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In Memories of Two Cardinals in Asia

Cardinal Cheong
Cardinal Sim

The Church in Asia lost two cardinals in less than two months this year.

Cardinal Cornelius Sim, a new cardinal in Asia and the first of Brunei, died on May 29. He was 69.

Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, 89, former archbishop of Seoul and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, passed away on April 27.

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Diocese of San Fernando de La Union

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Activities and Organizations

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Apostleship of Prayer :
    In-Charge: Father Erasmus B. Soriano
  • Association of Religious in La Union:
    In-Charge: Sr. M. Karmela Villajuan, OSB
  • Blue Army:
    In-Charge: Father Camilo Villanueva
  • Catholic Women's League:

    In-Charge: Father Ronald O. Chan
  • Knights of Columbus:
    In-Charge: Father Ignacio N. Asuncion
  • Legion of Mary:
    In-Charge: Father Julius D. Bancifra
  • Parish Renewal Experience:
    In-Charge: Father Alfonso Ramon V. Lacsamana, Father Frederick R. Ferrer

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Primary Schools:
    12
  • Primary Schools - Students:
    3820
  • Graduate School:
    1
  • College :
    5420
  • College:
    1
  • Pre-Primary Schools (Diocesan/Religious):
    8
  • Pre-Primary Schools (Diocesan/Religious) - Students:
    734
  • Secondary Schools:
    12
  • Secondary Schools - Students:
    7282

Catholic Educational Institutions - Educational Centers

  • Congregational Schools:

    Christ the King College (ICM)
    Address: San Fernando, 2500 La Union, Philippines
    Phone: +63 72 888-2410 Elementary; 242-4935 High School
    Directress: Sr. Teresita Lara, ICM
    Principal, H.S.: Mrs. Evangeline Mangaoang
    Principal, Elem.: Mrs. Juanita Eligio

    St. Louis College (CICM)
    Address: Lingsat, San Fernando, La Union, Philippines
    Phone: +63 72 242-5535; 242-5536
    President: Dra. Norma Rutab
    Principal, High School: Mr. Danilo Romero
    Principal Elementary: Mr. Daniel Paguia
  • Diocesan Schools :
    Notre Dame Institute
    Address: Aringay, 2503 La Union, Philippines
    Principal: Mrs. Agnes Pimentel

    Pugo Catholic School
    Address: Pugo, 2508 La Union, Philippines
    Principal: Sr. Nelsa Guevarra, TDM

    Sacred Heart School
    Address: Bauang 2501 La Union, Philippines
    Principal: Sr. Jeseila Deguilmo, FMA

    San Alberto Magno Academy
    Address: Tubao, 2509 La Union, Philippines
    Principal: Mrs. Brenda Ochoco

    San Isidro Labrador Nursery & Kindergarten School
    Address: Tubao, 2509 La Union, Philippines
    Principal: Ms. Consuelo Soriano

    San Nicholas Academy Kindergarten
    Address: Balaoan, 2517 La Union, Philippines
    Principal: Sr. Maddalena Reyes, DML

    San Nicolas Academy
    Address: Balaoan 2517 La Union, Philippines
    Principal: Ms. Jocelyn Macaspac

    St. Agustine School of Naguilian
    Address: Naguilian, La Union, Philippines
    Principal: Mrs. Teresita Paquingan

    St. Christopher Academy
    Address: Bangar, 2519 La Union, Philippines
    Principal:

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Youth center: 1:
    Address: SVD Youth Center
    Pindangan, San Fernando City, 2500 La Union, Philippines
    Phone: +63 72 888-4456

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Apostolate of Seafarers:
    In-Charge: Father Perpetuo V. Concepcion, Sr. Adoracion Manuel, SGBP
  • As of Dec. 31, 2009, San Fernando de La Union diocese had 618,144 baptized Catholics, representing 83.99 percent of all 735,886 people in the territory. The diocese had 28 parishes with resident priests in the diocese. During 2009, the diocese recorded 15.361 baptisms (children: 14,325; adult: 1,036). There were 7,063 confirmations, 10,906 First Communions, 1,744 marriages (between Catholics: 1,732; mixed: 12).
  • Bec/Ba/Llt:
    Director: Father Julius D. Bancifra
    Coordinator: Mr. Loreto Balanon
  • Charismatic Movement:
    In-Charge: Father Frederick R. Ferrer (Chairman)
    St. Nicholas Vicariate: Father Frederick R. Ferrer
    St. Ferdinand Vicariate: Father Emmanuel Bahiwag°
    Sts. Peter & Paul Vicariate: Father Julius D. Bancifra°
    St. Francis Xavier Vicariate: Father Liberato A. Apusen°
  • Church Heritage:
    In-Charge: Father Allenby A. Failon
  • Commission on Catechetical Formation and Education:
    Director: Father Crispin Reyes
    Executive Secretary: Sr. Ma. Florifes C. Bejod, TDM
    Mrs. Myrna A. Jucutan
  • Commission on Clergy:
    External Forum: Father Samuel Joseph F. Banayat Jr., (Chairman)
    Internal Forum: Father Alfonso Ramon V. Lacsamana
  • Commission on Family & Life:
    Director: Father Froilan A. Saluta
    St. Nicholas Vicariate: Father Jan Errol S. Mantes
    St. Ferdinand Vicariate: Father Froilan A. Saluta°
    Sts. Peter & Paul Vicariate: Father Manny Laviste°
    St. Francis Xavier Vicariate: Father Ranier L. Andrada°
  • Commission on Liturgy:
    In-Charge: Father Ranier L. Andrada°
  • Conventional Medicine/Herbal: Community Based Health Program:
    In-Charge: Sr. Elsa Zerrudo, MMS and Medical Mission Sisters
  • Cooperative Movement:
    In-Charge: Father German P. Cabillo, SVD
  • Department on Alay Kapwa, Caritas:
    In-Charge: Sr. Sonia Hernandez, SGBP
  • Department on Good Governance:
    Through: Spiritual and Moral Formation of Government Officials and Employees
    First District: Father Marlon Jose A. Singson
    Second District: Msgr. Gregorio Q. Nillo
  • Department on Indigenous People's Apostolate:
    In-Charge: Father Emmanuel Bahiwag
  • Department on Land Reform and Radio Programs on Social and Political Transformation:
    In-Charge: Father German P. Cabillo, SVD
  • Department on Spiritual and Moral Formation of Businessmen and Professionals:
    First District: Msgr. Alfonso Ramon V. Lacsamana
    Second District: Msgr. Gregorio Q. Nillo
  • Diocesan Seminary of the Heart of Jesus:
    In-Charge: Father Allenby A. Failon (Rector)
  • Diocesan Social Apostolate Commission (DSAC):
    Chairman: Father Nolan R. Nabua
  • Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation; Illegal Gambling and Prostitution:
    In-Charge: Sr. Karmela Villajuan, OSB
  • Integrity of Creation and Environmental Protection:
    Department on Work for the
    In-Charge: Father Alfonso V. Lacsamana
  • Migrants Apostolate:
    Director: Father Erasmus B. Soriano
    Coordinator: Sr. Adoracion Manuel, SGBP
  • Mission Promotion:
    First District: Father Joel Angelo A. Licos (Chairman)
    Second District: Father Valentin M. Narcise, CICM
  • Monitoring of Government Projects; Lobby for Good Governance:
    In-Charge: Father Nolan R. Nabua
  • Prisoners' Welfare Apostolate:
    In-Charge: Sr. Karmela Villajuan, OSB
  • Promotion for Honest and Orderly Peaceful Election, NAMFREL, Vote-Care, PPCRV:
    First District: Father Noel Peter S. Lazo
    Second District: Father Gari Zaldy P. Patiag
  • Social Communications:
    In-Charge: Father Francisco Gius F. Garcia
  • Vocation Promotion:
    In-Charge: Allenby A. Failon
  • Women's Welfare:
    In-Charge: Sr. Karmela Villajuan, OSB and the Association of
    Religious in La Union (ARLU)
  • Writing Local Church History:
    First District: Father Romeo G. Lopez
    Second District: Father Marlon Jose A. Singson
  • Youth Commission:
    First District: Father Noel Peter S. Lazo (Chairman)
    Second District: Father Gari Zaldy P. Patiag
    DMMMSU Compound: Father Warlito Rabbon, SVD

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations - Diocesan Offices

  • Chancery Office:
    Address: c/o Diocesan Center
    No. 7 P. Gomez Street,
    City of San Fernando,
    2500 La Union, Philippines
    Phone: +63 72 700-0702
    Phone/Fax: +63 72 888-2353
    Email: [email protected]

Social Communications

  • In-Charge: Father Francisco Gius F. Garcia:
    St. Joseph the Worker Parish
    Bacnotan, 2515 La Union, Philippines
    Phone: +63 72 888-1348

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