Please support the second collection for Catholic Communications Month

The Archdiocese of Agana is celebrating Catholic Communications Month May 28 to June 25.<p class="p1">Please kindly support the second collection at all Sunday Masses of June 4, 11 and 18 which Archbishop Michael Byrnes has designated to go toward supporting the Archdiocese’s work in Catholic communications.<br /><p class="p1">Your contributions will help fund: 1. Internships for Umatuna and Catholic radio 2. Umatuna printing costs 3. Purchase of equipment for KOLG 90.9 FM 4. Equipment for Cathedral media ministries. A report on the overall amount collected and a list of allocation and expenditures shall be published in January of 2018. THANK YOU!

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Official Avisos – Nov. 19, 2017

His Excellency, Most Rev. Michael J. Byrnes, D.D. Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of...

2017 Thanksgiving Food and Fund Drive

In the spirit of today being the “World Day of the Poor,” the whole month of November, as in the past, is dedicated to the 2017 Thanksgiving Food and Fund Drive for Catholic Social Service (CSS) and Kamalen Karidat, Inc.

SBCS students learn and build with the Home Depot Guam

Second grade students of Santa Barbara Catholic School participate in an activity with the Home Depot building rain gauges.

Santa Marian Kamalen festal celebration has big change

The feast of Santa Marian Kamalen is fast approaching as half of the month of November has quickly passed. With three weeks to go, preparation for the celebration is much busier, especially with the various holidays late in the year.

New Safe Environment Program first implemented at Mongmong retreat

The Nuestra Señora de las Aguas Catholic Church in Mongmong held the first youth camp under the implementation of the Archdiocese of Agaña (AOA) Safe Environment Program. The retreat was held at the Mongmong retreat center from Thursday, Nov. 9 to Saturday, Nov. 11.

Breakout Workshops appeal to multi-faceted Catholic men

Mark your calendar for Saturday Jan. 20, 2018 when Guam’s Catholic Men’s Conference XIV will be rolled out at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagåtña.

Abortion, assisted suicide are pro-life focus, says cardinal

Assisted suicide and abortion remain the focus of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, according to Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, the committee chairman.

Bishops to put together pastoral plan for marriage, family life ministry

U.S. Catholic bishops acknowledged that Catholic families and married couples need more support from the church at large and hope to offer it by giving parishes plenty of resources through a pastoral plan for marriage and family life.

Patron saint of journalists, drug addicts, prisoners, families and the pro-life movement

St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe lived a life of sacrifice. He was born as Raymund Kolbe in the Kingdom of Poland on Jan. 8, 1894.

Official Aviso – Nov. 12, 2017

His Excellency, Most Rev. Michael J. Byrnes, D.D. Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of...

Faith-filled day awaits 2018 Catholic Men’s Conference attendees

Dear brothers in Christ! This coming Jan. 20, 2018, our church will be -holding its Catholic Men’s Conference at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagåtña.

Pope: ‘Authority comes from good example, not having the best title’

Hypocrisy, like that of the scribes and Pharisees of Jesus’ time, is not the only temptation that continues to plague religious communities, Pope Francis said. Pride also is a great danger.

Pope offers prayers for victims of Texas shooting

Calling the mass shooting in a Texas Baptist church Nov. 5 an “act of senseless violence,” Pope Francis asked the local Catholic archbishop to convey his condolences to the families of the victims and to the injured.

Happy 60th Birthday, Father Karl

Father Karl Vila, center, parochial administrator at Our Lady of Peace & Safe Journey Catholic Church in Chalan Pago recently celebrated his 60th birthday.

St. Francis Catholic School honors Our Lady of Fatima

On Oct. 31, 2017, Saint Francis Catholic School students, faculty and staff, along with several parents and guardians, gathered to recite a schoolwide holy rosary to our Blessed Mother.

AOLG Spirit of ’76 continues legacy

The spirited AOLG Class of 1976 continues to make mercy real 40 years later. Academy of Our Lady of Guam 1976 alumnae from Guam and the United States mainland joined forces to raise funds through their generous contributions.

‘Stewardship’ planted within SBCS Class of 2018

Santa Barbara Catholic School's Class of 2018 planted trees during their class retreat on Oct. 25-26 in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy on Guam.

Annual Archbishop’s FDMS visit and Mass

Archbishop Michael Byrnes makes is his annual visit to Father Dueñas Memorial School

World War II, Korea and Vietnam War veterans greeted with hero’s welcome

As the orange glow of sunrise breached the horizon at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, waiting travelers watched a Southwest Airlines jet taxi beneath a water cannon salute from the airport’s fire department.

War brings only death, cruelty, pope says at U.S. military cemetery

“No more, Lord, no more (war)” that shatters dreams and destroys lives, bringing a cold, cruel winter instead of some sought-after spring, Pope Francis said looking out at the people gathered for an outdoor Mass at a U.S. war memorial and cemetery.