School Opening Mass 2019


DSC_0277The educational community of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta trooped to St. Michael Gymnasium on June 07,2019 to attend the first Friday mass, and officially commenced the School Year 2019-2020.

The main presider was Rev. Fr. Roberto J. Ibay, SVD, the DWCU President and accompanied by the SVD Priests, Rev.Fr. Yohanes Bala, SVD, the Finance Officer, Rev.Fr. Venerando Yator, the Campus Minister and Rev.Fr. Leonardo Hiquiana, the DWCU Canteen Manager. In the mass, the president reflected on the theme “Witness to the Word, Educating with Integrity.” He said that learning with integrity is achieved, “when we have the passion to learn new things, when we learn with a sense of mission, when we know how to listen, and when we aspire to become credible leaders.”  According to Fr. Ibay, “loving the Lord is not only manifested in words and good intentions, but it is learning with integrity.”

After the Eucharist, Fr. Ibay introduced to the whole community the College Administrative Council. The two Principals Mrs. Marlyn Laroco and Ms. Carolina Sayapen presented the educators in their respective departments. Fr. Yohanes Bala, SVD, the Finance Officer, introduced the Non-teaching Personnel. Fr. Leonardo Hiquiana, SVD, made known to the whole community the Canteen Staff. After the presentation of the faculty and the non-teaching staff, Fr. Roberto Ibay, SVD and the whole learners offered a prayer for them asking the Lord to bless them and to make the school year 2019-2020 more meaningful and a fruitful one.


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