God’s Untiring Love

Posted by - September 23, 2017

“God loves you as you are, but He loves you too much that He refuses to leave you that way” I love this expression. We can picture God as a loving, generous, and patient parent. As a loving parent, He forgives and has mercy on his children’s shortcomings and failures. But He likewise invites them

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XXIV DAMENGGU GI UTDINÅRIU NA TIEMPU

Posted by - September 16, 2017

FINE’NA NA TINAITAI                                                                              Sir 27, 30-28, 7 Un tinaitai ginin i Lepblun Sirach I binibu yan i linalålu’ chatli’i’un na kosas låo i i’isao na tåotåo ha gogoftoktuk esti siha. I mambebengga siempri ha padesi i benggånsan i Saina, sa’ ha hahassu kabålis i isao-ñiha. Asi’i i linachin i prohimu-mu; ya taiguennåo na

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I Must Forgive How Many Times?

Posted by - September 16, 2017

Today’s gospel message is easy to understand, but very difficult to practice. Jesus preaches on forgiveness. Many times we may feel like Peter asking God, “Lord, just how many times must I forgive? Lord you know I’m hurt, I’m emotionally in pain! This person really offended me or my family, and you expect me to

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6th to 8th grade students displayed the U.S. and CNMI flags in commemoration or 9/11 or Patriot’s Day.

ESFDB commemorates 9/11

Posted by - September 16, 2017

  By: Edward C. Maratita, Jr. “God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world, peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace among the nations of the earth, Amen!”- Pope Benedict XVI. On September 8, students from Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja joined the Mayor of Rota, Jerry Tan of

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Karidat Services: DID YOU KNOW?

Posted by - September 16, 2017

Karidat offers a range of programs for the benefit of people living of the CNMI. These include: EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER Temporary assistance for families/individuals who are experiencing economic hardship. Food and shelter assistance is provided for one month during the year under a national grant (EFSP), when funding is available. ALCOHOL INFORMATION CLASS (AIC)

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Fr. James Balajadia conducting a class on Sacred Scripture to the Permanent Deacon candidates and their wives.

Bishop Ryan Jimenez Accepts Five candidates for Deaconate

Posted by - September 16, 2017

The whole project began in May 2013. An invitation was sent to one hundred members of all the parishes in Saipan and Rota and Tinian to attend a presentation on Lay Ministry Training Program for the Diocese at The Fiesta Hotel.   That was the beginning of a five year Program designed to “equip” men and

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What does it mean to be great? (Part 3)

Posted by - September 16, 2017

It can be argued that greatness is similar; that is, what is considered great in one culture may not be considered great in another. This can vary even among subcultures within the same cultural cluster. A few examples might help. An individualist culture stresses the importance of individual freedom as a primary value, while a

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Javon Gersonde as Francisco in the Mount Carmel School Theatre Club production of “We Drank Our Tears: Francisco Babauta’s Story” (Inset) The official poster for the Mount Carmel School Theatre Club production of “We Drank Our Tears: Francisco Babauta’s Story”

MCS THEATRE CLUB FILM IS AN AWARD FINALIST FOR 2017 GUAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Posted by - September 16, 2017

A recent short film, “We Drank Our Tears: Francisco Babauta’s Story”, from Mount Carmel School’s Theatre Club is one of three finalists for the Made in the Marianas Award at the 7th Annual Guam International Film Festival (GIFF). The film is adapted from “We Drank Our Tears”, a 2004 oral history of the civilian experience

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MARRIAGE PREPARATION DAY OF PRAYER At San VICENTE SOCIAL HALL Sept 10, 2017. Matilde H. Bermudes & Ricardo B. Rasa Jr., Cassandra S. Palacios & Kid Brel Cabrera with Vir Abueme and Sr. Stella Mangona, RGS, retreat facilitators.

Photos around the diocese

Posted by - September 15, 2017
CCD teachers from San Jose Parish Tinian gathered for a workshop last Saturday, September 9 in preparationfor the upcoming catechetical year.
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Silvia Bohl, left, participates in a small group discussion during a Vatican-sponsored seminar about the concerns of young people at the Jesuit headquarters in Rome Sept. 13. The seminar was part of the preparatory process for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on "young people, faith and vocational discernment." (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Don’t be embarrassed to talk about sex, youths tell Vatican officials

Posted by - September 15, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Several young people attending a Vatican-sponsored seminar on the upcoming Synod of Bishops urged the Vatican and the bishops themselves to be opening to listening to youths talk and ask questions about love, sex and sexuality. A “big gap” exists between the concerns young people want to talk about and the

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