Integrated School: IS family celebrates Mary’s b-day; launches ‘X-mas in a bag’

La Salle University—Integrated School celebrates Mama Mary’s birthday with a mass today, September 8, 2016, at the LSU Arts Center, at the same time, the Christian Living and Social Studies Department launched the “Christmas in a Bag” program.

The said celebration is graced with a holy mass presided by Fr. Rey Pernia.

Before the concluding rites of the mass, Fr. Pernia stressed out that the best gift we could give to Mama Mary is ourselves, as we reach out to others, especially those who are need.

After the mass, all students were directed to the IS campus to pay tribute to Mama Mary as they offer flowers and in-kind donations.

While having the procession, the Student Government officers recited the holy rosary in honor of the Holy Virgin and dedicating the intentions for peace in our country.

A birthday song was then sung in front of Her image to celebrate her natal.

This event is a world-wide occasion celebrated by the whole Roman Catholic Church in veneration to the Holy Mother, who conceived and delivered the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ.

On the other hand, before the mass, Ms. Darlene Jane Filipino, the SS/CL coordinator launched the “Christmas in a Bag” Program.

In her speech, she quoted a statement from St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, “It is not how many we give, but how much love we put in giving,” as she emphasized the importance of giving to those who are needy.

This launching is in line with the celebration of the birthday of the Holy Virgin, the Mother of our Savior, Mama Mary.

The said program advocates students to earn gifts that will be given to the students of LSU IS’s adopted school, Misamis Annex Integrated School (MAIS). It will run through the months of September to December, when it will be distributed.