Elementary Pupils Take the
Sacrament of Holy Communion
for the First Time
Urdaneta City. Our angelic pupils of Grade III for the first time in their lives received the Holy Communion as part of their initiation to the Catholic faith in a Eucharistic Celebration last December 10, 2010 at 8:30 in the morning held at the Holy Spirit Chapel of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta. Fr. President congratulated the parents and guardians of the pupils for fulfilling their task and responsibility to their children in faithfully molding them through the tenets of our Catholic faith thus making them upright and pleasing to God. He further shared to them the fruits of the Sacrament of the Holy Communion: union with Christ the Lord, turning away from sin and reconciliation with self, others and God. To the pupils, Fr. President gave emphasis on the effects of receiving communion to wit: preservation of spiritual life with the Lord, growth and deepening of one’s spiritual life and sanctification.
The celebration was filled with solemnity in a way that those who witnessed the event can’t helped but experience the sanctifying grace that the Lord have showered to each and everyone in communion with the bread that gives life. The administration, faculty, non-academic personnel and all the students of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta extend our heartfelt felicitations to the parents, guardians and students who took part in this sacred celebration of the Eucharist. At the end of the celebration the Principal Mrs. Marina Elizabeth M. Domingo expressed her gratitude to all who made the celebration meaningful, fruitful and successful most specially to the parents and guardians of the pupils, to Sr. Lilia Cabusas, WCW the religious education teacher who prepared the pupils for that very important event, to Sr. Emilia Polinar,WCW who decorated the altar with all the beatiful flower arrangements, Sr. Maritess, WCW for the choir, some seminarians, teachers and to all who contributed in one way or the other the success of the event.
Below are the list of the first communicants and some pictures courtesy of Ms Roch Baltazar of the Pop Photo center.