Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp., Bishop of the Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese has celebrated 60 years of life. The Diamond Jubilee celebration was commemorated with a line-up of activities including a dinner with the priests and religious, a choral concert and a thanksgiving Mass.
On Thursday, April 26, 2018, which was the Bishop’s Birthday, a dinner was held in honor of the Bishop’s 60th birthday. Attendees at the dinner included Archbishop Pascal N’koué, Archbishop of Parakou Archdiocese, Benin as well priests and religious in working in the diocese.
A choral concert was also organized in honor of Bishop in his hometown of Apowa, a suburb of Takoradi. The concert which was held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 was organized by the Apowa Youth Choir in collaboration with Catholic Praise Choir from Kumasi. Other choirs who performed at the concert include St. John the Evangelist Choir, Apowa; Holy Rosary Choir, Takoradi; St. Martin De Porres Choir, Kwesimintsim.
The Diamond Jubilee celebration of was climaxed with a Thanksgiving Mass on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Star of the Sea Cathedral, Takoradi presided over by Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp and concelebrated by Archbishop Pascal N’koué, Msgr. Abuah-Quansah, Fr. Raphael Mensah, Fr. Appiah Himin Asante, Fr. Mesu, Fr. Attakruah, Fr. Austin, Fr. Kaitoo, Fr. Brocke, Fr. Paulus, Fr. Sikayena, Fr. Agyei, Fr. Sireboe CSSp, Fr. Biney CSSp, Fr. Aboagye CSSp, Fr. Abakah, Fr. Boafo, Fr. Bekoe, Fr. Conduah, Fr. Cudjoe and Fr. Fuakye.
Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp was born on 26th April 1958. He was ordained a priest on 23rd July 1988 and ordained Bishop of the Sekondi Takoradi Diocese on 13th Seotember 2014.