THE JUBILEE CROSS of Pope John Paul II
HOW THE QUEEN OF PEACE CADET COMMANDERY GOT INVOLVED
For the occasion of the 1st Anniversary celebration of the Queen of Peace Commandery Ladies Auxiliary, Cadets and Juniors, the cadets were tasked to put up a drill demonstration on the anniversary day, the 7th May 2006.
As part of our preparation towards the day, drill practice was organized for both the cadets and the juniors. The drill practice covered a period of a month. As is normal practice, the technical dress rehearsal is done on the eve of any occasion.
On the 6th of May, at 4.00 p.m. when things were getting intensely hot on the rehearsal ground, a gentleman appeared before the cadet commander – Bro Bernard Jantuh, to pass some comments on what he had seen over the minutes he had been watching as practice. After making his comments and advising us, the gentleman left but apparently he stood somewhere and was still observing us. The team rehearsed the formation of the cross during the drill.
The gentleman re-appeared and asked to see the team leader. The president, Worthy Brother Michael Carbonu was introduced to him and he said that after observing our performance he would like to select us to be the group that received the Jubilee Cross when it arrived at the
Approval of the Cadet Organizer was requested and he in turn informed the Senior Knights and Ladies. A link was made between the Cadet Organizer, Brother Joseph Obeng, Brother Klu and some Cadets
On the 20th May 2006 the Cross finally arrived and even though it began to drizzle and rain we held our last dress rehearsal with great anticipation in the rain. As you can see from the pictures the Cadets performed beautifully and were immaculately turned out. We followed the cross across town and at 7pm it finally arrived at our Parish.
We are honoured to have been chosen to take the leading role in this task especially when there were 11 other Commanderies in the Accra Archdiocese who were older and more experienced than us. This life time experience fell on the Queen of Peace Cadet Commandery and Juniors Auxiliary.
I think we have a moral obligation and the good course to always commemorate this day annually by praying one mystery of the Rosary in appreciation to the Almighty God. This was the one event that crowned being a Cadet, to protect and guard the Holy Cross and those who missed this have missed a lot.
It would be shear ingratitude to overlook thanking those who contributed to the memorable achievement. Our first thanks go to Thywill Cudjoe Kuddesesey, the Cadet Organizer Snr Bro Obeng and the Drill Team who are listed below.
- Felix Mawusi
- Joseph Adelma
- Vincent Bonnie
- Eugene Horlu
- Bless Danklu
- Emmanuel Mawuena
- Selorm Akorli
- Philip Quaye
- Frank Damesi
- Michael Koby
- Charles Egbe
- Enoch Odoi
- Bernard Jantuah – Commander
- Anthony Quarshie
- Mawuli Yebbi
- Philip Nordy
- Michael Carbonu - Commander