Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Guam had a weather system nearby yesterday that kicked up some high waves.  Father George Maddock went out to see the waves up close.  Maybe too close, as this photo of him shows, on the right, running back to more solid ground.

The main newspaper on Guam put this photo, identifying Father George in the caption, on the front page!

Monday, January 21, 2013


On behalf of the Vice Province of Star of the Sea, Capuchin Fr. Gordon Combs welcomes fellow New Yorker, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu. Cardinal Dolan just returned from Kalaupapa, Molokai and celebrating there, the recently canonized Franciscan saint, Marianne Cope, and her ministry among the Hansen Diseased patients.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Every January, a Guam Catholic Men's Conference is held on Guam on a Saturday in one of the parishes.  Several hundred men, and a few women, attend.  Usually a keynote speaker from abroad is invited, along with local speakers.  This year, Fr. Eric Forbes, OFM Cap was asked to give one of the talks.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013


It was 25 years ago that Father Patrick Castro, OFM Cap, was ordained a priest at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica on Guam by Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron, OFM Cap.  Today, hundreds of family, friends and friars gathered to celebrate his jubilee at Santa Teresita Church in Mangilao.

The concelebrants walk to the entrance of the church just before Mass begins.

Guests were welcomed with shell leis.

The procession begins.

Fathers Ivo Sinaga, OFM Cap and Jose Villagomez, OFM Cap

Fr Pat's father Juan and mother Trinidad are seen in the middle of this photo.

Some of the music ministers.

The church was filled to capacity.

Fr Joseph English, OFM Cap, Vice Provincial was homilist.

Fr Andre Eduvala, OFM Cap, was Master of Ceremonies.

After communion, Archbishop Apuron gave a special blessing to our jubilarian.

After Mass, many expressions of congratulations and best wishes.

Some of the Sisters of Mercy who attended.

And one of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Just some of the many who enjoyed the dinner after Mass.