Dioceses in the Philippines

Diocese of Urdaneta

(Dioecesis Urdanetensis) Urdaneta (colored)
Suffragan of Lingayen-Dagupan
Created and erected: January 12, 1985. Comprises: 17 municipalities in the eastern part of the civil province of Pangasinan. Titular: Immaculate Conception, December 8.

Bishop
Most Reverend
JACINTO A. JOSE, DD
Born: October 29, 1950 in Mangato, Laoag City, Philippines. Ordained Priest: June 29, 1975. Appointed Bishop of Urdaneta: September 21, 2005. Ordained Bishop: November 26, 2005. Installed as the Third Bishop of the Diocese of Urdaneta: December 30, 2005.
Bishop’s Residence
Dr. Jose Aruego Street, 2428 Urdaneta City, Philippines
Tel.: (075) 568-2500

PRESENT STATUS
Statistics of Education Center:
College: Religious……………1
High School:
Diocesan…………………9
Religious…………………3
Elementary:
Diocesan…………………11
Religious…………………3
Kinder:
Diocesan…………………11
Religious…………………3
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
Baptisms………………9,494
Marriages:
Between Catholics……937
Mixed……………………31
Deaths/Funerals………1,963
Institutions:
Formation Center……………1
Retreat House………………1
Area………………1,616.22 sq.kms.
Total Population…………758,286
Catholics…………………604,164
Personnel:
Bishop………………………1
Priests:
Diocesan:
Filipino……………………42
Religious: Filipino………7
Sisters: Filipino………………51
Seminaries……………………2
Seminarians:
Major:
In Theology……………5
In College………………8
Minor: High School………12
Diocesan Division:
Vicariates……………………3
Parishes………………………25
Entrusted to Diocesan Clergy……………………25

DIOCESAN CURIA
C U R I A
2nd Floor, Obispado de Urdaneta Bldg., Dr. Jose Aruego St.,
2428 Urdaneta City, Philippines
Tel./Fax: (075) 568-2670
(Chancery)
Tel.: (075) 656-1165 / 656-2670 (Finance Office)
Vicar General: Rev. Msgr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza

Chancery
Chancellor: Fr. Jesus Melvyn N. Bufete
Secretary/Clerk: Ms. Marina S. Peralta
Diocesan Attorney & Legal Counsel: Atty. Joselino A. Viray

Finance
Oeconomus: Fr. Arturo F. Aquino
Bookkeeper: Ms. Angeline I. Episcope
Auditor: Ms. Mary Ann M. Mapanao
Cashier: Ms. Evelyn E. Parangat
Finance Clerk: Mrs. Marites B. Soriano
Building Administrator: Mr. Dario I. Calpan

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
College Of Consultors:
Chairman: Bishop Jacinto A. Jose, DD
Members: Msgr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza, VG; Fr. Jesus Melvyn N. Bufete, Chancellor; Fr. Arturo F. Aquino, Oeconome; Fr. Farley B. Castro, PA President; Fr. Crisanto A. Draculan, VF; Fr. Alejandro T. de Guzman, VF; Fr. Elisar Christopher M. Itchon, VF
Diocesan Finance Council:
Chairman: Bishop Jacinto A. Jose, DD
Vice Chairman: Fr. Arturo F. Aquino
Members: Msgr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza, VG; Atty. Joselino A. Viray; Engr. Severino Tominez; Mr. Ernesto T. Go; Mr. Fernando Estrada; Mr. Charito Lustina
Secretary: Ms. Mary Ann M. Mapanao
Diocesan Pastoral Council:
Chairman: Bishop Jacinto A. Jose, DD
Members: Msgr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza, VG; Fr. Arturo F. Aquino; Fr. Jesus Melvyn N. Bufete; Fr. Crisanto A. Draculan, VF; Fr. Alejandro T. de Guzman, VF; Fr. Elisar Christopher M. Itchon, VF
Commission Chairmen: Fr. Noel B. Bulosan (Commission on Formation); Fr. Alberto A. Viernes (Commission on Service); Fr. Antonio E. Reyes, Jr. (Commission on Liturgy); Fr. Angelito S. Arsola (Commission on Youth)
Commission Lay Coordinators: Sr. Corea Ramirez, WCW (Commission on Formation); Mrs. Cleopatra Rama (Commission on Service); Ms. Gina Marie C. David (Commission on Liturgy); Ms. Josephine Florendo (Commission on Youth)
Chair of the Council of the Laity
Chair of the Council for the Religious Organizations and Movements

PASTORAL SECTION
Commission On Formation
Chairman: Fr. Noel B. Bulosan
Vice Chairmen: All Directors of the Different, Related Ministries
Biblical Ministry - Director: Fr. Cirilo P. Mayugba
Catechetical Ministry (For Adult) - Director: Fr. Elisar Christopher M. Itchon
Catechetical Ministry (For Children) - Director: Fr. Dionisio B. Luzano

Church Organizations, Movements and Ways of Life:
Apostleship of Prayer - Director: Fr. Alejandro T. de Guzman
Carmelites - Director: Fr. Antonio E. Reyes, Jr.
Catholic Women’s League - Director: Fr. Teofilo L. Calicdan
Daughters of Mary Immaculate - Director: Fr. Hurley John S. Solfelix
Knights of Columbus - Director: Fr. Christopher E. Sison
Legion of Mary - Director: Fr. Farley B. Castro
Mother Butlers’ Guild - Director: Fr. Richard Francisco G. Abalos
Movements and Ways of Life - Director: Msgr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza, VG
World Apostolate of Fatima - Director: Fr. Christopher R. Herreria
Family & Life Ministry - Director: Fr. Arturo F. Aquino
Ministry on Missions - Director: Fr. Numeriano A. Gabot, Jr.
Ministry on Social Communications - Director: Fr. Jose T. Macaraeg III

Commission On Liturgy
Chairman: Fr. Antonio E. Reyes, Jr.
Vice Chairmen: All Directors of the Different, Related Ministries
Ministry on Lay Ministers - Director: Fr. Antonio E. Reyes, Jr.
Ministry on Liturgical Arts and Environment - Director: Fr. Jazel Ramon E. Collado
Ministry on Liturgical Celebrations - Director: Fr. Jesus Melvyn N. Bufete
Ministry on Liturgical Music - Director: Fr. Franklin John U. Tandingan
Ministry on Popular Devotions - Director: Fr. Joseph A. Repollo

Commission On Service
Chairman: Fr. Alberto A. Viernes
Vice Chairmen: All Directors of the Different, Related Ministries
Ministry on Church Constructions/Repairs - Director: Fr. Jun G. Laya
Ministry on Cooperatives, Relief and Rehabilitation - Director: Fr. Jesus Melvyn N. Bufete
Ministry on the Preservation of the Eco-System - Director: Fr. Jessie S. Prado
Ministry on Justice and Peace Advocacy - Director: Fr. Alberto A. Viernes

Special Ministries:
Apostolate for Disadvantaged Children - Director: Fr. Leonardo C. Mina
Apostolate for Indigenous People - Director: Fr. Romulo D. Agyapas
Prison Apostolate - Director: Fr. Elendirico C. Catabay
Apostolate for Sick, Handicapped, Elderly and the Dying - Director: Fr. Domingo M. Catungal
Apostolate for the Welfare for Women - Director: Fr. Nicomedes S. Laguerta

Commission On Youth
Chairman: Fr. Angelito S. Arsola

Commission On The Clergy
Chairman: Fr. Alejandro T. de Guzman
Vice Chairmen: All Directors of the Different, Related Ministries
Priests’ Assembly - President: Fr. Farley B. Castro
Committee on Priests’ Sports and Recreation - Director: Fr. Bernardo Y. Villanueva
Committee on Priests’ Professionalization, Retreats and Recollections - Director: Fr. Noel B. Bulosan
Bahay Pari - Rector: Fr. Carl E. Hojilla

Commission On Priestly And Religious Vocations
Chairman: Fr. Bernardo Y. Villanueva
Vice Chairmen: All Directors of the Different, Related Ministries
Ministry on Vocations - Director: Fr. Bernardo Y. Villanueva
Diocesan Orientation Seminary - Seminary Rector: Fr. Carl E. Hojilla

Commission On Education
Superintendent: Bishop Jacinto A. Jose, DD
Assist. Superintendent on Academic Affairs: Fr. Crisanto A. Draculan
Assist. Superintendent on Financial Affairs: Fr. Alberto A. Viernes; Fr. Hurley John S. Solfelix
Assist. Superintendent on Administrative Affairs: Fr. Cirilo P. Mayugba; Fr. Jesus Melvyn N. Bufete
Assist. Superintendent on Campus Ministry Affairs: Fr. Carl E. Hojilla
Supervisor: Ms. Susana C. Obejera
Secretary: Ms. Josephine A. Advincula

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY
Vicariate of Our Lady
Urdaneta City 2428 (F-1858)
Tel.: (075) 568-2444
Titular: Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, December 8
Rector: Fr. Arturo F. Aquino
Vice Rector: Fr. Romulo D. Agyapas
Attached Priest: Fr. Carl E. Hojilla; Fr. Francisco P. Ganaden
Binalonan, 2436 Pangasinan (F-1841)
Tel.: (075) 562-2584
Titular: Holy Child, 3rd Sunday of January
Parish Administrator: Fr. Jose T. Macaraeg III
Pozorrubio, 2435 Pangasinan (F-1880)
Tel.: (075) 566-7016
Titular: St. Jude Thaddeus, October 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Hurley John S. Solfelix
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Jazel Ramon E. Collado; Fr. Elenderico C. Catabay
Attached Priest: Fr. Aniceto G. Malanum
Sison, 2434 Pangasinan (F-1898)
Tel.: (075) 600-3052
Titular: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, July 16
Parish Priest: Fr. Antonio E. Reyes, Jr.
San Manuel, 2438 Pangasinan (F-1687)
Tel.: (075) 565-3249
Titular: St. Bartholomew, Aug. 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Crisanto A. Draculan
Deacon: Rev. Reymar Roy Pangonilo
San Jose, 2428 Urdaneta City
Titular: Our Lady Queen of the Universe, August 22
Parish Priest: Fr. Alberto A. Viernes
Linmansangan, 2436 Binalonan, Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 562-4060
Titular: San Rafael, Sept. 29
Parish Priest: Fr. Franklin John U. Tandingan
Bactad, 2428 Urdaneta City
Tel.: (075) 569-5122
Titular: Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11
Parish Priest: Fr. Jesus Melvyn N. Bufete
Cabaruan, 2428 Urdaneta City
Tel.: (075) 569-5838
Titular: Divine Mercy, April 23
Parish Priest: Fr. Angelito S. Arsola

Vicariate Of Sacred Heart
Villasis, 2427 Pangasinan (F-1763)
Tel.: (075) 564-4216
Titular: St. Anthony Abbot, January 17
Parish Priest: Fr. Diomedes S. Laguerta
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jun G. Laya
Alcala, 2425 Pangasinan (F-1881)
Titular: Holy Cross, May 3
Parish Priest: Fr. Numeriano A. Gabot, Jr.
Sto. Tomas, 2426 Pangasinan (F-1973)
Tel.: (075) 569-5155
Titular: St. Thomas Aquinas, January 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Elisar Christopher M. Itchon
Rosales, 2441 Pangasinan (F-1853)
Tel.: (075) 569-5375
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Cirilo P. Mayugba
Carmen, 2441 Rosales, Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 582-4045
Titular: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, July 16
Parish Priest: Fr. Bernardo Y. Villanueva
Balungao, 2442 Pangasinan
Titular: St. Joseph, March 19
Parish Priest: Fr. Richard Francisco G. Abalos
San Leon, 2443 Umingan, Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 541-5133
Titular: San Isidro Labrador, March 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Noel B. Bulosan
Umingan, 2443 Pangasinan (F-1867)
Tel.: (075) 576-5114
Titular: Immaculate Conception, December 8
Parish Priest: Fr. Jessie S. Prado

Vicariate of St. Joseph
Bantog, 2439 Asingan, Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 563-4561
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer, April 5
Parish Priest: Fr. Christopher R. Herreria
Asingan, 2439 Pangasinan (F-1698)
Tel.: (075) 563-3858
Titular: St. Louis Bertrand, October 10
Parish Priest: Fr. Teofilo L. Calicdan
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Dionisio B.. Luzano
Sta. Maria, 2440 Pangasinan (F-1883)
Tel.: (075) 574-5063
Titular: Our Lady of the Pillar, October 12
Parish Priest: Fr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza
Tayug, 2445 Pangasinan (F-1785)
Titular: St. Patrick, March 17
Parish Priest: Fr. Farley B. Castro
San Nicolas, 2447 Pangasinan (F-1876)
Tel.: (075) 573-2822
Titular: St. Nicholas of Tolentino, September 10
Parish Priest: Fr. Alejandro T. de Guzman
San Quintin, 2444 Pangasinan (F-1876)
Tel.: (075) 575-3398
Titular: St. Paschal Baylon, May 17
Parish Priest: Fr. Leonardo C. Mina
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Julius E. Soria
Natividad, 2446 Pangasinan (F-1942)
Tel.: (075) 541-5801
Titular: Our Lady of Nativity, September 18
Parish Priest: Fr. Elpidio F. Silva, Jr.
Panganiban, 2445 Tayug, Pangasinan
Titular: Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, November 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Christopher E. Sison

Diocesan Clergy Without Parish Assignment
Retired:
Fr. Elias G. Tanopo
Guilig Street, Dagupan City
Tel.: (075) 522-3130
Fr. Eugenio Z. de Vera
Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel, Guiguilonen, Mangaldan, Pangasinan
Mangaldan, Pangasinan
Fr. Primo A. Garcia; Fr. Domingo M. Catungal
Bahay Pari, Brgy. Pinmaludpod, Urdaneta City
Diocesan Clergy Staying Outside The Diocese Of Urdaneta
Rev. Fr. Joseph A. Repollo (ICST Seminary, Vigan, Ilocos Sur)
Rev. Fr. Melchor S. Fernando (Sangley Point, Cavite City - Military Chaplain)
Rev. Fr. Pius S. Alejo (Villamor Air Base, Pasay City - Military Chaplain)
Rev. Fr. Desiderio de Guzman (Manila - Guest Priest)

INSTITUTE OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Society Of The Divine Word (SVD)

WOMEN
Workers Of Christ The Worker (WCW)
Servi Contemplativi Christ (SCC)
Congregacion De Religiosas Missioneras
De Sto. Domingo (OP)
Society Of Catholic Medical Missionaries (SCMM)
Leaven Of The Immaculate Heart Of Mary (LIHM)
Congregation Of Benedictine Sisters Of The Eucharistic King (OSB)
Dominican Missionaries Of The Immaculate Mother (OP)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Diocesan Schools
Holy Child Academy, Binalonan, 2436 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 562-7313
Principal: Mr. Joselito G. Tacason
St. Philomena’s Academy, Pozorrubio, 2435 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 566-2310
Principal: Ms. Mayflor O. Cayetano
Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Academy, Sison, 2434 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 600-3053
Principal: Mrs. Luz A. Peralta
Our Lady Of The Lilies Academy, Dr. Jose Aruego St., Urdaneta City 2428
Tel.: (075) 568-2675
Principal: Mrs. Merlinda N. Tuvera
Our Lady Of The Pillar Catholic School, Sta. Maria, 2440 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 574-5063
Principal: Mrs. Erlinda M. Laguit
St. Louis Bertrand School, Mayor’s Boulevard, Poblacion West, Asingan, Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 563-3501
Principal: Mrs. Rosita Y. Fragas
St. Anthony Abb ot Academy, Villasis, 2427 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 564-4148
Principal: Mrs. Magdalena M. Racadio
Holy Rood Academy, Alcala, 2425 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 593-0501
Principal: Mrs. Bonifacia D. Soriano
Escuela De San Antonio, St. Anthony of Padua Parish Compound, Rosales, 2441 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 582-3484
OIC: Mr. Rodrigo A. Galamgam
St. Patrick Catholic School, Tayug, 2445 Pangasinan
Principal: Mrs. Erlinda M. Laguit
St. Paschal Catholic School, San Quintin, Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 575-3398
Principal: Mrs. Maura G. Santos
Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Umingan, 2443 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 576-5273
Principal: Mr. Rey A. Pascua
Schools Owned By Religious Congregations
St. Mary’s Dominican School, San Manuel, 2438 Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 565-3252
Principal: Sr. Arsenia S. Hiquiana, OP
Divine Word College Of Urdaneta, J.P. Rizal St., Bayaoas, Urdaneta City
Tel.: (075) 568-2796; 568-2588
President: Fr. Gil Manalo, SVD
Principal - Pre-School & Elementary: Mrs. Marina Elizabeth Domingo
Principal - High School: Mr. Reynald Mamasig
College Dean: Mrs. Joelita Bernabe
Mary Help Of Christians Learning Center, Sison St., Poblacion, Pozorrubio, Pangasinan
Tel.: (075) 566-7194
Principal - Elementary: Sr. Ma. Dymphna Fajardo

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
Diocesan Orientation Seminary, Brgy. Pinmaludpod, Urdaneta City
Tel.: (075) 569-5033
Rector: Fr. Carl E. Hojilla
Bahay Pari, Pinmaludpod, Urdaneta City
Rector: Fr. Carl E. Hojilla

Formation Center
John Paul II Pastoral/Formation Center, Immaculate Conception Cathedral Compound, 2428 Urdaneta City
Tel.: (075) 656-1166