Four deacons ordained into Holy priesthood
The Catholic Archdiocese of Accra on Saturday 2nd October, 2021 ordained four deacons into Holy priesthood at the Holy Spirit cathedral, Adabraka.
The ordination was done by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie CSSp. The ordinands were Rev. Edward Asadare Agbeobilla, Rev. Anthony Senyo Kwesi Sefogah, Rev. James Danso Gyekye and Rev. Gabriel Obodai Torgbor.
In a homily, very Rev. Fr. George Obeng Appah cautioned the deacons to be ware of the fact that, the conditions that prevailed in the days of the prophets have changed as compared to these days, at a time where the youth are consumed by social media and other worldly things and would not necessarily want to force them to eat grass but would rather focus on social media than the word of God
The Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie led the priests present in observance of some rites, this saw the ordinands go through some rites as is done in the Catholic Church. Some of the rites include, calling of candidates, presentation of candidates, Examination of candidates among others. These are done to legitimize them to officiate over masses and other ceremonies in the Catholic Church.
The investiture with stole and chasuble is where the deacons fully vested in a regalia of a Catholic priest and the name FATHER is attached to his name, when he’s addressed from that day. In their vote of thanks, the four newly ordained priests thanked all and sundry who in one way or the other played a part in their years of formation. A special mention was made the of Archbishop, the vocations director of of the Accra Archdiocese Very Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Quarshie and their families for the support, and asked for the prayers and continuous support of all, in their new role in the Lord’s vineyard.
Gifts were presented to them and the parishes in which they were to work in from 30th October, 2021 was made known to them. Rev. Fr. Edward Asadare Agbeobilla was posted to St. Anthony Catholic Church Nungua, Rev. Fr. Anthony Senyo Kwasi Sefogah will be working at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church Adafoa, Rev. Fr. James Danso Gyekye was posted to St. Anne and Joachim Teshie, while Rev. Fr. Gabriel Obodai Torgbor was sent to St. Theresa Catholic Church Kaneshie.
Present at the ordination were the religious, clergy, family members of the ordinands, the Catholic faithfuls and well wishers.
By: Godwin Mbeidobi Bakantiche, Radio Angelus.