ACHHI-Ghana Supported Don Bosco Orphanage Home at Odomase

ACHHI-Ghana Supported Don Bosco Orphanage Home at Odomase

Sunyani(B/A) 13th April, 2021, ACT News- As part of their social services to the society , Members of the Association of Catholic Heads of Higher Institutions (ACHHI)-Ghana have paid a visit to the Don Bosco Orphanage at Odomase in the Bono Region.

They made donation of some assorted items to the inmates at the Don Bosco Orphanage. The items were included bags of rice, gallons of cooking Oils, Provisions and toiletries worth Thousands of Ghana Cedis and undisclosed amount of money.

National President of ACHHI presenting the items to the Manager of the Home

Sr. Benedicta Uzokwe,(HHCJ), National President explained that the donation was their windows mite to support the upkeeping of the inmates and indicated that the association in the various regions would continue such homes in their regions.

Sr. Benedicta said that the donation also formed part of thanksgiving they were given to God for how far He has protected the association since its establishment about forty years ago,

In receiving the items on behalf of the inmates Fr Charles of the Salesian Congregation, expressed the inmates and managers of the home gratitude to the association members for the kind gesture they have made to support the training of the orphans.

He appealed to other organisations in the country to emulate what the ACHHI members had done so to keep the home function effectively and pledged that they would use the items for it intended purpose of donating. .

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ACHHI Inducted 18 New Members into the Association

ACHHI Inducted 18 New Members into the Association

Sunyani( B/A) 13th April , 2021, ACT News- Eighteen new members of the Association of Catholic Heads of Higher Institutions ( ACHHI)- Ghana have officially been inducted into the association as full members.

They were inducted on Tuesday at the ongoing 40th Anniversary of the association in Sunyani in the Bono Region of Ghana.

New Members of ACHHI taking the oath of Membership during the induction ceremony

Rev. Fr. Martin Oduro Bilson, who inducted the new members advised them to be more committed to the association and continue with the good things those who started the association did.

He urged them to live their Catholic Faith at their workplace to serve as an example for the young teachers under them, particularly, the Catholic Teachers.

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ACHHI Gets New National Executives

ACHHI Gets New National Executives

Sunyani (B/R) 13th April 2021, ACT News-The Association of Catholic Heads of Higher Institutions (ACHHI) in Ghana has elected new National Executives to take care of the activities of the association for one year as their Constitution required.

The election took place at Wa in 2019 but as result of the outbreak of the Covid-19 in 2020 they were not inducted into office. The swearing-in and the induction ceremony were held at their 40th Anniversary celebration which is underway at Catholic Diocese of Sunyani in the Bono Region.

The new executives are Sr. Benedict Auzokwe,(HHCJ) Headmistress of Sacred Heart SHS at Nsoatre as the President, Sr. Antoinette Abiwu, Headmistress of Ola Girls at Kenyasi as Vice President, Fr Hubert Asante Kumi, Headmaster of St Augustin SHS at Berekum was elected as the secretary and Sr. Christiana Chika, Headmistress of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Girls at Techiman was also elected as the financial Secretary for the association.


Swearing in and induction was done by Rev. Fr. Martin Oduro Bilson, Rector of St Francis seminar/SHS, Buoyem Techiman.

He entreated them to be committed to the Catholic Church as well as the association to help in providing holistic quality education to the young ones.

Sr. Benedict Auzokwe, thanked the members of the Association for the trust they had imposed in them and pledged to do their best for the Association to be strong and also support the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference in delivering quality education to their students.

Rev. Fr. Martin Bilson swearing the new executives into office
New Executives of ACHHI Ghana

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Bishop Osei Bonsu to Re-dedicate St. Paul’s Catholic Cathedral on March 20

Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu

Mampong (Ash)March 10, Preparations are far advanced for the re-dedication of St Paul’s Catholic Cathedral at Asante Mampong on 20th March, 2021 by Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Konongo-Mampong in the Ashanti Region.

Parishes and Rectorates are to delegate few members to attend such important ceremony as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic situation.The Covid-19 protocols would be strictly observed at the ceremony.

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Sekondi Takoradi Catholic Diocese Gets New Apostolic Administrator

Act-News, August 18th, 2020 – The Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed Very Rev. Fr. John Baptiste Attakruh as Apostolic Administrator for the Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi “with all the rights and faculties of a Local Ordinary” in a decree dated 31st July, 2020.

In a statement read by Msgr. Paval Talapka, Charge D’Affairs of the Apostolic Nunciature of Ghana, he stated that the appointment took “into consideration the difficulty for Archbishop John B. Kwofie, until now the Apostolic Administrator of Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese, to continue to administer the Diocese due to his health condition and distance from Accra.”

Msgr. Talapka expressed gratitude to Archbishop Kwofie “for the great invaluable service he has rendered to the Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi until now” and also called on “all the Clergy, the religious and the Faithful to welcome” the new Apostolic Administrator and “give him the necessary support.”

Very Rev. Fr. John Baptiste Attakruh was born on October 1957. He was ordained a priest on 30th July, 1989. He holds a licentiate in Sacred Liturgy from the Pontifical Institute of St. Anselm, Rome. He also holds a Master of Science in Educational Administration and Supervision of Instruction.

Father Attakruh has also served as formatter and lecturer at St. Peter’s Regional Seminary, Pedu, Cape-Coast. Prior to the appointment as Apostolic Administrator, he was the Director of the Diocesan Catechetical Institute of the Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi.

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ACT ONE WEEK PRAYER SESSION FOR THE SPEEDY RECOVERY OF THE ARCHBISHOP COMMENCES TOMORROW

Act-Event :The National Executive Committee of the Association of Catholic Teachers – Ghana has declared a week long prayer session for the Speedy Recovery of Most Rev John Bonaventure Kwofie, Episcopal Chairman for Education and National Spiritual Director of the Association following the announcement of his illness recently.

Archbishop Kwofie

The prayer session has been categorised into two.
The Association is urging all members in the country to embark on private rosary prayers once each day and also pray the Divine Mercy prayer preferably at 3pm each day during the prayer week.. Starting Sunday 16th August to Sunday 23rd August 2020.

PRAYER session

The Association will also have nationwide virtual prayer session on Sunday 23rd, August, 2020 afternoon (time to be communicated later) to end the week long prayer session for the Speedy Recovery of the Archbishop.

The prayer topics would focus on good health, strength and speedy recovery as well as the God’s blessings.

Archbishop Kwofie

Members are also pray for the team of medical professionals taking care of him for God to give them the wisdom and the spirit of dedication to take good care of him.

The Association appeals to all its branches in the country to request Mass intention for the Speedy Recovery and also to thank God for the life of the National Spiritual Director of the Association on Sunday 16th August and Sunday 23rd August, 2020 respectively.

PRAYER session

Priests who are teachers are also to say a prayer for him throughout the week especially during Mass celebrations either public or private

We are aware that he is responding to treatment and we hope and pray that God will hear our prayers and heal him for us.

ACT Declares a week Prayer Session for the Speedy Recovery of Archbishop Kwofie


The National Executive Committee of the Association of Catholic Teachers has declared a week long prayer session for the Speedy Recovery of Most Rev John Bonaventure Kwofie, Episcopal Chairman for Education and ACT National Patron and Spiritual Director.

The NEC made this declaration during their last virtual meeting

The meeting also outlined new procedure for the registration of the Association members nationwide.

Read the full outcome of the meeting :

  1. WE ARE REGISTERING ALL MEMBERS OF ACT IN OUR NEW DATABASE SYSTEM :
    THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS SHALL BE REGISTERED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE DIOCESAN OFFICERS WHO HAVE BEEN ACCREDITED TO DO So. IN VIEW OF THAT MEMBERS ARE TO CONTACT THEIR DIOCESAN OFFICERS FOR THE REGISTRATION TO BE DONE FOR THEM

THE INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR THE REGISTRATION WILL BE OUT SOON.

PROPOSED DATE FOR THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REGISTRATION IS 25TH AUGUST, 2020 AND TO END ON 25TH NOVEMBER 2020.

NB THE REGISTRATION PORTAL WILL BE ACTIVATED TWICE EACH YEAR. JANUARY TO MARCH AND AUGUST TO NOVEMBER EACH YEAR.

  1. AUGUST 16 TO 26, 2020 HAS BEEN DECLARED AS A PRAYER WEEK FOR THE SPEEDY RECOVERY OF MOST. REV. JOHN BONAVENTURE KOFIE, EPISCOPAL CHAIRMAN OF EDUCATION, ACT PATRON AND ARCHBISHOP OF ACCRA CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE

NB EACH ACT MEMBER IS TO SAY THE ROSARY EACH EVENING FOR THE ARCHBISHOP

EACH MEMBER IS TO PRAY THE DIVINE MERCY PRAYER PREFERABLY AT 3PM EACH DAY OF THE WEEK FOR HIM.

ON SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST 2020, WE WILL HAVE A VIRTUAL ACT PRAYER SESSION FOR HIM.

DETAILS WILL BE COMMUNICATED LATER.

WE DO ENTREAT EACH MEMBER OF ACT TO ACTIVELY PART TAKE IN THIS PROGRAMME.
THANKS

COVID-19 has Exposed our Vulnerability as Humans – SECAM President

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His Eminence, Philippe Ouédraogo Nakellentuba, the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has stated that the Coronavirus pandemic has revealed the defenceless nature and inter-relatedness as human beings.

In a press statement issued by SECAM, Cardinal Ouédraogo said “COVID-19 has exposed how vulnerable we are, irrespective of colour or status, and what happens in one country affects people in the other.”

“Indeed, it has shown that we are one people and we need to be each other’s’ keeper” he added.

The statement issued to mark SECAM Day, further expressed disgust for the violence currently happening in Africa amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

“It is shameful and regretful that not even the deadly COVID-19 has deterred violence and terrorism in some countries in Africa; we continue to kill ourselves on a daily basis”, Cardinal Ouédraogo, who is the Metropolitan Archbishop of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso lamented.

He called all to join voices with the Holy Father, Pope Francis and other world leaders to call for an immediate end to violence everywhere in Africa and elsewhere in the world.

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, known by the acronym SECAM, was founded by African Bishops on 29th July 1969 and formally launched by Saint Pope Paul VI on 31st July 1969 in Rubaga Cathedral, Kampala, Uganda. To keep alive this historic and memorable event, 29th July of every year is commemorated as SECAM Day.

In 2013, a Plenary Assembly of SECAM held in the Democratic Republic of Congo decided to celebrate SECAM Day on the Sunday after 29th July when it falls on a weekday. Therefore, this year’s SECAM Day will be held on the 2nd of August, 2020.

“Following the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic at the moment, we have opted to defer the special SECAM collection for this year. But if any person or group of people are moved by the Holy Spirit to support SECAM financially or materially, you are welcome to do so”, the statement added

Source: Kelvin Aboagye-Yeboah// Newswatchgh