Celebrating the Lay Mission Partnership, St. Bridget College enjoined all the members of its academic community together with the Religious of the Good Shepherd Sisters for a day of gathering at MQPA, Oct. 1,2018.
Inspired with the theme, “Sama-samang Selebrasyon ng Magkatuwang sa Misyon”, Lay Mission Partner’s and Teachers’ Day were celebrated as one.
The event kicked off with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided by Msgr. Rafael “Boy” Oriondo, parish priest of the Holy Trinity Parish. In his homily, he emphasized that the lay mission partners and the RGS Sisters must work together to carry out its mission and responsibilities.
Sr. Mary Carmelita Arenas, RGS in her talk about the history and importance of Lay Mission Partnership accentuated that the employees of SBC are not just workers but also their partners in molding the bright future of all the Bridgetines.
The first half of the event ended with the Rite of Pagpapanibago at Pagsusugo where Sr. Mary Clare Bagot, RGS awarded certificates of recognition to all the lay mission partners.
To give way to the celebration of World Teachers’ Day, a sumptuous lunch was prepared for everyone. Meanwhile in the afternoon, the community enjoyed recreational activities like videoke singing and Bingo Sosyal.
The event ended with a closing prayer.
-Ms. Mellicent Macatangay
Aiming to create bond and to build camaraderie among college male students, St. John Eudes Club (SJEC) conducted an overnight socialization at SBC gymnasium, Aug 10-11.
Inspired with the theme “Establishing strong relationship and camaraderie by acquiring the values of St. John Eudes”, various activities were prepared by SJEC officers and senior members.
SJEC members were divided into four teams: Yellow Team, Blue Team, Green Team and White Team. Several games such as Ubusan ng Lahi, Minute to Win it, Amazing Race, Volleyball and Basketball were facilitated by the officers. Blue team was declared as the overall winner.
Meanwhile, college alumni and former SJEC members were invited to give talk and sharing. Terrence Ambon, former Daop- Palad Student Council (DPSC) president, emphasized that being an SJEC member requires the sense of commitment, system of reconciliation and a strong relationship with God.
Afterwards, Armando De Chavez, former Knowledge Artisans in Business and Networks (KABAN) president, delivered his talk with an acronym MPBL. M stands for Malasakit sa kapwa, P stands for Pagkukusa sa mga gawain, B stands for Bukal sa puso and L is for Laging may pagdadamayan which are the attitudes that an SJEC member must possess.
Lastly, Jerick Ramos, SJE Awardee, opened the topic about gender and sexuality, identity versus role confusion, chastity, and zeal.
“The world needs a man that is not judgmental. A man needs to act and become a responsible human person that will leave a legacy,” he ended.
According to Sherwin Bagon, SJEC moderator, it is good that the tradition has been revived because it is one of the highlights of being an SJEC member. It is not only for the intention of bonding all boys but it also serves as a challenge for development, not only physically but also socially, emotionally and intellectually. After the socialization, the bond became stronger among the members whether with the same course or not.
The activity was concluded with brotherhood rites where SJEC members surpassed different obstacles while being blindfolded.
-Edison Sulit, BPEd1
Blind folded. SJEC (St. John Eudes Club) members sit and rest after successfully completing the different obstacles in the brotherhood rites during the club socialization.
Photo by Joseph Renel M. Suarez, BSEd4
To welcome the parents of the first year students and transferees for the A. Y. 2018 -2019, St. Bridget College, College Department facilitated a Parents’ Orientation at SBC Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium, Aug. 10.
College dean Bernadette I. Manalo, MAEd in School Leadership, expressed her gratitude and explained that choosing SBC was really a great choice.
She shared the school’s standing and performance in terms of the different programs that the department offers. Manalo also stressed the importance of home and school collaboration as support to the students’ academics and campus ways and life.
Meanwhile, Sherwin Bagon, RSW, college faculty, presented the mission, vision, and goals of the institution. It was followed by the academic concerns about the different courses elaborated by the program chairpersons.
Afterwards, John Jeffry Mendoza, college faculty and Student Affairs Officer, discussed the school’s policies implemented by the department and emphasized that the school’s concern is the students’ welfare and that the rules must be followed and respected by all.
Home and school partnership including the parent’s involvement in the education of their children was the goal of the said orientation. It expressed the points and views of school in providing an avenue for quality service and education for their students.
-Cristine Untalan, BSEd IV
Thank you, parents! Bernadette I. Manalo, college dean, welcomes and gives thanks to the parents of the first year students and transferees during the Parents’ Orientation, Aug. 10.
Photo by Joseph Renel M. Suarez, BSEd4
JHS Leaders Challenged to Become Shepherds
“How would you lead others if you cannot lead yourself?”
Rooted in the ideology of John Maxwell that “Everyone wanted to change the world, but no one wanted to change himself,” Mr. Nelberth Magbanua, JHS Faculty, challenged the Bridgetine Integrated Student Association (BISA), Class and Club Officers of the JHS Level in the Leadership Trainings held at Morrisey Hall, July 7 and August 4.
“Self-leadership is the process by which you influence yourself to achieve your objectives.”
Mr. Magbanua stressed the importance of self-leadership which is an “inside-out” leadership. He also emphasized that leaders should have self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-efficacy which he then called the ACE of self-leadership.
“To lead is to become a shepherd…”
Using Jesus Christ as the greatest leader and shepherd, Mr. Magbanua also asked everyone to become a good shepherd. He highlighted that to become one needs to have boundaries, to be a good example, to become trustworthy, to have provision, to be sacrificial, to be devoted, to be relational, and to be visionary.
Moreover, student-leaders also participated in the different activities that strengthened their camaraderie and leadership skills. They also experienced games that honed their cooperation and enthusiasm in helping others in need.
“Being a leader is not just about telling them what to do but showing them the real essence of being a leader – being a good influencer”, said Geraldine Jur Macatangay, BISA President.
Knowing that being a leader entails a lot of responsibility, she declared that she should be a role model to everyone. She also mentioned that the most striking lesson that she got from the training is that a leader needs to be alert at all times.
Organized by BISA and Student Activities Coordinators, Mrs. Julieta Macalalad and Mrs. Diosa Dimaunahan, the said leadership trainings ended with a challenge asking everyone to lead with good intentions while thinking the influence and impact they would bring the school.
Furthermore, Mr. Armando de Chavez Jr., an SK official, joined Mr. Magbanua in facilitating the training on July 7.
— MRS. KRISTINE P. JABAT
As a sign of support, College Department participated the thanksgiving mass as part of the institutional celebration of SME’s 222nd birthday at SBC Gymnasium, Jul. 31.
Fr. Bladimir Calingasan, Archdiocesan Director for Vocation, mass presider, shared his personal accounts and experiences about priesthood. He also highlighted the different purposes of vocations in humanity during the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharist Mass.
After the mass, different congregations were introduced by Gilbert Manalo, Youth On Paschal Exodus (YOPE) Moderator, such as St. Francis de Sales Seminary, Order of Minims, Religious of the Good Shepherd, Missionary Catechist of the Sacred Heart, Franciscan Missionary Sister of the Infant Jesus, Sister of St. Paul Congregation and Missionary Sister of Catechism.
College Department also conducted class encounter with the invited congregations. All congregations prepared booths which the students explored by course to emphasize how they serve God according to their missions, teachings and values of their vocation. They also answered the students’ queries about the vocation.
The celebration ended with the awarding of certificates and tokens given to the different congregations.
Prior to the celebration, YOPE, St. Mary Euphrasia Organization (SMEO), faculty and staff, and students conducted a triduum for SME.
-Glaicel S. Dimaano, BEEd4
Journey with us. Sisters from invited congregation, Missionary Catechist of the Sacred Heart, as they share their vocations to College Bridgetines during the celebration of St. Mary Euphrasia’s 222nd birthday.
Ready to lead!
Earning the highest number of votes, Anton Marco Macalalad, BSSW1, leads the new set of Daop-Palad Student Council (DPSC) officers for the A.Y. 2018-2019 during the DPSC Election at St. Bridget College, College Department, Aug. 03.
Completing the set of officers are Airene Catipan, BSEd1, Vice President, Hazel Joyce Biscocho, BEEd1, Secretary, and Maria Erliza Caraig, BSSW1, Treasurer.
Prior to the election, Meeting de Avance was conducted by the former officers wherein the candidates of each partylist presented their objectives and platforms, and answered questions raised by the student body.
“As a DPSC officer and as a first year student, I will impose discipline to seniors by approaching them personally and by telling them that they must serve as role models of the first year students,” said Macalalad when asked.
This is the first time that the DPSCPresident is a first year student.
-Joseph Renel M. Suarez, BSEd4
We’re here to serve you. From left to right, Anton Marco Macalalad, Hazel Joyce Biscocho, Airene Catipan, and Maria Eliza Caraig pose after being declared as the new DPSC officers.