Ecclesiastical Faculties

VENGCO, Msgr. Sabino A., S.Th.D.

Academic Degrees

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, 1974
Theologische Fakultaet, Trier, Germany, 1974

Diplomate in Liturgy, 1971
Liturgiches Institut, Trier, Germany

Master of Arts in Philosophy, 1964
San Jose Seminary, Philippines

Area of Specialization

Liturgy, Mariology, Pastoral Theology

Published Work

Published Works / Research 

  • The Mariology of Juan de Cartagena and Its Baroque Scripturism (NY, St. Bonaventure University, 1978).
  • That Our Sacrifice Be Pleasing (Makati, St. Pauls, 1978).
  • Jesu-Kristo, Volume 1 (Makati, St. Pauls, 1979).
  • Eucharistic Prayers for Masses with Children (Makati, St. Pauls, 1981).
  • Pagtulong sa Hapag ng Eukaristiya (Makati, St. Pauls, 1983).
  • Eucharistic Prayers for Masses of Reconciliation (Makati, St. Pauls, 1983).
  • Paghahatid ng Komunyon sa Maysakit (Makati, St. Pauls, 1986).
  • Jesu-Kristo, Volume 2 (Makati, St. Pauls, 1987).
  • The Eucharist, A Catechetico-Homiletical Primer (Makati, St. Pauls, 1987).
  • Mga Tanda at Kilos sa Liturgia (Makati, St. Pauls, 1988).
  • Puso Ko’y Nagpupuri sa Panginoon (Makati, St. Pauls, 1988).
  • Novena kay San Juan de Nepomuceno (Manila, St. Pauls, 1991).
  • Jesu-Kristo, Volume 3 (Makati, St. Pauls, 1991).
  • Ephesus Devotion for Priests (Quezon City, FCL, 1998).
  • Maria, Inang Mahal (Quezon City, FCL, 2002).
  • A Priest at Seventy (Quezon City, FCL, 2012) – runner-up for Catholic Book Award
  • Itanong Kay Monsi (Makati, St. Pauls, 2012) – runner-up for Catholic Book Award
  • On the Eucharist (Makati, St. Pauls, 2015) – runner-up for Best Book in Theology Award
  • Shaping the Filipino Marian Piety (Quezon City, FCL, 2017) Best Book in Theology Award


Contributions in Other Books

  • “Some Reflections on Basic Christian Communities,” in Basic Christian Communities in the Philippines, ed. Ted Gresh (Manila, 1977), pp.128-134.
  • “Ilang Simulain para sa mga Tagapaglingkod sa Ikatlong Milenyo,” in PCM II, Mga Gawa at Dekreto (Archdiocese of Manila, 1997), pp.223-230.
  • “The Call to Service and Ministry,” in PCM II, Acts and Decrees (Archdiocese of Manila, 1997), pp.187-189.
  • “Mary, Symbol of Freedom,” in The Eucharist and Freedom (Manila, Fifth National Eucharistic Congress, 1997), pp.100-105.
  • “God the Holy Spirit,” in Holy Spirit, Lord and Giver of Life. Resource Kit of the Archdiocesan Catechetical Ministry (Manila, 1998), pp.10-12.
  • “Dies Domini,” in The Day of the Lord, Apostlic Exhortation of John Paul II with Commentaries (Manila, Word & Life Publications, 1999), pp. 93-101.
  • “On a New Marian Dogma: Mary as Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate,” in Emerging Theological Themes, ed. Fausto Gomez, OP, & Benedict Reyes (UST, 2001), pp.233-244.  
  • “We Walked Together,” in Blas F. Ople – As We Remember Him, ed. Fred Dela Rosa & Alfredo G. Rosario (Manila, Blas F. Ople Policy Center & Training Institute, 2004), pp. 245-249.
  • “Historico – Theological Backgrounder on Vatican II,” in Theology Week 2006: Vatican II, 40 Years After, ed. Jose Antonio Aureada, O.P. and Richard Ang, O.P. (Manila, UST, 2007), pp. 6-30.
  • “Witnessing to the Kingdom on the Local Church,” in From Vision to Pondo ng Pinoy, Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales Festschrift, ed. Msgr. Gerardo Santos (Manila, 2011), pp. 162-174.
  • “Death Tricentennial – Francisca del Espiritu Santo de Fuentes, August 24, 1711-  2011,”  Preface of 4th ed., The Beaterio de Santa Catalina, The Cradle Years of the Dominican Sisters in the Philippines. (Quezon City, 2011), pp. 3-17.


Articles in Journals

  • “The Bishop in the Diocese and the Liturgy, with the Eucharist at its Center,” The Liturgical Information Bulletin of the Philippines, XIII (1978) 34-43.
  • “Aklat ng Pagmimisa sa Roma: A Critique,” Philippine Studies, 31 (1983) 253-271.
  • “Another Look at Inculturation,” Philippine Studies, 32 (1984) 181-193.
  • “Ang Teolohiyang Pilipino sa Kasalukuyan at sa Hinaharap,” Malay, De La Salla University, 5 (1985-6) 7-14.
  • “Mary as Coredemptrix and Mediatrix of Grace: Contemporary Implications,” Landas, Loyola School of Theology, 9 (1995) 167-180. 
  • “The Call to Service and Ministry,” Avenues, San Carlos Seminary Graduate School of Theology, (1996-7) 23-27.
  • “Ang Teolohiya ng Ministri ng mga Laiko,” Rowers, Immaculate Conception Major Seminary Graduate School of Theology, (1997) 1-4.
  • “Baptism during the Early Christianization of the Philippines in the Sixteenth Century,” Rowers (1998) 43-49.
  • “Ang Jubileo at ang Sakramento ng Panahon,” Rowers (2000) 42-49.
  • “Maria, ang babae ng Pakikipagkaisa at Pagkakaisa sa Isatlong Diyos,” Rowers (2001) 70-81.
  • “Bulacan Diocesan Priests for the Archdiocese of Manila: 1889-1949,” Avenues (2001-2) 1-12.
  • “18th Century Priests of Bulacan,” Rowers (2002) 47-53.
  • “Ang Paghubog sa Pamilyang Filipino,” Tinig Loyola, Loyola School of Theology (October 2002) 4-5.
  • “Mga Beatang Pilipina”, Tinig Loyola (March 2003)4-5.13.
  • “The Eucharist and Mary,” Rowers, 9 (2005) 7-15.
  • “Mary Among the Goddesses,” Avenues, 12 (2004-5) 1-22.  Also in Landas, 19 (2005) 119-140.
  • “La Madre de la Luz, Our Lady of Salvation,” Avenues, 13 (2005-6) 1-16.
  • “The Catholic Church and Freemasonry in the Philippines,” Rowers, 10 (2006), 7-23.
  • “Seminarium, Schola Caritatis,” Rowers, 11 (2007), 8-18.
  • “The Joy of Being a Priest Today,” Rowers, 12 (2010), 8-17.
  • “Porta Fidei – Fifty Years after Second Vatican Council,” Quaerens, Recoletos School of Theology, 7 (July 2012) 37-57.
  • “The Hierarchical and Charismatic Church – Moving On.” Quaerens, 8 (July 2013) 75-88.

Scientific, Ecclesial and Cultural Activities

  • Professor, San Carlos Seminary, Guadalupe, Makati City, 1974 – present
  • Professor, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, 1977 – present
  • Professor, Immaculate Conception Major Seminary Graduate School of Theology, Guiguinto, Bulacan, 1986 – present
  • Visiting Professor, Recoletos School of Theology, Tandang Sora, Quezon City, 1996 – present
  • Visiring Professor, UST Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology, Manila, 1978-1980, 2007 – present
  • Visiting Professor, Mother of Good Counsel Seminary, San Fernando, Pampanga, 1986-7, 2013 – present
  • Former Dean of College and Prefect of Discipline, Immaculate Conception Minor           Seminary, Guiguinto, Bulacan, 1966-1969.
  • Former Dean of Theology, Prefect of Discipline, and Pastoral Director, San Carlos Seminary, Makati, 1977-1985. Turned San Carlos Seminary’s Theology Department into a Graduate School of Theology, recognized by the government in 1983.
  • Former Dean of Theology and Prefect of Discipline, Immaculate Conception Major Seminary, Guiguinto, Bulacan, 1988-1996. Turned Immaculate Conception Major Seminary’s Theology Department into a Graduate School of Theology, recognized by the government in 1994.
  • Founder and Moderator, OFFERIMUS Yearbook, Immaculate Conception Minor Seminary, 1967-9.              
  • Founder and Moderator, SOWER Yearbook, San Carlos Seminary, 1975-1985.
  • Founder and Adviser, SETA (Seminaryo-Tahanan) Foundation, Inc., San Carlos Seminary, 1977-1985.
  • Founder and Adviser, MA-PA (Magulang at Pari) Foundation, Inc., Immaculate Conception Major Seminary, Bulacan, 1989-1995.   
  • Consultor, National Liturgical Commission, CBCP, 1975-1983.
  • Executive Secretary, Manila Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission, 1977-1985.
  • Executive Secretary, Manila Archdiocesan Commission on Churches, 1978-1985.
  • Executive Secretary, Episcopal Commission on Doctrine of the Faith, CBCP, 1978-1982.
  • Director, Manila Archdiocesan Lay Course in Theology, 1981-1985.
  • Theological Consultant, Synod of Manila, 1979.
  • Theological Consultant and a Presider, Synod of Malolos, 1987.
  • Theological Consultant and Delegate, Second Plenary Council of the Philippines, 1991. 
  • Theological Consultant, Synod of Antipolo, 1993.
  • Theological Consultant, Second Provincial Council of Manila, 1996.
  • Consultor, Episcopal Commission on Doctrine of the Faith, CBCP, 1997-2000.
  • Adviser, Samahang Balagtas, 2002-2003.
  • Promoter of Justice, Beatification/Process of Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo, 2002-
  • Columnist of Cor Manila (Manila’s archdiocesan newspaper), “Magtanong Po Kayo, at Kayo’y Sasagutin,” 1983-4.
  • Regular articles in Homelife (St. Pauls), 1985-6.
  • Editor, Ephesus Newsletter, Kadiwa sa Pagkapari Foundation, Inc., 1994-
  • Regular contributor of Youth Today, “Itanong kay Monsi,” 1997-
  • Editor, Presbyteros, Newsletter of Kapatiran ng Kapariang Taga-Hagonoy Foundation, Inc., 1999-2006.
  • Columnist of The Post, “Reflections”, 2001.
  • Editor, Batingaw, Newsletter of the Msgr. Jose B. Aguinaldo Foundation, Inc., 2004-2013
  • Regular contributor of Crossroads, “Being Catholic,” 2005-
  • Columnist of Manila Times, “Ecclesia in Asia”, 2003-5. 
  • Regular Columnist of Business Mirror, Thursdays, “Alalaong Baga,” 2005-
  • Anchor, Radio Veritas, Sunday evening “Reflections on the Faith”, 1982-5.
  • Anchor, Radio DWBL 1242 kHz AM, “Maestro, Saan Ka nakatira?”/ “Diwang Katoliko,”
  • With RE Students of Siena College QC, Sunday Gospel Reflections, 1997 – 2007
  • Anchor, Radio DWIZ, “Ecclesia in Asia: Ang Misa,” Sundays 5-6am, (also on the internet 
  • Founding President & Chairman, Kadiwa sa Pagkapari Foundation, Inc., 1993-
  • President & Chairman, Kapatiran ng Kapariang Taga-Hagonoy, Inc. (KAKATHA), 1999-2006.
  • President and Chairman, Msgr. Jose B. Aguinaldo Foundation, Inc., 2003-2013.


  • “Outstanding Son of Hagonoy,” 1984
  • San Carlos Seminary, SETA Award, 1986
  • National Marian Year Award, 1986
  • “Outstanding Catholic Author,” 1989
  • Ateneo de Manila, “Bukas-Palad Award,” 2003
  • Catholic Mass Media Awards Serviam, 2007
  • Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino, “Gawad Sagisag Quezon”, 2009
  • San Jose Seminary, Outstanding Alumnus Award, 2009
  • Bulacan Province, “Dangal ng Lipi” Award, 2010

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