St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church has held their first Sunday Eucharistic celebration as they welcome their first Priest in Charge, Rev Fr Matthias Gyato since their elevation to rectory status.
The day, October 4 also happens to be the first Sunday at their new stations for about 74 priests who were transferred by the archbishop, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie in August this year.
In his homily, Fr. Matthias stated that life is the most precious and greatest possession God would give to man trusting that we shall bear fruit. He, therefore, entreated parishioners not to just pursue intense religiosity but live to promote love, unity, peace and holiness.
In an interview with DEPSOCOM Accra, Fr. Matthias Gyato praised parishioners for their massive attendance and active and conscientious participation in the Mass describing it as a prayerful celebration.
According to him the church building is magnificent and beautiful. The Church Council chairman, Daniel Yaw Kyei Frimpong, was full of joy and gratitude at the church’s elevation to rectory status.
Since its establishment in 1989, St. Joseph the Worker, Nii Boiman, had been an out-station of Prince of Peace parish, Kwashiman.
According to Mr. Frimpong, the way forward as a new rectory is to support the priest to build a rectorate to house the priest in charge. He, also, pledged the church’s backing for their new priest in his quest to move the church to the next level.
Rev Fr. Matthias Gyato was ordained in August 28, 1999 as a member of the Missionaries of Africa. After some years of missionary work he was incardinated into the Archdiocese of Accra.
Prior to his latest appointment, Fr. Matthias worked in Burkina Faso, Niger, France, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the USA.
He, also, worked in about four other parishes in the Archdiocese of Accra.