2014 Santa Marian Kamalen Novena and Mass Schedule

The 2014 Guam Society of America Santa Marian Kamalen/Our Lady of Camarin Novenas and Mass Schedule, with dates/times and residence of hosting members are provided below.  For questions, please contact Mary Pablo at (703) 862-4919.

Each year the Guam Society rotates the nightly novenas to give our members an opportunity to attend the novenas that are close to where they live.  In the past two years, attendance at the nightly novenas have steadily increased at the nightly residence novenas.  If you plan to attend, please contact the host for the novena at the numbers provided; you can also inquire with the hosts if you would like to bring a dish for the usual potluck gatherings that are held after the novena.

Novena Residence Schedule:

RSVP for the dinner reception on Mon, Dec 8th, please contact Mary Pablo who has graciously stepped in to assist with coordination of the dinner reception at the Rincome Restaurant.

On December 8th – we will have the final novena at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.  A replica of Santa Marian Kamalen is enshrined in the Basilica; you’ll get the unique opportunity of being able to visit her and seeing her up close – we recommend you arrive early – photos are definitely recommended.

Let’s continue to make this annual devotion for our island patroness, a devotion and tradition filled with fellowship and prayer; if you are not able to make each novena, we definitely understand and simply ask for your support in attending as many of the novenas that you can attend.

Sunday, November t0 Monday, December 8, 2014:

Sunday, November 30th (2pm) – Ray & Stella Duenas, 17430 Glennville Drive, Dumfries, VA  22026; (571) 330-4481
Monday, December 1st (7 pm) – Anthony & Julie Cruz, 5609 Tower Hill Circle, Alexandria, VA 22315; (808) 220-6914
Tuesday, December 2nd (7 pm) – Ben & Mary Pablo, 16506 Hayes Lane,  Woodbridge, VA 22191; (703) 862-4919
Wednesday, December 3rd (7 pm) – Charlie & Cathy Gulac, 5347 Cristfield Court, Fairfax, VA 22032; (703) 323-6694
Thursday, December 4th (7 pm) – Char Harris/Annie Rosario, 2226 Rosewood Drive, Edgewood, MD  21040; (410) 671-7046
Friday, December 5th (7 pm) – Annie & Larry Quichocho/Janet & John Cruz, 47111 Green Leaf Court, Lexington Park, MD 20653; (301) 863-9447
Saturday, December 6th (5 pm) – Aylene & Joe Mafnas, 5001 Marshall Crown Road, Centreville, VA  20120; (703) 868-5660
Sunday, December 7th (2 pm) – Mike & Juvy Blas, 2842 Sweet Gum Court, Woodbridge, VA  22192, (703) 499-8877

You can download the flyer with the schedule at this link:  Guam_Society_SMK_Schedule_2014

SANTA MARIAN KAMALEN FEAST DAY – Monday, December 8, 2014 Novena & Mass Schedule Below
Location:  Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20017

4:00 pm – Novena at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
(As this is a weekday, please plan to arrive early due to allow for getting through traffic and/or inclement weather; if you plan to visit Our Lady at her location in the upper church, please come before the novena as her location in the Basilica will be blocked off just before the mass begins.)

5:15 pm – Mass in the Upper Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
(The Basilica closes immediately after the mass – we will depart for the dinner reception immediately afterwards.)
7:00 pm – No Host Dinner Reception following the Mass at the Rincome Restaurant (Thai Cuisine), 3030 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204

RSVP for the dinner reception is required by Friday, December 5th, 2014 as we are limited to 65 seats. If you do not RSVP, by Dec 5th; we cannot guarantee that you’ll have a seat with the Guam Society at the dinner reception – please help make this portion of this event a smooth one by contacting Mary Pablo at (703) 862-4919.  Menu selection with cost and payment (credit card or cash) for the dinner is can be found on the attached menu (Rincome_Thai_Cuisine_Menu).  Note that the menu items do not include beverages such as sodas or alcohol – you’ll need to purchase those separately.