A votive offering may be a sum of money, a shrine, sacred vessel, jewel, sculpture or anything that reflects the sentiments of the donor as an act of sacrifice.
It is mostly given as an act of appreciation for some favour received, in petition for a favor asked for, and hence the name, in discharge of a vow (votum) or promise made.
It is in view of this that on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Madam Theresah Peprah of the St. Domininic Catholic Church, Taifa, She, together with her family and friends joined Parishioners on Sunday, October 6 to unveil a signage donated to the St. Dominic community.
The occasion which coincided with the official welcoming of the first Parish priest of the Church, was witnessed by Frs. Emmanuel Obeng Codjoe, Courage Senam Dogbey, Mark Mandela Anyigba , Samuel Akoto Mensah as well as Raphael Azarias Benuyenah.
Fr. Joseph Arthur expressed his appreciation to Madam Peprah and family for the kind gesture.
In early September 2019, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie appointed Fr. Joseph Arthur as first Parish priest of the Church in Taifa.
He worked at st. Peter’s Catholic Church, Osu following his first appointment. He was later transfered to St. kizito Catholic Church, Nima and was appointed Financial Administrator for the Archdiocese of Accra where he has been working for thirteen years.
He served on the Advisory Board of the Catholic Action for Street children, (CAS) a Ghanaian charity which advises and educate children from the street in Accra-Ghana.