COMMENCEMENT OF THE MASS
THE BISHOP LAUNCHES THE ANNIVERSARY
VARIOUS CHURCH PRESIDENTS HELP THE BISHOP TO UNVEIL THE JUBILEE CLOTH
Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:05
Beloved in Christ, we gather this day to observe this notable occasion which I have christened a Trinitarian celebration. This is because we celebrate today three very important and solemn occasions with the appropriate rites that go with them. Firstly, we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, popularly referred to as the Feast of Christ the King. Secondly, we celebrate this day the climax of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy which was proclaimed last year by the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Lastly, on this special day, we, the faithful of the Diocese of Koforidua, are launching the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the diocese.
My dear friends in Christ, it is with great joy and pleasure that I address you with these few words as the Chief shepherd of the Diocese. As we may be aware, the Franciscan Order, following the lead of its great 13th century theologians St. Bonaventure and Blessed John Scotus, was instrumental in establishing the Feast of Christ the King and extending the celebration to the universal Church. However, it was Pope Pius XI who brought this feast into the liturgy in 1925, because the people of the day had thrust Jesus Christ and his holy law out of their lives, believing that these had no place in public affairs or in politics. Although Emperors and Kings now exist mostly in history books, we still honour Christ as the King of the Universe by enthroning him in our hearts and allowing him to take control of our lives. When we accept Jesus as the King of our lives, then everyone and everything else falls into its proper place. We are also challenged to find Christ the King in everyone around us. As loyal subjects of Christ the King, you and I are invited to treat others with justice and compassion as Jesus did, especially those whom we consider the least important.
Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 November 2016 11:17
Most Rev. Joseph Afrifah- Agyekum , Catholic Bishop of Koforidua has ordained
a Priest and six Deacons for the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua. The event took place
on Saturday , 14th January , 2017 at the St. George Cathedral, Koforidua. They are in
the persons of:
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Omane
Rev. Emmanuel Boateng
Rev. James Kwasi Yeboah
Rev. Innocent Bismark Kokobealowe Mensah
Rev. Callixtus Emmanuel Agblevor
Rev. Kenneth Ettuah
Rev. Frank Arthur
Last Updated: Friday, 24 February 2017 07:55
The Catholic Diocese of Koforidua has launched her 25th Anniversary celebrations under the theme
' RENEWING OUR FAITH IN THE LIGHT OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION'
This was done in a Mass presided over by HIS LORDSHIP MOST REV. JOSEPH AFRIFAH- AGYEKUM, CATHOLIC BISHOP OF
KOFORIDUA, and concelebrated by scores of Priests in the Koforidua Deanery.
The yearlong Anniversary was launched by his Lordship in the the following words:
"Beloved in Christ, as stated above, we launch today the silver jubilee of the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua; see how
far the Lord has brought us, our hearts are indeed filled with joy. On July 6, 1992, the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua was
carved out of the then Diocese of Accra. Over the period, a lot of water has passed under the bridge and I ask that
you join me in giving thanks to God for His loving mercies towards us. Various activities have been planned for the whole
year before we all gather in Koforidua for the climax on November 26, 2017, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King
of the Universe. I entreat all Parishes, Quasi-parishes and Institutions of the diocese to participate fully in all planned
activities so that the year will be a fruitful one for all. On this note , I , Most Rev. Joseph Afrifah-Agyekum, Catholic Bishop
of the Diocese of Koforidua, have the singular honour and privilege to declare the silver jubilee celebration of the Diocese
duly launched in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN".
Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 November 2016 12:14