In preparation for the new CCD school year, Fr. James Balajadia of St. Jude Parish did the Blessing and Commissioning of his parish CCD catechists/teachers during the Sunday Mass last weekend.

Diocese of Chalan Kanoa Opens New CCD School Year

Posted by - September 30, 2017

The new school year for CCD kicks-off this weekend in all the parishes around the diocese. Sr. Nina Caccam, SJBP, who is the director of the Office of Religious Education is expecting an increase of enrollment once again following the trend and statistics in the past few years. Last year’s CCD enrollment was 976 students

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September 24th – Solemnity of Our Lady of Mercy

Posted by - September 24, 2017

OUR LADY OF MERCY Patroness of the Mercedarian Order On the night of the first to the second of August in the year 1218, the Blessed Mother appeared to Peter Nolasco. She asked him to found an Order to redeem Christian captives from the Moors. The Moors dominated Spain for seven centuries, taking Christians captive

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Two former Mount Carmel School Teachers of the Year, Carmen Agulto (left) and Shirley Duenas-Kapileo, share a fun moment during an energizer at the school’s annual Employee Spiritual Retreat held at the Maturana House of Prayer in Navy Hill.

Mount Carmel School employees bond at Annual Spiritual Retreat

Posted by - September 24, 2017

RECENTLY, Mount Carmel School faculty, staff, and administrators participated in a spiritual retreat at the Maturana House of Prayer in Navy Hill. Held every year, the retreat gives the school’s employees an opportunity to reflect on their vocation and to cultivate deeper connections with each other and their school. The retreat was spearheaded by the

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ESFDB students, parents, and teachers strolled the road of Luta during the schools Bull Run/Walkathon Fundraiser.

ESFDB holds Bull Run/Walkathon Fundraiser

Posted by - September 24, 2017

By Edward C. Maratita, Jr. On September 16, early morning before the sun rises was a perfect cool and gloomy day for a healthy activity. Students and parents from Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja run and walked from Tatachok Beach Pavilion to the school campus as part of their fundraiser for Catholic Education. The 3rd

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His Excellency Ryan P. Jimenez, DD, and Sr. Nina Caccam, SJBP, Director of the Office of Religious Education, took a group photo with the CCD Coordinators and Assistant Coordinators after the Mass of Commissioning at Mt. Carmel Cathedral last Sunday.

CCD: A Ministry of Presence, Proclamation and Accompaniment

Posted by - September 24, 2017

By Sr. Nina Caccam, SJBP As the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa celebrates the Catechetical Sunday with the theme “Living as Missionary Disciples,” Coordinators and Assistant Coordinators of the CCD Program of the Diocese were commissioned last Sunday, September 17 at 9:00 AM at Mt. Carmel Cathedral. They were called forth and designated to a particular

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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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