Caritas Christi urget nos!
For the first time in the University’s history, the Alumni Homecoming was commemorated in the actual date of the foundation of SPUP. With the theme: “Paulinian Homecoming: Reminiscing. Rekindling. Reliving.” SPUP Alumni converged for a three-day fun-filled celebration of this year’s Alumni Homecoming.
Together with the SPC Sisters, employees and students, the Homecoming started with a Thanksgiving Mass on May 10, 2018. It was followed by the Opening of the Alumni Photo and Art Exhibit. The alumni reminisced their memories as they beheld their pictures during their student days. The art exhibit was spearhead by HighSchool Batch 1978, through Mr. Voltaire Perez, whose artistic ingenuity was displayed by the use of acrylic and leaf as media of his paintings.
Class and Batch bonding continued on May 11, 2018. It was highlighted by the Alumni Pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Piat, where they also sponsored a Eucharistic Celebration. An agape prepared by the SPUP Alumni of Piat ensued after the spiritual exercise.
On May 12, 2018, Fr. Bernard Corpuz (Parish Priest of St. Peter Metropolitan Cathedral and an Alumnus) presided the Eucharistic Celebration as the opening activity of the gathering. This was followed by a motorcade around the city where alumni gratefully cheered for SPUP.
The Fellowship Night, held at the Global Center, was opened by the opening remarks and roll call of batches by Mr. Miguel Lim (Alumni Association President). Sr. Carmelita Villanueva, SPC (Local Superior) introduced the SPC Sisters to the Alumni body; while, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) expressed her delight as she welcomed the Alumni to their Alma Mater.
The participants was entertained by a production number of the Perkin Twins. The program also showcased batch presentations through singing and dancing. Alumni grooved to the tune and music of their generation which brought cheers and applause among the participants. In between was a raffle draw for indoor prizes sponsored by the Jubilarians. The party concluded with a heartful rendition of Paulinian Hymn by the alumni.