. Felbert V. Reyes

Diocesan Finance Committee
Chairman: Very Rev. Fr. Allan Martin
V. Basilio, VG, JCL
Members: Rev. Msgr. Virgilio R. Bea,
HP; Rev. Fr. Juan R. Lizaso Jr.;
Ms. Concepcion A. Co

PASTORAL SECTION
Commission On Christian Education
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Randulfo A.
de Quiros
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev. Fr.
Joseph Clarianes - Virac; Rev. Fr.
John Gerard Aldave - Bato; Rev.
Fr. Neptaly Tañon - San Andres;
Rev. Fr. Efraim Tariman - Pandan;
Rev. Fr. Joel Teves - Viga
Members: Sr. Evangelina Aldea,
MCST; Sr. Meriam Basig, MCST

Commission On Social Action, Justice
& Peace
Executive Secretary: Rev. Fr. Renato
R. dela Rosa
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev. Fr.
Henry C. Vega - Bato; Rev. Fr.
Raul S. delos Santos - Pandan;
Rev. Fr. Joseph dela Providencia
- San Andres; Rev. Fr. Juan
C. Tejerero Jr. - Viga; Rev. Fr. Felbert
V. Reyes - Virac

Commission On Prison Pastoral Care
Chairman: Mr. Arbues Tolentino
Secretary: Ms. Aida Sarmiento
Treasurer: Ms. Inviolata Apodaca
Members: Atty. Manuel Magistrado;
Atty. Juan Mendoza; Dr.
Alvin R. Ravalo; Dr. Godofredo
Quintal; Dr. Imelda Gianan; Dr.
Mila Balmadrid; Mr. Alexis Clemente;
Mr. Aniceto Orquina;
Dra. Milagros Tuboro; Ms. Betty
Molina; Ms. Cely Brizo; Ms. Teresita
Sarmiento; Anawin Covenant
Community

Commission On Worship
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Rolvin C. Romero
Vice-Chairman: Rev. Fr. Ferdinand
A. Robles
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev.
Fr. Gabriel Alejandro Jr. - Bato;
Rev. Fr. Joey R. Tendenilla - Pandan;
Rev. Fr. Rolvin C. Romero
- San Andres; Rev. Fr. Philip
Henry Morales - Viga; Rev. Fr.
Reynaldo Pabellian Jr. - Virac

Commission On Family Life
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Constantino Soriao
Vice-Chairman: Sr. Grace Tayo, CSJB
Members: Rev. Fr. Constantino
Soriao - Virac; Rev. Fr. Christian
Soriao - Viga; Rev. Fr. Raymund
Francis Aldave - Bato; Rev. Fr.
Franco Ian Balmadrid - San
Andres; Rev. Fr. Jason Macuja
- Pandan
Lay Members: Mr. & Mrs. Ruben &
Nelia Tria - Virac; Mr. Teofilo
Isorena - Pandan; Mr. & Mrs.
Roberto & Rosario Reyes - Viga;
Mr. & Mrs. Ely & Maria Templonuevo
- Bato

Commission On Youth Apostolate &
Campus Ministry
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Stephen Polo
Members: Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Robles
- Virac; Rev. Fr. Shondell
Rodulfo - Viga; Rev. Fr. Rolly
Rabaca - Bato; Rev. Fr. Neptaly
Tañon - San Andres; Rev. Fr.
Efraim Tariman -Pandan

Commission On Priestly And Religious
Vocations
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Joseph Clarian
G. Clarianes
Vice-Chairman: Rev. Fr. Felbert V.
Reyes
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev. Fr.
Nestor R. Buena - Bato; Rev. Fr.
Randulfo A. De Quiros - Pandan;
Rev. Fr. Juan C. Tejerero Jr.
- Viga; Rev. Fr. Felbert Reyes
- Virac; Rev. Fr. Simplicio Lumakad
Jr., CSJBP - Religious
Vocations; Rev. Fr. Joseph A.
dela Providencia - Formation;
Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Robles -
Seminary Formator; Rev. Fr.
Reynaldo Pabellian Jr. - Seminary
Formator; Rev. Fr. Eric John
T. Rojas - Seminary Formator

Commission On Mass Media Apostolate
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Felbert V. Reyes
Vice-Chairman: Rev. Fr. Stephen
Polo
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev. Fr.
Franco Ian Balmadrid - San Andres;
Rev. Fr. Shondell Rodulfo
- Viga; Rev. Fr. Jason Macuja
- Pandan; Rev. Fr. Stephen V.
Polo - Virac; Rev. Fr. Salvador
Rojas Jr. - Bato

Commission On Biblical Apostolate
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Joseph B. Saratan
Vice-Chairman: Rev. Fr. Raymund
A. Fajardo
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev.
Fr. Felix B. Mira - Virac; Rev. Fr.
Raul S. de los Santos - Pandan;
Rev. Fr. Sandy Añonuevo - San
Andres; Rev. Fr. Edison B. Bernardo
- Viga; Rev. Fr. Salvador T.
Rojas - Bato

Office Of Research & Documentation
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Paul I. Isorena
Vice-Chairman: Rev. Fr. Eduardo Z.
Zafe
Members: Rev. Fr. Paul I. Isorena -
Virac; Rev. Fr. Salvador Rojas
- Bato; Rev. Fr. Rolvin Romero
- San Andres; Rev. Fr. Jason
Macuja - Pandan; Rev. Fr. John
del Valle - Viga

Commission On Clergy On-Going
Formation & Presbyterium Building
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Henry C. Vega,
VF, JCL
Vice-Chairman: Rev. Fr. Raul S. delos
Santos
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev. Fr.
Henry C. Vega, VF, JCL - Bato;
Rev. Fr. Joseph dela Providencia,
VF - San Andres; Rev. Fr.
Avelino
O. Sualibio Jr., VF - Viga;
Rev. Fr. Paul I. Isorena, VF - Virac;
Rev. Fr. Raul S. De los Santos,
VF - Pandan

Committee On Religious & Charismatic
Renewal Movement
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Nestor R. Buena
Vice-Chairman: Rev. Fr. Ferdinand
A. Robles
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev.
Fr. Nestor R. Buena - Bato; Rev.
Fr. Joey Tendenilla - Pandan;
Rev. Fr. Sandy Añonuevo - San
Andres; Rev. Fr. George U.
de Leon Jr. - Viga; Rev. Fr. Mark
Anthony Tasarra - Virac

Committee On Migration And Tourism
(under SAC)
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Rolvin C. Romero
Vice-Chairman: Rev. Fr. Felbert Reyes
Members: Rev. Fr. John Gerard
Aldave - Bato; Rev. Fr. Juan R.
Tejerero Jr. - Viga; Rev. Fr. Franco
Ian Balmadrid - San Andres;
Rev. Fr. Randulfo de Quiros
- Pandan; Rev. Fr. Garry Uchi -
Virac

Committee On Health Care
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Felbert V. Reyes
Vice-Chairman: Rev. Fr. Juan R. Lizaso
Jr.
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev. Fr.
Jason Macuja - Pandan; Rev. Fr.
Joseph dela Providencia - San
Andres; Rev. Fr. Felix B. Mira -
Virac; Rev. Fr. Juan R. Tejerero Jr.
- Viga; Rev. Fr. Renato dela Rosa
- Bato

Commission On Parish Construction
And Improvements
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Edison B. Bernardo
Vice-Chairman: Rev. Fr. Paul I. Isorena
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev.
Fr. Henry C. Vega - Bato; Rev.
Fr. Avelino O. Sualibio Jr. - Viga;
Rev. Fr. Raul delos Santos - Pandan;
Rev. Fr. Paul I. Isorena - Virac;
Rev. Fr. Joseph dela Providencia
- San Andres
Lay Members: Arch. Abraham
Peña; Engr. Florencio Garcia;
Ms. Concepcion Co

Commission On Mission
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Nestor R. Buena
Vice-Chairman: Sr. Loreta Abion,
MSRC
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev. Fr.
Nestor R. Buena - Bato; Rev. Fr.
Efraim Tariman - Pandan; Rev.
Fr. Edison B. Bernardo - Viga;
Rev. Fr. Reynaldo Pabellian Jr.
- Virac; Rev. Fr. Jesus Lopez -
Viga; Rev. Fr. Neptaly Tañon Jr.
- San Andres

Committee On Liturgical Music
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Nestor R. Buena
Vice-Chairman: Rev. Fr. Felbert V.
Reyes
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev. Fr.
Nestor R. Buena - Bato; Rev. Fr.
Joel T. Teves - Viga; Rev. Fr. Jason
Macuja - Pandan; Rev. Fr.
Rolvin C. Romero - San Andres;
Rev. Fr. Mark Anthony Tasarra -
Virac
Lay Members: Ms. Cresencia G. Arcilla;
Ms. Grace S. Gabao; Dr.
Alvin Ravalo; Mr. Joey Vargas;
Mr. Efren T. Sorra; Mr. Jimmy
Valeza; Mr. Raymund Molod

Commission On Lay Formation &
Ministry
Chairman: Mr. Efren T. Sorra
Vice-Chairman: Mr. Alfredo Ramirez
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev.
Fr. Eduardo Zafe - Bato; Rev. Fr.
Randulfo A. de Qiuros - Pandan;
Rev. Fr. Joseph dela Providencia
- San Andres; Rev. Fr.
Avelino Sualibio Jr. - Viga; Rev.
Fr. Paul I. Isorena - Virac

Diocesan Pastoral Council
Chairman: Very Rev. Fr. Allan Martin
V. Basilio, VG, JCL
Executive Secretary: Rev. Fr. Paul I.
Isorena
Members: Rev. Fr. Joseph A.
dela Providencia, VF; Rev. Fr.
Edison B. Bernardo; Rev. Fr.
Henry C. Vega, VF, JCL; Rev. Fr.
Raul S. delos Santos, VF, STL;
Rev. Fr. Nestor R. Buena; Rev. Fr.
Randulfo A. de Quiros; Rev. Fr.
Avelino Sualibio Jr., VF; Rev. Fr.
Paul I. Isorena; Rev. Fr. Juan R.
Lizaso Jr.; Rev. Fr. Constantino
T. Soriao; Rev. Fr. Anthony U.
Ogena; Rev. Fr. Joey R. Tendenilla;
Engr. Florencio Garcia; Mr.
Gregorio Sarmiento

Commission For Orders And Ministries
Chairman: Very Rev. Fr. Allan Martin
V. Basilio, VG, JCL
Members: Rev. Fr. Raul S. delos Santos,
STL; Rev. Fr. Avelino Sualibio
Jr., VF; Rev. Fr. Constantino
T. Soriao; Rev. Fr. Joseph Clarian
G. Clarianes; Rev. Fr. Randulfo
A. de Quiros; Rev. Fr. Raymund
A. Fajardo; Rev. Fr. Felix B. Mira

Steering Committee Of The Diocesan
Shrine Of The Holy Cross
Executive Secretary: Rev. Fr. Juan R.
Lizaso
Members: Very Rev. Fr. Allan Martin
V. Basilio, VG, JCL; Ms. Concepcion
Co; Arch. Abraham Peña;
Engr. Amador Tejada; Arch.
Romulo Taroza; Mary Ang Ban
Giok; Engr. Nestor Rojas; Engr.
Jimmy Ramirez

New Evangelization Pastorale
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Joseph A.
de la Providencia, STL.
Vice-Chairman: Rev. Fr. Randulfo A.
de Quiros
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev. Fr.
Salvador Rojas Jr. - Bato; Rev.
Fr. Joseph Saratan - Pandan;
Rev. Fr. Joseph de la Providencia
- San Andres; Rev. Fr. John
del Valle - Viga; Rev. Fr. Eric
John T. Rojas - Virac
Team Members: Msgr. Noe T.
de los Santos; Rev. Fr. Raul
S. delos Santos, STL; Rev. Fr.
Randulfo A. de Quiros; Rev. Fr.
Paul I. Isorena; Rev. Fr. Nestor R.
Buena; Rev. Fr. Rolvin C. Romero;
Rev. Fr. Salvador T. Rojas Jr.;
Rev. Fr. Constantino T. Soriao;
Rev. Fr. Eduardo Z. Zafe; Rev. Fr.
Felbert V. Reyes; Rev. Fr. Allan
Matrin V. Basilio; Rev. Fr. Eduardo
Z. Zafe; Rev. Fr. Ferdinand A.
Robles; Rev. Fr. John del Valle;
Ms. Annelie T. Sarmiento; Mr.
& Mrs. Ruben Tria; Mr. Perfecto
Sambajon; Mr. Antonio Tusi;
Engr. Florencio Garcia; Mr. Gregorio
Sarmiento; Ms. Preciosa
Solano; Sr. Loreta Abion, MSRC

Council Of The Laity
Chairman: Mr. Efren T. Sorra
Vice-chairman: Mr. Alfredo Ramirez
Vicarial Priest-Coordinators: Rev. Fr.
Nestor R. Buena - Bato; Rev. Fr.
Anthony U. Ogena - Bato; Rev.
Fr. Joey R. Tendenilla - Pandan;
Rev. Fr. Joseph de la Providencia
- San Andres; Rev. Fr. Arnel
Barba - Viga; Rev. Fr. Joseph
Clarianes - Virac
Legal Counsel: Atty. Miguel Concepcion
Secretary: Dr. Asuncion San Juan
Members:
Vicariate of Pandan: Mr. Teofilo
Isorena; Ms. Ma. Victoria Amor
Vicariate of San Andres: Mr. Gabriel
Molin
Vicariate of Viga: Mr. Perfecto
Villamartin
Jr.; Mr. Clemente
Olarte
Vicariate of Bato: Mr. Errol Soriao;
Ms. Bernadette Bernal
Vicariate of Virac: Mr. Salvador
Tejerero; Ms. Rowena Arcilla
Moderator: Very Rev. Fr. Allan
Martin V. Basilio, VG, JCL

ORGANIZATIONS and
MOVEMENTS (Directors)
Adoracion Nocturna
Rev. Msgr. Leandro Atutubo Jr.
Charismatic Renewal Movements
Rev. Fr. Nestor R. Buena
CWL/Mother Butler’s Guild
Rev. Fr. Juan R. Lizaso Jr.
Holy Name Society
Very Rev. Fr. Allan Martin V.
Basilio, VG, JCL
Knights Of Columbus
Rev. Fr. Joseph Clarianes
Legion Of Mary & Other Marian Associations
Rev. Fr. Joey D. Aguilar
Neo-Catechumenate Movement
Very Rev. Fr. Allan Martin V.
Basilio, VG, JCL
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Rev. Fr. Raymund Fajardo

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL
CLERGY
Vicariate Of Our Lady Of The
Immaculate Conception
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Paul I. Isorena
Virac Cathedral
Foundation: 1755
Pop.: 66,951; Cath.: 60,856
Titular: Our Lady of the Immaculate
Conception
Feast Day: December 8
Parish Priest: Most. Rev. Manolo
A. de los Santos, DD
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Joseph
Clarianes; Rev. Fr. Garry Uchi;
Rev. Fr. Mark Anthony Tasarra
Assisting Deacons: Rev. Jerome
Evangelista; Rev. Jambo Valatero
Tel.: (052) 811-1215; 811-3112
Cabugao, Bato
Foundation: 1911
Pop.: 5,705; Cath.: 4,860
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua
Feast Day: June 13
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Paul I.
Isorena
Magnesia, Virac
Foundation: 1956
Pop.: 4,972; Cath.: 4,634
Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer
Feast Day: May 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Felix B. Mira
Antipolo, Virac
Foundation: 2015
Pop.: 4,553; Cath.: 3,874
Titular: Mary, Mother of the
Church
Feast Day: November 21
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Constantino
Soriao
Paroch. Vicar: Rev. Fr. Sid Jose
Sanchez

Vicariate Of St. John The Baptist
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Henry C. Vega, JCL
Bato
Foundation: 1830
Pop.: 19,984; Cath.: 18,941
Titular: St. John The Baptist
Feast Day: June 24
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Henry C.
Vega, JCL
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Hector
del Rosario; Rev. Fr. John
Gerard Aldave
Holy Cross Shrine, Batalay, Bato
Foundation: 1576
Rector: Rev. Fr. Juan R. Lisazo Jr.
Baras
Foundation: 1897
Pop.: 8,659; Cath.: 8,399
Titular: St. Lawrence the Martyr
Feast Day: August 10
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nestor
Buena
Par. Vicar: Rev. Fr. Raymond
Francis Aldave
Agban Parish, Baras
Pop.: 3,128; Cath.: 3,034
Titular: St. John Paul II
Feast Day: October 22
Priest In-Charge: Rev. Fr. Anthony
U. Ogena
Gigmoto
Foundation: 1951
Pop.: 7,569; Cath.: 7,341
Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer
Feast Day: May 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Salvador T.
Rojas Jr.
Par. Vicar: Rev. Fr. Rolly Rabaca
Sicmil, Mission Church, Gigmoto
Foundation: 2013
Titular: St. Pedro Calungsod
Feast Day: April 2
Priest in-Charge: Rev. Fr. Jesus
Lopez
San Miguel
Foundation: 1953
Pop.: 6,356; Cath.: 6,165
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel
Feast Day: May 8
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Renato R.
dela Rosa
Par. Vicar: Rev. Fr. Gabriel Alejandro
Jr.
Mabato Mission Church, San Miguel
Pop.: 6,610; Cath.: 6,411
Titular: St. Dominic de Guzman
Feast Day: June 4
Priest In-Charge: Rev. Fr. Eduardo
Zafe
Obo Mission Church, San Miguel
Foundation: 2014
Titular: St. Josemaria Escriva de
Balaguer
Feast Day: June 26
Priest in-Charge: Rev. Fr. Raymund
Fajardo

Vicariate Of St. Andrew The Apostle
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Joseph A.
de la Providencia, VF
San Andres
Foundation: 1798
Pop.: 13,550; Cath.: 13,143
Titular: St. Andrew the Apostle
Feast Day: November 30
Priest in-Charge: Very Rev. Fr.
Allan Martin V. Basilio, VG, JCL
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Neptaly
Tañon Jr.; Rev. Fr. Franco Ian
Balmadrid
Palta, Virac
Foundation: 1955
Pop.: 2,248; Cath.: 2,180
Titular: Our Lady of Salvation
Feast Day: May 24
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joseph A.
de la Providencia, VF
Manambrag, San Andres
Foundation: 1953
Pop.: 7,827; Cath.: 7,592
Titular: St. Isidore, the Farmer
Feast Day: May 15
Administrator: Rev. Fr. Sandy
Añonuevo
Hitoma Mission Church, Caramoran
Pop.: 4,497; Cath.: 4,362
Titular: Our Lady of Salvation
Feast Day: May 18
Priest In-Charge: Rev. Fr. Joseph
B. Saratan
Bagong Sirang Mission Church, San
Andres
Foundation: May 31, 2009
Pop.: 10,156; Cath.: 9,851
Titular: St. Pius X
Feast Day: August 21
Priest In-Charge: Rev. Fr. Emerson
Bumagat, OFM
Mayngaway Mission Church, San Andres
Foundation: 2015
Titular: St. Pius of Pietrelcina
Feast Day: September 23
Priest in-Charge: Rev. Fr. Rolvin
C. Romero

Vicariate Of St. Ignatius Of Loyola
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Raul S. delos
Santos, VF, STL.
Pandan
Foundation: 1650
Pop.: 13,501; Cath.: 13,095
Titular: St. Ignatius of Loyola
Feast Day: July 31
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Raul S. delos
Santos, VF, STL
Par. Vicar: Rev. Fr. Efraim Tariman
Tabugoc
Foundation: 2002
Pop.: 5,504; Cath.: 5,338
Titular: San Francisco Caracciolo
Feast Day: June 4
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr.
Raul delos Santos
Caramoran
Foundation: 1600
Pop.: 15,516; Cath.: 15,050
Titular: St. John, the Baptist
Feast Day: June 24
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Randulfo
A. de Quiros
Par. Vicar: Rev. Fr. Jesus Guinguing
Datag Parish, Caramoran
Foundation: 2005
Pop.: 5,673; Cath.: 5,502
Titular: Holy Trinity
Feast Day: June 8
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joey R.
Tendenilla
Tubli Mission Church, Caramoran
Foundation: March 1, 2009
Pop.: 5,702; Cath.: 5,530
Titular: San Lorenzo Ruiz de
Manila
Feast Day: September 28
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jason
Macuja

Vicariate Of Our Lady Of The
Assumption
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Avelino Sualibio
Jr., VF
Viga
Foundation: 1661
Pop.: 7,245; Cath.: 7,027
Titular: Our Lady of the Assumption
Feast Day: August 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Avelino
Sualibio
Jr., VF
Paroch. Vicar: Rev. Fr. Shondell
Rodulfo
Bagamanoc
Foundation: 1929
Pop.: 6,210; Cath.: 6,023
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua
Feast Day: June 13
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr.
Juan C. Tejerero Jr.
Paroch. Vicar: Rev. Fr. Philip
Henry Morales
Bugao Parish, Bagamanoc
Foundation: October 11, 2015
Pop.: 3,973; Cath.: 3,853
Titular: St. John XXIII
Feast Day: October 11
Priest In-Charge: Rev. Fr. John
del Valle
Panganiban
Foundation: 1683
Pop.: 6,577; Cath.: 6,379
Titular: St. James the Greater
Feast Day: July 25
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Edison B.
Bernardo
Par. Vicar: Rev. Fr. Joel Teves
Alinawan Mission Church, Panganiban
Foundation: April 4, 2005
Pop.: 2,713; Cath.: 2631
Titular: Our Lady of Salvation
Feast Day: May 10
Priest in-Charge: Rev. Fr. Christian
Soriao
Oco, Viga
Foundation: 1811
Pop.: 6,109; Cath.: 5,925
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker
Feast Day: May 1
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Arnel Barba
Tambongon, Viga
Foundation: 1952
Pop.: 5,912; Cath.: 5,734
Titular: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Feast Day: July 16
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. George U.
de Leon Jr.

Clergy Without Parish Assignment
Diocesan Pastoral Center:
Rev. Fr. Eric John T. Rojas, Assistant
to the Chancellor
Full time Commission Directors:
Rev. Fr. Renato dela Rosa - Commission
on Social Action (Caritas
- Virac); Rev. Fr. Stephen Polo -
Commission on Youth Apostolate
& Campus Ministry
In Other Dioceses in the Philippines:
Rev. Msgr. Noe T. de los Santos,
HP (Legazpi); Rev. Orlando
R. Mendoza Jr. (Manila - on
study-leave); Rev. Fr. Rodolfo J.
Cruz III (Manila); Rev. Fr. Eduardo
T. Manibale (Manila); Rev. Fr.
Joel Lofamia (Manila); Rev. Fr.
Francis M. Sarmiento (Manila);
Rev. Fr. Rodolfo Sanchez (Military);
Rev. Fr. Eli A. Bocacao III
(Military); Rev. Fr. Joseph Rey
Villamartin (Manila - on studyleave);
Rev. Fr. Roberto Sanchez
(Manila - on study-leave)
Abroad:
Rev. Fr. Leonardo B. Tamayo Jr.
(Canada); Rev. Fr. Vicente A.
Borre III (Canada); Rev. Fr. Felipe
S. Faustino (Canada); Rev.
Fr. Fernando T. Genogaling
(Canada); Rev. Fr. Joseph O. Infante
(USA); Rev. Fr. Benedicto
M. Marino (Canada); Rev. Fr.
Jose R. Peña (Canada); Rev. Fr.
Raul A. Rañola (Canada); Rev.
Fr. Jose C. Tejada (USA); Rev.
Fr. Juanito A. Vargas (Canada);
Rev. Fr. Silvano A. Vargas (Canada);
Rev. Fr. Francis Enrico S.
Conde (USA); Rev. Fr. Rolando
S. dela Rosa (USA); Rev. Fr. Denis
S. Surban (USA); Rev. Fr. Benedicto
A. Tugano IV ( Canada);
Rev. Fr. Rene O. Tapel (USA);
Rev. Msgr. Juan Z. Vargas, HP
(USA); Rev. Fr. Roy T. Tablizo
(London); Rev. Fr. Melchor
Samonte (Canada)

SEMINARIES
Immaculate Conception Seminary (High
School /Pre-College), Fiat Village,
Cavinitan, Virac, Catanduanes
4800
Rector: Rev. Fr. Felbert V. Reyes:
Rector
Vice Rector: Rev. Fr. Ferdinand
Robles
Procurator/Prefect of Discipline
(Pre-College): Rev. Fr. Reynaldo
Pabellian Jr.
Prefect of Discipline (Minor)/
Sports Moderator (Minor & Pre-
College): Rev. Fr. Eric John T. Rojas
Assistant Procurator: Sr. Erlinda
Echavaria, DM
Part-Time Instructor: Rev. Msgr.
Leandro Atutubo Jr.; Mr. Rene
Abundo; Mrs. Vicky Gianan; Fr.
Raymund Fajardo; Sem. Kenneth
Sarmiento
St. John The Baptist Religious Seminary,
Calatagan, Tibang, Virac,
Catanduanes
CSJBP Rector: Rev. Fr. Simplicio
S. Lumacad
Rev. Fr. Honesto Eboña

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Alfonso Maria Fusco Nursery Shool,
Fiat Compound, Cavinitan, Virac,
Catanduanes
Immaculate Conception School, Fiat
Compound, Cavinitan, Virac,
Catanduanes
Assumpta Child Formation Center, Viga,
Catanduanes
Our Lady Of Salvation Formation Center,
Palta, Virac, Catanduanes
St. John The Baptist Child Formation
Center, Bato, Catanduanes
St. Anthony Of Padua Child Formation
Center, Bagamanoc, Catanduanes
St. Isidore The Farmer Child Formation
Center, Gigmoto, Catanduanes
Immaculate Conception Seminary Academy
Of The Diocese Of Virac, Virac,
Cataduanes

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
Formation Centers
Fiat Homes, Cavinitan, Virac, Catanduanes
Risen Christ Chapel Formation Center,
CSC Compound, Virac, Catanduanes
Tingog Center, Bato, Catanduanes
Our Lady Of The Assumption Formation
Center, Viga, Catanduanes
St. Lawrence Evangelization Center,
Baras, Catanduanes
St. Isidore The Farmer Formation Center,
Gigmoto, Catanduanes

Retreat Houses
St. John The Baptist House Of Spirituality,
Congregation of St. John the
Baptist, the Precursor, Calatagan
Tibang, Virac, Catanduanes
Superior: Rev. Fr. Simplicio S.
Lumacad, CSJBP
Galilee Retreat House, Congregation
of Sisters of St. John the Baptist
(CSSJB), Palawig, San Andres,
Catanduanes
Superior: Sr. Emily Magdaraog, CSJB

Rehabilitation Center
Alfonso Maria Home For Children (For
Malnourished Children), St. John
the Baptist Sisters, Fiat Compound,
Virac, Catanduanes
Superior: Sr. Florentina Brizo, CSJB

Diocesan Clinic
Servants Of Jesus Of Charity, Bigaa,
Virac, Catanduanes
Superior: Sr. Elena Luz Fajardo, SdeJ

Publications
Inmaculada, Pastoral Notes, Virac
Cathedral Parish
Liwanag, Baras Parish
Tingog, Bato Parish
Hikot, San Andres Parish
Kabatangan, Gigmoto Parish
Harubay, Caramoran Parish
Fuego, Cabugao Parish
Misyon, Mabato Mission Church

RELIGIOUS CONGREGATIONS/
COMMUNITIES
MEN
Congregation Of St. John The Baptist,
The Precursor (CSJBP)
Order Of Friars Minor

WOMEN
Congregation Of The Sisters Of St.
John The Baptist (CSSJB)
Missionary Catechists Of St. Therese
Of The Infant Jesus (MCST)
Daughters Of Mary, Mother Of The
Church (DM)
Servants Of Jesus Of Charity (SdeJ)
Contemplative Of The Good Shepherd
(CGS)
Immaculate Conception Hermitage
(ICH)

† NECROLOGY †
Rev. Fr. Jose Talion; Rev. Fr. Andres
Tablizo; Rev. Fr. Cipriano Arcilla;
Rev. Fr. Antonio Divinagracia;
Rev. Fr. Clodualdo Villaranda;
Rev. Fr. Delfin Tejada; Rev. Fr. Ludovico
de Vela; Rt. Rev. Honesto
C. Sarmiento; Rev. Msgr. Demetrio
Valeza; Rev. Msgr. Juan T. Rojas;
Rev. Fr. Privado S. Santelices;
Rev. Fr. Severiano Bea; Rev. Fr.
Ramon Torres; Rev. Fr. Abelardo
M. Ribaya;
Rev. Msgr. Alfonso
Molina; Rev. Fr. Emilio S. Saribong;
Rev. Fr. Francisco Gianan;
Rev. Msgr. Simon Frederick
Spoelder; Rev. Msgr. Jose B. Molina;
Rev. Fr. Pascual M. Macuja;
Rev. Msgr. Francisco Molina, HP;
Rev. Fr. Joel Rama

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