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I.  Vicariate of St. James the Elder
   
Vicar Forane: Rev. Michael Brillantes

1—Bangued (F-1612), 2800 Abra
     Tels. (074) 752-8530, 752-8092

    Population: 37,969; Catholics: 27,688
    Titular: St. James the Elder, July 25
    Parish Priest: Rev. Michael Brillantes
    Parochial Vicars: Rev. Edmundo Barut, Jr.
                              Rev. Antonio Ruyan

2—La Paz (F-1832), 2826 Abra

    Population: 17,194
    Catholics: 14,418
    (comprises the Municipalities of La Paz, Danglas and Lagayan)
    Titular: Our Lady of Peace, January 24
    Parish Priest: Rev. Tranquilino de Ocampo, Jr., SVD
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Dominador Ramos, SVD

3—Mudeng (F-1970), La Paz, 2826 Abra

    Population: 6,536
    Catholics: 6,325
    (comprises parts of Bangued and La Paz)
    Titular: St. Francis Xavier, December 3
    Parish Administrator: Rev. Emilio Pati, SVD

4—Penarrubia (F-1892; 1919), 2804 Abra

    Population: 8,068; Catholics: 7,630 (includes parts of Bangued)
    Titular: St. Therese of the Child Jesus, October 1
    Parish Priest: Rev. James Risse, SVD

5—Tayum (F-1803), 2803 Abra
     Tel. No.: (074) 752-8218

    Population: 12,133; Catholics: 11,643
    Titular: St. Catherine of Alexandria, November 25
    Parish Priest: Rev. Renato Amasi

II.  Vicariate of the Holy Cross
    
Vicar Forane: Rev. Albert van Leeuwen, SVD

1—Lagangilang (F-1910), 2802 Abra

    Population: 14,929
    Catholics: 12,607
    (includes the Baay area of the municipality of Licuan-Baay)
         Titular: Holy Cross, May 3
         Parish Priest: Rev. Emilio Cortez, Jr.

2—Dolores (F-1882), 2801 Abra

    Population: 9,213; Catholic: 6,470
    Titular: Our Lady of Sorrows, Friday before Holy Week
    Parish Priest: Rev. Albert van Leeuwen, SVD

3—Lacub (F-1940), 2821 Abra

    Population: 8,161
    Catholics: 6,655
    (includes parts of the municipality of Tineg and the Licuan area of
                                     the municipality of Baay-Licuan)
    Titular: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday after Corpus Christi
    Parish Priest: Rev. Romeo Benitez, SVD
    Parochial Vicar : Rev. Felipe Flores, SVD

4—Malibcong (F-1957), 2820 Abra

    Population: 3,987; Catholics: 3,717
    Titular: St. Therese of the Child Jesus, October 1
    Parish Administrator: Rev. Venerando Yator, SVD
    Regent: Frt. Jose Mari Pareja, SVD
    Parish Brother: Bro. Alois Goldberger, SVD

5—San Juan (F-1880), 2823 Abra

    Population: 13,269
    Catholics: 9,393
    (includes parts of the municipality of Tineg and Lagayan)
    Titular: St. John the Evangelist, Dec. 27
    Parish Priest: Rev. Cecilio Tupasi
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Roderick Ardaniel

III. Vicariate of Our Lady of Lourdes
    
Vicar Forane: Rev. Lunes Taoil

1—Manabo (F-1961), 2810 Abra

    Population: 19,210
    Catholics:13,576
    (comprises Manabo, Boliney and parts of Bucay)
    Titular: Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11
    Parish Priest: Rev. Lunes Taoil
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Efren Ambre

2—Bucay (F-1847), 2805 Abra

    Population: 12,461
    Catholics: 12,164
    (includes parts of the municipalities of Penarrubia and Sallapadan)
    Titular: St. Narcissus, October 29
    Parish Priest: Rev. Joyle Martinez

3—Luba (F-1952), 2813 Abra

    Population: 11,303
    Catholics: 7,535
    (comprises the municipalities of Luba and Tubo)
    Titular: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, last week of June
    Parish Priest: Rev. Jose Tagupa, SVD
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Silvester Wada, SVD

4—Sallapadan (F-1960), 2818 Abra

    Population: 9,678
    Catholics: 3,682
    (comprises Sallapadan, Daguioman and Bucloc)
    Titular: St. Nicholas of Flue, Sept. 25
    Parish Priest: Rev. Gil Manalo, SVD
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Yohannes Bala, SVD

IV. Vicariate of the Immaculate Conception
     
Vicar Forane: Rev. Aurelio Tagura

1—Pidigan (F-1823), 2806 Abra

    Population: 9,730; Catholics: 9,448
    Titular: Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8
    Parish Priest: Rev. Aurelio Tagura
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Adonis Bringas

2—Langiden (F-1983), 2807 Abra

    Population: 2,784; Catholics: 2,752
    Titular: St. Joseph, March 19
    Parish Administrator: Rev. Aurelio Tagura

3—Pilar (F-1866), 2812 Abra

    Population: 11,067; Catholics: 10,376
    Titular: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fatima, March 13
    Parish Priest: Rev. Ruben Valdez

4—San Isidro (F-1909), 2809 Abra

    Population: 4,295; Catholics: 4,075
    Titular: Our Lady of the Pillar, February 4
    Parish Priest: Rev. S. Devasagayam, SVD

5—San Quintin (F-1968), 2808 Abra

    Population: 5,044; Catholics: 4,719
    Titular: St. Quintin, October 31
    Parish Priest: Rev. Dominador Fernandez, SVD

6—Villaviciosa (F-1969), 2811 Abra

    Population: 6,110; Catholics: 4,541
    Titular: St. Lawrence of Rome, August 10
    Parish Priest: Rev. Salvador Bringas, Jr.


Diocesan Clergy With No Assignment in the Diocese

In other Dioceses in the Philippines:

    Rev. (Capt.) Dionisio Beleno, CHS
    Chaplain, AFP, Military Ordinariate of the Philippines

    Rev. (Maj.) Delfin Quinto, CHS
    Chaplain, AFP, Military Ordinariate of the Philippines

    Rev. Carmelo Gonzales
    Director, Spiritual Formation Year
    Immaculate Conception School of Theology
    Vigan
    , Ilocos Sur

    Rev. Liberato Ortega
    San Pablo Major Seminary, Baguio City

Abroad:

    Rev. Rolando Benas, Diocese of San Jose, California, USA
    Rev. Alexander Barbieto, New Jersey, USA

On Leave:

    Rev. Gervacio Beronilla


† Necrology †

      Bp. Antonio Buenafe (May 5, 1976)
      Fr. Manuel Bersamin (August 23, 1977)
      Bp. Odilo Etspueler, SVD (Sept. 12, 1995)

 

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