The Most Rev. John Baptist Attakruh, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi, embarked on his inaugural pastoral visit to Archbishop Porter’s Girls Secondary School on Saturday, August 26, 2023.
The visit started with a Mass, during which twenty-six students received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Before delivering his homily, Bishop Attakruh expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the school’s administration, diligent staff, and the warm-hearted students for their gracious reception.
He praised the institution for its unwavering commitment to nurturing not only the academic success of its students but also upholding the honor of the wider Catholic community.
The Bishop then turned his attention to the Confirmation candidates, imparting a powerful message about the importance of unwavering faith. He emphasized the divine gift of the Holy Spirit as their source of strength in these challenging times.
Drawing attention to the concerning trend revealed by the 2021 Population and Housing Census, a decline in the Catholic population, Bishop Attakruh implored the candidates to become beacons of faith, drawing others into the fold, especially among their peers.
The Bishop also drew from the day’s scripture, invoking the unwavering faith and dedication exemplified by Ruth’s loyalty to her mother-in-law, Naomi.
He narrated how Ruth’s steadfastness not only won her favor in the eyes of Boaz but also secured her place in the lineage, ultimately leading to David and Jesus.
Bishop Attakruh concluded the homily by urging all in attendance to carefully discern whom to follow, as their choices profoundly shape their spiritual journey.
Source: Depsocom Sekondi – Takoradi