Mangaluru: Farewell accorded to Grace Menezes at SAC Higher Primary School
Mangaluru, Dec 2: Grace Menezes, a retiring teacher, was accorded a grand farewell at St Aloyisus College Higher Primary School.
The teacher was escorted by rector Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ, correspondent Fr Gerald Furtado SJ, headmistress Philomena Lewis, and vice president of the PTA Arvind K Rao, by the school band to the dais. The programme began by invoking God’s blessings through a prayer song followed by the welcoming of the guests.
Fr Dionysius welcomed Grace with a sapling.
The students and staff bid farewell to their beloved teacher Smt. Grace Menezes after her 30 years of outstanding and selfless service.
On behalf of the student body Shannon and Reeshiv spoke words of appreciation about Smt. Grace Menezes.
This was followed by the reading of the citation by Josita Noronha. The retiring teacher was then felicitated by all the dignitaries on the dias with a shawl and fruits. Staff and students offered flowers to the retiring teacher as a token of love and gratitude.
The retiring teacher expressed her deep sentiments of gratitude for the opportunity to render fruitful years of service.
In his message the rector said she was an ‘Amazing Grace’, a very resourceful teacher and was blessed to be a mother and as well as teacher in this campus. Rector Fr Dion Vaz SJ, thanked Grace Menezes for her selfless service for the institution.
Fr.Gerald Furtado SJ, said, “Life speaks of different milestones in our lives, and one of them is retirement.” He was grateful for her selfless service.
The Eucharistic thanksgiving mass was offered in the school hall by Fr Deepak D’Sa for Grace Menezes as a blessing to this institution. This was witnessed by all the catholic students and staff. The blessing of the newly built elevator was inaugurated by the dignitaries.
This was followed by the cultural programme and vote of thanks.
The entire programme was compered by the students.