The Sto. Nino de Congreso Parish located in the Congressional Road, Congressional Village, Bagumbong, Caloocan City was established on December 15, 1998 and was canonically erected as a parish on April 9, 1999 by the late Cardinal Jaime L. Sin.
SNdCP was founded upon a vision that a pastoral community be organized with the primary aim of rearing the youth and molding them into effective Christian leaders. Thus, SNdCP’s logo highlights an image of an unborn child upon a hand-shaped fire, representing the community’s ardent desire to protect and nurture its youth.
The story of Sto. Niño de Congreso had its humble beginning with the feasibility studies conducted by Fr. Noel Jacob, then parish priest of Our Lady of Fatima (OLFP), Urduja Village, North Caloocan City. At that time, SNdCP was only a sub-parish of OLFP.
On 18 April 1999, shortly after SNdCP was established, Rev. Fr. Nonette C. Legaspi was installed as SNdCP’s first Parish Priest. He was succeeded by Rev. Fr. Romeo Fedellaga on 18 April 2004, and by Rev. Fr. Aristeo M. de Leon on May 2007 in an interim capacity.
On July 2007, His Grace, Most Rev. Antonio Tobias, D.D., Bishop of Novaliches, handed over the administration of SNdCP to the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette. From then on, rosters of Saletian missionaries were appointed to serve the parish.
Rev. Fr. Eugene Flores, MS was the first Saletian appointed as Parish Priest, together with Rev. Fr. Christopher M. Bautista, MS as his assisting Parish Priest. They were succeeded by Rev. Fr. Andreas M. Sudarsono, MS, who served as Parish Priest until May 2012.
At present, SNdCP is being administered by Rev. Fr. Antonio G. Abuan, M.S. as its Parish Priest, together with Fr. Joseph Christian M. Pilotin, MS as Assisting Priest. Fr. Tony has been undertaking several initiatives such as cascading the Diocese’s Services and Programs to the Parish level ever since he became Parish Priest in 2012.
The parish continued to grow and now holds nineteen (19) pastoral areas under its care, including the following sub-parishes: Christ the King of Kingstown 1 Subd.; San Lorenzo Ruiz of Rainbow Village 5; St. Joseph the Worker of Senate Village; and Most Holy Rosary of Union Village.
Its feast day is the 3rd Sunday of January.
|Congressional Road, Congressional Village, Bagumbong, 1421 Caloocan City||Rev. Fr. Jansen B. Ronquillo, MS||Christ the King Vicariate|
|Contact Number||Feast Day||Date Established|
|935.1671 (telefax)||3rd Sunday of January||December 15, 1998|
|Preceding Pastor||Parish Link|
|Rev. Fr. Antonio G. Abuan, MS||https://www.facebook.com/pages/Santo-Ni%C3%B1o-de-Congreso-Parish/421046664613356|