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Official Aviso: May 24, 2017

His Excellency, Most Reverend Michael J. Byrnes, Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Agana, announces the following effective April...

Latest training by Task Force for the Protection of Minors

The latest training this past week by members of the Task Force for the Protection of Minors were held on April 18, 19, and 20 at the parishes of Tumon, Agana Heights and Mongmong.

Archbishop: Risen Christ transforms us

The knowledge that Jesus Christ rose from the dead in his glorious resurrection should be the kind of explosive joy that energizes all of us and stirs us to action.

The Divine Mercy Devotion

Our Lord Jesus not only revealed to St. Faustina the fundamental virtues of trust to God and mercy to others, but also taught her how to live our response to His mercy.

Nine candidates to permanent diaconate installed as lectors

Nine men continued their faithful journey toward becoming permanent deacons for our Archdiocese of Agana and were installed as lectors by Archbishop Michael Byrnes.

Writing as an act of stewardship: Umatuna training volunteer writers

Our archdiocesan newspaper, the Umatuna Si Yu’os is developing a pool of Catholics who are interested in developing their writing skills while covering news of our Church on a stewardship basis.

The Umatuna Si Yu’os is celebrating its 70th year anniversary of proclaiming the Good News of Christ to our people on Guam and in the Marianas largely through the efforts of many good people who contributed their time, talent and treasures as volunteers. We will train. Just provide the faith, heart and desire.

If you’re interested, please call 562-0065 or email

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FD to honor Mr. Forbes on 85th birthday as fundraiser

Current and former students of Father Duenas Memorial School will honor a longtime educator who continues to contribute to the school as they laud Mr. John D. Forbes on his 85th birthday 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 at Papa’s Restaurant.

WYD 2017 XLT: experiencing Christ among our peers

On April 7 and April 9, youth and young adults on our island were treated to a very special encounter in experiencing our Lord.

Parishes devote areas of prayer for abuse, assault victims

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, San Isidro, and Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church honor victims of child abuse and sexual assault.

Santa Barbara Catholic School’s Spring production a big hit

Santa Barbara Catholic School staged “Madagascar — A Musical Adventure Jr.” last March 30 and 31 and April 6 and 7 at the school’s Petrie Gymnasium.

Divine Mercy-St. John Paul II Chapel fundraising gala a success

The cement-pouring of the floor of the Divine Mercy-St. John Paul II chapel in Astumbo, Dededo was completed on April 1, 2017.

St. Anthony’s 1A nabs second in Koron Famaguon Contest

St. Anthony Catholic School Class 1A garnered second place in the Koron Famaguon Contest “Ta Hungok, Ta Li’e’, Ta...

St. Anthony students excel in Toyota poster contest

St. Anthony Catholic School students captured several first, second and third place awards in different categories in the Toyota...

Piti, Malojloj, Inarajan parishioners receive Protection of Minors training

Catholics from three parishes in the south were the latest to receive training on sexual abuse prevention coordinated by the Archdiocese of Agana as part of its efforts to strengthen safeguard of our children.

Hundreds support Divine Mercy-St. John Paul II Chapel Gala

More than 400 people attended the Divine Mercy-St. John Paul II Chapel Gala at the Hyatt Regency Guam on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Umatuna Job Announcement

The Umatuna Si Yu’os invites applications from  highly-motivated candidates for the position of Media Sales Representative.

Applications and job descriptions available at the Chancery Office, 196 Cuesta San Ramon, Ste. B, Hagatña, Guam

Submission of applications and resumes will be accepted until 5pm Friday, April 7, 2017

For more information, please call 562-0063 or email

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Gospel and Archbishop’s homilies replayed daily

Catholic Radio, KOLG 90.9 FM presents a replay of Archbishop Michael Byrnes’ homily with the day’s Gospel from the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass four times a day, Monday through Friday. You can listen at 7:05 a.m., 10 a.m., 3:30 p.m. after the Divine Mercy Chaplet or at 6:10 p.m.

Thank you for supporting “The Light of the Marianas”!

KUAM Airs Sunday Mass
KUAM TV8 broadcasts the 9:30 a.m. Mass every Sunday on Channel 8 in partnership with the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica TV ministry. Our sincerest gratitude to KUAM.