The Tamale Provincial Catholic Youth Executives are appealing to Bishops in the Tamale Ecclesiastical Province to appoint chaplains to non-Catholic schools.
This, according to them, will help many young Catholics who lose interest in the Catholic faith after gaining admission to non-Catholic schools due to the unavailability of Holy Mass and other Catholic devotions and practices.
The Council say the appointment of chaplains to these schools will help Catholic students retain their faith by having the Catholic form of worship at least once a month.
Their concern was contained in a communique issued by the Tamale Provincial Youth Executives at the end of their 2023 Provincial Study Session held in Tamale Archdiocese from March 23 to March 26.
“Another concern is the appointment of Chaplains to non-Catholic Schools within our Province. Many of our Catholic Youth lose interest in the Catholic faith after gaining admission to non-Catholic schools due to the fact that Holy Mass and other Catholic devotions and practices are not available in such schools,”
“We, therefore, want to appeal to our Bishops to look into the issue by appointing Chaplains to these schools to help the many young Catholics there to also feel at home and have the Catholic form of worship at least once a month,” the communique said.