Most Rev Joseph Kwaku Afrifa-Agyekum, Chief Shepherd of the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua on the occasion of the solemnity of all saints administered the sacrament of confirmation to 45 students of St Roses Senior High School as part of activities to mark his annual pastoral visit to the school on Friday November 1, 2019.
The prelate asserted that the sacrament of confirmation seals the sacrament of initiation and should enable the confirmants resemble and present themselves in the image of Christ and have the courage to practice their faith.
“All of us are being called upon to eschew lives that are unacceptable before the lord that go against his commandments and the church”, he cautioned.
The Bishop lamented the increasing rate of immorality in today’s society and called on the faithful to be a light to bring a new face to the world.
“In this our present day lives, all kinds of lifestyles are being accepted and even poured unto you, homosexuality, abortion, premarital sex, examination malpractices, indiscipline, all these things are now the lots of humanity”, he lamented.
He further called on all to reflect on their lives and live by the precepts of god’s word.
The confirmants also reaffirmed their vow to denounce societal ills and impact positively as they have been initiated as full-fledged members of the faith.
Founded on the catholic faith, St. Rose’s Senior High School is an all-female second cycle institution in Catholic Diocese of Koforidua established in 1965.
The school first started as a teacher training college with 80 students and later converted into a secondary school with the initial intake of 72 students September 1969.
The founding Sisters were the Dominican Sisters from Speyer, Germany; Rev. Sr. Victricia Koch, who was then the Superior General of the Dominican Sisters in Ghana; Rev. Sr. Beatrix Koob, Rev. Sr. Zita Simon and Rev. Sr. Solamen Ott.
They were brought to Ghana by the then Bishop of then Accra Diocese, Most Reverend Bishop Joseph Oliver Bowers.