Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thank you, Castros & Pale Ike!

The CNMI Marriage Encounter recently awarded Vince & Hilma Castro and Father Isaac Ayuyu for their tireless work and dedication to the ME community. They served for the past two and half years as the Ecclesial leaders who helped grow and enrich couples and families in the CNMI. Congratulations and Thank You!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Letter from USA Marriage Encounter Ecclesial Team to the CNMI Chapter

Dear Jun and Linda,

We want to share with you the beautiful words that Brian and Claudine and Fr. Jeff shared with us and with the entire U.S. Board last month. They sang your praises! Their words are as follows:

"Gonzalo (Jun) and Linda Pangelinan are the Weekend Pillar of the Commonwealth

of the Northern Mariana Islands. They lead the amazing community support for

this small and remote, but vibrant community of lovers. For Saipan’s October

weekend, applications jumped from 12 to 23 confirmed couples in just two days.

We went into the weekend with a waiting list of at least a half dozen more couples.

During the weekend, Jun and Linda lovingly attended to every need, often

providing support before the presenting teams realized it was needed. Their

weekend support includes a core group of couples that stays at the hotel facility (at

their own expense), refreshes the snack table and serves meals. To provide support

and encouragement for the Saipan community, they hold a bonfire on the beach

late Saturday night. Their love for each other and this Movement is an inspiration

for all."

Jun and Linda, we join Brian and Claudine and Fr. Jeff in praising you for the way you are so beautifully serving Worldwide Marriage Encounter in your area in Section 12. We can only imagine how many couples are touched by your tender care for them, especially the couples on the weekends you so generously serve! We are especially grateful for your commitment to filling weekends. Our Church in Saipan and our movement in particular, are blessed by the considerable gifts you share with them all!

We are grateful for all of the time, energy, prayer and the many sacrifices all four of you continue to make so that Worldwide Marriage Encounter can continue to be a strong presence in and for our Church. May God continue to bless you as abundantly as you are blessing so many others!

With our love,

ScottandKaren & Fr. Tom

"Feed my sheep." (John 21:17)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CNMI M.E.'s Ecclesial Team 2011-2013

CNMI's Marriage Encounter Community is pleased to announce it's Ecclesial Team of Father Isaac Ayuyu and Charles & Cathy Cepeda. They will lead the M.E. Community for the next two years to offer the islands of Saipan, Tinian & Rota the gift of Marriage Encounter. There is nothing more important in the world than God & Family and M.E.'s commitment to enrich the lives of couples further strengthens the family unit.