ARCHBISHOP MATTHIAS NKETSIAH VISITS SALTPOND PARISH

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, Most Rev. Matthias Kobena Nketsiah, has paid a pastoral visit to the St. John the Baptist Parish, Saltpond in the Archdiocese of Cape Coast where he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to sixty-nine faithful. The visit which coincided with the celebration of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, was attended by the entire faithful of the parish including the eight outstations under the parish. The Archbishop in his response to the welcome address by the President, Mr. William Kow Ampah, expressed his appreciation for the rousing welcome the parishioners gave him on his arrival. He urged them to show great faith especially in the Holy Eucharist in order to withstand the storm of life that would hit them. Mr. William Kow Ampah on his part, expressed the gratitude of the parishioners to the Archbishop for choosing to visit the parish at such an important Feast as Corpus Christi. He pledged on behalf of the faithful to uphold whatever would be experienced in the three day visit and be good and faithful Catholics at all times.

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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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Annual Holy Family Feast celebration

 

Members of the Cape Coast Archdiocesan women Association (CWA) have ended their annual Holy Family Feast celebration at Cape Coast wit

 

h a call on all persons to b

 

 

e merciful. The three-day event which took place at St. Augustine College, saw over three thousand women in attendance. The annual festival of the women was celebrated under the theme: ‘Blessed are the M

erciful’ (Matthew 5:7) As part of their activities, some of the members paid a courtesy call on the Oguamanhen who appealed to them to pray for the nation and also urged them to do everything within their power to help curb the canker of immorality eating deep into the lives of the youth today.

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