Paul Prince Appiah-Kubi, Sociatas Verbum Dei (SVD), a Ghanaian and eleven other seminarians from all over the world studying to become a Catholic priest on August 16 2003, professed their religious vows of celibacy, poverty and obedience as a divine word missionary in the Chicago province.
Paul Prince Appiah-Kubi ,(SVD), was a former diocesan student studying for priesthood at the Catholic dioceses of Sekondi-Takoradi in the western region of Ghana and Konongo-Mampong in the Ashanti Region.
Paul P Appiah-Kubi also did some studies at St. Paul Catholic Major Seminary-Accra and St. Peter Regional seminary-Cape-Coast.
About 500 people attended the ceremony held at Divine word International Chapel, Techny, IL, a suburb of Chicago.
Members of the Ghana Community Church of Chicago, a non-denominational Church, where Rev. Paul P. Appiah-Kubi offered free pastoral services presented the young seminarian with a certificate for taking the vows of celibacy, poverty and obedience.
During his homily, the Very Rev. Father Thomas Krosnicki,SVD,presider and the provincial of Divine Word missionaries of Chicago province told the twelve newly professed missionaries to live up to the vows they have just taken and avail themselves to serve God and his church.
The Very Rev. Father Thomas Krosnicki, SVD applauded the young seminarians for the bold decision they had taken to serve the Lord and mankind. In conclusion, the Very Rev. Father Thomas Krosnicki, SVD, asked the seminarians to accept wherever the Catholic Church needs their missionary services.
Vietnamese dance troup entertained the gathering. PIC: President of the Ghana Community Church , Joe Danso present a certificate to Paul P. Appiah-Kubi (SVD). Looking on were: Reuben Hadzide, Susan Bamfo, Ernie Oware,Betty Agyeman and Amponsah Yeboah, members of the Church and Father Thomas Krosnicki ( SVD).