Most Rev. Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle, Metropolitan Archbishop of cape coast has charged the six newly ordained priests for the church in Accra to lead exemplary lives as they reach out “to serve God’s children anywhere and everywhere your Archbishop will send them to”.
The concelebrating Prelate in his Homily on Saturday, September 19, likened their priestly ministry to Christ whose journey on earth “was not easy in the instances of Celibacy and chastity”, with a call on the newly ordained priests to be steadfast as they set out to work for God.
“Celibacy and chastity was not easy for Jesus Christ and yours will not be any different”, he said.
Archbishop Palmer-Buckle also charged older priests to set substantial precedents for priests who are in their infancy stage in the ministry.
“May you be good example for these young ones just like Elijah was to Elisha, teach them to listen to God only and to look up to God only, as elder brothers in the priesthood, you must lead these young ones to know the voice of God. May you never be a source of scandals to these young ones”, he implored.
To the newly ordained priests, Archbishop Palmer-Buckle emphasized that “God knows why he’s making you his priests in this era of Covid-19”.
He encouraged them to “take time to meditate and learn obedience. Only in this way will you become source of eternal salvation and fit for the kingdom of God”.
The newly ordained priests for the Accra Archdiocese are;
Eev. Fr. Emmanuel Elikem Mensah Larnyoh, worships at St. Peter Damian Catholic Church, Tema and comes from Kpone, near Tema, in the Greater Accra region of Ghana.
HOBBIES: dancing, traveling and touring, swimming, and watching movies.
Rev. Fr. Bernard Adu-Tawiah Sor, a parishioner of SS. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Teshie. He hails from Sefwi-Wiawso in the Western North Region of Ghana.
HOBBIES: playing basketball, swimming, drawing and watching movies.
Rev. Fr. Isaac Gyasi Amoateng hails from Abuom in the Ahafo region of Ghana and worships at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Adenta.
HOBBIES: listening to music, playing computer games, watching football and wrestling.
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Boateng hails from Piase in the Ashanti Region of Ghana and worships at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Kwashieman.
HOBBIES: basketball, swimming, reading, watching movies and listening to music.
Rev. Fr. John Armah Koufie hails from Abura-Aboase in the Central Region of Ghana, a parishioner of Blessed Clementina Catholic Church, Ashaiman Middle-East.
HOBBIES: reading, walking, playing lawn tennis and volleyball, listening to music and listening to people.
Rev. Fr. Dominic Kwabla Amanor hails from Odumasi Krobo in the Eastern Region and worships at St. Kizito Catholic Church, Nima.
HOBBIES: reading, listening to choral music, singing, walking and playing football.
Source: AGNUS-DEI MEDIA