The Chrism Mass for the Sekondi Takoradi Diocese was celebrated at the St. Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Sekondi on March 27, 2018. Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp presided at the Mass, during which the oil for the sick and the oil of Catechumens was blessed and Sacred Chrism consecrated to be used throughout the diocese in the coming year. The priests also renewed their commitment during the Mass.

During the homily, Bishop Kwofie told the congregation that although priest are ministers of God, they are humans. They sometimes have their inadequacies which manifest in the discharge of their duties. He therefore “pleaded with Christians to keep praying for their priests so that they shall be faithful ministers of Christ the High Priest.”

He also reminded the priests that current trends in the society demands that “we change our style of ministry,” become proactive and accompany the faithful.

He further urged the priests to continually deepen the teaching of Salvation, so that our Catholic Youth in particular will have a clear Catholic voice from the many voices they hear everyday. The Bishop also admonished the priests that like St. Joseph, priests are called to protect humanity against whatever robs them of peace and joy.

The Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi has 63 parishes and a total of 158 priests.

This year’s Chrism Mass saw 134 priests concelebrating with the Bishop.