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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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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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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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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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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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Christ the King

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ January 17, 2017/ Parish, Yapei

Annually, on the Solemnity of Christ the King, the Diocese of Damongo brings together her youth in one of the parishes to give them formation and offer them the opportunity to interact with each other through playing games and other activities. During the past year’s Christ the King celebration which took place in Tinga, the father of the diocese, bishop

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First Partnership Day Celebrated

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ December 14, 2016/ Parish, Yapei

The weekend of the 11th December, 2016 marked the official beginning of Partnership between our Parish and St. Margareta Parish in Wadersloh, Germany. The two parishes marked the beginning of their friendship with a Partnership Day Celebration. A four-member delegation from St Margareta Parish, who were visiting our parish to mark the official beginning of the partnership, led by their

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Placement of Relic

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ November 28, 2016/ Parish, Yapei

The ceremony of the Blessing of our new Church and Dedication of the Altar is now complete with the final part of the celebration this weekend, 27th November, 2016, the first Sunday of Advent. This ceremony was the Placement of a Relic (of St Francis of Assisi) on the altar and the Erection of a Cross in the church. It

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Aid for Church Pews

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ November 14, 2016/ Parish, Yapei

After years of hard work in raising funds locally, and finally supported by friends and donors, this parish has been able to reconstruct her Church building and transformed it greatly and made it once again into “a House of Prayer”. We continue to remain grateful to all those who have supported us to realize this dream. We had a beautiful

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Closing Year of Mercy

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ November 14, 2016/ Parish, Yapei

As the whole Diocesan Family gathered in prayers and thanksgiving to close the Year of Mercy in Damongo on Sunday 13th November, 2016, our participation as a parish was visibly present. Since there was to be only one Mass in the Diocese to close the Year of Mercy, all parishioners were encouraged to go and profit from the great occasion

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Mothers in Grand Style

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ October 31, 2016/ Parish, Yapei

The Christian Mothers Association of the parish celebrated this last Sunday of the month dedicated to the Blessed Mary in grand style. As the Association is still struggling to stand up strong again after years of dormancy, occasions such as this offer them an opportunity of true reunion and sharing. Coming out in their numbers and well-dressed in their “maternity”

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Celebration of Friendship

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ October 31, 2016/ Parish, Yapei

Our parish was blessed with the visit of three friends from Germany. Dr Marita Feuerstraeter, Dr Ernst Graaf and his wife Mrs Isle Graaf-Worms visited our parish and the Diocese for a little over two weeks (6th – 22nd October, 2016). During this period of their visit, the team already spent one week (8 – 15 Oct) offering free dental

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New JHS Block

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ September 23, 2016/ School

The St. Francis Xavier Junior High School, Yapei, is fortunate to benefit from a District Assembly sponsored classroom block, with office and store, and sanitory facilities. The project, which officially commenced in April 2016 and completed early August 2016, was in response to our request to the Central Gonja District Assembly to come to our aid with classrooms for the

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New Committee

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ September 21, 2016/ Parish, Yapei

A new Parish Committee has been put in place and announced on Sunday, 18 September, 2016. This is the Parish Development/Partnership Committee, which is charged with overseeing and streamlining all development related projects in the parish. They will also coordinate the parish partnership affairs with our new partner parish of St Margareta Parish in Wadersloh, Germany, which we hope will soon

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Our New Friends in Germany

Frank/ August 30, 2016/ Parish, Sankpala, Yapei

The long awaited Partnership between St Francis Xavier Parish in Yapei, and a parish in Germany is beginning to see the light of day. After a long period of contacts and discussions, the parishes of St. Francis Xavier in Yapei, and St. Margareta in Wadersloh, Germany have now finalized plans on what is on the way to becoming the latest partnership. At the

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Blessing of New Church

Sylvester Kuubetersuur/ May 30, 2016/ Parish

After several years without a conducive space for worship and other religious functions, the St Francis Xavier Parish finally has a new Church blessed and its Altar dedicated. With a great attendance of the priests and people from the diocese, and at a Mass presided over by the Most Rev Peter Paul Angkyier, the ceremony took place on May 21,

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