Roman Catholic Diocese of Antipolo

Diocese of Antipolo
Dioecesis Antipolensis
Diyosesis ng Antipolo

Country Philippines
Territory Province of Rizal, and City of Marikina
Ecclesiastical province Manila
Metropolitan Manila
Area 1,828 km2 (706 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2015)
3,280,000 (96%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established January 24, 1983
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Antipolo
Patron saint Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Francisco Mendoza de Leon
Metropolitan Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle
Vicar General Rigoberto De Guzman
Emeritus Bishops Protacio G. Gungon (†) (1983-2001)
Crisostomo Yalung (2001-2002)
Gabriel V. Reyes (2003-2016)
Website of the Diocese
Most Rev. Gabriel Villaruz Reyes, D.D., Bishop of Antipolo, Presider, Homilist at Golden/Silver Jubilee, August 15, 2012, Our Lady of the Assumption Chapel, Religious of the Virgin Mary Motherhouse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Antipolo (Lat: Dioecesis Antipolensis) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines.

On January 23, 1983, during his Angelus message, Pope John Paul II announced the creation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Antipolo. It comprised the area of the whole province of Rizal, the entire Marikina City, and part of Pasig City (the former Vicariate of Santo Tomas de Villanueva, now belonging to the Diocese of Pasig). It is an area that was previously known in the Archdiocese of Manila as the Ecclesiastical District of Eastern Rizal. The diocese was canonically established on the June 25, 1983 and is a suffragan of the said archdiocese.

The first diocesan bishop of Antipolo was the late Protacio G. Gungon. On December 3, 2001, he was replaced by the Crisostomo Yalung as the second diocesan bishop, followed by Gabriel V. Reyes, former Bishop of Kalibo in Aklan as the third diocesan bishop. Bishop Reyes was assisted by the then-auxiliary and coadjutor bishop, Francisco M. De Leon, who was named his successor and fourth diocesan bishop effective September 10, 2016.

The diocese had its First Diocesan Synod in 1993 held at St. Michael's Retreat House in Antipolo City. The diocese has experienced some jurisdictional changes since the time the Diocese of Pasig was created. Around six well-established parishes from the diocese within the civil boundaries of Pasig City was given to the newly established Pasig diocese together with the diocesan priests serving in them.

The Diocese today

At present, the Diocese of Antipolo is considered to be one of the largest local churches in the Philippines in terms of its Catholic population. Diocesan priests serving the diocese is number 76. There are about 30 major (college and theology) seminarians and 117 minor (high school) seminarians from the John Paul II Minor Seminary in the diocese. There are also around 50 religious congregations serving the diocese. A good number of lay men and women have dedicated themselves into serving the local church as lay ministers of the Word and communion, catechists, lectors, youth leaders among others.

Among the 86 ecclesiastical jurisdictions present in the Philippines today, the Diocese is the fifth largest local church in terms of its Catholic population after the Archdioceses of Cebu, San Fernando (Pampanga), Manila, and the Diocese of Malolos (Bulacan). The population of the whole area covering the diocese is 3,037,029, of which 2,429,665 (or 80%) are Catholics.

With 66 parishes that comprise the whole diocese within the whole province of Rizal and the City of Marikina, it has been a common desire among the flock that the Virgin of Antipolo, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, may continue to lead each faithful to her Son, Jesus. The diocesan motto is Ad Jesum Per Mariam.

The Antipolo Cathedral is one of the most popular Marian shrines in the country where the much loved and venerated image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (the Virgin of Antipolo) is enshrined.

2013 photo of the Cathedral
2012 photo


Auxiliary bishop

Vicars General


Vicariate of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Antipolo City; Angono, Rizal; Teresa, Rizal)
Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
National Shrine and Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Immaculate Conception Parish (Antipolo Cathedral) 1578 Antipolo City December 8 Rev. Msgr. Rigoberto De Guzman, PC (Rector)
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish 2003 Taktak, Antipolo City May or June (Movable) Rev. Fr. Jose Victor D. Nepomuceno
San Antonio de Padua Parish 2000 San Antonio Village, Antipolo City June 13 Rev. Fr. Alfredo E. Meneses, Jr.
San Isidro Labrador Parish 2002 Antipolo Hills May 15 Rev. Fr. Aladin C. Alisbo, Jr.
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish 2014 Order of Servants of Mary (Servites) Grand Valley Subdivision, Mahabang Parang, Angono, Rizal May 1 Rev. Fr. Pascual Salas, OSM
Saint Rose of Lima Parish 1903 Teresa, Rizal August 23 Rev. Fr. Romarico V. Hilario
Transfiguration of Christ Parish 2002 San Roque, Antipolo City August 6 Rev. Fr. Arnel S. Vitor
Vicariate of Saint Jerome (Binangonan, Rizal; Cardona, Rizal; Morong, Rizal)
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Nuestra Señora de los Angeles Parish 2013 Pila-Pila, Binangonan, Rizal August 2 Rev. Fr. Jeffrey M. Santos
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish 1872 Cardona, Rizal October 7 Rev. Fr. Vicentico C. Flores, Jr.
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish 2003 Navotas, Talim Island, Cardona, Rizal February 11 Rev. Fr. Alan V. Oresca
Sacred Heart Parish 1984 Tayuman, Binangonan, Rizal May or June (Movable) Rev. Fr. Aguedo A. Gula
Saint Jerome Parish 1586 Morong, Rizal First Sunday of February Rev. Fr. Bienvenido M. Guevara
San Francisco ng Assisi Parish 2011 Order of Friars Minor Conventual Macamot, Binangonan, Rizal October 4 Rev. Fr. Geronimo Jacobo, OFM Conv.
San Isidro Labrador Parish 2005 Congregation of St. John the Baptist the Precursor San Guillermo, Morong, Rizal May 15 Rev. Fr. Celso Bagabaldo, CSJBP
Santa Ursula Parish 1621 Binangonan, Rizal October 21 Rev. Fr. Alexander V. Enhaynes
Santo Domingo Parish 2003 Janosa, Talim Island, Binangonan, Rizal August 8 Rev. Fr. Ferdinand C. Delatado
Vicariate of San Ildefonso (Pililla, Rizal; Tanay, Rizal; Baras, Rizal; Jala-Jala, Rizal)
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Holy Cross Parish 2016 Priests of the Sacred Heart Bukal, Tanay, Rizal First Monday of May Rev. Fr. Marcial Aguirre, SCJ
San Diego de Alcala Parish 2012 Quisao, Pililla, Rizal November 12 Rev. Fr. Rodolfo P. Mejia, Jr.
San Ildefonso de Toledo Parish 1606 Tanay, Rizal January 23 Rev. Fr. Noeh E. Elnar
Saint Gabriel the Archangel Parish 1996 Malaya, Pililla, Rizal September 29 Rev. Fr. Manuel S. Cuevas
Saint Joseph Parish 1605 Baras, Rizal March 19 Rev. Msgr. Pedro C. Cañonero, PC
Saint Jude Thaddeus Parish 1996 Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal October 28 Rev. Fr. Demetrio R. Suriben, Jr.
Saint Mary Magdalene Parish 1590 Pililla, Riza July 22 Rev. Fr. David F. Onilongo
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish 1882 Jala-Jala, Rizal September 29 Rev. Fr. Gerald G. Metal
Vicariate of the Saint John the Baptist (Taytay, Rizal; Angono, Rizal)
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Christ the King Parish 1984 Muzon, Taytay, Rizal November (Movable) Rev. Fr. Rowie R. Reyes
Mary the Queen Parish (formerly Mary Queen of Peace Parish) 2002 Meralco Village, Taytay, Rizal August 22 Rev. Fr. Joselito R. Rocero
San Antonio de Padua Parish 1997 St. Anthony Subdivision, Taytay, Rizal June 13 Rev. Fr. Albert Thomas B. Tan
Saint Arnold Janssen Parish-Shrine 2003 Society of the Divine Word Janssenville, Taytay, Rizal January 15 Rev. Fr. Edilberto Orpilla, SVD
Saint Clement Parish 1933 Angono, Rizal November 23 Rev. Fr. Roy B. Crucero
Saint John the Baptist Parish 1579 Taytay, Rizal June 24 Rev. Msgr. Arnel F. Lagarejos, SThD, PC
Vicariate of Our Lady of the Light (Cainta, Rizal; Taytay, Rizal)
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Holy Trinity Parish 2002 Village East, Cainta, Rizal Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Fr. Francisco Louie M. Deang
Immaculate Conception Parish 2003 Vista Verde, Cainta, Rizal December 8 Rev. Fr. Joel Francis S. Victorino
Our Lady of Fatima Parish 2003 Cainta Greenpark Village, Cainta, Rizal May 13 Rev. Fr. Giovanni Osias O. Yago
Our Lady of Light Parish 1760 San Andres-Poblacion, Cainta, Rizal December 1 Rev. Fr. Nolly C. Buco, JCD
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish 1998 Brookside Hills, Cainta, Rizal May or June (Movable) Rev. Fr. Gervacio C. Evarola
San Andres Apostol Parish 2009 Greenwoods, San Andres, Cainta, Rizal November 30 Rev. Fr. Antonio Gerardo R. Sanchez
San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish 1992 Poor Servants of Divine Providence San Juan Resettlement, Taytay, Rizal September 28 Rev. Fr. Reynaldo Olan, PSDP
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish 2011 Cambridge Village, Kabisig, Floodway, Cainta October 4 Fr. Jaime P. Padilla
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish 2015 Mayflower St., Greenland, Cainta May 1 Rev. Fr. Jose Rock C. Berdos
San Felipe Neri Parish 2016 Sons of Charity Samagta, Floodway, San Juan, Taytay, Rizal May 26 Rev. Fr. Jhonas F. Enopia, FC
Vicariate of Saint Francis Xavier (Antipolo City)
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Blessed Lodovico Pavoni Parish 2012 Sons of Mary Immaculate (Pavonians) Agnesville, Mambugan, Antipolo City May 28 Rev. Fr. Odair Novais, FMI
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of St. Therese of the Child Jesus 2003 Marcos Highway, Masinag, Antipolo City October 1 Rev. Fr. Aly A. Barcinal
Nuestra Señora de la Anunciata Parish 2004 Ministers of the Infirm (Camillians) Sitio Boso-Boso, San Jose, Antipolo City March 25 Rev. Fr. Wilson Peñaranda, MI
Our Lady of Fatima Parish 2009 Order of the Discalced Augustinians Sitio Tanza II, San Jose, Antipolo City May 13 Rev. Fr. Joel Sumooc, OAD
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish 1978 Oblates of Saint Joseph Brgy. Inarawan, Antipolo City June 13 Rev. Fr. George de Chavez, OSJ
Saint Francis Xavier Parish 2003 Mayamot, Antipolo City December 3 Rev. Fr. Bienvenido C. Miguel, Jr.
Saint John Marie Vianney Parish 1994 Marcos Highway, Mambugan, Antipolo City August 4 Rev. Fr. Lourdesto C. Garcia
Santo Niño de Praga Parish 2003 Cogeo, Antipolo City Third Sunday of January Rev. Fr. Pedro Noel L. Rabonza III
Vicariate of Our Lady of Aranzazu (San Mateo, Rizal; Rodriguez, Rizal; Montalban, Rizal)
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu 1596 San Mateo, Rizal September 9 Rev. Fr. Lawrence C. Paz (Parish Priest/ Rector)
Maria, Ina ng Kapayapaan Parish 2004 Kasiglahan Village, Rodriguez, Rizal February 22 Rev. Fr. Bonifacio V. Chavez, Jr.
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish 1877 Balite, Rodriguez, Rizal October 7 Rev. Fr. Rodrigo R. Eguia
Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria Parish 2003 Clerics Regular of St. Paul (Barnabites) Silangan, San Mateo, Rizal July 5 Rev. Fr. Jimmy George Anastacio, CRSP
Saint Raphael the Archangel Parish 2003 San Rafael, Rodriguez, Rizal September 29 Rev. Fr. Virgilio C. Lachica, Jr.
San Isidro Labrador Parish 2015 Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Brgy. San Isidro, Montalban, Rizal May 15 Rev. Fr. Romeo Nimez, CICM
San Jose de Ampid Parish 2002 Ampid, San Mateo, Rizal May 1 Rev. Fr. Felipe L. Pedraja
San Jose Manggagawa Parish 2016 San Jose, Rodriguez, Rizal May 1 Rev. Fr. Paul V. Mérida
Santo Niño Parish 2003 Missionaries of Jesus Modesta, San Mateo, Rizal Third Sunday of January Rev. Fr. Benedicto Lagarde, MJ
Santa Cecilia Parish 1992 Maly, San Mateo, Rizal November 22 Rev. Fr. Rodney B. Cruz
Vicariate of Immaculate Conception (Marikina City)
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Holy Family Parish 1984 Parang, Marikina Sunday after Christmas Rev. Fr. Luisito S. Atanacio
Immaculate Conception Parish 1958 Concepcion, Marikina December 8 Rev. Msgr. Generoso A. Mediarito, PC
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish 2009 Xaverian Missionaries Tumana-Malanday, Marikina December 12 Rev. Fr. Emanuele Borelli, SX
Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish 2003 Congregation of Discalced Clerks of the Most Holy Cross and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Passionists) Marikina Heights February 27 Rev. Fr. Renato Ventajar, CP
San Isidro Labrador Parish 1993 Nangka, Marikina May 15 Rev. Fr. Jeffrey B. Quintela
Vicariate of Our Lady of the Abandoned (Marikina City; Cainta, Rizal)
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned 1690 Marikina City May 12 Most Rev. Francisco M. de Leon, DD (Parish Priest/ Rector)
Immaculate Conception Parish 2013 Provident Villages, Jesus dela Peña, Marikina City December 8 Rev. Fr. Michael A. Pacag
Nativity of Our Lady Parish 1992 Industrial Valley Complex, Marikina September 8 Rev. Fr. Lopito P. Hiteroza
Saint Paul of the Cross Parish 1975 SSS Village, Marikina October 19 Rev. Fr. Peter Ymari C. Balatbat
San Antonio de Padua Parish 2002 Kalumpang, Marikina June 13 Rev. Fr. Jose C. Bautista
San Isidro Labrador Parish 2012 Balanti, San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal May 15 Rev. Fr. Vhon Rudolf C. Villacarlos
San Jose Manggagawa Parish 1975 SSS Village, Marikina May 1 Rev. Fr. Roland M. Alcones

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Coordinates: 14°35′15″N 121°10′37″E / 14.5876°N 121.1770°E / 14.5876; 121.1770


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