Circular No. 002
Series of 2022
February 03, 2022
TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, PARISH ADMINISTRATORS, RELIGIOUS MEN AND WOMEN CONGREGATIONS, SCHOOL DIRECTORS, PRINCIPALS AND HEADS WITHIN THE DIOCESE OF CUBAO
RE: STATUS OF FR. RICO R. SABANAL
Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters:
Peace of Christ!
The faithful of the Diocese of Cubao is hereby informed that Fr. Rico Sabanal is no longer a Roman Catholic Priest and has no PRIESTLY FACULTY to perform any religious activities anywhere in the Philippines.
Fr. Rico R. Sabanal is a former Carmelite priest who was dismissed from the congregation since August 30, 2008 in violation of Canon 694 § 2. The Diocese of Cubao issued circulars dated August 18, 2010 and April 27, 2016 regarding the status of Fr. Rico Sabanal.
we also received confirmation from Fr. Esmeraldo A. Reforial, O.Carm, Provincial Secretary of the Order of Carmelites that Fr. Rico Sabanal is no longer connected with the Order of Carmelites.
Regrettably, we have learned that Fr. Sabanal is being invited to celebrate mass in Quezon City Hall Offices, different parishes and chapels within the Diocese of Cubao. Please refrain from inviting him and inform your parishioners and disseminate this information to Administrator/Officer in-Charge of chapels, funeral chapels, schools, hospitals, government and private offices that are within your jurisdiction.
For your guidance, I remain,
Sincerely in the Lord,
(SGD) REV. FR. FREDRICK EDWARD C. SIMON
//Chancery Prot. No. 2022-002