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‘Accompany each other on the journey’

‘Accompany each other on the journey.' That was the message delivered by Father Paul Voisin to Mount Saint Agnes Academy (MSA) seniors at the Ring Mass at St Theresa's Cathedral.

Surrounded by faculty, staff, parents, family and friends the twelfth grade class received their rings after having them blessed by the Cathedral's rector.

While class rings have long adorned the hands of MSA graduates (“well over 55 years ago,” according to former Principal Sister Judith), it was not until 1977 when the Ring Mass tradition of having the rings blessed and distributed began.

The Mass served, and serves, as the opening liturgy for the beginning of the school year, a celebration of the year to come.

The rings symbolise unity, a joining together of the senior class in a journey that will see them through their final year at MSA.

They are also a source of inspiration for future successes, and provide a focus for reflection about the past, one rooted in the ideals of faith, loyalty and truth.

For some seniors, the reception following mass is a critical aspect of the Ring Mass tradition.

Here, they share in cake and refreshments with their classmates, family and friends.

But most importantly they go around and have people turn their rings for good luck. So far, it's been working well for MSA graduates!

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Published October 03, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 03, 2013 at 1:17 am)

‘Accompany each other on the journey’

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