Rev. Fr. Opoku Aning visits and donates to prisoners to mark his birthday

Rev. Fr. Opoku Aning, Parish Priest, of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Atebubu in the Techiman diocese has marked his birthday by visiting inmates and Officers of Ejura-Nkwanta Prissons’ Camp.

Taking such a bold step is in line with one of the corporal works of mercy; visit the prisoners and such gesture encouraged by the Catholic Church is found in the teachings of Jesus and give us a model for how we should treat all others as if they were Christ in disguise.

Rev. Fr. Aning, who will be nine years as a priest this year said  “It was soo nice and humbling” to share this donation with appreciation to God for adding another year to his age and he believes that the best way to show such an appreciation was to spend the day with the  inmates and Officers of Ejura-Nkwanta Prissons’ Camp.”

The Catholic Priest who is also a lecturer at the Atebubu College of Education encouraged the inmates to take the training being given to them at the correctional centre seriously because their future, should they be released, will depend on this training.

Not only did Rev. Fr. Aning say Mass with the inmates, but also prayed for them and encouraged them, he donated bags of rice, sugar, tubers of yam, provisions, foodstuffs, drinks, and toiletries to the inmates.

He blessed and express gratitude to all who supported his gesture in cash or kind saying: “I’m grateful to my friends, some Parishioners, and some of my students who supported me.”

Juliette Manomey// Depsocom Accra


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