The Sekondi-Takoradi Diocesan Priests’ Association has elected new executives at the end of their three-day held from February 14-16, 2022, at the St. Kizito Pastoral and Catechetical Center at Apowa.
The theme for the meeting was ,” The necessity of associating as Diocesan Priests and NUGDPA.
Most Rev. Joseph Afrifah-Agyekum, the guest speaker, urged the priests to seek fraternal solidarity with each other. He said, “Priests need to enjoy the company of each other.”
Bishop Afrifah-Agyekum challenged the old Priests to reflect on their influence on the younger ones.
Very. Rev. Fr. Isaac Ebo Blay, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Society (PMS), led the Priests through the activities of PMS, and how the Priests can promote PMS in the Diocese.
Mr. Emmanuel Kwamina Salia, Regional Manager of Catholic Education, also shared with the priests his vision for the office and called for support from the local managers.
Very Rev. Fr. John Kennedy Mensah, leader for the Synod Committee, reminded the priests on the need to create an enabling environment for the faithful to participate in the synodal process.
The three-day meeting concluded with the election of the following as the new executives :
Fr Emmanuel Dolphyne….. President
Fr Stephen Appiah-Kubi Amponsah…… Vice President
Fr Enoch Enimil….. Secretary
Fr John Allou Kofi….. …. Asst. Secretary
Fr Isaac Mensah……… Financial Secretary
Fr Michael Owusu……… Treasurer
Fr Francis Armo Jnr……. PRO
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Dolphyne, the newly elected president, on behalf of the new executives thanked the priests for the trust repose in them.
He promised to listen to the Priests and stand with them in matters that affect them .
Fr. Dolphyne takes over from Very Rev Fr Philip A. Tandoh.