The newly opened Martin building was used for the first time as the venue for the annual Votive Holy Spirit Mass, which was held on Thursday morning, June 18.
Students, together with the faculty and staff, filled the Assembly Hall, located at the 4th floor of the building, to join the said mass with University President Fr. Joel Tabora as celebrant.
“We are happy this morning to assemble here with the excitement of this new university space,” Fr. Tabora said in the beginning of his homily.
He emphasized that more than college days and fiestas, and other university celebrations, liturgical events such as Eucharistic Masses can also be conducted there.
“This profane space becomes sacred,” he mentioned. “It is sacred in our calling of our Holy Spirit to make this day, to make this entire year special, and sacred.”
“The mass was touching and relevant kay sa pagsugod sa semester naay mga challenges na muabot sa atoa and kailangan ang Holy Spirit para dili ta dali ma-tempt,” Anfanna Quibod said, a 3rd year BSED student who attended the mass.
Meanwhile, classes were shortened to give way to the annual mass.