The Deku family and friends have donated assorted items and an undisclosed amount of money to the Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church Novitiate in Sokode-Gbogame, Ho Diocese.
The act stemmed from their lenten retreat resolution to give alms and to embrace the spirit of the lenten season through prayer, an initiative the group has sustained for the past few years.
The Mother Superior of Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church, Sr. Dr. Lucia Hometorwu, SMMC, who received the items, expressed her gratitude to the group and fervently promised them their prayers.
She said; “this is the first donation I am receiving as the Mother Superior in this House”.
The group held a Eucharistic Celebration concelebrated by St. Michael Co-Assistant Cathedral’s Parish Priest after the donation exercise.
In his reflection, Fr. Michael Selasi Combey encouraged the group to always give even in the midst of criticisms.
Dubbing from the First Reading of the day, he admonished them that “Many of the Jews saw the good things that Jesus Christ did and they believed in Him and further charged the group to continue their good works for humanity especially as they have come to donate.
He said in doing so, “we become the co-workers of God and His favours and mercies will always be upon us. No matter how the irritation or suffering we get from giving, like Jesus Christ, we will become unifiers in this Season of Lent.”
After the Eucharistic Celebration, Rev. Fr. Simon Dagadu thanked all for the initiative and the beautiful liturgy celebrated that brought joy to the House.
Mrs Margaret Adzaho-Deku thanked Rev. Fr. Gustav Sefadzi Adzaho, Rev. Fr. Franklin Worlanyo Adzaho, and Rev Fr Teresa Cross Codjoe for their moral and spiritual support over the years, particularly during her bid for this donation.
She also conveyed her gratitude to all those who contributed to the Sisters’ contribution campaign in various ways.