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Padre Dolphyne

A Catholic Priest who shares his homilies with you to enable you build a very strong relationship with God. He is the author of two published books, namely ‘THE SIGN OF THE CROSS: OUR COMFORT IN SUFFERING’ , ‘FROM THE PRAETORIUM TO CALVARY’ and Editor of the Sekondi-Takoradi Diocesan Newsletter.

READINGS FOR MAY 15TH,2018

Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter Readings ACTS 20:17-27 From Miletus Paul had the presbyters of the Church at Ephesus summoned. When they came to him, he addressed them, “You know how I lived among you the whole time from the day I first came to the province of Asia. I served the Lord with all humility and with …

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HOMILY FOR THE 7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR B

HOMILY FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR B READINGS: Acts 1:15-17.20-26 1 John 4:11-19 John 17:11-19 THEME: THAT THEY MAY BE ONE Beloved in Christ, today, Mother Church in anticipation of Pentecost is inviting us to a life of unity as a prerequisite for the coming of the Holy Spirit. For in the words of Pope Benedict (Emeritus), the …

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HOW BISHOPS ARE APPOINTED IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

How Bishops Are Appointed Introduction The ultimate decision in appointing bishops rests with the pope, and he is free to select anyone he chooses. But how does he know whom to select? The process for selecting candidates for the episcopacy normally begins at the diocesan level and works its way through a series of consultations until it reaches Rome. It …

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OFFICE OF BISHOP IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Bishops The Bishops of the Church are given to us by Christ to act as our shepherds. Bishops are in charge of a “Diocese” which is (usually) a geographical area made of local communities (parishes) of the faithful. The Bishop is the superior of all the priests (except those belonging to religious orders) in his dioceses, as well as the …

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BE WITNESSES FOR CHRIST,” BISHOP KWOFIE ADMONISHES YOUTH.

BE WITNESSES FOR CHRIST,” BISHOP KWOFIE ADMONISHES YOUTH.” The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sekondi- Takoradi, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie has charged Ghanaian youth to eschew acts of immortality and live an exemplary life to reflect the character of Jesus Christ. The Bishop made the call in his homily during the confirmation of 21 candidates of St. John’s …

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ASCENSION OF THE LORD

The Ascension of the Lord Reading 1 ACTS 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day he was taken up, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them by many proofs after he had suffered, appearing to them …

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READINGS FOR 8TH MAY 2018

Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Lectionary: 292 Reading 1 ACTS 16:22-34 The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas, and the magistrates had them stripped and ordered them to be beaten with rods. After inflicting many blows on them, they threw them into prison and instructed the jailer to guard them securely. When he …

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READINGS FOR 7TH MAY, 2018

Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter Lectionary: 291 Reading 1 ACTS 16:11-15 We set sail from Troas, making a straight run for Samothrace, and on the next day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, a leading city in that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We spent some time in that city. On the sabbath we went …

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HOMILY FOR THE 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR B

HOMILY FOR THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER , YEAR B READINGS: Acts 10:25-26.34-35.44-48 1 John 4:7-10 John 15:9-17 THEME: CALL TO SACRIFICIAL LOVE My dear friend, as we approach the end of the season of Easter, Mother Church invites us today to reflect deeply on the implications of our relationship with God. This then is a call to reflect on …

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READINGS FOR 3RD MAY, 2018

Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles Readings 1 COR 15:1-8 I am reminding you, brothers and sisters, of the Gospel I preached to you, which you indeed received and in which you also stand. Through it you are also being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I …

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