In celebration of the Catholic Teachers’ Day on January 28, the catholic educators are duly recognized by the officials of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP).
Amidst the pandemic, Fr. Nolan Que, who is the CEAP NCR trustee, warmly acknowledges this vocation embedded into the hearts of the teachers and educators as a fulfilling role despite the challenges that may occur.
“What would happen to a world without committed, dedicated, excellent, faithful, and grateful teachers? We are all living witnesses to many challenging and changing ecological landscapes both natural and man-made including the pandemic that we continue to face,” he said in a message sent through Radyo Veritas.
Fr. Que emphasized that this mission entails leading young people to connect to good values through which they can create a huge impact on society.
“My gratitude to all of you who have taken and embraced teaching as vocation and mission. What a difference you make among the youth by living out our vocation, our mission in our Catholic Schools,” he added.
He then exhorted teachers to also help the students in their process of discernment.
“May I make special appeal to all of you? Please help prepare our students in making life decisions. We must remind our youth that their choice of their leaders is not for themselves. These choices are dictated by what God wants. It is not about the self but for the common good,” Fr. Que said.
Catholic Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on January 28 on the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of Catholic schools and students. (Hazel Boquiren/RCAM-AOC)