October is the month of the Most Holy Rosary, hence as a Catholic school, Pilar College has been consistently praying to the Blessed Virgin Mary by praying the rosary daily. During this pandemic, the rosary is prayed together by all personnel-school administrators, faculty, Non-teaching personnel and maintenance every morning during the morning praise from October 1, to October 30 where every decade is offered in accordance with the Pope’s intentions; to wit:
1. For the protection of the first responders, doctors, and nurses who care for those made critically ill by coronavirus. For wisdom and guidance on those scientists, researchers and seeking vaccines and rapid testing platforms.
2. For full and speedy recovery for those suffering from the coronavirus. For protection of their family members and all those who are risk of getting or transmitting the virus.
3. For God’s abundant mercy on the souls of those who have died from coronavirus. For strength and consolation for their grieving families.
4. For protection on those who are most vulnerable to coronavirus: the elderly, those with compromised immune systems, those who have been traveling abroad, those who are in quarantine.
5. For an expedient halt to the spread of the virus. For churches and schools to be reopened, and for the people to be able to return to their normal daily activities with a deepened faith and love for God.
On October 30, 2020, the symbolic Living Rosary was done at the canteen following strictly health protocols. Each participant that composed the rosary beads was holding a lighted candle on the right hand and a ball paper on the left hand. The lighted candle symbolizes faith and hope while the paper ball symbolizes the world suffering from Corona Virus. The main intention of the Living Rosary is to beg from God through Mama Mary’s intention to end the Corona Virus. There was a symbolic burning of the paper balls with a strong faith and hope that God will answer our prayer.
Everybody was then challenged by the School President S. Maria Preciosa M. Rusiana, RVM to reflectively continue praying the Holy Rosary daily.