The Jesus, Lord of Divine Mercy Parish started as a chapel under the supervision of the mother parish, Our Lady of Mercy. According to some accounts, the choice of the chapel’s patron was providential. In the early 90’s a strong typhoon hit Metro Manila. The chapel was not spared by strong winds and heavy rains. The caretaker of the chapel later found out that all images inside the chapel were brought down by winds, except for the image of the Divine Mercy.
With the story, the elders had chosen the Divine Mercy as its protector and patron. On September 26, 1994, the chapel was formally enshrined as one of the parishes of the Archdiocese of Manila by His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin.
The first parish priest was Fr. Lincoln Carabana and on May 10, 1997, Rev. Fr. James Nitollama was appointed as the subsequent parish priest.
On Jubilee Year 2000, Fr. Nitollama made a proposal to the Archdiocese of Manila to create a new parish at Greenfields I Subd. from the mother parish, for a better pastoral care of the growing population. The new parish was dedicated to St. Maximilian Ma. Kolbe and to be composed of four (4) areas from the mother parish and three more from the Immaculate Concepcion Parish (Greenfields II). The proposal was approved and with the establishment of the new parish, JLDMP maintained six (6) areas under its parochial jurisdiction.
On June 1, 2007, in the general reshuffle of parish priests in the Diocese of Novaliches, Rev. Fr. James Gaa was assigned as its pastor.
Before the end of the term of Fr. Gaa, the building of the Parish Formation Center began along with the building of the church.
Rev. Fr. Leonides Laguilles was installed as the fourth parish priest of Jesus, Lord of the Divine Mercy Parish in solemn rites held at the parish on July 21, 2013.
(Excerpts from “History of Jesus, Lord of the Divine Mercy Parish”, JLDMP SocComm)
Vicariate: Ascencion of Our Lord
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Rudy M. Tulibas
Preceding Pastor: Rev. Fr. Santiago P. Gaa, Rev. Fr. Leonides T. Laguilles
Date Established: September 26, 1994
Feast Day: 2nd Sunday after Easter
Address: Garcia St., Hobart Village, Kaligayahan, Novaliches 1124 Q.C.
Contact Number: 930.5927 (telefax)