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Silver Jubilee Year’s Priests Ordained

Most Rev. Joseph Afrifah-Agyekum has ordained six priests for the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua Diocese in the a priestly ordination ceremony at Pope John Minor Seminary and Senior High School in Koforidua Effiduase on 5th August 2017. The newly ordained priests are Rev. Frs. Callixtus Emmanuel Kwesi Agblevor, Emmanuel Opoku Boateng, Frank Kofi Arthur, Innocent Mensah Bismark Kokobealowe, James Kwasi Yeboah and Kenneth A. Ettuah.

Addressing the thousands of people who congregated to witness the ordination ceremony the Bishop said ‘this is jubilee ordination since it is taking place within the year that the Koforidua Diocese is celebrating her 25 years’.

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Bishop's Meeting

Bishop's Meeting With Pastoral Leaders On The Need To Work Towards A Self-Reliant Church
TOWARDS A SELF-RELIANT DIOCESE

On Thursday 11th May, Most Rev. Joseph Afrifah Agyekum and his curia held a forum with all Priests, Chairpersons of Parish Pastoral Councils (PPC), Parish Finance Committees Chairmen and Secretaries to the PCC from all Parishes and Quasi-Parishes within Koforidua Diocese. The Chief-Shepherd met these pastoral leaders to discuss the finances of the diocese and the need to strategize and work harder towards a self-reliant diocese.

In his welcome address, the Vicar General Msgr. Francis Twum Barimah, on behalf of the Bishop thanked the participants for responding to the invitation of the Bishop to attend the meeting. He encouraged them to take active part in the discussion so that rich ideas could be harnessed which will help in consensus building and decision making.

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Ordination Of A Priest And Six Deacons

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

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Launch Of Diocesan Silver Jubilee Celebrations

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.

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Mrs. Gladys Okrah Agyekum

Mrs. Gladys Okrah Agyekum ( Mother Of Most Rev. Joseph Afrifah Agyekum) Goes Home
The mother of  Most. Rev. Joseph Afrifah -Agyekum was laid to rest on the 11th November, 2106 at Akyem Swedru. The main celebrant for the Mass was his Lordship Most. Rev. Joseph Afrifah -Agyekum. The Mass was con-celebrated by ten Bishops ( Most Rev. Gabriel Charles Palmer Buckle, Peter Atuahene, Gabriel

Justice Anokye e. al ) and a colossal number of Priest  and religious from all over  the country.

she was 92 years. 

 

MAY HER SOUL AND ALL THE SOULS OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED REST IN PEACE.

Sr. Claudette, SSpS @ 83

Sr. Claudette Jacqueline Florence Burkel, SSpS is 83 years old has spent about 46 years in Ghana working tirelessly for both the Church and the Nation. Sr. Claudette served in the Prisons, and Schools and currently serving the inmates of Koforidua Prisons. 

Catholic Diocese of Koforidua prays for good health, grace and blessing and may the Merciful Father offer you all that you desire.

 

Happy birth day Sr. Claudette.

XLIX World Day of Peace

XLIX WORLD DAY OF PEACE 1 JANUARY 2016; Overcome Indifference and Win Peace
1. God is not indifferent! God cares about mankind! God does not abandon us! At the beginning of the New Year, I would like to share not only this profound conviction but also my cordial good wishes for prosperity, peace and the fulfilment of the hopes of every man and every woman, every family, people and nation throughout the world, including all Heads of State and Government and all religious leaders. We continue to trust that 2016 will see us all firmly and confidently engaged, on different levels, in the pursuit of justice and peace. Peace is both God’s gift and a human achievement. As a gift of God, it is entrusted to all men and women, who are called to attain it.

Maintaining our reasons for hope
2. Sadly, war and terrorism, accompanied by kidnapping, ethnic or religious persecution and the misuse of power, marked the past year from start to finish. In many parts of the world, these have became so common as to constitute a real “third world war fought piecemeal”. Yet some events of the year now ending inspire me, in looking ahead to the new year, to encourage everyone not to lose hope in our human ability to conquer evil and to combat resignation and indifference. They demonstrate our capacity to show solidarity and to rise above self-interest, apathy and indifference in the face of critical situations.

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Golden Jubilee

Bishop Crowns Golden Jubilee Of Osonson Grotto
Pilgrims from all walks of life especially the Krobo Deanery of the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua flocked to Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto at Osonson for the annual celebration of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This year’s pilgrimage marked the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Grotto which was inaugurated on 8th December 1965. The three-day long 50 years celebration at the Grotto started on Friday 4th December and ended on Sunday 6th December with a Holy Mass presided over by Most Rev. Joseph Afrifah -Agyekum, the chief shepherd of Koforidua diocese.

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Press Statement

Press Statement From The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference On The Recent Alleged Judicial Corruption Scandal
Preamble
We, the members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, have followed with keen interest and attention the controversy and furore that have surrounded the recent exposé of alleged massive corruption in the judiciary by Ghana’s ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, and his Tiger Eye PI investigative team.

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