Posts Tagged ‘Saipan’

Bishop Ryan Jimenez: an ordination with a different twist Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Fr Ryan Jimenez was ordained Bishop and installed as the Bishop of Chalan Kanoa (Saipan), Northern Marianas on Sunday. On the Saturday morning prior to the ordination dozens of bikers of various ages, and ethnic and religious backgrounds had marked the occasion by gathering together at 5:30 a.m. to participate in Bike The Faith. Many Read more

Bishop-elect celebrates ordination with a inter-faith bike ride Comments 0

Friday, August 5th, 2016

“What a powerful picture… A soon-to-be bishop dressed in a biker suit among 200 other bikers stopping by three evangelical churches for a cup of water and a prayer offered by a pentecostal, an evangelical and a baptist pastor.” “This is a powerful message of unity by a wise and humble leader. Our prayers are Read more

New Bishop Ryan Jimenez won’t shy from tough issues Comments 0

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Ryan Jimenez the newly appointed bishop of Chalan Kanoa, Saipan says that in addition to further strengthening the unity of Catholics in the Northern Marianas, he won’t be shying from becoming part of the conversations about some of the tough issues the community faces. Immigration and same-sex marriage are among these issues, Jimenez said. He Read more

Guam Church helps out neighbours in Saipan after Soudelor Comments 0

Friday, August 14th, 2015

The Archdiocese of Agãna, (Guam) has organised a donation drive for residents of Saipan who have been affected Typhoon Soudelor. Saipan is 218 kilometres from Guam, in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Catholic parishes, schools and organisations have been collecting non-perishable food items and funds to assist victims of Soudelor. Water, rice and Read more

Mercedarian Sisters celebrate 87 years in Saipan Comments 0

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

The Mercedarian Missionaries, who came from Berriz in Spain, recently celebrated the 87th anniversary of their arrival on Saipan. The Mercedarian sisters were the first group of religious women to come to the island. The Spanish Sisters Loreta Zubia, Inocencia Urizar, Maria Teresa Cortazar, Pilar Lorenzo and Aurora Chopitea arrived by boat at what is now Read more

Two years and still waiting for a New Bishop Comments 0

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

The Diocese of Chalan Kanoain the Northern Marianas are still waiting for a new Bishop. Almost two years have passed since Bishop Tomas A.Camacho resigned. Bishop Camacho was the first Bishop of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa in the Northern Mariana Islands. He served as bishop from 1984 until his retirement in 2010. Fr. Ryan Read more