The Parish of Nuestra Señora Guadalupe was established in 1981 with Fr. Ferrucio Leoni, SJ as its founder and first parish priest. It includes 30 chapels in mountain side villages, 4 of which are mission chapels - served by two Jesuit missionaries, some accesible only on foot, horseback or by motorbike. The parish supports Lumad college scholars. It has some farmland for development.
Parish Priest: Fr. Irmo Valeza, SJ
Address: Purok 2, Poblacion, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon 8723
Father Leoni Memorial High School (formerly Nuestra Sra. de Guadalupe High School) was also founded by Fr. Ferrucio Leoni, SJ in 1981. It is the only Catholic secondary institution in Cabanglasan. Student population – 581, 20% indigenous youth; 17 teachers. Enrollment profile: Junior HS – 469; Senior HS – 112. Academic tracks offered – general academic strand (GAS), humanities and social sciences (HUMSS). Its poblacion dorm houses 35 students, while the dorm in nearby sitio of Bendum has 16 students. The dorms serve Lumad students so they do not have to walk to school from their villages located 1-2 hours each away.
School Supervisor: Fr. Robbie Paraan, SJ
Address: Purok 8, Poblacion, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon 8723
Cabanglasan - a 3rd class municipality; population - 34,000; indigenous peoples – Umajamnen; local languages - Binukid, Umajamnen, Visayan; mode of transportation: buses, jeepneys, motorcycles (habal-habal) and walking in the Lumad settlement areas; absence of electricity and telecommunications in the hinterlands; located along the base of the Mt. Pantaron range near the confluence of the Umayam and Pulangi Rivers; the mountainous land area extends up to the border of Bukidnon and Agusan del Sur.
Parish and Indigenous Peoples Ministry programs need financial support: (a) literacy program in 6 sitios: Miaray, Tagbacan, Mandahican, Saluringan, Maraguing, Patulangan; (b) to sustain the IP dormitories: 35 pax (Cabanglasan), 16 pax (Bendum), 12 (College).