G/A Catholic Education Unit holds Nine Lessons and Carols

G/A Catholic Education Unit holds Nine Lessons and Carols

SS Peter and Paul Catholic School singing a christmas Carol

 The Catholic Education Unit of the Greater Accra region has held its Nine Lessons and Carols at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School at Weija Gbawe in Accra on Friday. Themed ‘Hope is Born,’ the event was aimed at remem­bering and celebrating the birth of Christ and extend­ing their appreciation to God for seeing the school through the year.

The host choirs – Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School Donkuna Estate, St Faustina B/C Basic School N. Amanfrom, St Jude R/C Basic School, New Weija and Saint Joseph the Worker/C Basic School, Weija enter­tained the audience with their renditions of various carols.

Headmistress, Mrs Vera Naana Appiah
Headmistress, Mrs Vera Naana Appiah

There was choreography, dance, poetry recitation and drama by the pupils which were focused on the birth of Jesus while each Bible reading was inter­spersed with soothing hymns and melodies.

In her welcome address, the Headmistress of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School, Mrs Vera Appiah called on Christians to be compassionate and love one another.

• Mr Ignatius Ekow Arthur (middle) with other dignitaries at the event
• Mr Ignatius Ekow Arthur (middle) with other dignitaries at the event

She said, “Christmas is a celebration that every­one looks forward to make the year complete and also thank God for giving them such great opportunity. As we sing the beautiful carols, let us all embrace this op­portunity to come together to celebrate and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.”

The Chairman for the occasion, Mr Ignatius Ekow Arthur stated that the country was in dif­ficult times hence the need to seek the face of God for salvation.

Rev Dr Vitalist Naamah, an Assist­ing Priest of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School also encouraged Christians to continue to live in peace with one another.

On her part, Araba Ahima Bentum , the Gen­eral Manager of Catholic Schools, Ghana told Chris­tians to continue to reflect on the goodness of God while showing love, kind­ness and compassion to the needy.

 By Linda Abrefi Wadie

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