The need to reach out and evangelize young people has always been the priority of the Campus Ministry.
The B. E. C. Program, which has been continuously implemented by the said office for 25 years now, is designed to make the Church closer to young people, and to make the faith fully alive in them.
Faith witnessing is necessary in investing in today’s youth, for them to grow better as children of God. The BEC Program is an avenue to serve the needs of the youth, and effectively guide them in their faith journey.
With this, the Office of the Religious Affairs, after thoughtful reflection and consideration of these factors, decided to come up with an enhancement to the school’s regular B. E. C. Program beginning this academic year – the CAMPUS F.E.A.S.T., with the acrostic FEAST referring to Faith Enriching Activity to Spread the Truth.
The new Campus FEAST, which will now be held every 4th Friday of the month, was launched last September 27 with all the high school learners as attendees. The new BEC was divided into three parts:
For its initial activity, the Campus Ministry invited Bro. Rommel Reyes of Oasis of Love to lead the youth in praise and worship, followed by the faith witnessing of Mrs. Anabelle Santos-Tankia Blanco, the mother of the teenager who went viral in Facebook because of her display of strong faith amidst the dreaded cancer that hit her at a very young age.
The learners can now look forward to new and relevant topics to be shared by different inspiring BEC F.E.A.S.T. speakers.
In the pursuit of continuous school development to deal with the changes and challenges of 21st century education, the administrators of UST Angelicum College visited the Dominican International School (DIS) in Dazhi, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan on July 4, 2019.
The delegates to the General Chapter of the Order of Preachers from different countries held their world conference in July in Bien Hoa in Vietnam, where the Dominican family has an important presence. After the Mass of the Holy Spirit on July 13, 2019, the plenary session elected the 87th successor of St. Dominic, and the 88th Master of the Order in the person of Rev. Fr. Gerard Francisco P. Timoner, O. P.
UST Angelicum welcomed the new academic year 2019-2020 with the Mass of the Holy Spirit which was held on August 7, 2019. The Mass, which coincided with the celebration of the Feast of St. Dominic de Guzman, founder of the Order of Preachers, was presided by the Pro-Vice-Rector of the school, Rev. Fr. Ferdinand L. Bautista, O. P. and concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Noel Castor, O. P., the school’s Director for Financial Affairs, Rev. Fr. Rudolf Seño, O.P. and the new Chaplain of the Basic Education Department, Rev. Fr. Arden Dacuma, O. P. Rev. Reynor Munsayac also joined during the celebration.
Despite the rainy weather last weekend, the BEC Youth Volunteers were all excited to attend the Team Building and Planning Session organized by the Office of the Religious Affairs last September 14, 2019 with the theme, ‘ Using One’s Gifts in Serving Others’ (1 Peter 4:10).
UST Angelicum bagged eight awards at the Philippine Student Quill Awards, including the Top Award for Communication Skills.