Cathlolic Church asks parishioners for financial assistance

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Archbishop Michael J. Byrnes (PNC file photo)

The Catholic Church has asked its parishioners for financial assistance during the ongoing coronavirus public health emergency.

In an open letter written by Archbishop Michael J. Byrnes, the Archdiocese stated that like most organizations, the Catholic Church on Guam has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

“The extended public health emergency and cancellation of Masses has caused a great strain on our parishes, the centers of spiritual life and community in our Archdiocese,” Byrnes said.

He added: “Parishes are now urged to apply for all federal and territorial assistance available, but it is not enough as the emergency continues. Parishes’ ability to pay for basic operating expenses such as staff pay, buildings and ground maintenance, and utility services has been severely affected.”

The Archdiocese is asking parishioners to help their parishes, if they can, by continuing their normal daily and weekly offerings (limosna) and Mass intentions.

“If your parish does not have an online donation site, you can mail your donations directly to your parish. Please make your checks payable to your parish name. We extend our sincerest thanks for your continued kindness,” Byrnes said.

Following are the mailing addresses of parishes:

Agana

Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica

207 Felixberto C. Flores St.

Hagåtña, GU 96910

Agat

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

157 South Eugenio St.

Agat, Guam 96915

Agana Heights

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

135 Chalan Kapuchino

Agana Heights, GU 96910

Asan

Niño Perdido y Sagrada Familia (Holy Family)

P.O. Box 45

Hagatna, GU 96932

Chalan Pago

Nuestra Senora de la Paz Y Buen Viaje (Our Lady of Peace & Safe Journey)

P.O. Box EC

Hagåtña, Guam 96932

Barrigada

San Vicente Ferrer and San Roke

229 San Roque Dr.

Barrigada, GU 96913

Dededo

Santa Barbara

330 Iglesia Circle

Dededo, GU 96929

Dededo

Saint Andrew Kim

P.O. Box 1555

Hagåtña, GU 96932

Inarajan

Saint Joseph

P.O. Box 170022

Inarajan, GU 96917

Maina

Our Lady of Purification

196 Cuesta San Ramon Suite B

Hagåtña, GU 96910

Mangilao

Santa Teresita

192 S. Route 10

Barrigada, GU 96913

Malojloj

San Isidro

HC 1 Box 17083

Inarajan, GU 96915

Merizo

San Dimas & Our Lady of the Rosary

P.O. Box 6099

Merizo, GU 96916

Mongmong

Nuestra Senora de las Aguas

P.O. Box 163

Hagåtña, GU 96932

Ordot

San Juan Bautista

P.O. Box 49

Hagatna, GU 96932

Piti

Assumption of Our Lady

314 Assumption Drive

Piti, GU 96915

Santa Rita

Our Lady of Guadalupe

P.O. Box 7355

Agat, GU 96928

Sinajana

Saint Jude Thaddeus

122 Bien Avenida Ave.

Sinajaña, GU 96910

Talofofo

San Miguel

138 San Miguel St.

Talofofo, GU 96915

Tamuning

Saint Anthony of Padua and Co-Patron Saint Victor

507 Chalan San Antonio

Tamuning, GU 96913

Tumon

Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores

884 Pale’ San Vitores Rd.

Tumon, GU 96913-4013

Toto

Immaculate Heart of Mary

225 Aragon St.

Toto, GU 96910

Umatac

San Dionisio

P.O. Box 6099

Merizo, GU 96916

Yigo

Our Lady of Lourdes

153 Chalan Pale’ Ramon Lagu Unit A

Yigo, Guam 96929

Yigo

Santa Bernadita

P.O. Box 11496

Yigo, GU 96929

Yona

Saint Francis

P.O. Box CW

Hagatna, Guam 96932

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