Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro
Vicariatus Apostolicus Sancti Iosephi in Insulis Philippinis
Apostoliko Bikaryato ng San Jose sa Mindoro
- Catholics (including non-members)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||April 5, 1983|
|Cathedral||Cathedral-Parish of St. Joseph the Worker|
|Patron saint||St. Joseph the Worker (Principal Patron) Our Lady of Fatima (Secondary Patroness)|
|Apostolic Administrator||David William V. Antonio|
The Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro is a Latin Church missionary jurisdiction or apostolic vicariate of the Catholic Church in the western part of Mindoro island in the Philippines. Its cathedra is within the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Worker, in the episcopal see of San Jose.
The Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro was created on Jan. 27, 1983, by Pope John Paul II, who appointed the Most Rev. Vicente C. Manuel, SVD as the first Apostolic Vicar. He was ordained bishop on June 29, 1983. The second Vicar Apostolic, Most Rev. Antonio P. Palang, SVD was ordained bishop on May 31, 2002 at Saint Joseph Cathedral. He resigned on March 17, 2018 due to his health condition, and died on April 21, 2021. Bishop William Antonio of the Diocese of Ilagan is the concurrent Administrator. The Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro comprises the civil province of Occidental Mindoro and its 11 municipalities. Its titular patron is St. Joseph the Worker whose feast is celebrated May 1 in the vicariate, and Our Lady of Fatima, its secondary patroness, whose feast is celebrated May 13.
|Bishop||Period in Office||Coat of Arms|
|1.||Vicente Credo Manuel, S.V.D.||March 17, 1983 Appointed - October 14, 2000 Resigned|
|2.||Antonio Pepito Palang, S.V.D.||March 25, 2002 - March 17, 2018 Resigned|
|Sede Vacante - Apostolic Administrator||Most Rev. David William V. Antonio D.D. (Bishop of Ilagan)||November 21, 2015 - present|