Does the local bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) select or approve the appointment of your chaplain?
Does your institution offer Mass on campus at least on Sundays and other days of obligation?
Holy Angel University offers Mass on campus on weekdays and on holy days of obligation. No Sunday Masses are offered on campus because the Holy Rosary Parish Church (Angeles City, Pampanga) is adjacent to Holy Angel University and is a two-minute walk (130 meters) from campus. Nonetheless, when there is a Saturday campus activity which culminates in the Eucharist by sundown, the Sunday Eucharist is already celebrated.
On average, about what percentage of undergraduate students attend Sunday Mass (including the Saturday vigil Mass) during the academic year?
Undergraduate students attend Sunday Mass at the Holy Rosary Parish Church or in their home parishes.
Does your institution offer daily Mass to students?
On average, about how many undergraduate students attend daily Mass during the academic year?
160 students per daily Mass.
Does your institution offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass to students at least weekly?
Are all of the Masses celebrated on campus reverent and in accord with liturgical norms and directives?
Are the altar servers at your institution’s Masses male only or both male and female?
Please list the schedule of Masses, noting the following for each Mass: the day and time, the Form or Rite of the Mass, and the style of music, if any (chant, traditional, contemporary, etc.):
Mass schedule for the Second Semester of AY 2018-2019 is as follows:
8:30 a.m. Eucharist from Monday-Friday
Attendees are from the assigned classes coming from the Basic Education Department and the Schools and Colleges together with the employees.
Ten (10) First Friday Masses for the Sacred Heart devotion is given to the whole community.
Forma Ordinaria is used with music that is contemporary, and liturgical songs are usually in English, Filipino, Latin, and the Kapampangan languages.
Does your institution offer Confession on campus at least weekly?
List the schedule for Confession by day and time:
Confession schedule for the Second Semester of AY 2018-2019 is as follows:
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
1st Tuesday – Laboratory Elementary School/Junior High School
2nd Tuesday – Senior High School
3rd Tuesday – College
4th Tuesday – Employees
Does your institution offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at least weekly?
List the schedule for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament by day and time:
For the Second Semester of AY 2018-2019, the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is scheduled Wednesdays at 2:40 p.m.
Moreover, the Adoration Chapel is open daily from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please identify regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students such as the Rosary and prayer groups:
The regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students are as follows:
Daily Praying of the Holy Rosary at 2:40 p.m.;
Devotion to the Relics of Saints at 2:40 p.m. on the 1st Monday of the month;
Wednesday Novena to the Mother of Perpetual Help;
Daily praying of the Angelus at 12:00 nn. and at 6:00 p.m.;
Daily praying of the 3 o’clock prayer;
Novena Eucharist for the University’s Solemnity of the Holy Guardian Angels;
Eight Eucharistic celebrations for the University’s Solemnity of the Holy Guardian Angels;
Triduum for All Saints and All Souls;
Bible for Faith and Action Sharing Team (BFAST) sessions of students once a week in their CLE classes;
Crusade of the Holy Guardian Angel with once-a-week BFAST session among employees, and praying of the Rosary, and
Ten-day celebration of the Eucharist for the poor and the needy
Does your institution offer retreat programs available to all Catholic students at least annually?
Yes. A retreat is a requirement for graduating college and high school students. Recollections are offered to high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Moreover, employees are also given regular recollections.
Please describe any formal programs to foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life:
The Chaplain’s office is offering vocation discernment sessions to individual students who are attracted to the ordained and religious life. From time to time, students come to the Campus Ministry Office for vocation discernment conversation.
This November, which is a vocation month, vocation talks and promotions were held among Grades 6, 10, and 12 as well as college students. The Campus Ministry Office invites diocesan seminarians and religious congregations for the said promotional activities.
The office also sponsors participation to vocation jamboree and vocation pilgrimage.
The Campus Ministry is willing to sponsor the fees for students who may wish to take entrance examination for priesthood.
If your institution has formal vocation programs, about how many students participate in them each year?
Are you aware of any graduates from your institution (not including seminary students, if any) who are ordained to the priesthood or have entered religious life? Please describe.
Alumni who were ordained to the priesthood or who have embraced a religious life include:
Most Rev. Florentino G. Lavarias, D.D. (B.S. Commerce, Major in Management, 1978), Archbishop of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines;
Ernesto P. David (B.S. Commerce, Major in Banking and Finance, 1984), Parish Priest, Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Floridablanca, Pampanga, Philippines;
Pedro Valencia (B.S. Commerce, Major in Accountancy, 1987), Oeconome, Archdiocese of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines;
Socorro Solatorio, OCD (Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Administration, 1991);
Jonathan Raymund M. Bartolome (B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1991), Parish Priest, Sto. Cristo del Perdon Parish, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines;
Emmanuel S. Contreras (Mechanical Engineering, Magna cum Laude, 1992), Parish Priest, The Lord’s Baptism Parish, Candaba, Pampanga, Philippines;
Allan Bondoc, SVD (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1993), Religious;
Jonelito Sison, SSS, (BS Accountancy, 1999), National Director of Life in the Eucharistic Seminar for the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, Assistant-in-Charge of the Aggregation of the Blessed Sacrament for the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, Associate Priest of Sta. Cruz Parish, Catholic Campus Ministry Chaplain of Sta. Cruz Parish;
Ricardo Bie (BS Civil Engineering, 1984), Member of Presbyteral Council, Diocese of Tarlac and Parish Priest of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Tarlac City, Tarlac;
Gerald Pangilinan (BS Commerce), Diocese of Alaminos, Pangasinan;
Herwyn Bulaun (CPA, BS Accountancy, 2003), Spiritual Director, Senior High School Department, Mother of Good Counsel Seminary, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines;
Howell M. Suarez (AB Psychology, 2008), Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Floridablanca, Pampanga, Philippines, and
Rev. Aldrin Tayag (AB Psychology 2009), Deacon, Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Additional Chaplaincy information, clarification or description (optional):
The Campus Ministry Office provides spiritual support to the student body through spiritual formation integrated in the summer leadership seminar, orientation on volunteerism, and celebration of Holy Mass for University and College Days celebrations, among other events. It also offers spiritual counseling and vocation discernment sessions.