Diocese of Cubao

Dioecesis Cubaoensis

Diyosesis ng Cubao
Diócesis de Cubao
Location
Country Philippines
TerritoryQuezon City
  • District 1
  • District 3 (except Barangays Matandang Balara, Ugong Norte)
  • District 4
  • District 6 (some barangays)
Ecclesiastical provinceManila
MetropolitanManila
Statistics
Area76 km2 (29 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
1,297,041
1,142,044 (88%)
Parishes46 parishes, 1 non-parochial shrine
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJune 28, 2003
CathedralThe Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Cubao
Patron saintImmaculate Conception
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopHonesto Ongtioco
Metropolitan ArchbishopJose Advincula
Vicar GeneralSteven C. Zabala
Website
https://dioceseofcubao.ph

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao (Latin: Dioecesis Cubaoensis) is a diocese of the western Latin Church of the Catholic Church in district of Cubao in Quezon City, in northern Metro Manila, Philippines. The diocese was created by Pope John Paul II on June 28, 2003[1] from the ecclesiastical district of Cubao of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila. It was canonically erected on August 28, 2003, with the installation of Honesto Flores Ongtioco as the first Bishop of Cubao.

The diocese is composed of 45 full parishes including three national shrines, two minor basilicas; two quasi-parishes; one non-parochial diocesan shrine; and one mission station. These are clustered into six separate vicariates.

History

On December 3, 1974, Manila Archbishop Jaime Sin divided Quezon City into four vicariates: the Vicariates of Santa Rita, of Holy Family, of Saint Joseph, and of Santo Nino.

On August 10, 1987, the ecclesiastical district of Quezon City was divided into two: Quezon City-North and Quezon City-South. On March 15, 2002, the district's territories were revised and the southern district renamed the ecclesiastical district of Cubao. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Socrates Villegas became the district bishop with Monsignor Daniel Santa Maria as its Episcopal Vicar.

On June 28, 2003, Pope John Paul II signed papal bull Quo Satius Provideretur and the district was made a diocese, along with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalookan and Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig. Honesto F. Ongtioco, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Balanga, was named its first bishop and was formally installed on August 28, 2003. The Immaculate Conception Parish at 39 Lantana Street, Barangay Immaculate Conception, Cubao, Quezon City, became the Cubao Cathedral and seat of the diocese.

Territorial jurisdiction

The diocese comprises the southern part of Quezon City, starting from Tandang Sora Avenue and Mactan Street leading throughout the south of the city, particularly the three legislative districts of the city in the south: District 1 (all barangays), District 3 (except Barangays Camp Aguinaldo, Matandang Balara and EDSA Shrine in Brgy. Ugong Norte along EDSA-Ortigas), and District 4 (except the lower part of Barangay Bagong Lipunan ng Crame). In addition to, it comprises some barangays in District 6, namely Sangandaan, Baesa, Apolonio Samson, Unang Sigaw, Balon-bato (or Balumbato), New Era, and portions of Culiat and Tandang Sora that are found on the southern portion across Tandang Sora Avenue. Two of the institutions owned by the Archdiocese of Manila which are Radio Veritas 846 and EDSA Shrine are located within the diocese's jurisdiction.[2]

Camp Aguinaldo and the portion of Camp Crame south of Bonny Serrano Avenue, with Veterans Memorial Medical Center along North Avenue, Project 6, are under the jurisdiction of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, whereas Barangay Matandang Balara under the Diocese of Novaliches.

Ordinaries

Order Episcopate Coat of Arms Name Place of birth Age at start/end of episcopacy Notes
1 28 August 2003
– present
(19 years, 85 days)
Coat of arms of Honesto Ongtioco.svg
Honesto Flores Ongtioco San Fernando, Pampanga 54 / — First bishop of the Diocese of Cubao, also the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Malolos following the death of its Bishop Jose F. Oliveros.[3]

Arms

Coat of arms of Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao
Notes
The arms of the Diocese of Cubao consists of:
Crest
Elaborately decorated heraldic Western mitre.
Escutcheon
Three hills surmounted by a Tau cross against a yellow field. The lower half contains four, five-petalled white flowers on a blue field.
Motto
Civitas Supra Montem Posita

See also

References

  1. ^ "Quo Satius Provideretur" (in Latin). Libreria Editrice Vaticana. June 28, 2003. Retrieved June 16, 2018. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "Story of EDSA Shrine | EDSA Shrine". www.edsashrine.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-16.
  3. ^ "MOST REV. HONESTO F. ONGTIOCO, D.D." www.cbcponline.net. Archived from the original on 2004-01-09.

Coordinates: 14°37′19″N 121°02′37″E / 14.6220°N 121.0435°E / 14.6220; 121.0435