The Parish of Nuestra Señora de 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. Cabanglasan population: 43,673; Catho;ic: 29,403; Titular: Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12.
Parish Priest: Fr. Nikki James Lee, SJ
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Alex Badiola, 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. Lloyd Sabio, SJ
Address: Purok 8, Poblacion, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon 8723
Cabanglasan is a 3rd class municipality with population of 36,286 (2020 census). It is bounded on the north and west by Malaybalay City, on the south by the town of San Fernando and on the east by Agusan del Sur province. It is located along the base of the Mt. Pantaron range near the confluence of the Umayam and Pulangi Rivers and its mountainous land area extends up to the border of Bukidnon and Agusan del Sur. Its indigenous peoples are Umayamnon; the local languages are Binukid, Umajamnen, Visayan; the roads are accessible to buses, jeepneys, motorcycles. The Lumad settlement areas can be reached only on foot.
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). Shown in photo - Santa Cruz Chapel in Sitio Limao.
Celebrating our 40th Anniversary
This year we celebrate 40 years of giftedness and of giving! It is time to be grateful and celebrate. Come, let us rejoice, for God has blessed Fr. Leoni Memorial School so abundantly!
Cabanglasan has the most number of mission chapels. Many thanks to Fr. Jeremy Asunto, SJ for these photos.
Scroll the images below to view our numerous chapels.