The Guam Society of America invites you to join us in celebrating one of our annual cultural and spiritual celebrations as we hold the daily novenas in honor of the island of Guam’s Patroness, Our Lady of Camarin (Santa Marian Kamelen). This is an annual event celebrated on the island and the Guam Society proudly celebrates it with the nightly novenas at various members and friends homes, culminating in the final day of the novena at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception where a replica of the statue of Our Lady of Camarin is enshrined. Join us in celebrating the daily novenas at one or all of the locations shown in the schedule below and on the attached flyer.
Our 2011 Chairperson for the celebration of Our Lady is Mary Pablo. Dangkulu Na Si Yu’us Ma’ase (Thank You) to Mary for all of her efforts in putting this schedule together and for coordinating the ‘no host’ reception at the Rincome Restaurant after the novena and mass on December 8th. Please see the attached flyer for additional details – if you plan on attending the reception, please contact Mary Pablo at 703.862.4919. We look forward to seeing you at the daily novenas beginning on November 30th and the mass celebration and reception on December 8th.
Wed, Nov 7th (7pm) – Hosts: Rose & Don Fleet (15501 Hagen Way, Haymarket, VA 20169)
Thurs, Dec 1st (7pm) – Hosts: Doris & Ed Yanger (4902 Chipper Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032)
Fri, Dec 2nd (7pm) – Hosts: Mary & Ben Pablo (16506 Hayes Lane, Woodbridge, VA 22191)
Sat, Dec 3rd (2pm) - Hosts: Aylene & Joe Mafnas (5001 Marshall Crown Road, Centreville, VA 20120)
Sun, Dec 4th (4pm) – Hosts: Annie & Jess Rosario (2226 Rosewood Drive, Edgewood, MD 21040)
Mon, Dec 5th (6:30pm) – Hosts: Wilma & Frank Topasna (9410 Glen Ridge Drive, Laurel, MD 20723)
Tues, Dec 6th (7:00pm) – Hosts: Cathy & Charlie Gulac (5347 Cristfield Court, Fairfax, VA 22032)
Wed, Dec 7th (6:30pm) – Hosts: Annie & Larry Quichocho/Janet & John Cruz (47111 Green Leaf Court, Lexington Park, MD 20653
Thurs, Dec 8th:
Novena at 4:30pm at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017
Mass at 5:15pm in the Upper Church of the Basilica, immediately following the novena
‘No Host’ Dinner Reception at 7:00pm at the Rincome Restaurant, 3030 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204 - parking located at the Days Inn Hotel parking lot. RSVP Required for the Dinner Reception not later than Monday, December 5th to Chairperson, Mary Pablo (703.862.4919). Cost and payment based on meal and beverage selection at the restaurant.
Biba Santa Kamalen! Biba Guam Society! Biba Guam!