The 50th Anniversary of St Anthony Commandery number 405 of the Knights of St John International has been launched In contemporary with the unveiling of its logo. The event was held at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Tema on 17th July,2022.
The objective of the modern Knight of St John International is to foster fraternity amongst it members, improve the moral, mental and social condition whiles aiding and supporting members and their families in terms of needs, as well as participate in the function of the church in a special way. The yearlong celebration will be under the theme “Celebrating 50 years of Knighthood in Tema, our story and it’s impact on the Church and Society”
Speaking at the launch, the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee, Brigadier General Anthony Chinebuah said the objective of the Noble Order was to honour, defend, promote and live the Catholic faith, encourage and assist individual members to develop spiritually, prepare them for the apostolate and assist members in time of need. “The objective of the Noble Order was to honor, defend, promote and live the Catholic faith, encourage and assist individual members to develop spiritually, prepare them for the apostolate and assist members in times of need”. The Noble Order had contributed immensely towards the growth of the Catholic Church both spiritual and materially, he added.
According to Brigadier Gen. Anthony, “The use of social enterprise is a key measure to help fight many social vices and to bring the youth to Christ. The provision of such services in the various religious organizations in a friendly manner without compromising will ensure a bright future for young people”.
Present at the launch and unveiling of the logo were Grand Officers from Accra East Grand Commandery and representative from Commanderies and Auxiliaries within the 5th District Commandery and Accra East District 2 Ladies Auxiliary.
Source:Gerald Woode – Publicity Committee Convener