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Diocese of San Jose, Nueva Ecija

(Diocesis Sancti Josephi in Insulis Philippinis) San Jose-Nueva Ecija
Suffragan of Lingayen-Dagupan
Created: February 16, 1984. Erected: July 14, 1984. Comprises the City of San Jose and the Science City of Muñoz and 12 other municipalities in Northern Nueva Ecija. Titular: St. Joseph the Worker, May 1.

PREVIOUS ORDINARIES
Most Reverend
MYLO HUBERT C. VERGARA, DD
Born: October 23, 1962 in Manila. Ordained priest: March 24, 1990. Appointed third Bishop of San Jose, Nueva Ecija: February 12, 2005. Ordained Bishop: April 30, 2005. Installed: May 14, 2005.

Bishop of San Jose
Most Reverend
ROBERTO C. MALLARI

Most Reverend
FLORENTINO FERRER CINENSE, DD
Appointed first Bishop of San Jose, Nueva Ecija: May 24, 1984 Ordained Bishop: July 14, 1984. Installed: July 14, 1984. Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Tarlac and Apostolic Administrator of San Jose, Nueva Ecija: August 22, 1985. Installed as Bishop of Tarlac: January 21, 1988.

Most Reverend
LEO MURPHY DRONA, SDB, STL
Appointed second Bishop of San Jose, Nueva Ecija: June 10, 1987. Installed: August 15, 1987. Appointed third Bishop of San Pablo: May 14, 2004. Installed: June 18, 2004.

PRESENT STATUS
Area of Territory……2,540.80 km2
Total Population…………774, 709
Number of Catholics……722, 901
Personnel
Bishop………………………1
Past Bishops…………………2
Religious Sisters
Filipinos………………………18
Foreigners……………………5
Seminarians
Diocesan
Theology…………………7
Major……………Minor-10
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates …………………… 3
Parishes ………………… 19
Quasi-Parish ………………… 1
Chaplaincy ………………… 1
Educational Centers:
Diocesan Owned and …………
Administered Schools……9
Religious Owned and
Administered Schools………1
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
Baptisms………………10,332
Confirmations ………… 4,172
First Communions …… 5814
Marriages:
Between Catholics … 1,125
Between Catholicsand non-Catholics……33
Other Institutions:
Retreat Houses………… 3
Catechetical Center………1
Center for Job Training……1

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery
2/f Chancery, St. Joseph Cathedral
San Jose City 3121 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 947-31-22
Tel./Fax: (044) 511-1371
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website:www.dioceseofsanjose.com
Vicar General: Very Rev. Rolando R. Mabutol
Office of the Vicar General
2/f Chancery, St. Joseph Cathedral San Jose City 3121 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 947-31-22
Tel./Fax: (044) 511-1371
Chancellor: Fr. Jun E. Flores
Office of the Chancellor
2/f Chancery, St. Joseph Cathedral San Jose City, 3121 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 947-31-22
Tel./Fax: (044) 511-13-71
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Vice Chancellor: Fr. Michael Grospe
Office of the Chancellor
2/f Chancery, St. Joseph Cathedral
San Jose City, 3121 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 947-31-22
Tel./Fax: (044) 511-1371
Oeconomus: Fr. Renato Santos Jr.
Office of the Oeconomus
2/f Chancery Building, St. Joseph Cathedral San Jose City, 3121 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 947-31-22
Tel./Fax: (044) 511-1371
Bookkeeper: Mrs. Janet Mallari
Secretaries: Sr. Helen Laquindanum, MCST, Ms. Catherine Cynthia Bondoc, Ms. Ma. Teresa Gania
Maintenance: Mr. Allan Coloma

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
Diocesan Board of Consultors
Members: Most Rev. Mylo Hubert Vergara, DD, Very Rev. Rolando R. Mabutol, Fr. Jun E. Flores, Fr. Cesar C. Vergara, Fr. Nestor E. Romano, Fr. Rudy A. Ibale, MSC, Fr. Bonifacio P. Flores, Fr. Edwin I. Bravo, Fr. Rufo Ramil H. Cruz, PhD, Fr. Richard Benavente, SOLT, Fr. Menardo Natividad, Fr. Renato Santos Jr.
Secretary: Fr. Michael Grospe

Episcopal Vicars
Episcopal Vicar for the Clergy:
Fr. Cesar C. Vergara
St. Joseph Cathedral, San Jose City, 3121 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 511-2054
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Episcopal Vicar for Religious:
Fr. Rudy A. Ibale, MSC
Christ the Worker Chaplaincy, Central Luzon State University
Science City of Muñoz, 3120 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 456-51-70
Episcopal Vicar for the Laity:
Fr. Nestor E. Romano
St. Roch Parish, Cuyapo, 3117 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 608-12-97
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Diocesan Pastoral Council
President: Dr. Relito S. Ignacio, MD
Secretary: Miss Teodora Jazmin
Members: Mrs. Eva Violago, Sr. Eva Oldan , FdCC, Mr. Reynaldo Galapon, Miss Lourdes Falcon, Mr. Jonas Sagun, Mrs. Arcie Balais
Vicars Forane, Bishop, Vicar General, Economus, Episcopal Vicars

Judicial Section
Judicial Vicar: Fr. Getty A. Ferrer, JCL
2/f Chancery, St. Joseph Cathedral San Jose City, 3121 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 947-31-22
Tel./Fax: (044) 511-13-71
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PASTORAL SECTION
Commission on Integral Formation (CIF)
Director: Fr. Nestor E. Romano
Diocesan Coordinator: Mr. Romeo Gohil
Commission on Clergy Formation
Director: Fr. Cesar C. Vergar
Commission on Religious
Director: Fr. Rudy A. Ibale, MSC
Commission on Youth
Director: Fr. Fernando S. Urbano, SDB
Diocesan Liaison on Youth Ministry: Fr. Ariel U. Capuyon
Diocesan Youth Coordinator:
Mr. Jonathan B. Luciano
Diocesan Youth Leader:
Mr. Julius-Caesar T. Uy
Commission on Liturgy
Director: Fr. Edwin I. Bravo
Members: Fr. Getty A. Ferrer, JCL, Fr. Josix R. Tolentino, Fr. Michael J. Grospe, Fr. Jun E. Flores, Mr. Jonathan B. Luciano
Commission on Vocations
Director: Fr. Getty A. Ferrer
Commission on Schools
Apo San Jose Catholic Education System (ACES)
Superintendent: Fr. Rufo Ramil H. Cruz, PhD
Assistant Superintendents: Fr. Jun E. Flores, Fr. Pedro Albino Jr.
Commission on Temporalities and Properties
Director: Fr. Luvimindo V. Sayson
Commission on Missions and Pontifical Mission Society
Director: Fr. Luvimindo V. Sayson
Assistant Director: Fr. Edwin I. Bravo
Commission on the Care of
Migrants and Itinerant Peoples
Director: Fr. Bonifacio P. Flores
Commission on Justice and Peace
Director: Fr. Ernie P. Pesimo
Staff: Mr. Romeo Gohil
Commission on Social Action
Director: Fr. Cesar C. Vergara
Assistant Director: Fr. Josix R. Tolentino
Commission on Pastoral Care of Prisoners
Director: Fr. Remigio Malgapo
Staff: Mr. Romeo Gohil, Mrs. Lisa Villamante
Commission on Bible Apostolate
Director: Fr. Pedro Albino Jr.
Commission on Family and Life
Director: Fr. Menardo Natividad
Commission on Church Heritage
Director: Fr. Luvimindo V. Sayson
Commission on Catechetics
Director: Fr. Michael J. Grospe
Diocesan Coordinator: Sr. Virginia Sarcaoga, FdCC
Commission on Heath Care Apostolate Director: Fr. Renato Santos Jr.
Diocesan Coordinator: Sr. Susan Imperio, FdCC
Commission on Tribal and Indigenous People Director: Fr. Rosalito F. Cabanting
Diocesan Coordinator: Sr. Anita Jaurigue, FdCC
Commission on Social Communications
Director: Fr. Jun E. Flores
Staff: Mr. Jonathan B. Luciano

ORGANIZATIONS, MOVEMENTS, TRANSPAROCHIAL COMMUNITIES AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS
MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS
Director: Fr. Arleen P. Ragasa
Adoracion Nocturna Filipina
Apostleship of Prayer
Knights of Columbus
Daughters of Mary Immaculate International
Legion of Mary
Catholic Women’s League

PARISH MINISTRIES
Director: Fr. Edwin I. Bravo
Mother Butler Guild
Extra Ordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist
Ministry of Altar Servers
Ministry of Lectors and Commentators
Ministry of Greeters and Collectors
Liturgical Music Ministry

TRANSPAROCHIAL MOVEMENTS
Director: Fr. Nestor E. Romano
Family Life Apostolate (FAMILIA)
Couples for Christ
Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement
El Shaddai
Marriage Encounter

DIOCESAN PROGRAMS
Parish Renewal Experience
Director: Fr. Nestor E. Romano
Cursillo Movement
Director: Fr. Remigio G. Malgapo

PARISHES
Vicariate of St. Joseph
Vicar Forane: Fr. Menardo B. Natividad
Cathedral of St. Joseph, San Jose City 3121 Nueva Ecija
Tels.: (044) 511-2054 / 947-1143
Parish Priest/Rector: Fr. Cesar C. Vergara
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Remigio G. Malgapo
Resident Priest: Fr. Jun E. Flores
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker
St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish
Carranglan 3123 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: No. (44) 806-2003
Parish Priest: Fr. Ariel U. Capuyon
Titular: St. Nicholas of Tolentine
St. James the Great Parish, Lupao 3122 Nueva Ecija
Parish Priest: Fr. Arleen P. Ragasa
Titular: St. James the Greater
St. Andrew Parish, Pantabangan 3124 Nueva Ecija
Parish Priest: Fr. Ernie P. Pesimo
Titular: St. Andrew the Apostle
St. Joseph the Spouse Parish, Rizal 3127 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 942-4039
Parish Priest: Fr. Menardo Natividad
Titular: St. Joseph, Husband of Mary
Immaculate Conception Parish, Llanera 3126 Nueva Ecija
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael J. Grospe
Titular: Immaculate Conception
Mary Help of Christians, Brgy. Malasin, San Jose City 3121 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 511-2516
Parish Priest: Fr. Getty A. Ferrer, JCL
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Aureo Pangilinan, OATH
Titular: Mary Help of Christians
Sto. Niño Quasi-Parish, Brgy. Puncan, Carranglan 3123 Nueva Ecija
Parish Priest: Fr. Sesinando C. Cajucom, MSC
Titular: Sto. Niño

Vicariate of St. John
Vicar Forane: Fr. Richard V. Benavente, SOLT
St. John the Evangelist Parish, Guimba 3115 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 611-1627
Parish Priest: Very Rev. Rolando R. Mabutol
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Marcelito A. Paez
Resident Priest: Fr. Rufo Ramil H. Cruz, PhD
Titular:St. John the Evangelist
St. Roch Parish, Cuyapo 3117 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 608-1297
Parish Priest: Fr. Nestor E. Romano
Titular: St. Roch
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish,
Talugtug 3118 Nueva Ecija
Parish Priest: Fr. Luvimindo V. Sayson
Titular: Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Immaculate Conception Parish, Nampicuan 3116 Nueva Ecija
Parish Priest: Fr. Josix R. Tolentino
Titular: Immaculate Conception
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Brgy. Butao, Cuyapo 3117 Nueva Ecija
Parish Priest: Fr. Richard V. Benavente, SOLT
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Brgy. Triala, Guimba 3115 Nueva Ecija
Parish Priest: Fr. Sansin Zoilo Ebuña, MSC
Titular: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Vicariate of St. Dominic
Vicar Forane: Fr. Bonifacio P. Flores
St. Dominic Parish, Sto. Domingo 3133 Nueva Ecija
Parish Priest: Fr. Edwin I. Bravo
Titular: St. Dominic de Guzman
Holy Family Parish, Quezon 3113 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 945-0077
Parish Priest: Fr. Bonifacio P. Flores
Titular: Holy Family
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, Licab 3112 Nueva Ecija
Parish Priest: Fr. Pedro Albino Jr.
Titular: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
San Sebastian Parish, Science City of Muñoz 3119 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 456-0139
Parish Priest: Fr. Renato R. Santos Jr.
Titular: St. Sebastian, Martyr
San Geronimo Parish, Brgy. Baloc, Sto. Domingo 3133 Nueva Ecija
Parish Priest: Fr. Rosalito F. Cabanting
Titular: St. Jerome
Christ the Worker Chaplaincy, Central Luzon State University, Science City of Muñoz 3119 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 456-5170
Chaplain: Fr. Rudy A. Ibale, MSC
Titular: St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Brgy. Bantug, Science City of Muñoz 3119 Nueva Ecija
Parish Priest: Fr. Roman Alaan, MSC
Titular: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Priests Abroad
Fr. Romeo Nietes - on loan to the Diocese of Honolulu
Fr. Manuel Guico - Mission Appeal Director of the Diocese of San Jose, Nueva Ecija
Fr. Omar Tabing - on loan to Diocese of Oklahoma
Priests on Leave
Fr. Ruben Ortiz
Fr. Jose Victor Villalobos

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Diocesan Schools
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Guimba 3115 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 943-0553 / 611-0026
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Population: 2,400
Principal (HS Dept): Ms. Norma Galang
(Elem. Dept): Sr. Virgie Embuido, SFIC
St. Joseph School
Elementary Department: Bonifacio St. San Jose City 3121 Nueva Ecija
High School Department: Brgy. Malasin, San Jose City 3121 Nueva Ecija
Tel./Fax: (Elem Dept): (044) 511-1011
Tel./Fax: (HS Dept): (044) 511-7828
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Population: 1,002
Principal (HS Dept): Sr. Eterna Manangan, SFIC
(Elem. Dept): Sr. Concepcion Ulanday, SFIC
St. Pius X Institute, Cuyapo 3117 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 608-1029
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Population: 914
Principal: Ms. Manuela Bautista
Sacred Heart Academy, Lupao 3122 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 806-1940
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Population: 718
Principal: Mr. Pepito Naco
Saint Andrew School, Pantabangan 3124 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 806-1941
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Population: 396
Principal: Mrs. Elena Aguirre
Holy Family Academy, Quezon 3113 Nueva Ecija
Tels.: (044) 945-007-778; (044) 806-2308
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Population: 527
Principal: Fr. Ramil Cruz
Dominican High School, Sto. Domingo 3133 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 806-1943
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Population: 484
Principal: Mr. Narcy Ador Dionisio
Liceo de Christ the King, Talugtug 3118 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 806-1408
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Population: 495
Principal: Sr. Vilma Pitogo, USS
St. Nicholas Academy, Carranglan, 3123 Nueva Ecija
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Population: 116
Principal: Mrs. Melina Lopez

Religious Administered Schools
San Sebastian School, Science City of Muñoz 3119 Nueva Ecija
Tel.: (044) 456-0582
School Director: Fr. Diomedes Burgos, MSC
Principal: Ms. Norlyn Sebastian
Don Bosco Training Center, Brgy. Malasin 3123 Nueva Ecija
Tel./Fax: (044) 511-3953
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Population: 86
Rector: Fr. Fernando Urbano, SDB
Training Director: Fr. Eduardo Villanueva, SDB
Spiritual Animator: Fr. Abel De Ocampo, SDB

PASTORAL CENTERS
In-charge of Pastoral Centers:
Sr. Helen Laquindanum, MCST
Chancery
St. Joseph Cathedral, San Jose City 3121 Nueva Ecija
Tel./Fax: (044) 511-1371
Diocesan Catechetical and Lay Pastoral Center, Brgy. Baloc, Sto. Domingo 3313 Nueva Ecija
Gethsemane Clergy House of Prayer, Brgy. Parang Mangga, San Jose City 3121 Nueva Ecija
Alzate Retreat House, Nampicuan 3116 Nueva Ecija

OTHER LISTING
Social Action Center- Gratia Plena, Brgy. Bacal II, Science City of Muñoz 3119 Nueva Ecija
Tel./Fax: (044) 456-0478
Director: Fr. Cesar C. Vergara
Operations Manager: Mr. Roseller Quin

TODAY'S GOSPEL

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