Guam Courts joining nationals in marking 112 years on Oct. 18 FOR THE UMATUNA SI YU’OS The Catholic Daughters of Courts Our Lady of Camarin #2047, Maria Rainan Y Familia #2450 and Santa Barbara #2055 will join their National Courts in celebrating National Catholic Daughters Day on Sunday, October 18, 2015 in commemoration of 112 years from the Order’s inception in 1903 in … Continue reading NATIONAL CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS DAY
This gospel reflection is taken from St. Paul’s 366 Days with the Lord. Sisters and Brothers: The restlessness of youth makes this man ask the Lord the way to God. His question reveals an inner discontent. Something is missing despite his being faithful to the Ten Commandments. The Lord, then, looking at him with love, challenges him to sell everything, give … Continue reading Would you give up everything to follow God?
Father Joel de los Reyes Divine Mercy Moments In Mark’s Gospel 10:2-9, the Pharisees referred to the Law of Moses as the basis for a husband to write a bill of divorce against his wife. Jesus recognizes the Law of Moses but since their asking was to only test him, Jesus did not cater to their malicious antics but emphasized the … Continue reading Marriage, divinely instituted, humanly maintained
Editor’s note – This is derived from a March 13, 2015 Catholic News Service article and edited to give a snapshot of the Year of Mercy. VATICAN CITY – Last March, Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the Catholic Church’s “mission to be a witness of mercy.” “No … Continue reading What is the Holy Year of Mercy?
This reflection is taken from the Society of St. Paul’s book, 365 Days with the Lord. Sisters and Brothers: The “little ones” Jesus talks of refers to his followers. These are the people who, in following him, desire not to be important and be known. They are blessed because they could decide to be “little,” … Continue reading Temptations to sin
Fr. Joel de los Reyes Divine Mercy Moments A story is told about a big truck that got stuck on an overpass on the main highway causing heavy traffic congestion. Discussions and suggestions to remedy the problem went on for long hours with no solution in sight until a little boy intervened with a practical … Continue reading Deflate not inflate
Nestled in the interior of the village of Dededo, the Guam International Country Club (GICC), home to the Flame Tree restaurant is proud to welcome families to its doors as a valuable option for their dining after Mass. With a seating capacity of more than 100, the spacious Flame Tree restaurant is open from 6 … Continue reading Flame Tree Restaurant welcomes families and helps parishes
Father Joel de los Reyes Divine Mercy Moments What a lonely world when we cannot hear the sound of music and harder still, not being able to hear and speak. It is said that in ancient times a person with hearing and speech disabilities was discredited and discriminated and even deemed to be imposed with a divine curse. It is in that prevailing stigma of the society in … Continue reading HOPE, HELP AND HEAL
BY UMATUNA SI YU’OS AND CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE The Archdiocese of Agana joined Pope Francis and the Catholic Church worldwide in making time to pray for the gift of creation and our call to safeguard this gift as stewards of God’s creation. On Guam, Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, OFM Cap., D.D. celebrated 6 p.m. Mass Tuesday, Sept. 1 at … Continue reading Catholic Church prays, gives thanks for creation
By Tony C. Diaz Umatuna Si Yu’os The Archdiocese of Agana welcomed Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Virgilio Siongco David of Pampanga, Philippines to Guam this week. The Auxiliary Bishop of San Fernando, Pampanga was scheduled to join Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, OFM Cap., D.D. and an expected gathering of at least 600 at the 2015 Catechetical-Liturgical Conference Saturday Sept. 5 at Bishop … Continue reading Archdiocese welcomes Philippines bishop