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Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose Occidental Mindoro

Bishop Antonio Palang
Bishop Antonio Palang
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Bishop Antonio Palang
Bishop's Residence, Mabini Extension, San Jose, 5100 Occidental Mindoro, Philippines
+63 43 491-5104
Fax :+63 43 491-5107

Bishop Antonio P. Palang, SVD, DD was born on June 13, 1946 in Consolacion, Cebu. He was ordained a priest of Society of the Divine Word on July 8, 1972. Pope John Paul II appointed him Apostolic Administrator of the Vicariate Apostolic of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro on June 26, 2000. On March 1, 2002, he was appointed Vicar Apostolic. He was ordained/installed Bishop on May 31, 2002.

Currently, he is a member of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Mission and the Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples.

Bishop Palang speaks English, Tagalog, Cebuano.

Grade I-IV Jugan Consolacion Elementary School, Cebu City
Grade V-VI Poblacion Elementary School, Cebu City

High School
1st. yr - 2nd yr. ('58 - '60) University of San Carlos, Cebu City
3rd yr. - 4th yr. ('60 - '62) Christ the King Mission Seminary, Quezon City

College and Seminary Formation
1st. yr - 2nd. yr CKMS Quezon City
1964 - 1966 Holy Spirit Novitiate, Tagaytay City
1965 - 1967 3rd. & 4th yr. Philosophy Tagaytay City
1967 - 1968 M.A. (30 units) Philosophy Tagaytay
1968 - 1969 Regency: CKMS, Quezon City
1969 - 1973 Four years Theological Studies Tagaytay City

a. Minor Orders 1971 Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City
b. Diaconate July 7, 1972 Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City
c. Priesthood July 8, 1972 Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City
Ordaining Bishop: Bishop Federico Limon, SVD

1973 - 1974 - Parochial Bongabon, Oriental Mindoro
Prefect St. Augustine Minor Seminary

1974 -1980 - Calapan, Oriental Mindoro

1982 - 1984 - Spiritual Director SASMI, Calapan, Oriental Mindoro

1984 - 1987 - Parish Priest Bulihan Resettlement, Bulihan, City
Prefect St. Joseph College Seminary

1987 - 1995 - San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

1995 - 1998 - Spiritual Director Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay

1998 - 2000 - Prefect/Vicar General SJCS, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

Other Present position in AVSJ / Apostolate:
Apostolic Administrator for AVSJ from June 26, 2000 to May 30, 2002
Vicar Apostolic AVSJ from May 31, 2002 to present

Updating Courses:
Guidance & Counseling: Graduate Studies (30 units) no Thesis -USC Cebu City

Spiritual Direction: Cenacle Sisters Manila 1995 Modules (Aug. to Jan. 96)

Retreat Giving: 1996 (one month course only) Sept. to Oct. 1996 - Cebu

Canon Law: San Carlos Seminary
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