“TEACH THE YOUTH TO UNDERSTAND THEIR CATHOLIC HERITAGE “
BISHOP KWOFIE ADVISES.
Bishop Kwofie (middle) ready for underground mining experience
Bishop Kwofie with the PPC
Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi has called for the education of the youth in order to help them understand their Catholic heritatage. He made the call in a homily during the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi as part of a four day pastoral visit to the St. Francis Xavier Parish, Prestea.
The Bishop described the youth as ‘the light of the church’ and therefore charged the adults to ensure that they are educated in the Catholic faith. This, he said, will not only help the youth to understand the Catholic faith, but will also equip them to become teachers of the faith to their peers, and also, as replacements for our ageing catechists.
Bishop Kwofie administering the Sacrament of Confirmation
The Prelate centered his homily on four key areas, namely: the youth, the catechsit, church lands and the re-organization of the Parish. The pastoral visit which started on Friday, June 1st and ended on Monday, June 4th 2018 saw the Bishop visiting Himan, Anyinam, Sankofa Gold Company and Golden Star Mining Limited. It also offered the Bishop the opportunity to interact with the faithful, as well as, the Chiefs and the Elders of the communities, and also have a first hand experience of underground mining.
Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie also confirmed 149 candidates as part of his pastoral visit, and encouraged them to use their spiritual gifts for the benefits of the church.
Bishop Kwofie with the 149 candidates of Confirmation
Bishop Kwofie with Very Rev. Fr. Eshun
The Bishop was accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Raphael Mensah (Chancellor). They were welcomed to St. Francis Xavier Parish by Very Rev. Fr. Raphael Eshun (Parsh Priest and Dean of Tarkwa Deanery) and Rev. Fr. Eric Anyidor (Parochial Vicar).