The Keta-Akatsi Diocesan Youth Council (KADYC) has over the years organised several activities to improve Youth activism in the Diocese and the Church as a whole. Notable among these activities is the Triennial Youth Congress that serves as a platform for all the youth in the diocese to meet and receive solid Catholic Formation as well as socialise with one another.
The first Congress was celebrated at Keta in 2004. Followed by Sogakope in 2007, Denu in 2012 and then Abor in 2015 all in the month of August.
This year’s congress, which took place at the St. Michael Co-Cathedral, Keta from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th of August, 2019 with over 2000 youth participating in it, was on the theme, “The Role of The Catholic Youth in Promoting the Kingdom of God Through Word and Sacrament”.
Notable among the activities featuring in the congress were; aerobics sections, talk sections on “The Fiat of Mary in the light of crime, Drug abuse and indiscipline among the Youth of Today” and the keynote address, vocation drive, candle light procession, Cultural display night, choral music competition, Grand durbar and launching of second youth album (s)heawo mitso vol 2), Beach Picnic among others.
Climaxing the whole congress was a Thanksgiving Mass Presided over by the Vicar General (VC) of the diocese Rev. Msgr. Peter Huletey and concelebrated by twelve other Priests of the diocese.
The VC in his Homily, he admonished the youth to stay away from materialism and strive at all best to be honest in all things and also be willing and ready to serve God always.
The Diocesan Youth Council executive board as well as the parish youth councils has been very instrumental in making this congress a success. Some individuals across the diocese has also been very helpful as well as members of the congress stirring committee and local organising committee.
It is the vision of the Keta-Akatsi Diocesan Youth Council (KADYC) to become and remain the pace setter especially in vigorous youth formation in the country and beyond.
They acknowledged in a special way, the Bishop Most Rev. Gabriel Edo Kumordji (SVD) and the Presbyterium for their great support they continue to give the KADYC any time we call on them in the youth formation programs.
Source: Anthony Sixtus Amenorvi