This does not come as a surprise. Even the Cathedral is not being kept clean. Oh these neos and their wanna be takeovers - haven't you heard the saying, "Cleanliness is next to Godliness"?Never saw this kind of filth when Monsignor James Benavente was in charge.
Unfortunately friend of mine walked in dog mess inside the cathedral about three weeks ago. Did not post it as kind of not nice. But it is happening often I'm told. Since Monsignor James left the cathedral I'd dirty and stinking of dog mess. Well, what can you expect when you put a veg vendor in charge of a cathedral basilica.
Years ago archbishop would say November 1st was a good time to make money as he would get many envelopes at the cemetery mass. Archbishop would plan to leave immediately after November 1st to San Francisco, Santa Ana, and las Vegas. Twenty thousand Usd received in envelopes to pray for the dead was nothing. He would shop in California with the envelope money. Always remember thinking how horrible it was. I mean can you honestly imagine buying dinner in market street for a group with money given in an envelope in the cemetery to pray for the dead.
I stopped by the cemetery last Saturday and noticed the grass was long. I asked the staff if the grass would be cut before All Souls Day. They said it was already cut and they do not plan to for All Souls Day. This is the first year the cemetery is such bad shape. I was told I need to cut the grass around my family grave if I want it clean.
Cemetery is so unclean for al souls day the first time in years it looks so badly maintained. Monsignor David should take responsibility for his new duties and stop sleeping all day doing little for the service of the cathedral.
Despite the very sad facts reported here regarding the total lack of efficiency, and already terrible state of desrepairs reported; we must see the positive.......The positive side of this story, is that it is out for all to see, that this little group of zealots, might be good at destroying, but are incapable of running things, at least with the people in place.Now we know that they are incapable.The question remains the same, as last year. What are we going to do about it?What are the people of Guam going to do about it?It is time my friend. Bad things happen when good people remain silent, and do nothing.Wake up Guam.
ATTENTION EVERYBODY. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE. Do not support the special All Souls Day collection envelopes, nor the baskets or envelopes at the cemeteries on All Souls Day. It is neither a sin nor a sign of disrespect toward the Church. Let it be our way of saying "Enough is Enough". Stop sucking money out of us, so that the archbishop and his mob can go on junkets at our expense. And if the grass does not get cut for All Souls Day (shame on them!) , do not feel bad about it. Let the rest of the island see what non-support (money-wise) means to them. Remember, many of us old folks lived there at Pigo, after the war when we were relocated from Manenngon. If we can survive those horrid conditions then at the Pigo, we can certainly put up with the condition they want our people to see now.Those of you who go to the other cemeteries other than Pigo, go to your Non-Neo priests and give them your donations personally. If your cemetery is in a Neo-parish, DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY for your donation. Don't let your money go to the big cats!They are already charging us an arm and a leg to bury our dead. Enough is enough! Let us continue to pray for our dead, but let us not pay under the guise that we are thus being more faithful to our beloved dead by doing so. Do not let the money do your praying.
Well said 11.55pm. No need to give money to the All souls day envelopes. it will not be used for the cemeteries rather to support Apuron and his dirty cult and his lavish life style.
Yes, the NEO are here to take our money on all souls day. They only want our money. Apuron also wishes only to get money from our people.
From what I understand, at the Our Lady of Peace cemetery, all the collection goes to the San Miguel Church in Talofofo. Please support our church. It is a non neo.
Just look at the mass intentions. how can you place one thousand mass intentions into one mass and them keep all the money for self. It should be one mass one mass intention one stipend. What is happening on All souls day on Island is a money fundraising project for the archbishop. Sure now he gives the money to NEO and I guess now to Harold to fly his family here for ordination.
Cathedral already begun asking people for money to purchase set of 36 new vestments as cathedral vestments not to the required standard .
So have you donated to the replacement of the aircon in the St. Therese Chapel! As for the vestments, each priest is to supply his own! Tell them to ask their family to get their vestments. I am not supplying for a NEO Presbyter! Have them ask Kiko to provide their vestments!
The Cathedral HAS NEW vestments and they ARE the required standard! Msgr James purchased them as they were needed to replace the old ones used for several decades. Theses new ones have been used by the clergy for major functions in the past several years.....and they have MORE than 36 that all match! They are still in VERY GOOD condition! WHY purchase a new set?! Is it because the new administration is trying to throw out anything that Msgr James did?! Is it because they want to buy the NEO designed vestments?COME ON!!! What is wrong with these people!??!
Well, more to be said about the vestments but I'm not sure it is major concern to our readers.
Maybe they're planning on replacing them with Kilo-vestments. It's faster and less obvious than changing out all the statues in the Cathedral.
Not read any message from typhoon John is he he still reading?
Typhoon John has lost somebody dear to cancer.Going through the whole funeral process. In the bay area.Thanks for asking.
I hope John continues to go through the SNAP process and gets at least one Kikocancer the punishment he deserves.
We remember typhoon John in our prayers and the friend he lost.
Cathedral is in bad shape. Have you not seen the crack on the wall or the paint bubbling. Shame on the new administration at the Cathedral. Only thinking about the KIKOWAY.
While we are on the topic - has anyone seen "employees" of the cathedral working at the cemetery? This is obvious when certain employees are at the cathedral in the morning, at the cemetery in the afternoon, and then back at the cathedral by end of day. I thought the administration was chastising Msgr. James for this practice. So which is it? Was Msgr. really mismanaging or are you now just catching up with what it takes to actually run things. Oh wait. It is everyone's fault but yours. That's right. My mistake
My friend went to Pigo Cemetery office to buy candles for father's grave, she was told they don't have candles for sell! This is sad all the years that I work for Msgr James, this never happen not to have candles for All Souks Day! We order the candles month in advance just for this day besides the regular stock. I can imagine what's going to happen tomorrow at Pigo when people starts coming in to ask or request information from staff that don't know anything or experience All Souls Day at Pigo Cemetery. I was there today and the big canopy looks sad. The grass were cut uneven some areas were cut all the way to the dirt some were slighty cut. I bet they won't know what to do with mass intentions. Donation envelopes. Save your donations & offer mass intentions at your own parish, there will know that it's really been offered.
11/2/14 @ 9:52PM..There are candles for sale at the inexpensive price of $6.50. This is way cheaper than buying at the Parish Level. oh yeah. I forgot it's a rip off!Moving right along:To top this off, an elderly woman asked for help in placing a wreath on a crypt and she was told there was a fee for doing so. Another elderly woman was told to move her vehicle or it will be towed away, yet there were other cars parked within the same area. What is going on at the Cemetery? Oh yeah New Administration!Under the management of Msgr James, Joshua Perez and his staff were very accommodating. The grass was mowed, and we just came in to either paint or wash down the headstones of those still on the ground. We were told that every person should mow their section. Jessica get on the roll here. You are beginning to make people very uncomfortable and pissing us off. This is only one topic. Moving on to the next topic:The Catholic Daughters of American usually have their Mass at the Cathedral every first Saturday of the Month. Hey, we were told we had to move our mass due to the Birthday. Wow, the Birthday takes precedence...Moving right along:Mr. Queeneene, your article in today's PDN paper...what key did you receive from the Archbishop on the 20th of October. Was it Father Paul's or Msgr. James' key? Was it the key to the Chancery or the Cathedral? Let me guess, the key to heaven for returning back to the community!Moving right along:Msgr David is an introvert and will NEVER be able to accomplish what Msgr. James has done in the last 20 years for the Cathedral! Placing Harold be his name at the Cathedral, with his arrogance will even be scarier! As a newbie, Harold will NEVER be able to get the resources needed for the Cathedral to function.Moving right along:I notice that during the Sunday 9:30 AM Mass, the video is focused on the AAA and the Choir. The congregation is now not visible...poor attendance. With such poor attendance, why not move the mass to the St. Therese Chapel. There will be savings on the power bill and the chapel will be crowded!Moving right along...will continue this after the masses at the various cemeteries! BTW is Birdie (Father Alberto) back?
When is Harold to be ordained?
Harold and two others are being ordained this coming Saturday. Islandwide communities are being asked to come, especially where these Deacons serve, mainly Barrigada, Merizo/Inarajan. They want the Cathedral to be standing room only.
Afraid Harold will be a problem for the Archdiocese . In the meantime Tony will have a new piece of chocolate . Let's watch the fun begin.
Vizencio's first mass will be at Santa Rita on Sunday at 8 am. This is the only mass scheduled for that day...I assume so that it would also be standing room only.
I do believe that all three priests will be celebrating their fist mass at the parishes they serve on the 9th. Then off they fly to their country....to celebrate their first mass again! Harold why don't you just stay and take care of the cartels in Columbia. They need to become fruits.I forgot, Archie will probably hand you a key like he did to Queeneenie! Maybe the key to his Equius! The key to his safety deposit box (if he has one). Maybe the key to the entire diocese. You are such a boboy, I am sure he will name you as an heir to his estate!
A couple of weeks ago I received a mailed invitation from the seminary inviting me to attend the ordination. Probably I received the invitation because, until I was enlightened by Tim Rohr's Junglewatch, I gave a lot of money to the seminary for years. It gave me great pleasure to throw the invitation in the trash.
Let's not laugh yet about the estate . Seems like the heir is a former cathedral altar boy. Interesting story.
A former altar boy now living San Francisco? Must be JQ!
Weeellll, Harold was assigned to Barrigada...was never there...so where's the first mass in the Equus
I attended mass at Holy Cross Cemetery and boy was it a Kikofest!!!! 6 Neo Priests and Deacon plus 4 Capuchin Priests presiding. Seminarians as servers and choir. I also noticed only NEOS handling the collection, but I noticed even more was that hardly anyone around me was putting anything into the baskets (including myself). BTW, the homily was pathetic, talked about the tradition of going from cemetery to cemetery to visit our deceased loved ones.
To: AnonymousNovember 3, 2014 at 9:08 AMAGREE, on ALL points!
Where is Harold's first mass?
Guam Memorial Park's celebrants were very Neo--from Adrian Cristobal, Father Alberto, I don't know who even delivered the homily. When Father Paul Gofigan said mass, everyone was very aware of his readings and homilies but not this year. When my neighbor and I were talking (her parents and my parents are buried next to each other), we felt a different. We even saw the newest local priest (Father Luis Camacho) and although we had wanted to have our parents' graves blessed, we both decided to forego the blessing for this All Souls' Day. I mentioned in one several comments made on your JungleWatch, that for the faithful Catholics tie a white ribbon on the antenna of your vehicle to show solidarity for Our One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. PS: The collection basket was already going around even before the second reading, now that was totally rude and impolite. I did not give anything.
I too was at Guam Memorial and saw Father Gofigan blessing some of the graves before mass...not sure if he did all the graves. I also went to Pigo....that too was not the same. AAA was so in a rush to start mass he couldn't wait for the rosary to end....had to go to Agat I guess...
May be he needed to visit the agat boys! Snap
Today I was at Pigo Cemetery to visit my dad's grave since I was not able to go last Monday, talked about mismanagement of funds by Msgr James, the cemetery has security guard who just sits in the golf cart looking out at the ocean while talking on his cell phone for thirty minutes. I purposely stayed in my car just to see if he is going to go around the whole cemetery but he didn't. Wow, now there is guard for what? Yet, there are trash all over from flowers & wreaths that flew away from the graves. This never happens during Msgr James & Joshua Perez leadership! Waste of funds is what is happening at the Pigo Cemetery, this is the reason they didn't have candles! Disgusting, I felt like I should have my father's remains digged out & go to a non-catholic cemetery, they will have respect for deceased!