Every year, the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra holds a vocations rally to help the lay faithful especially catholic youths to discover and identify their various vocations.
Vocations mean calling, purpose, or mission in the context of religious life, whether as a Priest, Sister, Brother, or married. This rally helps to create vocations resources as well as to learn and recognize one’s calling.
Each year, a deanery in the Archdiocese gets the honor of hosting the vocations rally with participants attending in great numbers from all churches and parishes. However, due to the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, a lot of church activities including Vocations Rally were affected negatively at all levels.
For example, the 2021 edition of the rally was almost suspended but for the intervention of technology. Technology made it possible for the committee responsible to organize and hold the Vocations Rally virtually for the first time this year.
With the help of the highly determined Accra Archdiocesan Youth Council and Radio Angelus, a 24-hour online radio arm of the Archdiocese, this year’s vocation rally was streamed live on YouTube and Facebook on April 17, 2021, at St. Charles Lwanga Catholic Church, Abeka.
Radio Angelus gave full and detailed coverage of the program reaching a substantial number of listeners and viewers. With the virtual arrangement, many young people assembled at their churches or parishes to watch the event on projector screens.
As we celebrate the vocations week which began on April 18, 2021, our prayer is that the lord will save the world from the COVID-19 pandemic and restore the many resources that have been lost.
Watch the full virtual rally below
Source: Karen Quaye // Radio Angelus