THE SIX CELEBRATIONS
IN ONE MASS
The DWCU Family gathered together this morning being the first Friday of the Month of November dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus a legacy devotion of St. Arnold Janssen to every Divinian. It has been a dear tradition as it will always be to this academic community to gather together and celebrate the Lord’s infinite love for each one of us through His most Sacred Heart.
Today too, we celebrate the birth to mortal life of our dear Father Founder St. Arnold Janssen who was born on November 5, 1835 in Goch, Germany. His birth to eternal life is on January 15, 1901. We thank St. Arnold today for his constant intercession for us Divinians, for journeying with us through the years in our life and mission here in Urdaneta.
As a community gathered together we remember our faithful departed through this mass. Every year we set aside a day to pray for all the Divinians who have gone ahead of us. We pray for the SVDs who were assigned to the DWCU and who have gone already to life after life. We pray most specially for our dear founder Fr. Augustine Herbers, SVD, for Fr. Larry La Plante,SVD, Fr. Albert Figueras, SVD and other SVD missionaries formerly assigned to the DWCU. We pray too for the faculty, personnel and students who died while they were with the DWCU…and to all our parents, relatives and friends who need most of our prayers.
The same mass carries the intention of the culmination of the Month of the Most Holy Rosary. The whole community expressed in heartfelt gratitude for the constant protection of our beloved mother: THE QUEEN OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY.
Seventeen pupils were elevated today in an investiture to the ranks of the Eucharistic Servers of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta. In a solemn rite the parents assisted their children as they put on their new liturgical vestments transforming them into little ministers of the altar. The whole community accepted them in standing ovation and heavy round of applause. We pray for their perseverance in serving the altar during Eucharistic Celebrations.
The last part of todays celebration focused on the newly elected set of officers of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta Alumni Association (DWCUAA). Fr. President was the presiding officer of the induction of the DWCUAA to wit:
President Mr. Julio Parayno III
Vice-President (High School) Mrs. Mylene R. Dela Paz
Vice-President (College) Miss Editha Bernardino
Secretary Mrs. Leovilyn C. Morales
Treasurer Miss Catalina de Guzman
Auditors Rev. Fr. Alberto Viernes
Dr. Adelaida S. Deogracias
PRO (Highschool) Miss Marife Mangoba
PRO (College) Miss Leticia Via
Business Manager Mrs. Rosanna C. Pador