Masses, pilgrimage for Santa Marian Kamalen

The historic statue of Santa Marian Kamalen was brought to island villages, passing all of Guam’s Catholic churches. (PNC file photo)

The first festal Mass for the island’s patron saint Santa Marian Kamalen on December 8 at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagatña will be celebrated at 5:45 a.m. instead of 6 a.m. It will be in CHamoru. The change is reflected in an updated schedule for the Island-wide Pilgrimage of the historic Santa Marian Kamalen statue that accompanies this announcement.

The main celebrants and festal Mass times at the Cathedral-Basilica on Dec. 8 are: Monsignor James Benavente, 5:45 a.m. (CHamoru Mass); Father Tom McGrath, 7:30 a.m.; Archbishop Byrnes, 9:30 a.m.; and Father Romeo Convocar, 6 p.m.

The “Kamareras” of Santa Marian Kamalen. From left, Amara Torres, Sr. Stephen Torres, Geri Torres Gutierrez, Laura Torres Souder, Hannah Gutierrez Arroyo, and Emilia Gutierrez Arroyo, the youngest Kamarera. (Contributed photo)

The statue of Santa Marian Kamalen is scheduled to leave the Agaña Cathedral at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday to begin its island-wide pilgrimage. The visit of the Blessed Mother’s statue to parishes and sites is not a motorcade so for the safety of all, the faithful are kindly asked not to follow behind the statue in their vehicles.

Click on the PDF below for the 2021 Santa Marian Kamalen Route Schedule.

2021 SMK Route Schedule updated Dec 7 2021