The Administrators, Faculty and Staff of Claret School of Quezon City gathered last July 8, 2022 to officially start the school year. This is the first in-person gathering after the 2-year distance learning set-up because of the CoVid-19 pandemic. The said annual Personnel Convocation started with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Church which was presided by the School Director and concelebrated by the Claretian Missionaries.
With this year’s theme “Afire with Mission in the Service of the Gospel: We are Missionaries, Rooted in Christ,” the convocation was an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and organize the community as the School transitions to IBEd.
In his message during the program at the Auditorium, Fr. Mauricio T. Ulep, CMF, School Director, recognized the contributions of the members of the school community who continuously share in the mission of Christ as Claretian educators:
“Gathered here today…, we recognize first that we are blessed and we are a source of blessing to one another. More than any work function, each one is a blessing in this Claretian community and the Claretian Missionaries will be forever grateful for your gift of presence and the gift of availability. “
He also emphasized that being Claretian educators means sharing in the charismatic identity of being afire with mission in the service of the Gospel together with the call to be always rooted in Christ:
“Being rooted in Christ, we shall never be swayed by the winds of despair and frustrations but shall be strengthened with grace to discover, innovate, and pursue creative possibilities in an ever-changing environment—all for the sake of mission.”
The new set of Administrators were presented together with the new Claretian Missionaries who will be ministering in the school—Fr. Eduardo Ricaborda, CMF, Finance Administrator; Fr. Charles Jocris Mortela, CMF, Spiritual Director; Rev. Wigbert Papa, CMF, FEED Coordinator.
After the program, the Faith Education and Enrichment Department facilitated the group sharing. In the afternoon, meetings of the faculty group and the ASSA-CS (Administrative and Support Staff Association of Claret School) were held.
This endeavor is a clear expression of the community’s genuine desire and commitment to promote Claretian education according to the School’s Vision-Mission.