SMAD Celebrates St. Candida’s 109th Feast Day

1. Fr. Ritschie

     This year’s celebration of St. Candida’s 109th Feast Day started with a 9-day novena from July 31- to August 8 and culminated with a Holy Mass in the school chapel streamed via Google meet at 7:30 in the morning of August 9, 2021. 

     A prayer for the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Congregation of the Hijas de Jesus was said at the end of the mass. The mass, which was attended by the Administration. Teachers and Staff, students,  maintenance personnel, and guests, had for its presider Fr. Ritschie Gamaya, DCD. 

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     Celebrating special feast days helps bring the liturgical life of the church into the life of the educative family. It is a way to make the celebration a vibrant life experience for everyone in the community.

     Stella Maris Academy of Davao is constantly grateful for all the many blessings received amidst challenges. This year, to celebrate the occasion, the school reached out to 250 workers from Barangay Dacudao, and the prisoners and policemen of Sta. Ana Police Precinct by giving them freshly cooked hot bread and drinks. It was done in the afternoon of August 10, 2021, as a representative from the police precinct and from the barangay came to pick up the snacks. Then they took care of distributing the food in their offices and in their community .

  

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     In this time of the pandemic, the school desires to extend its hands to the community needing care and attention in these difficult times. Moreover, it helps them realize that are all part of the human family, united in this time on the pandemic, reminding them to live their “Proyecto de Misión Común” namely, “To project the Humble and Compassionate Face of Christ.”