The Mass is the heart of Catholic religious life. It gives participants courage and hope to face everyday challenges. It provides direction and encouragement through the scriptures. It allows time to reflect and talk to the Lord. It also offers an opportunity to intercede for family and friends.
Fr. Eric is from Accra, Ghana. He began his studies and formation at St. Augustine Major Seminary in Tamale, Ghana, in 2003. Fr. Eric entered the Divine Word Missionary novitiate in 2006 and professed first vows in 2007 at Nkwatia, Ghana. He went to Papua New Guinea in 2008 to continue his theological studies at the Catholic Theological Institute in Bomana-Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. In May 2012, he professed perpetual vows in Bomana and was ordained to the priesthood in 2013 in Accra, Ghana. Father Eric returned to Papua New Guinea for his mission assignment. Currently, Fr. Eric is pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Ulupu, Papua New Guinea. In 2017, Fr. Eric was elected District Superior of the Madang District.
It was the First Sunday of Lent in 2016. Solomon Ankaya, a diocesan seminarian, and I were on our way to Konguan, one of the ten mission outstations of Holy Trinity parish in Bogia, Papua New Guinea. ... Read More
The crowd was ecstatic. There was cheering and dancing. Little children threw flowers at me, and people reached out for a handshake as I made my way to the welcome arch. This was the jubilant mood the day I arrived ... Read More
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