The Final Curtains:
We Remember, We Rejoice
Urdaneta City. Filled with wonder and excitement the whole academic community of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta gathered together this morning at the St. Michael’s Gymnasium to witness the opening ceremonies of the DWCU Intrams ‘2010. The colors of BLUE and GOLD were cascading like a prism dispersing the light and hues of the institution amidst the rain-threatening clouds.
This year’s Intrams raises the banner of the 135th Foundation Anniversary of the Divine Word Missionaries as a congregation founded by St. Arnold Jannsen on September 8, 1875 in Steyl, Holland on the day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This year’s intrams too brings down the final curtain of the Centennial Celebration of the SVD presence in the Philippines with the Celebration of the Eucharist tomorrow at 8:30 in the morning in all houses, seminaries, institutions, colleges, universities, parishes and places of mission of the SVDs here in the Philippines. The same intrams 2010 celebrates the Silver Anniversary of Urdaneta as a Diocese.
The opening ceremonies started with the Doxology which was meaningfully and beautifully choreographed by the Legion of Mary. The Glee Club led the whole community in singing the Philippine National Anthem after-which Jouexmar Kitjorn V. Amiscua the SSG Sports Coordinator of the High School Department eloquently delivered his Opening Remarks welcoming everybody to the celebration. Fr. President guided the whole community in reflecting the reasons, the philosophy and significance of this grand gathering: 1). The eve of the Birthday of Mother Mary, 2). celebrating the 135th SVD foundation, 3). Culmination of the SVD Centennial Celebration and 4). the Silver Jubilee of the Diocese of Urdaneta. The Oath of Sportmanship was led by Carolina Campanera the CSC Sports Coordinator of the College Department. The Homeroom Sports Coordinators lighted the Olympic Torch as Fr. President officially declared the DWCU Intrams 2010 … OPEN!
The official declaration signaled the beginning of the festivities. The Pre-schoolers and Kinder kids filled with child’s innocence were dancing, jumping and emitting shouts of joy as they presented their cheer dances to the delight of the parents, guardians, teachers, friends and students. The whole elementary department entertained everybody who witnessed the joyful, meaningful and fruitful event. With high spirits the DWCU Family proceeded to the playing fields for the games scheduled for the day. The joy of the celebration dispersed the rain-threatening clouds as the dazzling sun smiled over the rejoicing campus. We glorify and thank the Lord for the beautiful weather. Below are colorful and memorable pictures captured during the opening of DWCU Intramurals 2010.
Happy Intrams to one and all…!