Most Rev. Richard Kuuia Baawobr, Bishop of the Wa Diocese has challenged the youth to acquire a good Catholic Bible and cultivate the habit of reading the Bible every day. He gave the challenge at the back of the decree by Pope Francis to mark the next liturgical year as the year of the Bible.
He further encouraged them to minimize the amount of time spent on the phone and desist from forwarding unverified messages and chain prayers but to emulate Christ’s example of Kingship by serving people and washing their feet.
He said this during a mass celebration to climax this year’s feast of Christ the King at the Nativity of our Lady parish, Ko in the Nandom deanery.
The climax mass which was held on November 24, 2019 saw over 500 youth in attendance. Prior to the climax, there was a Diocesan Chaplains’ session in which 18 youth chaplains met to discuss issues pertaining to the growth of the various youth councils in their parishes from November 20 to 21,2019 at the Yezu Tang Sanctuary, Ko followed by the Diocesan Annual General Council Meeting (AGCM) which offered the leaders the opportunity to discuss the successes, challenges and the way forward concerning the youth in their various parishes and the Diocese as a whole.
The youth were given talks from the training manual of the New Integrated Catholic Youth Formation Program (NICYFOP), an education on vocation by Rev Fr. Aloysius Sonnoba, Vocation Director, evangelisation, cultural display and a candlelight procession.
The Feast of Christ the King with the Bishop is an annual celebration in the Diocese which allows the Bishop to interact with the Wa Diocesan Youth Council in a parish chosen by the deanery executives. This rotates among the four deaneries in the Diocese and this years’ marked the 37th celebration.
Source: Emmanuel Wullingdool/ Daniel Donzing/ Fr. Paul Gaa