Sunday 1 - All Saints
Monday 2 - The Commemoration of all the
(All Souls’ Day)
Tuesday 3 - Saint Martin de Porres, Religious
Sunday 22 - Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (Kristo Rai Fiesta, Garapan, Saipan)
Thursday 26 - Thanksgiving Day
Sunday 29 - First Sunday of Advent
“Krakow, the city of Saint John Paul II and Saint Faustina Kowalska, is waiting for us with open arms and hearts.” These were the words spoken by Pope Francis in his message about the 2016 World Youth Day scheduled to happen in Krakow, Poland. The World Youth Day, according to worldyouthday.com, is “a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every three years in a different country.” A great amount of youths from the island is working very hard to try and attend this meeting with the Holy Father. Many fundraisers will occur over the next few months as a benefit to the youth of Saipan who are planning to attend.
The extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis which opens on December 8, 2015 will have a special significance for the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa with the clergy receiving new pastoral appointments to their respective parishes and ministries.
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XXXI DAMENGGUN PÅSGUAN RESUREKSION
This week is
Journalists to be recognized for contributions to diocesan publication
ALONG THE WAY
By Deacon Richard D. Shewman
PHOTO FOR THE WEEK:
Year of Mercy:
WHEN SISTER "SAVED" THE SCHOOL
Sister Pierre (RIP), who is being buried today on Guam, did not claim to save the school. But others said that she did.
The school was Mount Carmel School in Chalan Kanoa, Saipan. The time was the early 1970s.
Capuchin Father Arnold Bendowske, pastor of Saipan, with the help of the Mercedarian Sisters and the lay people, opened the school in 1953 and gradually expanded the school to include high school grades by 1957....
“Krakow is Waiting for us!”
Clergy received new pastoral assignments
A New Beginning for the Diocese
CLERGY RETREAT 2015. The clergy of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa recently concluded a retreat facilitated by Fr Joe Mc Hugh, S.J. at the Montserrat Center for Religious Formation in Silang, Cavite, Philppines. In light of the upcoming celebration of the Year of Mercy, the clergy reflected on Jesus' parables of mercy in the Gospel. The priests also shared their reflections and feelings on the upcoming new pastoral assignments which will begin next Sunday, November 29, 2015.
Saipan youths launch fundraising for WYD 2016