Why Get Encountered?

Posted by - October 14, 2018

We have the power to build a healthy marriage by offering our spouse encouragement rather than criticism. This form of positive communication involves some basic habits: being intentionally gentle, listening intently and validating our spouse. Through encouragement, we can bring about change, growth and the fulfillment of potential. We awaken the feeling, Someone believes in

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The CNMI Supreme Court recently held an appellate hearing at Mount Carmel School and gathered for a group photo with students, law clerks, and appellant and appellee attorneys.

Supreme Court of the CNMI Holds Hearing at Mount Carmel School

Posted by - October 13, 2018

By Quincy Chinen, Justin Ocampo, and Reica Ramirez Students in Mount Carmel School’s Introduction to Media Communications  LAST week, the Supreme Court of the CNMI held an appellate court hearing at Mount Carmel School. The hearing was attended by students from the AP United States Government, AP United States History, and AP English courses as

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Catechetical Formation on the Church

Posted by - October 7, 2018

Inspite of the advent of the religious nones; a person with no religious affiliation, and its inevitable effects, the catechists will ponder on the significant role of the church to welcome and accompany them closer to Christ through the church. In line with this, Fr. Anthony Aguason, Parish Administrator of San Antonio together with the

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Mother Margarita and the “Little Flower” – Part 2

Posted by - October 7, 2018

Like St. Therese, Mother Margarita struggled with prayer for a very long time. In the darkness of her soul, she began to think all her faith had been extinguished. Spiritual consolation was something that eluded both Therese and Margarita, simply because God was acting in their lives to show them that He was more than

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Orientation for ‘Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults’

Posted by - October 7, 2018

by: John Patrick  C. Toledo ‘Then, when the sacraments of Christian initiation have freed them from the power of darkness, having died with Christ, been buried with Him and risen together with Him, they receive the Spirit of adoption of Lord’s death and resurrection together with the People of God.’ Vatican II, Ad Gentes, 4. Sacraments

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The members of the Ad Hoc Committee of the newly established Refalawasch Ministry pose for a group picture on the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, September 27, 2018. (L to R: Senator Sixto Igisomar, Jesus Elameto, Deacon Tony Yarobwemal, Malua Peter, Bishop Ryan, Gregoria Fitial Omar and Jack Omar. (Inset: Fr. Isidro Ogumoro, Spiritual Director).

Refalawasch Ministry: a newly established ministry in the diocese

Posted by - September 29, 2018

In order to assist Bishop Ryan Jimenez in providing pastoral and spiritual needs to the Refalawasch community, a new ministry called the “Refalawasch Ministry” has been established in the diocese of Chalan Kanoa effective today, Sunday, September 30, 2018. This idea of launching this new ministry started last year when Bishop Ryan consulted some members

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CATECHISTS CHALLENGED TO SERVE IN HUMILITY

Posted by - September 29, 2018

September 23 was the designated date for the commissioning of the catechists in the different parishes following the commissioning of the Coordinators and Assistant Coordinators in the CCD Program last week. This is to mark the beginning of the CCD School Year 2018-2019 in the Diocese. Inspired by the gospel message of service in humility,

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Rita Cabrera Guerrero: Lumen Christi Nominee

Posted by - September 29, 2018

Catholic Extension’s Lumen Christi Award honors an individual or group working in one of America’s mission dioceses who demonstrates how the power of faith can trans- form lives and communities. Lumen Christi recipients are the hidden heroes in our midst. They bring light and hope to the forgotten corners of our country and inspire those

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Mother Margarita and the “Little Flower” – Part 1

Posted by - September 29, 2018

The Feast of Saint Therese of Lisieux, lovingly called the “Little Flower,” is celebrated by the Church on October 1st. This date was chosen because Therese died on September 30th. Following an ancient custom of celebrating one’s entrance into heaven the next day, October 1 was chosen to celebrate her life and her eternal birth.

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The directors of the recent “We Drank Our Tears” films gathered for a group photo after a sold-out screening of the films earlier this year. From left: Angelo Manese, Galvin Deleon Guerrero, and Justin Ocampo. Their recent films have been nominated for the Made in the Marianas Award at the 8th Annual Guam International Film Festival. Dylan Santos plays Benjamin Abadilla in “We Drank Our Tears.” The film was recently nominated for the Made in the Marianas Award at the 8th Annual Guam International Film Festival.

Mount Carmel School films nominees for award at Guam International Film Festival

Posted by - September 29, 2018

Two Mount Carmel School films have been nominated for the Made in the Marianas Award at the 8th Annual Guam International Film Festival, also known as the GIFF. The films, “We Drank Our Tears: Benjamin Abadilla’s Story” and “We Drank Our Tears: Rafael Mafnas’s Story,” continue the series of films started with last year’s “We

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