SVP parish priest appointed archdiocese vicariate head

Date Posted: February 17, 2023 at 08:01 PM

Fr. Joel Rescober, CM, Parish Priest of San Vicente de Paul Parish was appointed as Vicar Forane of the Vicariate covering the Manila Cathedral. 

In a circular released by the Archdiocese of Manila Chancery Office on February 7, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula chose Fr. Rescober to lead the Vicariate of Nuestra Señora de Guia, which encompasses eight parishes, including the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. 

A Vicar Forane acts as the extension of the leader of an archdiocese, which in this case is the Archdiocese of Manila. They are tasked to coordinate pastoral activities within the vicariate and oversee their fellow clerics through assistance and visits to their respective parishes.  

Among the parishes under the said vicariate are the Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Consolacion y Correa (San Agustin Church), Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Guia, Our Lady of Remedies Parish, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, San Vicente de Paul Parish and Sto. Niño de Baseco Parish.