Vicariates and Parishes




After the World War II, the Quirino Development Housing Project was started. Its objective was to build, in the heart of Quezon City, houses for the low-income labor group. The start of the project coincided with the establishment of a church as a response to the spiritual needs of the people. Fr. Jose Sunga, the first parish priest, faced the challenging task of building not only the physical structure of the church but also the parish community. When he began there was no church, no rectory, and not even a lot. The parish was established and the parish priest installed in a provisional chapel on Durian Street, in Project 2.

Taking into consideration the growth of the Quirino community, Fr. Sunga chose to build the church on a 1,700 square-meter lot along Aurora Boulevard.On the first parish fiesta on May 19, 1952, the corner-stone of the church was laid. More than fifty years later, the parish that started basically from nothing, is known today as the Diocesan Shrine of St. Joseph, with its own parochial school offering catholic education from kindergarten to high school.

PRESENT: Rev. Fr. Ronald Macale (Rector)

Former Parish Priests 

  • Fr. Jose Sunga (1951-1970)
  • Fr. Max Ocampo (1970-1971)
  • Fr. Protacio Gungon (1971-1977)
  • Msgr. Arsenio Bautista (1977-1989)
  • Fr. Romerico Prieto (1989-1993)
  • Msgr. Alfonso Bugaoan, Jr. (1994-2006)
  • Fr. Ramon Eloriaga

​Monday to Friday
 – 5:30 AM, 6:15 Am, 7:00 AM, 7:45 AM, 12:00 NN, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM
 – 5:30 AM, 6:15 Am, 7:00 AM, 7:45 AM, 12:00 NN, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM (Anticipated Mass)
 – 5:00 AM, 6:00 AM, 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM
 – 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM


Weekdays Baptism:
 – by appointment

Regular Baptism 
 – Every Sunday at 11:30AM

 –by appointment

 – Novena to Saint Joseph – Monday (7:30 AM, 11:45 AM, 5:45 PM) 
 – Novena to Holy Spirit – Tuesday (7:30 AM, 11:45 AM, 5:45 PM) 
 – Novena to San Antonio de Padua – Tuesday (6:30 PM) 
 –  – Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Wednesday (7:30 AM, 11:45 AM, 5:45 PM) 
 – Novena to San Lorenzo Ruiz – Thursday (7:30 AM, 11:45 AM, 5:45 PM) 
 – Novena to St. Jude Thaddeus – Thursday (6:30 PM) 
 – Holy Hour – Thursday (7:30 PM) 
 – Novena to Sacred Heart of Jesus – Friday (7:30 AM, 11:45 AM, 5:45 PM) 
 – Novena to Our Lady of Fatima – Saturday (5:30 PM) 
 – Novena to St. John Mary Vianney – Saturday (last Saturday of the month at 7:30 PM) 

 – Monday to Saturday (8:15 AM to 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Aurora Boulevard, Project 3, Quezon City
Telefax: (02) 912-0136
Titular: Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patron of the Universal Church
Date Established: November 23, 1951
Elevated into a Shrine: December 3, 1999
Feast Day: March 19


A community of Christ-like disciples empowered and sent through effective servant leadership moving towards becoming Church of the Poor



  •  Location: 41 Lantana Street, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, 1109 
  • Phone: (02) 723- 5113 to 16
  • Email: [email protected]


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