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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.

We owe God our obedience

HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR B. READINGS: 2SAM.7:1-5,8b-12, 14a,16 ROM 16:25-27 LUKE  1:26-38 Beloved in Christ, as we gather this morning to celebrate the 4th sunday of advent we are being reminded that God’s ways are not our ways. We may make even noble plans but God will always have the final say in our life. Therefore …

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FORGET THE DELAY, PREPARE

ISAIAH 40:1-5,9-11 2 PETER 3:8-14 MARK 1:1-8 Beloved in Christ, on this second sunday of advent, mother church invites us to reflect on the mission of John the Baptist. This is to help us appreciate the importance of preparation in our resolve to be ready for the second coming of Christ at the end of time and also to celebrate …

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Advent

Advent began this last Sunday .Most of us have an intuitive understanding of Advent, based on experience, but what do the Church’s official documents actuallysay about Advent?Here are some of the basic questions and (official!) answers about Advent.Some of the answers are surprising!Here we go . . . 1. What Is the Purpose of Advent? Advent is a season on …

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"BE ALERT, FOR YOU DON'T KNOW THE HOUR"

My dear friend in Christ, it is with great joy that  I welcome you to this liturgy for the first sunday of Advent, a sign that the Church has begun a new year. The word “advent” is from the Latin word “adventum” which means “coming”. Advent is a season with a twofold character, a time to prepare for Christmas when …

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"BEING SUBJECTS OF THE KING"

Beloved in Christ,  this morning we are celebrating the feast of Christ the King an indication that today is the last sunday in ordinary time.  This feast was established in 1925 by Pope Pius X1 to respond to the totalitarian regimes that emerged in the early twentieth century. These regimes claimed absolute power over their subjects and rejected the role …

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"GOD GIVES ACCORDING TO YOUR ABILITY"

Beloved in Christ,  all too soon liturgical year A is coming to an end. We are  privileged to be celebrating the 33rd sunday in ordinary time today.This sunday is a  reminder that next sunday we shall celebrate the Kingship of our Saviour Jesus Christ; a celebration that ends the liturgical year. But for this sunday our readings from: PROVERBS 31:10-13, …

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Communique

COMMUNIQUE OF THE GHANA CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE 2014 PLENARY ASSEMBLY HELD AT OSHIUMAN, ACCRA (4TH TO 15TH NOVEMBER, 2014) Theme: “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelisation” Greetings Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ and all people of goodwill who live in our land, grace and peace of God the Father from whom every family in …

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Feast day celebrations

ST. MARTIN DE PORRES HOSPITAL CELEBRATES HER PATRON FEAST DAY St. Martin de Porres hospital located in Eikwe but belonging to the Catholic Diocese of Sekondi Takoradi has celebrated her annual patron saint feast day with a number of activities including a Novena, presentation of gifts to patients, health talk and fun games. This year’s event coincided with 55th anniversary …

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This house is God's

Beloved in Christ, as we gather this morning to worship our God, mother church invites us  to celebrate the dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran. Therefore our readings are from Ezekiel 47: 1-2, 8-9, 12; 1Cor. 3:9c-11, 16-17; John 2:13-22. This has enabled me to choose as our theme this morning “THIS HOUSE IS GOD’S”. This is to …

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