Accra, 23 November, 2019 / 1:56 am (ACI Africa).
In an effort to intensify the evangelization mission of the Church after last month’s celebration of Extraordinary Missionary Month (EMMOCT2019), which Pope Francis announced, the newly-created Mission Office of Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese has organized a bookfair aimed at creating missionary awareness.
“The book fair is intended to create an environment where people can come together and have a healthy dialogue among themselves,” the director of the newly-created Accra Archdiocese Mission Office Fr. John Patrick Tindana told ACI Africa correspondent in an interview Thursday, November 21, 2019.
According to the Ghanaian cleric, the bookfair, expected to be open to all will have books “for adults, teens, children, professionals and it shall take place from parish to parish starting from December 8, 2019, with the books donated by priests, religious and lay faithful being sold at reduced prices in order to raise funds to support the newly created Mission Office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra.”
He added, “The manifest point of attraction would be the books, but latently the organizers would create opportunities for dialogue centered on mission; at the end of the day, it is hoped that missionary awareness would increase, especially among Catholics.”
Explaining about his new office initiated to spearhead the missionary activities of the local Church, Fr. Tindana highlighted some of the activities to be undertaken including “printing educational materials, moving into various public places to share the good news, disseminating church documents on mission and reminding people to join the Pope in prayer through his monthly intentions.”