TRAINING OF TRAINERS WORKSHOP FOR MARSHALLANS HELD IN TAMALE
A Training of Trainers workshop on the Courses of studies for the formation of Brothers and Sisters of the Noble Order of Knights and Ladies of Marshall organized by the Committee on Formation of the Supreme Council and Grand Court has ended at the Sir Kt. Bro. Rev. Fr. Peter Roth Memorial Temple in Tamale.
The three-day Capacity Building Workshop, under the auspices of the Northern Regional Council and Court was held from 19th to 21st May, 20017 and attended by 21 participants comprising Readers and Lecturers and other selected Senior Officers from Councils 27 and 102 and Courts 12 and 102.
Opening the workshop, the Regional Grand Knight, Worthy Brother Vitus Ayingayure, stated that it was to equip participants with the requisite skills to be able to impart the knowledge acquired to other members of the Marshallan fraternity in the region, thus ensuring that the continuous formation of Brothers and Sisters is sustained.
He said among other reasons given by applicants seeking to join the Noble Order were the deepening of their spirituality, their prayer life and to have a deeper knowledge of the Social teachings of the Catholic Church.
He, therefore, entreated participants to take the training seriously to get the maximum out of the workshop.
The Resource Persons at the workshop were the Deputy Supreme Knight, Worthy Brother Ambrose Yennah and MRL Sis. Mary Phyllis Aidoo Markham, a Past Grand Reader and Examiner and Standing Committee Member of the Grand Court.
In his introductory remarks, Worthy Bro. Ambrose Yennah indicated that the objective of the workshop was to standardize the teaching materials and methods within the Noble Order and in line with Social teachings of the Church, including Bible sharing and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Touching on the importance of mystic psychology, an integral part of the Course, he said the course promotes a deeper understanding and closer relationship with God.
He, therefore, entreated Marshallans who qualify per the requirements of the Noble Order, to undergo the mystic psychology Course as it will help them deepen their prayer life, the practice of virtue and increase in works of charity.
He urged the Brothers and Sisters to pray the Rosary every day, in their homes and workplaces.
He also encouraged them to make Altars as centres of prayer in their homes around which they can always gather round to pray with their families.
MRL Sis. Markham, reminded Councils and Courts that the successful completion of the appropriate Courses of study was a requirement for progression in the Noble Order.
To this end, she said all applicants wishing to join the Noble Order shall be taken through a retreat before they are initiated.
During the workshop, participants were introduced to the Course Manual, the Mystic Road to Success, the Bible, and Catechism of the Catholic Church, facilitation skills and adult teaching methodologies. Participants were awarded certificates of participation at the end of the workshop.
Among the participants were Sir Kt. Brother L. N. Towoni, Sir Kt Bro. John Fuseini, MRL Sis. Alice Belbaar, Sis. Beatrice Seidu DRNL, Worthy Brothers, Past Grand and Noble Advisors Past Grand Knights and Noble Advisors as well as the Grand Knights, Bro. Thomas Azure and Conrad Kuuder and Noble Ladies, Gladys Dakyie and Susanna K. Tizaa.
The workshop was climaxed with the Celebration of a Holy Mass on Sunday, the 21st of May 2017 at the Holy Cross Parish presided over by Rev. Fr. Hilary Pogbeyir, the Parish Priest and Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Tamale.
STORY AND PICTURES BY: BRO. FRANCIS E. MONNIE