PARISH PRIESTS


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Canon Law (519) provides that "The pastor (parochus) is the proper pastor (pastor) of the parish entrusted to him, exercising the pastoral care of the community committed to him under the authority of the diocesan bishop in whose ministry of Christ he has been called to share, so that for that same community he carries out the functions of teaching, sanctifying, and governing, also with the cooperation of other presbyters or deacons and with the assistance of lay members of the Christian faithful."

Further, Canon Law 528.1 states, "A pastor is obliged to make provision so that the word of God is proclaimed in its entirety to those living in the parish; for this reason, he is to take care that the lay members of the Christian faithful are instructed in the truths of the faith, especially by giving a homily on Sundays and holy days of obligation and by offering catechetical instruction. He is to foster works through which the spirit of the gospel is promoted, even in what pertains to social justice. He is to have particular care for the Catholic education of children and youth. He is to make every effort, even with the collaboration of the Christian faithful, so that the message of the gospel comes also to those who have ceased the practice of their religion or do not profess the true faith."

When a priest accepts a parish, he becomes its appointed leader, the bond of communion, the designated head, and the father in the faith to this community of believers. He is also called to be a servant of the people. Moreover, he is to be the animator, motivating his people to work together, and at the same time to be the healer, bringing peace and unity to avert division in the community. Consultation with parishioners, as individuals and as groups, is required for a pastor to carry out his duties responsibly.

Over the years, Mary, Mother of Good Counsel Parish has had the following pastors who took good care of the souls entrusted to them, caring for them following the example of the Lord Jesus, the Good Shepherd.

 

May 1979-October 1981                                                    
     Rev Fr. Ernesto A. Joaquin

October 1981- March 1988
     Rev Fr. Gaudencio G. Salise

April 1988-April 1989
     Rev Fr. Dionisio P. De Pedro

 May 1989- October 1992
     Rev Fr. Roberto C. Canlas

November 1992-April 1993
     Rev Fr. Hernane Denolo

May 1993- June 2001
     Rev Fr. Jose P. Miranda

June 2001-September 2005
     Rev Fr. Virginio B. Pedregosa 

September 2005-September 2006
     Rev Msgr. Jose C. Bernardo, PC

September 2006- October 2010
     Rev Fr. Alfredo M. Ramos

October 2010- June 2011
     Rev Fr. Christian Emmanuel C. Gabinete
          Parochial Vicar:  Rev Fr Carmelo Estores

 July 2011- January 2012
     Rev Fr. Enrico S. Salazar
           Parochial Vicar:  Rev Fr Angel Sanchez

January 9, 2012-June 30, 2017
     Rev Fr. Francisco R. Siguan Jr

July 1, 2017-
      Rev. Msgr. Melchor D. David, PC

 

VISITING PRIESTS: Past and Present

Rev Fr. Ilidio Correira, SDB
Rev Fr. Christmar Daguno
Rev Fr. Vitaliano Dimaranan, SDB

Rev Fr. David Domingues, MCCJ
Rev Fr. Alton Fernandez, SDB
Rev Fr Eduardo Fernandez, RCJ
Rev Fr. Liton Hubert Gomes, CSC
Rev Fr. Charles Isagan
Rev Fr. Rene Lagaya, SDB
Rev Fr. Renan Michael La Guardia, SDB

Rev Fr. Elio Lancini, CFIC
Rev Fr. Eulogio Lawenko

Rev Fr. Jhonatan Letada, SVD
Rev Fr Celestino Lingad Jr, SDB
Rev Fr. Ricardo Llorag Jr, CFIC
Rev Fr. Edil Medina

Rev Fr. Anthony Nguyen, CFIC
Rev Fr. Anthony Nguyen, SDB

Rev Fr. Celestino Pascual
Rev Fr. Paolo Pirlo, SHMI
Rev Fr. Glenn Joseph Protacio, SDB
Rev Fr. Rolando Rabaca

Rev Fr. Gregory Ramos
Rev Fr. Roberto Mac Roxas, SDB
Rev Fr. Angel Sanchez, SDB
Rev Fr. Christopher Salonga, RCJ
Rev Fr. Arnold Sanico, SDB
Rev Fr. Ramon Uriarte

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