In 1979, a small group of determined residents of Maligaya Park Subdivision planned the construction of a make shift chapel. With the blessing of Rev Fr, Walter de Vilder, former Parish Priest of The Ascension of Our Lord Parish, the makeshift chapel located at the corner of Atrium Street under a Sampaloc tree was built and named as St. Joseph the Worker-Sub Parish. The first Mass was held on February 11, 1979.
On September 17, 1980, Mr. Paul Sycip of Maligaya Park Subdivision donated a parcel of land at Champaca Street for the chapel. This prompted the construction of a chapel building with the assistance of the Ascension of Our Lord Parish.
It was on June 8, 1992 when His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin established St. Francis Xavier Parish. It was inaugurated on December 3, 1992 with St. Joseph as second patron. The parish was entrusted to the care of the Xaverian Missionaries with Rev. Fr. Vincent Salis as parish priest, Rev. Fr. Jorge Rosales, SX as Parochial Vicar, and Rev. Fr. Peter Venturini as Local Superior.
On December 16, 1995, Rev. Fr. Juan Jorge Rosales, SX became the second parish priest with Rev. Fr. Rodrigo Vasquez, SX as the Parochial Vicar. During Fr. Jorge’s term, the Vision & Mission of the parish was formulated along with the implementation of various projects such as the Scholarship program.
These also gave way to the establishment and construction of the St. Francis Xavier Parochial School, which caters to the poor families of the parish. The school’s four-story building was blessed by His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin+ on June 15, 1999.
On July 2002, Rev. Fr. Gabriel Zavala, SX was appointed as the third Parish Priest with Rev. Fr. Carl Chudy, SX as Parochial Vicar. Fr. Gabriel continued almost all the projects that Fr. Jorge has started. He also founded the St. Francis Xavier Clinic.
The Church’s new altar was made possible through the efforts of the Parish’s fourth Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Rodrigo Vasquez, SX whose Parochial Vicars were Rev. Fr. Polash Henry Gomes, SX and Rev. Fr. Everaldo dos Santos, SX. Rev. Fr. Sandro Barchiesi, SX was assigned as the fifth Parish Priest on January 2011.
Vicariate: Ascension of Our Lord
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Simone Piccolo, SX
Preceding Pastor: Rev. Fr. Giacomo Rigali, SX; Rev. Fr. Polash Henry Gomes, SX
Date Established: December 3, 1992
Feast Day: December 3
Address: 160 Champaca St., Maligaya Park Subdivision, Novaliches, Q.C.
Contact Number: 417.7210, 417.7211 (telefax)