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I.  Vicariate of Sts. Peter & Paul
   
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Bienvenido Chiquillo, PA

Our Lady's Nativity Parish (F-1785)
     6710 Calbayog City, Samar
     Tel. 2091-394

    Population: 63,819; Catholics: 62,000
    Titular: Our Lady's Nativity, Sept. 8
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Bienvenido Chiquillo, PA
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Robert F. Talon
                            Rev. Francis Uy

Holy Infant Parish (F-1885)
     6710 Oquendo Dist., Calbayog City, Samar

    Population: 28,344; Catholics: 27,700
    Titular: Holy Infant Child, Jan. 15
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Basilio Rosales, PA
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Renato Piczon

St. James the Apostle Parish (F-1910)
     6709 Sta. Margarita, Samar

    Population: 31,637; Catholics: 30,100
    Titular: St. James the Apostle, Jul. 25
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Luis Llarenas, HP

Holy Infant Parish (F-1965)
     6711 Sto. Niρo, Samar

    Population: 11,832; Catholics: 9,800
    Titular: Holy Infant, Jan. 15
    Parish Priest: Rev. Armando Cagomoc

St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1911)
     Tinambacan Dist., 6710 Calbayog City

    Population: 27,543; Catholics: 26,900
    Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer, May 11
    Parish Priest: Rev. Medardo Durmiendo

The Holy Trinity Parish (F-1961)
     Brgy. Trinidad, 6710 Calbayog City

    Population: 9,679; Catholics: 8,000
    Titular: The Holy Trinity
    Parish Priest: Rev. Lito Capeding

II.  Vicariate of St. Isidore
    
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Romulo Montero, PC

St. Michael the Archangel Parish (F-1729)
     6706 Gandara, Samar

    Population: 33,250; Catholics: 30,100
    Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, September 29
    Parish Priest: Rev. Romeo Manzanero

St. Isidore the Farmer Parish (F-1975)
     6704 San Jorge, Samar

    Population: 10,170; Catholics: 10,100
    Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer, May 15
    Parish Priest: Rev. Arnulfo Sison

St. Francis of Assisi Parish (F-1866)
     6704 Tarangnan, Samar

    Population: 16,162; Catholics: 15,500
    Titular: St. Francis of Assisi, Oct. 4
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Romulo Montero, PC

Holy Infant Parish (F-1993)
     6705 Pag-sanghan, Samar

    Population: 7,900; Catholics: 7,100
    Titular: Holy Infant, Feb. 21
    Parish Priest: Rev. Joaquin Colminas

St. Isidore the Farmer Parish (F-1996)
     6708 Matuginao, Samar

    Population: 5,205; Catholics: 5,100
    Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer, May 15
    Administrator: Rev. Romeo Manzanero

III. Vicariate of St. Francis De Sales
    
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Manuel Cruz, PA

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Parish (F-1627)
     6700 Catbalogan, Samar
     Tel. 756-0309

    Population: 42,873; Catholics: 40,800
    Titular: St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Aug. 24
    Parish Priest: Rev. Niceas Abejuela
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Cesar Aculan, Rev. Elias Solis,
                            Rev. Raymundo de Guzman

St. Paschal Baylon Parish (F-1882) 
     6701 Jiabong, Samar

    Population: 12,235; Catholics: 11,700
    Titular: St. Paschal Baylon, May 17
    Parish Priest: Rev. Iluminado Paulino

Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1958)
     6702 Motiong, Samar

    Population: 9,025; Catholics: 8,700
    Titular: Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8
    Parish Priest: Rev. Julio Gaddi, Jr.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish (F-1856)
     Brgy. Silanga, 6700 Catbalogan, Samar

    Population: 15,720; Catholics: 15,200
    Titular: St. Francis of Assisi, Oct. 4
    Parish Priest: Rev. Juan Papel

Diocesan Marian Shrine (F-1994)
     6700 Catbalogan, Samar

    Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Oct. 7
    Ubanon District Catbalogan, Samar; Tel. 756-03-51
    Rector: Msgr. Manuel Cruz, PA

IV. Vicariate of St. Pius X
    
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fidel Colminar

Our Lady of Anunciation Parish (F-1856)
     6704 Calbiga, Samar

    Population: 24,437; Catholics: 24,000
    Titular: Our Lady of Annunciation, May 25
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fidel Colminar

St. Anthony of Padua Parish (F-1959)
     Brgy. Bagacay, 6713 Hinabangan, Samar

    Population: 6,437; Catholics: 6,200
    Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13
    Administrator: Rev. Andres Pacoli

St. Joseph the Worker Parish (F-1976)
     6713 Hinabangan, Samar

    Population: 11,200; Catholics: 11,500
    Titular: St. Joseph the Worker, May 1
    Parish Priest: Rev. Andres Pacoli

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish (F-1946)
     6716 Pinabacdao, Samar

    Population: 8,103; Catholics: 7,800
    Titular: Our Lady of Sorrows, May 10
    Parish Priest: Rev. Adrian Melvin Ojeda

St. Michael the Archangel Parish (F-1956)
     6714 San Sebastian, Samar

    Population: 5,192; Catholics: 5,100
    Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, September 29
    Parish Priest: Rev. Marlon Laurel

Sts. Peter & Paul Parish (F-1768)
     6703 Paranas, Samar

    Population: 25,273; Catholics: 25,000
    Titular: Sts. Peter & Paul, June 29
    Parish Priest: Rev. Teofanes Tabones

V.  Vicariate of Pope John XXIII
    
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Paulino Singzon, HP

St. Rose of Lima Parish (F-1866)
     6717 Villareal, Samar

    Population: 32,591; Catholics: 31,600
    Titular: St. Rose of Lima, August 30
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Paulino Singzon, HP

St. James the Apostle Parish (F-1951)
     6719 Talalora, Samar

    Population: 12,920; Catholics: 12,100
    Titular: St. James the Apostle, July 25
    Parish Priest: Rev. Bartolome Dumalag

Holy Infant Jesus Parish (F-1957)
     6722 Daram, Samar

    Population: 20,927; Catholics: 19,600
    Titular: Holy Infant Jesus, Jan. 15
    Parish Priest: Rev. Jose Balasbas

St. Anthony of Padua Parish (F-1865)
     6725 Zumarraga, Samar

    Population: 16,832; Catholics: 15,500
    Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13
    Parish Priest: Rev. Rolando Vivas

VI. Vicariate of Saint Joseph
    
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Vicente Astorga, HP

St. Michael the Archangel Parish (F-1854)
     6720 Basey, Samar

    Population: 50,430; Catholics: 48,500
    Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, September 29
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Anton Verzosa, HP
    Par. Vicar: Rev. Bernard Comilan

St. James the Apostle Parish (F-1959)
     6721 Osmeρa, Marabut, Samar

    Population: 15,245; Catholics: 13,300
    Titular: St. James the Apostle, July 25
    Administrator: Msgr. Anastacio Labutin, HP

St. Rita of Casia Parish (F-1856)
     6718 Sta. Rita, Samar

    Population: 18,160; Catholics: 17,800
    Titular: St. Rita of Casia, May 22
    Parish Priest: Rev. Rolando Guiuan


Diocesan Clergy with no Parish Assignments

Seminary Personnel: 

    St. Vincent de Paul College Seminary
    Dagum Hills, Calbayog City, Samar
    Msgr. Leonardo Guadalquiver, PC, JCL
    Rev. Roland Cajegas
    Rev. Cyrain Cabuenas (Borongan)
    Rev. Richard Tan
    Rev. Ferdinand Figueroa

Abroad/On Leave:

    Most Rev. Ricardo Tancinco, Jr., DD (Resigned)
    Msgr. Roberto Guiauan (Ret. Mil. Chaplain), Mla.
    Msgr. George Tomichek, PA, USA
    Rev. Carlos Davantes, USA
    Rev. Guillermo Yabao, USA
    Rev. Bernabe Sison, USA
    Rev. Torribio Aniban, USA
    Rev. Felicito Baybay, USA
    Rev. Nestor Caber, Manila
    Rev. Elmer Tumamak, Manila

Chaplain In the AFP:

    Msgr. (Capt.) Alberto Songco, CHS (PN)
    Rev. Antonio Gerente
    Rev. Domingo Ontuca
    Rev. Paul Merida
    Rev. Ramon Daguman

Retired/Sick:

    Msgr. Anastacio Labutin, HP, Pinabacdao
    Msgr. (Col.) Roberto Guiuan, PA, Manila
    Msgr. Jose Lentejas, HP, Tinambacan,
    Rev. Manuel Colasito

Study Leave: 

    Rev. Leonides Laguelles, Manila
    Rev. Servillo Maiso, Jr., Manila
    Msgr. Francisco Cinco, III, PC, Spain


† Necrology †

      Msgr. Jose Maria Ricalde, PA (Aug. 9, 1990)
      Rev. Froilan Monsanto (Nov. 10, 1990)
      Rev. Pedro Garcia (July 1993)
      Msgr. Pedro Hacbang, HP (Dec. 29, 1994)
      Rev. Roberto Bacolcol (Oct. 23, 1995)
      Msgr. Bernardo Irinco, HP (July 22, 1997)

 

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