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DIOCESE

Dioecesis Maasinensis                                                                                        Maasin

Suffragan of Cebu
Creation: March 23, 1968. Erection: August 14, 1968.
Comprises the province of Southern Leyte and the six
municipalities of Baybay, Inopacan, Hindang, Hilongos, Bato
and Matalom of the province of Leyte. Titular: Our Lady of
the Assumption.


Bishop
Most Reverend
PRECIOSO D. CANTILLAS, SDB, DD
Born on July 3, 1953 in Langtad, Naga, Cebu. Appointment: Appointed
Titular Bishop of Vicensi Caesaris and Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu: May 31,
1995. Appointed Second Bishop of Maasin: January 20, 1998. Ordination:
Presbyteral: December 7, 1979. Episcopal: July 12, 1995. Installation. Second
Bishop of Maasin, March 10, 1998.


Address:
Bishop’s Residence Compound, Asuncion,
Maasin City, Southern Leyte 6600
Tel.: (053) 570-2357 • Telefax: (053) 570-9215
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Website: www.dioceseofmaasin.org


Past Bishop:
Most Rev. Vicente T. Ataviado, DD
(Died: March 4, 1997)
Installation as Bishop of Maasin - August 14, 1968 at the Our Lady’s Assumption
Parish Church, Maasin, Southern Leyte


PRESENT STATUS
(based on 2014-2015)
Arch) Bishops........................................1
Priests:
Active in the Diocese.................. 80
On Sick Leave....................................1
Working Abroad on Loan.......... 14
Retired Priest.....................................4
Guest Priests:
Filipinos..........................................6
Deacons..............................................2
Seminarians:
Theology.......................................... 16
Philosophy...................................... 20
Pre-College........................................3
Minor (HS)....................................... 30
Total.............................................. 69
Religious Orders/Congregations:
Male .....................................................2
Female.................................................7
Total.................................................9
Religious Priests:
Filipinos...............................................6
Religious Sisters:
Filipinos..........................................129
Foreigners..........................................1
Total............................................130
Religious Brothers:
Filipinos...............................................1
Foreigners..........................................3
Total.................................................4
Necrology:
Priests..................................................2
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates............................................7
Parishes............................................ 42
Quasi-Parishes..................................1
Chaplaincies......................................2
Mission Stations...............................2
Other Institutions:
Retreat Center(s)..............................1
Catechetical Center(s)....................1
Pastoral Center(s)............................1
Radio Station.....................................1
Sacrament & Sacramentals:
Baptisms..................................12,264
Confirmations.......................... 7,924
First Communion..................11,010
Matrimony:
Between Catholics............ 1,672
Between Catholics &
Non-Catholics...................... 36
Diocesan-Owned &
Administered Schools:
Kindergarten.................................. 16
Population...............................690
Grade Schools................................ 16
Population........................... 1,715
High Schools.................................. 17
Population........................... 3,544
Colleges..............................................3
Population........................... 4,449
Total ..........................................10,398


DIOCESAN CURIA
Address:
Bishop’s Residence Compound,
Asuncion, Maasin City,
Southern Leyte 6600
Tel.: (053) 570-2357
Telefax: (053) 570-9215
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www.dioceseofmaasin.org
Vicar General: Rev. Msgr. Oscar A.
Cadayona, VG, Our Lady of the
Assumption Cathedral Parish,
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-9712; 053-381-2079
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Episcopal Vicar for Administration/
Pastoral Planning & Moderator
Curiae: Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona,
VG, Our Lady of the Assumption
Cathedral Parish, Maasin City,
Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-9712
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Episcopal Vicar for Clergy: Msgr.
Marnito B. Bansig, PC, Holy Child
Parish, 6525 Bato, Leyte
Mobile: 0921-283-8767; 0926-
447-3144
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Episcopal Vicar for the Religious:
Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar, PC, St.
Michael the Archangel Parish,
Macrohon, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0905-868-8257
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Judicial Vicar: Fr. Alexes B. Villarubin,
JCL, Office of the Judicial Vicar,
the Roman Catholic Diocese
of Maasin, Bishop’s Residence
Compound, Asuncion, Maasin
City, So. Leyte
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Tel.: 053-570-2357
Chancellor: Fr. Mark Vincent D.
Salang, the Roman Catholic Diocese
of Maasin, Bishop’s Residence
Compound, Asuncion,
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
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Telefax: 053-570-9215
Oeconomus: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong, the
Roman Catholic Diocese of Maasin,
Bishop’s Residence Compound,
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Email: garnet_dyquirong@yahoo.
com / Tel.: 053-570-9006
Legal Counsels: Atty. Renato Ramon
B. Rances III; Atty. Emmanuel G.
Golo
Vicars Forane: Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi,
Our Lady of the Assumption
Cathedral Parish, Maasin City,
Southern Leyte; Fr. Martin
Ando M. Bañoc, St. Michael the
Archangel Parish, Macrohon,
Southern Leyte; Msgr. Nestor
S. Astillo, PC, Immaculate Conception
Parish, Sogod, Southern
Leyte; Fr. Van O. Cabug-os, Sts.
Peter & Paul Parish, Hinunangan,
Southern Leyte; Fr. Emmanuel
A. Golo, St. Ignatius de Loyola
Parish, Liloan, Southern Leyte;
Fr. Samuel P. Papa, Immaculate
Conception Parish, Baybay City,
Leyte; Msgr. Marnito B. Bansig,
PC, Holy Child Parish, Bato, Leyte


ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
College of Consultors
Most Rev. Precioso D. Cantillas, SDB,
DD; Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona;
Msgr. Marnito B. Bansig; Msgr.
Nestor S. Astillo; Fr. Garnet D.
Quirong; Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon;
Fr. Van O. Cabug-os; Fr. Martin
Ando M. Bañoc; Fr. Emmanuel
A. Golo; Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi; Fr.
Samuel P. Papa; Fr. Mark Vincent
D. Salang; Fr. Harlem F. Gozo


Diocesan Financial Council
Most Rev. Precioso D. Cantillas, SDB,
DD; Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona,
VG; Fr. Garnet Quirong; Mrs.
Anacleta Aboyme; Atty. Lemuel
Jan Nerves; Mr. Gomercindo Paz;
Ms. Estelita Sy


JUDICIAL SECTION
Matrimonial Tribunal
Office of the Diocesan Matrimonial
Tribunal, the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Maasin, Bishop’s
Residence Compound, Asuncion,
6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-2357
Telefax: 053-570-9215
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Judicial Vicar: Fr. Alexes B. Villarubin,
JCL
Assessor: Fr. Dexter A. Sescon
Defender of the Bond: Fr. Jeronimo
B. Moso, JCL
Notary: Msgr. Marnito B. Bansig
Secretary: Mrs. Janneth M. Honrada


PASTORAL SECTION
Diocesan Pastoral Secretariat
The Roman Catholic Diocese
of Maasin, Bishop’s Residence
Compound, Asuncion, 6600
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-2357; 570-9006
Telefax: 053-570-9215
Most Rev. Precioso D. Cantillas,
SDB, DD; Fr. Harlem F. Gozo;
Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG; Fr.
Johnrey B. Sibi; Msgr. Amado D.
Olayvar; Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo;
Msgr. Antonio M. Gaviola; Msgr.
Felito B. Briones; Fr. Leonardo
G. Kilat; Fr. Amiel C. Vallinas; Fr.
Giovanne Z. Luzon; Fr. Garnet D.
Quirong; Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon


Commission on Worship, Liturgy
and Music
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Maasin,
Bishop’s Residence Compound,
6600 Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Telefax: 053-570-9215
Chairman: Fr. Mark Vincent D.
Salang
Members: Fr. Mark Jeben D.
Diola; Fr. Amiel C. Vallinas; Rev.
Glenn Tabudlong; Fr. Angelo C.
Arbiol; Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi; Msgr.
Felito B. Briones; Fr. Eric John P.
Entuna; Fr. Regin L. Flores; Fr.
Plutarco S. Rodriguez; Araceli
Bual; Ronald Felicilda; Mr. Elias
Ligtas; Venancio Dajao; Virginia
Ichon


Commission on Education
Diocesan Catechetical and Biblical
Center, Bishop’s Residence Compound,
Asuncion, 6600 Maasin
City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-8435
Chairman: Fr. Giovanne Z. Luzon
Diocesan Catechetical/Biblical Director:
Sr. Ma. Dulce Escabas, LGC
Diocesan Biblical Coordinator: Sr.
Ma. Virgilia Inoc, LGC
Members: Fr. Virchel A. Acain; Fr.
Joseph Y. Macuto; Fr. Jeremias L.
Masan; Delia Latorino, Azucena
Monter; Charlie Formento


Commission on Service
Diocesan Social Action Center, Inc.,
Bishop’s Residence Compound,
Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City,
Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-8360
Chairman: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Members: Fr. Allen T. Arayan;
Fr. Joselito C. Catubig; Fr. Jose
Tolentino B. Rosal; Fr. Ernesto B.
Sabandal IV; Fr. Rey E. Corridor;
Mr. Ronald Salas


Commission on Temporalities
Ass umption in the Hills Parish, Asuncion,
Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-9128
Chairman: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
Members: Fr. Van O. Cabug-os;
Fr. Celso U. Faller; Fr. Angelito
P. Reyes; Fr. Stanley B. Mepico;
Fr. Gary Nelson L. Esguerra; Fr.
Edmundo B. Resus


Commission on Youth
St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sogod,
Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-382-2637
Chairman: Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon
Members: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong;
Fr. Melbher L. Alfante; Fr.
Norberto P. Cordovez; Fr.
Silverio P. Pada Jr.; Fr. Ranulfo
D. Lago; Fr. Ronaldo D. Lago; Fr.
Roel D. Handayan; Fr. Pepito P.
Generan Jr.; Mr. Marlon D. Lopez;
Mr. Roland M. Mendoza; Sr. Ma.
Maribel Piangco, OSF; Ms. Eva
Tomol; Ms. Rhodora Buyoc; Ms.
Ma. Estella B. Rosal


Commission on Organization
Diocesan Social Action Center, Inc.,
Bishop’s Residence Compound,
Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City,
Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-8360
Chairman: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Members: Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar,
PC; Fr. Vicente V. Alpeche Jr.;
Fr. Cruf F. Climaco; Fr. Leonardo
G. Kilat; Fr. Samuel P. Papa; Mr.
Ricardo Burdas; Mr. Julian Alico;

Mr. Sanson Gan; Ms. Dame Biore;
Mrs. Anecita Gan; Engr. Reynaldo
Cerro


Commission on Catechetics
Diocesan Catechetical and Biblical
Center, Bishop’s Residence Compound,
Asuncion, 6600 Maasin
City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-8435
Chairman: Fr. Giovanne Z. Luzon
Diocesan Catechetical/Biblical
Director:
Sr. Ma. Dulce Escabas, LGC
Diocesan Biblical Coordinator: Sr.
Ma. Virgilia Inoc, LGC
Secretary: Alen Yeke
Members: Sr. Bernardita Barrios,
LGC; Sr. Alona V. Ayag, SMC; Sr.
Emelinda D. Lasmarias, SMC;
Jacinta T. Servillejo; Delia D.
Latorino; Azucena M. Calimlim;
Myrna J. Larido; Ester B. Godes


Commission on Clergy
Holy Child Parish, Bato, Leyte
Tel.: 053-568-0260
Chairman: Msgr. Marnito B.
Bansig, PC
Members: Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona,
VG; Msgr. Felito B. Briones;
Fr. Hope L. Lambonao


Commission on Conservation of
Cultural Heritage
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Maasin,
Bishop’s Residence Compound,
Asuncion, Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-9215
Chairman: Fr. Mark Jeben D. Diola
Co-Chairman: Fr. Mark Vincent D.
Salang


Commission on Construction & Material
Improvements
Ass umption in the Hills Parish, Asuncion,
Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Tel.: 0583-570-9128
Chairman: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
Member: Fr. Van O. Cabug-os


Commission on Family & Life
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Maasin,
Bishop’s Residence Compound,
Asuncion, Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-2357
Chairman: Msgr. Marnito B.
Bansig, PC
Members: Nicanor & Gemma
Bandibas; Roxanne Sacnahon


Commission on Social Action, Justice
& Peace
Diocesan Social Action Center of
Maasin, Inc., Bishop’s Residence
Compound, Asuncion, 6600
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-8360
Director: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Members: Fr. Jose Tolentino B.
Rosal; Ms. Dame Biore


Commission on Vocations
Pope Paul VI Minor Seminary,
Bishop’s Residence Compound,
Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City,
Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-8183
Chairman: Fr. Mark Jeben D. Diola
Members: Fr. Niccolo Martin C.
Florencio; Fr. Ricarte Olayvar; Sr.
Jacquelene Clemencio, OSF


LAY ORGANIZATIONS AND
MOVEMENTS
Alay Kapwa: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Apostleship of the Sea/Migrants
Office: Fr. Niccolo Martin C.
Florencio
Basic Ecclesial Communities [BEC]: Fr.
Harlem F. Gozo
Bible Apostolate: Fr. Giovanne Z.
Luzon
Catholic Charismatic Renewal: Fr.
Christopher B. Esquibel
Catholic Women’s League: Fr. Johnrey
Sibi
Children of Mary: Fr. Regin L. Flores
Commission on Clergy: Msgr. Marnito
B. Bansig
Conservation & Cultural Heritage
Commission: Fr. Mark Jeben D.
Diola
Construction, Material Improvements
& Diocesan Health Program:
Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
Council of the Laity: Msgr. Oscar A.
Cadayona
Cursillo Movement: Fr. Joseph Y.
Macuto
Daughters of Mary Immaculate: Fr.
Eric John P. Entuna
Diocesan Commission on the First
Easter Mass: Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi
Diocesan Social Action Director: Fr.
Harlem F. Gozo
Divine Mercy: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
DYDM Station Manager: Fr. Garnet
D. Quirong
Ecology and Environmental Concerns:
Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Eucharistic Ministries: Fr. Mark Vincent
D. Salang
Family Life Apostolate: Msgr. Marnito
B. Bansig
Family & Life Commission: Msgr.
Marnito B. Bansig
Holy Name Society: Msgr. Oscar A.
Cadayona
Holy Cross & First Mass Shrine (Priestin-
Charge): Fr. Arthur T. Duarte
Knights of Columbus: Msgr. Oscar A.
Cadayona
Legion of Mary: Fr. Regin L. Flores
Marian Movement of Priests: Fr. Eric
John P. Entuna
Mass Media: Fr. Shaun A. Aliño
Mother Butler’s Guild: Fr. Celso U.
Faller
Parish Renewal Experience (PREx): Fr.
Conrado C. Saavedra Jr.
Pontifical Mission Societies: Fr. Manuel
V. Lagumbay
PPCRV (Parish Pastoral Council for
Responsible Voting): Fr. Harlem F.
Gozo
Prison Apostolate: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Shrine Rector & Pilgrimages: Fr.
Garnet John D. Quirong
Superintendent of Diocesan Schools:
Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon
Vocation Director: Fr. Mark Jeben D.
Diola
World Apostolate of Fatima: Fr. Ranulfo
D. Lago


PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY
Vicariate of Assumption in the Hills
Vicar Forane: Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi
Ass umption in the Hills Parish (F-1994),
Asuncion, Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-9128
Email (c/o the secretary):
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Titular: Assumption in the Hills,
every Last Saturday of November
Parish Day: October 27
Pastor: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
Co-Pastors: Fr. Giovanne Z.
Luzon; Fr. Alexes B. Villarubin; Fr.
Ernestor B. Sabandal IV
(Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Amado
D. Olayvar, PC)
Our Lady of Ass umption Parish Cathedral
(F-1796), Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-9712; 053-381-2079
Titular: Our Lady of the Assumption,
August 15
Parish Day: August 12
Executive Pastor: Msgr. Oscar A.
Cadayona
Asst. Executive Pastor: Fr. Johnrey
B. Sibi
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Denn V.
Estela; Fr. Mark Vincent D. Salang
(part-time); Fr. Dennis Gabiana,
SDB
(Preceding Pastor, a.i.: Fr. Garnet
D. Quirong)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish (F-1994),
Guadalupe, Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Mobile: 0930-978-3098
Titular: Our Lady of Guadalupe,
December 12
Parish Day: December 8
Parish Priest: Fr. Manuel V.
Lagumbay
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Regin. L.
Flores)
Saint Raphael the Archangel Parish (F-
1965), San Rafael, Maasin City,
Southern Leyte
Mobile: +63912-632-0034
Email: saintraphael.archangelparish
@gmail.com
Titular: Saint Raphael the Archangel,
October 24
Parish Day: June 4
Pastor: Fr. Rey E. Corridor
Co-Pastor: Fr. Lito F. Narit
On Sabbatical Leave: Fr. Celso S.
Rojas
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Ronald P.
Marcojos)
Santo Niño de Ibarra Parish (F-1994),
Ibarra, Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Mobile: +63912-446-8698
Titular: Santo Niño de Ibarra, 3rd
Saturday of January
Parish Day: December 24
Pastor: Msgr. Felito B. Briones, PC
Co-Pastor: Fr. Mark Jeben D.
Diola
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Plutarco S.
Rodriguez)
Mary, Help of Christians Miss ion Station
(F-2016), Malapoc Norte, Maasin
City, Southern Leyte
Mobile: +6392-9291-5539
Titular: Mary, Help of Christians,
May 24
Chaplain: Fr. Alfredo Briones Jr.,
SDV
Assistant: Fr. Rafael Convicto, SDV


Vicariate of the Immaculate
Conception
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo, PC
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1866),
Sogod, Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-577-0145
Mobile: 0926-776-3132
Titular: Immaculate Conception,
December 15
Parish Day: September 8
Pastor: Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo, PC
Co-Pastor: Fr. Virchel A. Acain
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Shaun A. Aliño
Resident Priest: Fr. Merwin L.
Kangleon
(Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Felix D.
Paloma, PC†)
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1869),
Libagon, Southern Leyte
Mobile: +63926-879-1160
Titular: Immaculate Conception,
December 8 and July 16
Parish Day:
Parish Priest: Fr. Norberto P.
Cordovez
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Gary Nelson
L. Esguerra)
Holy Child Parish (F-1967), Consolacion,
Sogod, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0906-115-2756
Titular: Holy Child, Every Last
Saturday of January
Parish Day:
Parish Priest: Fr. Silverio P. Pada Jr.
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Ranulfo D.
Lago)

Saint Isidore Parish (F-1995), Divisoria,
Bontoc, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0967-204-1720
Titular: Saint Isidore, May 15
Parish Day: June 6
Parochial Administrator: Fr. Pepito
P. Generan Jr.
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Eufemio A.
Gohetia)
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-1905),
Tomas Oppus, Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-575-3048
Mobile: +63917-317-9536
Titular: Saint James the Apostle,
July 25
Parish Day: Last Sunday of Dec.
Parish Priest: Msgr. Antonio M.
Gaviola, PC
Resident Priest: Fr. Antonio F. Ong
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Antonio F.
Ong)
Our Lady of Fatima Parish (F-2019), San
Isidro, Tomas Oppus, Southern
Leyte
Mobile: 0915-133-0012
Titular: Our Lady of Fatima,
October 13
Parish Day:
Parish Priest: Fr. Ronielo M. Tindugan
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Amiel C.
Vallinas)
Santo Niño Parish (F-1957), Bontoc,
Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0927-979-7067
Titular: Santo Niño, January 15
Parish Day: December 26
Parish Priest: Fr. Joselito C. Catubig
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Isagani Gabisan
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Jose Tolentino
B. Rosal)


Vicariate of the Immaculate
Conception
Vicar Forane: Fr. Samuel P. Papa
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1737),
Baybay City, Leyte
Tel.: 053-563-8393
Mobile: 0906-767-8369
Titular: Immaculate Conception,
December 27
Parish Day: February 27
Pastor, Moderator: Fr. Samuel P.
Papa
Co-Pastor: Fr. Hope L. Lambonao
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Mervin D. Dolayba;
Fr. James Anthony Cadman
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Stanley B.
Mepico)
Holy Spirit Parish (F-1995), VSU, ViSCA,
Baybay City, Leyte
Tel.: 053-563-7882
Mobile: 0936-316-7748
Titular: Holy Spirit, Pentecost
Sunday
Parish Day: Last Sunday of Dec.
Parish Priest: Fr. Gary Nelson L.
Esguerra
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Dennis M.
Cagantas)
Our Lady of Remedies Parish (F-1995),
Makinhas, Baybay City, Leyte
Mobile: +63926-543-3984
Titular: Our Lady of Remedies,
May 30
Parish Day:
Parish Priest: Fr. Angelito P. Reyes
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Melbher L.
Alfante)
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish
(F-1932), Caridad, Baybay City,
Leyte
Mobile: 0967-253-1216
Titular: Our Lady of the Holy
Rosary, October 7
Parish Day: December 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Jerome T. Dejarme
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Angelo C.
Arbiol)
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish (F-1995),
Pomponan, Baybay City, Leyte
Mobile: 0966-700-0950; +63966-
302-2215
Titular: Saint Anthony of Padua,
June 13
Parish Day: June 10
Pastor & Shrine Rector: Fr. Ranulfo
D. Lago
Co-Pastor: Fr. Wilson de los R. Reyes
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Ronaldo D.
Lago)
Saint Isidore Parish (F-1887), Inopacan,
Leyte
Tel.: 053-565-0168
Mobile: 0926-895-6091
Titular: San Isidro Labrador, May 15
Parish Day: July 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Joseph Y. Macuto
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Cristito M.
Silangan
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Eufemio A.
Gohetia)
Santo Niño de Plaridel Parish (F-1960),
Plaridel, Baybay City, Leyte
Mobile: +63956-359-4892; 0909-
381-3691
Titular: Santo Niño de Plaridel
Feast day: Saturday after Jan. 15
Parish Day:
Parish Priest: Fr. Dioscoro A.
Rasonabe
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Samuel P.
Papa)


Vicariate of the Immaculate
Conception
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Marnito B.
Bansig, PC
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1737),
Hilongos, Leyte
Mobile: 0926-367-4115
Titular: Immaculate Conception,
December 28
Parish Day: September 8
Pastor/Moderator: Fr. Eric John P.
Entuna
Co-Pastors: Fr. Oliver C. Edulan;
Fr. Demetrio C. Gedaya Jr.
(Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Antonio
M. Gaviola, PC)
Holy Child Parish (F-1886), Bato, Leyte
Tel.: 053-568-0260
Mobile: 0997-507-0216
Titular: Holy Child, January 25
Parish Day: July 26
Pastor: Msgr. Marnito B. Bansig
Co-Pastor: Fr. Jeronimo B. Moso
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Ricarte M.
Olayvar
Resident Priest: Fr. Eufemio A.
Gohetia
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Garnet D.
Quirong)
Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion Parish
(F-1994), Concepcion, Hilongos,
Leyte
Mobile: +63956-093-8600
Titular: Nuestra Señora de la
Asuncion, August 22
Parish Day: December 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Florante B.
Pamintuan
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Virchel A.
Acain)
Saint Isidore Parish (F-1996), Anahawan,
Bato, Leyte
Mobile: 0936-700-5190
Titular: Saint Isidore, May 12
Parish Day: September 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Amiel C. Vallinas
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Edmundo B.
Resus)
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-1995),
Cahagnaan, Matalom, Leyte
Mobile: 0926-986-1493
Titular: Saint James the Apostle,
July 25
Parish Day: July 16
Parish Priest: Fr. Allen T. Arayan
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Vicente V.
Alpeche Jr.)
Saint Joseph Parish (F-1843), Matalom,
Leyte
Mobile: 0906-112-6132
Titular: Saint Joseph, May 27
Parish Day: March 19
Pastor: Fr. Dexter A. Sescon
Co-Pastor: Fr. Prospero P. Pael
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Joseph Y.
Macuto)
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish (F-
1843), Hindang, Leyte
Mobile: 053-530-1325; 0946-750-
0858
Titular: Saint Michael the Archangel,
May 8
Parish Day: September 29
Pastor: Fr. Celso U. Faller
Co-Pastor-PTM Moderator/Finance:
Fr. Marianito T. Dondoyano
Co-Pastor: Fr. Armand P. Ricaborda
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Dioscoro A.
Rasonabe)
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Parish (F-2019), Talisay, Hilongos,
Leyte
Mobile: 0910-423-4880
Titular: Our Lady of the Miraculous
Medal, Nov. 30
Parish Day:
Parish Priest: Fr. Arthur P. Guevara,
SCJ
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Christopher
C. Alburo, SCJ; Fr. Jose Patro
Gier Jr., SCJ
St. John Paul II Miss ion Station (F-2018),
San Juan, Hilongos, Leyte
Mobile: 0917-631-9496
Titular: St. John Paul II
Chaplain: Fr. Margarito C. Soco


Vicariate of Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Vicar Forane: Fr. Emmanuel A. Golo
Saint Ignatius of Loyola Parish (F-1911),
Liloan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0966-795-4183
Titular: Saint Ignatius of Loyola,
July 31
Parish Day:
Parish Priest: Fr. Emmanuel A.
Golo
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Reynaldo O.
Alonzo Jr.
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Leonardo G.
Kilat)
Saint Isidore Parish (F-1968), San
Francisco, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0917-318-9865
Titular: Saint Isidore, May 15
Parish Day: December 4
Parish Priest: Fr. Jose Tolentino B.
Rosal
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Florante B.
Pamintuan)
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-1993),
San Ricardo, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0905-872-4418
Titular: Saint James the Apostle,
July 25
Parish Day:
Parish Priest: Fr. Irvin W. Octot
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Zhed A.
Hatud)
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish (F-
1931), Pintuyan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0936-611-1935
Titular: Saint Michael the Archangel,
September 29
Parish Day: January 29
Parish Priest: Fr. Melbher L.
Alfante
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Roel D.
Handayan)


Vicariate of Saint John the Baptist
Vicar Forane: Fr. Van O. Cabug-os
Saint John the Baptist Parish (F-1768),
San Juan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0906-635-0911
Titular: Saint John the Baptist,
June 24
Parish Day: January 13
Pastor: Fr. Vicente V. Alpeche Jr.
Co-Pastor: Fr. Stanley B. Mepico
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Van O.
Cabug-os)
Saint Isidore Parish (F-1963), St. Bernard,
Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0926-983-4831

Titular: Saint Isidore, May 29 &
Aug. 20
Parish Day: August 20
Pastor: Fr. Ronaldo D. Lago
Co-Pastor: Fr. Geremias L. Masan
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Joselito C.
Catubig)
Saint Augustine Parish (F-1995), Catmon,
St. Bernard, Southern Leyte
Titular: Saint Augustine, Aug. 28
Parish Day:
Parish Priest: Fr. Wonderly Jay V.
Madrona
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Emmanuel
A. Golo)
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish (F-1943),
Anahawan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0907-499-1384; 0975-
239-3766
Titular: Saint Anthony of Padua,
June 13
Parish Day: Last Sunday of Dec.
Parish Priest: Fr. Conrado C.
Saavedra Jr.
Resident Priest: Fr. Joah M. Tiengo
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Cruf F.
Climaco)
Saint Joseph Parish (F-1884), Hinundayan,
Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0938-714-6619
Titular: Saint Joseph, June 5
Parish Day:
Pastor/Moderator: Fr. Angelo C.
Arbiol
Co-Pastor: Fr. Regin L. Flores
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Dexter A.
Sescon)
Saints Peter and Paul Parish (F-1851),
Hinunangan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0912-591-6602
Titular: Saints Peter and Paul,
June 29
Parish Day:
Pastor/Moderator: Fr. Van O.
Cabug-os
Co-Pastor: Fr. Jose Bonito V.
Labrador
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jan Chris Czar
V. Tilaon
(Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Felito B.
Briones)
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-1986),
Silago, Southern Leyte
Mobile: +63905-187-3816
Titular: Saint James the Apostle,
July 25
Parish Day: June 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Zhed A. Hatud
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Hope L.
Lambonao)


Vicariate of the Holy Child
Vicar Forane: Fr. Martin Ando M.
Bañoc
Santo Niño Parish (F-1850), Malitbog,
Southern Leyte
Titular: Holy Child, January 15
Parish Day: Pentecost Sunday
Pastor: Fr. Roel D. Handayan
Co-Pastor: Fr. Randy O. Saure
(Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Jose E.
Perez, HP†)
Holy Cross & the First Mass Parish
(F-1994), Limasawa, Southern
Leyte
Titular: the Holy Cross and First
Mass, October 12
Parish Day: March 29
First Easter Mass Anniversary,
March 31
Parish Priest: Fr. Arthur T. Duarte
Mary, Mediatrix of All Grace Parish
(F-1997), Ichon, Macrohon,
Southern Leyte
Titular: Mary Mediatrix of All
Grace, August 16
Parish Day: January 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Rey Carmelo
A. Ausejo
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Margarito C.
Soco)
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-2014),
Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte
Titular: St. James the Apostle,
July 25
Parish Day:
Parish Priest: Fr. James Kutav, CSSp
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Jean-Marie
Bassok, CSSp)
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish
(F-1862), Macrohon, Southern
Leyte
Mobile:
Titular: Saint Michael the Archangel,
September 29
Parish Day: December 15
Pastor: Fr. Martin Ando M. Bañoc
Co-Pastor: Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar,
PC
(Preceding Pastor: Fr. Silverio P.
Pada Jr.)
San Roque Parish (F-1993), San Roque,
Macrohon, Southern Leyte
Titular: San Roque, August 16
Parish Day: April 14
Parish Priest: Fr. Roy J. Royeras
(Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Antonio
M. Gaviola, PC)


Diocesan Clergy With Special
Assignment
Fr. Carlo J. Caracut; Fr. Amiel M.
Borneo


Seminary Personnel
Fr. Giovanne Z. Luzon; Fr. Alexes
B. Villarubin, JCL; Fr. Niccolo
Martin C. Florencio; Fr. Ermeson
E. Nazareth


In other Diocese within the Philippines
Fr. Casiano Anthony G. Cotiamco;
Fr. Melgabar N. Enero


Priests Abroad
USA: Fr. Artemio D. Galos; Fr. Alexander
L. Ramos; Fr. Plutarco S.
Rodriguez; Fr. Nicholas Gregoris;
Fr. Rogelio S. Lumbre; Fr. Luis V.
Resma (Retired)
Norway: Fr. Cruf F. Climaco; Fr. Jose
Johan V. Dumandan; Fr. Alan
Nelson D. Navales


SHRINES
Shrines of the Most Precious Blood
of Jesus & of Our Lady of the
Ass umption (Monte Cueva), Basak,
Rizal, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Rector: Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi &
Maasin Cathedral Priests
Created: July 3, 2009
Shrine of the Holy Cross and the First
Mass , Limasawa, Southern Leyte
Priest-in-charge: Fr. Arthur T. Duarte
Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua, Pomponan,
Baybay City, Leyte
Rector: Fr. Ranulfo D. Lago
Created: June 10, 2015
Shrine of Agnus Dei, Lunang, Hilongos,
Leyte
Rector: Fr. Christopher B. Esquibel
Created: April 16, 2018


EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Saint Joseph College (F-1928) 6600
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Website: www.sjc.edu.ph
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel.: 053-381-2578
local 102-EVP; 104-registrar’s;
105-dean’s; 112-guidance center
Fax: 053-381-2283
School President: Most Rev. Precioso
D. Cantillas, SDB,DD
Vice President for Academics:
Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG
HS Principal: Ms. Jhoanne L.
Costillas
JHS Principal: Mr. Dante Monter
GS Principal: Mrs. Estrellita B.
Plarisan
St. Joseph College-Liloan (F-____),
Liloan, Southern Leyte
Principal: Rev. Fr. Joah M. Tiengo
St. Joseph College-San Ricardo (F-____),
San Ricardo, Southern Leyte
Principal: Rev. Fr. Irvin W. Octot
St. Joseph College-Pintuyan (F-____),
Pintuyan , Southern Leyte
Principal: Rev. Fr. Melbher L. Alfante
St. Joseph College-San Juan (F-____),
San Juan, Southern Leyte
Principal: Rev. Fr. Vicente V.
Alpeche Jr.
St. Joseph College-Macrohon (F-____),
Macrohon, Southern Leyte
Principal: Rev. Fr. Ando M. Bañoc
Saint Thomas Aquinas College (F-1946),
Sogod, Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-382-2146
School President: Most Rev. Precioso
D. Cantillas, SDB,DD
School Director: Fr. Merwin L.
Kangleon
HS Principal: Mrs. Carolina P. Cinco
GS Principal: Dr. Adelina Cabardo
Holy Rosary Academy (F-1948), Hinunangan,
Southern Leyte
School Director: Fr. Joah M. Tiengo
HS Principal: Sr. Nelia B. Lim, OSS
Saint Anthony High School (F-1950),
Anahawan, Southern Leyte
School Director: Fr. Merwin L.
Kangleon
HS Principal: Mr. Rito P. Gallegos
Saint Teresa School of Hilongos (F-
1985), RV Villaflores St., (A), Hilongos,
Leyte
Tel.: 053-336-3162
School Director: Fr. Merwin L.
Kangleon
HS Principal: Mrs. Remedios
Esplanada
GS Principal: Dr. Apolonia Suarez
Cristo Rey Regional High School (SHS)
(F-_____), St. Bernard, Southern
Leyte
School Director: Fr. Joah M. Tiengo
Principal: Sr. M. Monette Felices,
OSF
Cristo Rey Regional High School (JHS)
(F-1968), St. Bernard, Southern
Leyte
Principal: Sr. Karen Lebajo, OSF
CASSAFI (F-____), San Francisco,
Southern Leyte
School Director: Rev. Fr. Joah M.
Tiengo
Bato Academy (F-____), St. Bernard,
Southern Leyte
School Director: Mrs. Corazon
Manatad
Inopacan Parish Academy (F-____),
Inopacan,
Leyte
School Director: Rev. Fr. Merwin L.
Kangleon
Asst. School Director: Rev. Fr. Cristito
M. Silangan
Faculty: 14
Francisc an College of the Immaculate
Conception (F-1947), 6521 Baybay
City, Leyte
Tel.: 053-335-2282
Telefax: 053-335-3382
Directress: Sr. Maribel Piangco, OSF
Principal, Basic Education: Sr. M.
Teresita Lopez
Santo Niño Academy (F-1948), Malitbog,
Southern Leyte
School Director: Sr. M. JoEllen
Ramirez, OSF
Hinundayan Catholic Institute, Hinundayan,
Southern Leyte
Principal: Sr. Jacqueline Lee, OSS
St. Ignatius De Loyola Academy, Liloan,
Southern Leyte
Principal: Mrs. Carolina T. Saliente
Libagon Academy, Libagon, Southern
Leyte
Principal: Mrs. Andrica C. Edillo


SEMINARIES / EDUCATIONAL
CENTERS
Seminaries
Pope Paul VI Minor Seminary, Bishop’s
Residence Compound, Asuncion,
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-8830

Rector: Fr. Giovanne Z. Luzon
Vice Rector: Fr. Alexes B. Villarubin
Bursar/Procurator: Fr. Garnet D.
Quirong
Spiritual Director: Fr. Niccolo
Martin C. Florencio
Prefect of Discipline: Fr. Ermerson
E. Nazareth
Episcopal Board: Most Rev.
Precioso D. Cantillas, SDB, DD;
Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona; Msgr.
Amado D. Olayvar
Faculty: in Saint Joseph College


Matrimonial Court
Diocesan Matrimonial Tribunal, Chancery
Office, Bishop’s Residence
Compound, Asuncion, Maasin
City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-2357
Fax: 053-570-9215
Judicial Vicar: Fr. Alexes B. Villarubin,
JCL


Mass Media
Radio Station DYDM, SJC Extension,
Mambajao, Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Tel.: 053-570-9822
Station Manager: Fr. Garnet D.
Quirong


INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/
SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Pontifical Right
Society of Divine Vocations (SDV)
(Vocationist Fathers and Brothers)
Congregation of the Holy Spirit
(CSSp) (Spiritans)
Congregation of Edmund Rice
Christian Brothers


WOMEN
Pontifical Right
Missionary Sisters of the Catechism
(SMC)
Sisters Oblates of the Holy Spirit (OSS)
Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual
Adoration (OSF);
Sisters of the Divine Vocations (SDV)
Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)
Diocesan Right
Living the Gospel Community (LGC)
Daughters of Saint Theresa (DST)
Sisters of Mary Adorers of the Holy
Eucharist (SMAHE)


Religious Priests & Non-Incardinated
Clergy
Fr. Andres Aragon, SDV; Fr. Alfredo
Briones Jr., SDV; Fr. Rafael Convicto,
SDV; Fr. James Kutav,
CSSp; Fr. Arthur Guevara, SCJ; Fr.
Christopher Alburo, SCJ; Fr. Jose
Patro Gier, SCJ


† NECROLOGY †
2013: Fr. Maximo Jr. Casinao; Fr.
Lorenzo Jr. Suarez
2014: Fr. Santos Lagumbay
2016: Fr. Fermino Wavina
2017: Msgr. Felix Paloma
2018: Fr. Leopoldo Suarez
2019: Msgr. Jose Perez