USeP Obrero Campus holds various religious services for Class of 2023

The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) Obrero Campus is gearing up to commemorate the remarkable accomplishments of its graduating students with a series of events for the 44th Commencement Exercises. As part of these celebration, a meaningful and diverse set of religious services took place on June 29, 2023, participated in by students, faculty, families, and friends.

The day commenced with a solemn and cherished Baccalaureate Mass at 9:00 AM held at the University Gymnasium and Cultural Center (UGCC). The said Catholic service served as a unifying and uplifting experience for the graduating class. It was an opportunity for students to reflect on their academic journey, express gratitude for the support received, and seek blessings for their future endeavors. The said Baccalaureate Mass was officiated by Fr. Emmanuel Gonzaga.

Simultaneously, an Ecumenical Service took place at the University Social Hall. This inclusive service embraced individuals from various religious backgrounds, fostering unity and celebrating diversity. Students, faculty, and guests of different faiths came together to offer prayers, readings, and reflections that honor their collective achievements and aspirations. The Ecumenical Service symbolized the importance of tolerance, understanding, and shared values among the USeP community. This service was led by Dr. Emmie M. Cabanlit.

Recognizing the cultural and religious diversity within the USeP community, a Muhadarah was held at the University Hostel Training Hall. This event catered Muslim students and featured Islamic religious teachings, spiritual guidance, and prayers. It provided an environment where Muslim graduates could gather and celebrate their achievements within the context of their faith, fostering a sense of belongingness and pride in their cultural identity. The said ceremony was led by Sheik Abdurahman Caderao who is also the Director of the Madrasah Comprehensive Unit in Davao City.

Honoring the rich indigenous cultures and traditions, the Pagsannar ka Madigar Kapang Ngaan ceremony was conducted at the College of Education Quadrangle. This showcased the rich traditions, rituals, and cultural practices of the Indigenous Peoples. It was a testament to the University’s commitment to honoring and preserving the diverse cultural heritage of its students, ensuring that their voices and traditions were celebrated during this momentous occasion. Matanem Reynante Talabon, a member of Tagabawa tribe, officiated the said ceremony.

The abovementioned ceremonies were truly memorable and inclusive, reflecting the University’s commitment to diversity, unity, and the holistic development of its students. Overall, these events not only celebrated the academic achievements of the graduating students but also emphasized the importance of unity, diversity, and cultural inclusivity. By providing tailored religious and cultural experiences, USeP Obrero Campus created a supportive and nurturing environment, where students from all backgrounds could come together to reflect, celebrate, and receive blessings as they embarked on the next chapter of their lives.

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