Category: Vicariate of San Jose De Navotas
Published Date Hits: 1075

M. Naval St., Navotas City
Tel No.: 282 0052
PARISH PRIEST: Rev. Fr. Nestor P. Fajardo


Barrio San Roque was once under the parochial jurisdiction of San Jose Parish where a few houses were located. The population then was seventy percent less than what it has today.

In 1833, a new but small chapel made of concrete and wood stood at the heart of Tangos. This humble structure was changed when Rev. Fr. Magdaleno Castillo, a priest from San Jose, solicited funds from his parishioners.

Through the benovolence of the family of Don Miguel Pascual, the image of San Roque was presented to the chapel. Since then the chapel was named after this Saint now Patron of Barangay San Roque and Tangos, Navotas. Fr. Castillo oversaw the activities of the chapel. He was succeeded by Rev. Fr. Simeon Ginete and under him, the altar was renovated.

1951 was a year of blessing and jubilation for the devotees of San Roque. What was used to be a small place of worship was transformed into an independent parish. The administration of the parish worked hand in hand with its first full-fledged parish priest, Rev. Fr. Gerardo Bautista. Under Fr. Bautista’s term, the parish underwent major renovations.

A serious illness caused the demise of Fr. Bautista. Then came Rev. Fr. Pio Palad, then Rev. Fr. Jose Sugay and Rev. Fr. Alfonso Caparas, who all served for short time. Rev. Fr. Segundo Alto followed and served for seven years. He was replaced by Rev. Fr. Ceferino Sanchez upon the latter’s death.

In 1966, a native of Bulacan, Rev. Msgr. Manuel Ramos who was named Domestic Prelate was installed as the parish priest. Under the aegis of Msgr. Ramos, drastic changes in the church building and equipment transpired. Church groups began recognizing the role of the parish in the work of evangelization and in helping those who are in need.

After Msgr. Ramos died in 1985 then came a young priest, Rev. Fr. Eleno Tepace. He worked hard and introduced modern programs to the parish.

Fr. Tepace was transferred to another parish in 1990 and this time, Rev. Fr. Julius Frondosa took over the administration of the parish. The most notable contribution of Fr. Frondosa was the establishment of the Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs) in the 12 areas of the parish where bible study, rosary and church teachings were brought closer to the grassroots.

In 1994, Fr. Frondosa was replaced by Rev. Fr. Lauro Frias. Fr. Frias led an integrated parish ministry approach by spearheadings programs and activities which were coordinated in all the existing parish organizations. As a result, the parish attained spiritual growth and encouraged more people to participate with the parish endeavors.

Category: Vicariate of San Jose De Navotas
Published Date Hits: 1558

Established: December 3, 1992
Labahita corner Langaray Streets, Phase 2 Kaunlaran Village, Caloocan City
Contact No.: 288-9050/288-28-51
PARISH PRIEST: Rev. Fr. Gaudencio G. Salise


SAN EXEQUIEL MORENO PARISH was erected mainly to attend to the spiritual and physical needs of people from Labahita and Langaray. Today’s parish started out of a simple chapel, which also served as a livelihood training center. It was under the supervision of then Blessed Lorenzo Ruiz Parish, which has its parish priest in the person of Reverend Fr. Edgardo Merin.

On December of 1984, Reverend Fr. Meria Giovanni Tardetti, a Somascan priest, arrived from Italy, and stayed in the livelihood center for a year. Then, on June 1, 1985, Dominican Fathers arrived under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Reynaldo Adalid, OP, who later on became the parish priest of the Blessed Lorenzo Ruiz National Shrine and Livelihood Center. Rev. Fr Romeo Asuzano, OP, became the Rector of the Shrine while Rev. Fr. Jesse Lorete and Brother Bonifacio Mergal, OP, managed the livelihood center.

In 1992, two years after the canonization of San Lorenzo Ruiz, Fr. Adalid petitioned for the establishment of the chapel/ livelihood center as a parish. It was in November 1, 1992 that San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel was Erected into a parish and was thus named as San Exequiel Moreno Parish. The first Parish Priest was Rev. Fr. Ronaldo “Boyet” Pedroso and was succeeded by Rev. Fr. Elpidio A. Erlano, Jr. in May 2013.


San Exequiel Moreno

ON THE BANKS OF THE EBRO, IN ALFARO, a small farming town of La Rioja (Spain), the modest tailor Felix Moreno and his wife, Josefa Diaz, had six children, four girls and two boys. Ezekiel, the second son and fourth of the brothers, was born on April 9, 1848. He was a smart kid, very responsible, quiet and steady.

His father had just died and the family had been in very precarious financial situation, but the generous gifts mother. A year later, Ezekiel professes and vows to go as a missionary to the Philippines. In 1869, without finishing school, partly to those lands, where he was ordained a priest. It is a 23 year old full of spiritual energy and excitement. His love for the Lord, and the conviction to be an apostle, will be absorbent so the only reason for their activity. After months of ministry with his brother, is sent to the expedition is to colonize always difficult island of Paragua.

The zeal of Brother Ezequiel overflows on his first mission, which is about preaching, teaching and building. His work with the expedition is heroic, but the effort produced a terrible consequence of obtaining malaria, forcing him to return to Manila.

His willingness and zeal manifested in countless ways: as a pastor, catechist in Manila, and later on as the administrator of an estate. Although he held a high position, he was still close to ordinary Filipinos, calling him "the santulón", or the holy man.

Who takes a peek into the life of St. Ezekiel immediately discovers a landscape populated by human and divine essences. His life of was made of constant prayers and identification with Christ. At half past eight on August 19, at 58, he rested in the Lord.
Until now, his body remains incorrupt. His reputation for holiness has endured constant among brothers in religion and those who knew him personally or heard of him.

In 1975 he was beatified by Pope Paul VI. And Pope John Paul II canonized him in Santo Domingo on October 11, 1992, in the V Centenary of the Evangelization of America. The saint of evangelization. The tireless missionary. A man of God.

He is patron of cancer patients. His feast day falls on August 19.





MONDAY                  6:00 AM
SUNDAY                  6:00 AM, 7:30 AM, 8:30 AM
                             5:00 PM, 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM

BAPTISM               11:00 AM







Category: Vicariate of San Jose De Navotas
Published Date Hits: 1102

Established: January 23, 1983 / year 1735
Estrella St., Navotas-East, Navotas City
Contact number: 281-0453
PARISH PRIEST: Rev. Fr. Amado V. Gino


SAN ILDEFONSO PARISH, a part of the Vicariate of the San Jose was built in 1735 from scrap, which at the end looked more of a nipa hut than a chapel. Masses, at that time, were celebrated on Sundays only.
According to the townsfolk of the San Ildefonso Parish, the chapel was created way back the Spanish era, by Buenaventura and Agapita Cruz. The couple gave their land, which has a land area of 435 sq. m. to the Church. After their death, their son Diego, his wife Tasya, along with the “Comite 17” organized the chapel. They, along with the community, built the parish; arranged the fiestas; and enriched the liturgical services.

After the Filipino – American Revolution, the San Ildefonso Chapel was occupied by the Aglipayans during the Aglipayan Schism, in which the image of San Ildefonso was robbed. Even as the Supreme Court ordered the Aglipayans to surrender the chapel, the image was never recovered.

The chapel was rebuilt after the World War Two, and again in 1967, being finished in 1993. It was also in this year that the first Parish Pastoral Council formulated the Bahay Pari, in the course of the leadership of Bro. Luis Gabriel’s leadership.

Through several painstaking events and obstacles, San Ildefonso Parish stands in this new age as an inspiration for the weary souls of Navotas, who yearns for a resting place in God and her church.



San Ildefonso

San Ildefonso came from a prominent family in Spain.

January 23

Rev. Fr. Godwin B. Tatlonghari
Rev. Fr. Jerome Ma. J. Cruz

CHAIRMAN : Sis. Corazon Bumanglag
V-CHAIRMAN : Sis. Aurora Santiago
SECRETARY : Bro. Godorico Miranda
ASST. SECRETARY: Sis. Claire Mancera
TREASURER: Bro. Rowell Panaun
AUDITOR: Bro. Alex Cruz
P.R.O.: Sis. Paz De Leon
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Bro. Jefrey F. Sanchez
WORSHIP: Sis. Annie Venzon
EDUCATION: Bro. Karlo Lara
SERVICE: Sis. Merle Desiderio
TEMPORALITIES: Sis. Baby Mendoza
YOUTH MINISTRY: Bro. John Marbik Castillo
FAMILY AND LIFE: Bro. Ross and Sis. Lerma Ignacio


Monday 6:00 AM
Tuesday 6:30 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
Thursday 6:30 PM
Friday 6:30 PM
Saturday 6:00 AM and 6:30 PM
Sunday 6:00 AM, 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM  4:30 PM and 6:00 PM

Every Sunday 11:00 AM and any day (by Appointment)

by Appointment 

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by Appointment

Category: Vicariate of San Jose De Navotas
Published Date Hits: 1829

Established: June 21, 1982
Phase 1–C, Dagat – dagatan, Kaunlaran Village, Navotas City
PARISH PRIEST: Rev. Fr. Roger C. Quirao, OP


SINCE THE RELOCATION of people from the slums of Tondo, and the different parts of Manila and Rizal, to Navotas, the people of Dagat-dagatan had long desired to have a parish of their own. As a result, the people of Dagat–dagatan, North Bay Boulevard, and of Bangkulasi sent a request to the Archbishop of Manila.

On October 5, 1981, Rev. Fr. Edgardo Merin was installed as parish priest of Dagat–dagatan. As the people learned of this appointment, they requested for a dialogue with Fr. Merin. After which, the Chapel of Our Lady of Remedies on the North Bay Boulevard was assigned to be the temporary chapel.

A year after, the Archbishop of Manila, His Eminence Jaime L. Cardinal Sin canonically erected the Parish of Blessed Lorenzo Ruiz and Companions. In September of the same year, General Gaudencio Tobias donated the vacant lot fronting the Dagat–dagatan plaza, as the site of a new church and rectory. The cornerstone of the church was laid on September 21, 1993.


San Lorenzo Ruiz

San Lorenzo Ruiz was born to a Chinese father and a Filipino mother, both of whom are Catholics. He, as a young boy, learned the way of speaking Chinese and Tagalog from his parents, and Spanish, from the Dominican Friars, whom he served for as a sacristan. He became a professional calligrapher later on, in order to earn a living for his wife and children (2 sons, 1 daughter). He was active in regards to Church programs, as he was a member of the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary.

As he continued to be involved with the Dominicans in Binondo, he was blamed of murdering a Spaniard. This accusation forced him to seek asylum; he half–heartedly left the country with three Dominican priests, namely Blessed Antonio Gonzales; Blessed Guillermo Courtet; and Blessed Miguel de Aozarara; a Japanese priest, Blessed Vicente Shimozuka de la Cruz; and a layman, Blessed Lazaro of Kyoto, Japan.

The group headed for Japan, a country that does not tolerate Christianity back then, to provide catechism for the Japanese townsfolk in Okinawa. But soon after they set their feet in Japan, they were abducted, taken to Nagasaki where they were inhumanely tortured.

In the face of suffering, San Lorenzo was given a chance to live in exchange for his renouncement of faith. He was tempted to accept the bargain, but afterwards, he remained firm, to the point of saying “if I have a thousand lives, I’ll lay them to God”. This arrogance infuriated the Japanese abductors, prompting them to kill San Lorenzo slowly and brutally.

San Lorenzo Ruiz is a great reminder of how man should live his everyday life. Man should live his given life dedicated to the one who gave it.

He was beatified and canonized by Pope John Paul II. San Lorenzo Ruiz is the first Filipino saint.


September 12


Rev. Fr. Edgardo B. Merin June 21, 1982 – May 31, 1985
Rev. Fr. Reynaldo J. Adalid June 1, 1985 – March 31, 1995
Rev. Fr. Roger O. Estorque, OP April 1, 1995 – April 19, 2001
Rev. Fr. Allan V. Lopez April 20, 2001 – present

Rev. Fr. Tereso Campillo, OP
Rev. Fr. Patrick Hiwatig, OP
Rev. Fr. Delfo C. Canceran, OP

Mr. Pedro Ang


Daily Masses (Monday to Saturday) – two masses
First Friday of the Month – three masses
De los Remedios Masses –Wednesdays at 6: 00 PM and Fridays at 7: 00 PM
Healing Masses – every Friday at 6: 00 AM and 6: 00 PM
Sunday Masses – nine masses
Street Masses/ Area Masses – every Tuesday and Thursday
Company Masses – every first Friday or by appointment
Funeral Masses/ Blessings – by appointment

Every Sunday at 11: 00 AM or by appointment

After the Friday Mass (First Friday Confession is at 8: 00 PM)

By appointment or Mass Wedding (second Saturday of February or Saturday before the Fiesta Day)

Telephone/ Fax: 351 – 0886

Category: Vicariate of San Jose De Navotas
Published Date Hits: 2350

Established: July 1, 1859
M. Naval Street, San Jose, Navotas City
Tel. No.: (02) 282 9126
PARISH PRIEST: Rev. Fr. Rufino P. Yabut
ASSOCIATE PRIEST: Rev. Fr. Leo S. Pepito


AFTER SAN JOSE DE NAVOTAS PARISH was canonically erected on July 1, 1859, the construction of a provisional parish church started in November of the same year. It was in 1860, under the helm of Rev. Fr. Matias Naboa that the main altar was completed, the cemetery was inaugurated, and the belfry was erected. Right from the start, the parish boasted of a spacious churchyard.

Although the earthquake of June 1863 partially demolished the rectory, it was immediately reconstructed months after, through Fr. Naboa’s initiatives. Several improvements have been made since then, such as the construction of a complete, new parish complex, still under Fr. Naboa, and the baptistery, under the supervision of Rev. Fr. Manuel Perez. But, as another earthquake (1880) jolted the parish rectory, the parish priest, Rev Fr. Marcos Hernandez was forced to stay at the house of Capitan Juan Sioson, situated in front of the church. On June 1892, Rev. Fr. Tomas Agudo led the construction of the present–day parish, with the altar done by April 1895.

When the American Fleet of the post–Hispanic period under Commodore Dewey bombarded the town, the old Augustinian rest house in Banculasi was demolished. Rev. Fr. Nicolas Avedano, the first permanent Filipino parish priest of San Jose de Navotas Parish, took the parish records into Bigaa, Bulaan for safekeeping. Unfortunately, the battle front shifted to Bigaa, and everything that was kept was burned.

The Parish of San Jose de Navotas withstood other endeavors sturdily, from Aglipayan Schisms of the early 1900’s, the storm of October 16, 1934 that substantially damaged the church, to the invasion of Japanese armies and the aftermath of the battles. These scars give justice to the will of the people of Navotas; ever–dedicated, ever–faithful.


Saint Joseph, the husband of Mary

SAINT JOSEPH, THE MAN BETROTHED TO MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS CHRIST, was chosen to be the human stepfather of Jesus in fulfillment of the scriptures, which says that the Messiah would come from the line of King David.

But though Joseph’s genealogy traces to King David, he had no evidences of royalty on him. He was a humble carpenter, living a simple life of principles and morals. In fact, when Joseph died, he had nothing to give Jesus but his ideals, and his title and his skills as a carpenter, or tektos in Greek, of Nazareth.

But more than his job, Joseph is well admired because of his courage and faith to the will of God. At the moment he learned about the pregnancy of Mary, he decided to silently end their engagement, which God has not intended. As the angel of God appeared to Joseph, he immediately followed its orders, taking care of Mary as she took the pains of childbearing, and afterwards loving Jesus as his real own son.

Saint Joseph is regarded as the patron saint of workers, and as the protector of the Church.

March 19


Rev. Fr. Matias Naboa 1859 – 1866
Rev. Fr. Manuel Perez 1866 – 1877
Rev. Fr. Gabino de los Reyes 1877
Rev. Fr. Guillermo Cuevas 1877 – 1881
Rev. Fr. Marcos Hernandez 1879 – 1881
Rev. Fr. Miguel Ampil 1881
Rev. Fr. Julian Diez 1881 – 1889
Rev. Fr. Mariano Rivas 1889 – 1891
Rev. Fr. Tomas Agudo 1891 – 1898
Rev. Fr. Nicolas Avendano 1898 – 1912
Rev. Fr. Placido Garcia Hidalgo 1912 – 1915
Rev. Fr. Victor Enrile 1915 – 1917
Rev. Fr. Jose Jovellanos 1916 – 1917
Rev. Fr. Magdaleno Castillo 1917 – 1925
Rev. Fr. Jose Paguia 1925 – 1926
Rev. Fr. Toribio Macazo 1926 – 1952
Rev. Fr. Pedro Ignacio 1952 – 1970
Rev. Msgr. Jose Mirasol 1970 – 1977
Rev. Msgr. Pacifico Mendoza 1977 – 1980
Rev. Fr. Lorenzo Egos 1980 – 1989
Rev. Msgr. Severino Casas 1989 – 1990
Rev. Msgr. Celso J. Ditan 1990 – 1991
Rev. Msgr. Rolando R. de la Cruz 1991 – 1997
Rev. Msgr. Jesus – Norriel B. Bandojo 1997 – 2002
Rev. Fr. Sonny C. de Claro 2002 – 2003
Rev. Fr. Constantino D.C. Conti 2003 – 2015
Rev. Fr. Mariano C. Bartolome 2015 – 2016

Sister Francisca Roque


Daily Masses – 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM
Sunday Masses – 5:00 AM, 6:15 AM, 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM 4:00 PM, 5:15 PM, 6:30 PM
Funeral Masses – Daily at 3:00 PM

Every Sunday at 11:00 AM
Special Baptism by appointment

Every March 19 (FIESTA)




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