Diocese Revised CCD Admission Policy, Introduced RCIA

Posted by - August 4, 2017

As the new CCD school year begins in the Fall, the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa will implement its revised CCD admission policy. It will also introduce for the first time a diocesan policy for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). During the clergy meeting last July 25, 2017 at Maturana House of Prayer, Sr.

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Members of the Pastoral Planning Committee posed for a group photo with Bishop Ryan P. Jimenez and the clergy of the Diocese last Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the Maturana House of Prayer.

Bishop Ryan to Clergy: “Break Status Quo”

Posted by - July 29, 2017

“We must be a church that goes from waiting for the door-bell to ring, to going out and ringing doorbells” On Tuesday July 25th, the clergy of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa gathered at the Maturana House of Prayer to discuss the recent progress and developments on Pastoral Planning. They were joined by the members

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Bishop Ryan P. Jimenez and the youth participants of the 1st Annual Sports Fest posed for a group photo after the awarding ceremony. (Top) Youth participants from Tinian was awarded the overall title.

MCYM Concluded First Annual Sports Fest
San Jose, Tinian Won Overall Title

Posted by - July 23, 2017

Cheers and shouts of excitement filled Mt. Carmel School ground last weekend as Saipan youths compete in different sporting events during Mt. Carmel Youth Ministry (MCYM) 1st Annual Sports Fest. Hundreds of youths, not including adult chaperones participated from 11 parishes including San Jose, Tinian who brought in the largest delegation. The two-day event featured

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Mt. Carmel Cathedral and San Vicente altar servers played against each other during the Inter-Parochial Basketball Tournament in 2014 at Mt. Carmel School Gym. This year's Sports Fest will feature other sports events.

MCYM Hosts First Annual Sports Fest

Posted by - July 9, 2017

The Youth Ministry of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cathedral is holding its First Annual Sports Fest on July 14 and 15, 2017. This sporting event is open to all the parishes in Saipan. Edward S. Dela Cruz, the coordinator of Mt. Carmel Ministry Youth Ministry expressed how this event is meant to foster a

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Bishop Ryan and the clergy and religious of the diocese joins the Pastorelle Sisters for a group photo after the Thanksgiving Mass commemorating the 58th Anniversary of the Pontifical approval of the Sisters of Jesus the Good Shepherd (SJBP)

Pastorelle Sisters Celebrate Pontifical Approval Anniversary

Posted by - July 1, 2017

His Excellency Ryan P. Jimenez, DD presided the Mass of the Solemnity of Peter and Paul at the Pastorelle Sisters Convent in San Antonio last Thursday as the sisters celebrate the 58th Anniversary of the Pontifical approval of the Sisters of Jesus Good Shepherd. It was on June 29, 1959 that, then Pope John XXIII

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His Excellency Ryan P. Jimenez, DD, led the Benediction Prayer in one of the altar stations outside Mt. Carmel Cathedral during Corpus Christi procession last Sunday.

Saipan’s Parishes Celebrate Corpus Christi

Posted by - June 25, 2017

From San Roque to San Antonio, parishes in Saipan celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) with the traditional procession of the Blessed Sacrament with the Solemn Blessing on the faithful. Altar stations beautifully decorated were set up around the church ground where the Blessed Sacrament carried by

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Significant Dates In The Life Of Blessed Margarita Maria Maturana

Posted by - June 3, 2017

•    July 25, 1884 Maria Pilar Lopez de Maturana and her twin sister, Leonor, were born in Bilbao, Spain. •    January 10, 1901 she entered the boarding school of Berriz. •    January 25, 1903 she joined the Mercedarian monastery of the “Vera Cruz” of Berriz. •    August 15, 1904 she made her first vows and

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Representatives from Mt. Carmel Class of 1990 presented its first scholarship award to Nathaniel Snodgrass at the MCS graduation ceremony on May 28, 2017.

Class of 1990 Presented Scholarship Award

Posted by - June 3, 2017

In an effort to give back to its alma mater and to help strengthen the island workforce and community, Mt. Carmel Class of 1990 recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who won the scholarship by submitting an application that focused on a desire to return from college to give back to the

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May Flower Festival 'queens' riding on beautifully decorated floats waved at the crowds during the parade as San Antonio celebrated the closing of the Marian month of May and the 100th Anniversary of the the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.

San Antonio Celebrates May Flower Festival

Posted by - June 3, 2017

Biba Santa Maria! It was a festive occasion last Sunday, May 28, 2017 as parishioners and community members flocked to San Antonio Parish for the May Flower Festival 2017 in celebration of the Centennial of Our Lady of Fatima. 32 lovely women – 22 queens and 10 parish representatives, together with the 2015 Little Mr.

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