Catholic Churches in the U.S. Territory of Guam
A territory of the U.S.A., Guam is part of the Mariana Islands, located some 5,000 miles west of the mainland. The island chain was named after Queen Marianna of Austria, who helped finance the journeys of Jesuits such as Pedro Calungsod.
Following Spains’ loss in the Spanish-American War, it became a territory of the United States in 1898.
The island suffered twice in World War II, once when it was conquered by the Japanese in 1941, and again when the Americans invaded the island in 1944 to end that brutal occupation. Ironically, it is now a favorite vacation destination of many Japanese citizens. So much so, in fact, that many signs and hotel menus are in both English and Japanese.
Traveling to Guam:
Guam is a popular cruise port: the port is in Apra Harbor in the capitol city of Hagatna.
The Cathedral is one of the most popular destinations, although there are many Catholic churches on the island.
To reach the Cathedral:
Address: 207 Archbishop Flores St., Hagatna, GU 96910
Tel: +1 (671) 472-6201
Click here for the website of the Archdiocese of Guam with Mass schedule for the Cathedral.