Holy Name University’s annual traditions
Dedication Day to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
One of the Holy Name University’s annual traditions is to offer a Votive Mass consecrating and dedicating the whole institution to the most Sacred Heart of Jesus during the first Friday of July. The theme, “We Remember, We Rejoice, We Renew: The Language of the Heart” was culled from the SVD Centennial Celebration’s theme which will be launched on September 7. It was held last July 6 at 8:00 in the morning at the Lesage Gymnasium. Fr. Felino B. Javines, Jr., SVD, the VP for Administration, was the main presider and homilist. The concelebrants were Frs. Mio Sombrio, Milo Mapaye, Andy Guban, and a guest Diocesan Clergy, Fr. Wilson Paculan.
Included in the liturgy was the renewal of commitment of the HNU Lay Liturgical Ministers (LLMs). Prior to their renewal, the group underwent a spiritual formation facilitated Fr. Andy Guban, SVD on July 4 at 5:30-8:00 p.m. There were 13 LLMs who renewed their promises to serve. Among those who made their renewal of vows during the Holy Mass were Bro. Eddie Babor, Bro. Nilo Bulawin, Bro. Cenon Agbayani, Bro. Henry Cardino, Bro. Pablo Baluma, Bro. Rufino Ocon, Bro. Jose Pabalan III, Bro. Temistocles Bongcac, Bro. Loreto Auxtero, Sis. Carlota Glovasa, Sis. Cristina Oncog, Sis. Junith Angelie Pueblo, and Sis. Lolita Dangoy.
Another highlight of the Liturgy was the communal consecration prayer and the festive floral offering to the Sacred Heart of Jesus after the post-communion Prayer.