GHANA: Church Prepares for Fourth National Eucharistic Congress

JASIKAN MARCH 3, 2017 (CISA) – The Catholic Church in Ghana has begun preparations for the fourth National Eucharistic Congress slated for August 3 to 13 in Jasikan.

The Eucharistic Congress is a gathering that usually brings together clergy members of the Catholic Church to witness the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, an important doctrine in the Roman Catholic Church.

Bishop Gabriel A. A. Mante of the Catholic Diocese of Jasikan stated that the Congress was aimed at rededicating the country to the love of Christ at a time when the country will be celebrating its 60th independence anniversary.

“While we wait with interior preparation and in great expectation for the national event, the various Dioceses will organise events locally to mark, celebrate and raise awareness on the 4th National Eucharistic Congress,” said the bishop.

“The wish of the Bishops is that the Congress will support a deeper understanding of the meaningful celebration of the mass; Extend the worship and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside the Mass itself,” he said.

The bishop further asked faithful of his diocese for their cooperation during the congress.

“As hosts, my dear Catholics of Jasikan, you will prepare the ground for our brothers and sisters who are coming to pray and study with us. You will make your homes and other facilities available to them and express your generosity to them. We trust that you will do very well in the endeavours,” he said.

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