It was a beautiful sight to see family and friends of the Divine Word Missionaries unite as a family in support of Very Rev.Fr. Matthias Yao King, SVD being installed as the parish priest of the St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, Battor.
The Church which was established by the work of the early missionaries recently marked its 75th Anniversary in a joyous celebration though the church was still referred to as a “rectorate”.
Few months later, Very Rev. Fr. Matthias Yao King, SVD is now elevated to the status of the first Parish Priest as St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, Battor is now a Parish.
The memorable moment saw in attendance Torgbuiga Patamia Dzekley VII the Paramount Chief of Bator Traditional Area and the Chairman of Battor Traditional Council, The Dean of the Tema-Battor Deanery, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Gosu, and parishioners of the church.
Speaking at the function, Very Rev. Fr. Matthias Yao King, SVD said there is hope for St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, Battor. The man of God called on all to avail themselves for church activities and to support in diverse ways to the spiritual development of the church.
Juliette Y. Manomey