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Knights Of St. John International Inaugurates New Commandery – St. Peter’s Commandery No. 984

Knights Of St. John International Inaugurates New Commandery


Knights Of St. John International Inaugurates New Commandery – St. Peter’s Commandery No. 984

The Knights of St. John International marked a significant milestone on Saturday, August 26, 2023, with the initiation of twenty-two (22) candidates into the first-degree order and the inauguration of a New Commandery at St. Peter’s Parish at Shama Junction.

Brigadier General Joseph Kwamina Brainoo, the President of the Cape Coast Grand Commandery, addressed the candidates during the initiation ceremony, urging them to follow in the virtuous footsteps of St. John the Baptist and to lead lives that serve as models of virtue and righteousness.

Highlighting the historical significance of the Knights of St. John International within the Catholic Church, the President of the Cape Coast Grand Commandery underlined the order’s role in defending the Church during times of persecution in the 15th century.

He urged the newly inaugurated commandery to channel their efforts towards expanding the order’s presence as well as that of the Ladies Auxiliary in other parishes within the Shama Deanery.

The initiation ceremony was accompanied by a thanksgiving Mass the following day, presided over Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Dolphyne, the Diocesan Spiritual Director and Rev. Fr. Isaac Mensah, the Parish Priest.

In his homily, Reverend Father Mensah emphasized the importance of maintaining peace with others and refraining from corrupt practices in workplaces. He reminded the congregation that ultimate power and authority stem from a divine source.

The Parish Spiritual Director of the organization and the Parish Priest, Fr. Mensah was presented with a Charter denoting the authority of the newly established “St. Peter’s Commandery No. 984.” He also handed over the Charter to the President of the Local Commandery, Brother Edward Ernest Insaidoo.

St. Peter’s Parish at Shama Junction thus become the first Parish in the new Deanery of Shama to have the Society inaugurated.

The following are key executives and officers for the newly inaugurated Commandery:

– Bro. Edward Ernest Insaidoo – President

– Bro. Michael Ato Ackah – 1st Vice President

– Bro. George Samankwamu – 2nd Vice President

– Bro. Charles Akpo Akpome – Secretary

– Bro. Gabriel Asankoma Obeng – Financial Secretary

– Bro. David Koomson – Treasurer

– Bro. Charles Richmond Amissah – 1st Trustee

– Bro. Vincent Koomson – 2nd Trustee

– Bro. Emmanuel Nketsiah – 3rd Trustee

– Bro. Joseph Andoh – Messenger

– Bro. Patrick Annan – Sergeant at Arms

– Bro. Andrews Eshun – Guard

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