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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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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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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First-time director, Reica Ramirez (left), guides elementary students through “i’ll Make a Man”, one of the songs used in auditions for the Mount Carmel School Theatre Club’s upcoming production of Disney’s Mulan Jr.

MCS Theatre Club holds auditions for Disney’s MuLan Jr.

Posted by - September 8, 2017

MOUNT CARMEL School’s Theatre Club kicked off its 2017-2018 performance season with auditions for its next big musical, Disney’s Mulan Jr. Held this past week, the auditions brought in the largest group of aspiring dramatists ever in the school’s history, with over 100 students from grades 1 through 9 auditioning. “I am overwhelmed by the

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Mount Carmel School Student Council Moderator Seok Jun Run opens the school’s annual Student Leadership Retreat with a prayer.

Mount Carmel School Holds Annual Student Leadership Retreat

Posted by - September 2, 2017

While their peers slept in on Saturday, August 26, Mount Carmel School’s student leaders got up bright and early to participate in the school’s Student Leadership Retreat in the school’s Maturana Building. Held every year, the retreat helps students grow as leaders and gives them the opportunity to work together to plan all school activities

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Evacuees who were rescued from the floodwaters of Tropical Storm Harvey wait to board school buses bound for Louisiana Aug. 31 in Vidor, Texas. (CNS photo/Jonathan Bachman, Reuters)

2nd collection for victims of hurricane Harvey

Posted by - September 2, 2017

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced a call for emergency collection to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Southeast Texas. The Hurricane, which brought in very strong winds and torrential rains have caused a lot of damage to the affected areas with approximately twelve (12) million persons affected. This emergency

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GROUP WEDDING: Get Married in the Church!

Posted by - August 26, 2017

Save the Date: December 30, 2017 The Commission on Marriage and Family Life of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa is inviting couples who are interested in receiving the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony in a Group Wedding Ceremony on December 30, 2017, the weekend of the Feast of the Holy Family at Mt. Carmel Cathedral. The

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Members of Mount Carmel School’s Theatre Club are ready for a year full of stage and film productions. From left to right: Justin Ocampo, Quincy Chinen, Reica Ramirez, and Angelo Manese.

Mount Carmel School Holds Annual Student Activities Fair

Posted by - August 26, 2017

ALMOST 300 middle school and high school students participated in Mount Carmel School’s annual Student Activities Fair held this past Wednesday, August 23 in the first floor hallway of the school’s Maturana Building. Held at the start of every school year and sponsored by Student Council, the fair highlights the many extra-curricular activities available at

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