Rev. Fr. Emilio A. Ascaño, LRMS
Dearly beloved Peterians, praise be Jesus Christ!
Foundation Day is an important milestone each year where we show our gratitude for the wisdom, courage, and commitment demonstrated by those who contributed to the establishment of the school. Without their vision, hundreds of students over the years would not have had the opportunity to be educated at St. Peter the Apostle School. We also remember today all those who graduated in this wonderful institution and are currently making a difference in the authentic development of peoples.
It is also an exciting day for our school as it provides students, staff, parents, and guests alike an opportunity to reflect on the growth of the school over the last 46 years and the school’s bright future ahead.
Our theme for this year is "Joyfully, We Receive...Joyfully, We Give".
Despite the limitations brought by the pandemic, we continue to rejoice. Rejoice for the things that you have received like the love and care of your parents, the learnings from your teachers, and the spiritual food to help you persevere and grow in holiness. Joyfully give your time to your loved ones, to your studies, and most especially to God through your daily prayers. Never get tired of begging the Lord to help us get through this pandemic.
I wish to personally thank our alumni association, the different Foundations, Family Associations, and all those actively involved in the development of our institution. This school year, I also want to thank those who joyfully gave or shared their resources to help the members of our community who were financially challenged during these difficult times. Your assistance was a blessing to those who wish to avail quality Catholic Education offered by St. Peter the Apostle School. Indeed, you have made a difference in people’s lives.
With this, I wish to greet you all. Happy 46th Foundation Day! Mabuhay ang St. Peter the Apostle School! Mabuhay kayong lahat!