Sankpala JHS: Mission Accomplished

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ May 30, 2022/ Sankpala JHS

I am very happy that I can now report to all our friends and benefactors that we have successfully completed the above project to which you greatly assisted with your financial support. The great support from friends both from parishes in Haverhill MA, USA, and from Nordwalde in Germany, and the partial grant from Engagement Global, Germany, enabled us to

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Help Urgently Needed to Complete our JHS

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ July 27, 2021/ Sankpala JHS

After a long hold on our JHS school project in Sankpala due to insufficient funds, mainly as the negative effect of the pandemic on our fundraising efforts, here we come again asking for the support of our friends in the mission, to enable us complete this much needed project. With the assistance received from a couple of friends from the

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Support needed for jhs

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ March 16, 2020/ Parish, Yapei

As an important part of our mission, education promotion, especially for children of school going age in a deprived part of the country such as ours, is given a lot of attention. Over the years, we received various kinds of support from friends and donors in the All Saints and St. James Parishes in Haverhill MA, and Mary, Queen of

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Wambong borehole

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ March 2, 2020/ Boreholes, Sankpala

Another community within the parish has every reason to celebrate as a new borehole has been successfully drilled and handed over to them.  Wambong community with a population of about 800 people and several surrounding villages, together with their livestock, depended on a dam for drinking water. When the dam gets dry as it often does during the dry season,

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Fufulso gets primary school

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ August 23, 2019/ School, Yapei

As part of the efforts of the Catholic Church, in collaboration with donor partners, to provide quality education for children of school going age in her area of work, the Fufulso community, in the St Francis Xavier Parish, Yapei, received a magnificent primary school block over the weekend.  At the ceremony to bless and hand over the building to the

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Easter celebration with new pews

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ April 23, 2019/ Chapel, Sankpala

We had a great Easter celebration of a picnic style in Sankpala, to inaugurate the installation of new pews in the Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. It was a great occasion to see parishioners from all the outstations, with majority from Yapei, gather to celebrate with such great joy in the Easter mood. A year ago we

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Walling around parish property

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ April 6, 2019/ Parish, Yapei

Encroachment on church land has become a very common practice here that goes with impunity. A few years back there was such a case which, when sent to court, produced no results, and so the case was later dropped out of court. We lost a good portion of our church land to such encroachers. On Christmas day last year, we

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New Church Blessed

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ April 11, 2018/ Chapel, Sankpala

Happy Easter to you all. What a memorable day in the life of this parish as our newly built outstation church  (soon-to-be new parish, we hope and pray) was blessed on this Easter Sunday.  There couldn’t have been a more appropriate and fitting day for the blessing of this church than on the day of Christ’s resurrection, a church dedicated

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Church Building Update

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ January 26, 2018/ Chapel, Sankpala

Even though it may be a surprise for many especially those who know how it all started, I am glad to say that we are seeing amazing progress on the Holy Rosary Church building in Sankpala. I find it important to update all of you on the current status of the project, mainly through the photos,  knowing that some of

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Primary School – Final Phase Underway

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ January 26, 2018/ Primary School, Sankpala

It is very exciting to finally arrive at this stage of the Holy Rosary Primary School construction which started nearly four years ago. We owe a lot of gratitude and appreciation to our friends and generous donors who are seeing us through in what has been achieved so far. It all began with the kindergarten which construction was completed in

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Family Week Observed

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ January 10, 2018/ Parish, Yapei

The feast of the Holy Family saw the launching of a week-long celebration in honor of the Family in the parish with various activities which climaxed last Sunday, the feast of Epiphany.  During the launching, the parish priest emphasized in his homily the need to uphold those traditional Christian family values that will distinguish our families as truly modelled after

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First Carols Night

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ December 23, 2017/ Parish, Yapei

This year’s Christmas festivities were ushered in with the celebration of the first ever Carols Night in the parish. The success in organization, the turn out at the event, and the active participation of those present showed that it was a worthwhile initiative which will come to stay. As a parish that is made up of mainly the youth, we

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Mothers Initiated

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ November 9, 2017/ Parish, Uncategorized, Yapei

St. Francis Xavier Parish marks a memorable day in her life  as fifteen Christian Mothers were initiated into the association.  Present during the initiation ceremony were the Diocesan Christian Mothers’ Organiser in the person of Madam Adriana Bille, the Diocesan Christian Mothers’ President Madam Gladys Sala Petey, and the Parish Chaplain Rev Fr Aurelio Angbing. The fifteen newly initiated mothers,

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Holy Rosary Church

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ September 27, 2017/ Chapel, Sankpala

In the space of three years, it can be said without any doubt that a lot of progress, with regards some social interventions aimed at the improvement of the lives of the people, has been recorded in the Sankpala area in preparation for a future parish. Now, all seem ready for the building of a Church structure for the future

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35th Anniversary of Partnership

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ September 26, 2017/ Parish, Yapei

The Tamale Ecclesiastical Province of Northern Ghana has been in partnership with the Diocese of Münster in Germany for 35 years. This 35th Anniversary of Partnership is scheduled to be celebrated later at the provincial level in November in Navrongo/Bolgatanga Diocese and hopefully in Münster as well.  As part of the local celebrations prior to the provincial one, our diocese

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New Kindergarten Started

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ September 19, 2017/ School, Yapei

Education promotion, especially in this part of the country with a very high illiteracy rate, continuous to be a priority area in our evangelizing mission. The community of Fufulso, one of our outstations, is a proud beneficiary of a new kindergarten which will offer an opportunity to the many children of school going age, but who are without access to

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Corpus Christi In Grand Style

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ June 18, 2017/ Parish, Yapei

The people of this parish celebrated the solemnity of Corpus Christi in grand style, concluding with the Eucharistic Procession through the principal street of the town. Even though some of the parishioners, who formed part  of a delegation led by Fr Aurelio left for Damongo to join the climax of the diocesan celebration of the Eucharistic Congress, those left didn’t

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New Borehole Commissioned

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ February 7, 2017/ Boreholes, Sankpala

The community of Darevogpe near Sankpala are again the proud beneficiaries of a new borehole. Water, as they say, is life. However finding potable water for many of the communities within the catchment area of our parish has been a nightmare. Women and children are often the victims of this unfortunate circumstance, since they have to travel several kilometers in

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Sankpala Primary School Completed

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ January 30, 2017/ Primary School, Sankpala

With great excitement, we can now say that the primary school building for the Holy Rosary School in Sankpala has been completed. It has taken a lot of hard work to be able to meet this target. This however will never have been possible but for the great encouragement, prayers, and above all the generous financial support from many of

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