Seminarians in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra have been charged to take their faith seriously and emulate the deep faith and enthusiasm of the great apostles Peter and Paul. This admonition was given to the seminarians by Rev. Fr. Joy Kumeni in his homily to mark the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul.
Fr. Joy, who presided over the Eucharistic Celebration as part of activities marking this year’s General Meeting of Accra Archdiocesan Seminarians’ Union (AASU), reminded the faithful, especially the seminarians gathered, that “the Church celebrates serious people, not mediocre and lackadaisical people.” He, therefore, charged Catholics, and seminarians specifically, to be serious with their faith, and to safeguard it with their lives, just like the two apostles did. He further encouraged the seminarians to strive to be saints whose celebrations will be marked as either solemnities, feasts, or “mandatory” memorials.
On behalf of the executives and members of AASU, the president of AASU General, Bro. Victor Ampim congratulated Rev. Fr. Joy Ofori Kumeni and his year mates for their ordination into the Holy Priesthood and presented a citation to Rev. Fr. Joy Ofori Kumeni.
Present at the Eucharistic Celebration were Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Quarshie, the Vocations Director of the Archdiocese, and Rev. Fr. Alphonse Bulloro, Priest in Charge of St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, Lashibi, who also doubles as the Archdiocesan Youth Chaplain.
Welcoming seminarians to the celebration, the President of the Church Pastoral Council of St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church admonished seminarians to take their formation very seriously. He promised the seminarians of their continuous prayers and support in these formative years.
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Wisdom Martin Kongor