Lasallians all over the world will have a big year ahead with the celebration of the 300th birth year of St. John Baptist de La Salle in heaven. For this purpose, the Holy See has declared 2019 as a Jubilee Year in honor the 300th anniversary of the Father Founder’s completion of his earthly journey.
For Lasallians in the Philippines, the Lasallian Tercentenary will commence on January 1, 2019 and extend all the way to May 2020. The following activities have been lined up tentatively by the Tercentenary Committee of De La Salle Philippines.
|January 11-25, 2019||300 Youth Sojourn #3YS|
|November 21, 2019||PlayCon: Congress of Philippine Lasallian Youth|
|January 25, 2020||Rodomo: Lasallian City of Food, Arts and Music|
|April 7, 2019 - April 7, 2020||A Journey of Faith: Tour of the Relic of Saint La Salle|
|April 7, 2019||Animosaic: Humans of St. La Salle|
|May 15, 2020||Dedication of the Shrine of Saint John Baptist de La Salle in DLSU Laguna|
|Sojourn 2020||Pilgrimage to Lasallian Heritage Sites|
For De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, the Lasallian community will celebrate the life and legacy of its founder with activities that are guided by the Jubilee theme: One Heart, One Life, One Commitment, which will be the main core of celebrations throughout the year.
As part of the activities that will kick off the Tercentary, the community will celebrate the Lasallian Jubilee Mass on January 2019, followed by a forum on the Jubilee to promote awareness about the celebration. There will also be a Lasallian Festival and Lasallian Mission Week and a Relic tour in the DLSU-D campus to bring St. John Baptist de La Salle closer to members of the community.
DLSU-D will also bring back the highly successful Dalaw Juan, or the visitation of the image of the Father Founder in designated sites within campus to revisit the heart of his mission. The activity, which involves the students, faculty and staff, seeks to strengthen the spirit of community and commitment in furthering De La Salle’s mission of human and Christian education.
The University also plans to have a major celebration for the Feast of St. John Baptist de La Salle on April 7 and his declaration as the patron saint of teachers on May 15.
“More than the number and magnitude of these events, we look forward to a joyful and meaningful coming together of all Lasallians to celebrate our faith that we best express through service, especially to those most in need. This is the Lasallian way of celebrating God’s mercy and compassion, the Lasallian Jubilee. Animo!,” ULFO Director Marvin Lepardo said.