Following the latest transfers and appointments of Priests in the Archdiocese of Accra by Most Rev John Bonaventure Kowfie, the Catholic Community in Taifa, over the weekend welcomed Rev. Fr. Cyril Kalewe as new Assisting Priest at the St. Dominic Catholic Church in Accra.
Secretary to the Parish Pastoral Council, Dr. Theresa Dery, in a welcome address delivered at a ceremony on Sunday, October 4, said the faithful deemed it a privilege. Assuring the new priest of their unflinching love and support.
“Your appointment as our Assistant Priest effective 1st October 2020, brought joy to our hearts as a Church Community and we strongly believe God sent you here for a purpose. We have been eagerly waiting to greet you and so we are happy we have the opportunity to do that today. Since this is your first time with us as a priest, we want you to know how much we appreciate having you here with us,” she said.
She added that “As you settle in, be rest assured that St. Dominic is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong and laughter never ends.”
Fr. His part, Fr. Kalewe expressed his appreciation to Parishioners of the Church in Taifa while committing them as well as himself to God.
“It is my prayer that God’s will for your lives be done and His will for my life also done and also the reason and purpose for which he brought me here will be realized,” he said.
Speaking in his homily at a Eucharistic celebration to mark commencement of work by the new priest, Rev. Fr. Joseph Arthur, Parish Priest of the community reflected with the congregation on doing things that are honourable when given a second chance by God.
“God always gives us a second chance therefore we should rely on God and ask Him to grant us the grace to do things that are honourable,” he said.
Fr. Cyril was ordained a Priest on 25th August, 2018. He was the Assistant Parish Priest of Martyrs of Uganda, Mamprobi and was later transferred to the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Adabraka.
Source: Radio Angelus