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The cathedral of the first diocese in India.

It is believed that Christianity was introduced to India by Thomas the Apostle,
who is said to have reached the Malabar Coast of Kerala in 52 AD.

Christian communities developed and expanded further when
Portuguese missionaries arrived in the 13th and 14th centuries.

History of a few oldest dioceses in India as the cradle of Indian Christianity
can be dated back to the 15th century.

Find out which is the first diocese in India here.

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Pre-Schools:
  • Colleges:
  • High Schools:
  • Primary/Elemenmtary Schools:

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Catechetical Center:
    Address: Bahay Sandiwaan Catechetical Center
    Ma. Aurora, Aurora, Philippines
  • Retreat Houses:

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Biblical Apostolate/Bible School:
    Director: Father Mario O. Establecida
  • Catechetical Coimmission:
    Directors: Father Alexander B. Sorongon: Quezon
    Father Andres Lumasac: Aurora
  • Commission on Clergy:
    Director: Bishop
  • Family and Life Apostolate:
    In-Charge: Father Jose Francisco Talaban: Aurora
    Father Demetrio Nohay: Quezon
  • Indigenous People:
    Director: Father Pete Montallana
  • Liturgy:
    In-Charge: Father Miguel Floro Avenilla, Father Nilvon C. Villanueva, Father Emmanuel S. Leyran
  • Pastoral Administration :
    Chairperson: Bishop
  • Pastoral Formation:
    Chairperson: Bishop
  • Propagation of Faith:
    Director: Father Miguel Floro Avenilla
  • Social Action:
    Director: Father Israel Gabriel
    Coordinator of RIN/PULO: Dn. Mario Van Loon, ACT
  • Vocation :
    Directors: Father Emmanuel Leyran: Quezon
    Father Nilvon C. Villanueva: Aurora
  • Yapak :
    Director: Father Luciano Pili
  • Youth Ministry:
    In-Charge: Father Jose Ramos, AM: Quezon
    Father Nilvon C. Villanueva: Aurora

Social Communications

  • Under the Catholic Media Network-Veritas:
    Partner Radio Station
    DZJO AM (Infanta)
    Priest in-charge: N.N.
    Covering the areas of: Infanta Quezon, Northern Quezon Province, Polillo Quezon
    Station Manager: Father Francis Lucas

    DZJO FM (Baler)
    Coverage Area: Aurora Province, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya
    Station Manager: Jimmy PeƱamante
    Operation Manager: Amador Ramos
    Spiritual Adviser: Father Alex Sorongon

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