Catholic Archdiocese of Accra honours patrons

Mrs Esther Hamilton (former Headmistress of Apam Secondary) receiving her award from Most Rev. Charles Palmer-Buckle

Mrs Esther Hamilton (former Headmistress of Apam Secondary) receiving her award from Most Rev. Charles Palmer-Buckle

More than 170 members of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra have been honoured for their dedicated services and contributions towards the growth of the archdiocese.

The awardees included the lay faithful, priests and the religious.

The Archbishop Andoh awards ceremony which was held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra formed part of activities to commemorate the 125th anniversary celebration of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra.

Among the recipients of the awards were Justice S. K. Brobbey, a retired Supreme Court Judge, Commissioner of Police (CoP) Prosper Kwame Agblor, the Supreme Knight of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall, Sir Knight Ambrose Yennah, Mrs Esther Hamilton, former headmistress of Apam Secondary School, Mr Emmanuel Prince-Agbodjan, an Architect and Mr Anthony Cobba-Biney, a retired Surveyor and former Estate Officer of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra.

The Archbishop of Cape Coast and Apostolic Administrator of Accra, Most Rev. Charles Palmer-Buckle, who was the guest speaker, said the archdiocese had instituted three categories of awards in honour of past archbishops.

These were the Bishop Adolph A. Noser (SVD), Bishop Joseph Oliver Bowers (SVD) and Archbishop Dominic Kwadwo Andoh awards.

Archbishop Palmer-Buckle explained that the awards were meant to honour deserving parishioners and those who had distinguished themselves in the deanery and archdiocese respectively.

He pointed out that the Archbishop Andoh award was to honour parishioners who had been outstanding and exemplary in the archdiocese this year.

Archbishop Palmer-Buckle commended the award winners and all those who had contributed towards the 125th anniversary celebration of the archdiocese, which would be climaxed with a High Mass at the Black Star Square on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

The chairman of the Anniversary Planning Committee, Monsignor Francis Adoboli said the church had every reason to celebrate 125 years of its existence and admonished the Catholic faithful to be thankful to God for His abundant blessings.

By Francis Xah

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