Wednesday, December 23, 2009

CNMI Marriage Encounter Pillar Meeting

The CNMI Chapter of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter holds monthly pillar (board) meetings much like any other organization. Last week, we revealed our Secret Santa couples and had an entertaining evening trying to guess which couple "romanced" the other.

Julian & Marcia Calvo are now one of our presenting couples. Their secret santa couple was...
Mark & Jenni Aguon.
John & Carol Hosono are relatively new as encountered couples. They are fun-loving, vivacious and committed to ME!
Ironically, Jun & Linda Pangelinan were our Secret Santa couple. We "romanced" them with gifts each week but they were completely surprised to learn it was us. We also discovered that they were our couple! We received a beautifully arranged gift basket full of goodies from them!
Vince & Hilma Castro and Father Issac are part of the Ecclesial Team.
And, we also celebrated Father Ryan's birthday!
The next weekend is scheduled for March 19-21. If any couple is interested in participating in this life-changing event, please email me at

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christ for the Masses

With the busy-ness of the holidays upon us, we need to be reminded of the meaning of Christmas, which signifies Christ for the Masses! Gift buying & giving in addition to Christmas parties and vacations are all meaningful ways of celebrating the joy of love & family when performed from the love of our hearts. But, we must not forget what we're actually celebrating... Christ came to Earth to show His love for all. Jesus mandated us to love each other so let's remember to be extra kind, compassionate, gentle, patient and most of all forgiving this season.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Prayer Warrior for Encha

Dear Companion on the Journey~

We ask for your prayers for Father Isaac's sister, Encha Ayuyu Lydia. You may have met her. She is a flight attendant for Continental.

Encha is seriously ill with a liver problem. She is being evacuated to the Philippines Tuesday or Wednesday this week for a liver transplant. She is currently at the Guam Memorial Hospital.

Father Isaac will be leaving today for Guam to anoint his sister Encha, before she departs for the Philippines.

Please keep Encha in your prayers.

Vince & Hilma Castro