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Deacons Clifford Mainooh (left) and Gabriel Yao Nyamah at their diaconate ordination Mass at Holy Trinity RC Church.

More than 25 Catholic faithful from Trinidad, United States and UK are currently in Ghana, West Africa to witness the priestly ordinations of two deacons who studied theology here.

Rev Clifford Mainooh and Gabriel Yao Nyamah, both members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) were ordained yesterday, Saturday in their homeland along with Rev Paschal Dakurah and Joel Yeboah Marfo. There were also three ordained to the diaconate.

Among the contingent from Trinidad and Tobago were Bishop Gerard County CSSp of Kingstown, Diocese of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Spiritan Provincial Superior Fr Gregory Augustine, Fr Ashton Pierre CSSp and Sr Philip Geofroy SJC.

Rev Mainooh thanked the contingent for their presence, telling Catholic News via email last Tuesday that “They have come to show their support and love”.

In 2007 they entered the Spiritan postulancy and made their first profession two years later. Upon completing their studies at the Spiritan University College, they  graduated in 2013 with a BA in philosophy and social science and were later sent to Mexico for the congregation’s Pastoral Experience Programme. They then returned to Trinidad.

Rev Mainooh and Nyamah were ordained to the diaconate on January 6 this year by Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Harris CSSp at Holy Trinity RC Church, Arouca.

Bishop Joseph Osei Bonsu of the Diocese of Konongo-Mampong, Ashanti region presided. The Mass was celebrated at the Spiritan University College, Ejisu. More in a coming issue.