The Bishop

Name: Joseph Kwaku
Date of Birth: December 22
Place of Birth: Akim Swedru, Eastern Region of Ghana
Father: Henry K. OKRAH (deceased)
Mother: Gladys Y. OKRAH (deceased)

Our Mission

We are the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua who brings Christ to all people in the diocese by preaching the word of God, administering the sacraments and by providing quality education, health, humanitarian and other social services.

Our Vision

"Evangelizing through self reliance"
The vision translated into the three local languages used in the diocese, Akan, Ewe and Krobo, shall be disseminated throughout the diocese to galvanize, efforts of all in the diocese towards this common vision.


In his homily, the Chief-Shepherd made reference to the commemoration of the day - the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ - where God confirmed that Jesus Christ is his Beloved Son hence, the apostles should believe in him. The Bishop entreated all to believe in Jesus Christ, the Beloved Son of God since the central message of the day was as such.

The Bishop emphasized that it was necessary and appropriate for him to remind the Ordinandi that the entire Church community present at the Liturgy are praying with and for them for a fruitful priestly ministry and to be good stewards of Christ, therefore, they should try not to disappoint them.
Making reference to Gospel reading which proposes the theme ‘service with humility’ as an aspect of the priesthood; the mother of James and John came to make a request to Jesus that he should grant that both of her sons sit, one on his left and the other on his right in the kingdom of God. The other disciples were not even happy about it probably wondering what may become of them too. Jesus used this opportunity to teach them. “Whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many”, he pointed out. He reminded them that true greatness is not in dominance but rather in service of one another.

Among other things, the Prelate of Koforidua Diocese, told the Ordinandi to keep their promise of respect and obedience to the Bishop and their Parish Priests. He called on them to cherish a life of modesty and priestly celibacy. He again admonished them to demonstrate strong believe in what they read from the Word of God, teach what they believe and most importantly to practice what they teach. The Bishop continued, that sometimes unspeakable things are heard of Priests which suggest that they fail to practice what they preach. He encouraged them to let their examples rather speak volumes to the parishioners instead of what they preach.


Contact Us / Follow Us
Address: Box KF 625,
Koforidua, Ghana
Tel: 0595-222-361(Office)
E-mail: [email protected]


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