It was all joy when Formators, Seminarians, and the entire community of St Peter’s Regional Seminary in Pedu, Cape Coast, gathered to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of one of the formators of the seminary, Rev. Fr. Dr. Raphael Mensah as a Priest.
In a homily by Rev Fr Raymond Bright Acquah, the Secretary to the Archbishop of Cape Coast, he was full of praise for his former formator, and senior brother in the priesthood. He enumerated several attributes which have made Fr. Raphael Mensah the wonderful priest that he is today. He described Fr Raphael as a man who encourages people, supports those in need, a disciplinarian, and someone who always pushes people to bring out the best in them.
On the part of the seminary, the Rector, Rev. Fr. Robert Charles Snyper acknowledged the immense contribution of Fr. Raphael Mensah to the work of formation in the Seminary. He was grateful to God for such a gift to the Church. He made a presentation to Fr. Raphael Mensah on behalf of the Governing Council of the Seminary. The Vice Rector, Rev. Fr. Richard Mawusi, also made a presentation to Fr Raphael on behalf of the Formators. There were several presentations from seminarians who also acknowledged and appreciated the great sacrifices of Fr Raphael to the course of their formation.
On his part, Fr. Raphael Mensah, who is a lecturer in Canon Law, was overjoyed at the outburst of love shown him on his 25th Priestly Anniversary. He thanked everyone and prayed for God’s blessings on them.
The Holy Mass was concelebrated by almost all the formators of the seminary.
Story by: Wisdom Martin Kongor