MARSHALLANS MARK FEAST DAY
The Tema Regional Council and Court of the Noble Order of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall celebrated 2014 Marshallan Day at the St. Bakhita Catholic Church at Community 19 (Lashibi), Tema, an outstation of Corpus Christ Catholic Church, Sakumono.
The celebration which was marked with a Mass and banquet was attended by over 300 brothers and sisters from component council and courts in Tema, Teshie-Nungua and Sakumono.
Before the commencement of the Mass, Very Rev. Joe Mensah, the parish priest of Corpus Christ Catholic Church, Sakumono, and Dean of the Tema-Battor Deanery of the Catholic Church, welcomed the Knights and Ladies of Marshall and expressed his gratitude for the hounor done to the Catholic community for choosing to worship at the church. He entreated the Marshallans to make it their aim to always reach out to the less privileged and distressed Churches to help in the Church’s evangelization programmes.
In a brief address on the significance of the day, the regional grand knight, W/Bro. Victor Adonu, paid glowing tribute to Sir James Marshall who championed and espoused the re-establishment of the Catholic Church in Ghana in 1880, after nearly 250 years of the breakdown in 1637 of the first Catholic Church established by the Portuguese in 1482. He pointed out that Marshallans and millions of Ghanaians are the direct beneficiaries of the vision and effort of Sir James Marshall through whose effort there are today millions of Catholics, thousands of educational institutions, hundreds of health facilities and unaccountable spiritual and secular ventures”.
The Regional Noble Lady, RL Sis. Stella Adzoa Potakey Donkor, on behalf of the Tema Regional Councils and Courts presented a cheque of ¢1,000 to the parish to help finance the ongoing chapel building project. The cheque was received on behalf of the parish, by Mr. Philip Lartey, the Chairman of the St. Bakhita Parish Pastoral Council. He thanked the Marshallans for the donation.
At a banquet organized later to crown the feast day, Sir Kt. Bro Joseph Ekow Painstil, the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Marshall, commended the brothers and sisters in the Tema Regional Council and Court for their smart turn out. He charged brothers and sisters to continue with the evangelization work of the Church.