The Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese has climaxed its year-long 50th anniversary celebration with a thanksgiving mass held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Cathedral, Takoradi.
The Mass which was celebrated by Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese focused on a call for attitudinal change.
In his homily he noted that, “the word repent is always in the imperative. It orders all of us. Let us change our mental attitude. Let us change the way we think, let us change our way of doing things. Repent from our old way of doing things, change our direction and take the direction that leads to God.”
Special guest of honour, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, president of the Republic of Ghana, urged Catholics to pray for him and for the country.
“Pray for Ghana, for peace and unity, her progress and prosperity, for me and for the men and women of my team so that God will grant us courage, honesty, strength, wisdom and a good heart to administer the affairs of this nation to the welfare of the Ghanaian people and the glory of God” he said.
Projects undertaken to mark the celebration include a Diocesan Marian Sanctuary at Egyam, a new Bishop’s Residence and a children’s hospital.
ABOUT SEKONDI-TAKORADI DIOCESE
The Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi was carved out of the Cape Coast Archdiocese on 20th November, 1969 with 13 indigenous priests. Currently, the diocese has 140 priests working in Ghana and 27 priests on further studies and other missionary assignments outside the country.
Source: Radio Angelus