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Churches in Catanduanes

Catanduanes is composed of 11 municipalities, but there are 18 parishes distributed island wide. There are 3 parishes in the capital town Virac, 3 in Viga, 3 in Bato and 2 in San Andres. Although radical architectural changes have been made in many of the centuries old churches. From baroque to contemporary architecture and basic structural changes from coral stones to cement. Still many of the old practices and traditions are revered and observed up to this day. Happy Easter!


Vicariate of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Vicar Forane: Rt. Rev. Msgr. Jose B. Molina, PA, VG

Virac Cathedral (F-1755), Virac 4800 Catanduanes
Population: 42,045; Catholics: 41,204
Titular: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, December 8
Parish Priest: Rev. Msgr. Jose B. Molina, PA, VG
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Allan Martin Basilio, Fr. Joseph Saratan, Fr. Pascual Macuja (Retired, In Residence), Fr. Sid Jose Sanchez, Fr. Paul I. Isorena

Cabugao (F-1911), Bato 4801 Catanduanes
Population: 9,288; Catholics: 9,185
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Francis M. Sarmiento

Magnesia (F-1956), Virac 4800 Catanduanes
Population: 5,713; Catholics: 5,427
Titular: St. Isidore The Farmer, May 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Constantino Soriao

Palta (F-1955), Virac 4800 Catanduanes
Population: 6,037; Catholics: 6,018
Titular: Our Lady of Salvation, May 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Virgilio R. Bea

Vicariate of St. John the Baptist
Vicar Forane: Fr. Juan Lizaso, Jr.

Bato (F-1830), 4801 Catanduanes
Population: 17,858; Catholics: 17,643
Titular: St. John The Baptist, June 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Laudemer Jose Gapaz
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Allan Pereyra

Holy Cross Shrine (F-1576), Batalay, Bato 4801 Catanduanes
Rector: Fr. Laudemer Jose Gapaz

Baras (F-1897), 4803 Catanduanes
Population: 12,790; Catholics: 12,522
Titular: St. Lawrence, August 10
Parish Priest: Fr. Eduardo Manibale

Gigmoto (F-1951), 4804 Catanduanes
Population: 7,275; Catholics: 7,246
Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer, May 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Fernando Genogaling

San Miguel (F-1953), 4802 Catanduanes
Population: 13,016; Catholics: 12,677
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, May 8
Parish Priest: Fr. Juan Lizaso, Jr.
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Leonardo B. Tamayo, Jr.

Vicariate of St. Andrew the Apostle
Vicar Forane: Fr. Vicente Borre III

San Andres (F-1798), 4810 Catanduanes
Population: 22,864; Catholics: 22,407
Titular: St. Andrew, November 30
Parish Priest: Fr. Vicente A. Borre III
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jose Peña, Fr. Joel Rama

Caramoran (F-1600), 4808 Catanduanes
Population: 23,720; Catholics: 21,822
Titular: St. John The Baptist, June 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Jose C. Tejada
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Avelino Sualibio

Manambrag (F-1953), San Andres 4810 Catanduanes
Population: 9,798; Catholics: 9,601
Titular: St. Isidore The Farmer, May 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Renato de la Rosa

Pandan (F-1650), 4809 Catanduanes
Population: 16,983; Catholics: 16,813
Titular: St. Ignatius of Loyola, July 31
Parish Priest: Fr. Edison Bernardo
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Benedicto Tugano

Vicariate of Our Lady of the Assumption
Vicar Forane: Very Rev. Fr. Leandro S. Atutubo, Jr.

Viga (F-1661), 4805 Catanduanes
Population: 9,626; Catholics: 9,385
Titular: Our Lady of the Assumption, August 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Leandro S. Atutubo, Jr.
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Arnel M. Barba

Bagamanoc (F-1929), 4807 Catanduanes
Population: 11,240; Catholics: 11,205
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Felipe S. Faustino
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Rolando de la Rosa

Panganiban (F-1683), 4806 Catanduanes
Population: 16,983; Catholics: 16,812
Titular: St. James The Greater, July 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Joseph O. Infante

Oco (F-1811), Viga 4805 Catanduanes
Population: 5,615; Catholics: 5,384
Titular: St. Joseph, May 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Felix B. Mira

Tambongon (F-1952), Viga 4805 Catanduanes
Population: 4,612; Catholics: 4,602
Titular: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16
Parish Admin.: Fr. Juan Tejerero

Source: http://www.cbcponline.net/virac/index.html

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