First grade student Eianne Ladao posed for a souvenir photo at the 39th Annual Island Wide Science Fair. Congratulations, Eianne!

ESFDB students compete in Guam Science Fair

Posted by - May 21, 2017

By Edward C. Maratita, Jr. Carmen H. Atalig ESKUELAN San Francisco de Borja students were in Guam for the 39th Annual Island Wide Science Fair held at the university of Guam on May 13, 2017. Approximately 500 students from Kinder to 12th grades representing various schools in Guam and Commonwealth of the northern Mariana Islands

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Sr. Narcisa is welcomed by Sr. Emma and Sr. Nina at the airport. Sr. Narcisa is a member of the Pastorelle Sisters doing ministry in our diocese.

A Vocation Story: “He Stole My Heart”

Posted by - May 21, 2017

On May 5, 2017 Sister Narcisa Penaredonda with the congregation Sisters of Jesus, the Good Shepherd arrived on Saipan to join the present community under the Diocese. Sister Narcisa is originally from Imus Cavite, Philippines and is the second born of ten children. She has been a nun for 30 years, having professed her perpetual

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MISSION: POSSIBLE
“Go into the whole world and proclaim the good news to all creation” (Mk. 16:15)

Posted by - May 13, 2017

(EDITOR’S NOTE: In last week’s column, a paragraph was omitted inadvertently. For this reason we are re-printing the entire article as the paragraph is crucial for understanding as to why Pilar Maturana went to Berriz in the first place. We apologize for the mistake.) The opening scenes of the American television series, Mission: Impossible (1966-1973)

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Diocesan Pastoral Planning Completed Assessment Phase

Posted by - May 13, 2017

The Bishop’s Committee on Diocesan Pastoral Planning is ready to move to the next phase now that it has completed its overview of the Pastoral Planning Phase I – Assess. This phase was dedicated to the gathering of information and conducting Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis to determine the strategic point of the

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In celebration of Teacher’s Appreciation Week, administration, teachers, and students posed for a group photo. Happy Teacher’s Appreciation Week.

ESFDB Celebrates Teacher’s Appreciation Week

Posted by - May 13, 2017

By: Edward C. Maratita, Jr. “He shall teach you all things.” (John 14:26) As we celebrate Teacher’s Appreciation Week, this is the perfect Gospel for the Catholic Lay teachers among us today! Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja kicked off Teacher’s Appreciation Week on May 1 through 5. “Last week is very special at ESFDB because

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(From Left) Chris and & Aguilar, Region 12 Ecclesial Leaders from San Jose, CA, Bishop Ryan P. Jiminez and Linda & Gonzalo Pangelinan, the newly commisioned Leader Couple for the Marriage Encounter in CNMI.

Marriage Encounter Commissions New Leaders

Posted by - May 5, 2017

The CNMI Chapter of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter is pleased to commission Gonzalo & Linda Pangelinan as the new Leadership Couple for our Community. Chris & Ann Aguilar, the Regional Ecclesial Couple from Region 12 visited from San Jose, California to conduct the Discernment and Commissioning Ceremony. Also present was His Excellency Ryan P. Jimenez,

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Bishop Ryan Hosts First Pastoral Planning Forum in May

Posted by - May 5, 2017

The Bishop’s Committee on Diocesan Pastoral Planning will host a full day forum on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the San Antonio Parish Social Hall. The forum will be the first opportunity during the pastoral planning process for the clergy and various diocesan partners to come together to discern the direction of the Diocese in

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