These HDR Sisters; Grace, Veronica, Jennifer and Perpetual yesterday professed their first vows and Sr. Lawrencia celebrated 50 years of being a Religious.
The celebration took place at the HDR Novitiate at Koforidua and Most Rev. Gabriel Edoe Kumordji, SVD, Bishop of Donkorkrom Vicariate presided.
Most Rev. Joseph Afrifah-Agyekum, Bishop of Koforidua, Vicar Generals of Accra Archdiocese and Koforidua Diocese and Priests, Religious and family members and friends were in attendance.
May God bless our lovely Sisters and call many other young ladies to respond to the call of God.
Last Updated: Tuesday, 05 April 2016 14:36
LET US RADIATE HOPE TO THE WORLD IN THIS JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY—CONSECRATED MEN AND WOMAN URGED
Consecrated men and women of the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua have climaxed the Year of the Consecrated life with a call on them to strive daily to shake up the world with their life. The event took place at the Diocesan Pastoral and Training Centre on Saturday 13th February, 2016. Reflecting with the group on the Keynote address of the National climax of the Year of the Consecrated Life in Kumasi delivered by Bishop Emmanuel Fianu, SVD, Bishop of Ho, Fr. Dionisius Nellas, SVD, urged the Religious men and women to live their vocation with faith, hope and joy, as it is only through these that they can shake up the world with their manner of life. Fr. Nellas said the consecrated men and women may encounter challenges in their vocation, yet they are called to hold unto their faith in Jesus Christ who never abandons those who commit their course to him. The religious, according to Fr. Nellas, are to strive daily for an inner life of holiness which bears fruit in the way and manner they relate with themselves and the people with whom they work, especially members of their respective religious community. He challenged his fellow religious to let the outer garment they wear reflect the inner purity that they symbolize.
Last Updated: Sunday, 21 February 2016 22:40
PASTORAL LEADERS' SEMINAR (MINI SYNOD) OF THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF KOFORIDUA - March 31 - April 3, 2016
THEME: “My Parish, my Diocese, one year from now in the light of parish growth and development”
We the Synod Fathers and Mothers of the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua having gathered at the Diocesan Pastoral and Training Center in Koforidua, from the 31st March to 3rd April 2016, after an intensive deliberation on the theme: “My Parish, my Diocese, one year from now in the light of parish growth and development”, do hereby resolve that:
1.Parishes and Quasi Parishes in the diocese should develop a five year integral pastoral strategic plan to serve as a guide in the development of the parish. Copies of such documents should be submitted to the Pastoral Director of the diocese by 31st March 2017 latest.
2.Parish Priest or priest in charge in consultation with the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) should:
•Introduce and coordinate activities that will encourage parishioners to contribute in the spirit of collaboration and self-reliance towards parish development.
•Initiate, continue and execute all major parish projects in accordance with the Diocesan Statutes. (Appendix XI)
3.All Deaneries are to identify people within the deanery who have expertise in building and construction and are prepared to offer their services at no cost to assist in the supervision of projects in the deanery to supplement what is being done by the Diocesan Project Team.
4.New church communities or stations should be established in places the towns are developing faster and proximity to the main church is becoming a challenge.
5.Programmes geared towards youth empowerment through entrepreneurship and skills development should commence in various parishes steadily. Parishes should devise plans to raise funds towards the aforementioned project.
Last Updated: Tuesday, 05 April 2016 14:00