2017 PRIESTLY ORDINATION AT ST. GREGORY THE GREAT MAJOR SEMINARY, PARKOSO.
THESE EIGHT DEACONS WERE ORDAINED INTO THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD BY MOST REV. GABRIEL J.Y. ANOKYE ON THE SATURDAY,15TH JULY 2017.

 

2017 Priestly Ordination; First Fruits of St. Gregory Provincial Seminary

Posted by Kumasi Archdiocese (admin) on Jul 31 2017
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Introduction

The 2017 Priestly Ordination significantly took place at Parkoso, St. Gregory the Great Major Seminary which falls under the Asawase Deanery. The most outstanding factor that makes this Ordination stands out among others is the fact that the Priestly candidates are the pioneers of the Seminary. This Provincial Major Seminary was established and inaugurated in September 2009 with forty-nine (49) Seminarians from the Province. Owing to some reasons, thirty-six (36) of the total number would be ordained into the Catholic Priesthood this year,2017.
Background
Through the colossal instrumentality of Archbishop Emeritus Peter Kwesi Sarpong, the seed of this Provincial Major Seminary was planted. The powerful hands of the Other Bishops in Kumasi Province were also behind him. The dioceses that make up Kumasi Province are Kumasi archdiocese, Obuasi diocese, Konongo-Mampong diocese, Sunyani diocese, Goaso diocese, and Techiman diocese.
On the Saturday, 15th July, 2017, eight candidates who belong to the Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi were ordained by Most Rev. Gabriel Justice Yaw Anokye. The ceremony started at 9:30am and ended around 2:30pm. The names of the candidates are as follows:
Rev. Fr. Frederick Jacob Fordjour
Rev. Fr. Edward Yeboah Biney
Rev. Fr. Michael Owusu-Kwarteng
Rev. Fr. Anthony Kwadwo Darko
Rev. Fr. Peter Nkum
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Sarpong
Rev. Fr. Cosmos Acheampong   and
Rev. Fr. Stephen Amoako
The Priestly Ordination ceremony was graced by a number dignitaries from near and far. There were over hundred and fifty (150) Catholic Priests from Kumasi province who concelebrated with the Archbishop Gabriel Justice Yaw Anokye. The Otumfo] Asantehene was gracefully represented by Nana Kyei Baffour-Ampofo and the Catholic Chiefs and Queen Mothers of the Asante tradition flanked him. Some Honourable members in the Asante region were present to participate in this colorful celebration.

 

The whole celebration ended around 2:30pm after the newly ordained Priests and some old Priests have received their various appointments.
 
 

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