The Catholic Diocese of Ho has organised a Grotto pilgrimage to mark the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, with a call on faithful to find their God-given missions.
The pilgrims were encouraged to seek to recognise God, understand his laws, and obey them in order to live Christ-like lives as Christians worthy of God’s call.
Most Reverend Father Emmanuel Kofi Fianu SVD, Bishop of the Ho Diocese, made the call in his in his Homily on Friday, February 11.
He urged Christians to strive to live like saints, to follow in the footsteps of saints, and to avoid all sorts of unworthy behavior and corrupt activities that can cause mankind to be separated from God’s divine love.
Bishop Fianu noted that it was terrible that Christians enjoyed being dishonest and blaming one other for many atrocities, and he urged pilgrims to emulate the Saint whose feast was being marked, contemplate on it, and pray to God for strength in their daily lives.
Various groups and confraternities from the Diocese, including the Catholic faithful of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Kpando Agbenoxoe, as well as other visitors from other parishes in the Diocese, participated in the pilgrimage.
Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, SVD, and the Rector of the Grotto, Rev. Fr. Anthony Delali Azah, concelebrated the mass.
The commemoration Mass was celebrated by Bishop Fianu led a procession from the chapel to the grotto. There was anointing and prayer’s for the healing of the sick on day.
The day was also the 65th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Grotto. The Grotto was dedicated on 11th February, 1957 some week’s before Ghana gained independence.
📸 Augustine Abri – HO DIOCESE
Adapted from Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto FB Page