Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Posted by Chuck White

Eye of the Ylig News has confirmed that rumors that the name of Assumption of Our Lady Parish in Piti has been changed to "Our Lady of the Annunciation" are indeed true!

The rumors swirled among faithful Catholics on Guam this weekend after the island's Catholic newspaper, the "U Matuna Si Yu’os", published the New Years Eve and New Years Day Mass schedule for island parishes on page 6 of this weekend's edition:

When reporters from Eye of the Ylig first called the U Matuna about the rumors, an unidentified staff member asked, "Assumption, Annunciation, aren't they both the same?"  

A Chancery official, speaking under the condition of anonymity, later confirmed that, indeed the name of the parish had been changed.   While no reason was supplied by the official for the change in name, when asked by an Eye of the Ylig reporter if parishioners had been consulted first, the official said, "For sure, for sure." 

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