The Catholic Diocese of Wa in Ghana climaxed the Rosary Month as well as the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October, 2019 at Yezu Tang on 26th October, 2019. The Catholic Bishop of Wa, Most Rev. Richard Kuuia Baawobr, M.Afr led the participants in the climax with support from many Priests.
In a homily at the climax, Most Rev. Richard Kuuia Baawobr, M.Afr encouraged the pilgrims to continue to pray the Holy Rosary.
He also encouraged pilgrims and all the faithful to live their Baptismal promises more practically.
He urged them to let others know about their faith in Jesus. He further admonished that, they were the Church sent out to evangelise. He added that, everyone baptised is a mission always.
He said Christians and for that matter Catholics should use their gifts and talents for the glory of God and for the building of their communities.
Most Rev Baawobr symbolically presented candles to representatives from the various parishes, religious communities and institutions in the diocese of Wa. He said: “Take this light, protect it and share it with others”.
Annually, many pilgrims from within the diocese of Wa and beyond, gather at Yezu Tang on the last Saturday of October to climax the month of the Holy Rosary.
Yezu Tang (Jesus Mountain), was formerly called ” Vil- Tang”. This was declared a place of pilgrimage on 19th January, 1986 by Most Rev. Gregory Eebo Kpiebaya, the then Catholic Bishop of Wa Catholic Diocese.
The last week of October is always programmed in such a way that pilgrims go to Yezu Tang to pray. The programme is characterized by talks, counselling, the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Masses and Healing and deliverance services organized for the teeming pilgrims.
Therefore, this year 2019, from 21- 26th October, Yezu Tang Sanctuary attended to the Spiritual needs of numerous pilgrims.
The week-long program was climaxed on 26th October 2019. The Wa Diocese also used the occasion to climax the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019.
Source: Rev. Fr. Paul Gaa// Emmanuel Wullingdool