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Current Transfers And Appointments Of Priests




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NAME OF PRIEST

TRANSFERRED  FROM

NEW APPOINTMENT

1

Fr. Ebenezer Amo-Oduro

Parish Priest, St. Catherine Parish, Kade          

Rector , Pope John Minor Seminary, Effiduase-Koforidua

2.

Fr. Charles Ntsu

Parochial Vicar, St. Michael Parish, Nkawkaw

Associate Cathedral Administrator, St. George Cathedral, Koforidua

3.

Fr. Felix K. Tetteh

Parochial Vicar / Chaplain St. Thomas SHS, Asamankese

Parochial Vicar, St. Peter Parish, Somanya

4.

Fr. Peter Gregory

Oduro Owusu 

 

Associate Cathedral Administrator, St. George Cathedral, Koforidua

 

  Youth and Vocations' Director

5.

Fr. Derrick E. Senanu

Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Of Fatima Parish, Akim Oda

Priest in-charge, St. Theresa Quasi Parish, Begoro

 6

Fr. Noah Tseko

Parochial Vicar St. Peter Parish, Somanya

Priest in Charge, Christ the King , Quasi Parish, New Abirem

7.

Fr. William Kusime

Priest in-charge, Christ the King Quasi Parish, New Abirem

Parish Priest, St. Catherine Parish, Kade

8.

Fr. Samuel Parkoo

Parish Priest, St. Anthony Parish, Akwatia

Parish Priest, St. John the Baptist Parish, Anyinam

9.

Fr. Augustine Frempong

Parish Priest, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Adoagyiri-Nsawam

Parish Priest , St Anthony Parish, Akwatia

10.

Fr. John Gabriel Owusu Frempong

Parish Priest, St. Theresa Parish, Suhum

Parish Priest, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Adoagyiri- Nsawam

11.

Fr. Sebastian Hackman Owusu Mensah

Chaplain/ Tutor Mount Mary College of Education, Somanya

Parish Priest St. Bakhita  Parish, Old Estates Koforidua

12.

Msgr. Paul Kodjo Lawer

From Sabbatical  USA

Parish Priest , St. Theresa  Parish, Suhum

13.

Fr. Emmanuel Debrah

Back from USA

Chaplain, St. Dominic Hospital, Akwatia

14.

Fr. Philip Ekow Taylor

Chaplain St. Dominic Hospital, Akwatia  

Chaplain St. Martin De Porres Hospital, Agomanya

15.

Fr. Robert Bawa Okley

Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Of Lourdes Parish, Osonson

Parochial Vicar, St. Stephen Quasi Parish, Nkurakan

16.

Fr. Charles Entsie Pokoo

 

Priest in-charge, St. Michael Quasi Parish, Oyoko

16.

Fr. Johnson Asibey

Newly Ordained

Parochial Vicar , St. John the Baptist Parish, Anyinam

17.

Fr. Samuel Akrofi

Newly Ordained

Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Akim Oda

18. 

Fr. David Dongotey

Newly Ordained

Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Osonson

Jubilee Choral Competition

As part of the Diocesan Silver Jubilee Celebrations a choral competition was organised during which the competing choirs sang two songs on stage. The first song, the Jubilee Anthem specially composed by Mrs. Elizabeth Sasu for the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Diocese, and the second an optional song.  

This singing was first held in the five Deaneries of the Diocese. Those who took the first position in the respective Deaneries represented their Deaneries on the Diocesan level. The grand finale of the Silver Jubilee Choral Competition was held on Saturday 23rd September, 2017 at the Cathedral Parish hall. In all five choirs participated.

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PRIESTLY ORDINATION 2018

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Reverends Johnson Asigbey, Samuel Akrofi Dongotey were ordained on August 11, 2018 into the ministerial priesthood by Most Rev. Joseph Afrifah-Agyekum for the Koforidua Diocese.

The well-attended ordination Mass took place at the St. Dominic Catholic Church, Adweso-Koforidua.

In a homily, the Bishop expressed appreciation to the families, Parish Priests, Formators and all who played special roles in the formation process of the ordinandi.


 He advised the ordinandi who had unconditionally accepted to dedicate themselves to the service of Christ and the Church without any external coercion, to draw closer to God.

He asked them to be prayerful and be more committed to their ministry and the Evangelical Counsels of Celibacy, Poverty and Obedience.

Making reference to the words of Pope Francis, the Bishop reminded the newly ordained that the Mission of the Church is centred on Christ, hence they should always rely on him whose messengers they are.

The newly ordained Priests celebrated their First Thanksgiving Mass in their respective Parishes: Fr. Asibey at the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Asokore-Koforidua; Fr. Akrofi at the Dominic Catholic Church, Adweso-Koforidua and Fr. Dongotey at the St. Peter Catholic Church, Somanya.

 

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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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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