St. James Catholic Church, Osu, renowned for its vibrant and engaging activities, held its highly anticipated praises and worship night service dubbed “Yadah” on Friday, June 30th, 2023.
The event, which was the third edition, was organized by the St. James Parish Youth Council under the theme, “They that know their God shall do exploit, (Daniel 11:32).”
Rev. Fr. Mandela Anyigba, the Parochial Vicar of the St. Maurice Parish, Labadi, led the youth through exaltation and intercessory prayers and guided the congregation towards a deeper connection with divinity. The evening also featured the exposition of the blessed sacrament, further enhancing the solemnity of the occasion.
The melodious sounds of worship followed the exaltation and intercessory prayers. The St. James Singing Ministry, along with Min. Adeline Baidoo and Kojo Anselm, led the congregation in heartfelt hymns and anthems.
The “YADAH” followed the parishes laity week event, which had been launched the previous Sunday and unfolded throughout the week. The theme for this year’s laity week event is ‘For A Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, And Mission.’
The initiative aimed to mobilize parishioners to actively and consciously participate in the life of the Church through a series of teachings, discussions, and prayers held every evening, with parishioners encouraged to build their faith and journey together as faithful Catholic Christians.
The parish will climax the Laity Week celebration Sunday, July 2, 2023, with a Thanksgiving Mass.
St. James Catholic Church continues to foster an environment where worship and fellowship intertwine, inviting believers to encounter the divine in a profound and transformative way. Through events like Yadah and laity week, the church remains committed to guiding its members towards a life of communion, active participation, and a shared mission of faith.