Posted by : Jimalalud Online Forum Friday, June 7, 2013

Most Rev. Archbishop Onesimo C.
Gordoncillo. Photo frm CBCP News.
Born in Jimalalud, Negros Oriental, Philippines on February 16, 1935. He was ordained priest of Dumaguete City in Dumaguete Cathedral on March 18, 1961 and was appointed auxiliary bishop of Dumaguete and titular bishop of Gunugus on March 14, 1974. He was appointed bishop of Tagbilaran two months after he was ordained titular bishop of Gunugus in 1976. He was appointed archbishop of Capiz on June 18, 1986 and was installed as its archbishop on August 27, 1986. He was a professor at the St. Joseph Seminary in Dumaguete City and later became its rector.

He graduated from Jimalalud Central School and Sacred Heart Seminary in 1949 and 1954 respectively. He took his PhB, PhL, STB, STL from University of Sto. Tomas Central Seminary in Manila from 1954 to 1961 and his MA Guidance and Counselling at Mankato State University in Minnesota, USA in 1965.

He is a co-founder of Bohol Diocesan Multi-Purpose Cooperative .  A member of the CBCP Permanent Council and Episcopal Commission on Liturgy.


1961-1964:Professor, St. Joseph Seminary, Dumaguete City
:Parish Assistant, Dumaguete Cathedral Parish
1966-1969:Rector, St. Joseph Seminary, Dumaguete City
1969-1972:Parish Priest, Dauin, Negros Oriental
1971:Chancellor, Dumaguete Chancery Office
1972-1976:Parish Priest, Dumaguete Cathedral Parish
1974-1976:Auxiliary Bishop, Dumaguete Diocese
1976-1986:Bishop, Tagbilaran Diocese
1986-2010:Archbishop, Capiz Archdiocese
1991-1995:Member, CBCP Permanent Council Regional Representative for West Visayas
1991- 2001:Chairman, CBCP Episcopal Commission on Liturgy
2001-2005:Member, CBCP Permanent Council Regional Representative for West Visayas
2003-2007:Member, CBCP Episcopal Commission on the Doctrine of the Faith (ECDF)
2003-2007:Vice-Chairman, CBCP Episcopal Commission on Liturgy
2007-2011:Member, CBCP Episcopal Commission on Mission
2011-2013:Member, CBCP Episcopal Commission on Doctrine of the Faith (ECDF)


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