Roman Catholic Diocese of Cabanatuan

Diocese of Cabanatuan
Dioecesis Cabanatuanensis
Diyosesis ng Cabanatuan

Cathedral of Cabanatuan
Country Philippines
Ecclesiastical province Lingayen-Dagupan
Metropolitan Lingayen-Dagupan
Area 2,743 km2 (1,059 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
1,046,000 (81.4%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 16 February 1963
Cathedral Cathedral of St Nicholas of Tolentino in Cabanatuan
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Sofronio Aguirre Bancud
Metropolitan Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cabanatuan (Lat: Dioecesis Cabanatuanensis) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in southern Nueva Ecija province in the Philippines. The diocese comprises 16 towns of the province including the cities of Cabanatuan, Palayan and Gapan. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan.[1]

The diocese was created on June 3, 1963 from the territory of Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan. It was put under the patronage of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino and the Virgin Mary under the title Divine Shepherdess (Divina Pastora). The seat of the diocese is the St. Nicholas of Tolentino Cathedral in Cabanatuan City with a feast day of September 10.

The diocese lost some territory in 1984 when the Diocese of San Jose in northern Nueva Ecija was formed. The current bishop of the diocese is Rev. Sofronio Aguirre Bancud. He was appointed in 2004 and installed as bishop on January 25, 2005.



The following are the vicariates, parishes of the diocese with the parochial priest and feast day of the diocese (as of January 2014):[1]

Vicariate of St. Nicholas of Tolentino

Vicar Forane:

Vicariate of St. Rose of Lima

Vicar Forane:

Vicariate of St. John Nepomucene

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Raymund E. Gaspar

Vicariate of St. Francis of Assisi

Vicar Forane:

Vicariate of Divina Pastora

Vicar Forane: Rev. Msgr. Felix L. Hernandez, HP

See also


  1. 1 2 "Dioceses in the Philippines - Diocese of Cabanatuan" Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc. Retrieved on 2013-01-11.
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