The Sta. Lucia Parish located in JP Rizal St., Sta. Lucia, Novaliches, Quezon City was established on August 1, 1985.
To reach the Sta. Lucia Parish, one has to pass either through Barangay Fairview (via Commonwealth Avenue) or through Barangay Gulod (via Quirino Highway) as it is interiorly located in Barangay Sta. Lucia. The Parish has, to some degree, maintained its peculiar small-town atmosphere in contrast to its urban surroundings. Hence, the pastoral thrust of the Parish is to bring back the culture of “kapitbahayan” in line with the formation of small Christian communities.
A big percentage of the general population is poor with certain parts of Barangay Sta. Lucia being relocation sites for informal settlers from various parts of Metro Manila. However, economic activity is vibrant at present with various business establishments and a public market. The community has resources waiting to be tapped properly and efficiently.
Originally, the territory was divided into 7 sub-groups, known as “sitio”. This was the initial grouping adapted when the Parish began implementing the BEC program with each community being called “Kawan”. In addition to the “sitios”, there were other sub groups such as the subdivisions and two communities which belong to the adjacent Barangay Sauyo.
The Parish BEC program has already started but its growth is hindered by the lack of committed and well-trained leaders. The Parish needs to come up with younger and more dynamic leaders. There is hope, though, for the Parish is endowed with an abundance of young people.
The Pastoral Program has been set after the Strategic Planning conducted last 2011. The Program will be evaluated biannually and monitored regularly. The Tithing Program has already started and by January 2013, the Parish will implement a no-arancel policy for all the sacraments.
Recent renovations and improvement projects were undertaken in 2012. The next major concern of the Parish is the construction of a bigger church building to accommodate the growing number of churchgoers.
The Parish maintains a close and healthy working relationship with the Barangay officials and two public schools in the area (elementary and high school). Hopefully, with the development of the BEC Program, other major entities within the Parish community can be fully tapped to support the pastoral program.
The feast day of the Parish is on December 13. The current Parish Priest is Fr. Eleno G. Tepace.
Vicariate: Good Shepherd Vicariate
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Marvin G. Riquez
Preceding Pastor/s: Rev. Fr. Miguelito G. Lagrimas, Rev. Fr. Eleno G. Tepace
Date Established: August 1, 1985
Feast Day: December 13
Address: 5 JP Rizal St ., Sta. Lucia, Novaliches, 1117 Quezon City
Contact Number: 419.3645 (telefax), 936.0434