Rev Fr. Michael Buah, a lecturer at the St Theresa’s Minor Seminary at Amisano near Elmina, has appealed to Christians, especially Catholics, to continue to pray for priests instead of chastising them.
He said priests were humans like any other person, could also make mistakes in the performance of their duties and needed words of encouragement and advice to keep them on track.
Fr Buah said this when members of the Cape Coast Dioceses of Catholic Women Association (CWA) presented food items to the Seminary for the upkeep to the seminarians.
The items include five gallons of palm and vegetable oils, bags of rice, maize, sugar, gari, smoked fish, plantain, tubers of yam, milk, loaves of bread, milo, toiletries and undisclosed amount of money.
Fr Buah said priests also face a lot of challenges in their social and religious lives and therefore needed to be prayed for always rather than people making unnecessary criticisms, adding that “the one who is constructing the road does not know it is not straight unless the one behind draws his or her attention to it”.
He thanked members of CWA for the donation, adding that it would help with the feeding of the students and called on other associations to follow the example of the CWA.
Fr Buah told the students to reciprocate the kind gesture of the Association by studying hard and urged them to proceed to the Major Seminary to continue with their priestly formation since the Association members were sacrificing their resources and time to see to it that they become priests.
He said the donation should serve as an encouragement for them to strive to the highest level and promised that they their teachers were ready to give them the appropriate training that would make them good Catholic priests in future.
Mrs Comfort Pobee said the CWA is seen as the “Mother of the Catholic Church” and that it was the responsibility of the Association to see to the welfare of the students.
She told them to take their studies seriously and also to lead responsible and disciplined lives, adding that the Catholic Church looked up to them as the future priests of the Church and they should therefore not disappoint the Church. GNA