Montessori De Sagrada Familia Inc. (MDSF) held its first living rosary event, combined with a donation drive, managed by the Supreme Student Government (SSG) on October 27 at the High School quadrangle.
The SSG, with the help of their committees, arranged 59 paper plates forming the shape of a rosary in the middle of the court wherein selected teachers and class mayors from different sections go forward one after the other to recite Hail Mary’s after placing their class’ donation on the plate, standing in batches according to the mysteries while being guided by SSG Adviser Leonito Aquino.
“It is the first time that we have our living rosary, so we would like to strengthen the faith among our students. Included in that faith is our generosity kaya in-incorporate natin ang living rosary and the donation drive sponsored by the SSG. So, sana lahat nga ng bata ay makapagdonate kasi maraming makikinabang nung mga donations na ‘to. Kasama sa donation na ‘to ‘yong prayer natin para sa mga makakareceive ng mga donations, that’s why living rosary and donations [are] as one,” said Criselda Valderama, Vice Principal for Student Affairs.
Meanwhile, Aquino expressed that the celebration of the Holy Rosary Month and Teachers’ Day is the reason why both students and teachers were involved in leading the rosary, as well as fulfilling their goal of giving deeper meaning to the donation drive by praying for the people who will receive them.
“‘Yung mga makakareceive ng donations, first plan talaga namin ‘yung mga nasa jail dito sa Baliwag. So, ayon, pinili namin sila kasi parang, though, kinonsider din namin yung mga ampunan, pero parang ngayon kasi hindi natin napapansin ‘yung mga nasa jail. Though, siguro ‘yung sa kanila […] may mga nagawang pagkakamali pero hindi naman lahat ng nasa jail ay nakacommit ng pagkakamali, and also kahit naman nasa jail sila, kailangan i-treat din natin sila bilang tao kaya sila yung naisip natin na bigyan,” said Aquino.
He added that the school is already in the works of planning and coordinating with city jail officers so that they or the prisoners may receive the goods directly, hopefully by the following week.
By: Frances Nicole M. Mercado