Fr. Eric Ankamah SVD

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.


The Joy of the Gospel Is Stronger

By Fr. Eric Ankamah SVD on August 22, 2019
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.  We traveled by car along a ... Read More

Eight Years Without a Priest: Fr. Eric Ankamah on the Joy of Parish Life

By Fr. Eric Ankamah SVD on February 28, 2019
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 at Sacred Heart of Jesus parish ... Read More

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