The Keta Deanery of the Catholic Diocese of Keta-Akatsi has organized an impactful event, dubbed “Keta Deanery Youth Stand in Worship,” at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Anloga.
The annual program was designed to bring together Catholic youth from within and outside the Deanery to express gratitude to God for His mercies and protection in the past year, as well as to seek His guidance for the new year.
This year’s youth Stand in Worship was themed “I will thanks to you, Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds,” featured inspiring performances by various youth singing groups, including the St. Peter Claver Youth Band, Vessels of Worship, Echoes of Grace, and guest ministers Samuel and Forgive.
The “Keta Deanery Youth Stand in Worship” was a testament to the unity and spiritual dedication of the Catholic youth in the Diocese, fostering a sense of gratitude, responsibility, and peaceful engagement within the community and the church.
Rev. Fr. Raphael Etornam Vedenku, the Assistant Parish Priest of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Anloga in his exhortation, emphasized the importance of gratitude in all circumstances and encouraged the youth to consistently show appreciation to God, not only for material possessions but also for the gift of life and the peace experienced.
Rev. Fr. Frederick Senam Seddoh-Henyo, the Keta Deanery Youth Chaplain in his new year message encouraged the youth to develop God given talent for the church growth.
Nicholas W.K Kodzo, the Keta Deanery Youth Chairperson, urged all the youth to be ambassadors of peace, particularly in light of the upcoming 2024 General elections.
He emphasized the responsibility of the youth to engage responsibly in the electoral process and set an example as true Catholic youth by rejecting any form of monetary inducement from politicians, thereby preventing any potential unrest before, during, and after the elections.