One fine day, on June 8, 2016, Feast of Blessed Maria Droste, the new "state of the art" senior high school building of St. Bridget College Alitagtag was blessed. The day before the blessing was a labor of love of all the teachers and maintenance staff who cleaned the whole building and put plants around the building. They made sure that the building will look "homey", conducive to study as a center for excellence! For the untying of the ribbon before the blessing, five blue and white ribbons of equal size were placed at the entrance of the building.
Special persons were requested to untie the ribbons. They were Sr. Mary Regina Kuizon, our Province Leader, Sr. Mary Bernadette Guzman, our school president, Fr. Bernard Aguila, the Parish Priest of Cuenca, a neighboring parish, where our teachers and many of our students live, Mr. Roldan Atienza, our integrated basic education (K - 12) principal and Miss Precious Delgado, the senior high school faculty team leader.
Only selected guests were invited - Sisters from Batangas City and Quezon City, Fr. Bernard Aguila, some parents of our Grade 11 students, some Grade 11students, faculty members and non-teaching staff, the building construction contractors and some close friends. The liturgy for the blessing prepared by St. Bridget College in Batangas City was also used in Alitagtag with minor changes.
Fr. Bernard Aguila mentioned in his homily that we are lucky to have such a beautiful senior high school building. He even encouraged us to campaign for more students in his parish. Sr. Bernadette in her welcome message explained the feast of Blessed Maria Driste and Sr. Regina in her thanksgiving message mentioned the responsibility of the family in the upbringing and formation of the children.
A simple meal (brunch) was served after the blessing. Everybody praised and thanked God for this huge and precious gift.
Indeed, God's love is overflowing!