The Vicariate of Northern Cebu (Part 1)
CEBUPEDIA - Clarence Paul Oaminal (The Freeman) - January 12, 2018 - 12:00am

The 1887 book of Fr. Felipe Redondo lists 13 parishes as under the Vicariate of Northern Cebu. These are the following:

Mandaue, which was under the administration of the Jesuit Fathers.

It is under the patronage of St. Joseph. The book says that the oldest entries of the parochial books are dated as early as 1762.

The next parish is Consolacion, which was erected as a parish by Diocesan decree on February 21, 1871 under the patronage of San Narciso, through Superior approval on June 25, 1871.

Liloan was erected as a parish by Diocesan decree on January 27, 1845, through Superior approval on August 23, 1844.

It was by virtue of such order that it was separated from Mandaue. It was erected under the patronage of St. Ferdinand, King of Spain.

Compostela was erected as a parish by Diocesan decree on July 21, 1865 through Superior approval on June 15, 1865.

It is under the patronage of Santiago Apostol (Apostle of St. James the Elder). Its mother parish was Danao.

The next is Danao. Fr. Redondo says that according to Cavada, an earlier chronicler, it was created in 1742.

However the parish priest interviewed by the former says it was established in 1671. It is under the patronage of St. Thomas de Villanueva.

Carmen was erected as a parish by Diocesan decree on August 19, 1851, through Superior approval on June 16, 1851, under the patronage of St. Augustine, bishop and doctor. Its mother parish was Catmon.

Poro was erected as a parish by Diocesan decree on December 14, 1847 under the patronage of the Sweetest Name of Jesus. It used to be a visita of Mandaue.

Visita, according to the glossary of the book translated by Azucena L. Pace, says it as “a small chapel which serves as mission station or outpost visited by a missionary at least once a year”.

San Francisco, erected as a parish by Diocesan decree on June 23, 1863, through Superior approval on February 3, 1863, it is under the patronage of St. Joseph. It used to be a visita of Poro.

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