The young Christian Workers of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Kotobabi in the Archdiocese of Accra distributed food items to sick and aged parishioners to celebrate with them during the Christmas festivity.
The annual event which usually takes place on 26th December saw a slight change in event due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions accompanying it.
This year’s edition happened on Friday, 25th December, 2020 where food items comprising of bags of rice, gallons of oil, tin tomatoes, and canned fishes among other assorted gifts were sent to the homes of individual sick and aged parishioners to facilitate their celebration of the yuletide. Communion was also administered to them due to their inability to attend Holy Mass.
Rev Fr. Dominic Amegashiti, Parish Priest of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in a speech during Holy Mass encouraged parishioners to embrace the initiative of the YCW society by extending helping hand to the sick and aged in the community. He further explained that, the activity will not only be observed annually but monthly to show them they are loved and remembered at all times. Parishioners were urged to support this ingenuity by contributing their quota to meet the expectation of the church and the YCW.
YCW is a movement of young people – young men and women – at work, in study-work situations, unemployed, in insecure or casual work. It was founded by Belgian-born Joseph Cardinal Cardijn in 1925.
The movement is actively present in over 51 countries grouped in eight regions: East Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, Asia, Middle East, Latin America & Caribbean, and Europe.