ST. THERESA PARISH, EFFIDUASE

BRIEF HISTORY AND SITUATION PROFILE
History has it that in the year 1932 AD, Nana Kwaku Hyia, Effiduasehene attended a function outside Effiduase and had the privilege of witnessing the mode of worship of the Roman Catholic Church. Though he was a non –Christian, the worship attracted him so much that on his return expressed the desire to have the Roman Catholic Church introduced at Effiduase. Fortunately, he was informed that two of his subjects, namely Opanyin Obimpeh and Opanyin Bernard Osei worshiped at St. George Roman Catholic Church, Koforidua. He then invited the two to discourse his vision to bring Catholic Church to Effiduase.

  • In the same year (1932), these two faithful approached Rev. Fr. Lemmens to inform him about the chief’s intension. The priest heartedly agreed to bring the church to Effiduase. When Nana was informed about the acceptance of the priest, he offered a room at the ground floor of his two-story building which was then situated at the present cocoa marketing board’s shed as the first place of worship.
  •  Within a short period, many people got attracted and joined the church. Prominent amongst them includes Opanyin Martim Omane, Opanyin Kwasi Asare, Opanyin Oduro Boakye and Opanyin Paul Ball. The pioneer women parishioners included, Maamenonm Akua Attaa, Yaa Nkansah and Alice Oduro Boakye.

DEDICATION OF THE CHURCH
The chapel was dedicated and unveiled by Rt. Rev. Dominic Kwadwo Andoh DD. JCD, the then Bishop of Accra Diocese in September 26th, 1992.

The Church today has four out-stations namely, Michael Catholic Church (Oyoko), St. Martin Catholic Church (Akwadum), St. Cecilia Catholic Church (Jumapo) and St. Peter Catholic Church (Suhyen)

LOCATION OF THE CHURCH
The Parish (Chapel and its school building) is located at the Adagya Electoral Area of New Juaben Municipal Assembly. It shares boundaries with Ghana Senior High School.

MEMBERSHIP
Members stand at about eight hundred including children. The youth constitute about 65% of the population.

 

PRIESTS
1. V. Rev. Fr. Richard K. DORDUNU (Pastor)

2. Rev. Fr. Charles POKOO (in Res.)

 

CATECHISTS
1. Mr. Foster Omane
2. Mr. Vincent Amuzu
3. Mr. Ambrose Sanka

 

SECRETARY
Mrs. Darkwa Millicent
Mr. Selorm Agbesi

MASS SCHEDULES
Sunday            7:00am & 9:00am
Tuesdays        5:30am
Wednesdays   5:30am
Thursdays        7:00 pm
Fridays           5:30 am

OUTSTATIONS AND THEIR DAYS FOR MEETINGS
OYOKO, ST. MICHAELCATHOLIC CHURCH

Rev. Fr. Charles POKOO 
(Priest-in-Charge)

Sundays          8:00am
Tuesdays         7:00pm
 
ST. CECILIA CATHOLIC CHURCH-JUMAPO
Sunday                        8:00am
Fridays                        7:00pm
 

ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH –SUHYEN
Sundays          8:00am


ST. MARTIN CATHOLIC CHURCH –AKWADUM
Sundays          8:00am
Wednesdays    7:00pm
 
SCHOOLS AND INSTITUTION
The Catholic school at Effiduase has kindergarten, primary and Junior High School.

CONTACT NUMBER AND ADDRESS
St. Theresa Parish
P. O. Box KF 58
Effiduase-Koforidua, Eastern Region
Tel: +233-244404574
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Contact Us / Follow Us
Address: Box KF 625,
Koforidua, Ghana
Tel: 03420-22536(Office)
Fax: 03420-22728     
E-mail: [email protected]

 

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