Echoes of the Mission: Philippines Province
Celebrating Employees’ Day 2020
Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
World Teachers’ Day is an annual celebration across the globe every October 5. This year’s World Teachers’ Day theme « Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future » relates to our present situation, when all of us, are anxious and are afraid of the COVID 19 transmission. The future might not be so clear but we must prepare ourselves on what is to come filled with faith and hope that God will always guide us in this journey of life together.
On the occasion of the World Teachers’ Day, Holy Cross of Mintal celebrated Employees’ Day last October 5, 2020. We gave tribute not only to our teaching personnel but also to our non-teaching staff. Celebrating this day in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic seemed difficult without the presence of our pupils and students. However, God made it possible and indeed we are grateful for the wonderful opportunity of being gathered together as one family.
It was a day of rejoicing which started with a Eucharistic celebration — celebrating Jesus Christ as our Master Teacher, whose body is broken and shared and from whom we draw our strength and our passion for teaching.
We had simple awarding ceremony to all employees for their dedication and passionate service to the school by sharing with us our mission of evangelization. The awards that were given to them manifested our great appreciation for who they are as teachers, employees and as a colleague.