Rev. Fr. George Anthony Tandoh, a Sacred Music Composer and assisting priest of the Assumption of Mary/ St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Nyankomasi Ahenkro in the Cape Coast Archdiocese has, in solemn regard, arranged the mass of St. Padre Pio for liturgical use set to be released on the feast day of the Saint.
The Mass of St. Padre Pio, put together by the Ghanaian Priest is set to be released on September 23rd, with a special “dedication of the music to Rev. Fr. Samuel Benjamin Affum Asante, in the Archdiocese of Cape Coast, Ghana for grooming me to gain firmer ground”, he says.
Rev. Fr. Tandoh says, his love for his Patron Saint ( St. Padre Pio) inspired him to put the mass together for liturgical use.
The order of the mass of St. Padre Pio will include “Lord, have mercy, Glory to God, Alleluia/Gospel Acclamation, Creed, Holy, Holy, Holy, Great Amen, The Lord’s prayer and Lamb of God”.
Rev. Fr. Tandoh has had a good number of compositions to his credit from “There is appointed time for everything, Don’t worry about everything, Happiness is free, Love heals, All that I have, Gloria in excelsis Deo, Give thanks to the Lord, I raise my eyes to the mountain, If Yahweh does not build a house, The Lord is my light, Being too ready to trust, through to Be just and faithful and also has over 100 Responsorial Psalms for Liturgical use.
Rev. Fr. George Anthony Tandoh was born on September 28, 1989, and hails from Half Assini. He was ordained a priest on 1st September 2018 and is currently the assisting priest of the Assumption of Mary/ St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Nyankomasi Ahenkro.
Name: St. Padre Pio
Original name: Francesco Forgione, also called St. Pio of Pietrelcina.
Date of birth: 25th May, 1887,
Place of birth: Pietrelcina, Italy.
He died on the 23rd of September, 1968 at San Giovanni Rotondo. He was canonized June 16, 2002;
Feast day: 23rd September,
He is an Italian priest and saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
BORN May 25, 1887
DIED September 23, 1968 (aged 81)
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
Born into a devout Roman Catholic family, he consecrated himself to Jesus at age 5. At age 15 he joined the Capuchin order and took the name Pio in honour of St. Pius I. In 1910, the year in which he became a priest, he received the stigmata (bodily marks corresponding to the wounds suffered by the crucified Jesus) for the first time, though they eventually healed.
He was drafted into the Italian military in 1915 for medical service during World War I but was shortly discharged because of his poor health.
He received the stigmata again in 1918, and this time they remained with him until his death. These and other signs of his holiness (such as his reported ability to be in two places at once and his gift of healing) drew growing numbers of pilgrims to him. He was noted for his charity and piety and was canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II.
Source: AGNUS-DEI MEDIA