A BLESSED 2017 New Years to ALL!!

Pope’s Prayer Intentions:

December 2016 Universal: That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over. Evangelization: That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life. 

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Santa Barbara Parish Prayer Ministry prays the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet for prayer intentions.


From the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM)

(The observance of the liturgical norms and rubrics)

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, from the Roman Missal, Third Edition, seeks to promote more conscious, active, and full participation of the faithful in the mystery of the Eucharist and provides specific detail about each element of the Order of Mass as well as other information related to the Mass.

Pope Benedict explains: “These texts contain riches which have preserved and expressed the faith and experience of the People of God over its two- thousand-year history. Equally important for a correct ars celebrandi is an attentiveness to the various kinds of language that the liturgy employs: words and music, gestures and silence, movement, the liturgical colors of the vestments. By its very nature the liturgy operates on different levels of communication which enable it to engage the whole human per- son.” (Sacramentum Caritatis, no. 40)

“May our study and observance of liturgical norms and rubrics continue to foster prayerful and fruitful celebration of the Eucharist, that this moment in the renewal of the Liturgy will strengthen us for the ongoing renewal of the Church.” - Rev. Richard B. Hilgartner (Executive Director, USCCB Secretariat of Divine Worship) (2011)


The Liturgy of the Word

The Homily
p. 28, #65. The Homily is part of the Liturgy and is highly recommended, for it is necessary for the nurturing of the Christian life. It should be an explanation of some aspect of the readings from Sacred Scripture or of another text from the Ordinary of the Proper of the Mass of the day and should take into account both the mystery being celebrated and the particular needs of the listeners.

66. The Homily should ordinarily be given by the Priest Celebrant himself or be entrusted by him to a concelebrating Priest, or from time to time and, if appropriate, to the Deacon, but never to a lay person. In particular cases and for a just cause, the Homily may even be given by a Bishop or a Priest who is present at the celebration but cannot concelebrate.

On Sundays and Holydays of Obligation there is to be a Homily at every Mass that is celebrated with the people attending, and it may not be omitted without a grave reason. On other days it is recommended, especially on the weekdays of Advent, Lent, and Easter Time, as well as on other festive days and occasions when the people come to church in greater numbers. It is appropriate for a brief period of silence to be observed after the Homily.

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mass schedule


  • Saturday: 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm
  • Sunday:
    6:00 am (Chamorro)
    8:00 am
    9:00 am (Astumbo)
    10:00 am
    12:00 pm (Filipino)
    2:00 pm (Chuukese)
    5:00 pm
    7:00 pm


  • Daily: 6:00 am &
    7:00 pm
  • Tuesdays & Fridays also: 11:30 am
  • Saturday: 6:00 am

penance schedule:

  • Monday to Friday: 15 mins before the 6:00 am and 7:00 pm masses (at the chapel)
  • Saturday: 4:30 pm (at the upper church)

Divine mercy adoration chapel:

  • Monday to Friday:  7:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Sunday: closed

office hours:

  • Monday to Friday except Thursday:    8:00 am - 5:00 pm (except closed from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
  • Closed on Sundays, Thursdays, Holy Days & Holidays. 

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