Reactions from a Participant in Online Faith Formation Course

Posted by - July 7, 2018

Recently two members of our community completed on-line religion courses at the U Dayton  . University of Dayton is run by Marianist Fathers who also run Chaminade College in Hawaii. The first reaction from a current student at NMC, who  took a course Bible Basics  responded to the teachers question: “What will you do

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Diocese of Chalan Kanoa Participated in NCD Strategic Planning Workshop

Posted by - June 30, 2018

The Diocese of Chalan Kanoa was among the groups and organizations that participated in the CNMI Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Strategic Planning Workshop last week at Pacific Islands Club. The 3-day workshop was organized by The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation’s (CHCC) Non-Communicable Disease Bureau (NCDB) under the branch of the Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) and

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The six con rmandi of San Roque Parish took a group photo with Bishop Ryan Jimenez and Fr. Allan Cabatian, OAR after the Mass of Con rmation last Saturday.

San Roque Parish Celebrates the Sacrament of Confirmation

Posted by - June 23, 2018

By: Julie Ann Loong for the North Star The Most Reverend Bishop Ryan P. Jimenez, D.D. presided over the San Roque Parish Confirmation Mass last Saturday, June 16, 2018. The parish priest, Father Allan Cabatian, O.A.R and Father Neil Bullos, O.A.R were also present during the mass. A total of six candidates for confirmation were

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Fathers ocked Joeten-Daidai Social Hall last weekend choosing clothes for themselves as part of Project Dad of the diocese in celebration of Father's Day.

Project Dad: A Simple Gesture of Appreciation

Posted by - June 23, 2018

By: Jaedyn Cepeda for the North Star Seeing that the launch of Project Mom was an enormous success, the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa launched a similar project in celebration of father’s Day: Project Dad. In just a week, donations of over a hundred pieces of clothing had been accumulated from every parish on island, all

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Bishop Ryan assisted by Deacon Tony venerates the statue of San Antonio at the end of the procession.

Bishop Ryan to San Antonio Parishioners: “Focus Not on the External but on Spiritual Renovation!”

Posted by - June 16, 2018

“I hope that what we do externally may penetrate inside our hearts so that as St. Paul said, what we cannot see with our eyes may truly be the most worthwhile thing.” This was the gist of the message of Bishop Ryan to the parishioners of San Antonio during the Fiesta Mass celebration in honor

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Diocese of Chalan Kanoa will Launch ‘Project Dad’

Posted by - June 1, 2018

Owing to the success of ‘Project Mom’ last month in celebration of Mother’s Day, the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa is launching a parallel event: ‘Project Dad’ to celebrate Father’s Day this month. Most of the husbands and fathers who accompanied their spouses to select and pick a dress during last month’s event expressed their desire

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A Pastoral Letter on the Common Good and Gambling: an appeal to reconsider HLB 20-48

Posted by - May 26, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Peace!  As your Bishop, I must exercise my obligation to inform you about several pending bills in our legislature that will affect the common good if enacted into law.  These pending bills deal with gambling. Leadership in a community is a sacred trust. It is the responsibility of everyone in the community – but particularly,

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Saipan pilgrims from took a group photo at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican. About 50 pilgrims from Saipan travelled to Rome for the meeting with Pope Francis to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Neo Catechumenal Way on May 5, 2018

Saipan Pilgrims Travelled to Rome for the 50th Anniversary of the Neocatechumenal Way

Posted by - May 25, 2018

By: Julie Anne Loong If you ask any of the pilgrims who participated early this month in the pilgrimage to Rome, to describe it in one word, they would reply with, “Beautiful.” In fact, it was more than beautiful. It was perfect. On April 26, 2018, Bishop Ryan Jimenez bestowed a send- off blessing on

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Posted by - May 19, 2018

By: Rose Gamier When “unafraid and courageous” youths gathered for the Lord, you can expect a wonderful turnout. And true enough, last Saturday’s Diocesan Youth Camp 2018 was a huge success. Mount Carmel Grounds was filled with youthful vibe and energy as the more than 300 participants, volunteers and chaperones came for the event. Opening

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