106th Mother Foundress’ Day Celebration

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August 8: A Day with our Friends:  It was a very enriching day as the Marisians celebrated the 106th feast day of our Mother Foundress, Saint Candida Maria de Jesus through an encounter with the selected communities for this year. The recipients arrived at 8:00 in the morning and was welcomed by Mr. Luis Arangoso, Jr. Prefect of Discipline.

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The Marisians were assigned to the following grade levels:

            Grade 1 & 2– Elpidio Quirino elementary school gr.1 students

            Grade 3 – Kuya Seminarians at REMASE

Grade 4 – Children of the Carpenter Village Agdao c/o (gkk)

Grade 5 – Deaf and Mute students in Bangkal

Grade 6 – Elpidio Quirino elementary school gr.4 students

Grade 7 – Sto.Niño GKK children

Grade 8 – Elpidio Quirino elementary school gr.3&4

Grade 9 – Mixed group from Grades 7,8, and 10

Grade 10 – Agdao GKK children

Grade 11 & 12 – Elpidio Quirino elementary school gr.3 & 4 students

They then proceeded to their respective classrooms where they enjoyed the program that the students have prepared featuring the life of Saint Candida in line with the Year of Remembering: 150 years of inspiration at El Rosarillo and had fun with the parlor games afterwards.

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There were also some distribution of gifts after the program before going home.

The activity ended at 11:30 in the morning. Regular classes were resumed in the afternoon . The next day, August 9 was a rest day.

August 9: Feast Day

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The Faculty and Staff celebrated the 106th feast day of Saint Candida Maria de Jesus in line with the Church’s Year of Clergy and Consecrated Persons and the Hijas de Jesus’ Year of Remembering: 150 years of Inspiration at El Rosarillo.

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The school invited retirees, priests and nuns, parents, alumni, and valued partner clients to be one with the celebration and program of the feast day.

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The Eucharistic Celebration was presided by Msgr. Paul Cuison and concelebrated by Msgr. Julius Rodulfa, Fr. William Cajes, Fr. Cenon Ampong, Fr. Bong Gonzaga, and Fr. Calexto Peligrino.

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After the mass, Sister Patricia Anna Aragon, F.I. school RCA delivered her welcome message to the guests and community.

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There was a stage play presented by the faculty and staff portraying the life of Saint Candida Maria de Jesus in commemoration to the Year of Remembering: 150 years of Inspiration at the El Rosarillo.

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Dr. Rodilla Tumanda together with Ms. Shirley Genovate, Mr. Cedric Vince Gometer, Mr. Reynante Binobo, and Mr. Emil Ross Hordista performed by singing “We live, we Love, we Lead” together with the dancers representing the different countries of the Hijas de Jesus congregation.

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After the live performance, Mrs. Purificacion Mejia from the retirees have shared her experience of how the Mother Foundress and the school made an impact on her life throughout her life.

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There were also tokens given to the guests who participated the question and answer portion.

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The morning program ended at 11:00 in the morning and the guests have enjoyed becoming part of this wonderful celebration.

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In the afternoon, each Emmaus group had their assigned religious community for their reach out activity. They went back to school for their sharing and ended by 4:00 pm.