125th Anniversary of the Catholic Church in Accra
125TH ACCRA-CATHOLIC-ARCHDIOCESE LOGO
CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ACCRA – 125TH ANNIVERSARY PRAYER
O Almighty and Eternal God, Divine Architect and Cornerstone of our Salvation, as we celebrate 125 years of the Catholic Mission in Accra, we give You thanks for the lives of all the early Missionaries, Priests and Lay faithful whose sacrifices have brought our Church this far.
We pray You to look with favour upon our Community of Faith, now the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra. Increase the gifts you have given to our Church so that we, your faithful People, Religious and Clergy, Women and Men, Youth and Children, may grow in holiness of life and be truly ardent disciples of Your Son, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Inspire us anew with a greater outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and fill us with renewed zeal for the universal Church’s New Evangelization mission here in our Archdiocese and beyond.
May the Holy and Triune God be our Pillar of strength, our inspiration and our guide in the years ahead! Through Christ our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!
St. Peter Claver, pray for us!
St. Martin de Porres, pray for us!
All you Holy Martyrs of Uganda, pray for us!
All you Angels and Saints of God, pray for us!
PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
|DATE||ACTIVITY||SPECIFIC TO||ACTION BY|
|21st September 2017||Launch of the Anniversary at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Adabraka||Archdiocese||Planning Committee|
|24th September 2017||Launch of the Anniversary at Parishes||Parishes||Parishes|
|2nd December 2017||First Vespers of Advent in the 125th Anniversary at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Adabraka||Archdiocese||Planning Committee|
|3rd December 2017||Official Opening with Holy Mass||Parishes||Parishes|
|30th December 2017||Carnival with Brass Band and Cultural display at El-Wak Sports Stadium||Archdiocese||Planning Committee|
|6th January 2018||Episcopal Silver Jubilee of Archbishop Charles G. Palmer-Buckle at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Adabraka||Archdiocese||Planning Committee|
|31st January 2018||Jubilee Mass opposite CFAO Building, Prof. Atta-Mills High Street, with Adoration & Candle-Light Procession to Sacred Heart Parish, Derby Avenue||Archdiocese||Planning Committee|
|28th Jan – 4th Feb 2018
3rd February 2018
4th February 2018
Deanery Grottoes – Mass with Children
Holy Childhood Sunday
10 February 2018
11 February 2018
|Health Awareness Month: Talks on Health
Health Walk, Blood Donation, Etc.
World Health Day & Prayer for the Sick
|17th February 2018||First Vespers of Lent at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Adabraka||Archdiocese||Planning Committee|
|2nd April 2018||Easter Picnic||Deaneries||Deaneries|
|Crusades||Tema Battor Deanery
|22nd April 2018||Exchange of Pulpits (Vocations Sunday)||Archdiocese||Deaneries|
|25th May 2018||Public Lecture I – Tema||Archdiocese||Planning Committee|
|June 2018||Arbor Week: Tree Planting and Care for Our Environment||Deaneries||Deaneries|
|July 2018||Quiz||Schools- Basic & SHS||Archdiocesan Education|
|August 2018||Youth Empowerment & Entrepreneurship||Deaneries||ADCYC|
|18th or 25th August 2018||Mass Priestly Ordination||Archdiocese||Planning Committee|
|September 2018||Home Visitation Month||Parishes||Parishes|
|September 2018||Visits to Clinics, Hospitals, Orphanages with Donations||Deaneries||Deaneries|
|21st September 2018||Public Lecture II – Accra||Archdiocese||Planning Committee|
|21st October 2018||Exchange of Pulpits (Mission Sunday)||Archdiocese||Deaneries|
|23rd November 2018||Candle-Light Vigils||Parishes||Parishes|
|25th November 2018||Climax Mass at the Black Star Square, Accra||Archdiocese||Planning Committee|
MONTHLY FOCUS – 2018
January – Catholic Education and Children
February – Health
March – Country and Spirit of Patriotism
April – Vocations
May – Girls and Women
June – Boys and Men
July – Marriage and Family
August – Catholic Professionals
September – Religious
October – Mission and Evangelization
November – Call to Holiness
December – Thanksgiving
VIDEOS OF THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY