The Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church ( SMMC) in the Ho Diocese crowned its Golden Jubilee celebration on Sunday, 12th September 2021 with a thanksgiving mass at Sokode Gborgame.
It was a moment of praise and thanksgiving as the Congregation expressed their appreciation to God for how far he has brought them.
Themed “celebrating God’s gift to the Church,” the yearlong celebration was climaxed with a fundraising ceremony to build a Generalate.
Rev. Sr Dr. Hometowu, Superior General stressed that the growth and sustainability of SMMC “were by God’s providence and that is why we have every reason to celebrate with thanksgiving to God”.
She further urged the Sisters to ignite the Spirit of humility, love, commitment, fidelity, and avail themselves for humanity.
Sr Felicia Harry, OLA, Guest Speaker of the occasion commended the founders for establishing a congregation that has thrived to answer some of the needs of God’s people of the local Church and share in the teaching ministry, the healing ministry and in the social apostolate of the church.
Touching on the theme of the celebration, She noted that the act of giving and receiving gifts is very pleasurable.
She urged the Congregation to extend its mission to other Dioceses in the country to continue the formation of young women and men in vocational training and run programmes for people who are unemployed to get necessary skills and empower them to earn a decent living and live their lives in dignity.
The Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church is an Institute of Women Religious of Diocesan Right founded in 1971 by the late Most Rev. Anthony Konings (SMA) in the then Keta Diocese in the Volta Region of Ghana.
Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Bishop Konings saw the need for the Indigenous Sisters with the mission to respond to the needs of the church and share in the Teaching Ministry, the Healing Ministry and in the Social/Pastoral Apostolates of the Church to spread the Good News of the Kingdom of God by their way of life.
The Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church now have 98 professed Sisters, an indication of steady growth in fulfilment of the mission of the Religious Institute.
Currently, the Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church carry out their apostolates in the Dioceses of Ho, Keta-Akatsi and Jasikan, Donkorkrom Vicariate, and recently the Archdiocese of Accra in collaboration with the Society of African Missions (SMA), for mission at the Hope for Life physically Challenged Centre, Gbawe.
Source: SRs. Anastasia Gifty Blewu- SMMC and Rejoice Sedegah- SMMC// AGNUS-DEI MEDIA