POPE’S LETTER ON THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY

Vatican City, 1 September 2015 (VIS) – The Holy Father has sent a letter to Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation, regarding the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, in which he reaffirms his hope that the jubilee indulgence will lead every person to a “genuine experience of God’s mercy” and explains that it can also be obtained by incarcerated persons. In addition, he grants to all priests, notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the faculty to absolve from sin those who have resorted to abortion, repenting and asking forgiveness with a sincere heart, and establishes that those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach the priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins. The following is the full text of the letter:

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INSTITUTE OF CONTINUING FORMATION MARKS SILVER JUBILEE

The Institute of Continuing Formation, ICF for short, located in Elmina in the Archdiocese of Cape Coast, has marked its silver jubilee anniversary with a solemn Thanksgiving Mass presided over by His Excellency, Most Rev. Jean Marie Speich, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana. The anniversary Mass which was attended by many Men and Women Religious, was concelebrated by the host Bishop, Most Rev. Matthias Kobena Nketsiah, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast and Most Rev. John Bonnaventure Kwofie (C.S.S.P), the Bishop of Sekondi –Takoradi Diocese and many priests as well.

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OLA COLLEGE GRADUATES 275 TEACHERS

Our Lady of Apostles College of Education, Cape Coast, has held its 8th Annual Congregation with a call on teachers to upgrade themselves academically.
The call was made by Prof. Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Cape Coast at the congregation grounds as the Guest Speaker. She said teachers were key partners in the process of manpower development in the nation and so called on those who practise the noble profession to equip themselves with the necessary knowledge in order to impact positively on those they teach.

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AMISANO OLD BOYS DONATE TO THE SEMINARY.

Members of the St. Teresa’s Seminary Old Boys Association, STOBA, for short, have presented their alma mater with a cash donation of GHC32,000.00 as their contribution towards the renovation of an old block to be used as an office complex. The donation according to the President of the Association came from the members of the US branch of the Association who have promised to urge other past students to show their appreciation in terms of donation to the seminary for what they benefited while going through the seminary formation even though they didn’t end up becoming priests. 

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ARCHBISHOP NKETSIAH DEDICATES A MORGUE

A ceremony has been held at the premises of St. Gregory Catholic Hospital at Buduburam in the Central Region to dedicate a mortuary which had been built by the Archdiocese of Cape Coast. The facility which was put with a loan facility from the Investment Office of the Archdiocese is meant to cater for the dead in around the community according to the Investment Director, Very Rev. Fr. James Essuon.

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Holy Child School On A Peace Walk

Members of the writers’ club in Holy Child Senior High School, Cape Coast, have added their voice to the call on all Ghanaians, especially members of political parties to ensure that the country continues to enjoy peace before, during and after the December 7 elections. The sentiments of the students numbering over hundred were expressed in a peace walk they embarked on from their school through some principal streets of Cape Coast. The theme for the peace walk was ‘ Holycho for Peace’.  Speaking to the reporter, one of the students, Patience by name, said that they had taken upon themselves to make their parents and guardians aware that as children, they would be the ones to suffer most if anything untoward happened in the country as a result of the elections.

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New Appointments Effective 18th November, 2016

Fr. Nicholas Amoakwa                   St. Anthony Parish, Agona Swedru                                        PV

Fr. Emmanuel Akwasi Fynn          St. Francis De Sales, Cathedral Parish                                    PV

Fr. Stephen Afful                             St. Joseph’s Parish, Apam                                                     PV

Fr. Benjamin Agyeman-Duah      Assumption of Mary-St. Paul’s Parish Kata-Nyank                 PV

Fr. Ebenezer Coleman                   St. John the Baptist Parish, Assin Bereku                               PV

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Archbishop Kojo Amissah Remembered

The Archdiocese of Cape Coast under the auspices of  Most Rev. Matthias Kobena Nketsiah, has commemorated  the 25th Death Anniversary of the  first Archbishop of Cape Coast Archdiocese, Most Rev. John Kojo Amissah (late), with two memorial lectures and a memorial Mass.The Memorial Mass which took place in the Archdiocesan Cathedral where his mortal remains lay was followed with a brief wreath laying ceremony. The first lecture which took place in Accra, was given by Archbishop Emeritus Peter K. Sarpong with Archbishop Charles Palmer Buckle taking the second at the Cape Coast University Auditorium. In all these lectures, the speakers diligently talked about who Kojo Amissah was, his ideals and convictions, his strong personality and his ever-readiness to defend the Catholic faith in Ghana and in Africa as a whole. The speakers underscored what he stood for during his life and they showed the relevance of his legacy to our contemporary days. At the end of the week-long celebration which saw the launching of an Educational Endowment Fund in his

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SIX CELEBRATE SILVER JUBILEE

Five priests from the Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast and a priest from the Sekondi Takoradi Diocese have marked their 25 years of priestly ordination at Pedu Seminary with a solemn Thanksgiving Mass. The celebration which brought together family members and many well-wishers had Most Rev. Matthias Kobena Nketsiah in attendance.

Giving the homily, the Vicar General, Very Rev. Fr. Isaac Ebo-Blay said that the celebration of a Jubilee is a time of joy, liberation, reconciliation, forgiveness and love and so the occasion of their anniversary had brought a great joy to the Archdiocese and beyond. Father, however, admitted that their call like those of Isaiah and the apostles had not been without trepidation and uncertainty. The God who chose them knew their weakness yet he went ahead to call them.

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MOST REV. MATTHIAS KOBENA NKETSIAH HAS RAISED THE ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST QUASI PARISH AT ABREM AGONA NEAR ELMINA TO THE STATUS OF A PARISH

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, Most Rev. Matthias Kobena Nketsiah has raised the St. John the Evangelist Quasi Parish at Abrem Agona near Elmina to the status of a parish with Rev. Fr. Edward Yaw Gyasi as its first Parish Priest. According to the newly installed Parish Priest, Fr. Gyasi, the announcement to carve out some outstation churches under the Elmina parish for the newly created parish was made on 25th May, 2016 by the Archbishop. The inauguration, however, took place during a solemn celebration of the Holy Mass presided over by the Archbishop with other concelebrants. After the reception of Holy Communion, the Archbishop read the letter of inauguration and subsequently installed Rev Fr. Edward Gyasi as the Parish Priest.

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