The solemnity of Epiphany is a day set aside by the Francophone community in the Archdiocese of Accra to gather and celebrate the goodness of God throughout the year usually graced by the Archbishop of Accra or his representative.
This year was no exception as about 200 Francophones communed on Sunday, 3rd January, 2021 at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Kotobabi for a thanksgiving Holy Mass celebration and socialization to familiarize with one another.
The chaplain of the Francophone community, Rev Fr. Nicholas Dzikunu extended regards and blessings to the entire community from the Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp, who could not honor their invitation due to unforeseen circumstances.
Rev Fr. Nicholas admonished the community in a homily, to adore Jesus as their King and Saviour, be the light to others in the example of Jesus Christ and present their lives as a precious gift for their neighbours. How do you make yourself precious to your neighbour?, was a question he tasked them to reflect on. He further encouraged them to live in unity as one family and keep the fire blazing.
The francophone worshippers socialized through a small get together after the Holy Mass celebration.
The French community in Ghana, specifically the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra worships as a family every Sunday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Kotobabi at 11am. The community has been in existence for over a decade now and its aim is to bring together all French speaking Catholics in Accra. The community can boast of a strong membership of over 400 Francophones and a vibrant Choir.