New Pastoral Year in Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese to Focus on Children Apostolate

Credit: Archdiocese of Accra

The new Pastoral Year in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra is to focus on children Apostolate, the Local Ordinary has directed.

In a statement shared with ACI Africa Wednesday, December 6, Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie says that from 2024, “pastoral programmes and activities of all the parishes, rectorates, outstations and institutions of the Archdiocese” shall focus on children.

The theme chosen to guide the programs is, “Helping Children to seek Christ: From Discovery to Discipleship.” John 12:21 - “We wish to see Jesus”, Archbishop Kwofie adds. 

He goes on to explain, “The choice of the 2024 theme for the Archdiocese takes into consideration the urgent call to foster the growth of the Catholic Church which was recently made by the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference.”

The Ghanaian member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Spiritans/Holy Ghost Fathers/CSSp.) says he recognizes the effectiveness of children Apostolate in contributing to the growth of the Church.


The continues, “In line with this theme, our pastoral priority for the upcoming year will be the nurturing and guidance of the children within our Archdiocese.”

“Our collective efforts will revolve around directing our attention and resources toward the spiritual development and growth of the younger members of our community,” the Archbishop of Accra since his transfer from Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi in 2019 says. 

He goes on to urge the people of God in his Metropolitan See to “take note of this annual theme and prioritize it in your ministries, apostolates, and personal lives.”

“Let us all align our efforts to ensure that our children receive the spiritual guidance and nurturing they deserve,” Archbishop Kwofie says.

He calls upon the people of God under his pastoral care to “visibly display this theme in all churches within the Archdiocese, so that it may be known and embraced by all.”

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“May the Holy Spirit grant us wisdom as we embark on this journey together,” Archbishop Kwofie implores.

Jude Atemanke is a Cameroonian journalist with a passion for Catholic Church communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea in Cameroon. Currently, Jude serves as a journalist for ACI Africa.