COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY THE
GHANA CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE
AT THE END OF ITS ANNUAL PLENARY ASSEMBLY
HELD IN TECHIMAN IN THE BRONG AHAFO REGION OF GHANA
NOVEMBER 9 – 16, 2018
Grace and peace from God our Father “who has chosen each one of us to be holy and blameless before him in love”, be with you all (cf. Ephesians. 1:4).
We, the members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, have held our Annual Plenary Assembly at Our Lady of Calvary Pastoral and Social Center, Asueyi, Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana from November 9 to 16, 2018. It was under the theme: “Our call to holiness in the light of Gaudete et Exsultate”, motivated by the recent Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis on the Call to Holiness in Today’s World. In Gaudete et Exsultate (which literally means Rejoice and be Glad), our Holy Father expresses his modest goal to re-propose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities. (cf. Gaudete et Exsultate #2).
Congratulations to the Catholic Diocese of Techiman
We congratulate our brother Most Rev. Dominic Yeboah Nyarko, the Priests, Consecrated Men and Women and the entire Faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Techiman on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the creation of the diocese. We pray for the growth of the faith and for the Bishop and his collaborators as they exercise their shepherding roles over the people entrusted to their care. We also encourage the faithful to continue their invaluable support to ensure the building of the Kingdom of God, a Kingdom of holiness.
We had the opportunity to visit and interact with the Omanhene of the Techiman Traditional Area, Oseadeayo Nana Akumfi Ameyaw IV, his sub-Chiefs and Queenmothers, the Deputy Minister for Regional Reorganisation and Development, Hon. Martin Agyei-Mensah Korsah, the Municipal Chief Executive of Techiman South, Hon. John Donyina, the District Chief Executive of Techiman North,
Hon. Peter Mensah, the MCE for Kintampo North, Hon. Michael Sarkodie Baffoe, and some members of their Coordinating Councils.
GCBC 2019 Plenary Assembly Comes to a Close
The 2018 Plenary Session of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) has come to a close. In a Solemn Mass held at the St. Paul’s Cathedral Church in Techiman on Friday November 16, 2018, the Bishops of the GCBC, the Secretary General and his Staff at the National Catholic Secretariat, Priests, Religious and laity of the Catholic Diocese of Techiman and beyond, gathered to thank God for the successful end of this year’s Plenary Assembly held in the Catholic Diocese of Techiman from November 9 – 16, 2018. The Mass was presided over by the Most Rev. Philip Naameh, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Techiman and President of the GCBC.
Reading the Communique on behalf of the GCBC, Most Rev. Charles Gabriel Palmer Buckle, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast and Apostolic Administrator of Accra Archdiocese, and Vice President of the GCBC, congratulated Most Rev. Dominic Yeboah Nyarko, the Priests, Consecrated Men and Women and the entire Faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Techiman on the occasion of their 10th Anniversary of the creation of the diocese and prayed for the growth of the faith and for the Bishop and his collaborators as they exercise their shepherding roles over the people entrusted to their care.Read more ...
Techiman Diocese Prepares for 10th Anniversary Climax and GCBC Plenary Assembly
The Bishop, Most Rev. Dominic Yeboah Nyarko, Priests and Religious, and the entire Catholic Faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Techiman get set for the Climax of the 10th Anniversary of the creation of the Diocese.
The 10th Anniversary has been a yearlong celebration, which started from August 2017 and will end on 18th November, 2018. The Catholic Diocese of Techiman has been honored to host the 2018 Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference Plenary Assembly and all the Bishops will join us to climax the 10th Anniversary celebration.
The Bishops will be arriving in Techiman on Friday 9th November, 2018, and they will pay a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of the Techiman Traditional Council and the Municipal Chief Executive of Techiman. On Monday, 12th November, 2018, the Plenary Assembly of the Ghana Bishop’s Conference will be officially opened at the new ultra-modern Pastoral and Social Center at the Our Lady of Calvary Grotto site. The Closing Ceremony of the Conference will be held at the St. Paul’s Cathedral Church on Friday 16th November, 2018.
On Sunday 18th November, 2018, the Bishops and other distinguished guests will join the entire Techiman Diocesan Family to climax the 10th Anniversary of the creation of the Diocese at the St. Paul’s R/C School park in Techiman.
The Bishop and the Planning Committee would like to cordially invite all and sundry to the Climax and to join us thank God Almighty for how far he has brought us.
TECHIMAN DIOCESE GETS FOUR NEW PRIESTS
The Most Rev. Dominic Yeboah Nyarko, the Catholic Bishop of Techiman Diocese has ordained four new priests at the St. Martin of Tours Church in Amanten. The newly ordained priests are Rev. Fr. Matthias Ackah, Rev. Fr. Richard Baatabe, Rev. Fr. Martin Kanyire Ninsaala and Rev. Fr. Felix Addo Mensah. Present at the Ordination ceremony were Priests and Religious from Techiman and Sunyani dioceses, friends and family of the newly ordained priests and Catholic Faithful from every nook and cranny of the Diocese of Techiman.
In his Homily, the Bishop, Most Rev. Dominic Yeboah Nyarko, congratulate the new priests and thanked all the Catholic Faithful of the diocese for their support, hard work, dedicated worship, sacrifices and generous contributions towards the growth of this diocese in the past 10 years. This year’s Priestly Ordination coincided with the 10th Anniversary celebration of the creation of the diocese. The Bishop asked them to realize that, they are coming into the priesthood ‘to participate in a ministry which the bishop, senior priests, Religious men and women and all the lay faithful, have toiled so hard to uphold.’ And so he pleaded on them to work hard to contribute their quota towards building the family of God in the diocese.Read more ...