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What is a Vicariate?

A Vicariate is a group of nearby parishes within a Diocese/Archdiocese. A Vicariate is headed by a Vicar Forane which is a Parish Priest within the Vicariate and appointed by the Bishop of the Diocese/Archdiocese. A Vicariate is usually named after the oldest or well known Parish within the area or territory. An Example of a Vicariate is the Vicariate of St. Augustine in the Diocese of Malolos (Province of Bulacan). The Vicariate of St. Augustine is composed of 12 Parishes which covers the municipality of Baliuag, Pulilan and some area of Bustos, San Rafael, Angat and Dona Remedios Trinidad. The Vicariate is named after St. Augustine Parish the oldest Parish Church in the area which is located in Brgy. Poblacion, Municipality of Baliuag, Province of Bulacan. The current Vicar Forane is Rev. Msgr. Manuel B. Villaroman, P.C. which is also the Parish Priest of Sta. Monica de Angat Parish (located in Angat, Bulacan), one of the Parishes within the Vicariate of St. Augustine. Click here to
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ParishPH is an online directory and photo gallery of Catholic Parishes (Churches) in the Philippines. Online Directory - Be connected to the Parishes here in the Philippines. Get to know their contact details such as telephone numbers, mobile numbers, address, email address, social media accounts and more. Photo Gallery - Get a glimpse of the beautiful Catholic churches in the Philippines by viewing their photos (Facade, Interior and Altar of churches). Mass Schedules - Get to know the the mass schedules of parishes. Quick Facts - Get to know the basic information of the parishes like the name of their current Parish Priest, date of establishment, feast day of the parish, their patron saint/s and many more. Nearby Parishes - If you are planning to have a Visita Iglesia (Visiting of Nearby Churches), this tool will surely help you. You may find the Nearby Parishes Link at the bottom of every Parish Page. Search Parishes - It is very easy and convenient to search or filter parishes

Project Updates May 2022

As of May 2022, the ParishPH Team had published more than 800+ parishes, quasi-parishes, mission centers and chapels within 14 Dioceses namely: Archdiocese of Caceres Archdiocese of Manila Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro Diocese of Novaliches Diocese of Malolos Diocese of Pasig Diocese of Imus Diocese of Legazpi Diocese of Sorsogon Diocese of Libmanan Diocese of Masbate Diocese of Daet Prelature of Batanes Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our Contributors (Individuals, Parishes and Organizations) who permitted us to use their photos of churches. We would also like to express our gratitude to the People who prayed for us.  Thank you very much. Lastly to our dear Sponsors who support us financially, thank you for being part of this project. For the Greater Glory of God. Altar of Most Holy Trinity Parish - Poblacion Iraya, Ragay, Camarines Sur (Photo taken on March 2019. Photo from Most Holy Trinity parish FB Page with permission to use.)

Visita Iglesia - Meycauayan City, Bulacan

Proposed Visita Iglesia Route in Meycauayan City, Bulacan. Saint Francis of Assisi Parish located at Brgy. Poblacion, Meycauayan City, Bulacan. (Mother church of Meycauayan City) Saint Bartholomew the Apostle Parish located at Brgy. Tugatog, Meycauayan City, Bulacan. Muling Pagkabuhay Parish located at Lawa, Meycauayan City, Bulacan. San Isidro Labrador – San Roque Parish located at Brgy. Malhacan, Meycauayan City, Bulacan. Saint Joseph the Worker Parish located at Brgy. St. Francis (Gasak), Meycauayan City, Bulacan. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Quasi-Parish located inside Metrogate Subdivision, Brgy. Pandayan, Meycauayan City, Bulacan. Santo NiƱo Parish located inside Sto. Nino Subdivision, Brgy. Camalig, Meycauayan City, Bulacan This route will cover 7 Parishes. Facade of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish - Poblacion, Meycauayan City, Bulacan (Photo from Roman Catholic Diocese of Malolos website )

3 Ways to Help ParishPH in Building an Online Directory and Photo Gallery of all Catholic Churches in the Philippines.

Here are 3 simple ways you can help Project ParishPH. 1.) Include us in your Prayers. "What is impossible with man is possible with God." - Luke 18:27 2.) Donate or Sponsor a Page. For those financially capable of helping, you may send you donations here . For those who want to promote their businesses or company, kindly click here to Sponsor a Page. 3.) Spread the Good News. Kindly share this project to your Family, Relatives and Friends, through your Facebook, Instagram and other Social Media Accounts. Let us all become an instrument of God's Love in sharing the Good News to others especially those who are in need of Hope. Facade of Our Lady of Fatima Parish located in Meralco Village, Barangay Lias, Municipality of Marilao, Province of Bulacan. (Photo taken on December 2021. Photo from ParishPH)

What is the difference between a Minor Basilica, a National Shrine, a Diocesan Shrine, a Cathedral and a Parish?

Minor Basilica - A Minor basilica is an honorific title granted by the Holy See to certain Catholic church buildings in order to emphasize their status. National Shrine - A national shrine is a Catholic church or other sacred place which has met certain requirements and is given this honor by the national episcopal conference (CBCP in the Philippines) to recognize the church's special historical, cultural and religious significance. Archdiocesan/Diocesan Shrine - An Archdiocesan or Diocesan Shrine is a Catholic Church or sacred place, an honor conferred by the local bishop or archbishop. To be designated as a diocesan shrine, the subject church must be a place "to which numerous members of the faithful make pilgrimage for a special reason of piety." It must exceed other churches in terms of worship, Christian formation, and social services. Cathedral - A Cathedral is the principal church or central church of a diocese. It is also referred to as the "mother churc

Visita Iglesia - City of Manila (Intramuros/ Quiapo)

 Proposed Visita Iglesia Route within the City of Manila (Intramuros/Quiapo Area) Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral - Parish of the Immaculate Conception , most commonly known as "Manila Cathedral" located at Intramuros, Manila. Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Correa - Immaculate Conception Parish , most commonly knows as "San Agustin Church" which is also located at Intramuros, Manila. Santa Cruz Parish commonly known as "Sta. Cruz Church" which is located at Santa Cruz, Manila. (wallking distance from LRT Line 1 Carriedo Station) Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene - Parish of Saint John the Baptist , most commonly known as "Quiapo Church" which is located at Quiapo, Manila. (wallking distance from LRT Line 1 Carriedo Station) Minor Basilica of San Sebastian - Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel , most commonly known as "San Sebastian Church" which is located at Quiapo, Manila National Shrine a