On September 14, 2023, the Our Lady of the Assumption Chapel within Ateneo de Davao University held a mass to commemorate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Presiding over said mass was Fr. Karel S. San Juan, S.J. with Fr. Joel E. Tabora, S.J. & Abp. Romulo G. Valles, D.D. as Con-celebrants.

This mass would be Fr. Tabora’s final public appearance as Ateneo de Davao’s University President. During his homily, he gracefully hands down his position to Fr. San Juan as well as shared his thoughts and hopes for the future of the university and its community. 

We shall forever be grateful for Fr. Tabora’s leadership and wish him well on the next chapter in his rich and fulfilling life. 

“Being blessed in the Cross is our privilege to share with our students, with our teachers and administrators, with our stakeholders, with our families, with one another, and with our loved ones.”

Watch the livestream here.
Read the full homily here.

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