The Day the Jesuits Came

by Mr. Jonathan S. Lacson, AP - Formation, FPTI - ERDA Tech
(left to right) Fr. Munching de Guzman, Fr. Art Borja, Fr. Ari Dy, (seated) Fr. Pierre Tritz, Fr. Ritche Elot, Fr. Xavier Olin

A red-letter day it truly was at ERDA Tech on Wednesday, June 17. The traditional opening mass for the new school year, the Mass of the Holy Spirit, was concelebrated by the Jesuit priests of the Xavier School community, with no less than the Xavier School San Juan, Xavier School Nuvali, and ERDA Tech president, Father Aristotle Dy, SJ as the main celebrant. Together with Father Dy were Father Art Borja, Father Xavier Olin, Father Munching de Guzman, and Father Ritche Elot of the Society of Jesus. Moreover, the founder and president emeritus of ERDA Tech, 100-year-old (and counting) Father Pierre Tritz, SJ was also present.

Included in the mass was the recommissioning of the ERDA Tech lay eucharistic ministers: Mr. Peter Marc Magsalin, Mr. Victor Victoria, Mr. Joel Sulit, and Mr. Jonathan Lacson. There were also the oath-taking of the incoming Student Body Organization (SBO) officers and support group, as well as the blessing of the national and school symbols: Philippine and ERDA Tech flags, crucifix, and the pictures of the class patron saints.

After the mass came the installation of the national and school symbols. Simultaneously, the blessing of the new prayer room on the second floor of the main building was held.

Indeed, the ERDA Tech community was very much pleased, honored, and grateful for the presence of the Jesuit fathers on a very special day, and is looking forward to more opportunities and occasions to be one with them.

concelebrated Mass of the Holy Spirit in ERDA Tech :) Photo by Mrs. Rowena B. de la Cruz, Sponsorship Program Coordinator, FPTI - ERDA Tech

Concelebrated Mass of the Holy Spirit in ERDA Tech 🙂 Photo by Mrs. Rowena B. de la Cruz, Sponsorship Program Coordinator, FPTI – ERDA Tech

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Recommissioning of lay eucharistic ministers (left to right: Mr. Victor Victoria, Mr. Peter Marc Magsalin, Mr. Joel Sulit, Mr. Jonathan Lacson) 🙂 Photo by Mrs. Rowena B. de la Cruz, Sponsorship Program Coordinator, FPTI – ERDA Tech

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Oath-taking of the incoming Student Body Organization (SBO) officers and support group 🙂 Photo by Mrs. Rowena B. de la Cruz, Sponsorship Program Coordinator, FPTI – ERDA Tech

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One big, happy ERDA Tech community 🙂 Photo by Mrs. Rowena B. de la Cruz, Sponsorship Program Coordinator, FPTI – ERDA Tech

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Past meets present: Fr. Pierre Tritz, founder of ERDA Tech with Fr. Ari Dy, current school president 🙂 Photo by Mrs. Rowena B. de la Cruz

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Inside the newly-built and blessed prayer room 🙂 Photo by Mrs. Rowena B. de la Cruz, Sponsorship Program Coordinator, FPTI – ERDA Tech

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