Lent: Pray, Fast, GIVE

Posted by - March 3, 2018

This is the third in our Lenten series on the three pillars of Praying, Fasting and Almsgiving. On the U.S. Catholic Bishop’s website there is a page dedicated to Almsgiving with a directive to seek out the local Catholic Charities for practical ideas on how to “GIVE” during Lent, so here are some of Karidat’s

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Week 2 of Lent: Fasting

Posted by - February 25, 2018

THERE are a lot of ways in which the traditions and practices of the Catholic faith are counter-cultural. Last week, we explored the injunction to spend the season of Lent as a time of extra prayerfulness. The mandatory days of fasting serve as yet another example of this radically counter-cultural teaching: “Ash Wednesday and Good

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Lent: PRAY

Posted by - February 17, 2018

A designated day to pray for peace: February 23 The three pillars of the Lenten season: Pray….. Fast…. Give There is an opportunity to focus our prayer this Friday, February 23rd which will be the first Friday of the first full week of Lent. Make a note on your calendar so that you will remember

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Love One Another

Posted by - February 11, 2018

There are two significant dates coming up this week: • Tuesday, February 13th is Wear orange day, in honor of “Respect Week” during February’s designated Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Anything orange-colored will do—t-shirts, shoes, hats- –and the brighter, the better! The idea is to attract the eye. (to learn more, visit www.loveisrespect.org where you

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Teen Dating Violence Prevention Kickoff

Posted by - February 3, 2018

On Tuesday of this past week, Karidat joined other mem- bers of the Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence at the proclamation signing by Gov. Ralph DLG Torres of February as “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.” Marianas High School hosted the proclamation and the school Glee Club kicked off the event by singing

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DID YOU KNOW? Quick Facts About Karidat

Posted by - January 27, 2018

For more information about any of the following, or to find out more about Karidat services, please call 234-6981 during regular business hours—Monday thru Friday, 8am- 5pm. Karidat is a non-profit agency which has operated under the auspices of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa for almost 38 years. Karidat exists to serve those who are

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National Prayer Week for Migrants, Awareness for Victims

Posted by - January 14, 2018

“Sometimes I don’t pay my workers for a few months…just to mess with their heads.” – a human trafficker in Saipan Unpaid and forced labor is just one warning sign of a human trafficking case. Many traffickers use wage with- holding as a means of control over their workers; withholding identity documents such as passports

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Looking Ahead to a New Year

Posted by - December 29, 2017

What if you could go back to the days before August 2, 2015 and use that time to plan ahead for the weeks and months that came after Typhoon Soudelor? What if you knew the storm was coming and there had been enough time to strategize, stockpile and prepare? Imagine all the ways in which

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