CAPE COAST GETS FIVE DEACONS
The Archbishop of Cape Coast, Most Rev. Matthias Kobena Nketsiah, has ordained five acolytes into the Order of Diaconate for the Archdiocese. The celebration which took place at St. John the Baptist Parish, Saltpond was attended by many people among whom were the parents and friends of the candidates as well as priests and Religious.
Delivering the homily, the Archbishop said that the diaconate state is God’s unmerited gift to them and so they should cherish and use it to serve the Church. ‘ You should always remember that your call requires you to help build the Church’, the Bishop told them. Archbishop Nketsiah further told the would be deacons to cultivate the virtue of humility as they undertake their apostolate of service in the Church. ‘ As deacons, you should live the faith you profess, imitate the apostles and live what you preach’, the Bishop said.
To the congregation, the Archbishop urge them to remember the deacons always in their prayers so that their ultimate goal of joining the holy priesthood would be realised. He also exhorted the people to encourage their sons and daughters to embrace the priestly and religious life so that the Church’s work of evangelisation could be carried out as Jesus asks of us .
The Archbishop ended his homily by paying tribute to the early missionaries who brought the faith to the shores of Ghana and particularly to the Archdiocese of Cape Coast and spread it to other parts of the country. Rev. Fr. Robert Edwin Hagan, the Pastoral Director of the Archdiocese thanked the parish priests and the entire members of the church for accepting to host the celebration. He used the occasion to congratulate the church on the conclusion of their 125th Anniversary celebration.
The five deacons are: Rev. Stephen Afful, Benjamin Agyeman-Duah, Nicholas Amoakwa, Ebenezer Coleman and Emmanuel Akwasi Fynn.