75th Anniversary of Margosatubig Parish

DSC01319On February 21, 2016, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish in Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur, celebrated its “diamond” foundation anniversary. Since the beginning, the parish was served by the Filipino Jesuits. In April 1982, the parish was inherited by the Columban Fathers, and in the end of November 1989 by the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SCJ). In the beginning of the SCJ presence, the parish belonged to the Prelature of Ipil and later on was transferred to the Diocese of Pagadian. Since April 2003, up to now, the parish is being served by the diocesan clergy of Pagadian Diocese.

Among the SCJs who served in the parish were: Frs. Hans Sondermeijer, Francis Pupkowski, Eduardo Aguero, Jerry Sheehy, Giuseppe Pierantoni, Indra Pamungkas, Rino Venturin, Benedito Machado, Grzegorz Skowron, Robertus Sutopo, Janusz Burzawa and Bros. Wieslaw Bysiek and Yohanes Sismadi.


There are two SCJs coming from this parish: Fr. John Karl Cabaluna and Fr. Donald Longno.

The SCJ Philippine Region thanks all the Parishioners for their love and support and wishes all the best for the future.