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Diocese of Iligan

(Dioecesis Iliganensis) Iligan colored

Suffragan of Ozamiz
Created Prelature: February 17, 1971. Created Diocese: November 15, 1982. Erected Diocese: April 7, 1983 Comprises: Iligan City and part of the province of Lanao del Norte. Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, September 29.

Bishop
Most Reverend
ELENITO R. GALIDO, DD
Born: April 18, 1954. Place of Birth: Managok, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Ordained Priest: April 25, 1979. Appointed Bishop of Iligan: March 25, 2006. Ordained Bishop: September 8, 2006. Installed: September 18, 2006. Member CBCP: Commission on Youth. Chairman on CBCP: Commission on Culture.

Bishop’s House
Isabel Village, Pala-o, 9200 Iligan City
Former Bishops
Most Rev. Bienvenido S. Tudtud, DD †,
Most Rev. Fernando R. Capalla, DD,
Most Rev. Emilio L. Bataclan, DD

Administrators of the Prelature and Diocese of Iligan
(1971 – Present)
†MOST REV. BIENVENIDO S. TUDTUD, DD
as Prelate Ordinary from May 17, 1971 to April 30, l977 when he was appointed as Prelate Ordinary of the Prelature of Marawi. Bishop Tudtud served the Prelature until his death in an airplane crash on June 26, 1987 in Baguio City.

MOST REV. FERNANDO R. CAPALLA, DD
as Prelate Ordinary from April 30, 1977 to April 7, 1983 and as Diocesan Bishop from April 7, 1983 to August 18, 1994. He is now the incumbent Archbishop of Davao.

VERY REV. LEO E. LABISTE
as Diocesan Administrator from August 22, 1994 to July 18, 1995. On his
election, Msgr. Labiste served as the Vicar General of the Diocese of Iligan.

MOST REV. EMILIO L. BATACLAN, DD
as Diocesan Bishop from July 18, 1995 to June 2004.
MSGR. RAMON O. FRUTO, CSsR
as Apostolic Administrator from June 22, 2004 to September 18, 2006.
MOST REV. ELENITO D. GALIDO, DD
as Diocesan Bishop from September 18, 2006-________.

PRESENT STATUS
Bishops…………………………2
Priest:
Diocesan……………………40
Religious……………………10
Total………………………50
Population …………… 1,501,840
Catholics ……………… 984,859
Percentage of Catholics to the
Local Population………65.58%
Area ………………3, 092 Sq.kms
Seminarians:
Major:
in Theology …………… 13
in Philosophy ………… 19
Spiritual Formation
Year-SFY ……………………15
Total ………………… 47
Of the Diocese:
Studying in the Diocese ……34
Studying outside the
Diocese ……………… 13
Franciscan TOR ………………9
Formation House ……… 1
Spiritan Formation House …1
Total …………………… _
Diocesan Division:
Vicariates …………………… 5
Parishes ………………… 26
Educational Centers:
Post- secondary school………2
Enrollment…………6,938
Secondary schools…………14
Enrollment…………7,252
Primary schools………………9
Enrollment…………2,747
Pre-primary…………………9
Enrollment……………630
Education:
Literacy rate………………90%
Institutions:
Hospital …………………… 1
Clinic ………………………… 1
Home for the Aged ………… 1
Orphanage………………… 1
TV broadcasting Stations………2
Radio Stations……………………4
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
Baptism of Children ……… 11,365
Marriages:
Between Catholics …… 1,342
Mixed ………………… 32
Total …………… 1,374
Catechumens…………………787
Full-time Salary Church Workers:
Catechists (Paid &
Volunteers)……………1,051

General Characteristics of the Diocese
Cultural dimension: Our music, song, dance and drama in this diocese is quiet similar with the rest of the dioceses…
Other Religions (UCCP, PIC,SDA, Jehova’s witness, Islam, etc.)
Ethnic groups: Higaonon, Maranao, Subanen
Languages used: Cebuano, Maranao
Political Structure: (same as the one being used all throughout the Philippines)
Economy: Major Industries: Cement, Oil, Some Chemicals, Steel, Electricity
Trade: (same as in other cities and Dioceses)
Agriculture: Rice, Corn, Root crops, Vegetables, fruits, flowers, livestocks, etc.
Transportation: (infrastructure facilities are well taken care off)
Transportation modes: By land

DIOCESAN CURIA
Vicar General: Msgr. Jemar L. Vera Cruz
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Rodrigo R. Maata
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Ubaldo L. Millan

College of Consultors
Vicar General: Msgr. Jemar L. Vera Cruz
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Rodrigo R. Maata
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Ubaldo L. Millan
Pastoral Director: Msgr. Leo E. Labiste
Seminary Rector: Rev. Fr. Alberto De Lara

Major Diocesan Commission and Organizations
Committee on Basic Ecclesial Communities (B.E.C.): Rev. Fr. Raymundo E. Iwayan
Diocese of Iligan Education Office (DIEO): Rev. Fr. Aureo A. Pati-an
Diocesan Youth Apostolate (DYA): Rev. Fr. Jeffrey N. Balanay
Diocesan Catechetical Apostolate (DCA): Rev. Fr. Diomedes F. Cabiles
Lay Liturgical Ministry (LLM): Rev. Fr. Bernard E. Bigornia
Prisoner’s Welfare Ministry (PWM): Rev. Fr. Benjamin Bem Mkeri, CSSp
Bible Apostolate (BA): Rev. Fr. Rodolfo M. Encabo
Family and Life Apostolate (FLA): Rev. Fr. Anastacio B. Daugdaug
Commission on Social Action, Justice & Peace (ECSA-JP): Rev. Fr. Albert T. Mendez
Commission on Mission (ECM): Rev. Fr. Victor T. Retiza
Commission on Culture (ECC): Msgr. Leo E. Labiste
Commission on Vocation (ECV): Rev. Fr. Rodolfo M. Encabo
Commission on Seminaries (ECS): Rev. Fr. Alberto C. De Lara
Commission on the Laity (ECLA): Rev. Fr. Nazer M. Zaragoza
Commission on Inter-Religious Dialogue (ECID): Rev. Fr. Rodulfo M. Galenzoga

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY
ILIGAN CITY
I. Vicariate of St. Michael
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Alberto D. Trazo
Cathedral of St. Michael The Archangel
Founded: 1834
Population: 358,300
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, September 29
Parish Priest: Most Rev. Elenito D. Galido, DD
Priests-in-charge:
Rector/Administrator: Rev. Fr. Rodrigo R. Maata
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Alberto D. Trazo, Rev. Fr. Jeffrey N. Balanay
Resident Priests: Rev. Fr. Allan M. Mirasol, Rev. Raymundo E. Iwayan
Buhika
Founded: July 1, 2004
Titular: Beato Pedro Calungsod
Population: 2,895
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Andres Tampos
Digkilaan
Founded: 1988
Population: 8,900
Titular: Our Lady of Fatima, Oct. 13
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Adam Bago, CSSp
Del Carmen
Founded: 2004
Titular: The Resurrection of the Lord (Chinese-Filipino Catholic Community)
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Benjamin Mkeri, CSSp
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Shrine
Founded: 1961
Population: 9,000
Titular: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (movable)
Priests-in-charge: Bp. Ireneo Amantillo, CSsR; Rev. Fr. Wilfredo Quijano, CSsR; Rev. Fr. Joseph Toan, CSsR
Luinab
Founded: 1998
Population: 10,100
Titular: Immaculate Conception, December 8
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Aldrin J. Ligue
Kiwalan
Founded: 1968
Population: 49,300
Titular: San Roque, August 16
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Dwight C. Calaor
Tambo
Founded: 1989
Population: 28,000
Titular: San Lorenzo Ruiz
Parish Priest: Msgr. Leo E. Labiste

II. Vicariate of Corpus Christi
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Rodolfo M. Encabo
Tipanoy
Founded: 2006
Titular: Birhen Sto. Rosario, Oct. 7
Titular: San Vicente Ferrer, April 5
Population: 3,079
Priest-In-charge: Rev. Fr. Alfonso Batiquin
Isabel Village, Pala-o
Founded: 2001
Population: 6,500
Titular: Lord of the Holy Cross, May 3
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Albert T. Mendez
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Lawrence Christopher B. Varquez
Rosario Heights
Founded: 1964
Population: 49,000
Titular: Corpus Christi, June (movable)
Parish Priest: Msgr. Jemar L. Vera Cruz, VG
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Ubaldo L. Millan
Suarez
Founded: 1987
Titular: San Vicente Ferrer, April 5
Population: 23,000
Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Alfonso Batiquin
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nazer M. Zaragoza

PROVINCE OF LANAO DEL NORTE
III. Vicariate of Sto. Niño
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Diomedes F. Cabiles
Buru-un
Founded: 1976
Population: 33,000
Titular: San Isidro Labrador, May 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Victor T. Retiza
Linamon
Founded: 1950
Population: 20,700
Titular: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, June 27
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Bernard E. Bigornia
Maigo
Founded: 1963
Population: 24,000
Titular: San Isidro Labrador, May 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Regino Quijano
Kauswagan Founded: 1949
Population: 25,000
Titular: San Vicente Ferrer, April 25
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Dante Anhao
Bacolod Founded: 1956
Population: 12,000
Titular: Sto. Niño, 3rd Sunday of January
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Diomedes F. Cabiles
Ditucalan: Napocor Chaplaincy
Population: 9,000
Titular: San Roque, August 16
Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Rosito Claro

IV. Vicariate of San Isidro
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Delfin B. Gualiza Jr.
Tubod
Founded: 1952
Population: 39,000
Titular: San Isidro Labrador, May 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Rodulfo M. Galenzoga
Malingao
Founded: 2000
Population: 23,000
Titular: Santa Catalina, November 25
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joel Randymar Arreza
Kolambugan
Founded: 1939
Population: 30,000
Titular: Holy Cross, May 3
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Delfin B. Gualiza Jr.
Baroy
Founded: 1949
Population: 39,000
Titular: Sto. Niño, January 21
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Pacifico Gupana
Magsaysay
Founded: 1978
Population: 16,000
Titular: San Isidro Labrador, May 15
Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Rufino Beruan

V. Vicariate of Christ The King
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Edgar S. Momay
Kapatagan
Founded: 1959
Population: 44,000
Titular: St. Francis Xavier, December 3
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Edgar S. Momay
Sapad
Founded: 1951
Population: 14,000
Titular: St. Joseph, March 19
Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Sandy Mallorca
Lanipao, Lala
Founded: 1989
Population: 30,792
Titular: Sto. Niño, January 16
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Allan Telmoso
Salvador
Founded: 1965
Population: 13, 500
Titular: San Isidro Labrador, May 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Aureo Pati-an
Maranding, Lala
Founded: 1965
Population: 43,000
Titular: Christ the King, Last Sunday of Advent
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Andres C. Cases Jr.
Lala, Lanao Del Norte
Founded: ____
Titular: St. Francis of Assisi, October 4
Population: 15,000
Priest-in-charge: Rev. Fr. Rolando Cantina

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Redemptorist Fathers
Franciscan -Third Order Regular
Spiritan Fathers
La Salle Brothers

WOMEN
Religious Sisters of Mercy of BUFFALO
Religious of the Virgin Mary
Religious of the Good Shepherd
Religious of the Assumption
Order of the Company of Mary
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary
Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Triumph of the Cross
Missionary Sisters of Mary
Teresian Missionary of Mary
Benedictine Sisters of St. Anne
Daughters of St. Anne
Pious Disciple of the Divine Master
Missionary Congregation of Mary

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