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St. Jude Thaddeus Alumni Society of Guam
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Recent Postings

April 3, 2013 :    Graduation Photo of the Class of 1963 
Oct. 24, 2012:    HURRY! Get Your2012  SJT Church Golden Jubilee Special Edition Booklets!
July 18,, 2012:   Class of '62 Celebrates GOLDEN JUBILEE, July 15, 2012
July  18, 2012:   Fifth SJT Alumni Reunion Mass Group Photo
June 12, 2012:   Fifth SJT Alumni Reunion Video Announcement
Jan. 12, 2012:    SJT Class of 1962 Golden Jubilee Reunion Celebration (on the BLOG)
2011 Postings
Nov. 25, 2011;  Alumni Photo Album Updates
July 17, 2011:   Fourth SJT Alumni Reunion Group Photo
June 08, 2011:  Deceased Classmates Remembered in the Alumni Albums
Mar. 10, 2011
:  Cool Spot Friends and Fun!
Feb. 10, 2011:  Alumni Photo Album Updates, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65
Jan. 24, 2011
:   Sister Bernadette's Visit to Guam!
2010 Postings
OCT   4, 2010:     Photos of buildings dedicated to SJT School and Franciscan Clergy
OCT   4, 2010:     New and improved Graduation Photo of the Class of 1962
SEPT. 4, 2010:     Graduation Photo of the  Class of 1961
SEPT. 1, 2010   Video/Slideshow of 2010 Alumni Reunion! 
AUG.  2, 2010:    BBMCS Celebrates Dedication of
St. Jude Wing!!!
JUL. 21, 2010:    Sister Gloria Aguon celebrates her Golden Jubilee
JUL. 20, 2010:    SJT Alumnus, Father Joe English
JUL. 20, 2010:    2010 Third SJT Alumni Reunion
JUN. 21, 2010:    Photo of Class of 1967
MAY 18, 2010:   1966 "Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs" Operetta: 1964 "Tom Sawyer"
MAY 15, 2010:   Music entry, "Triste Yu" by Bokonggo in BLOG
FEB. 22, 2010:    Umatuna si Yu'os goes on-line
FEB. 11, 2010:    Si Yu'os Ma'ase from Sister Gloria C. Aguon F.S.P.A. 
JAN. 19, 2010:    Memorial Mass for Deceased Franciscans 
2009 Postings
 
Dec. 27, 2009: 
Generous donation from SJT Alumni to Franciscan Friary
Dec. 19, 2009:  Sister Marda Remembered -
GuestBook
Dec. 19, 2009:  Adios Sister Marda
May  29, 2009:  Four SJT Alumnae Visit FSPA in La Crosse, WI 
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                                                                                Prayer to St. Jude         

     
Photo of actual 5' (originally all white) statue previously located at St. Jude School, and was subsequently relocated to the front of St.  Jude Church in Sinajana, Guam in 1971.
                                         

Saint Jude, glorious Apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases and things           despaired of.  Pray for me, I implore you and come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities (make your request here), and that I may bless God with you and  all the elect throughout eternity.  Blessed Jude, I will be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will do all in my power to encourage devotion to you.  This I ask through your intercession with the Father, who lives and reigns with the Son and the Holy Spirit, forever, and ever. Amen.
                                                 

            

                                                             
   

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Welcome to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic School Alumni Society website.  We are a private, non-profit organization of Guam, U.S. TerritoryOur members are comprised of students, who once attended the school from the seventh through the tenth grade. St. Jude Junior High School, built in 1955 under the guidance of Sinajana Capuchin pastor Fr. Raymond Demers, O.F.M. had the distinction of being the only school on island built entirely through “happy labor.” More than five hundred men from the village volunteered for the construction. The women provided daily nourishment, while  the children cleared the tangantangan jungle, removed rocks, trash and other debris at the site. The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, from Lacrosse, Wisconsin, administered the school at the request of Bishop Apollinaris William Baumgartner. The school opened in 1955 and was later merged with the Agana Catholic Diocesan Schools in 1971 and renamed Bishop Apollinaris W. Baumgartner Memorial School.

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 Fifth SJT Alumni Reunion
July 15, 2012
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
Sinajana, Guam

St. Jude Thaddeus (SJT) Catholic School alumni gathered for the FIFTH SJT Alumni Reunion Mass at the parish church in Sinajana, Guam.  Several off-island alumni traveled here for this memorable occassion.  Almost a hundred alumni gathered at the Eucharistic Celebration and, later, for brunch at the Top O the Mar for the purpose of keeping the spirit alive of a school that once was!   We gathered once again, embracing a legacy instilled in each of us, through the spiritual nurturing and superb education administered by beloved Franciscan clergy - the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and the Franciscan priests (Order of Friar Minor Capuchins).   

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 Fourth SJT Alumni Reunion
July 17, 2011
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
8:30 AM Mass


  



 

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 St. Jude Thaddeus School Remembered!!!

The Agana Catholic Diocesan School Administration, and the faculty of Bishop Baumgartner Memorial Catholic School (BBMCS) hosted  a grand dedication for the renaming of Bldg. A to St. Jude Thaddeus Courtyard , and the Cafeteria to  Franciscan Hall (Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration).  BBMCS dedicated their newly built computer wing (at the former FSPA Convent site), and named it after the founder of the Sisters of Mercy Order, Catherine McCauley.  Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron officiated at this momentous Eucharistic celebration on Friday, August 13, 2010 at 9:30 AM.  The dedication of the new wing and the renaming of the different wings on the campus  followed. 
 Class of 1962, Terrie Mendiola provided the following photos for the website.  She attended the dedication Mass along with  classmates, Josephine Espinosa-Santos, Dolores Gogue-
Sablan, Gloria Perez-Artero,  and '56 alumnae, Dolores Anderson-Muna, Loling Delgado-Blas and Aurora Flores-Roberto.
   
We are grateful to the Agana Catholic Diocesan School Administration, and the administration of BBMCS for this long-overdue recognition of our beloved school and teachers.   
                                       

Our SJT Cafeteria is now the "Franciscan Hall" in honor of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, our SJT High School Founders and Faculty

This is the original building where "St. Jude Thaddeus School" sign was once displayed (from 1955-1971).  BBMCS  has renamed it "St. Jude Thaddeus Court" 

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 2010 SJT Alumni Reunion
Father Gus of St. Jude Thaddeus parish, in Sinajana, and also an alumnus of SJT,   celebrated the  Third SJT Alumni Reunion at the Eucharistic Celebration on Sunday, July 18th at 8:30 AM.
This is the third reunion organized to perpetuate the camraderie of all former students, teachers and friends of our beloved St. Jude School.   Alumni from eighth grade graduating classes from 1956 to 1971 attended a profoundly memorable Mass with several surprise attendance by alumni visiting from Colorado, California and Nevada!


 2010 SJT Reunion Video/Slideshow!

Welcome to the updated slideshow/video of the 2010 SJT Alumni reunion. Many thanks to Ange Alvarez-Forbes, from the class of '62, for this collection of a little over a hundred!  Indeed, she is our SJT alumni photographer extraordinaire! There are severty-nine slides to view, including photos that I obtained from the archives of The Pacific Voice during my most recent trip to Guam this year! 

Relax, sit back and listen to the angelic voice of our SJT alumna, Flora Baza, Class of '65, with the song, "Magof Yu," while you view the photos of classmates, friends and families who attended.   And toward the end, you'll be mesmerized by Guy Lombardo's "Auld Lang Syne!"  You might become very "mahalang." for the good-ole-days!   Have tissues handy :-))  Just click on the photo collage below.

 (Important instructions:  Please remember to pause the media player below the video, and adjust your audio way UP!  Once redirected to the link, enter your email info (for security, you will get the video in your email Inbox to confirm), confirm/accept >click on the "zoom" darkly shaded box, > click on "Start Slideshow."  Once there, click on "View Full Screen."  Remember to come back to the website, when done.)    

   

                                                                                                                                         

 

 

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 In Loving Memory of Our Franciscan Clergy

 

 

 

 Biba San Jude!!! BIBA!!!

 

 

















  

Twenty-nine lit candles, one for each Franciscan clergy, were presented              The parish choir was joined by SJT alumni vocalists and musicians
by SJT Alumni and placed beside the Commemorative poster/collage                   lead by Mr. Robert Hoffman, an alumnus and Vice-Mayor of
at the altar.                                                                                                                  Sinajana Village.

                                
In addition to the huge attendance at Mass by SJT alumni, their families and other  grateful students and friends of the Franciscans, Sisters from other Communities on the island honored the Memorial Mass with their presence. 
L-R:  Sr. Elizabeth Uncangco, RSM, Sr. Francis Jerome Cruz, RSM, Sr. Francine Perez, SSND, Mr. Romeo Whang, Archdiocese Chancery Councilman and a very close friend of Sr. Marda, Sr. Mary Juan Camacho, SSND, Sr. Gloria C. Aguon, FSPA and Sr. Rose Mesa, FSE.


Memorials may be sent to:
 Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration,
912 Market Street, La Crosse
Wisconsin 54601-4782

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One can send letters, or goodies ( like Chamorro jawbreakers...gujuria) to residents of St. Rose Convent to let them know how much you love them and appreciate their sacrifices:

 Sisters Mildred (Clement Ann) Tigges, Sr. Michon Desmond, Sr. Alice McMullin,
Sr.  Phyllis Ann Hackman, Sr. Rose Frances, Sr. Jean Michael Treba, Sr. Helen Lieffring, Sr. Paulynn Instenes, Sr. LeClare Beres and
 Sr. Joan Wiesenbeck, FSPA 
at:
St. Rose Convent
701 Franciscan Way
La Crosse, WI 54601-8808
and
 Sister Mary Gabriel Soong
Villa St. Joseph
W2658 State Road 33
La Crosse, WI 54601
and
Sister Bernadette (Melissa) Prochaska, FSPA
MU Abbotsford Hall 411
722 N 13
Milwaukee, WI 53233


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 2013 Events Calendar
Please click on the colored tabs on the calendar below for special events scheduled this year.  If you'd like your event posted here, please email the information to me.

                 

We are always looking for new members, for which membership is FREE.  For details, comments and questions, please email Polly, Website Owner/Administrator.
Please stop by anytime.  
Our doors are always open.