The Office of Religious Affairs fulfills the evangelization mission of the University through effective and efficient religious and spiritual formation, through formal and informal educational processes, with emphasis on promoting the four pillars of the spirituality of the Dominican Order which are study, prayer, apostolic ministry, and community life. The office is composed of three departments namely the Center for REligious Education (CREED), the Center for Campus Ministry (CCM), and the Center for Community Involvement (CCI).
We, the Office of Religious Affairs, envision the division as a reputable office for a quality integral formation of Legazpi-Thomasians as an authentic Christ-centered educational community of dedicated witnesses and preachers of Truth and Love out of gratitude.
We, the Office of Religious Affairs, cognizant of the evangelization mission of the University as a premier Catholic institution of learning, commit ourselves to:
1. the witnessing and preaching Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word, through a contextualized Religious Education Program;
2. the understanding and the full, active and conscious celebration of the Catholic faith; and
3. the empowering and evangelizing of the marginalized and less-privileged communities through relevant and comprehensive community involvement.
1. to offer quality integral human formation that is characteristically Catholic, Dominican and Bikol to the Legazpi-Thomasian community.
2. to provide venues for faith expressions and self-development as the Legazpi-Thomasians’ desire and openness to grace and moral growth for public service.
3. to develop and implement a solid Catholic religious education program that enriches the mind and heart of Legazpi Thomasians for Christian social transformation.
4. to establish and implement UST-Legazpi’s catechetical programs, spiritual formation and community development programs through quality systems, procedures, and sound resource management.
5. to facilitate the fractal synergy of CREED, CCM and CCI so as to effect the dynamic interaction of doctrinal, liturgical and moral dimensions of the Catholic faith.