The 2020 edition of the Catholic Professional Guilds’ Mayday Games and Business Fair has been launched and is set to take place on Friday, May 1st at the Mary Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Airport West in Accra.
The event dubbed ‘May Day Games and Business Fair’ is aimed at bringing professionals in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra together in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra Most Rev John Bonaventure Kwofie is expected to grace the occasion by prefacing the event with Holy Mass followed by the Fun Games and exhibition of Catholic Businesses.
Dr. Tony Aubynn, chairperson of the Organising Committee, in his message during the launch of the event, said the annual flagship programme “will bring Catholic professionals together to share knowledge and ideas to help ourselves, the younger generation and by extension society at large”.
Some of the activities outlined for the program include general and parish-level launch which begun on Sunday, March 8, 2020, in the Archdiocese.
According to Dr. Aubynn, the event launch offers an opportunity to introduce the Guilds to all Catholic faithful across parishes and this will help raise massive awareness ahead of the May Day event.
He said visibility is key and as such allocated desks will be available at various parishes to assist people to purchase paraphernalia and to register to join their respective Guilds.
He also announced that there will be a Health Walk on Saturday April 18, 2020 where all Catholic Professionals in the Archdiocese of Accra, will be clad in their May Day Shirts and walk with the Archbishop from Ayi Mensah through to Peduase.
He noted that the health walk will preceed the main Event on May Day as all Catholics are expected to gather at Mary Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Accra.
The high point of the day will see the Guilds engaging in outlined games including Football, Volleyball, Egg and spoon race, Tug of Peace whiles the Children are expected to feature in their Kids corner where bouncy castles, trampolines, free face painting, free popcorn will be made available.
These activities Dr. Aubynn believes will bring some consensus for all towards the growth of the church, society, and humanity.
“We want good health, good education, a competent skilled population, well-paying, and satisfying jobs and we want a well-developed network of infrastructure in our Church and Country”, He added.
Dr. Tony Aubynn who also is an Executive Committee member of the Ghana Football Association noted that time has come for the Catholic Lay faithful to rally together to help build the Church and the Country and charged Catholic professionals to see development as a collective responsibility.
The Catholic Professional Guilds is a network of professionals with the mission of identifying and facilitating the establishment and growth of professionals in accordance with the Catholic faith to the benefit of the members of the Guilds, the Church’s mission and society at large.
It is made up of individuals from various professions.