2 Sisters of Mercy celebrate golden jubilees

Sister Barbara Ungacta and Sister Trinie Pangelinan. (Archdiocese photos)

The Sisters of Mercy announced that Sister Trinie Pangelinan and Sister Barbara Ungacta
are celebrating their golden jubilees on the Feast of the Assumption during the 9:30 a.m.
Mass, Sunday, August 15, in the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagatña.

Archbishop Michael J. Byrnes is the presider. For supporters and well-wishers, the
jubilarians may be greeted in the gathering area below the Academy of Our Lady of
Guam gym following the Mass.

Sister Barbara, RSM was born on Nov. 26, 1946, to Silvino Ignacio and Rosario Gogo Castro Ungacta. Sister Barbara came from a family of eight; four brothers and three sisters. As a child, she grew up in a strong family environment with faith in God and in the Church. This practice became a tradition for Sister Barbara then and continues to this day.

Sister Trinie Pangelinan, born Trinidad Taitano Pangelinan, is the eighth of 14 children of Jose and Maria Pangelinan. She celebrates her 50th Golden Jubilee as a Sister of Mercy this year. Sister Trinie first entered the community in August of 1964 and taught at Santa Barbara Catholic school. After a year of teaching, she went back to school and earned her bachelor’s degree in Social work at the University of Guam in 1971.

(Sisters of Mercy News Release)