Opening of the Academic Year

37 new students matriculated for the 2016-2017 academic year

On September 5, 2016, the 2016-2017 academic year was formally opened with the traditional matriculation ceremony. After a beautifully sung Mass in the Trumau parish church, faculty, staff and students went in procession from the church to the campus main building where in Sts. Cyril and Method Hall new students entered their names into the matriculation book. This was followed by the Oath of Fidelity by each member of the faculty and the the President's Address. The text of the faculty oath of fidelity: Profession of Faith "I, (NAME), with firm faith believe and profess everything that is contained in the symbol of faith: namely, I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all
that is seen and unseen. I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true
God, begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father. Through him all things
were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven: By the
power of the Holy Spirit, he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our
sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died and was buried. On the
third day he rose again, in fulfillment of the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is
seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living
and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the
Lord, the Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father
and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. I
believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for
the forgiveness of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the
world to come. Amen.
With firm faith, I also believe everything contained in God’s word, written down or
handed down in tradition and proposed by the Church whether in solemn judgment
or in the ordinary and universal Magisterium as divinely revealed and calling for faith.
I also firmly accept and hold each and every thing definitively proposed by that same
Church with regard to teaching on faith or morals.
Moreover, I adhere with religious submission of will and intellect to the teachings
which either the Roman Pontiff or the College of Bishops enunciate when they
exercise their authentic Magisterium even if they proclaim those teachings in an act
that is not definitive."