Starting the Year Aright (Mass of the Holy Spirit) By: Eijay Valerio de Paz

To begin the school year aright, especially in these trying times, The Lasallian Schools Supervision Services Association, Inc. held the Online Mass of the Holy Spirit last 14 August 2020, Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe at 7:30 a.m., LIVE from the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Manila Metropolitan Cathedral, Intramuros, Manila.  The Holy Mass was presided by Rev. Fr. Reginald R. Malicdem, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Manila and Rector of the Cathedral-Basilica. 

 The following schools (LASSO, ALAS, and LEAP Participating Schools) actively participated in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.  The livestreaming of the Mass was cross posted in their school’s Facebook pages:

LASSO Schools

Academe of Donna Christine
Academy of St. John
Colegio de Santa Isabel Laguna
RCC-Colegio de San Rafael
Naga College Foundation
Leonides S. Virata Memorial School
San Lorenzo Academy
St. Anthony Academy
St. Francis Academy
St. John Integrated School
Piamont Penafrancia Science Oriented School
Colegio San Antonio de Padua
LIDE Learning Center, Inc.
Newtown School of Excellence, Inc.
Dipolog Medical Center College Foundation
Holy Name School Foundation
Valencia School of the Morning Star
St. Cecilia’s College-Cebu

ALAS Schools

College of St. John-Roxas
College of San Benildo-Rizal
Escuela de Nuestra Senora de La Salette
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary School
Rizal Special Education Learning Center
San Benildo Integrated School Foundation Baliuag
St. Benilde School, Mansilingan

LEAP Participating Schools

Atheneum School
Northeastern Integrated School of San Agustin Inc.
Osias Educational Foundation
Panpacific University

         During the Mass, LASSSAI was represented by: Mr. Alexander R. Borbon, Supervisor, Mr. Eijay Valerio de Paz, Executive Assistant, Mr. Raejyn G. Angeles, LASSO Youth Federation Coordinator, Ms. Analyn R. Santiago and Mr. Mansueto P. Catubay III, Office Associates.

         In his homily, Fr. Malicdem stresses the importance of creative love. “Creative love is one that builds, it does not destroy, and it helps people grow making them better. So as the Holy Love of God is a creative force, our human love should be fashioned after God’s, thus, it too becomes a creative force.”

         It is our common prayer that this grace-filled occasion will bless and guide all of us, as we embark on a not so normal way of carrying out the mission of giving a human and Christian Education to the young, especially the poor.


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