TO BE A DEACON IS A MINISTRY TO SERVE AT THE ALTAR- Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, SVD. 

Six candidates have been ordained Monday April 12, 2021 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Ho Bankoe by the Chief Shepherd, Most Rev. Emmanuel Finau, SVD. 


Out of the six candidates, one joined from the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer CSsR, a religious congregation of the Catholic Church, dedicated to missionary work.

In his homily, Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu said being a deacon is a ministry of service like Nicodemus who was ready to avail himself to God. It is necessary to interact with Jesus and be part of his daily ministry; he also reminded the six to prepare themselves adequately, constant reading of the word of God so as to be abreast with the new interpretation of the faith.

He reminded the candidates of their primary duty saying: “You will proclaim the gospel, prepare the sacrifice and give the body of Christ to the community of believers”.

The bishop also explained their functions and he encouraged them to pay particular attention with the word of God;  they are to know how to break the word of God so that the faithful will be nourished by the faith as they render their service in the community of believers.

Bishop Fianu told the candidates to serve God such that they do not think of getting their reward here and now but to show their service , by their way of life such that on the last day the Lord will welcome them saying: “Well done good and faithful servant enter into the joy of the Lord”

Each Candidate willingly expressed a desire of taking the bold step to be a servant in Gods Vineyard and not under duress. One after the other they promised to discharge the office of deacon with humility and love, in order to assist the Bishop, the priest, and to serve the people of God.
They promised to respect and obedience to the Archbishop and his Successors and to live a life of a celibate.

Strict Covid protocol was held at the just ended 2021 Ho Diocese Diaconate Ordination while life streaming of the event was done to satisfy all who wished to be present

BRIEF PROFILE

  • Prosper Akumani Toyi comes from Avee Tokor and worships with Immaculate Conception Parish, Kpando.
  • Daniel Kwame Tenu Yeboah is a native  Fodome Helu/Agbesia and fellowships with  Sacred Heart Parish, Fodome.
  • Rudolph Kodjo Tsekpo hails from: Kpando Dzoanti while Immaculate Conception Parish, Kpando is his parish.
  • Yohanes Komla Adjei is a native of Kpando Agbenoxoe and he worships with Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Kpando Agbenoxoe
  • David Seyram Addo is also from Adaklu Have and he goes to St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Dzemeni
  • Eugene Kodzo Adzaklu, C.Ss.R is a native of Vakpo Todzi ; his Parish(Es): St. Peter’s Parish, Vakpo and Holy Rosary Parish, Hohoe.

Juliette Manomey// DEPSOCOM Accra

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