Societies

  • ANCHOR OF HOPE

    ANCHOR OF HOPE

    YEAR OF FORMATION:    1991

    AIMS:

    1. To organise non-society members of the parish into a progressive body to help the church and improve the spiritual and social welfare of members.
    2. To promote unity, friendship and co-operation among members in the Parish.
    3. To co-operate with other societies in the Parish towards the developments of the Holy Spirit Cathedral parish in particular and the Catholic Church in general.

    GREETING:   by his grace response we shall overcome

    NUMERICAL STRENGTH: 140

    EXECUTIVES:     

    Mr. James Mensah Kwashie   –    President

    Ms Cynthia Bulley –     1st Vice President

    Believe A. Djaba    –      2nd Vice President

    Ms Eva Edna Bani      –              Secretary

    Saviour Adomdja –                  Asst. Secretary

    Ms Anna Patricia Sosu     –       Treasurer

    Mrs. Dorcas Ackah-Mensah –         Asst. Treasurer

    Ms Doris M. Amehen        –         Organising Secretary

    Joseph Mensah –              Asst. Organising Secretary

    Anthony Teiko –              Welfare Officer

    Mrs. Abigail Kwashie  –              Asst. Welfare Officer

    Mrs. Elizabeth Ezan                   –              Past President

    CONTACT NUMBER:        0244214614

  • IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY AUXILIARY #360 KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN INTERNATIONAL

    INTRODUCTION

    The ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St John brings together virtuous Catholic women in the Parish to compliment the work of the Commandery to support the church. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St John with their men counterparts work to spread the Catholic Faith through generous charitable works of mercy and promoting among its members a deeper and more abiding respect of the Catholic Church and the community.

    HISTORY

    In September 1981, a group of sister from St Bernadette Auxiliary No. 325, who worshipped at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, deemed it fit to form a branch of the ladies Auxiliary, Knights of St John International in the Cathedral. These sisters were Sisters Christie Dornoo, Monica Dodoo, Florence Corlley, and Eugenia Enyimayew; not forgetting our fallen sisters, Rita Cato, Theresa Andah, Theresa Aidoo, Mary Cato, and Regina Ekuban who were all instrumental in the formation of the Auxiliary at the Cathedral.

    These sisters worked behind the scenes and applied for a charter from the Supreme Auxiliary in the USA. By 7th March, 1982; the Charter was received and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Ladies Auxiliary No. 360 was formally inaugurated on 5th February, 1983 with 12 Chartered Sisters and twenty-nine (29) sisters also transferred from St Bernadette Auxiliary No. 325.

    AIMS OF THE LADIES AUXILIARY

    1. To unite into fraternal sisterhood, Catholic women of good moral character;
    2. To instill in their minds, a fine sense of honour, love, truth and piety;
    3. To promote a more generous, filial respect for the spiritual authority of the Roman Catholic Church among members;
    4. To inculcate sympathy and charity by alleviating suffering conditions of such members of the sisterhood; and
    5. To encourage members to be active participants in parish activities.

    OFFICERS (18th Administration) – 2016-2018

    President:                        Sr Peace Bella Ketor-Tay

    Past President:                Sr Anna Appiah

    1st Vice:                          Sr Emelyne Wright-Hanson

    2nd Vice:                         Sr Josephine Enyonam Afflo

    Rec./Corr. Secretary:      Sr Yvonne Adonoo

    Financial Secretary:        Sr Paulette Adonoo

    Treasurer:                        Sr Fausta Killian Ganaa

    Messenger:                     Sr Georgina Dunoo

    Sentinel:                         Sr Seraphim Teyi

    Guard:                            Sr Irene Bumekpor

    1st Trustee:                      N/S Regina Nelson

    2nd Trustee:                     N/S Mary Wonkyi

    3rd Trustee:                      Sr Margaret Palmer Buckle

  • GABRIEL’S GUILD

    GABRIEL’S GUILD

    The Founding Fathers came to realize that Gas were mere “floating” members in the Catholic Church and since the Church was on the soil of the Gas, they felt the Gas should be seen to playing a more significant role in the affairs of the Church. They realized that this could only be done if the Gas were mobilized and organized, hence the formation of St. Gabriel’s Guild in the year 1965.

    Why the name St. Gabriel’s Guild?

    Gabriel was the Archangel who was sent by God to bring His message to His chosen ones.  Therefore, to mobilise the Gas, the name “St. Gabriel” was chosen from other suggested names so that the Guild members could carry out the duty which the Archangel Gabriel did, ie to spread the Good News among Gas and to bring then into the Church.

    Aims and Objectives of the Guild

    To this end, the Founding Fathers adopted the following aims and objectives of the Guild.

    The Guild, which shall be a non-profit making organization shall seek speiritual and temporal welfare of its members.  It shall mainly:

    1. Promote the spiritual upliftment of members by the practice of Catholic faith and doctrine
    2. Encourage active participation of members in the Lay Apostolate and Church activities
    3. Inculcate and foster the spirit of fraternity among members
    4. Organise such social and cultural activities that are compatible, with the Catholic Faith and discipline and good citizenship
    5. Actively assist in the evangelization, especially of Ga-Adangbe people.

    Meeting Days:

    First (1st) and Third (3rd) Sundays of every month after the second Mass.

    Leadership:

    Nii Noi Dowuona IV was the first president of the Guild with the following as the executives:

    • F.O. Q. Abbey
    • Sir E.C.P. Buckle
    • Sir Jonathan Parker-Allotey
    • Theresa Amassah

    Current Executives:

    President         –           Bernard Quarcoo

    Vice President –          Mr. John Adams

    Secretary         –           Ms Ophelia D. Harvey

    Assist. Sec.      –           Augustina Turkson

    Treasurer         –           Ivy Quarcoo

    Financial Sec. –           Anita Mensah

    Porter              –           Patience Bonney

    Brief History of St. Gabriel’s Guild Choir

    The Guild has a Choir. In the mid-1970s during one of the Guild’s meetings, the President of the Guild announced that the Guild was going to start Bible Studies to enhance the spiritual growth of members. The idea was hailed by all, but the core group which started the Bible Studies after the announcement was made up of the late Mr. James Q. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. A.E.T. Adjei, Mr. and Mrs. E. Tetteh, Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Adjaye, Mr. Cecilia Robertson, Mrs. Nicholina Amu and Ms. Josephine Mottey. The Bible Studies began with a short prayer followed by a hymn and the harmonious blending of the few voices convinced us that we had the potential of a good choir.

    In order to attract more members to join the Bible Studies, we told the other members of the Guild that in addition to the Bible Studies we were learning some hymns. Mr. A.E.T. Adjei had then offered to teach us hymns.  We met once a week on Thursdays.  As we predicted, a few more members joined the core group, but after a while, interest in the group waned and the Thursday meetings were discontinued; but the idea of forming a singing group still lingered in the minds of the core group.

    In those days, apart from reading of the lessons in Ga and the interpretation of the homily in Ga, there was no other sign of a Ga presence in the Church and the only way we could project this image was to sing some Ga songs during liturgical celebrations.

    With this in mind, we tried to involve the whole group in the singing by devoting some few minutes to practice some hymns during the normal meeting days on Sundays. However, this did not go down well with some members since the singing practice tended to prolong the meetings.

    The Sunday singing practices were also discontinued and the core group came together in the early 1980s and sought the assistance of Mr. Peter Nii Dan-Okine.  This was precisely in 1982.  Mr. Archibald Okine of the Sacred Heart Parish also assisted us on a few occasions.

    One of the Guild members, Madam Elizabeth Mensah, not satisfied with this ad-hoc arrangement, offered to ask her cousin, Mr. Andy Addo to assist us. Andy’s arrival, with his golden baritone voice, re-kindled interest in the choir as he taught hymns and secular songs. On a few occasions when the Choir performed at wakes, the public, having gotten used to Catholic Lartin songs, wondered the Group was actually Catholic.

    Mr. Addo handled the choir from the early 1980s until about 1990 when his posting to Asahiman began to affect his attendance at practices. During this period, Mr. Joe Eddie Lamptey occasionally came in to lend a hand.  Andy occasionally came with a friend whom we knew as Duke to teach us.

    Given the difficulties to get Mr. Addo as the main director, the choir appealed to Mr. Peter Nii Dan-Okine to return and assume the leadership of the Choir. He had so many choirs under his tutelage but he did not hesitate to accede to our request and from 1991 he took over the choir which he transformed into what we have today.

    The choir rehearsal days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Current executives:

    Choirmaster/Organist –           Mr. Peter Nii Dan-Okine

    President                     –           Mr. Samson Quarcoo

    Secretary                     –           Ms. Ophelia Harvey

    Welfare Officer          –           Mrs. Catherine Addy

  • CATHEDRAL YOUTH CHOIR LEGION OF MARY

    CATHEDRAL YOUTH CHOIR LEGION OF MARY

    This group was founded in April 1956 primarily to visit relapsed Catholics and the sick and destitute in hospitals,home and prisons.It is also the objective of the group to promote and foster devotion to Mary.

    Chairman: Francis Opoku

    Founder Frank Duff: Joycelin HSC

  • ST. RAPHAEL FRANCOPHONE COMMUNITY

    ST. RAPHAEL FRANCOPHONE COMMUNITY

    The Francophone Community was founded in October 2011 by Rev. Fr. Anthony Adu-Mensah and a few francophones of the parish. The
    Community’s objectives include bringing all Francophones of the parish and other interested parishioners together as a family, assisting members morally, spiritually and financially, and carrying out charity activities outside the parish.
    It is also their objective to actively participate in parish activities, assist those interested in learning French and English, organise Masses and prayer sessions in French, and undertake social, cultural and educational activities for their members. The group celebrates Mass in French every 3rd Sunday of the month at 5:00pm and sings every 4th Sunday during evening Mass. The Community meets every 1st Saturday of the month at 5:00pm

    President: Mr. Etienne Kouassi Yao

    Secretary: Mr. Simon Apekey

    Treasurer: Ms. Félicité Dahoui

    Organiser: Mr. Andrews Amuzu

    Contact: 024 341 0569 / 024 511 1702

  • ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC EWE SOCIETY

    The group was formed primarily to spread the Good News and win souls for Christ. St. Joseph’s Society does not only aim at helping non-practising Catholics to become practicing Catholics, but also to educate members to know and live up to their responsibilities as Catholics and parishioners. It is the objective of the group to support members spiritually, morally and materially in times of need. As members, they work to ensure that there is cordial relationship and unity among themselves, and between them and other societies in the parish. Their vision is to develop spiritually to the level where they would be recognized as a worthy partner of the Holy Spirit Cathedral Parish in its quest to win more souls for Christ.

    President : Francis Vidza

    Secretary :  Rose Klutse

  • MARSHALLAN ASSOCIATION

    First President: Sir Knight Bro. Francis I. Andoh Jnr.

    Motto: Unity, Charity, Fraternity and Service

    Aims and Objectives:

    • To inculcate in its members loyalty and fidelity to the Holy Mother the Catholic Church and Country
    • To promote and enhance fraternal Catholic Leadership
    • To render assistance to members and their families
    • To promote Catholic Education and Charity

    Vision: To promulgate and deepen our aims and objectives

    Outstanding Achievements:

    • Sponsor candidates at the seminary from the Holy Spirit Cathedral Parish
    • Contribute towards the formation of Priests in the Accra Archdiocese
    • Adoption of a ward at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital
    • Contribute extensively towards infrastructure developments in the Parish

    Current Executives Officers:

    •  President – Sis. Nerissa Ladzagla
    • Vice President – Bro. Ebenezer Martey
    • Secretary – Sis. Wendy Ahiadebor
    • Assistant Secretary – Bro. Grant Desbodes
    • Secretary of Finance – Sis. Francesca Yebuah
    • Assistant Secretary of Finance – Sis. Alberta Aidoo
    • Treasurer – Sis. Augustina Nikabs

    Active members: Forty [40] Members

    Meeting Days: Sundays after Council Meetings at 12:00noon.