Holy Spirit Cathedral launches 3-month homecoming event to rekindle members' spiritual bonds

Religion Holy Spirit Cathedral launches 3-month homecoming event to rekindle members' spiritual bonds

The Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra has launched a three-month Homecoming event aimed at reconnecting members to their spiritual roots.

Held under the theme "Return, Reconnect and Recount" and drawing inspiration from Luke 8:39, the media launch of the event took place at the cathedral on Wednesday, June 5.

The homecoming is officially slated to kick off on June 26 with a series of activities meant to restructure both the facility's physical edifice and members' spiritual lives. It is set to conclude on Sunday, September 15, 2024.

The Catholic community, both within and outside the Archdiocese of Accra, is encouraged to donate to the renovation of the 67-year-old building.

Speaking at the launch, the Cathedral's Administrator, Very Rev. Fr. Clement Wilson, detailed that "this homecoming is an invitation for all members, past and present, to come back to the spiritual home that has nurtured and sustained us. It is a time to rekindle old friendships, strengthen existing bonds, and welcome new faces into our fold. We want everyone to feel the warmth and love that our Cathedral extends to all who enter its doors."

Holy Spirit Cathedral's Administrator, Very Rev. Fr. Clement WilsonHoly Spirit Cathedral's Administrator, Very Rev. Fr. Clement Wilson

Additionally, Rev. Wilson said the event "provides us with a unique opportunity to reconnect with our faith, our community, and our shared mission. In our fast-paced world, it's easy to lose touch with one another. Through various activities, worship services, and fellowship events, we aim to deepen our connections and renew our commitment to one another and God."

Activities to mark the landmark event include guided tours of the Cathedral to explore its rich history and architectural beauty.

Talk events will also enlighten members and broaden their horizons on current church issues.

In culmination on Sunday, September 15, there will be a Thanksgiving Mass for members to come together in a spirit of gratitude, giving thanks for blessings received and progress made.

The Cathedral's administrators have also begun a "Cathedral Restoration Project" to refurbish the building due to deterioration after its construction in 1957.

Renovations started in 2015 under the archbishop's auspices.

The restoration's estimated cost has been revised to USD 1.02 million from the initial USD 2.29 million due to the redefined scope.

A total of GHS2,752,476.99 (USD 454,854.18) has been spent so far with an additional GHS 6,567,836.23 (USD 462,523.68) required to complete the project.

The parish also renovated the parish hall at a total cost of GHS520,614.00.

Finance Committee Chairman Gabriel Yeboah appealed to the public, corporate entities, and individuals to assist with the renovation project.

Gabriel Yeboah, Fiannce Committee ChairmanGabriel Yeboah, Fiannce Committee Chairman

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