Located in the center of Malaybalay City, the main city of the province of Bukidnon in the Philippines is the Cathedral of San Isidro Labrador or simply known as San Isidro Cathedral. The diocese of Malaybalay was erected in April 25, 1969 as a territorial prelature and became a full diocese in November 15, 1982. Jose Araneta Cabantan, the current Bishop of Malaybalay, was appointed this year by Pope Benedict XVI. The Bishop Emeritus is Honesto Chaves Pacana, S.J. Both Cabantan and Pacana are housed inside San Isidro Cathedral.
The diocese has 39 parishes and mission stations grouped together into 7 deaneries. The patron saint of the Cathedral of San Isidro Labrador is Saint Isidore. His image is placed in the stained glass on the church’s front wall as well as a statue inside the church. The original church built in 1969 has gone several developments which make this church modern looking.
San Isidro Cathedral is located in front of Malaybalay City Central Park. It is near the City Library and Barangay-8 Administration Building. There are regular masses early in the morning and late in the afternoon and several masses on Sundays.