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St. John the Baptist Parish Celebrates Nine Decades of Faith with 161 Confirmations


St. John the Baptist Parish Celebrates Nine Decades of Faith with 161 Confirmations

The St. John the Baptist Parish in Adiembra within the Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi on Sunday, August 27, 2023, celebrated its 90th anniversary with a grand Thanksgiving Mass today.

The day commenced with the arrival of the Bishop, Most Rev.

John Baptist Attakruh followed by an impressive parade led by the CYO and St. John’s Cadet.

In his homily, Bishop Attakruh was full of gratitude to the congregation, acknowledging their foundational role in shaping the Church’s presence in the community and the country at large.

He emphasized the continuity of faith, urging the faithful to pass down their devotion to the succeeding generations, mirroring the lineage of faith from Saint Peter.

A standout feature of the festivities was the confirmation ceremony, wherein a remarkable 161 candidates from the parish publicly affirmed their commitment to their spiritual journey as they received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Reverend Msgr. Joseph GYIM-AUSTIN, the Parish Priest, expressed profound appreciation for the unwavering support and dedication of the parishioners.

In a related development, the Parish Youth Council took the opportunity to unveil a beautifully crafted Signboard for the Church, symbolizing their unity and faith.

The Signboard received the blessing of Bishop Attakruh upon his arrival, adding to the significance of the occasion.

The event was graced by the presence of Reverend Father Paul Eliud Asibu, the Priest in-charge of Nkotompo, an outstation of Adiembra, along with the faithful of Nkotompo.

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