Posted by - January 26, 2017

Later this month, the CNMI’s three Catholic schools, Mount Carmel School on Saipan, Sister Remedios Early Childhood Development Center on Saipan, and Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja on Rota, will join the rest of the nation in celebrating Catholic Schools Week (CSW) 2017. This year’s CSW theme speaks to the holistic framework of Catholic education

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Bishop Ryan begins parish visitation and listening sessions

Posted by - January 19, 2017

His Excellency Ryan P. Jimenez, DD will begin visitation of all parishes of the diocese this weekend by conducting listening sessions with every group of each parish. “I would like to meet as many groups as possible and I wanted to listen as much as possible,” says Bishop Ryan. He will spend the whole weekend

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“NIGHT WITH THE KNIGHTS”: The official graphic banner for Mount Carmel School’s “Night with the Knights”, its annual AlumKnight fundraising banquet. The blue color reflects one of the school’s official colors while the balls of light symbolize the light that the school’s AlumKnights bring to their communities.


Posted by - January 12, 2017

Mount Carmel School takes great pride in its rich legacy of alumni, many of whom have garnered admission into some of the world’s colleges and universities and have distinguished themselves as noted leaders in business, government, and the community. Known as “AlumKnights” after the school’s mascot, these successful individuals are now giving back to their

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“The Lord has visited His people”
Niño groups brings the image of the Child Jesus to the homes

Posted by - January 5, 2017

It’s that time of the year! Many families woke up on Christmas and New Year’s Day to a loudspeaker playing Chamorro Christmas carols in front of their house. Most of them purposely woke up early to welcome the Niño groups of their respective parish whom they know will bring the image of the Niño (Child

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2016 Events that made us grateful and hopeful

Posted by - January 1, 2017

It has been an eventful 2016 for the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa and before North Star ventures into the New Year, it is necessary that we look at some of the events of the past year that will make us grateful to God and hopeful in 2017. 1. We have a Shepherd! Without doubt the

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Diocese steps up effort to connect to people through digital communication and social media

Posted by - January 1, 2017

In response to Vatican’s reform on communication, the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa is now active in disseminating information online by its new responsive website for the diocese and an online version of the North Star Publication at To provide a better user experience, the new website is compatible and renders easily on various

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Bishop Ryan Jimenez Christmas Message

Posted by - December 25, 2016

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, peace be with you! As we celebrate Christmas this year 2016 and bring to memory the birth of Jesus, may our lives be deeply touched by God’s love. As we contemplate on the child Jesus who is born, may our hearts be filled with joy. As your spiritual

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Fr. Romil: a priest for the Universal Church

Posted by - December 16, 2016

Throughout the homily of Archbishop Jose Advincula, Fr. Romil blushed with embarrassment as the assembly laughed at the jokes and jest poked at him by the Archbishop of Capiz. Advincula who was the homilist for the Thanksgiving Mass on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary to the priesthood of Fr. Romil, is not only the

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Saipan Catholics celebrate Immaculate Concepcion

Posted by - December 8, 2016

On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Concepcion, Thursday, December 8th, the island Catholics from all parishes in Saipan filled once again Mt. Carmel Cathedral to celebrate the Mass and the annual traditional Lukao. The Most Reverend Ryan P. Jimenez D.D., Bishop of Chalan Kanoa presided the Solemn Mass and concelebrated by the priests of the

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