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!

Recent Headlines

Archbishop Byrnes Golf Tourney to benefit seminarians Aug. 30

Serious and casual golfers alike will have an opportunity to enjoy a day on the greens while assisting the Archdiocese of Agaña during the 2019 Archbishop Byrnes Golf Fundraiser Tournament starting Friday, Aug. 30, at the Onward Talofofo Golf Club.

Msgr. James celebrates 25 years of service as priest

Msgr. James Benavente honored the priesthood of Christ as he reached a special milestone in his life for serving God and his people as a priest for 25 years during the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass July 14, 2019 at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagåtña. He is the pastor of the Agaña parish.

A tribute to my dear friend

It was Monday at about three in the afternoon of Aug. 3, 1987 aboard Guam-bound Continental Airlines from Manila when I first set foot on this beautiful island paradise, dazzled by its breezy wind and Pacific blue skies.

Compassion over prosecution

A scholar of the law asked Jesus about what to do to inherit eternal life.

The Better Part

By Deacon Bill Hagen For the Umatuna Si Yu’os Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him....

Love of God, love of neighbor are tied together, pope says

Praying that Catholics would understand and act on “the inseparable bond” between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela.

Academy warmly welcomes new sisters

The Academy of Our Lady Guam Student Council hosted their 12th annual New Student Picnic on July 2, 2019, as a way to welcome new sisters who are about to embark on their new and exciting journey in high school.

New devotional Mass for married couples

With the arrival of the first class relics of Saints Louis and Zelie Guerin Martin to their home, the parish family of Santa Teresita in Mangilao will now celebrate a weekly devotion in their honor.

Saint Francis to usher in 70th anniversary

In preparation for the 70th anniversary of Saint Francis Catholic School, which was established in September 1949, the school community is hosting a line-up of events… and the island is invited to join in the celebration!

Peace to this house

This is the message that Jesus instructed his disciples to proclaim to people everywhere they met and to which ever place they went.

‘Dangerous’ bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

In a last-minute twist, a California bill that would have required priests to break the sacramental seal of confession was shelved by its sponsor amid a remarkable grassroots campaign mounted by the state’s Catholics, members of other faith groups, and religious liberty advocates from across the country.

Two Canadian theaters cancel showings of ‘Unplanned’ after threats

Two independent theaters have canceled screenings of the pro-life movie “Unplanned” after managers and owners received “serious threats,” according to the Canadian distributor of the movie.

Are we still sheep?

A reflection from the Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Gospel according to Matthew 9: 32-38 “Like sheep without a shepherd”

St. Bonaventure, the Seraphic Doctor

Of the numerous theologians within the Catholic Church, there are many that go unnoticed and underappreciated that have greatly contributed to our faith.

With miracle confirmed in Sheen cause, plans for beatification can begin

With “overwhelming joy,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced July 6 that Pope Francis had approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

CFC-Youth for Christ welcomes teens for camp in late-July

The annual youth camp for CFC-Youth for Christ (YFC) is happening soon at the end of this month.

Thank you to everyone for the support of KOLG Gala

The immense kindheartedness of our people showed itself once again and we are filled with gratitude.

Shepherding amid scandal: Archbishops talk about healing

The first time Archbishop Michael J. Byrnes of Agana, Guam, celebrated Mass in his cathedral, he had to cross a picket line to do so.

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

If you’ve been keeping up with recent headlines lately, you would’ve probably heard about the remains of a famous archbishop being moved from New York to Illinois and his case for sainthood reopened. This archbishop is the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a beloved among many.

Joyful discipleship

Jesus entrusted the Gospel to his apostles and to us to share its message with everyone everywhere by proclaiming and living what we proclaim.

Safeguarding Our Children

As of Thursday, March 1, 2018


people have registered and begun or completed VIRTUS Online training  for the Archdiocese of Agaña’s Safe Environment Policy.

For more information, call 562-0029 or email

Archdiocese Posts Publication Notice Setting Aug. 15, 2019 As Deadline To File Sexual Abuse Claims

As part of procedures related to Chapter 11 Reorganization, Aug. 15, 2019 has been set for persons who would file a sexual abuse claim or general claim against the Archdiocese of Agaña. The “Publication Notice” is above and the “Sexual Abuse Bar Date Notice Package” is below.


“Notice of Deadline for Filing Claims
Relating to Or Arising From Sexual Abuse”
For a copy,
click here.

“Sexual Abuse Proof of Claim”
For a copy,
click here
: This form must be received no later than Aug. 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
(Prevailing CHST-Chamorro Standard Time)

KOLG, the Light of the Marianas airing funeral announcements

Just as the Catholic Church offers the faithful its pages of the Umatuna Si Yu’os for announcing the deaths of loved ones and prayer requests for our faithful departed, the Archdiocese of Agaña affords broadcast time for funeral announcements, memorial anniversaries and prayer intentions on Catholic radio, KOLG 90.9 FM.

Funeral or memorial announcements will encompass 20-30 seconds and will air seven times a day for five days. For info. about funeral announcements on a donation basis, please contact : Tony Diaz, Archdiocese of Agaña, Office of Communications, 562-0065; e-mail

Updated Archdiocese hotline number to report abuse (As of June 16, 2019)

The phone number for the Archdiocese of Agaña (AOA) sexual abuse hotline is now (671) 562-0039. It is a dedicated line in the Chancery Office which will be handled by the victim assistance coordinator with a shared responsibility by the chancellor Father Ron Richards and archdiocesan Safe Environment coordinator Tricia Tenorio. The old hotline number (671) 727-7373 is no longer available.


The archdiocese encourages anyone who has been a victim of abuse by any clergy, employee, or volunteer of the Roman Catholic Church to also contact the Guam Police Department at 472-8911/8912 or for emergency at 911 and Child Protective Services at 475-2653/2672


AOA Victim Assistance Hotline:
(671) 562-0039

Crisis Pregnancy Hotline: 777-6014 – Free pregnancy test and confidential assistance

Safe Environment

Saint's Corner

Job Announcement

The Archdiocese of Agaña  invites applicants from candidates for the part-time position of

Administrative Assistant

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

Submission of applications and resumes extended to 4 p.m.
Friday, January 26, 2018

For more information, please call 562-0000 or email

Equal Opportunity Employer