PRIESTS MUST BE ACCOUNTABLE TO PARISHIONERS – Most Rev Baawobr .
The Catholic Bishop of Wa, Most Rev. Richard Kuuia Baawobr, has told parish priests to ensure that they give statements of accounts on church collections and other financial donations received from their parishioners on regular basis.
He said the parishioners who support the growth and development of the parishes deserve to know how their contributions are disbursed.
Most Rev. Baawobr said transparency and accountability must be the watch words of all priests particularly Parish priests.
He made these disclosures when the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Marshall Sir. Kt Bro. Ernest Amoako-Arhen paid a courtesy call on him at Wa in the company of the Supreme IT Officer Sir Kt Bro. Albert Salia, the Supreme Propagandist Worthy Bro. Charles Cobb and some senior officers of Councils 30 and 113 both at Wa. The courtesy call formed part of the Supreme Knight’s official visit to the two councils.
Most Rev. Baawobr acknowledged the immense contributions of the knights of Marshall to the growth and development of the church in the diocese and the country at large and urged them to continue with their good works .
The Supreme Knight congratulated Most Rev. Baawobr who was ordained bishop in May last year on his ascension to the high office of bishop.
He assured the bishop of the unflinching support of the Noble Order of the Knights of Marshall towards the growth of the catholic Church.
The support the Supreme Knight noted is the main reason for the existence of the order and it will therefore not renege on its responsibilities towards the church.
He said it is in line with this support that the Noble Order is taking the necessary steps to ensure that every single parish in the country gets a council of the Noble Order.
Sir Knight Bro Amoako=Arhen indicated that members of the Order have various professional and technical expertise and urged the clergy to employ their services when the need arises.
He pointed out that all bishops are automatic patrons of councils of the Noble Order within their jurisdictions and appealed to Bishop Baawobr to visit the councils in his diocese from time to time.
The Supreme Knight later presented a copy of the brochure for the 90th anniversary celebrations of Noble Order to the bishop.
By Chris Alalbila ( RCO, North West Region)