Monday, July 14, 2014


We've had requests for a list of "neo parishes and priests". Apparently people are increasingly wanting to know where else they can go once their parish is "taken over."

The following is the parish information currently posted on the Archdiocese's website. The "neo-priests" are highlighted in yellow.

While we are not able to designate "neo-parishes", it can be assumed that if a neo-priest occupies the position of pastor in a parish that the Neocatechumenal Way has been implemented in the parish. 

Some of this information as found on the AOA website is incorrect.. If you know of changes, please advise. We will make this post into a page in the near future where it will serve as a permanent reference.

Note: A "neo-priest" is one who actually "walks" in a community. This excludes those priests who  may have simply accommodated the NCW - at the request of the Archbishop. 

Agana Cathedral
Pastor: Most  Rev.  Anthony S. Apuron, OFM Cap., D.D.
Rector: Rev. Msgr. James L.G. Benavente
Vice Rector: Rev. Fr. Michael V. Jucutan
In Residence: Rev. Fr. Thomas McGrath, SJ
Deacon Assistants: Deacons Augusto F. Cepeda, John Dierking, & Stephen Martinez

Agana Heights
Pastor: Rev. Andre Eduvala, OFM Cap.
Deacon Assistant: Dcn. Louis Agbulos, Jr.

Pastor: Rev. Jose Alberto Rodriguez

Pastor: Rev. Antonino Caminiti

Pastor: Rev. Adrian L.F. Cristobal
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Francesco S. Asproni

Chalan Pago
Pastor: Rev. Edivaldo da Silva Oliveira

Dededo - Santa Barbara
Parochial Administrator: Rev. Dan Bien
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Joel Delos Reyes
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Kenneth Carriveau
Deacon Assts: Dcn. Herbert Cruz, Dcn. Kerno Sam and Dcn. Angken Rapun
(Note: Rev. Kenneth Carriveau is now retired.)

Dededo - St. Andrew Kim
Rector: Rev. Kangwoo Lee
Deacon Asst: Dcn. Dominic Kim

Administrator: Rev. Msgr. David C. Quitugua, JCD

Pastor: Rev. Richard M. Kidd
In Residence: Rev. Danilo Trajano

Pastor: Rev. Romeo Convocar

Pastor: Rev. Joseph English, OFM Cap.

Pastor: Rev. Luis V.B. Camacho

Pastor: Rev. Manuel “Jun” Trenchera
In Residence: Rev. Gerardo Hernandez
Deacon Ast: Dcn. Louis Rama

Pastor: Rev. Msgr. David I.A. Quitugua
Parachial Vicar: Rev. Manny Ombao

Pastor: Rev. Willy O. Lorilla

Santa Rita
Pastor: Rev. Krzysztof Szafarski

Pastor: Rev. Agustin Gumataotao, OFM Cap

Priest Contact: Rev. Ivo Sinaga, OFM Cap.

Pastor: Rev. Msgr. Brigido Arroyo
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Carlos Vila
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Rudolfo Arejola
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Val Rodriguez
In Residence: Rev. Mario Palanca
(Note: No "neo-priests" are assigned here, however the NCW has been very active in this parish for several years. Rev. Val Rodriguez is no longer assigned here. Msgr. Bibi has been supportive of the NCW but does not "walk" with a community. It is not known if Fr. Rudy walks with a community. In residence: Fr. Paul Gofigan.)

Pastor: Rev. Michael Crisostomo
Deacon Assistants: Dcn. Larry Q. Claros & Dcn. Elias “Etoy” Ruda (Chuukese Community & Parish)

Pastor: Rev. Jose Antonio “Lito” Abad
Deacon Assistant: Dcn. William Hagen

Pastor: Rev. Aurelius Stoia
(Note: This is incorrect on the AOA website. Fr. Stoia was sent "on mission" several months ago. The latest report notes that he was replaced by Pastor: Rev. Luis V.B. Camacho) 

Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Alvarez
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Patrick Garcia
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Vito San Andres
Deacon Assts: Dcn. Fredrick Otte, Dcn. Leonard Stohr, Dcn. David Richards
(Note: No "neo-priests" are assigned here, but NCW has been active here for several years. Dcn. Frederick Otte is no longer active in the parish. Reports say that he is ill and in the Philippines.)

Yigo - Santa Bernadita
Administrator: Rev. Edwin Bushu
(Note: This is incorrect on the AOA website. Fr. Bushu was sent on mission several months ago. It is not known if he was replaced. Also, his designation as an Administrator is also incorrect. Santa Bernadita is a chapel not a parish. Only a parish may have an administrator or a pastor. A chapel would have a rector. The current "rector" is Fr. Danny Ferrandiz.)

Pastor: Rev. Jose Villagomez, O.F.M. Cap.


The following information about the presence of the Neocatechumenal Way in the Archdiocese of Agana is taken from its 2013 Directory:

Itinerant Catechist team for Guam: 

  • Rev. Pius Sammut, OCD
  • Ms. Patricia Cottman  
  • Michele Pedroni

  • Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica, Hagatna - Contact Person: James and Leonor Tabunar, Tel: 734-1084
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Agat - Contact Person: Joe & Nona Barcinas, Tel: 565-1302
  • Niño Perdido, Asan - Contact Person: Danny & Rosalia Santos, Tel: 472-5280
  • San Vicente Ferrer, Barrigada - Contact Person: Ricardo & MaryAnn Eusebio, Tel: 477-2226
  • Nuestra Señora De La Paz Y Buen Viaje, Chalan Pago - Contact Person: Joseph & Jenny Naputi, Tel: 734-1144
  • St. Joseph, Inarajan - Contact Person: Natasha Cruz, Tel: 898-8048
  • San Dimas, Merizo - Contact Person: Antoine Tajalle , Tel: 987-9419
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe, Santa Rita - Contact Person: Eddie & Jeanie Aflague, Tel: 789-0418
  • Saint Anthony, Tamuning - Contact Person: Roland & Melanie San Agustin, Tel: 637-7400

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