Thousands of Catholics in the St. Cecilia Parish, Mangu, in the Catholic Diocese of Wa took part in processions to celebrate Corpus Christi on Sunday.
The celebration was led by Rev. Fr. Simon Konne. In his homily, he asked Christians to have faith in Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. He further explained, there is the need to have adequate preparation for receiving Jesus in the Eucharist. Fr. Konne mentioned that collection and offertory are not payments to receiving the Eucharist.
The mass celebration concluded with the procession with the Holy Eucharist through some principal streets of Wa.
After the mass, there was a procession with the Blessed Sacrament around the principal streets in Mangu, a section of Wa.
The procession was characterized by adoration, singing, dancing ànd Adorations. There were different stops along the route. At each stop the different societies tool turns to adore Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.
The procession was led by the Priest with assistance from religious and the leaders of the various societies in the Church.
In attendance also was the youth, women, and men. They came from the various societies in the Church Marsallans, Knights of St. John, Christian Mothers, Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Sacred Heart Group, Dagaare Choir, English Choir and many more.
The Parish is one of the key parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Wa. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wa is located in the city of Wa within the Ecclesiastical province of Tamale in Ghana.
The Catholic Diocese of Wa covers an area of 18,476 km2 (7,134 sq mi). The Diocese is co-terminus with the Upper West Region. The Catholic population is 343,240 (41.4%). The diocese was established in November 3, 1959 as the Diocese of Wa from the Diocese of Tamale.