The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer Mission of Ghana has climaxed its silver jubilee anniversary celebrations at Christ the King Parish, Ho Mawuli Estate.
The anniversary was on the Theme: Celebrating 25 years of presence and mission in Ghana, “Homage to the past and Hope for the Future”.
The Celebration brought together Diocesan Priests, members of the Redemtoris Congregation both in Ghana and beyond, Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church, the lay faithful as well wishers all over the country.
The Mass, which was celebrated by Most Rev Emmanuel kofi Fianu, SVD Bishop of Ho Diocese, also
saw the ordination of Deacon Rev. Peter Francis Agnes Oteng, C.Ss.R.
Bishop Fianu in his homily recounted the humble beginnings of the congregation in the Diocese of Ho which later spread to other parts of Ghana.
He admonished the deacon to serve with humility and at all time avail himself to the service of God and the lay faithful as he was called.
He paid glowing tribute to the first Missionary Fathers, Juan Crisostoma Ramirez , C.Ss.R, Julio Ramirez, C.Ss.R, Luis Enrique Tamayo C.Ss.R, Jose Fernando Delgado, C.Ss.R who arrived in Ghana on 15th September, 1994. Msgn.
For his part, Rev. Fr Nicholas Ayouba C.Ss.R, President of Redemtoris General government Council of Africa and Madagascar read a congratulatory massage from the Superior General Fr. Michael Brehl.
He emphasised the need to reflect on their call as witness to the Gospel and re dedicated their lives to the service of God and the Church and must be willing to work anywhere they are assigned.
Fr. Juan Bautista Christancha C.Ss.R, who is the longest serving Missionary in Ghana also marked his 25th anniversary as a priest and 15 years working in Ghana. He paid tribute to the first Missionaries and admonished his colleagues to give out their all and expect nothing in return.
Benjamin Kokose // Radio Angelus