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Very Reverend Father John Kobina Louis, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Accra has called clergy to strive to “become holy and passionate intercessors through daily fervent prayers.” “We the ordained ministers, should ask ourselves whether we are fervent and constant enough in our prayers.” He added.

Fr. Louis also encouraged priests to be zealous in preaching “the good news by words and deeds.” Like Christ, he said, the ordained ministers “should bring recovery of sight to the blind. It entails bringing people out of the darkness of error and ignorance into the light of Christ.”

He further cautioned them against what he termed as “spiritual kwashiorkor.” This he referred to as “an inadequate demonstration of the Lord’s anointing” due to a lack of cooperation with God’s grace. According to him, this can be overcome by “exhibiting holistic anointing in the threefold ministry of Christ as prophets, priests, and kings.”

On behalf of the Archbishop, the Vicar General also wished Catholics “a fulfilling Easter Triduum and a Happy Easter.”

Fr. John Kobina Louis made these remarks in his homily during the Chrism Mass at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra. The Mass was presided over by Most Reverend John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp., Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra.

The Chrism Mass is celebrated annually usually within the Holy Week. The Mass takes its name from the blessing of the holy oils used in the sacraments throughout the year, which are then given to priests/ministers to take back to their parishes.


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