The youth of St. Stephen Catholic Church, Agotime Kpetoe, have successfully climxed their 4–day Parish Youth Rally. The celebration which took place from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th September 2019 at Agotime Afegame, brought together the youth from accross the 13 stations of the parish.
It was on the theme: “The Role of Catholic Youth in the light of the apostolic exhortation Christus vivit”.
As part of the programme, there were Masses, Eucharistic Adoration, home and street evangelization, as well as games and socialization. The Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Moses Ameveanku, led a healing and deliverance session.
Delivering the keynote address on the theme, Rev. Fr. Delight Arnold Carbonu, Associate Priest of St. Sylvanus Catholic Church, Pokuase in the Accra Archdiocese, took the youth through the entire content of the document. He entreated the youth to see themselves as the “now of the Church moving into the future.” They are to be responsible and join in the positive drive to cause change in the world while being original and not photocopies. This, they can do by cultivating christian virtues as well as relying on the grace of God. He further entreated them to use social media to evangelize and thus be missionaries.
Barrister Andrews Adugu, a State Prosecutor and member of the Ho Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission then spoke on “Sexual Offenses and the Law”, cautioning the youth to eschew tendencies and offenses that will land them in the long arms of the law.
There was a health talk on “Teenage Pregnancy and its health related Issues” by Mr. Sampson Mayebi. This was followed by Free Health Screening and treatment, facilitated by the Agotime Ziope District Health Directorate.
Torgbe No.9, a talented musician and winner of MTN Hitmaker Season 3, thrilled the youth with some of his educative songs.
The rally was climaxed with a Thanksgiving Mass on Sunday. The Parish Youth Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Anthony Mawuli Ahiabor, who presided, asked the youth to be worthy ambassadors of the rally by letting all they had experienced to influence their lives as they returned to their various stations.
Present at the Mass were Nene Mahumansro XlV, chief of Agotime Afegame and his elders, a representative of the District Director of Health and the youth of other churches in the town. The Member of Parliament for Agotime Ziope Constituency, Mr. Charles Agbeve also sent a goodwill message.
Source: DEPSOCOM, Ho