Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa

Pope Francis appoints new Apostolic Delegate to the Pacific region

Posted by - April 6, 2019

Bishop Ryan to Archbishop Novatus: “Welcome home!” The Episcopal Conference of the Pacific (CEPAC) has a new Apostolic Delegate. The Holy Father has appointed as Apostolic Nuncio in New Zealand and Apostolic Delegate to the Pacific Ocean Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, who is currently Apostolic Nuncio in Honduras.  The appointment was officially announced in the Vatican City on

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Fr. Miguel M. Miro, OAR gives Holy Communion to one of the parishioners of Santa Remedios during the Mass last Friday where he celebrated along with Fr. Allan, Fr. Neil and Fr. Raul Buhay. Fr. Miro is the General Superior of the Augustinian Recollects who was on island last week for his visitation on the OAR community here. Travelling with him was Fr. Raul Buhay, OAR.

OAR Prior General Conducts “Visita de Renovacion” to Recoletos de Saipan Community

Posted by - March 30, 2019

By: Rose Gamier, For the North Star On March 21, 2019, the Prior General of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR), Fr. Miguel M. Miro, together with Fr. Raul M. Buhay, OAR, General Councilor, came to the island of Saipan for the first time. Fr. Miguel, who is based in Rome, is the head of

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Members of Mount Carmel School’s Concert Band, under the direction of Julian Greening, gather for a group photo at the 14th Annual Tumon Bay Music Festival.

On First Appearance, Mount Carmel School Band Takes Home Silver in Tumon Bay Music Festival

Posted by - March 30, 2019

by Quincy Chinen for Mount Carmel School’s Introduction to Media Communications Course The Mount Carmel School Band took home the Silver Award in its category at the Tumon Bay Music Festival. This was the first time the school’s Band, led by Julian Greening, competed in the festival. It was a new experience for those students

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Mount Carmel School’s Computer Science Principles course instructor, Filmah Buenaflor (left), mentors senior, Reica Ramirez, through a project for the course. The school was recently recognized by the College Board with the AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles.

Mount Carmel School Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for Achieving High Female Representation in AP Computer Science Courses

Posted by - March 24, 2019

Mount Carmel School has earned the first College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP

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MathCourt Knights

Posted by - March 23, 2019

Mount Carmel School congratulates her recent MathCourt Knights for their success in recent meets:Individual  Results:1st place – Nathaniel Clark (1st place, 6th grade) 5th place – Chae Eun Kim (5th place, 5th grade) 5th Place – Juncheol Hwang (5th place, 6th grade) Team Results:2nd Place Team (4th—6th grade)Lexi Lansangan (5th grade)Leonard Jake Regalado (5th grade)Ji

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Bishop Ryan and some of the Diocesan Curia staff, Rommel Buenaflor, Bel Tan and Sherwin Pasillos stood proudly on the podium for the photo op after completing the 2019 Saipan Marathon last Saturday.

Running not for a medal, but for a Cause

Posted by - March 17, 2019

By Julie Anne Loong, For the North Star Having ran from Micro Beach to Pacific Islands Club and back, Bishop Ryan Jimenez, along with three diocesan staff members, completed a whopping 21.8 kilometer (13.1 miles) run within 3 hours– an accomplishment that may be difficult for others to achieve. Last Saturday, March 9, 2019, they

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