Students, teaching staff and members of the Parent Teacher Advisory Body (PTAB) celebrated ‘Pres Day’ (Presentation Day), at Presentation College, Chaguanas on November 20. Pres Day is the annual celebration in honour of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin (November 21).
The day began with Mass celebrated by Fr Derek Anton at the nearby St Philip and St James RC Church, Chaguanas. In his homily, Fr Anton shared with the congregation that Jesus appreciated Mary more so for answering the call of God than being His mother.
He invited the students to be as obedient as Mary was, and listen to God’s call in their lives. Fr Anton also reminded them that the Feast of Mary’s presentation was significant as it was Mary’s mother who took her to the temple at a very young age and offered her to God.