The Sta. Krus Parish, located in Bagumbong, Caloocan City, was established on May 8, 2003. Its feast day is every February 7. Fr. Aldrin T. Lopez moved in last June 2013 as Parish Priest.
In circa 1940, a chapel was constructed in one of the grassy areas of Bagumbong, now known as “Kanto”, where the BSR TODA Terminal is presently located. The chapel was fondly called “bisita” and was often filled by residents from Bagumbong and Deparo. At that time, structure could hold 30-40 people only. Eventually, the old, adobe-built “bisita” was left to the Bagumbong people.
Plans to move the “bisita” to a more accessible place—where the present church is–came about in 1959. The move was approved by the then-Tinyente del Barrio, Marcelo Ramos, with a condition that the group should transfer the “bisita” within 10 days. The new church was constructed within 2 days. This was expanded in the early 60’s to accommodate around 100 heads. It was in the 70’s that the left and right wings of the church were constructed. It was decades later, May 8, 2003, that the chapel was elevated into a parish by His Excellency, Bishop Teodoro Bacani. On the same day, the Bishop installed Rev. Fr. Efren P. Bantog, SOLT as the first parish priest of Sta. Krus Parish.
Three years later, Fr. Efren planned to build a new and bigger church. The construction of the new Church formally started on May 6, 2006 through a ground breaking ceremony graced by Cavite Bishop Emeritus Most Rev. Manuel Sobreviñas, D.D. Two days later, actual construction begun on the Parish’s Founding Anniversary.
Fr. Efren was replaced by Fr. Wilfredo Villanueva, SOLT, Fr. Rodolfo A. Paragas, SOLT (2007) and Rev. Fr. Aldrin T. Lopez (2013). It was in Fr. Willy’s time that the construction of the church was completed.
Vicariate: Christ the King
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. James Nitollama
Preceding Pastor/s: Rev. Fr. Gumersindo T. Adlaon (Admin), Rev. Fr. Aldrin T. Lopez
Date Established: May 8, 2003
Feast Day: February 7
Address: 205 Deparo Road, Bagumbong Road, Bagumbong, 1421 C.C.
Contact Number: 984.3933 (telefax)