“We have about 9 to 10 priests who will concelebrate with the main celebrant, the Archbishop of Jaro, Most Rev. Angel N. Lagdameo, D.D. in the Thanksgiving Mass for our 108th Foundation Anniversary”, a confirmation from the Chairman of the Thanksgiving Mass Committee, Prof. Sotero E. Fajarito. According to him, some of these priests who have responded to the invitation were graduates of the WVCST, like Rev. Fr. Ricky Soriano, the Parochial Vicar of St. John Parish in Dingle, Rev. Fr. Alfon Berbegal, the Parochial Vicar of Sta Barbara Parish and the Parish Priest of La Paz, Rev. Fr. Renato Cuadras just to name a few. “We are all set for this event and we’re hoping for a good turn out since this might be the last celebration of the Foundation Anniversary as a College.” He happily shared that some of the graduates of WVCST joined the priesthood which is also a pride of the College, a reason why they were invited to come home and join this year’s celebration.
Prof. Fajarito further announced that the 3rd, 4th and 5th year students, including the Laboratory School, won’t be required to join the parade, instead they have to proceed to the Multi Purpose Educational Center to prepare for the concelebrated mass. Some of the members of the faculty will also be joining the choir and the practice was already set. He also encourages a full participation from the extension campuses from Leon National College of Agriculture, Southern Iloilo Polytechnic College, Miag-ao, Don Jose Sustiguer Monfort Memorial National College in Barotac Nuevo and Doña Purificacion D. Monfort College in Dumangas and the Alumni as well.
The Thanksgiving Mass will be on September 2 at 7:30am and everybody is requested to join.