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Religion of Sunday, 6 January 2019

Source: Ernest Senanu Dovlo

All set for 2019 NUGDPA Congress in Navrongo

All is set for the 15th Biennial and 27th National Congress of the National Union of Ghana Catholic Diocesan Priests’ Associations (NUGDPA) scheduled to take place at the Navrongo Campus of the University for Development Studies in the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese of the Catholic Church from January 7 to 11, 2019.

The Congress which begins on Monday with the arrival of Congress Fathers, is expected to bring together all Diocesan Priests in Ghana to take stock of their lives and to reflect on the theme, "Challenges in Catholic mariage: The role of the priest."

The Congress will also present an opportunity to all Diocesan Priests within Ghana to meet and reflect deeply on their priestly identity and mission. Particularly, in the context of the theme of the Congress , to share fraternal love and to learn from brother priests as they socialize.


The Congress begins on Monday, 7th January with arrival, welcome and briefing. The official opening ceremony takes off on Tuesday January 8 with members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference, representatives of the Laity Council, Christian Council of Churches, the Moslem Community and some selected societies in the Church are among others representing as guests. The President of NUGDPA, Very Rev. Fr. Francis Appiah-Kubi is expected to address the gathering during the opening ceremony.

There would be candle light procession as well as series of talks on the theme from Canon Law and Civil Law perspectives.

On Thursday January 10, the priests will go on an excursion to Tono, Slave camp and Paga crocodile pond. The Closing Mass will take place on the same day at the Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Minor Basilica at Navrongo, a resolution would be read as well as the swearing in of new executive.

A mop-up meeting will be held in the early hours of Friday and then Congress Fathers will depart from the Congress ground.

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