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DIOCESE

Diocesis Romblonensis                                                                                      Romblon

Suffragan of Capiz

Created by Pope Paul VI: December 19, 1974. Erected: April 17, 1975.
Comprises: The entire civil Province of Romblon. Principal Patron of the
Diocese: St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. Secondary Patron of
the Diocese: Sto. Niño de Romblon.

Bishop

Most Reverend
NARCISO V. ABELLANA, MSC, DD
Born on November 9, 1953 in Talisay, Cebu. Ordained
priest on December 28, 1978. Appointed Bishop of Romblon
by Pope Francis on October 15, 2013. Ordained Bishop
on December 11, 2013. Installed as the Fifth Bishop of
Romblon on January 9, 2014.
Diocesan Pastoral Center
Villa del Mar, Suwa, Lonos
Romblon, 5500 Romblon
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Mobile: 0939-927-0116
Past Bishops:
Most Rev. Nicolas M. Mondejar (1975-1987)
Most Rev. Vicente G. Salgado (1988-1996)
Most Rev. Arturo M. Bastes, SVD (1997-2002)
Most Rev. Jose Corazon T. Tala-oc (2003-2011)

PRESENT STATUS
Personnel:
Bishop… …………………… 1
Diocesan Priests… …………53
In Active… ………………35
Out of the Diocese… …… 5
Out of the Country……… 1
On Sick Leave… ………… 2
On Sabbatical Leave… … 2
Retired…………………… 8
Foreign Religious Priests… … 1
Foreign Religious Brothersp… 2
Filipino Religious Sisters - 39
Foreign Religious Sisters… … 1
Diocesan Division:
Vicariates… ………………… 7
Vicar Foranes………………… 7
Parishes………………………26
With Resident Pastors……26
With Parochial Vicars …… 3
Entrusted to the
Religious……………… 1
Mission Stations… ………… 2
Chapels…………………… 316
Institutions:
College Seminary…………… 1
Pre-College Sems.… …… 3
College Sems.……………19
Theology Sems.… ………12
Pre-Diaconal Sems.……… 1
Total No. of Sems.… …35
Religious Houses:
For Male Religious… …… 1
For Female Religious - … 4
Diocesan Shrines… ………… 3
Educational Centers:
Secondary…………………… 5
Elementary… ……………… 3
Kindergarten………………… 9
Dioc. Formation Center… … 1
Dioc. Social Action Center…… 1
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
From Nov. 2015 – Oct. 31, 2017
Infant Baptism… ……… 7,646
Adult Baptism… ……… 1,240
Confirmations… ……… 5,372
First Communion……… 5,496
Marriages:
Between Catholics… … 957
Mixed… ……………… 11
Anointing of the Sick… … 786
Funeral… ……………… 2,419
Area of Territory... 1,567.70 sq.kms.
Total Population………… 292,781
(2015 nat’l census)
Number of Catholics… … 200,705
(2010 nat’l census)

THE DIOCESAN CURIA

Diocesan Pastoral Center Villa del Mar, Suwa, Lonos, Romblon 5500 Romblon
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Mobile: 0939-9270116
Vicar General: Rev. Msgr. Nonato Ernie V. Fetalino, HP
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Narciso G. Miñon Jr.
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Nelson Aris M. Mutia
Property Custodian: Rev. Fr. Ricardo L. Magro III
Legal Counsel: Atty. Peter Montojo
Chancery Staff:
Bookkeeper: Sr. Rhodora V. Evangelio, ADD
Cashier: Ms. Nancy M. Bernal
Secretary: Ms. Sharmine M. Alarcon
Driver: Mr. Dinualdo M. Malavega
Presbyteral Council
Rev. Msgr. Nonato Ernie V. Fetalino, HP;
Rev. Fr. Narciso G. Miñon Jr.;
Rev. Fr. Nelson Aris M. Mutia;
Rev. Fr. Aristeo B. Royo;
Rev. Fr. John Mary Vianney B. Parago;
Rev. Fr. Indalecio F. Factor;
Rev. Fr. Billy V. Gregorio;
Rev. Fr. Jevic L. Pendon;
Rev. Fr. Joraype Amadeo M. Flores;
Rev. Fr. Ranulfo F. Fabul;
Rev. Fr. Melvin M. Fetizanan;
Rev. Fr. Lee Anthony B. Regala;
Rev. Fr. Randy A. Constantino;
Rev. Fr. Ricardo L. Magro III;
Fr. Alfredo F. Recto Jr.
Board of Consultors
Rev. Msgr. Nonato Ernie V. Fetalino, HP;
Rev. Fr. Narciso G. Miñon Jr.;
Rev. Fr. Nelson Aris M. Mutia;
Rev. Fr. Ricardo L. Magro III;
Rev. Fr. Jevic L. Pendon;
Rev. Fr. Aristeo B. Royo;
Rev. Fr. Randy A. Constantino;
Rev. Fr. Ranulfo F. Fabul
Seminary Board
Most Rev. Narciso V. Abellana, MSC, DD;
Rev. Msgr. Nonato Ernie V. Fetalino, HP;
Rev. Fr. Narciso G. Miñon Jr.;
Rev. Fr. Nelson Aris M. Mutia;
Rev. Fr. Jevic L. Pendon;
Mr. John Glenn Gaac;
Rev. Fr. Ricky Joe Noble - Secretary;
Fr. Ranulfo F. Fabul
Diocesan Commisions And Committees
Diocesan Pastoral Secretariat
Director: Rev. Fr. Narciso G. Miñon Jr.
Sambulig (BEC)
Director: Fr. Allan Christopher Montojo
Biblical Apostolate
Director: Rev. Fr. Reden M. Mirabete
Coordinator: Sr. Perla M. Hicale,
ADD
Canon Law
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Narciso G. Miñon Jr., JCL
Member: Rev. Fr. Rauol M. Denobo, JCL
Catechetical Ministry
Director: Rev. Fr. Elizalde R. Rafol
Coordinator: Sr. Priscilla F. Fabonan,
ADD
Catholic Education
Director: Rev. Fr. Melvin F. Fetizanan
Clergy
Director: Rev. Fr. Jevic L. Pendon
Church Heritage And Patrimony
Chairman: Rev. Fr. Albert John F. Fietas
Family And Life
Director: Rev. Fr. Cornelio M. Magramo
Coordinator: Sr. Perla M. Hicale,
ADD
Health Care
Director: Rev. Fr. Noel M. Sixon
Indigenous Peoples
Director: Rev. Fr. Billy V. Gregorio
Laity
Director: Rev. Fr. Aristeo B. Royo
Liturgy
Director: Rev. Fr. Romnick R. Sagun
Sacred Music: Rev. Fr. Joven R. Rodaje
Mission
Director: Rev. Fr. Joraype Amadeo M. Flores
Social Action, Justice And Peace
Director: Rev. Fr. Ricardo L. Magro III
Social Communications And Mass Media
Director: Rev. Fr. Ricky Joe M. Noble
Vocation
Director: Rev. Fr. Romnick R. Sagun
Youth
Director: Rev. Fr. Randy A. Constantino
Coordinator: Ms. Alili M. Madali

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL

CLERGY
Vicariate Of St. Joseph, Patron Of The Universal Church
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Aristeo B. Royo, VF
St. Joseph Cathedral Parish (F-1635), Romblon, 5500 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Aristeo B. Royo
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Allan Christopher Montojo
San Antonio De Padua Parish (F-1984), Agnipa, Romblon, 5500 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ricardo L. Magro III
Our Lady Of Fatima Parish (F-1990), Cogon, Romblon, 5500 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Cornelio M. Magramo
St. Pedro Calungsod Mission Station, Alad, Romblon, 5500 Romblon
Pastor: Rev. Fr. Noel M. Sixon
Vicariate Of San Nicolas De Tolentino
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Joraype Amadeo M. Flores, VF
St. Joseph The Worker Parish (F-1885), Corcuera, 5514 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Norman R. Rabino
San Nicolas De Tolentino Parish (F-1635), Banton, 5515 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joraype Amadeo M. Flores
Immaculate Concepcion Parish (F-1958), Concepcion, 5516 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Francisco F. Fornal
St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (F-1998), Alegria, Corcuera, 5514 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Woody T. Tandog
Vicariate Of St. Augustine
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Alfredo F. Recto Jr., VF
St. Augustine Parish (F-1871), San Agustin, 5501 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Msgr. Nonato Ernie V. Fetalino
St. Michael The Archangel Parish (F-1961), Calatrava, 5503, Romblon
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Joven R. Rodaje
Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Parish (F-1993), Carmen, San Agustin, 5501 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alfredo F. Recto Jr.
Nuestra Sra. De Salvacion Mission Station, Bachawan, San Agustin, 5501 Romblon
Pastor: Rev. Fr. Melvin M. Fetizanan
Vicariate Of St. Vincent Ferrer
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. John Mary Vianney B. Parago, VF
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1859), Odiongan, 5505 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. John Mary Vianney B. Parago
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Ruben M. Manliguez
Our Lady Of Candles Parish (F-1991), Libertad, Odiongan, 5505 Romblon
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Albert John F. Fietas
St. Anthony Of Padua Parish (F-1982), Ferrol, 5506 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Gilbert F. Saminado
St. Andrew The Apostles Parish (F-1975), San Andres, 5504 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Elizalde R. Rafol
Vicariate Of St. Joseph, The Spouse Of Mary
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Jevic L. Pendon, VF
St. Joseph, The Spouse Of Mary Parish (F-1863), Looc, 5507 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jevic L. Pendon
St. Thomas Of Villanueva Parish (F-1973), Alcantara, 5509 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nestor M. Gadon
Our Lady Of Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1982), Sta. Maria, 5502 Romblon
Parish Priest: Fr. Lee Anthony B. Regala
Vicariate Of Sta. Barbara
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Indalecio F. Factor, VF
Sta. Barbara Parish (F-1848), Cajidiocan, 5512 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Indalecio F. Factor
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1881), San Fernando, 5513 Romblon
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Randy A. Constantino
Our Lady Of Most Holy Rosary Parish (F-1868), Magdiwang, 5511 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Leonisto M. Moaje
Our Lady Of Remedies Parish (F-1979), España, San Fernando, 5513 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Guillermo R. Ramo
Sto. Niño Parish (F-1987), Danao, Cajidiocan 5512 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Cleopedy F. Fabonan
St. Therese Of The Child Jesus Parish (F-2002), Lumbang, Cajidiocan, 5512 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alois Ortner, SVD
Vicariate Of St. Vincent Ferrer
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Billy V. Gregorio, VF
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1954), Sta. Fe, 5508 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ethelbert M. Magbata
St. Joseph Spouse Of Mary Parish (F-1982), San Jose, 5510 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Billy V. Gregorio
St. Isidore The Worker Parish (F-1984), Guinbirayan, Sta. Fe, 5508 Romblon
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Redentor M. Mirabete

SEMINARY

San Lorenzo Ruiz Seminary (F-1997), Monte de Maria, Poctoy, Odiongan, 5505 Romblon
Rector: Rev. Fr. Ranulfo F. Fabul
Dean of Studies: Rev. Fr. Ricky Joe M. Noble
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Romnick R. Sagun
Pre-College Director: Rev. Fr. Ricky Joe M. Noble
Pastoral Director: Rev. Fr. Albert Fietas
Procurator: Rev. Fr. Ruben M. Manliguez
Music Director: Rev. Fr. Joven R. Rodaje
Lay Professor: Mrs. Teresita F. Fabiala
Secretary: Mrs. Cindy F. Galanga
Librarian: Mrs. Jane Formon
Total Enrollment: 19

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Superintendent: Rev. Fr. Melvin Fetizanan
Guardian Angel Learning Center (F-1995), Calatrava, 5503 Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Joven Rodaje
Holy Rosary Academy (F-1980), San Agustin, 5501 Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Melvin M. Fetizanan, MA
Head Teacher: Ms. Lea M. Merida
Immaculate Conception Academy (F-1964), Conception, 5516 Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Francis F. Fornal
Principal: Ms. Tina Ferrolino
Monfort Academy (F-2010), Lonos, Romblon, 5500 Romblon
Director/Principal: Bro. Arul Rayan, FSG, PhD
Monfort Academy Extension (F-2017), Odiongan, 5505 Romblon
Director: Bro. Arul Rayan, FSG, PhD
Sacred Heart School (F-1999), Looc, 5507 Romblon
Directress: Sr. Marilyn V. Delan, RSC
Principal: Sr. Naomi J. Maquinto, RSC
Sibuyan Catholic School of San Fernando (F-2000), San Fernando, 5513 Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Randy A. Constantino
Teacher-in-Charge: Ms. Verginia Flores
Sto. Niño Learning Center (F-1964), Romblon, 5500 Romblon
Director: Rev. Fr. Aristeo B. Royo
Principal: Lilia Montojo
St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School (F-2004), 5508 Sta. Fe, Romblon
Director: Fr. Ethelbert Magbata
Principal: Ms. Erlinda A. Mendoza
St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School Annex, Guinbirayan, Sta. Fe, 5508 Romblon
Director: Fr. Redentor Mirabete
St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli School (F-1990), Poctoy, Odiongan, 5505 Romblon
Directress: Sr. Anna Fietas, DLMC
Principal: Ms. Dove Tacasa

LAY ORGANIZATIONS,

MOVEMENTS AND ASSOCIATIONS
(LOMAS)
Biblical Apostolate Animators
Head Animator: Sis. Irene Roa
Spiritual Directress: Sr. Perla Hicale, ADD
Catholic Charismatic Movement
President: Sis. Alice Arizo
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Allan Christopher Montojo
Catholic Women’s League (CWL)
President: Sis. Belen Meran
Spiritual Director: Most Rev. Narciso V. Abellana, MSC, DD
Couples for Christ
Head Couple: Bro. Ernesto Fadri & Sis. Merly Fadri
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Cornelio M. Magramo
Diocesan Youth Ministry
President: Ms. Alili M. Madali
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Randy Constantino
El Shaddai - DWXI Prayer Partners
Coordinator: Sis. Malou M. Fajarda
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Allan Christopher Montojo
Handmaids of the Lord
Area Head: Sis. Semmy Mallen
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Cornelio M. Magramo
Kapisanan ng mga Panimbahon Ministers sa Diyosesis ng Romblon (KPM DR)
President: Bro. Benjamin Falqueza
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Romnick Sagun
Kapisanan ng mga Laykong-Lingkod ng Salita ng Diyos (KLLSD)
President: Sis. Henedina Arboleda
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Romnick Sagun
Knights of Columbus
Grand Knight: Bro. Gerry Mijares
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Aristeo Royo
Legion of Mary
President: Sis. Socorro Arojado
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Aristeo Royo
Mother Butlers Guild
President: Sis. Fely Mame
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Aristeo Royo
Volunteer Catechists
Head Catechist: Bro. Lambert Recto
Spiritual Directress: Sr. Priscilla Fabonan, ADD

RELIGIOUS CONGREGATION

WORKING IN THE DIOCESE

MEN

Society of the Divine Word (SVD)
Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel (FSG)

WOMEN

Handmaids of the House of God (ADD)
Daughters of Our Lady on Mt. Calvary (DLMC)
Missionary Sisters of the Lord’s Table (MSLT)
Reparatrix Sisters of the Sacred Heart (RSC)
DIOCESAN SHRINES
Shrine Of St. Joseph, Patron Of The Universal Church, St. Joseph Cathedral Parish, Romblon, 5500 Romblon
Rector: Rev. Fr. Aristeo Royo
Shrine Of The Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, San Fernando, 5513 Romblon
Rector: Rev. Fr. Randy Constantino
Shrine Of St. Vincent Ferrer, St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Odiongan, 5505 Romblon
Rector: Rev. Fr. John Mary Vianney Parago

MISCELLANEOUS LISTINGS

Association Of Religious Women In Romblon (Aorrom)
President: Sr. Rosavilla Manato, ADD
Fatima Formation And Retreat Center,Rapayon, Poctoy, Odiongan,Romblon
By: MSLT Sisters
‘Laudato Si’ Farm And Hermitage, San Lorenzo Ruiz Seminary Compound, Monte de Maria, Poctoy, Odiongan, Romblon
Director: Fr. Romnick Sagun
Magnificat Center
Diocesan Center for Integral Evangelization, Villa del Mar, Suwa, Lonos, Romblon, Romblon
In-charge: Fr. Nelson Aris M.Mutia
Romblon Diocesan Social Action Center, St. Joseph Cathedral Compound, Romblon, Romblon
Director: Fr. Ricardo L. Magro III
Rosario Ramshaw Development Center, San Isidro, Alcantara, Romblon
In-charge: Sr. Florencia Magada, ADD
RDSAC CFC Ancop Usa Global
Housing Community, Cabolotan, San Agustin, Romblon
Director: Fr. Ricardo L. Magro III
Villa Del Mar Pension House, Villa del Mar, Suwa, Lonos, Romblon, Romblon
In-charge: Fr. Nelson Aris M. Mutia
Priests Outside The Diocese
Rev. Fr. Luisito C. Alambra,
Diocese of Caloocan; Rev. Msgr. Peter M. Correa, HP,
St. Joseph Regional Seminary, Jaro, Iloilo City; Rev. Fr. Marlowe F. Faigao,
Archdiocese of Manila; Rev. Fr. Racky T. Fuentes, Nulli Stationi Destinati; Rev. Fr. Leticio M. Malayo,
Diocese of Parañaque
On Sick Leave
Rev. Fr. Josefino Pershing F. Faeldog;
Re. Fr. Vicente G. Gallos
On Renewal Program
Rev. Fr. Raoul M. Denobo; Rev. Fr.Joey Valencia
Retired Priests
Rev. Fr. Arturo R. Calsado Jr.;
Rev. Fr. Virgil F. Fabriquel;
Rev. Fr. Emiliano Fadri;
Rev. Fr. Calixto F. Fruelda;
Rev. Fr. Eustacio Galindo;
Rev. Fr. Renato M. Magada;
Rev. Msgr. Porfirio M. Mendez;
Rev. Fr. Ruperto G. Merencilla
† NECROLOGY †
Rev. Fr. Ronald R. Cauguiran; Rev.
Fr. Ramon Conde; Rev. Fr. Antonio P. Festin; Rev. Fr. German
FJ Mehler, SVD; Rev. Fr. Elly S. Tavarro