The Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Accra Archdiocese, have ended a one week evangelisation at Ayikuma-Dodowa with a Holy Mass held yesterday at the Ayikuma Durbar ground. The event brought together evangelisers from all zones, parishes, and churches in the Archdiocese of Accra.
The Mass, presided over by Parish Priest of St. Peters’ Catholic Church, Ayikuma, Rev. Fr. Matthew Kwame Mensah saw about 500 participants reaffirming their faith in the Holy Spirit.
The week long event saw participants various activities including house to house outreach, Institution visitation, Jesus float, medical outreach, sports evangelisation and a 3 days crusade among others.
Speaking at the closing ceremony yesterday, the Accra Archdiocesan coordinator for the Charismatic Renewal, Mr. Barnabas Codjoe expressed his appreciation to the participants for their active involvement.
St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Ayikuma hosted the team from Sunday August 18 to Sunday August 25
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) movement started in the 1970s specifically in Takoradi by Rev. Fr. Bob Gilmour, a Holy Cross missionary from the USA.
Its formal national coordination however started in the early 1980s by Rev. Fr. Ernst Sievers, a ‘White Father Missionary’ from Germany, with the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference approval. From 1970 to 2011, the CCR has grown about 2000 prayer groups in twenty (20) Dioceses and in fifty (50) Tertiary Institutions including the Major Seminaries in Ghana.
Source: Emmanuel Kumatse // Radio Angelus