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
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.
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.
A book entitled ‘ Catholic Social Doctrine At A Glance- Principles, Messages And Impact on Development’ authored by Sir Kt. Dr Lawrence A. Honny has been launched at the St. Peter’s Regional Seminary with a call on Catholics and the society as a whole to apply the teachings in such documents in their developmental plans.
The author, Sir Dr. Honny said at the launch that his objective for writing the book was informed by a desire to correct the misconception people have that the Social Doctrine of the Church merely promotes the Catholic faith with no real message for others who do not profess the faith. He says that even though the Teachings are based on the Theology and Doctrine of the Catholic Church, it is far from a narrow profession of faith but rather deals with the development of the individual and human society.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.