The Society of the Divine Word, SVD Ghana-Liberia Province, is preparing to celebrate a momentous occasion as seven candidates who have completed their years of formation will be ordained as priests.
The ordination ceremony, set to take place on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at the Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Cathedral, promises to be a significant event for both the candidates and their families and the SVD community.
Leading the ordination ceremony will be Most Rev. Philip Naameh, the Archbishop of the Tamale Archdiocese. With his guidance and blessings, the candidates will embark on their sacred journey of serving the church and its faithful.
The seven candidates who will be ordained as priests are Rev. Vitalis Naameh, SVD, Rev. Thomas Asamane, SVD, Rev. Peter Kumor, SVD, Rev. Joshua Munterim, SVD, Rev. James Wormenor, SVD, Rev. Godwin Mensah, SVD, Rev. Anthony Larweh, SVD.
Rev. Salaam Peter Kojo Pakinyennu, M.Afr belonging to the Missionaries of Africa will also be ordained.
Each of these individuals has demonstrated unwavering dedication and commitment to their faith throughout their years of formation, and by the mercies of God, receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders, getting the opportunity to serve in the vineyard of the Lord as priests.
The ordination ceremony will be a joyous and solemn occasion attended by family, friends, fellow priests, and members of the local Catholic community. It symbolizes the candidates’ readiness to embrace their roles as spiritual leaders and their willingness to serve God and His people with love, compassion, and humility.
The SVD Ghana-Liberia Province has a long-standing tradition of nurturing and guiding individuals in their spiritual journey. The ordination of these eight candidates not only strengthens the province’s clergy but also reaffirms its commitment to spreading the teachings of the Catholic Church and supporting the spiritual growth of the local community.
The ordination ceremony will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of these eight newly ordained priests, as they embark on their mission to bring hope, faith, and love to the people they serve. Their dedication and passion will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the SVD Ghana-Liberia Province and its Catholic community for years to come.