PARISH OF SAINT PEDRO CALUNGSOD IN CORDOVA, TIGBAUAN IS OFFICIALLY ERECTED
Last April 23, 2021, the Church of Saint Pedro Calungsod in Cordova, Tigbauan, Iloilo has been canonically erected as parish of the Archdiocese of Jaro with Rev. Fr. Carlo M. Noquez as its first parish priest. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Erection and Installation was presided by His Grace, Most Rev. Jose Romeo O. Lazo, D.D., and was concelebrated by the several priests from the different parishes of the Archdiocese.
During his homily, Archbishop Lazo emphasized the role of a shepherd that priests should embody in tending the flock entrusted by the Lord to them. He connected the mission of a priest and the erection of new parishes as part of the shepherding ministry of the Church to the faithful. Archbishop Lazo, being the Metropolitan Archbishop of Jaro, gave a hint of the future of the Archdiocese as a Mother Diocese of three possible new dioceses that will soon be erected as well.
The Parish of Saint Pedro Calungsod in Cordova, Tigbauan, Iloilo is the 95th parish of the Archdiocese of Jaro covering 10 barangays of the Municipality of Tigbauan, Iloilo, and will be part of the Vicariate of Saint John joining the parishes of Oton, Santa Monica, Oton, Tigbauan (its Iglesia Matriz), Dapdap, Tigbauan, Tubungan, Igbaras, and Guimbal.
Photo courtesy of Rev. Fr. Joel Lena.