But later in the day I had the opportunity to preside over the Eucharist for the community from Ghana, which gather every Sunday for Mass at 1:00pm. Responsible for their pastoral care is Father Philip Brembah, a priest of the Archdiocese of Kumasi. Father Charles Addai, also from Kumasi and assigned to St. Vincent de Paul parish in Arlington, joined visiting priest Father Anthony SVD in concelebrating. Father Anthony is the parochial vicar of St. Rita's here in Fort Worth. The chapel was filled beyond capacity as Father Philip preached a powerful homily on the readings, especially on the responsorial psalm, which proclaims, "Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord." "Do we follow what we want, or what God wants, expressed in His Law?", Fr. Philip asked. The first reading of the Book of Sirach is quite clear, stressing the importance of following the commandments, which set before us life, marriage, and family.
|Ghana is a West African Country with over 5 million Catholics.|