About the Chapel

The ICHTHUS CHAPEL is the main chapel of the De La Salle Santiago Zobel School in Vermosa Campus. It has a 600-seating capacity and can comfortably accommodate an additional 100 people using stackable chairs.
The ICHTHUS, in the Greek language, means "Jesus Christ, Son of God The Savior.” He is referred to by the early Christians as “The ICHTHUS” with fishers of men as the followers of Christ. Br Bernard S. Oca FSC, President of DLSZ, reveals that the chapel is
  • a concrete reminder that Jesus calls and moves us to perform His mission as disciples and followers. It is a center of our expression of our deep faith where community members of DLSZ can have a venue to translate their zealous service towards our brothers and sisters, especially the poor and marginalized.
  • a place of worship that inspires, encourages and helps establish in each Lasallian a life-lasting relationship with Jesus, our Lord.
  • a center for prayer where young Lasallian may find stillness for quiet reflection and spiritual celebration through meaningful liturgical celebrations and daily masses, recollections, and Lasallian Formation programs will be held for the students and Vermosa community.

This will be located at the west side, Cultural Zone of the DLSZ Vermosa Campus, accessible via the West Gate entrance and beside the future Community Center.
The ICHTHUS Chapel was conceptualized and designed by Architect Duke Sage of The Sage Group and the initial structure will be donated and will be built by the Teodoro Construction Corporation Inc.. Both companies were also in charge of the design and construction of the following buildings in the Vermosa Campus:
  1. The Spark Building
  2. Senior High School Building
  3. Engineering Center and
  4. the newly-constructed Grade School and Junior High School Building

The ICHTHUS Chapel groundbreaking will be held on the 22nd of October 2021 to be participated by selected representatives from the school and its adjacent community members. The DLSZ Vermosa Phase 3- Part 1: The initial construction works for the ICHTHUS Chapel which shall commence by November 2021 and is expected to be completed by July 2022 include a) partial structural works, b) preparatory works for the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and FirePro. One of the goals of DLSZ is to comply with the commitment as stipulated in the Deed of Donation with Ayala Land Inc. to provide a Church and make this available to the public by the end of 2023. The succeeding phases of the chapelare expected to be completed with the help of various stakeholders through The ICHTHUS Chapel Donation Program. Selected members of the schools will be in charge of ensuring that the funding for this noble project will be in place. Thus, we highly encourage every member of the community to help us make this dream a reality.

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