MSA Holds Remembrance Day Prayer Service

November 11, 2016

Mount Saint Agnes Academy recently held their their annual Remembrance Day Prayer Service, presided over by The Most Reverend Wieslaw M. Spiewak, Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton.

A spokesperson said, “We were honored to have Her Excellency the Acting Governor of Bermuda, Mrs. Ginny Ferson, accompanied by Captain Paolo Odoli, ADC, and Captain Duncan Simons, Adjutant, representing the Royal Bermuda Regiment.”

Donald Jolliffe of the Royal engineers; MSA Student Council President Kenyari Ingham; Capt Paolo Odoli; Acting Governor Ginny Ferson; Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Burchall; Divisional Officer Gary Renaud; Lieutenant Mark Taylor; Constable Simon Joseph:

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“As part of the ceremony, Mrs. Sue Moench, Principal, paid tribute to our special guests of honor, Veteran Donald Jolliffe of the Royal Engineers and Mrs. Carol Everson of the Bermuda Legion; Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Burchall, Divisional Officer Gary Renaud, Lieutenant Mark Taylor [MSA alumnus] representing the Bermuda Fire Service; Sergeant Andrew Exell [MSA alumnus], Constable Krishna Singh, Constable Simon Joseph, and Cadet Thomas Simons & Cadet Jessica Tannock representing the Bermuda Police Service.”

Opening address by Acting Governor Ginny Ferson:

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“Mrs. Moench also listed a number of veterans directly connected to members of our MSA family: Private Ronald Wilson who served in WWI and was the great, great uncle of MSA student, Kyle George; Lance Corporal Benny Sousa who served in WWII and was the father of MSA faculty, Mrs. Jackie Tailford; Sergeant First Class Jason DiGiacomo who served in the Iraq War and is an MSA Alumnus as well as the son of Assistant Principal Margaret DiGiacomo; Lt. Colonel Mark Tennant who served in WWII as the Commanding Officer of the Calgary Highlanders, leading troops in the liberation of Holland and was the uncle of Principal Moench.”

Carol Everson of the Bermuda Legion addressing the assembly:

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“Our annual prayer service is held so that our students can reflect on the importance of Remembrance Day, to honor of those who have selflessly given of themselves to fight for the common good and the freedoms we enjoy today, and to pay tribute to members of our society who serve our community on a daily basis.”

MSA Remembrance Day Prayer Service:

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“Students from grades six to twelve participated in the service. Two minutes of silence was held as we remembered God’s promise of peace, and all who have served in the armed forces to help bring peace to our world.”

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