OBITUARY

Rev Dionisio R. Macalintal

April 8, 1939November 21, 2014
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"You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last. John15:16

Rev Dionisio Rosales Macalintal April 8, 1939 - Nov 21, 2014

Rev. Dionisio Rosales Macalintal or simply Fr Dennis to everyone was born on April 8,1939 in the southern Luzon province of Alitagtag, Batangas in the Philippines. He was ordained into the priesthood on April 14, 1963 at the age of 21. Fr Dennis was the youngest of six children of Mr. Alfredo and Mrs. Restituta Macalintal. He finished Philosophy and ranked magna cum laude in Theology at the University of Santo Tomas Central Seminary Ecclesiastical Faculties in Manila Philippines. Fr. Dennis also finished canonical studies at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome.

Prior to emigrating to the United States, Fr. Dennis' pastoral assignments in the archdiocese of Lipa, Batangas included, Parochial Vicar of San Sebastian and Sto. Tomas, Batangas; parish priest in the Our Lady of All Saints Parish Church in Balele, Batangas; and Immaculate Conception in Mataas Na Kahoy, Batangas.

Among Fr Dennis' pastoral and administrative assignments in the diocese of San Diego since his incardination in 1989 were: Most Precious Blood Church, St. Rita's Catholic Church, St. Michael Catholic Church in Paradise Hills and St Mary's Catholic Church, National City.

Fr. Dennis also served as the spiritual director of the San Diego Filipino Cursillo Movement from 1981-1990 and 2005-2014 prior to his retirement in the active parish ministry on June 30, 2014.

Services

  • Visitation Monday Monday, December 1, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday Tuesday, December 2, 2014
  • Mass of the Resurrection Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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Rev Dionisio R. Macalintal

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Dorina Bautista

December 4, 2014

Fr. Dennis, During my brief talk last Monday night, I mentioned that I had known you long before you came to St. Mary. Over thirty years of friendship that withstood the test of time. We met while you were at St. Rita and I could not forget the very first time you called me. You made me an offer of friendship I couldn't resist. Since that first dinner with my family at home, you became endeared to us. In fact, my nieces and nephews from Sacramento and San Jose were all saddened when they read about your passing in facebook. They called and asked us why. They said that their visits to San Diego will no longer be the same without you joining us either for lunch or dinner. We have always looked forward to your coming and as soon as we open the door, you'd tell us, "nakaluto na ba kayo? gutom na ako".

I also mentioned last Monday night that we have lost a special friend, an uncle father to my kids and a papa father to my grandsons. But we didn't really lose you Father Dennis because we know where you are now. You are now safe in the arms of our Lord and thus we now have a special angel who will watch over us. So if we know where you are, we didn't really lose you, right? Enjoy the eternal peace, rest and happiness in heaven. We will cherish all the happy memories. Know that we love you and you will remain a special friend.

Fr. Lito Santos

December 4, 2014

I have been blessed to be at the receiving end of your generous and brotherly presence, support and guidance. My family and I treasure you and thank you for your kind and warm friendship and love. We are saddened by your death but we believe that you now live in the presence of our Lord whom you served with devotion and dedication. Rest in God's abiding love till at last we are reunited.

Fr. Lito, Annie and Megan Santos of North Carolina

Carlos Sarmiento

December 4, 2014

I knew you even before you came to St. Mary's. At St. Rita's you were an associate along with Fr.Joe Carroll and Msgr Francis Pattison. All three of you achieved greatness that made us proud. Of the three priests, you were the most happy-go-lucky; smiling and laughing most of the time. You became so serious when you became pastor. I guess you had to; that was the "part" you had to play. At your funeral, Fr. Gus said he was confident that you are already in heaven. He said it was a blessing knowing there is someone in Heaven who knows us personally, who can help offer our prayers to God. I pray that you are there with our Jesus; that you are once again the laughing and smiling priest I remember from long ago. As I remember you, remember me; remember us Fr. Dennis.

Josh and Zarrah Skvarla

December 4, 2014

We will never forget your kindness and selfless acts. Thank you for all you did!
We will miss you.

Fe Santos

December 4, 2014

Fr. Dennis you will be greatly missed by our family because you have been a great part of our lives. You make us feel you are our elder brother who made us laugh, said Mass for us, visited us often , officiated weddings, advised us often and truly made us lucky to have you as part of our family. We will never forget your last visit in Paranaque last July. I pray that your goodness and kind words to all will remain a legacy. May you rest in peace in the bosom of the Father. We love you.

November 29, 2014

Fr. Dennis, I will remember your spiritual direction and inspiring talk. Your memory will stay forever. Rest in peace.
Sis Ellen Johnston & family

Jovy Macalintal

November 29, 2014

Tito Pari, we are happy and blessed to have you as our officiating priest during our wedding 21 years ago. I remember, the wedding was solemn but at the middle of the ceremony you still find time to teased us, telling us "Na kung sino ang gustong mag back-out ay pwede pa". . . you are a person with a very high sense of humor. Yan po ang ma mi miss namin sa inyo. Your teachings and advices will always stay in our hearts. We may never see your remains for the last time but your thoughts and memories will always stay forever. Salamat po sa pagmamahal, magagandang alaala at higit po sa lahat, sa inyong pagtitiwala. Good bye Uncle! We love you!

Santiago Family

November 27, 2014

Santiago Family

November 27, 2014

Father Dennis, thanks for being present in our lives. You saw our daughters grow and gave them love and caring just like us. We have lost a second father, but in our hearts your love and memories will always live. May The Lord have you in His Glory. Ampelia, Armando and daughters Claudia, Karla, and Kimberly Santiago.

Ma. Lerma Holgado

November 27, 2014

Here in the Philippines, we call him as "Tito Pari". We are deeply saddened by this loss, but his memory as a father (when our biological father died), an uncle, and a grandfather will always be treasured. We miss you so much! We love you!