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Chapel

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 0800-1100 and 1300-1600

Office Phone Number

671-339-2126

Office Email

M-GU-NBG-CHAPEL-GD@FE.NAVY.MIL

Chapel Staff

Command Chaplain - LT Joseph Buck

 

Catholic Chaplain

 

Enlisted Support

Fr. Daniel Swartz

 

RP1 Dimitry Givans

Protestant Chaplains

 

HT1 Lydzey Stovall

LT Joseph Buck

 

RP2 Ismael Cazarez

     

Catholic DRE - Lucinda Barazan

 

 

Protestant DRE - April Riley 

 

 

Music Director - Nina Terlaje

 

 

 

 

 

Catholic Services

Sunday Mass - 9 a.m.

Confession - 8:30 a.m.

 

Protestant Services 

Sunday Service and Children's Ministry - 11 a.m.

Catholic Religious Education

Following Sunday Mass

 

Youth Group
Every other Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.

Catholic Daily Mass 
Tuesday - 2:30 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m.

 

Women's Bible Study
Tuesday - 9 a.m.
Men's Bible Study
Wednesday - 5:15 p.m.

 

Call 671-339-2126 to schedule Baptisms or Marriage


Other Guam Chapel Resources

Naval Hospital Guam 344-9127Andersen Air Force Base 366-6139

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Religious Activities

Over the span of three centuries, Spanish culture became dominant on Guam. The Spanish ships stopped in Guam each year between Mexico and Manila. In 1668, the great galleons brought the Jesuits to Guam. In short order, the Roman Catholic Church became the focal point of activities as the missionaries converted islanders to Christianity while teaching them to clothe their bodies, cultivate crops and husband animals in addition to introducing new methods of cooking and building. Today, most of Guam's population attends and strictly observes the protocols of the Catholic Church. Every village has a patron saint whose feast day is celebrated with a mass followed by a great fiesta of food, song and dance. Additionally, family groups hold christening parties to mark the beginning of a baby's life in the church. Fandango parties are held the evening before a wedding, and anniversary novenas commemorate the death of a loved one. All of these celebrations include lengthy religious services sometimes lasting for days, but always ending with a fiesta filled with food, drink and good will. There are some 20 Protestant denominations represented on the island as well, which include independent and non-denominational groups. The local papers carry complete listings of all local churches.  

 
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