On the morning of Wednesday, January 28, 2015, the Lourdes College students, headed by the student leaders, honored all the college personnel at the Lourdes College Auditorium. The recognitions were held on this particular day as it was the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of Catholic schools, educators and students.
The morning began with a Holy Mass, which was followed by a presentation of all the teachers from each of the programs, with tributes delivered by the respective program presidents. Afterwards, as a token of gratitude for their tireless and unwavering commitment to the formation of all Lourdesians, the personnel were awarded with keychains and flowers from the students.
As our second parents, teachers and personnel play a hugely significant and vital role in our transformation, moulding and guiding us for our future. Although there will no doubt be challenges and difficulties encountered along the way, we will eventually realize that these obstacles are there, not to hurt us, but to make us stronger and more capable to face any hurdles.
Teachers and personnel are unsung heroes; they give us crucial lessons for life and give us support without asking anything in return – hence it is only fitting that we honor them for everything that they do.
Happy Catholic Personnels’ Day – may God bless each and every one of you and give you the graces and strength to continue your life-long mission!