Mr. Francis Asamoah Tuffuor, a parishioner of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Kpehe together with his wife and family recently donated a new grotto to the church to the greater glory of God. The Grotto dubbed “Our Lady Full of Grace Grotto” was a beautiful sight to behold.
The dedication ceremony was well attended by well-wishers and parishioners of the church. The Parish Priest, Very Rev. Fr. Peter Rocky Hesse and his assistant Rev Fr. Elvis Mensah together with Msgr. Peter Agbenu and the Secretary to the Archbishop of Accra, Rev. Fr. Anthony Agnes Adu-Mensah graced the occasion.
Before cutting the tape to officially open the Grotto, Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie CSSp said nothing is greater than a donation that reaches all and sundry. A monument of Mother Mary and a plague were sanctified and unveiled during the dedication ceremony.
The dedication was followed by a Eucharistic Celebration presided over by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie CSSp and concelebrated by all priests present.
Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie CSSp in a Homily reiterated what was expected of Christians in the extraordinary month, “to go out to the whole world to proclaim the good news, make disciples of all nations and to observe the commandments”.
The Good Shepherd continued saying that “Proclaiming the word of God means denouncing injustice, denouncing acts of cheating and denouncing acts that make people lose their dignity. He lamented wondering why people have lost their sense of mission. He ended his homily by encouraging all present to focus their energy into prayer and to make good use of the “Our Lady Full of Grace Grotto.”
Mr. Asamoah Tuffuor who is also the public relations manager of the driver and vehicle Licensing Authority DVLA said he saw Mother Mary during one of his midnight prayer sessions and that the gesture was to enable all and sundry to experience mother Mary through prayers.
The Asamoah Tuffuor family also planted a sycamore tree they had bought from Israel during a visit to the Holy Land.
Below is a video of Mr. Francis Asamoah Tuffuor explaining more on the reasons behind the gift “Our Lady Full of Grace Grotto” to St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Kpehe.
Juliette Y. Manomey