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BLESSING OF THE GROUND/ FIRST FLOOR CLASSROOMS

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING


ST. MICHAEL COLLGE
CANTILAN, SURIGAO DEL SUR
MARCH 17, 2017

PRESIDER: In the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
PEACE BE WITH YOU
ALL: And with your Spirit

INTRODUCTION:
During the years of His ministry, Jesus Christ taught the people, the Good News about the
Kingdom of God. He went around doing good works teaching people of all walks of life, healing
sickness and infirmity of every kind.

“ Jesus then walked around the villages teaching. He summoned the Twelve and began to send
them out two by two, giving them authority over evil spirits…the apostle returned and reported
to Jesus all they had done and taught. “ (Mark 6:7 & 30)

Jesus a great “teacher-Situationer” ! He taught by the lake, and a large crowd gather about him
that he got into a boat and sat in it on the lake while the crowd stood on the shore. He taught
them many things through stories and parable.” (Mark 4:1-2)

The realization of this additional building is a manifestation of our responsibility to instruct the
unlearned as the congregational Charism of the founder of the congregation of the Sister of St.
Paul of Chartres..to reach out to the underprivileged and to the marginalized. Ten decades ago
from the humble beginning with only a handful of pupils ST. MICHAEL COLLEGE has now risen
into a big institution of learning. It continues its apostolate of Catholic Education for the
betterment of man and the glory of God.

Now we come together, with joyful gratitude for the blessing of these new classroom. This is a
gift to the people of Cantilan and neighboring places- a gift from God. The generosity of the
alumni and other generous Benefactors, have been an instrument to make this gift a reality. As
we bless these new classrooms, we thank God and we laud the leadership of ST. MICHAEL
COLLEGE for the realization of this project.

HYMN “HOW LONELY IS YOUR DWELLING PLACE O LORD”


REFRAIN: HOW LONELY IS YOUR DWELLING PLACE, O LORD, MIGHTY GOD LORD OF ALL
1. Even the lowly sparrow finds a home for her brood
and the swallow a nest for herself where she may lay her young
in your altars, my king and my god. (refrain)
2. Blessed are they whose dwelling is your own, lord of peace
Blest are they refreshed by springs and by rain
When dryness daunts and scathes / Behold my shield, my king and my God. (REFRAIN)
PRESIDER: OPENING PRAYER OF PRAISE

Let is give praise to God ( All pause for a moment of silent prayer)

Heavenly Father, we give you praise and glory for all your wonderful works.
We praise you for making this worlds for us, and for calling us to be your holy people.
Help us to do all our actions for your honor and glory and for the salvation of the world
Bless us as we gather together today and open our hearts to the action of you Holy
Spirit
Teach us to pray with Jesus and to give you glory by our humble service to people each
day
Father, We praise you through Christ your son, in the love and unity of your Holy Spirit
Now and always forever. Amen

A READING FROM THE LETTER OF ST. PAUL TO THE PHILIPPINES ( PHIL 4:4-9)

Rejoice in the lord always, I shall say it again rejoice! Your kindness should be known to
all. The lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, make your request known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all
understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, Brothers and Sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there any excellence and if there is
anything worthy and praise, think about these things. Keep what you have learned , received,
heard and seen in me. Then the god of peace will be with you

THE WORD OF THE LORD. Thanks be to God

LITANY: RESPONSE: LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER

1. Let us pray for all the students who will use these classrooms— places of learning.
(R)
2. We pray for their families and friends. (R)
3. We ask God to bless all those who mould these students. (R)
4. We pray for all who work in this school. (R)
5. We ask Jesus to let us sever him in the students. (R)
6. We pray for those who are dying. (R)
7. We ask God to help teachers and researchers and all who are working for quality
education. (R)
8. We pray for all who gave helped to build and maintain this school. (R)

PRESIDER: PRAYER FOR THE BLESSING


Let us pray. (short pause)

Father of all consolation,


Help us to love, teach and serve others as Jesus did in his days on earth
Fill us with your Spirit of compassion, care and understanding
and help to teach, care and serve you in your people
especially the poor and slow-learners and those who need of our compassion.

Bless+ these ground floor classrooms, and let them be a place of learning and comfort,
Bless+ the students who come here to learn,
Bless+ the religious, teachers, staff and personnel and all who work here.
Merciful Father, we ask your blessing through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

(BLESSING OF THE GROUND FLOOR CLASSROOM and SACRED IMAGES ON THE SECOND FLOOR)

PRESIDER: Almighty and everlasting God, you Approve of sculptured likeness of your Son, Jesus, His
Mother Mary and of your Saints, in order that we behold them, we may be led to remember and
imitate their lives and holiness .In your kidness we bug you to bless+ this statue of ST.PAUL OF
TARSUS/OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP meant to honor and recall you beloved Son, our Lord
Jesus
Christ.
Grant that whoever through the inspiration of this image humbly arrives to sevrve, honor and
imitate
Him/her merits and intercession gain from you grace in this life and eternal glory I the next,
Through Christ, our Lord. AMEN.

CONCLUDING RITE

(The celebration may conclude with LORDS’S PRAYER followed by the final blessing

PREDISDER: Our Father…

HYMN TO MARY “ O MARIA REYNA SA PILIPINAS”

The Lord be with you. Response: And with your Spirit.

May the God of all consolation bless you in every way, and grant you peace all the days of your
life:

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPORIT, AMEN.