Sam Santos from San Jude Parish asked questions regarding the life and ministry of priests during the "Meet the Priests" dinner at Mt. Carmel Rectory, while Bishop Ryan and the clergy and other participants listens attentively.

12 young men attended “Meet the Priest” event

Posted by - May 17, 2019

By: Willy Teodoro, For the North Star Good Shepherd Sunday last weekend was also the World Day of prayer for vocation. In celebration of that event, the Vocation Commission of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa held its first “Meet the Priest” event last Friday, May 10, 2019. It aims to gather and educate young men

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The cast and crew of the “We Drank Our Tears” gather for a group photo at one of their recent film shoots. (Photo courtesy of D&R Visuals)

“We Drank Our Tears” Film Accepted into LA Film Festival; Three More Films Wrap Up Shooting for Summer Premiere

Posted by - May 12, 2019

Mount Carmel School announced that “We Drank Our Tears: Rafael Mafnas’s Story” was accepted into the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, or the LAAPFF, and that it has just wrapped up shooting three more films in the series. LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVALThe school learned about the entry of Rafael Mafnas’s Story into

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Bishop Ryan Jimenez meets with representatives of funeral homes on island and members of the Worship Commission to discuss on the implementation of “Liturgical Guidelines for the Celebration of Christian Funerals in the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa" as outlined in the diocesan pastoral plan. These guidelines will be published in the North Star on Sunday, May 5th which is also the effective date of implementation to all parishes in the diocese.

Diocese of Chalan Kanoa released new liturgical guidelines on Christian funeral

Posted by - May 4, 2019

This weekend, Bishop Ryan Jimenez and the Commission on Worship is publishing the new “Liturgical Guidelines for the Celebration of Christian Funerals in the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa”, with its implementation effective immediately. The document is a fruit of more than three years of discussion and consultation among the clergy, members of the Commission on

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Mount Carmel School Student Council president, Dayna Macaranas, signs her commitment to enroll at the University of Notre Dame. The College Signing day was the concluding event for the school’s annual College Week.

Mount Carmel School Holds Annual College Week and Announces Knights’ Acceptances into Prestigious Colleges and Universities

Posted by - May 4, 2019

For over 65 years, Mount Carmel School has prided itself with a college-preparatory curriculum that has helped graduates earn admission into some of the world’s top universities. This past week, the school highlighted that legacy as Student Council hosted the school’s 4th annual College Week. The week promoted a college-bound culture among the student body

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The newly confirmed 24 candidates of RCIA with Bishop Ryan and Deacon Jeff Camacho.

24 RCIA candidates received Sacraments of Initiation

Posted by - April 28, 2019

The candidates for the 2019 RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) received the sacraments of initiation, Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation last Easter Vigil presided by Most Rev. Ryan P. Jimenez, D. D. This is the night that “shall be as bright as day” as proclaimed by the Exsultet, an ancient church hymn as

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Seniors learned how to make traditional Japanese food with Sensei Akemi Ishikawa (center) as part of Mount Carmel School’s annual Mini-Course Week.

Mount Carmel School Holds Annual Mini-Course Week

Posted by - April 28, 2019

Cooking. Painting. Stitching. These are just a few of the dozens of alternative courses that were taught this past week at Mount Carmel School as part of Mini-Course Week. In its 23rd year at the school, Mini-Course Week gives junior high and high school teachers and students a chance to take a break from traditional

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A Ray of Mercy

Posted by - April 28, 2019

God’s Gift of Remedios Palacios Castro    In World War I Saipan was seized by Japan from Germany by October 1914.  Following that war, Saipan was placed under the Japanese by the League of Nations as part of the South Pacific Mandate.  From that time onward the Japanese developed the island and had thriving fishing

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A Personal Reflection: Celebrating Ruby on EASTER

Posted by - April 21, 2019

By: Sr. MaryAnn Hartmann, MMB Today, April 21st, we celebrate EASTER–the newness of life in the Resurrection of Christ.     I have celebrated April 21st, since 1979, as the Anniversary of my First Profession of Vows, as a Mercedarian Missionary of Berriz. Most people are familiar with the Silver Anniversary of 25 years or the

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Most Rev. Ryan P. Jimenez Easter Message

Posted by - April 20, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters In Christ, Alleluia! The Lord is risen!  Indeed, he is risen! In one of his Easter homilies, St. Augustine said and I quote: “And He departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here.” Christ is risen!  And He is here with us–in

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