EMULATE THE LIFE OF SACRIFICE EXHIBITED BY SIR JAMES MARSHALL -Marshallans Urged
Bro. Rev. Fr. (Major) Anthony C. Kemetse, Priest-in-Charge of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church at Michel Camp near Tema, has urged Marshallans to emulate the life of sacrifice and dedication exhibited by Sir James Marshall.
He stressed that every Marshallan must strive to make Christ known by living upright moral life and by supporting evangelization of the Gospel of Christ.
Rev. Kemetse said this whilst delivering the homily at a Mass to mark Marshallan Day at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Michel Camp, on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
The 350 Marshallans who joined parishioners of St. Michael’s Church for the Eucharistic Celebration came from Council No. 37 & Court No. 26 (Tema), Council No. 64 & Court No. 59 (Teshie Nungua), and Council No. 89 & Court No. 85 (Sakumono).
Before the Mass which started at 9:00 a.m. brothers and sisters formed-up near the Chapel. The Regional Grand Knight, W/Bro. Paul Agyiri, and Regional Noble Lady, RL Sis. Maud Dorothy Tamakloe, inspected a guard of honour mounted by junior brothers and sisters of 11J (Star of the Sea) of Tema. Thereafter brothers and sisters marched into the chapel.
Bro. Rev. Fr. (Major) A.C. Kemetse, in his homily stressed that Christianity was a matter of faith. This faith is manifested in the way of life of a believer. A married person is expected to let his faith be seen by his family. The same is expected of Christians at their work places. Rev. Fr. Kemetse charged all marshallans to live their lives in such a way that anyone who lives by them would be challenged to become a Christian. ‘Let your life be a Bible for the non-catholic, non-Christian and non-believers’, the priest charged.
Bro. Rev. Fr. (Major) A.C. Kemetse, emphasized that God knows everybody through and through hence nobody should allow his or her conscience to condemn him or her as the grace of God was sufficient for all.
Address by W/Bro. Paul Agyiri, RGK
After Holy Communion, the priest invited the representative of the Noble Order to address the congregation. The speech of the Regional Grand Knight was heralded by singing of the Marshallan Anthem.
The Regional Grand Knight, W/Bro. Paul Kwame Agyiri, expressed the gratitude of marshallans to the Priest and Parishioners for hosting members of the society. He said Marshallans from all across the Tema region had gathered in the Church to mark the Marshallan Day which essentially was to commemorate the life of an illustrious son of the Catholic Church. He pointed out that Marshallans and Catholics in Ghana were the direct beneficiaries of the vision and effort of Sir James Marshall through whom the Catholic Church was established in the country. Those efforts have produced millions of Catholics in Ghana.
The Catholic Church in Ghana can also boast of thousands of educational institutions, hundreds of health facilities, and uncountable spiritual and secular ventures. The Regional Grand Knight charged all Marshallans endeavour to have the Sir James Marshall spirit and propagate the faith.
After the address, RL Sis. Maud Dorothy Tamakloe, Regional Noble Lady, on behalf of the Noble Order donated ¢1,000 towards construction works of the Church.
After Mass, Bro. Rev. Fr. (Major) Kemetse led brothers and sisters on a route march in the Kakasunaka Township. Though the sun was high and scorching both young and old marshallans joined in the route march. After the route march higher officers and junior brothers and sisters of 11J (Star of the Sea) were feted by Council No. 37/Court No. 26 the host council/court.
Report by Bro. Kojo T. Vieta, PGA/RADV