As the Archdiocese of Accra continues to mourn the loss of Reverend Father Peter Baddoo, a heartwarming story has emerged showcasing Father Baddoo’s prophetic statement about Fr. Emmanuel Obeng-Codjoe when he (Fr. Codjoe) was just four years old.
The story begins with the mother of Fr. Codjoe, currently the Parish Priest of St. James Catholic Church, Osu sharing a touching memory from years ago when Father Baddoo presided over a Friday evening Mass at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra.
At the conclusion of the Mass, as Father Baddoo pronounced the familiar words, “Go in Peace, the Mass is ended,” the “Amen” of young Emmanuel Obeng Codjoe was heard louder than anyone else’s.
Father Baddoo was deeply moved and walked to Emmanuel’s family after Mass saying, “This boy will be a priest.” Little did they know just how prophetic this statement would become.
The journey towards Reverend Father Emmanuel Obeng Codjoe’s ordination was closely intertwined with the memory of that special evening.
Father Baddoo’s presence at the ordination ceremony served as a powerful reminder of this prophecy.
The little boy whose strong “Amen” had captured his attention had indeed fulfilled Father Baddoo’s prediction.
Today, Reverend Father Emmanuel Obeng Codjoe is not only the Parish Priest of St. James Catholic Church, Osu, but he also serves as the Public Relations Officer for the National Union of Diocesan Priests Associations.
His story stands as a testimony to the enduring power of faith and the profound influence of Father Baddoo in recognizing his calling.
As the Archdiocese of Accra honors Father Baddoo’s memory, this heartwarming revelation serves as proof of his extraordinary spiritual gifts and the lasting impact he had on those he touched.
In the words of Reverend Father Emmanuel Obeng Codjoe’s mother, “God used Father Baddoo to show us that Father Emmanuel would become a priest.”
The Archdiocese continues to pray for a merciful judgment for Father Baddoo’s soul, and his memory will forever hold a special place in the hearts of those he served and inspired.