OVER 400YOUTHS END SEMINAR ON MENTAL HEALTH

The Christian Health Association of Ghana, CHAG for short, has organized a one-day seminar for the youth of Christian denominations in Cape Coast, Central Region of Ghana. The Seminar which was coordinated by the Executive Secretary for health in the Archdiocese of Cape Coast, Rev. Fr. Daniel Neyoh, was under the theme: ‘Mental Health, Everybody’s Issue/Concern’.

One of the Resource Persons, Mr. Isaac Budu-Hayford of the Ankaful Psychiatry Hospital, took participants who were mainly young men and women through a host of issues regarding mental health issues.

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JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY LAUNCHED IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CAPE COAST

The Archdiocese of Cape Coast, under the auspices of the Metropolitan Archbishop, Most Rev. Matthias Kobena Nketsiah, has launched the Jubilee Year of Mercy at Mary Queen of Peace Parish at Fourth Ridge. The occasion brought together clergy, religious and delegates from all the parishes.

Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Abequaye, the Assistant Secretary General to the Ghana Bishops Conference who is also a member of the presbyterium, gave a brief overview of the Jubilee explaining parts of the document establishing the Year to the participants at the launch. He told the gathering about the need for every parish in the Archdiocese to draw up their own programmes which would fit into the Archdiocesan one so that the faithful could derive the full benefits of the Jubilee.

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FIVE ORDAINED AS DEACONS FOR CAPE COAST ARCHDIOCESE

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.

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Most Rev. Matthias K. Nketsiah has made the following Appointments which take effect from 4th December, 2015

Rev. Fr. Patrick M. Amos        Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, UCC                                    CHAPLAIN
Rev. Fr. Felix Quarcoe            St. Joseph’s Parish, Apam                                             PV
Rev. Fr. Jude Mensah            St. Edward’s Parish, Jukwa                                             PV
Rev. Fr. Anthony Nana K. Boadi        St. John the Baptist Parish, Denkyira Asikuma    PV
Rev. Fr. Collins B. Quaidoo        Immaculate Conception Parish, Assin Foso                PV
Rev. Fr. Athanasius Afful        St. Anthony’s Parish, Bawjiase                                       PV

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NINE ORDAINED AS PRIESTS FOR CAPE COAST

The Metropolitan Archbishop, Most Rev. Matthias Kobena Nktetsiah, has ordained Nine Deacons into the Holy Priesthood at Ajumako Bisease. The ceremony which attracted many priests and Religious as well as family members of the Ordinandi, friends, parishioners and well-wishers also coincided with the penultimate celebration of Centenary Anniversary of the Bisease Parish. The parishioners were overjoyed because out of the nine priests, three were from the Parish.

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CAPE COAST GETS EIGHT PRIESTS

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, Most Rev. Matthias Kobena Nketsiah has ordained eight deacons as Catholic priests at Apam in the Central Region of Ghana. The solemn and colorful ceremony which brought together family members, well wishers, Religious Sisters and Brothers, seminarians and a host of others also had Most Rev. Peter Paul Angkyer and many priests as concelebrants.

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SILVER & DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF SRS MONICA & MARY RITA

A solemn Thanksgiving Mass has been celebrated at the St. Joseph Minor Basilica, Elmina to mark the Diamond and Silver Jubilees of Rev. Srs. Mary Rita O’Mahony OLA and Monica Appiah OLA in Religious Life. The Anniversary Mass which was presided over by Most Rev. Matthias Kobena Nketsiah, was concelebrated by many priests and Monsignors with Religious Men and Women attending in their numbers.

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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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