A parade of the DWCU Student, Faculty, and Staff around Brgy. Bayaoas with biblical passages and costumes of different biblical characters commenced the DWCU Bible Week Celebration last January 20, 2018. After the parade, different competitions such as Poster Making, Slogan Making, Essay Writing, Bible Quiz and Teach & Treat were realized.  All these Biblical activities were in line with the theme dubbed as The Bible is the Foundation of Righteous Leadership and Living”. The Biblical Parade has culminated with the Biblical Enthronement in every classroom.

The Biblical week ended with a Spoken Poetry Contest on January 26, 2018 AT 8:00 o’clock AM at St. Michael Gymnasium.  Fr. Venerando J. Yator, SVD, the Campus Minister made an Opening Remarks.  Ms. Khally Patalud, High School Teacher, was tasked as Master of Ceremony and likewise introduced the three judges namely Mr. Rolando Majarucon, College and Senior High Teacher and an IT Expert, Mrs. Joelita M. Bernabe, DWCU College Dean and Mrs. Marissa T. Sanchez, the DWCU Guidance Counselor and Human Resource Coordinator. Fr. Roberto J. Ibay, SVD, the DWCU President, was called to give an inspirational message.  He emphasized three points on how to make the Bible as the foundation or root of Righteous Leadership and Righteous Living; He highlighted the need to READ, LISTEN and PRAY WITH the Bible.  Doing these assist us to become a righteous leader and to have a better life and an excellent community.

On January 26, 2018, at 6:00 o’clock P.M., the DWCU Knights of the Altar, DWCU Campus Ministry Staff headed by Fr. Venerando J. Yator, SVD, attended the Diocesan Bible Festival Stage Play held at the Diocesan Gymnasium beside the Cathedral.

All in all, the Biblical Week Celebration was very enriching and the activities realized helped the learners and educators to appreciate more the Word of God in their life and faith.






Significant Dates

November 5, 1837 Arnold Janssen was born in Goch
1848-1855 Primary school in Goch and minor seminary Gaesdonck
July 11, 1855 School leaving examination, Muenster
1855-1859 Studies in mathematics, natural sciences, and philosophy in Muenster and Bonn
1859-1861 Theology studies in Bonn and Muenster
June 16, 1859 High school teaching qualification
August 15, 1861 Ordained priest in Muenster cathedral
1861-1873 Teacher at Bocholt public school
1866 Member of Apostleship of Prayer. Start of intensive promotion, traveling and publishing in German speaking areas of Europe
1873-1875 Chaplain to the Ursulines in Kempen
1874 Mission magazine Little Messenger of the Sacred Heart
December 3, 1874 Permission to found a mission house in Roermond diocese (Netherlands)
September 8, 1875 Inauguration of St. Michael’s Mission House in Steyl
January 27, 1876 Inauguration of the Steyl Mission Press
1878 Periodical Die heilige Stadt Gottes
1878 Acceptance of the first lay brother postulants
March 2, 1878 First missionaries sent to China: Joseph Freinademetz and John B. Anzer
1884-1886 First General Chapter and establishment of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) Arnold Janssen Superior General for life Successive acceptance of mission territories on all continents
December 8, 1889 Foundation of the Missionary Sisters
December 8, 1896 Foundation of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
January 15, 1909 Death of Arnold Janssen in Steyl
October 19, 1975 Beatification of Arnold Janssen and Joseph Freinademetz by Pope Paul VI
October 5, 2003 Canonization of A. Janssen and J. Freinademetz by John Paul II