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Patsy Cruz Diaz said:   April 10, 2014 10:50 am PST
To those of my1962 SJT classmates who greeted me and spent precious, priceless and memorable times with me during my stay in Guam this last month. . I really had a great time.Many thanks to all of you. For those that I didn't get a chance to see, maybe next time??? I wish you all the best. Special thanks to our photographer (Angie Alvarez), our Coordinators (Terry Mendoza and Julie Lujan Torres. Special thanks to you,Polly dearest on your hard work in making this SJT alumni site possible.

Jesse Sablan BBJHS '84 said:   April 9, 2014 9:16 am PST
Hafa Adai! I am BBJHS '84 Graduate and I have had the pleasure of being mentored by Sister Marda and Optata (as well as Sr. Jeane and Sr Alice) . I am sad to see that Sister Marda passed the same time I was in Wisconsin for business and had no idea. BBJHS was monumental in my development and Im sure my sentiments are echoed in the many that graduated with me. Great Website!

POLLY (WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR) said:   September 17, 2012 1:41 pm PST
Father Parick Castro announced news that we've all been eagerly awaiting regarding Father Gus' surjery. He happily told the congregation at the St. Jude Mass this evening that Father Gus is alert and recovering in great spirits at Anaheim Medical Center in Anaheim, Ca! We thank, You, our Father, Physician of our souls and bodies, and to You do we send up Glory: to Father, and to Son, and to Holy Spirit, both now and forever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

POLLY (Wesite Administrator) said:   September 13, 2012 3:32 pm PST
Please pray for the swift and successful recovery from coronary by-pass surgery for Father Gus Gumataotao, OFM, Cap., the current pastor of St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Sinajana, Guam. He was admitted to Guam Memorial Hospital on August 29th for chest pain and overall weakness. After a weeklong barrage of blood tests, MRIs, CT scans, etc., he was referred to and flown to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Anaheim, Ca. on September 7th. He is scheduled to undergo double coronary by-pass surgery on Thursday, September 13th to restore blood flow to the heart muscle by diverting the flow of blood around a section of two blocked arteries in his heart. Let us pray: Lord, grant aid to your servant, Father Gus, and cure him if it be Your Will; give him health and complete recovery for You are the Physician of our souls and bodies, and to You do we send up Glory: to Father, and to Son, and to Holy Spirit, both now and forever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Polly (WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR) said:   April 18, 2012 5:01 pm PST
Please remember to pray for the family of our beloved SJT alumna, Edith Quichocho Taitano Leon Guerrero (familian Charot), who passed away in Guam on April 18, 2012. She was an alumna from the Class of 1961. She was the second oldest of twelve children of Tun Jesus and Tan Isabet, who managed the Post Office at their home in the village. Edith was called HOME by our merciful, loving and almighty Father, and obediently, as she was always to Him in life, she went. Let us pray: Eternal rest grant unto Edith, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen

POLLY (Website Administrator) said:   January 4, 2012 6:51 pm PST
HAPPY NEW YEAR, my dear friends! Here we are in a month named after the Roman god Janus, an appropriate personification of the start of the new year. This particular Roman god had two faces so that he could look ahead toward the future and back at the past at the same time. As we get rid of an old year and look forward to a new one, we all try to be a little like Janus. We know through experience what we did wrong and what we did right, and hope to do better this year. Some of us make ambitious new year’s resolutions, and/or just take a deep breath and hope for the best. As the dawn breaks on a new year, let us give thanks for all we hold dear: our health, our family and our friends. Let us release our grudges, our anger and our pains, for these are nothing but binding chains. Let us live each day in the most loving ways, the God-conscious way. Let us serve all who are in need, regardless of race, color or creed. Let us remember that we are all one... embracing all, discriminating against none. May our year be filled with peace, prosperity and love. May God's blessings shower upon us and bestow upon us a bright, healthy and peaceful new year.

Angella Alvarez-Forbes said:   December 27, 2011 8:46 am PST
AS WE CELEBRATE CHRIST'S BIRTHDAY AND WELCOME THE NEW YEAR, PLEASE REMEMBER OUR FAMILY MEMBERS FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM ~ so they may keep our Freedom Ringing. PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS: MONIQUE ALVAREZ ~ Deployed to Kuwait ~ Niece of Angella Alvarez-Forbes ~ Daughter of Pete Alvarez SSGT. GABRIEL (GABY) CAMACHO ~ Deployed to Afghanistan ~ Son of (Mr. & Mrs.) Dolores Indalecio and Frank Camacho. ~~~LORD, by the merits of your son Jesus Christ, through the intercession of our Virgin Mary, Most Holy and Blessed of Mothers, we ask your special blessings, guidance and protection for our children MONIQUE AND GABRIEL. Watch over them and keep them safe from harm. Lift their spirits when they despair, guide their bodies when their energy wanes, walk their footprints to ease their fears, bless their dreams that they be consoled, quell their thirst when they are parched, and bring them and their troops peacefully home, we ask this through the most Sacred Heart of Jesus...Amen.~~~ May our prayers echo. THANK YOU. UNDANKULU NA SI YU'OS MA'ASE'. Y Man ga'chong San Jude. ~ si ange.

POLLY (WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR) said:   November 23, 2011 12:07 pm PST
Please pray for the family of DANNY PEREZ, an SJT alumnus -8th grade class of '59, who passed away November 21, 2011 in San Diego, CA from liver cancer. Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him; may he rest in peace. Amen. May the family's faith and love in our Almighty Father sustain them in the days ahead. I met Danny last month at the St. Jude fiesta in El Cajon, Ca. and had not seen him since 1964! He is the older brother of my former SJT classmate, Bernadita Perez. I told him that I remembered how he and his brother, Robert, were the MOST loyal, dedicated and hardworking "lahen pale'" at our beloved parish of St. Jude in Sinajana, Guam. He served as an altar-boy, groundskeeper, janitor, and ran as many errands as the priests needed for the parish. I thanked him for the many sacrifices he made for the parish, and expressed how he will always have a special place in my heart. May he now live in eternal peace and glory with our loving and merciful Father.

Suzette Carmelita Quichocho Taitano said:   November 21, 2011 6:54 am PST
TO OUR DEAR FRIENDS: I would like to pass on to you the news of the passing this past week of our brother Victor Taitano. Victor is the 9th of the 12 children of the late Jesus Taitano and Isabel Taitano ("Charot") of Sinajana, Guam. Most of you who grew up in Sinajana will remember our mom as being the village postal matron. I will give you the particulars when they have been finalized. Please pray for our brother Victor. that he be in his rightful place. next to our father and mother (Jesus and Isabel) in the Kingdom of God our Father, His Son Jesus, and our Holy Mother Mary. Thank and Si Yuos Masse Suzette Carmelita Quichocho Taitano

Angella Alvarez-Forbes said:   July 13, 2011 10:46 pm PST
FRIENDLY REMINDER: July 17th.....08:30am.....St.Jude, Sinajana COME JOIN US FOR OUR 4TH Annual SJT Alumni Mass...Class 1956-1971 FAMILY AND FRIENDS WELCOMED! BRUNCH @ TOP O'THE MAR FOLLOWS.

Angella Alvarez said:   July 6, 2011 12:33 am PST

POLLY (Website Administrator) said:   June 18, 2011 4:03 pm PST
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, my dear alumni friends and brothers! I pray: God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless those fathers, who have taken upon themselves the responsibility of parenting. Bless those who have lost a spouse to death ... or divorce, who are parenting their children alone. Strengthen them by your love that they may become the loving, caring persons they are meant to be. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen!

POLLY (WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR) said:   June 13, 2011 8:05 am PST
Buenas maneluhu. I recently posted several photos of SJT alumni, who have been called HOME, and who are now receiving their heavenly reward! May, 2011, was a deeply sad one for us as we share the grief of our friends and family of: '67 alumnus, Anthony Guerrero - May 11th; '60 alumnus, Raymond Alvarez - May 14th; '61 alumnus, Rufo Tajalle - May 25th; and '60 alumna, Cecilia (Chilang) Delgado - May 31st. Please remember them and their families in your prayers. Eternal rest grant unto them, oh Lord, and may their families be sustained by their faith and love in our merciful and loving Father! Amen! Please note: the Class of 1961 photo album is two-pages; please click "NEXT" located on the upper right hand corner for more photos, including Rufo Tajalle's

POLLY (WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR) said:   May 7, 2011 3:49 pm PST
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, my dear friends and sisters! We ask our Mother and role model, the Blessed Virgin Mary for her protection and for the grace to imitate her in her love of Christ, and Christ in His love of her. As the Mother of Christ, she is our mother, too, and we look to her for guidance as we look to our mothers on earth.

CAMACHO, FRED said:   March 28, 2011 11:05 pm PST
Thanks to the website it is so informative of the past and present. It brings back lots of memories during my school years from the 7th thru 10th grade. I grew up in Sinajana and I was one of those parishiner who took part in happy labor building the church and school. I am originally from Sinajana and now residing i Monterey, CA

JULIE LUJAN-TORRES CLASS OF 62 said:   March 6, 2011 6:48 am PST
It would be remiss of me if I failed to utter a few remarks to Lole and her class of "56 (the very first graduating class of SJT!). You all have been so cooperative, accomodating, and enthusiastic about revitalizing the commaraderie we all shared in our very youthful days! Thank you all for your participation and willingness in joining as we move forward in our collective efforts to ensure a more memorable SJT Reunion, our very 4th reunion, and, with God's grace, many more gatherings to come! And to all our other alumni, we look forward to seeing you, embarking new friendships while renewing old ones. After all, we are no longer just friends, but, more importantly, we have all become an SJT family! Si Julie

DOLORES ANDERSON-MUNA said:   March 4, 2011 1:44 pm PST
Hafa Adai Polly, what you have done here is just wonderful. Going through the website has brought back some of the best memories of my life ~ life back then was not complicated nor dangerous, just lots of good, clean, fun. You can't imagine what this website means to all of us - it keeps us connected and in touch with each other and you can't put a price tag on that (it's Priceless). My thanks and appreciation go out to you and I'm sure I am speaking for many, many others who feel the same way. I will share this with my Malie, Loling Delgado Blaz since she doesn't have an email address at the moment. Look forward to seeing everyone at our July reunion mass. Esta later, Dolores (Lole) Muna SJT Class of 1956 (The First Graduating Class)

sid weedin said:   March 4, 2011 5:47 am PST
...lord have mercy!!!...the last time i was on this website was MAY 2010!!! did this happen???...dementia, perhaps???...anyway, the reason i got on this website in may 2010, was due to a query i had for ms. polly wolly, which was never answered...hafa, polly, do you remember what i asked for, doll???...anyway, warm regards to all and KUDOS to polly wolly for this absolute wonderful website...i have to remember to get on this webside OFTEN!!!...():-0)

Angella Alvarez-Forbes said:   March 3, 2011 1:03 pm PST

Florence Pangelinan said:   February 28, 2011 1:40 pm PST
Those new mouse-overs you did on the Cool Spot page are absolutely adorable--great job, Mali Polly! Amazing how so many of the alumni haven't changed much throughout all these years--just softer, wiser looks!

POLLY (WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR) said:   February 10, 2011 1:47 pm PST
Sadly, another SJT alumnus passed away - my beloved friend and classmate, Luis Villagomez from the Class of '62. His absence at our alumni gatherings will leave a large void, not so much because his physical presence is now gone, but more because of the way in which he shared himself. It was something that filled us all with the sense that we were someone special to him - as special as he was to us. May he now rest in peace and love with our loving God and Almighty Father, together with Mary our Blessed Mother.

Selina Blaz Cruz-Castro said:   January 26, 2011 9:07 am PST
What a moving tribute (Third SJT Reunion video) to the excellent and unforgettable experience of having been a part of the St. Jude Thaddeus school legacy. the love of learning and caring for others that were instilled in us by our beloved Franciscan sisters and lay missionaries can never be equalled by any other school -- ever! saina ma'ase for the heart-moving memories...I couldn't stop crying! selina blaz cruz castro, class of '65"

Selina Blaz Cruz-Castro said:   January 20, 2011 9:18 am PST
Hafa adai, Polly -- Magof yu lokui' yangin un na' saonao i tinige' hu put i bisitan miyu' nu i ma'estra'ta siha giya' Lacrosse. Words can never fully convey the depth of my gratitude to these unselfish, incredibly strong women who left behind all that was familiar and comfortable in order to share their gifts of themselves with a people and culture they knew nothing about. Throughout my thirty-six years of teaching, I, still, to this day, share anecdotes, inspirational poems, quotes and even some latin with my students... always with a tinge of nostalgia and longing for those memorable days from a by-gone era. The legacy of our mentors, both FSPA and lay missionaries, is one that lives on through each us who were so fortunate and blessed to have been taught by them...not only by words but, more profoundly, by example. I recall often and share with my young students the simple yet life-affirming poem learned from, I believe, Sister Optata: "If a job is once begun, never leave it till it's done; be it labor great or small, do it well -- or not at all." how it reminds me of each and every one of them! Best regards, si selina 8th grade/class of 1965

Polly (Website Administrator) said:   December 18, 2010 12:06 pm PST
Merry Christmas, my beloved SJT alumni and friends! This time of year brings a flood of happy memories of our school Christmas pageants, caroling in our beloved village and learning Christmas hymns in Chamorro, in Latin (Panis Anglicus, Adeste Fedelis, etc.), the French Christmas carol, (Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella) and many, many more in English! My favorite was, is and always will be -"Silent Night." This song was not about night or darkness. It's about the Light! The third stanza says, " Son of God, love's pure light. Radiant beams from Thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace." We sing at Christmas because we have something to sing about! Light has come in the world, and we don't ever need to walk in darkness! Yes, this is a Merry Christmas, one and all!

Polly (Website Administrator) said:   November 24, 2010 5:33 am PST
Buenas todos, HAPPY THANKSGIVING, as we pray: We thank you, Father, for the gift of Jesus your Son who came to our earth and lived in a simple home. We have a greater appreciation of the value and dignity of the human family because He loved and was loved within its shelter. Bless us this day; may we grow in love for each other in our family and so give thanks to you who are the maker of all human families and our abiding peace.

POLLY (Website Administrator) said:   November 18, 2010 11:57 am PST
NEWSFLASH!!! We've just received our first milestone with the website... TEN THOUSAND (10,000) HITS, after just being online twenty-four months! BIBA SAN JUDE!

Edith Calvo Fejeran said:   October 30, 2010 6:47 pm PST
Buenas Polly and Dave, Thank you very much for inviting us into your beautiful home and taking time out to prepare a scrumptious meal. We really had a great time seeing you both and your family as well as Maria and James. Loved the bonelos, Maria. Look forward to visiting you all in near future. My son, Ryan and his family want me to relocate so who knows what Our Almighty has in store for me. It is not the same without Bo and wish sooo much he is still here though I'm sure he is looking down to make sure I'm safe and happy. Take care and God bless you all!! Edith

Angella Alvarez-Forbes said:   September 13, 2010 9:53 am PST
NOT A KEENEX DRY...Thanks you Pollywolly...Thank you for such a beautifully choreographed medley of photogs of our reunions past...MAY OUR ALUMNI FIND UNITY AND LONGING IN THE ASSEMBLAGE OF YOUR PRESENTATION...biba San Jude..hagu murekoheham todu..

Victor Cruz said:   September 2, 2010 4:48 pm PST
Hafa Adai Polly. This is about the Cool Spot link. The San Haya side students of Sinajana prefered handing out at Jane Duenas or Tan Sario (Guerrero) stores. Ha Ha Victor

Maria Cruz McDonald said:   September 2, 2010 8:56 am PST
Thank you sooo much for the website. I love the pictures of all the alumnis. I will be coming home with my husband Bill on Sept. 20 for two weeks. I heard from my brother Tony that his alumnis get together at least once a week and knowing him I might run in with some of my classmates from school. Maria

POLLY (Website Administrator) said:   August 8, 2010 7:37 pm PST
I just learned of the sudden passing of Rita P. Santos, the older sister of Class of '63 alumna, Rosalita Santos! Please remember Rita in your prayers. May she rest in God's love and eternal peace, and may Rosalita and her family be sustained by their fervent love and faith in our loving and merciful Father, and in Mary, our blessed Mother!

POLLY said:   June 15, 2010 12:12 pm PST
I just received emails from two of the Delgado sisters, Annie and Sid, regarding the sudden passing of their youngest sister, Janet Delgado-Pereira! She is the second alumna of the Class of '65 to pass away this month! Please remember Janet, her children and the entire family in your prayers. May she rest in God's love and eternal peace, and may her family be sustained by their fervent love and faith in God, our Father, and in Mary, our blessed Mother!

POLLY said:   June 7, 2010 11:29 am PST
I am still in shock and utter disbelief over the sudden passing of Patricia Cruz (familian Lay)-Sayama of Yona, Guam on June 4th. She is the youngest sister of alumnae - Juanita, Rosita, Maria and alumnus, Juan. She is an SJT alumna of '65. She, like her sisters and brother, was an active participant/contributor in our SJT Alumni Society activities in Guam. Adios, Pat, ya si Yu'os pa'gu gajo-jong mu!

Sid Delgado Weedin said:   May 24, 2010 5:26 am PST
24 May 2010...hafa adai, polly doll...are you on-island???...if so, kindly give me a call at 482.1942...i have a query on a nun, whose photo is posted on this website...i think we were pen pals while i was at st. jude school...i'd be most appreciative if you can call...muchas gracias por su tiempo...():-0)

FLORENCE PEREZ PANGELINAN said:   January 27, 2010 1:43 am PST
What a momentous event we missed by not being there for the Memorial Mass honoring all our beloved FSPA nuns and Capuchin priests! I could clearly visualize the procession of SJT alumni that brought those 29 lit candles up to the altar--enough to give me "goosebumps". I could even envision the inspiration gotten from listening to the beauty & harmony of the hymns that were sung during the Mass, and of them lifting up to the rafters of the church! What a wonderful family of alumni we are, especially those of you who were there and did all the selfless work as an offering and tribute to our mentors! God Love and Keep You In the Palm of His Hands...

Linda and Frank Guevara said:   January 20, 2010 5:43 pm PST
Polly- Thank you for all the hard work that you and the rest of SJT alumni have done for the beautiful memorial mass honoring our Franciscan Community. We continue to pray for those that have gone before us and those still living in La Crosse, WI. BIBA SJT !!

Edith Calvo Fejeran said:   January 14, 2010 9:39 pm PST
Polly, kudos to you for all your efforts in keeping this website going and enabling all our alumni to connect us all. Most especially, thanks for calling me at home, it was great hearing from you and do look forward to seeing you soon. I'll forever cherish the fond memories of SJT school: hard labor of our Dads who gave their all to build the school; our Moms who cooked and fed the workers, and yes, us young folks back then who picked up rocks, trash, etc. on the school grounds and detention for gum chewing, etc. which ended in restroom detail. Hey, at the end of the day, we all turned out a-ok!! SJT and the wonderful Sisters of Franciscan Order (esp. Sisters Marda, Rosa, Optata, Jeremy, Wilhemine, Clementine, Gabriel, Ms. K as well) who profoundly have etched and molded our character and citizenry will forever remain in our hearts--I know in mine, they always will.

POLLY (Website Administrator) said:   January 8, 2010 8:33 pm PST
Thanks Primo, Bert and everyone for your endearing sentiments and tribute to our beloved Sister Marda and the others who have gone before her, as well as the nuns who are still here - the only FSPA member in Guam, Sister Gloria Crisosotomo Aguon, and the many in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I'll always remember the very first time that I met Sister Marda, when I was eleven years old in the seventh grade at St. Jude School in 1960. An emigrant from mainland China, she spoke English quite well, however, I learned immediately that she masterfully communicated with her EYES...characteristically smiling - gentle, ever-patient, and loving. In her classroom, she commanded order, diligence and self-discipline from us; deviants were quickly redirected when she gave her "shape up or else" glare. In May of 2009, forty-five years later, I, and three other SJT alumnae, visited our most beloved teacher, mentor and friend at Villa St. Joseph in La Crosse, WI. Please read more about Sister Marda, and our visit to St. Rose Convent in the NEWS page of this website. Sister Marda entered the gate of heaven on that blessed morning on December 16th, 2009. Her body was laid to rest at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, the FSPA cemetery in La Crosse, Wisconsin!

Noberto Perez/Bonio Cruz/Blanco said:   January 8, 2010 5:39 pm PST
Polly, thank you so much for the FYI regarding Sister Marda. I will never forget Sister Marda. Nor will I ever forget the other Franciscan Sisters who made such an impact during my two years (that is, seventh and eighth grades) at SJT: Sisters Optata, Clement Ann, Melissa, Gabriel. I also remember Miss Judy O'Brien. It was an absolutely wonderful learning experience in all the aspects of my youth! I cannot make it to the memorial mass. But I wish to tell them "Thank you," though I doubt I could ever fully express my thanks to such wonderful women and for the sacrifices they made for a little chamoru boy in a far-away island.

Ray Miranda said:   January 4, 2010 2:29 pm PST
On behalf of my sisters (Maria Miranda Quichocho, and Regina Miranda Lee) who both attended St. Jude, thank you and Si Yuus Ma ase for a great website....I do recognized a lot of familiar faces...hoping to see them on Jan. 17th. Take care and may God bless you all! R. Miranda

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