‘Let’s recommit to selfless service for the wellbeing of others’

Accra Most Reverend Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle, the Cape Coast Metropolitan Archbishop of the Catholic Church, has challenged Ghanaians, especially Christians, to recommit themselves to selfless service for the wellbeing of others as Jesus Christ did.

He explained that when humility, selfless service, self-sacrifice, love and service, which Christ extolled in His teachings and exemplary life, were reflected in the daily lives of Christians, people get attracted to Christ.

Most Rev. Palmer-Buckle said this when he delivered a sermon at the climax of the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra at the Black Star Square in Accra on Sunday.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was the Guest of Honour of the occasion, which was all grandiose, splendour, and elegance when thousands of Catholics from the Accra Archdiocese turned-out in their Anniversary cloth to climax the year-long celebration.

Bishops, Priests, the Clergy and the Laity were all present, who sang and danced to some of the tunes provided by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Group.

The Metropolitan Catholic Archdiocese of Accra was founded on January 31, 1893, by Fathers Otto Hilberer and Eugene Raess.

The Eucharistic celebration also coincided with the Christ the King Feast, a Solemnity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

He admonished leaders to eschew selfishness, greed, self-centredness and render selfless service to the nation.

He called on Ghanaians to change attitudes that were inimical to the growth and development of the nation.

The mother church of the Archdiocese of Accra is the Sacred Heart Church, which was remodelled and dedicated by Bishop Hauger on May 23, 1925. The Solemn High Mass celebrated that day was the first ever in Accra.

Source: Ghana News Agency