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Roman Catholic Diocese of Gumaca

Diocese of Gumaca
Diocesis Gumacana
Diyosesis ng Gumaca
Facade of the Gumaca Cathedral
Country Philippines
Territory Eastern Part of Quezon
Ecclesiastical province Lipa
Metropolitan Lipa
Area 3,666 km2 (1,415 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
751,000 (85.1%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established April 9, 1984
Cathedral Cathedral of San Diego de Alcala in Gumaca, Quezon
Patron saint St Didacus of Alcalá
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Sede Vacante
Metropolitan Archbishop Ramon Arguelles

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gumaca (Lat: Dioecesis Gumacanus) is a Roman Catholic diocese in the Philippines centered in the Municipality ofGumaca in Quezon province. The Roman Rite Latin Church diocese covers the communities of Gumaca; Pitogo, due south of Gumaca; and all the parishes of eastern Quezon province situated east of Gumaca and Pitogo. The Gumaca diocese was erected in 1984, carved out from the Diocese of Lucena. Both dioceses are suffragan of the Archdiocese of Lipa.

Currently, the bishopric of Gumaca is vacant since its last bishop, the Most Rev. Buenaventura Malayo Famadico D.D., was moved to the Diocese of San Pablo. The current administrator of the diocese is Rev. Msgr. Jose T. Lagdameo, HP, J.C.L.. Its vicar-general and cathedral rector is Rev. Msgr. Ordelo Lontoc, PC, STD.


  • Emilio Zurbano Marquez (15 Dec 1984- 4 May 2002. Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Lucena)
  • Buenaventura Malayo Famadico (11 Jun 2003- 25 Jan 2013. Appointed Bishop of San Pablo)
  • Sede Vacante


District I


  • Diocesan Shrine of Saint Vincent Ferrer - San Vicente, Gumaca, Quezon

Vicariate of Saint Peter

  • San Diego de Alcala Cathedral - Gumaca, Quezon
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish - Lopez, Quezon
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish - Magsaysay, Lopez, Quezon
  • Good Shepherd Parish - Magallanes, Lopez, Quezon
  • Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish - Hondagua, Lopez, Quezon
  • Saint Lawrence the Deacon Parish - Buenavista, Quezon
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish - San Vicente, Gumaca, Quezon

Vicariate of Saint John

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish - Tagkawayan, Quezon
  • Saint Anthony of Padua Parish - Aloneros, Guinayangan, Quezon
  • Saint Aloysius Gonzaga Parish - Guinayangan, Quezon
  • Saint Peter the Apostle Parish - Calauag, Quezon
  • Banal na Espiritu Parish - Tiniguiban, Calauag, Quezon
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish - Apad, Calauag, Quezon

Vicariate of Saint Matthew

  • Saint Anthony of Padua Parish - Perez, Quezon
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish - Alabat, Quezon
  • Holy Cross Parish - Quezon, Quezon

District II

Vicariate of Saint Paul

  • Immaculate Conception Parish - Macalelon, Quezon
  • Saint Ignatius of Loyola Parish - General Luna, Quezon
  • Conversion of Saint Paul Parish - Pitogo, Quezon
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Parish - San Isidro, General Luna, Quezon
  • Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish - San Isidro, Catanauan, Quezon

Vicariate of Saint Luke

  • Immaculate Conception Parish - Catanauan, Quezon
  • Saint Peter the Apostle Parish - Mulanay, Quezon
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish - Sumagonsong, Mulanay, Quezon
  • Saint Francis of Assisi Parish - San Francisco, Quezon

Vicariate of Saint Mark

  • Saint Joseph the Worker Parish - San Narciso, Quezon
  • Saint Andrew Parish - San Andres, Quezon
  • Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish - Abuyon, San Narciso, Quezon
  • Divine Mercy Parish - Pugawan, San Narciso, Quezon

See also

External links

  • Website of the Diocese of Gumaca

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