Last September 4, 2014, the Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity hosted a thanksgiving mass at the PGH Chapel in celebration of the Fraternity’s 81st Anniversary. Coincidentally held on the afternoon of the expected release of the results of the year’s Physician Licensure Examinations, the fraternity joined hands with the rest of the UP Manila community in praying for the success of the exam-takers.

A few minutes before the start of the mass, the chapel was already full of members of class 2014, their well-wishers, and other mass-goers. Led by the UP Medchoir, the audience joined in on the mass hymns which sounded even more calming and uplifting given the occasion.  The priest’s homily as well as the gospel read also seemed to be directed primarily to those who were waiting for the results of the board examinations. In this particular passage, Jesus first met his future apostles and asked them to become ‘fishers of men’. The homily also revolved around this particular theme. The priest reminded the audience to always be open to God’s calling and to always ask for guidance and direction regarding major decisions in life. Afterwards, special intentions were read out for the board takers and the items for the offertory were brought to the altar by John Vincent Usita Magalong Φ 2013, Ryuichi Peralta Nakamura Φ 2013, and Jasper Paolo Ramos Villoria Φ 2013.

The priest was assisted throughout the mass by Julian Que Arguilla Φ 2013. Also present during the mass were Apolinario Estrellado Esquivel III, M.D. Φ2009, Joseff Karl Uy Fernandez, M.D. Φ2009, and Richmond Paul Enriquez Goce, M.D. Φ2009 who were awaiting the results at the time.

 

 

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