Employees and students of the Holy Cross of Davao College have once again professed their commitment and service to the institution through a Holy Spirit Mass at the Sta. Ana Shrine Parish on Thursday, August 26.

The renewal of commitment of HCDC employees and blessing of students, which was presided by Davao Archbishop Romulo G. Valles, D.D., was also streamed live via online to allow other employees and students to participate virtually while at home.

In his homily, Abp. Valles, also the Chairman of the Board Trustees, recalled the evangelizing mission of the institution through the years as the Catholic Church celebrates the 500 years journey of Christianity in the Philippines.

“[HCDC] started small. No grand plan, except the grand plan was to pass on the faith to young people through education,” Apb. Valles said.

As HCDC commemorates its 70th year founding anniversary this year, Abp. Valles also hopes the school will continue to give new light amidst the darkness of the pandemic.

“I am excited of this new chapter, the renewal of Holy Cross of Davao College. In the midst of the pandemic, we see a renewed, vigorous, alive and strong Holy Cross of Davao College peopled by creative, inspired administration, faculty and staff,” he said.

Abp. Valles said he was overwhelmed by the move of the people to trust Holy Cross again, ‘caught up with new spirit, new vigor.’

“The mission of HCDC is the mission of the church and we want that to continue. We have to renew, believing that God owns this mission,” he emphasized.

He also thanked all employees, teachers, students and parents who have responded to the mission of the institution as envisioned by the PME Fathers, 70 years ago.

Currently, HCDC has the strength of 153 employees to serve 7,955 students.