There was a Mass held at the Fr. Rafael Cortina quadrangle-level courts, attended by students from Gr. 4 - H4. The Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Johnny Go, Fr. Art Borja, and Fr. Guy Guibelondo. This is the first opportunity this school year for the school to celebrate the Holy Eucharist as one institution. In his homily, Fr. Go reflected on St. Ignatius’ habit of praying under the stars to better appreciate the wondrous gifts of the Lord. (click here for the homily)
A special feature during the offertory was the offering of the sword by a cadet officer, echoing the famous offering of Ignatius to Our Lady of Montserrat, signifying his surrender of his worldly life and dedication to a life of service to the Lord. The younger grade levels also celebrated the feast day in separate and simultaneous paraliturgies. The feast of St. Ignatius falls on July 31, which, as has been school tradition, was declared a school holiday.