Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Accra Archdiocese has said, as part of initiatives to ensure the safety of congregants, parishes in the Accra Archdiocese will be allowed to hold Saturday evening Masses (Anticipatory Mass) to reduce pressure on Sunday Mass.
The number of Sunday mass will be dependent on the number of congregants in each parish as well as Priests available. However, there will be no Sunday school for children of the Archdiocese.
He added that though directives have been given for reopening of churches, putting in strategies to protect congregants is of utmost priority.
Speaking on Conversations with Augustus, he further outlined that only parishes which are fumigated before or on Friday can be opened for mass on Sunday, 5th June 2020 because, after fumigation, the place needs two days to lie fallow.
He maintains that the safety of congregants needs to be placed first in all circumstances as there’s no need to go to church and come back with sickness. Therefore what is important is how to manage this period before congregating.
As the Episcopal Chair of education for the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, he said all schools must strictly adhere to new directives to enable final year student’s pass through the system.