I was going through my things over the weekend, and guess what I found? This photo!
This photo was taken on Sunday, February 28, 1999, during the send-off Mass for the then Priest-in-Charge of Sacred Heart Parish, Derby Avenue, Accra, Rev. Fr. Anthony Narh Asare.
So, I am sure you are wondering how I got the exact date. Now look carefully at the board in the photo. It states “2nd Lent”, which is the second Sunday of Lent in 1999. So, I just googled for the date.
In the photo are the following, from the left: Mr Benjamin Tetteh; then Yours truly, holding the parcels; Edward Cudjoe; Edmund Kofi Baah; Charles Quist, who is standing right in front of Rev. Bro. Patrick Murphy (Bro. Pee); Fr. Asare; and the late John Bediako.
I was preparing for my Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E.) in August of that year, and I could remember the seamless impact Fr. Asare had on my parish.
(I do not have a photo of Bishop Louis and me together yet. When I do, I will edit this story)
On February 14, 2023, when the announcement of the two auxiliary bishops was made, there was genuine joy and excitement in the Archdiocese of Accra, that Archbishop Kwofie would get the needed support to run the archdiocese.
Bishop Asare and Louis are loved by all, especially in the Archdiocese, and it is hoped that all of us will support them in their “upgraded” task.
I want to use this opportunity to ask all Catholic faithful in the Archdiocese of Accra and beyond to support the two auxiliary bishops in whatever way we can to ensure that the mandate, dreams, and vision of Archbishop Kwofie materialise.
Story by Andrew Manomey