San Juan Nepomuceno church was established in June 15, 1965.Originally, the church was from the Parish of San Roque and was led by the parishpriest, Padre Pulagio Camahalan in 1953. The people of Malibay were active inserving God and in fulfilling their duties as Catholics, but the number of peoplegrew larger as time passed by. The governing body of the parish decided toestablish a separate community that would have their own. The first priest whocelebrated the mass and held a confirmation in the established parish in Malibay was Rufino Cardinal Santos. The way in establishing a separate and independent parish in Malibay washard and timely but there were people who helped and contributed a lot to makethings possible, some of the sponsors were Ferdinand Marcos, President of theSenate, and Mrs. Fernando Lopez. San Juan Nepomuceno church reached its full progress in February 21,1965 and the first parish priest was Msgr. Carlos S. Inquimboy. And there is alsoRev. Pde. Antonio Tobias whom he worked with in leading the community and inserving the Lord. Now, there are 65,000 people in Malibay and 90% are proud Catholics.
Patron Saint :San Juan Nepomuceno John of Nepomuk (or John Nepomucene) is a national saint of the Czech Republic, who was drowned in the Vltava river at the behest of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans and King of Bohemia. Later accounts state that he was the confessor of the queen of Bohemia and refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. On the basis of this account, John of Nepomuk is considered the first martyr of the Seal of the Confessional, a patron against calumnies and, because of the manner of his death, a protector from floods.
Hymn to San Juan Nepomuceno POONG SAN JUAN O Poong San Juan Kami po ay kalugdan Iyong tulungan at patnubayan Itong Malibay na bayan. Ikaw ay uliran sa kabanalan Pag-asa namin, O San Juan Ikaw ay uliran sa kabanalan Pag-asa naming, O San Juan.
Hierarchies Reb. Mons. Carlos S. Inquimboy August 1965 - November 1967 Reb. Pde. Leonardo Marquez December 1967 - January 1969 Reb. Mons. Francisco Avedano February 1969 - July 1975 Reb. Pde. Benjamin C. Isip August1975 - May 1977
Reb. Mons. Juan S. Bautista May 1977 - July 1992 Reb. Mons. Vicente R. Dacuycoy April 1992 - July 1994 Reb. Pde. Odon L. Francia August 1994 - September 14, 1997 Reb. Pde. Benito B. Tuazon September 15, 1997 – July 11, 2004 Reb. Pde. Antonio B. Navarrete Jr. July 12, 2004 – until this present time
Organizations of the Church ILAW NG PANGINOON (currently a member) - an organization of the church which is open to all parishionersand non- parishioners that organizes projects to reach out to the needyand spread the word of God through words and deeds. LEGION OF MARY - an organization that focuses on influencing people to pray therosary. They visit families and teach them how to pray the rosary andfrom time to time they encourage the family to pray the rosary regularlyand make it as part of their lives. MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS - an organization that serves as the media of the church thatcovers the events and highlights that the church has celebrated. Theypublish magazines and reading materials about the church and itsevents, and about the word of God.
Doing the threemissions of theChurch PRIESTLY MINISTRIES: To be priests like Christ - who suffered Himself [His very life, His time (in prayer and service - healing, preaching, feeding)] as a holy and living sacrifice to the Father. PROPHETIC MINISTRIES: To form the hearts and minds of our parishioners - beginning with the leaders, according to the teachings of the church (i.e. Catechism of the Church, the Bible and Social teachings) KINGLY MINISTRIES: To broaden the social services of the Parish, responsive to the needs of the parishioners, by developing efficient, effective and morally upright servant-leaders (To lead people to God by serving them).
Conclusion “Bilang mga nilikha ng Diyos, hindi ba’ttungkulin natin na tanggapin, panatilihin at pag-ibayuhinang kalikasan at iba pang kayamanan na Kanyangipinagkaloob sa atin? Kaya naman, anumang biyayang naipagkaloobsa bayan ng Malibay noong simula pa lamang ay hindidapat kalimutan ng kasalukuyang henerasyon. Sapagdaan ng mga taon, ang lahat ng pagbabago aynanggaling sa pagsisikap ng mga naunang nanirahan ditona patuloy naming pinauunlad hanggang sa ngayon. Angpagrespeto sa nakaraan at sa maunawaing pagtanggap samakabagong kaugalian o kaya’y sa uri ng pamumuhay ngbayang ito, ay tanda ng tunay na pagkakaisa ng mgamamamayan ng Malibay.”