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Diocese of San Fernando de La Union

(Dioecesis Ferdinandopolitana ab Unione) San Fernando de LU COA
Suffragan of Lingayen – Dagupan
Created: January 19, 1970. Erected: April 11, 1970. Comprises the Civil Province of La Union. Titular: St. William the Hermit, February 10

Archbishop
Most Reverend
SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS, SVD, DD
Administrator

Bishop’s Residence
San Vicente, 2500 City of San Fernando, La Union
Tel.: (072) 607-58-29
(Note: Please send mail to Chancery address below)

PRESENT STATUS
Population………………789,815
Catholics………………………84%
Area………………1,493.1 sq.kms.
Personnel:
Bishop………………………1
Diocesan Priests: Working in the Diocese……………38
Retired……………………7
Sick Leave………………1
Religious Priest………………7
Religious Brother……………1
Religious Sisters…………109
Seminarians:
Theology……………………6
Philosophy…………………21
High School…………………44
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates……………………4
Parishes………………………28
Entrusted to Diocesan Clergy……………………25
Entrusted to Religious Clergy…………………… 3

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery Office
Diocesan Center
No. 7 P. Gomez. Street
2500 City of San Fernando, La Union
Tel.: (072) 700-0702
Fax: (072) 888-2353
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(Note: All mails should be addressed to the Chancery Office)
Vicar General: _________________________________________
Chancellor – Secretary: Rev. Fr. Leo C. Nedic
Oeconomous: Rev. Fr. Noel Peter S. Lazo
External Auditor: Ms. Anita Castro
Internal Auditor: Mrs. Cristina C. Padilla
Cashier: Mrs. Girlie V. Antolin
Secretary: Ms. Arlene C. Sausi
Bookkeeper: Mrs. Analyn B. Calica
Payroll Clerk: Mr. Elwyn P. Biason
CDS Secretary: Ms. Mary An V. Ramos
Diocesan Engineer: Engr. Alvin Madrid
In-charge Pastoral Center: Mrs. Myrna A. Jucutan
Encoder: Ms. Precious Mae J. Galano
Computer Technician: Mr. Eligar F. Gaudia
Legal Counsel: Atty. Marilyn Hidalgo
Driver/Maintenance: Mr. Lorenzo E. Ducusin, Mr. Ariel C. Sausi, Mr. Roger Aromin

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL
Board of Consultors: Rev. Fr. Noel Peter S. Lazo, Rev. Fr. Leo C. Nedic, Rev. Fr. Jan Errol S. Mantes, Rev. Fr. Frederick R. Ferrer, Rev. Fr. Gari Zaldy P. Patiag, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Bahiwag, Rev. Fr. Ranier L. Andrada

DIOCESAN SCHOOLS
Board of Trustees: Rev. Fr. Noel Peter S. Lazo, Rev. Fr. Gilbert Sales, CICM, Sr. Teresita Lara, ICM, Mrs. Lourdes B. Estonactoc
Director: ____________________
Superintendent: Mrs. Lourdes B. Estonactoc

COMMISSION FOR PASTORAL WORK
Commission on Clergy:
External Forum: Rev. Fr. Ronald Raymund O. Chan; Rev. Fr. Samuel Joseph F. Banayat, Jr.
Internal Forum: Rev. Fr. Alfonso Ramon V. Lacsamana
Commission on Cathechetical Formation and Education:
Rev. Fr. Edwin J. Fontanilla, Director; Sr. Cecille B. Lañas, OSB; Sr. Paterna Bitas, TDM
Commission on Liturgy: Rev. Fr. Ranier L. Andrada
Vocation Promotion: Rev. Fr. Ryan C. Abellera
Youth Commission:
First District: Rev. Fr. Crispin N. Reyes, Director
Second District: Rev. Fr. Gari Zaldy P. Patiag, Sr. Josie Labata, SJBP
Diocesan Social Apostolate Comm ission (DSACAC):
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Roberto Benito Collado
Department on Alay Kapwa, Caritas: Sr. Lucita P. Saligumba, SJBP
Department on Indigenous People’s Apostolate: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Bahiwag
Department on Work for the Integrity of Creation and Environmental Protection: Rev. Fr. Alfonso V. Lacsamana
Department on Good Governance: Rev. Fr. Nolan R. Nabua
Promotion for Honest and Orderly Peaceful Election, PPCRV, Director: Fr. Nolan Nabua
Department on Spiritual and Moral Formation of Businessmen and Professionals:
First District: Msgr. Alfonso Ramon V. Lacsamana
Second District: Msgr. Gregorio Q. Nillo
Migrants Apostolate & Apostleship of the Sea: Rev. Fr. Perpetuo B. Concepcion, Director; Sr. Lolit Guibac, SJBP, Coordinator
Commission on Family and Life: Rev. Fr. Samuel Joseph F. Banayat, Jr., Director
Social Communications: Rev. Fr. Bryan Paul P. Pulido
Writing Local Church History: Rev. Fr. Romeo G. Lopez
Diocesan Seminary of the Heart of Jesus: Rev. Fr. Leo C. Nedic, Rector
Charismatic Movement: Rev. Fr. Frederick R. Ferre, Chairman
St. Nicholas Vicariate: Rev. Fr. Frederick R. Ferrer
St. Ferdinand Vicariate: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Bahiwag
Sts. Peter & Paul Vicariate: Rev. Fr. Julius D. Bancifra
St.Francis Xavier Vicariate: Rev. Fr. Liberato A. Apusen
N.B. Combine Charismatic Movement activities with IPA and Ecology
Church Organizations:
Apostleship of Prayer: Rev. Fr. Gregorio Q. Nillo
Knights of Columbus: Rev. Fr. Froilan A. Saluta

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY
Vicariate Of St. Nicholas
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Gari Zaldy P. Patiag
Balaoan (F-1587) 2517 La Union
Titular: St. Nicholas of Tolentino, September 10
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Mario R. Valdez
Bangar (F-1701) 2519 La Union
Titular: St. Christopher, July 25
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Gregorio Q. Nillo
Tel.: (072) 794-1170
Corro-Oy, Santol 2516 La Union
Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer, May 15
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Gari Zaldy P. Patiag
Luna (F-1960) 2518 La Union
Titular: St. Catherine of Alexandria, November 25 (Shrine of Our Lady of Namacpacan)
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alfonso Ramon V. Lacsamana
Tel.: (072) 607-0773
Napaset (F1959) Luna, 2518 La Union
Titular: The Finding of the Holy Cross, May 3
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Arnulfo Tagorda
Tel.: (072) 603-0267
Santol (F-1947) 2516 La Union
Titular: Our Lady of Victory, December 19
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alexander Jo B. Peralta
Sudipen (F-1975) 2520 La Union
Titular: The Holy Family, Last Sunday of December
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Manuel J. Laviste
Tel.: (072) 607-3154

Vicariate Of St. Ferdinand
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Jan Errol S. Mantes
Bacnotan (F-1599) 2515 La Union
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, September 29
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Roberto Benito L. Collado
Tel.: (072) 719-0020
Catbangen (F-1965) San Fernando 2500 La Union
Titular: St. Jude Thaddeus, October 28
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nolan R. Nabua
Tel.: (072) 888-2253
Lingsat
Titular: Nuestra Señora De Salvacion, 3rd Saturday of August
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. John K. Katumba, CICM
Tel.: (072) 700-0437
San Fernando (F-1786) 2500 La Union
Titular: St. William the Hermit, February 10 (Cathedral)
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Samuel Joseph F. Banayat, Jr.
Parish Vicar: Rev. Fr. Jonathan L. Corsino
Tel.: (072) 888-2512
San Gabriel (F-1935) 2513 La Union
Titular: St. Gabriel Archangel. April 20
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jan Errol S. Mantes
San Juan (F-1599) 2514 La Union
Titular: St. John the Baptist, June 24
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ignacio N. Asuncion
Tel.: (072) 888-4869
Pagdalagan (F-1956), San Fernando 2500 La Union
Titular: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2nd Sunday of June
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Noel Peter S. Lazo
Tel.: (072) 700-5115
Quirino (F-1956), Bacnotan, 2515
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker, May 1
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Allenby A. Failon
Tel.: (072) 888-1348

Vicariate Of St. Peter The Apostle
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Frederick R. Ferrer
Bagulin (F-1984) 2512 La Union
Titular: St. Joseph, March 19
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Liberato A. Apusen
Bauang (F-1587) 2501 La Union
Titular: Sts. Peter & Paul, June 29
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Perpetuo B. Concepcion
Tel.: (072) 705-1245
Burgos (F-1949) 2510 La Union
Titular: Our Lady of Fatima, October 13
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Rodel Abanto, SVD
Caba (F-1933) 2502 La Union
Titular: St. John the Baptist, June 24
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Frederick R. Ferrer
Tel.: (072) 708-0088
Naguilian (F-1839) 2511 La Union
Titular: Conversion of St. Augustine, May 5
Parish Vicar: Rev. Fr. Jojo DG Quesada
Santiago (F-1965), Bauang 2501 La Union
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker, May 1
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Edwin J. Fontanilla
Tel.: (072) 705-0553

Vicariate Of St. Francis Xavier
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Ranier L. Andrada
Agoo (F-1578) 2504 La Union
Titular: St. Monica, May 4 (Basilica of Our Lady of Charity)
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel B. Bahiwag
Parish Vicar: Rev. Fr. Nelson Quitaleg
Tel.: (072) 710-0458
Aringay (F-1741) 2503 La Union
Titular: St. Lucy, December 13
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Froilan O. Ordoño
Tel.: 714-0040
Damortis (F-1947) 2507 La Union
Titular: Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ranier L. Andrada
Tel.: (072) 712-1716
Pugo (F-1909) 2508 La Union
Titular: Holy Family, Last Sunday of December
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Crispin N. Reyes
Rosario (F-1869) 2506 La Union
Titular: The Immaculate Conception, December 8
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Raul S. Panay
Tel.: (072) 712-7221
Sto. Tomas (F-1785) 2505 La Union
Titular: Holy Guardian Angels, October 2 (Shrine of Nuestra Señora del Mar Cautiva)
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ronald Raymund O. Chan
Tubao (F-1894) 2509 La Union
Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer, May 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Romeo G. Lopez

Seminary
Diocesan Seminary Of The Heart Of Jesus (Minor), San Vicente, San Fernando, La Union
Tel.: (072) 607-5828
Rector: Rev. Fr. Leo C. Nedic
Principal: Mrs. Everlita N. Quinto
Faculty: 6; Enrolment: 44

Seminary Formators/Professors (Outside Diocese)
Rev. Fr. Roberto Benito L. Collado (Guest Professor, ICST Major Seminary, Vigan)
Rev. Fr. Samuel Joseph F. Banayat (Guest Professor, ICST Major Seminary, Vigan)

On Retirement
Disability: Rev. Fr. Jerry M. Medriano
Mandatory: Rev. Fr. Panfilo R. Milo, Rev. Fr. Generoso P. Tagiuam
Voluntary: Rev. Fr. Teodoro Villanueva

Religious Priests/Brother Serving In The Diocese:
Rev. Fr. Jerome Adriatico, SVD- Provincial Superior, SVD Philippine Northern Province; Rev. Fr. Robert Ibay, SVD; Rev. Fr. Dominador Fernandez, SVD; Rev. Fr. Rodel Abanto, SVD; Rev. Fr. Gilbert Sales, CICM, President, St. Louis College; Rev. Fr. John K. Katumba, CICM

Guests In Other Dioceses
New York, USA: Fr. Lazaro Perez, Fr. Francisco Gius F. Garcia, Fr. Erasmus Soriano, Fr. Leo Asuncion, Fr. Julius Bancifra
Reno, USA: Rev. Fr. Arturo A. Valmonte
Unknown place, USA: Rev. Fr. Meneleo Litonjua
Manila: Rev. Fr. Esteban M. Mosuela
Retired Chaplains in Manila: Rev. Fr. Florendo Aragon, Rev. Fr. Pedro Milanes
Priests with no Faculties: Rev. Fr. Igmedio P. Dingle, Rev. Fr. Vicente M. Balbin, Rev. Fr. Noel C. Mabutas
Military Chaplains: Rev. Fr. Ronilo Datu (PNP); Rev. Fr. Rowel Isip (Navy); Rev. Fr. Jose Españo (AFP)

INSTITUES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Divine Word Missionaries (SVD)
Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CICM)

WOMEN
Pontifical Right
Carmel of the Holy Family (OCD)
Daughters of St. Mary of Lueca (DML)
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (ICM)
Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)
Sisters of Jesus the Good Shepherd (SJBP)
Dominican Sisters of Blessed Imelda (OP)
Teresian Daughters of Mary (TDM)
Benedictine Sisters of the Eucharistic King (OSB)
Medical Mission Sisters (MMS)
Daughter of Mary of the Assumption (FMA)

PIOUS ASSOCIATIONS
Puso ng Carmelo, (PCC)
Benedictine Hermits of the Living Word (BHLW)
Mary Consolatrix of the Eucharist (MCE)
Diocesan Sisters of St. Benedict (DSSB)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Congregational School
Christ The King College (ICM), San Fernando 2500 La Union
Tel.: (072) 888-24-10 - Elem.
(072) 242-49-35 - HS
Directress: Sr. Teresita Lara, ICM
Principal - HS: Mrs. Evangeline Mangaoang
Principal - Elem.: Mrs. Juanita Eligio
St. Louis College (CICM), Lingsat, San Fernando, La Union
Tel.: (072) 242-55-35; (072) 242-55-36
President: Dra. Norma Rutab
Principal - HS: Mr. Danilo Romero
Principal - Elem.: Mr. Daniel Paguia
Diocesan Schools
Notre Dame Institute, Aringay 2503 La Union
Principal: Mrs. Agnes Pimentel
Pugo Catholic School, Pugo 2508 La Union
Principal: Mrs. Regina Alicna
Sacred Heart School, Bauang 2501 La Union
Principal: Mrs. Marlen Bac-ingan
San Alberto Magno Academy, Tubao 2509 La Union
Principal: Mrs. Brenda Ochoco
San Isidro Labrador Nursery & Kindergarten School, Tubao 2509 La Union
Principal: Ms. Consuelo Soriano
San Nicolas Academy Kindergarten, Balaoan 2517 La Union
Principal: Sr. Crisanta Plaza, DML
San Nicolas Academy, Balaoan 2517 La Union
Principal: Sr. Maria Helen F. Soliven, RVM
St. Agustine School Of Naguilian, Naguilian, La Union
Principal: Mrs. Teresita Paquingan
St. Christopher Academy, Bangar 2519 La Union
OIC: Mrs. Caridad Ramil
Stella Maris Academy, Quirino, Bacnotan2515 La Union
OIC: Mrs. Elnora Bucasas
St. John The Baptist Learning Center, Caba 2502 La Union
OIC: Mrs. Herma Vicente
St. Jude Montess ori Educational Center Of La Union, Catbangen, San Fernando 2500 La Union
Principal: Sr. Balbina Sison
St. Martin De Porres Learning Center, Damortis 2507 La Union
Principal: Mrs. Elizabeth Boado
St. Mary’s Academy, Agoo, 2504 La Union
Principal: Sr. Julie Relativo, TDM
St. Mary’s Academy, Rosario 2506 La Union
Principal: Mrs. Nida Martinez
St. Mary Of The Sea Academy, Sto. Tomas, 2505 La Union
OIC: Mrs. Lourdes Estonactoc
Sta. Catalina Academy, Luna 2518 La Union
OIC: Mrs. Elizabeth Otero
Sts. Peter & Paul Learning Center, Bauang 2501 La Union
Principal: Sr. Lani Dangaran, FMA
St. William Parish Nursery & Kindergarten School, San Fernando 2500 La Union
Principal: Sr. Amabile Alava, DML

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
Diocesan Center, No. 7 P. Gomez St., 2500 San Fernando City, La Union
Tel./Fax: (072) 888-2353
Tel.: (072) 700- 0702
Contact Person: Mrs. Cristina C. Padilla
St. Joseph Diocesan Pastoral Center, San Vicente, San Fernando City, La Union
Tel.: (072) 700-5507
Contact Person: Mrs. Myrna Jucuta
Betania Retreat House, Biday, San Fernando City 2500 La Union
Tel.: (072) 242-3614
Superior: Sr. Cynthia Mendiola, RVM
SVD Youth Center, Pindangan, San Fernando City 2500 La Union
Tel.: (072) 607-6451

† NECROLOGY †
Most Rev. Victorino C. Ligot, DD; Fr. Faustino Balancio; Fr. Honorato Cabaoang; Fr. Simplicio Rulloda; Fr. German Paculan; Fr. Felipe Borja; Most Rev. Salvador L. Lazo; Fr. Alejandro Elefante; Fr. Roberto P. Inocente; Fr. Maximo Romero; Fr. Angel P. Pasibi; Fr. Jose R. Gaerlan; Fr. Jose Pacis; Fr. Jose Aspiras; Fr. Raphael Rulloda; Fr. Marlon Jose Singson; Fr. Crispin Realubin; Fr. Joel Angelo Licos; Most Rev. Artemio L. Rillera, SVD

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