|1.||St. John the Evangelist-Adenta||Jan. 04, 2009|
|2.||Holy Family-Mataheko||Jan 16-18, 2009|
|3.||St. Paul’s-Kpehe||Jan 23-25, 2009|
|4.||St. Stephen’s-Darkuman||Feb. 6-8, 2009|
|5.||Mary Mother of Good Counsel||March 08, 2009|
|6.||Good Shepherd||March 15, 2009|
|7.||Pope’s Day||April 19, 2009 (Attention!)|
|8.||St. Charles Lwanga-Abeka||April 24-26, 2009|
|9.||Holy Spirit Cathedral||May 29-31, 2009|
|10.||Blessed Sacrament Church||June 12-14, 2009|
|11.||Prince of Peace-Kwashieman||Aug. 14-16, 2009|
|12.||Sacred Heart-Derby Avenue||June 19-21, 2009|
|13.||St. John the Baptist-Odorkor||June 26-28, 2009|
|14.||St. Peter’s-Osu||July 3-5, 2009|
|15.||St. Anne’s-Teshie||July 24-26, 2009|
|16.||St. John Vianney-Asutsuare||July 31-Aug 2, 2009|
|17.||St. Dominic-Malam||August 7-9, 2009|
|18.||St. Barnabas-Haatso Agbogba|
|19.||St. Francis of Assisi-Ashale Botwe|
|22.||St. Francis Xavier-Kotobabi||Dec. 4-6, 2009|
The Most Rev. Charles G. PALMER-BUCKLE actual Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra was born on June 15, 1950 at Axim in the Western Region of Ghana. He has 6 brothers and 5 sisters. He entered Pope John XXIII Secondary School and Minor Seminary, Effiduase, Koforidua at the age of 13 and upon completion of secondary education,he was sent in 1971 by the then Bishop of Accra, Most Rev. Joseph Oliver BOWERS, SVD., DD., JCL., to the Pontifical Urban College and University, Rome, Italy.He completed the seminary training with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and another in Sacred Theology. On his return home to Ghana, he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on December 12, 1976 by Most Rev. Dominic K. ANDOH, DD., JCD., then Bishop of Accra at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Accra, Ghana.
After three years of priestly ministry as Diocesan Youth Chaplain and Vocation’s Director as well as Teacher and Student’s Chaplain of his alma mater, Pope John XXIII Secondary and Minor Seminary, Father Palmer-Buckle went back for post-graduate studies at the Pontifical Salesian University, Rome, Italy. In 1984, he returned home with a Doctorate Degree in Sacred Theology and was appointed Teacher and Chaplain of St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in Accra and Diocesan Laity Chaplain. In 1985 he was transferred to Achimota Secondary School as Catholic Chaplain and Teacher, where he remained till 1992. During the period (1985-1992), he was Acting Editor of the National Catholic Weekly, “The Standard”, Priest in-charge of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Achimota and President of the National Union of Catholic Diocesan Priests’ Associations (NUGDPA).
In November 1992, Fr. Palmer-Buckle was nominated first Bishop of the newly created Catholic Diocese of Koforidua, carved out of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra, and on January 6, 1993, he was ordained to the Episcopacy in the St. Peter’s Basilica, in the Vatican City, Italy by His Holiness, Pope John Paul II of blessed memory.
From 1994 to 2004, the Most Reverend Palmer-Buckle was the Bishop-Chairman for the Department of Socio-Economic Development of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference, and from 1995 to 2003 he was for two terms President of Caritas Africa Region and First Vice President of Caritas International, a federation of 198 member-organisations in 154 countries all over the world with headquarters in the Vatican City.
In May 2002, he was appointed one of the 9-member National Reconciliation Commission (NRC) of Ghana by His Excellency John Agyekum KUFOUR, President of the Republic of Ghana, to help bring reconciliation and healing of the past to fellow Ghanaians. He served on this commission till October 2004, when it concluded the assignment and submitted the report.
In November 2004, Bishop Palmer-Buckle was elected Vice President of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, and made the Bishop-Chairman of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Conference.
On March 30, 2005, he was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra by His Holiness John Paul II of blessed memory.
Peace! The Archbishop recently made the following appointments:1. Fr. Joel Yao Kwame - Chaplain, Pope John SHS & Junior Seminary, Koforidua2. Fr. Aaron Agbeshie Agorsor - Assistant Priest, St. Louis (St. Patrick) Catholic Church, Parakuo (Atomic)3. Fr. Raymond Osei-Tutu - Chaplain, Ghanaian Community, Verona - Italy4. Fr. John Ashitey Boye - Archdiocese of Cardiff, UK5. Fr. Jerry Abel Manomey - Northampton Diocese , UK.
The Archbishop has also approved of the following appointments from the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference:1. Fr. Fred Agyeman - Chaplain, Ghanaian Community, Archdiocese of New York2. Fr. Wisdom Lomotey Larweh - Acting Human Resource Manager/Administrative Officer, Office of the Secretary General, NCS.
We congratulate our brothers on their new assignments and wish them well.Fraternally,Fr.
Peace! The Archbishop has appointed Rev. Fr. Francis Destiny Amenuvor as Priest-in-Charge of Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Okponglo, under Christ the King Parish, Cantonments with effect from 1st January 2016.
Fr. Amenuvor would be in residence at Mary Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Airport as he oversees the pastoral needs of the Okponglo Church.
Again, with effect from 1st January 2016, the Archbishop has appointment Fr. Francis Destiny Amenuvor as Director of the Pontifical Missions Society (PMS) in the Archdiocese of Accra.
We congratulate Fr. Amenuvor on his new appointments.
New Priests Get Appointments
Peace! Upon their ordination into the Priesthood on 29th August 2015, the Archbishop has appointed as Assistant Priests, with effect from 1st October 2015, the following:
1. Rev. Fr. Raphael Hessah - Assistant Priest, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Comm 2 - Tema
2. Rev. Fr. Patrick Quarcoopome - Assistant Priest, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Derby Avenue
3. Rev. Fr. Paul Ebow Quarshie - Assistant Priest, Blessed Clementina Catholic Church, Middle East - Ashaiman
4. Rev. Fr. Courage Senam Dogbey - Assistant Priest, St. Dominic Catholic Church, Taifa.
The Archbishop has also appointed, with effect from 1st November 2015:
Rev. Fr. Osmund Mensah Kudoloh - Assistant Vocations Director & Youth Chaplain/Assistant Priest - St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, Lashibi.
We congratulate our brothers on their new appointments and wish them the best of ministry at their new places.
SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS OF SOCIETIES AND GROUPS IN THE ACCRA ARCHDIOCESE – 1ST FEBRUARY 2016 – 1ST FEBRUARY 2019
|1.||Knights of Marshall, Accra West Regional Council||Rev. Fr. Dominic Amegashitsi|
|2.||Knights of Marshall, Accra East Regional Council||Rev. Fr. Nicholas Larsey|
|3.||Nawdiba Associations||Rev. Fr. Francis Oteng Bawuah|
|4.||Mother of Divine Grace Senatus (Legion of Mary)||Rev. Fr. Anthony Agnes Adu-Mensah|
|5.||Accra-Tema Akan Nkabom Kuo (Holy Family Society)||Rev. Fr. Benjamin Ohene|
|6.||St. Anthony’s Guild||Rev. Fr. Albert Gyapani|
|7.||Knights of St. John Accra West Grand Commandery||Rev. Fr. Benjamin Ohene|
|8.||Knights of Marshall (Tema Regional Council)||Rev. Fr. Dennis Opoku|
|9.||St. Gabriel Guild (Ga-Adangme)||Rev. Fr. Anthony Asare|
|10.||Our Lady of Perpetual Help Confraternity (Accra Archdiocesan Council)||Rev. Fr. Robert Billy Gbettey|
|11.||Ladies of Marshall (Accra West Court)||Rev. Fr. Francis Amenuvor|
|12.||Accra Archdiocesan Catholic Men’s Council||Rev. Fr. Daniel Tettedji|
|13.||Catholic Charismatic Renewal||Rev. Fr. Samuel Filton-Mensah|
|14.||Federation of Catholic Ewe Union||Rev. Fr. Peter Atsu|
|15.||Society of St. Vincent de Paul||Rev. Fr. Michael Owusu-Ofori|
|16.||Greater Accra Catholic Church Choirs Association||Rev. Fr. Clement Wilson|
|17.||St. John Paul II Frafra Catholic Union||Rev. Fr. Alphonse Bulloro|