Pastor: Rev. Fr. Romil B. Aperocho

Parish Employees/Staff
Secretary:
Sexton:
House worker:

SCHEDULE OF SACRAMENTAL CELEBRATIONS

Celebration of the Eucharist


Saturday (Anticipated) 6:00 p.m. (English)
Sunday Masses:
7:00 a.m . (Chamorro) / 9:00 a.m. (English)
Blessing of Children (after mass) (All 6:00 p.m./7:00 & 9:00a.m.)
Healing Mass (First Sunday) 6:00 p.m. (Tagalog) Every Sunday (El-Shaddai)
6:00 p.m. (Tagalog)

Weekday Masses:
Monday to Friday 6:00 p.m. (English)
Monday - Holy Spirit
Tuesday - Devotion of San Antonio/Prayer for Peace and Security (remembering Sons and Daughters in the U.S Armed Forces)
Wednesday - Holy Rosary / Mother of Perpetual Help
/ Blessing of Mothers
Thursday – St. Joseph/Blessing of Fathers
Friday – Sacred Heart of Jesus

Request for Masses (e.g., Funeral Celebrations, Wedding and Death Anniversaries. Special Events, etc.) to be celebrated at other ties can be arranged in advance with the Rector or Parochial Vicar.

Chairperson: Vacant
Secretary: Vacant


Finance Council Officer:
Maria T. White
Finance Council Committee Members:
Martin Dela Cruz
Raquel Mostales
Zeny Borja
Josephine Sablan

Office Hours in the Chancery
Monday to Saturday
10:00a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Except Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Address: San Antonio Parish
P.O. Box 500745 CK
Saipan, MP 96950

Telephone: (670) 235-4515

San Antonio Village had been established and growing community since the actual year of the Mount Carmel cathedral’s dedication.  San Antonio Church was the former Naval Air Station Kobler Field Chapel used by the San Antonio faithful community since 1949.  The structure, through made of wood  and other scrapped materials, was a beautiful shelter for worship. Considering the military’s various religious groups of recruits, the Church was not specifically identified as  Roman Catholic.  The Chapel was therefore visited by other religious groups as well.

Sometime in 1951, Commissioner Jose Salas Sablan requested to move San Antonio Church to a Quonset house formerly used as a Naval Air Station Administration.  This building was located, at the time, exactly  at the present Sisters of Mercy Convent in San Antonio Village.  The foundation was L-shaped and slightly bigger than the Naval Air Station Chapel.  Approval for conversion of the quonset house into a temporary Church was granted.  Long after the Chapel’s move  to the quonset house, Commissioner Tomas Palacios Sablan expressed the need for a bigger, more permanent Church.  Plans and continous discussion were underway almost immediately.


Alas, construction began under the leadership and guidance of Commissioner Tomas Sablan who initiated the project of San Antonio Church.  Some skilled carpenters were paid for their special  services; otherwise, everyone else contributed happy labor in many ways ranging from construction work to cooking meals for the workers.  The project was later handed over to new Commissioner, Fernando M. Benavente.  Finally, on April, 1968, a long awaited seventeen year old dream become a reality.  The San Antonio Church was completed and dedicated a Parish. This same Church dedicated thirty years ago still stands at its third location since its move from the Naval Air Station.  The Church continues to need improvement, and to this date, the faithful community of San Antonio continues to work hard to ensure the preservation of the precious structure which forefathers worked so hard to accomplish.

One of the first to spiritually guide the San Antonio community was Reverend Father Fernando Stippich and Father Canice who served the Parish in the fifties, followed by Father Arnold Bendowski and Father James in sixties, and Father Knute and Father Antonio C. Cruz in the seventies.  Monsignor Vicente Martinez was assigned to San Antonio Parish on April 28, 1980, following the passing of Father Antonio Cruz.  Other priests on a loan from the Philippines followed: Father Manuel Corcuera assigned on March 7, 1991, then Father Roque Bitancur assigned on August 23, 1991.

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