Amidst challenging times, turn burdens into blessings – Rev. Baybay

Reverend Father Manual Baybay leads the Thanksgiving Mass that solemnized the month-long celebration of the 27th SPSPS Founding Anniversary.

Reverend Father Manual Baybay encouraged the Paulinian community to turn burdens into blessings amidst today’s trying times.

The priest heeded these words as a closing statement during the Thanksgiving Mass held at the Mary Ngo Auditorium last August 2.

He also presented scenarios taken from the Holy Bible, which drew inspiration ‘in turning burden into blessings.’

From the two readings: Moses is being burdened by people’s complaints, which he addressed to God, and Jesus Christ grieved over the death of his cousin, John the Baptist.

These two scenarios tested Jesus Christ. Instead of feeling angry or grumpy about the situation, he continued to serve his people and even created a miracle when he fed 5,000 men. 

As Rev. Baybay connected the readings in today’s event, he highlighted that Saint Paul School of Professional Studies (SPSPS) continues to set a mark by finding ways to celebrate the founding anniversary despite the limitations COVID-19 pandemic brought to our country.

“The Paulinian community always take a step in facing and finding solutions to the challenges that is given to the institution,” he said.

He added that the community continues to become the trailblazer for the students and society.

The mass was conducted to solemnize the opening ceremony of the 27th Founding Anniversary of SPSPS. (Story by Jessa Baldomar)

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