Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Throughout these 50 Days of Easter, we continue to bask in the light of the Risen Lord just as the early Church and we ask God for the wisdom and purity of heart to make known His Presence with us this very day. One way that we may accomplish this mission is to consider the importance of those missionaries who have come to assist us in our earthly pilgrimage. Specifically I refer to the priests from Ghana and India and South America who at great sacrifice have left the familiarity of family and friends and surroundings to come to this nation and serve the people of God. Needless to say we owe them a great debt of gratitude.
With this in mind, I have consulted with the members of our Parish Council and have their approval to support in fraternity and charity a particular parish in Ghana under the patronage of St. Anthony of Padua. This year, Father Dominic’s diocese of Sunyani is commemorating the 50th anniversary of its founding. The Diocese has undertaken a project of renewal and repair of its parish structures in gratitude to God. My thought was to assist them in this endeavor by “adopting” one of the parishes in need and supporting them in prayer and financial gifts so that they may undertake necessary repairs and renewal. A goal has been set for St. Anthony’s of $4,000 dollars.
If anyone is interested in assisting in this I ask you to kindly make out a check to St. John’s and designate in the memo line that it is for St. Anthony’s Parish in Ghana. Let us also pray for them and be grateful to Bishop Matthew for sending his priests on mission to bring Christ to us.