Agana Archdiocese, Guam, celebrates 50 years with a jubilee year

The Archdiocese of Agana (Guam) held a special Mass on Tuesday at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagatna to inaugurate the grand Jubilee Year for the Church on Guam.

Archbishop of Agana, Anthony Sablan Apuron, last month proclaimed a Jubilee Year for the Archdiocese to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its  establishment on October 14, 1965, as a suffragan of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, California.

Archbishop Anthony proclaimed the Jubilee on Sept. 6 in front of hundreds of catechists, religion teachers and other faithful during the Fourth Catechetical-Liturgical Conference.

The archbishop said in the proclamation that the Jubilee Year will be “a year in which the treasures of the mercy of God will be given us, because he promised: ‘I will give you a new heart’. This year of grace will give us the contact with the Paschal Mystery which sanctifies our lives.”

 

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