SJT  GUEST BOOK
Please use the Guest Book to share your most memorable experiences at our beloved St. Jude School; or share news about you and your family; you may also request  prayers for a relative's or friend's death or illness; or just say "hafa adai" to fellow classmates and teachers.  You can include your email address in the message box if you'd like others to contact you. 
Thank you, yan Si Yu'os Ma ase
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POLLY (Website Administrator) said:   December 31, 2009 4:25 am PST
HAPPY NEW YEAR- two thousand and ten!!! 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.

Hilda Duenas said:   December 26, 2009 6:59 am PST
Hello to my fellow classmates. St. Jude was the best place in getting my educational foundation. Thanks to all the great teachers/classmates. Hi Lang, long time no see. Thanks to the '62 class for keeping up the SJT spirit...

Annie Delgado Duenas said:   December 25, 2009 4:10 pm PST
Polly, God bless you for all the wonderful things you are doing on the wedsite....Reading the messages, connecting lost friends and renewing friendship, wow, thats awesome.....so hopefully, my old classmates from SJT will stay tune on the wedsite. Gee, I can't remember when we graduated from the 8th grade. Please, somebody out there (my classmates), lets get our lists going....my email address, annieduenas@yahoo.com, or call me at (671) 477-7078 (h) (671) 988-1020 (c). Thanks!

MAGDALENA TENORIO said:   December 23, 2009 3:43 am PST
For over 45 years, Sister Marda Tsai has been my spiritual advisor, teacher, mentor and dear friend. As a student at St. Jude School, I used to write to Father James Chang in Hongkong to offer Masses for her Catholic parents who were imprisoned by the communists in China for their religious beliefs. Over the years, I have visited and corresponded with Sr. Marda and even attended her diamond jubliee at St. Rose Convent. Our visit recently to St. Rose was the highlight of our close relationship. (Please read about our visit on the NEWS page of this website). Her artistic talent and love of the Lord are illustrated in the painting and cards she gave me. These tangible memorabilia, as well as the pictures, will always be cherished. Adios Sr. Marda, my heart still aches but I know that God's Will be done, as you've always told me and that you are with the Lord. I miss and love you dearly.

ANITA LUJAN-SAXTON said:   December 20, 2009 3:29 pm PST
I remember Sr. Marda as my 7th grade teacher. She always had such a humble and meek spirit. She had such a kind face and soft voice when she would teach. She would always paint pictures of birds and trees and would always sign them in Chinese. I will always remember the teachings that they contributed to our community. It was because of the Franciscan Sisters that I chose to go into teaching. Sr. Marda will always be remembered as she was taken by our Heavenly Father to her new home. You are in the great hands of our Heavenly Father. Memorias, Anita Lujan Saxton

Deacon Ron San Nicolas said:   December 18, 2009 8:41 pm PST
May Sister Marda rest in peace. She was a remarkable art teacher and had beautiful connection with St. Padre Pio who wrote her a letter informing her of the welfare of her parents behind the iron curtain in China. Deacon Ronnie San Nicolas

Honofre Oliva said:   December 17, 2009 3:15 pm PST
Although I haven't seen or spoken with Sister Marda, "since ever since", she always seemed to have occupied a special place in my heart. I can reflect on the good ole days at St. Jude, and that unforgettable and frightful stare Sister Marda would give me when I did something inappropriate. She would tilt that head of her's down just a tad bit and ever so slightly and then give you that "do it again" stare over the top of those thin rimmed glasses of hers! It was really great back then and at times I honestly must admit that I miss it. I will miss Sr. Marda for sure, but she will not be forgotten. Can't say that I would miss that iconic stare though! Adios Sr. Marda!

POLLY (Website Administrator) said:   December 17, 2009 3:09 pm PST
Yes, our beloved art and music teacher, Sister Marda Tsai, passed away on December 16th at St. Joseph Villa in La Crosse, WI. Please remember her in your prayers. You're encouraged to express your grief and share your fondest memories here or on the BLOG page.

Vince Mesa said:   December 17, 2009 1:36 pm PST
Sister Marda was my homeroom teacher in the 7th grade, which was my first year at ST. JUDE THADDEUS SCHOOL. She was an artist and quite talented at it too. I and we will miss her. She has lived a good life and she will eternally do so, even though she is no longer with us here on earth. She now rests in PEACE.

POLLY (Website Administrator) said:   December 15, 2009 2:28 pm PST
Hafa adai George, I added hyperlinks throughout the site, which are printed in blue (not navy), so you can click on Terrie's name in the ARCHIVES page to send an email. The email hyperlink is also available for Fr. Kieran, Juan Torres, SJT Society President, and myself throughout various pages. Incidentally for added amusement, I created "mouse-overs" with several of the photos on every page. You merely scroll or slide your cursor/mouse over a picture, and find another underneath! I would love it if you'd send me a current photo, plus your high school picture, and your favorite memory so that I can post it in the COOL SPOT page! None of us are getting any younger, and our memories of our experience at SJT have brought us back to those happier times in our lives.

George Flores (Sinajana/Washington State) said:   December 7, 2009 5:08 pm PST
Attempting to locate and communicate with Terrie Mendiola.

Florence & Henry Pangelinan said:   December 4, 2009 4:16 pm PST
Christmas is fast approaching, and it wouldn't feel totally like the season without our extending a wonderful, heartwarming and memorable holiday to all of you who are part of the St. Jude family. May God continue to bless you; may you daily be thankful for His graces, for Mother Mary & St. Jude's intercessions on our behalf; and may you always stay positive amid storms in your life. Memorias!

Victor A. Cruz said:   December 4, 2009 11:49 am PST
I love and enjoyed your website. I Thank You so very much for having this website; also I than Tom Siguenza, originally from Afame now residing in San Antonio, TX., for e-maling this website to me.

POLLY (Website Administrator) said:   November 24, 2009 6:26 pm PST
Thank you, EVERYONE, for your support, prayers and, above all, for your enduring love and friendship. May God continue to bless us all, and may you "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good..." (From Psalm 100:4, 5a) Happy Thanksgiving, todos, ya si Yu'os enfan benindisi pa'gu yan para todo y tiempo! si Polly este

Angella Alvarez-Forbes said:   November 5, 2009 5:50 pm PST
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Polly and Dave's daughter's "Dream Wedding" this weekend! Si Yu'os ufanbe'nendisi todo y tiempo!

Angella Alvarez-Forbes said:   November 5, 2009 5:43 pm PST
Met up with the SJT Class of '65 at (St. :) Elks Club, Agana Heights last Friday. This group has rolled out the red carpet and gone all out to celebrate their reunion with picnics, round the island trek, trip to the PI and more...BIBA CLASS OF '65! Hamyo dumanche' man gupot! FOR THE RECORD...THE ELKS CLUB is the hap place on Fridays!

POLLY said:   September 25, 2009 7:58 am PST
Hafa'dai John (Atoigue)! What a miracle this is for you... to find the name and photo of your Baptismal godmother- Maria C. Quifunas, whom you've been searching for! I've emailed you their (your Nino and Nina's) contact numbers, and I'm confident that they'll be overjoyed to hear from you. St. Jude interceded for you and worked another miracle through our Lord, Jesus Christ! Biba San Jude, and Praise God, our Father!!! May God keep you and your family safe from all illness, danger and harm!

John Atoigue said:   September 24, 2009 11:58 pm PST
I'm looking for my God Parents. Edward and Maria Quifunas. My parents are John Mafnas Atoigue and my mom is Lydia Leon Guerrero Mundo. They divorced when I was only 2 yrs old and mom moved us to Vegas. Since then my mom remarried and the last name I am using now is Bowers (John Mundo Bowers). I've had this baptism certificate and have always wondered who my God Parents were. I saw this web site and I am wondering if this is the same Maria Quifunas. I am now stationed in Hawaii. If any one knows how I can contact MRS. Quifunas from the site I would love to talk to her. My phone # is 808-954-9417. Thanks.. John

Justo Tajalle said:   September 9, 2009 10:04 pm PST
Hafa Adai tudos, would like to clarify my previous post irt the San Diego St. Jude Fiesta. In my haste and lack of coordination on the keybord, I inadvertently limited the invitation to the boys (alumnus) only. The invitaion is to all SJT ALUMNI. My sincere apology and hope I didn't offend anyone. si justo

Justo Tajalle said:   September 8, 2009 8:08 pm PST
WOW!! what a website. thank you Polly for telling me about the site and also for the great job you've done.It's great seeing my '62 classmates and how all the girls are aging BEAUTIFULLY, just like good wine. As for you boys, you're all just getting old, just like me. HA!! Seriously, you folks look great and sure missed you all. BTW, the San Diego St. Jude Fiesta group is inviting all SJT alumnus to our 25th anniversary fiesta on Oct. 24, 2009. (see events calendar for details). So, if you're in the neighborhood be sure to stop by. I promise you'll have a great time. esta later si justo

POLLY said:   August 24, 2009 2:55 pm PST
Dangkulu na si Yu'os ma ase, Father Kieran for signing the Guest Book, and especially for your prayers for our beloved Sinajana parish of St. Jude Thaddeus! God blessed the people of Sinajana with faithful and inspirational clergy like you, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, the lay faculty and staff of St. Jude School. I created this website, not only, to honor Saint Jude, but also to memorialize the immeasurable contribution made by your Holy Order of Franciscan Capuchin Priests, and the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration to St. Jude parish and school. Quite evident is the gratitude and love from your former parishioners and SJT students, as expressed by the endearing testimonials submitted in this Guest Book. Please stop by often as the website is a work-in-progress, and I plan to add videos, as soon as I figure out how to:) On behalf of the SJT Alumni Society of Guam, we pray that our Father and our Blessed Mother continue to bless you with health of mind, body and soul.

Fr. Kieran Hickey said:   August 22, 2009 12:45 pm PST
I enjoyed your website and hope to keep in touch with more of the alumni from St. Jude School. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, Fr. Kieran

Angella Alvarez-Forbes said:   August 20, 2009 3:51 pm PST
Previous msg may be lost in translation so here goes... Welcome Grad Class Picture of 1966. Hopful more grad pictures develop as our site reaches many more and grow in popularity. Si Yu'os Ma'ase' Polly and contributors. Next year's 3rd annual reunion mass July 2010 is bound to bring great excitement and attendance. This well maintained site is made possible by Polly's unselfish dedication. Please join the FB of SJT too, expanding our reach!

Honofre Oliva said:   August 14, 2009 8:09 am PST
Did some surfing and came across this site! This is great!!! "Hello" to all my classmates and friends where ever you all might be reading this message from. It's particularly great to see that most of you all appear to have never aged past the 8th Grade!!! :) Honofre

Annie Santos Delgado Duenas said:   August 8, 2009 4:58 pm PST
Hafa adai Polly, God bless you and for all the wonderful things that goes into the website. Sharing with all the alumni, it's simply magical, and I'm getting so emotional . Looking at all those old pictures brings alot of flashback, good ones (smile). KUDOS to all the organizers out here on our beautiful island! I had a wonderful time at the Top O'the Mar.

Dolores(Dolly) Castro Franquez said:   August 5, 2009 5:55 pm PST
Thanks for the wonderful website. Hope to be more active in the meetings, etc.

Peter Jon Duenas said:   August 5, 2009 9:55 am PST
Thank you for keeping us abreast with the latest happening RE: St Jude Thaddeus Alumni. Unfortunately, I missed the mass on the 19th of July. I'll try to be more responsible next time! AD MULTOS ANNOS TODOS HAMYO!

Janet Delgado Pereira said:   August 5, 2009 4:25 am PST
Thank-you for sharing. Please let us know of your next meeting.

Ange Alvarez-Forbes said:   August 4, 2009 5:10 am PST
Si Yu'os Ma'ase' to the many alumni attendees on our 2nd Reunion Mass...Mila'yatafandana...for the 3rd Annual Reunion next year 2010...reflect, renew, and laugh w/ole friends! Biha pat Bihu nehe'tana'nuebu..

matilda salas kania said:   August 2, 2009 8:59 pm PST
have really enjoyed going through your SJT. always regretted not completing 8th grade there. really enjoyed looking at the pictures and remembering my 1 yr of attending SJT hafa adai to all

RoseMarie Matsunaga said:   July 28, 2009 9:45 am PST
kudos to all you wonderful folks for initiating this great newslett : ) I will be on Guam this Oct for St. Jude & the '65 class. I love the old photos! Si Yuos Ma'ase para todos. Si Rosie

Vincent J. Mesa said:   July 25, 2009 2:07 pm PST
After being away from GUAM for over 30 years, it was a joyous occasion to be part of the mass offered to the ST. JUDE THADDEUS CATHOLIC SCHOOL ALUMNI on July 19, 2009. Kudos to the individuals who diligently organized a very successful and touchy event. I dedicate the occasion to my fellow classmates of 1970 who are no longer with us. HAFA ADAI to the others who were not able to make the reunion and I hope we will meet next time.

Rosita (Sid) Santos Delgado W E E D I N said:   July 25, 2009 1:30 am PST
...hafa adai todos...indeed i was very much in awe when i heard that st. jude catholic alumni was being formed...i thank you immensely, pauline, ange and whoever else was involved...i enjoyed the mass and gathering at top o' the mar...what a BLAST i had!!!...my apology, i CAN'T RECALL much about the years i attended st. jude school cause it's been EONS and that part of my memory has been DELETED due to my ADVANCED AGE!!!...let's PARTY!!!

rosalita santos said:   July 23, 2009 10:23 pm PST
Si Yu'us Maase, Pauline, for this awesome website! To you g-class of '62, thank you. Your reunion last year excited us in having an all-alumni reunion this year. I agree that this should be an annual event. Prior to and after the mass, I observed in everyone's faces the pride and joy of having been a part of and a product of the mighty St. Jude Thaddeus School. Anyone remember having to walk to the church for mass? diagramming? riding the bus to the Paseo for sports day competition? walking down to the Academy for our afternoon session after Supertyphoon Karen?

Julie Delgado Pangelinan said:   July 23, 2009 9:52 pm PST
What an awesome website Polly. We had a wonderful time after the alumni mass, July 19th at Top of the Mar. Our sophomore class of 1965 is having a reunion in October, the week prior to our St. Jude fiesta. Several of our former classmates that reside in the mainland are joining us. Memorias to you and your family.

Dolores Anderson Muna said:   July 21, 2009 6:25 pm PST
I graduated from St. Jude in 1956 from the 8th grade and it was wonderful seeing some of my classmates at the mass on 7/19. It truly brought back some very fond memories of the good old days. The Brunch was very enjoyable and I hope this becomes an annual event. Esta later, Dolores/Lole

Doris (Gloria) Lujan Balajadia said:   July 21, 2009 11:01 am PST
Thank you for including me at the mass and brunch this past Sunday 19 July, 2009.

Julie Lujan Torres said:   July 21, 2009 4:26 am PST
What a marvelous time we all had at the 2nd gathering of the St. Jude Thaddeus alumni this past Sunday, 19 July 2009 - both at the Mass, followed by brunch at Top of the Mar! Let's never lose touch...we are familia for all times!!! Dancing is my passion...Ange is my dance partner... So shall we dance at the next function?!! We shall!!! Si Julie esti giya Guahan!!

Flora Tajalle Santos "Flo" said:   July 20, 2009 10:55 pm PST
was a student during the latter years of St Jude's '66 to '69 missed the reunion, would love updates for any upcoming ones... great website... i remember Sr. Optata, Sr. Marda, Sr. Clemene Ann, and week ends at the convent making chocolate fudge..email back anyone from my time...

Annie Delgado Duenas said:   July 18, 2009 3:17 am PST
What a wonderful website...Thank you Polly for sharing it with us, you are doing a great job. God bless you and your family.

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