The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie has called on professionals in the Archdiocese of Accra to make themselves available to the service of the Church through the various professional guilds there are.
Speaking at the thanksgiving Mass of the 5th anniversary of the Catholic Professional Guilds at St. James Parish, Osu, the Archbishop underscored the need for professionals to make themselves available for collaborative work geared towards development of the Church and the nation at large.
“I do not intend to give you a long homily. I just want to talk to you. I want to talk to your heart. Let’s come together as professionals,” he said.
The prelate further urged the professionals to be agents of anti-corruption wherever they find themselves. He averred that very often, fingers are pointed at politicians when the issue of corruption come up.
But he opined that it is becoming increasingly difficult to get anything done without money changing hands. He advised that, Catholic professionals lead a life worth emulating at their various work places devoid of corrupt practices.
Archbishop Kwofie however bemoaned the phenomenon of having just a handful of people anytime Catholic professionals are called upon.
Look at this place. Look at the number of people here. Professionals in the banking sector alone can fill up this Church. As for Catholic teachers, even the Cathedral will be too small to contain them. But where are we?” he quizzed.
The anniversary thanksgiving Mass also saw a member of each guild rewarded for their dedication to their respective guilds as well as the Church in the Archdiocese of Accra.