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DIOCESE

Dioecesis Sorsogonensis                                                                                   Sorsogon

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
JOSE ALAN VERDEJO DIALOGO, DD
Birthdate: July 10, 1962. Appointed Bishop: October 15, 2019. Ordained
Bishop: December 12, 2019, Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Concepcion,
Manila Metropolitan Cathedral, Intramuros, Manila. Installed Bishop:
December 14, 2019. Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul, Sorsogon City.
Address / Postal Address:


Old Bishop’s House Complex, Magsaysay Street,
Sorsogon City 4700, Philippines
Tel.: (056)-211-1289
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Past Local Ordinaries:
Most Rev. Teopisto V. Alberto, DD +
July 10, 1952 (Appointed)
Most Rev. Arnulfo S. Arcilla, DD +
September 7, 1959 (Appointed)
Most Rev. Jesus Y. Varela, DD +
December 12, 1980 (Installed)
Most Rev. Arturo M. Bastes, SVD, DD
July 25, 2002 (Appointed Coadjutor Bishop)
April 16, 2003 (Diocesan Bishop)


PRESENT STATUS
Diocesan Personnel:
(Arch) Bishops...................................1
(Arch) Bishop Emeritus..................1
Priests:
Active in the Diocese............. 54
Active in Other Dioceses
in the Phils............................ 11
On Study Leave...........................1
Working Abroad on Loan........9
Retired Priests........................... 16
Guest Priest(s):
Filipino(s)..................................2
Seminary & Seminarians
(Diocesan only):
Philosophy............................. 1 / 19
Pre-College...............................1 / 4
Minor (High School)........... 1 / 90
Religious Orders/Congregations:
Male .....................................................4
Female.............................................. 11
Total.............................................. 15
Religious Priests:
Filipino(s)......................................... 22
Sacrament & Sacramentals:
Baptism:
Children..............................10,794
Adult..........................................325
Confirmation............................ 5,428
First Communion.................... 9,550
Matrimony:
Between Catholics............ 1,190
Between Catholics &
Non-Catholics..............................7
Deaths........................................ 3,034
Diocesan-Owned &
Administered Schools:
Kindergarten.....................................1
Grade Schools...................................1
High Schools.....................................1
Colleges..............................................1
Total.................................................4
Religious-Owned &
Administered Schools:
High Schools.....................................7
Colleges..............................................1
Graduate Schools............................1
Total.................................................9


DIOCESAN CURIA
Address:
Old Bishop’s House Complex,
Magsaysay Street,
Sorsogon City 4700, Philippines
Tel.: (056)-211-1289
Email:
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Local Ordinary: Bishop Jose Alan V.
Dialogo, DD
Vicar General and Moderator Curiae:
Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.
Chancellor: Fr. Jose Chrisly B. Ereño,
JCL
Oeconomus: Fr. Fernando G. Caindec,
SThD
Judicial Vicar & Property Administrator:
Fr. Roger Joseph B. Erestain,
JCL


Chancery Personnel
Chancellor’s Off ice Staff :
Secretary: Donnabelle J. Dino
Finance Off ice Staff :
Accountant: Zaldy H. Gamba
Cashier: Arlette N. Diesta
Bookkeeper: Jocelyn D. Celino
Property Administration Staff :
Property Manager: Flordeliz Belmonte
In-charge of Sorsogon Cemetery:
Maria Russel Guab
Human Resource Staff :
H.R. Manager: Sr. Adelia S. Oling,
SSDH
H.R. Officer: Arabele T. Banaag
Messengers/Utility: Rodolfo L.
Alemani; Armando D. Lasay


ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
Episcopal Vicars
Vicariate of Sts. Peter and Paul: Fr.
Ernie D. Mendina
Vicariate of St. Anthony of Padua:
Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.
Vicariate of St. Michael the Archangel:
Msgr. Francisco P. Monje
Vicariate of Our Lady of the Pillar: Fr.
Alberto D. Futol
Vicariate of Our Lady of the Immaculate
Conception: Fr. Rowan E.
Gramonte
Episcopal Vicar for the Clergy: Fr.
Fernando G. Caindec, SThD
Episcopal Vicar for the Religious: Fr.
Alejandre B. Vergara, SOLT


College of Consultors/Personnel Board
Chairman: Bishop Jose Alan V.
Dialogo, DD
Members: Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.; Fr.
Fernando G. Caindec, SThD; Msgr.
Francisco P. Monje; Fr. Alberto
D. Futol; Fr. Ernie D. Mendina; Fr.
Roger Joseph B. Erestain Jr., JCL;
Fr. Rowan E. Gramonte
Secretary: Fr. Jose Chrisly B. Ereño,
JCL


Presbyteral Council
Chairman: Bishop Jose Alan V.
Dialogo, DD
Members: Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.;
Fr. Fernando G. Caindec, SThD;
Msgr. Francisco P. Monje; Fr.
Alberto D. Futol; Fr. Ernie D.
Mendina; Fr. Roger Joseph B.
Erestain Jr., JCL; Fr. Rowan E.
Gramonte; Fr. Eduardo E. Fulay;
Fr. Renee G. Piñero, PhD; Fr.
Odine L. Areola; Fr. Sabino M.
Fulo; Fr. Rowan L. Rebustillo, PhD,
SThD; Fr. Gerico T. Pangilinan; Fr.
Alejandre B. Vergara, SOLT
Member-Secretary: Fr. Jose Chrisly B.
Ereño, JCL


Diocesan Finance Council
Chairman: Bishop Jose Alan V.
Dialogo, DD
Members: Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.;
Fr. Fernando G. Caindec, SThD;
Fr. Roger Joseph B. Erestain Jr.,
JCL; Fr. George A. Fajardo; Fr.
Philippe Andrew B. Gallanosa,
JCL; Fr. Odine L. Areola; Fr. Cyben
Laurence S. Vitug, SThL; Fr. Edmon
G. Benzon; Mr. Joel Jacobo; Mr.
Terence Detera; Mr. Maximino
Manuel A. Gutlay; Mrs. Florenda
Latosa; Mrs. Belinda J. Gacosta;
Mr. Tomas D. Sementela; Atty.
Moisel Magdamit
Secretary: Fr. Jose Chrisly B. Ereño,
JCL

SEMINARIES
Seminary Board
Chairman: Bishop Jose Alan V.
Dialogo, DD
Members: Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.;
Fr. Fernando G. Caindec, SThD;
Fr. Odine L. Areola; Fr. Roger
Joseph B. Erestain Jr., JCL; Fr.
Cyben Laurence S. Vitug, SThL;
Fr. Edmon G. Benzon; Fr. Philippe
Andrew B. Gallanosa, JCL; Fr.
Gerico T. Pangilinan; Fr. Randy G.
Gimeno; Fr. Rowan L. Rebustillo,
PhD, SThD; Fr. Jupe L. Garalde; Fr.
Dean Simon B. Peña
Member-Secretary: Fr. Jose Chrisly B.
Ereño, JCL


Seminary Administration
Our Lady of Peñafrancia Seminary, High
School Department, Bibincahan,
Sorsogon City
Rector: Fr. Cyben Laurence S.
Vitug, SThL
Prefect of Discipline/Principal: Fr.
Gerico T. Pangilinan
Spiritual Director: Fr. Jupe L.
Garalde
Other Formators: Fr. Roger Joseph
B. Erestain, JCL; Fr. Jose Chrisly B.
Ereño, JCL
Our Lady of Peñafrancia Seminary,
Pre-college Department, Bibincahan,
Sorsogon City
Rector: Fr. Edmon G. Benzon
Executive Vice-Rector: Fr. Randy
Gimeno
Spiritual Director: Fr. Philippe
Andrew B. Gallanosa, JCL
Our Lady of Peñafrancia Seminary,
College Department, Bibincahan,
Sorsogon City
Rector: Fr. Edmon G. Benzon
Prefect of Discipline: Fr. Dean
Simon B. Peña
Spiritual Director: Fr. Philippe
Andrew B. Gallanosa, JCL
Dean of Studies: Fr. Rowan L.
Rebustillo, PhD, SThD


Judicial Board
Chairman: Bishop Jose Alan V.
Dialogo, 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;
Fr. Fernando G. Caindec, SThD;
Fr. Alejandre B. Vergara, SOLT
Notary-Secretary: Fr. Gerico T.
Pangilinan


PASTORAL SECTION
Diocesan Pastoral Secretariat
Chairman: Msgr. Francisco P. Monje
Members: Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.;
Fr. Joel A. Bilan Jr.; Fr. Vicente
Henry M. Diesta; Fr. Randy G.
Gimeno; Fr. Joseph B. Buising;
Fr. Noel E. Listana; Fr. Renee
G. Piñero, PhD; Fr. Rowan L.
Rebustillo, PhD, SThD; Fr. George
A. Fajardo; Fr. Fernando G.
Caindec, SThD; Ms. Judith Ayo;
Ms. Monserat Guemo; Dr. Jose P.
Quring; Dr. Virgilio Real
Secretary: Fr. Gerico T. Pangilinan


Diocesan Pastoral Council
Chairman: Bishop Jose Alan V.
Dialogo, DD
Vice-Chair: Msgr. Felix B. Elegado Jr.
Secretary: Fr. Jose Chrisly B. Ereño,
JCL
Member: Msgr. Francisco P. Monje
Commiss ion on Family & Human Life:
Chair: Fr. Joel A. Bilan Jr.
Vice-chair: Fr. Carlo F. Gabotero
Commiss ion on Laity:
Chair: Fr. Vicente Henry M. Diesta
Commiss ion on Youth:
Chair: Fr. Randy G. Gimeno
Vice-chair: Fr. Ed Dominic F.
Luchavez
Lay Counterpart: Mr. Ricky Furiscal
Commiss ion on Miss ion:
Chair: Fr. Joseph B. Buising
Vice-chair: Fr. Mark Andrew S.
Marbella
Lay Counterpart: Mrs. Belinda J.
Gacosta
Commiss ion on Media for Evangelization:
Chair: Fr. Noel E. Listana
Vice-chair: Fr. Jeffer Ian C. Mina
Lay Counterpart: Ms. Ester Firmanes
Commiss ion on Worship:
Chair: Fr. Renee G. Piñero, PhD
Lay Counterpart: Ms. Lourdes Callos
Commiss ion on Education:
Chair: Fr. Rowan L. Rebustillo,
PhD, SThD
Commiss ion on Service:
Chair: Fr. George A. Fajardo
Commiss ion on Temporalities:
Chair: Fr. Fernando G. Caindec,
SThD


ORGANIZATIONS, DEPARTMENTS,
DESKS MOVEMENTS, OFFICES
Commiss ion on Clergy
Vicar for Clergy: Fr. Fernando G.
Caindec, SThD
Members: Fr. Ernie D. Mendina; Fr.
Edmon G. Benzon; Fr. Sabino M.
Fulo; Fr. Rowan L. Rebustillo, PhD,
SThD; Fr. Gerico T. Pangilinan
Vocation
Director: Fr. Edmon G. Benzon
Miss ion
Director: Fr. Honesto F. Gile Jr.
Asst.: Fr. Fernando G. Caindec,
SThD
Dept. of Catechesis
Director: Fr. Rowan L. Rebustillo,
PhD, SThD
Dept. of Biblical Apostolate
Director: Fr. Jose Arnel D. Ayo
Department of Doctrine on Faith and
Morals
Director: Fr. Philippe Andrew B.
Gallanosa, JCL
Diocesan Off ice for Marriage Cases
Head: Fr. Jose Chrisly B. Ereño, JCL
Dept. of Ecumenism and & Inter-
Religious Dialogue
Director: Msgr. Francisco P. Monje
Historical Commiss ion/Cultural Heritage
Director: Fr. Cyben Laurence S.
Vitug, SThL
Desk on Environment and Ecology
Chair: Fr. Noel F. Espaldon
Diocesan Off ice for Property Administration
Chair: Fr. Roger Joseph B. Erestain Jr.,
JCL
Diocesan Catholic Schools
Superintendent: Fr. Odine L. Areola
Leaders’ Ecc lesial Academy of the
Diocese of Sorsogon (LEA DS)
Director: Fr. Rowan L. Rebustillo,
PhD, SThD
ARM S, Representative: Fr. Alejandre
B. Vergara, SOLT
AWRE S, Representative: Sr. Bernie
De Silva, HFB


EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
(aside from the Seminaries)
Diocesan Schools:
Veritas College of Irosin, Irosin, Sorsogon
Saint Bonaventure Academy, Butag,
Bulan, Sorsogon
La Academia De La Inmaculada Concepcion
de Bulan, Bulan, Sorsogon
The Little Child of St. Anthony Parish
Parochial School, Juban, Sorsogon
Congregation-run Catholic Schools:
Divine Healer Academy of Sorsogon,
Cabid-an, Sorsogon City
Dominican School of Pilar, Pilar,
Sorsogon
Aemilianum College, Inc., Tugos, Sorsogon
City
Saint Louise De Marillac College of
Sorsogon, Sorsogon City
Saint Louise De Marillac College of
Sorsogon, Bulan, Sorsogon
Saint Louise De Marillac College of
Sorsogon, Gubat, Sorsogon
Holy Spirit Academy of Irosin, Irosin,
Sorsogon
Immaculate Heart of Mary School,
Bacon District, Sorsogon City
Immaculate Heart of Mary School,
Bulusan, Sorsogon


INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE /
SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
WOMEN
Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent
de Paul (DC) Sorsogon City
Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine
of Siena (OP)
Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred
Hearts (SFSC)
Missionary Catechists of St. Therese
of the Infant Jesus (MSCT)
Missionary Daughters of St. Jerome
Emiliani (MS)
Missionary Sisters Servants of the
Holy Spirit (SSpS)
Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux
(HFB)
Sister-Servants of the Divine Healer
(SSDH)
Society of Our Lady of the Most
Holy Trinity (SOLT)
Order of St. Clare (OSC)
The Augustinian Recollect Nuns of
Sta. Rita (OSA)


MEN
Society of Our Lady of the Most
Holy Trinity (SOLT)
Order of St. Augustine (OSA)
Order of Franciscan Minors (OFM)
Clerics Regular of Somasca (CRS)


PARISHES AND PARISH PRIESTS &
PAROCHIAL VICARS
Vicariate of Sts. Peter & Paul
Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral-Parish,
Sorsogon City
Parish Priest: Fr. Ernie D. Mendina
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Jose Arnel D.
Ayo; Fr. Mark Andrew S. Marbella
Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sorsogon
City
Parish Priest: Fr. Fernando G.
Caindec, SThD
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Noel E. Listana;
Fr. Ed Dominic F. Luchavez
St. Raymond Nonnatus Parish, Guinlajon,
West District, Sorsogon City
Parish Priest: Fr. Renee G. Piñero
San Roque Parish, San Roque, Bacon
District, Sorsogon City
Parish Priest: Fr. George A. Fajardo
Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish,
Bacon District, Sorsogon City
Parish Priest: Fr. Nestor G.
Benavides
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Emmanuel
Joshua B. Afable
Attached: Fr. Lolito F. Fuentes
St. Raymond Nonnatus Parish, Buenavista,
Bacon District, Sorsogon
City
Parish Priest: Fr. Ronnie H. Dolosa


Vicariate of St. Anthony of Padua
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Gubat,
Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Msgr. Felix B.
Elegado Jr.
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Bernabe V.
Vargas; Fr. Ryan L. Delmonte
St. Augustine Parish, Cogon, Gubat,
Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Wilboy Bracamonte,
OSA
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Cyril Jeth
Tagalog, OSA; Fr. Jubanie Baller,
OSA

San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish,
Bentuco, Gubat Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Joseph B. Buising
St. Lawrence the Deacon Parish, Pto.
Diaz, Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Alexander H.
Jerus
St. Joseph Parish, Barcelona, Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Vernon S. Zulueta
Parochia Vicar: Fr. Luis P. Buenaobra
St. James the Greater Parish, Bulusan,
Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Sabino M. Fulo
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Renz Robert
H. Grefalda


Vicariate of Our Lady of the Pillar
Our Lady of the Pillar, Pilar, Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Alberto D. Futol
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Wilson Bryan
T. Estuye
Holy Family Parish, Putiao, Pilar, Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Vicente Henry M.
Diesta
Pope St. John XXIII Quasi-Parish, Palanas,
Pilar, Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Jomar A. Bombita,
SOLT
San Pedro Calungsod Parish, Dinapa,
Castilla, Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Alejandre B.
Vergara, SOLT
St. Joseph Parish, Donsol, Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Elmer F. Hagos
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Emmanuel
de Leon, SVD
St. Francis of Ass isi Parish, San Antonio,
Donsol, Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Jose Fababair,
OFM
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Armando V.
Obal, OFM
St. John the Baptist Parish, Castilla,
Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Joel E. Teruel
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
Parish, Cumadcad, Castilla,
Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Noel F. Espaldon


Vicariate of St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel Parish,
Irosin, Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Msgr. Francisco P.
Monje
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Odine L. Areola
St. Joseph Parish, Gabao, Irosin,
Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Jose Arje L.
Flestado
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Juban,
Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Eduardo E. Fulay
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Higinio D.
Lagarde
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Magallanes,
Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Benedicto F. Furo
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
Parish, Casiguran, Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Joel A. Bilan Jr.
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jeffer Ian C.
Mina


Vicariate of the Immaculate
Conception
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception,
Bulan, Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Rowan E. Gramonte
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Carlo F. Gabotero;
Fr. Rowel B. Erandio
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Polot,
Bulan, Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Jugene U. Espeleta
St. Bonaventure Parish, Butag, Bulan,
Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Melchor L. Abutog
Pope St. John Paul II Parish, Pawa,
Bulan, Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Joseph G. Revidad
Holy Infant Jesus Parish, Matnog,
Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Jose Burt B. Sare
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Antonio B.
Sardo Jr.
St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Sta. Magdalena,
Sorsogon
Parish Priest: Fr. Edgar B. Cleofe


† NECROLOGY †
2017: Fr. Leonardo J. Monje
2018: Fr. Romelio H. Dimaano
2019: Msgr. Gerardo M. del Prado
2020: Fr. Antonio Lanuza