Deaneries/Parishes

No.

 PARISH

NAME

POSITION

HO DEANERY

1

Ho Bankoe/Sacred Heart Cathedral

Matthew Kudzo Afenyo

Cathedral Administrator

2

David D.Y Zatey

Assist. Parish Priest

3

 

Samuel Edem Eco Kornu

Assist. Parish Priest

4

Ho Dome: St Cecilia 

Felix Atepor

 

5

Christopher Kwame Latsebi

Assist. Parish Priest

6

Capt. Anthony Essien

 

7

Ho SSNIT Flat: Holy Spirit

William Selorm Horlu

 

8

Ho Mawuli Estate: Christ The King

Christian Ewoenam Klu, Cssr

Priest-In-Charge

9

Mark Torwoe, Cssr

Assist. Parish Priest

10

Ho Kpevele: St. Francis Of Assisi

Benjamin Doe Gawu

Priest-In-Charge

11

Fidelis Mathias Kumado

Priest In Residence

12

Shia: Immaculate Conception

Raphael Tawiah

 

13

James Leonard Kwame Selasie Obiri-Pongo

Assist. Parish Priest

14

Sokode Gbogame: St. Anthony

Mathias Yao Denutsui

Priest-In-Charge

15

Kpetoe: St Stephen

Moses Ameveanku

Priest-In-Charge

16

Anthony Mawuli Komla Ahiabor

Assist. Priest-In-Charge

17

Frank Paul Kumah Gbenya

Assist. Parish Priest

18

Kpedze: St Anthony

Theophilus Sena Kosi Ameka

 

19

Eric Kplorla Dagbui

Assist. Parish Priest

20

Frankadua: St Theresa

Clemence Ashiara

 

21

Taviefe Aviefe: St Athony Rectorate

Sebastian Eli Tsedzah

Priest-In-Charge

22

Tsito: St Michael Rectorate

Prosper Kwaku

Priest-In-Charge

KPANDO DEANERY

23

Kpando:  Immaculate Conception

Peter Justice Mawusi

Priest In Charge

24

Carl Kwao-Agboado

Assist. Priest In Charge

25

Vakpo: St. Peter

Francis Mensah-Agbaku

Priest In Charge

26

Francis Kofi Akoto

Assist. Priest In Charge

27

Have: Holy Cross

Gabriel Happy Dela Kosi Akabo

Priest In Charge

28

Raphael Nutsuga

In Residence

29      Dzemeni: St. Francis Of Assisi

Anthony Godslove Agbeko-Yevu

Priest In Charge

Edbert Doh

Assist. Priest In Charge

31

Anfoega: Ss. Peter And Paul

Anthony Akplalu

Parish Priest

32

Sebastian Agyeman Ametefe

Assist. Parish Priest

33

Francis Kwaku Agala

Assist. Parish Priest

34

Sovie: St. Benedict

Samuel Kwasi Kumah

Priest In Charge

35

Alavanyo: St Augustine

Michael Joy Akposu

Parish Priest

36

Terrence Edwin Adzimah

Assist Parish Priest

37

Kpando Agbenoxoe: Our Lady Of Lourdes

Jesse Amedzi

Rector And Parish Priest

38

 

Courage Dodzi Afu

Assist Parish Priest

HOHOE DEANERY

39

Hohoe: St Augustine

Isaac Kodzo Benuyenah

Parish Priest

40

Ephraim Sedem Pessey

Assist Parish Priest

41

Gbi Atabu: St. Aloysius

Evaristus Tsevi

Priest In Charge

42

Hohoe: Holy Rosary

Kenneth Kofi Debre

Priest In Charge

43

Hohoe: Holy Trinity

Lawrence Akli

Priest In Charge

44

Liati: St Joseph

Michael Akai

Parish Priest

45

Dennis Kumah Asare

Assist Parish Priest

46

Ve-Golokwati: Queen Of Peace

Valerius Kosikojo, Cssp

Parish Priest

47

John Mammah, CSSP

Assist. Parish Priest

48

Lolobi: St Michael

Peter Amevor

Priest In Charge

49

Likpe Mate: St Joseph

Eric Agbeko Mawusi

Priest In Charge

50

Samuel Sebastian Kofi Sekpe

Assist Priest In Charge

51

Likpe Abrani: St Mary

John Bosco Kumi

Parish Priest

52

Fodome: Sacred Heart

Patrick Delali Attah

Parish Priest

53

Richard Basuwa-Xatse

Assist Parish Priest

HOSPITAL CHAPLAIN

54

Kpando: Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital

Emmanuel Pani

Chaplain

55

Anfoega: Anfoega Catholic Hospital

Emmanuel Dotse Komla

Chaplain

DIOCESAN PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

56

Have: Rijnbeek Catholic Complex

Gabriel Happy Dela Akabo

Headmaster

57

Raphael Nutsugah

Teacher And Chaplain

58

Hohoe: St Agatha’s Commercial College And SHS

Walter Agbetoh

Principal

59

Kenneth Debre

Chaplain

DIOCESAN INSTITUTIONS

60

Bishop Herman College

Nicholas Panku

Chaplain And Teacher

61

Patrick Afenyo

Teacher

62

Peter Kosi Akabua

Teacher

63

OLA Senior High School 

Alex Akpah

Chaplain And Teacher

64

Fidelis Kumado

Teacher

65

St. Mary’s Seminary SHS

Paschal Afesi

Headmaster

66

Paul Afetor

Rector And Teacher

67

John Winfred Bosso

Chaplain And Teacher

68

Vincent Azila Avudzivi

Teacher

69

Cyo Technical/Vocational Institution

Jeremiah Ankutsitsia

Principal

70

Samuel Kwasi Kumah

Chaplain And Teacher

71

St. Daniel Comboni Technical Vocational Institute – Liati

Denis Kumah Asare

Chaplain And Teacher

72

St. Francis’ College

Felix Akpa

Chaplain And Lecturer

73

St. Teresa’s College

Bernard Toffah

Chaplain And Lecturer

NON-CATHOLIC INSTITUTION

74

Awudome Senior High

Prosper Kwaku

Chaplain And Teacher

75

Agotime-Kpetoe

Moses Ameveanku

Teacher

76

Ho Non-Catholic 2nd Cycle Schools, Mawuko And Mawuli SHS

Fidelis Kumado

Chaplain

77

Tongor-Tsanakpe Tech. SHS.

Anthony Godslove Agbeko-Yevu

Teacher

78

Likpe Sec/Tech

Eric Koku Agbeko Mawusi

Teacher

79

Ho Technical University

Sylvester Agbezuge

Chaplain And Lecturer

80

Ho College Of Nursing

Sylvester Agbezuge

Chaplain

81

UHAS

John Peter Agage

Acting Chaplain

 

OTHER PRIESTS

82

Madona House: Ho Dome

Samuel Bobodu Madona House/Akoefe Tokor)

 

83

Jacob Hevi

 

84

Theodore Gakpe-Ntsri

 

85

Francis Agboyao Homatekpor

 

86

Adolf Amexo

 

87

St. John Vianney

Hillary Senoo

 

88

Wynnard Amewowo

 

89

Sylvester Kwaku Mawusi

 

90

Evaristus Kodzo Amegadzi

 

91

Bishop Holland Memorial Pastoral And Formation Centre-Sokode

Theodore Hevi

 

92

Anthony Kofi Dotsey

 

93

Simon Peter Esiawonam Dagadu

 

94

Sokode Etoe

Richard Delali Affrim

 

95

Tafi Atome

John Adanfo

 

96

Foyer De Charite, Alavanyo Abehenease

Gregory Daniels-Akata

Foyer Father/Director

97

Redemptorist Postulancy

(SCALA HOUSE)

Pascal Tiendrebeogo, Css.R.

Postulant Director

98

Juan Pablo Lopez, Css.R

Superior Of Mission Of Ghana, Local Superior Of Scala House, Sokode-Etoe

99

Bame

Edmund Kizito Xordzise Pesse-Kuma

 

100

Most Rev Francis A.K Lodonu

 

101

Priest/Religious Abroad

Fr. Moses M. Apreku- Studies USA

 

102

Anthony Delali Azah – Studies Rome, Italy

 

103

Fr. Raphael A. Benuyenah-Studies (Israel)

 

104

Priests/Religious On Ecclesiastical Assignment

Anthony Kornu (Francistown/ Botswana)

 

105

Paul H. Foster Olator (Gaborone-Botswana

 

106

Richard Agnes Teku (Botswana)

 

107

Paulina Akpapupu (Diocese Of St. Boniface-Canada)

 

108

Fr. Dieu-Donne Kofi Davor (NCS, Accra)

 

109

Emmanuel Richard Mawusi (St. Peters Regional Seminary)

 

110

Fr. John Doe Dormah, (St. Paul’s Seminary, Accra)

 

111

Paul A. Agbodza (St Paul’s Seminary)

 

112

Casmir Adjoe (Central University College, Accra)

 

113

Michael Perry Okyerefo (University Of Ghana)

 

114

Cletus Frank Egbi (USA)

 

115

Francis P. Azah (USA)

 

116

Ted Kofitse (USA)

 

117

Patrick Allala (USA)

 

118

Edmund Akordor (USA)

 

119

Apollinaris Anyomi

 

 

BRIEF HISTORY OF SOVIE CATHOLIC CHURCH

 

History has it that in July 1905, the white SVD Fathers establishment the Catholic Church at Sovie through the initiative of Rev. Anthony Witte a German missionary.

Mr. Avedor who hails from Anfoega Dzana was   the first teacher catechist also who brought Roman Catholic Education to Sovie. The church was welcomed by the paramount chief of Sovie Togbega Luwui and the Church got started from his house.

The white SVD priest who comes from Kpando Aloyi to celebrate mass for the people was nick name Fr. Kpetoge because of his long beard. Anku  Wuabu was appointed the first leader of the church. When the member of the convert increased it became necessary that they relocated from Togbe Luwui's house to a new place. The people agreed to put up a chapel. The brain behind this suggestion were Fofo Kumah, Ludwig Kofi, Baba, Dzekabo, Atakumah, Loglo, Glimeti and  Prika. In 1936, A bigger chapel was put up by the people. The people worked tirelessly to put up a historic chapel in which they worshipped and are still worshipping up to date. The building was completed within six months. This Monumental chapel is very unique in the sense that stones were beautifully arranged as blocks for it walls.  The first elected head Christian was Togbe Agbo. He was assisted by Dodo, Asiantide Kodzo and Dzoti Atta.

 Togbe Agbo was succeeded by Kpetor Doe.  The third Head-Christian was Paul Amy in 1926, the following people were elected as Head-Christians to represent the various clans. They were:

1: Alphonse Kofi: Deme Reps.

2: Augustine Atta Dzisi: Yorwu  Reps.

3: Nicholas Asiantide : Konda Reps.

 

NATURE CATECHISTS

1: Thadoes Vormekpenya was the first native catechist

2: The second catechist was Lucas Tuabu (aka march -on).

3: Lucas Gembi (aka Ganyo) was the third catechist

4: After the death of Lucas Gembi, Aloysius  Nyansem (aka Komlavi) became the next catechist.

The maiden name of the church was ST.Peter And Paul Catholic Church.  It was the biggest out station of the St. Peter and Paul Parish Anfoega.

In 2009 the name was changed to St. Benedict Catholic Church.

The demand for a parish started as far back in 1910. However, it was not until 2013 when the Church was curved out of Anfoega Parish by the Diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Francis Anani Lodonu to be known as St. Benedict Parish.

 

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF SOVIE TODAY

Catholics formed about 80% of the population of Sovie. In the Church women constitute the majority of the congregation followed by children, the youth and men respectively. The growth of the church has led to the emergence of a lot of groups, Societies, organizations and confraternities. Among them are three choirs named St Cecilia, All Saints and Ss Peter And Paul Choirs.

In the Course of years the church has produced (9) nine priest,  a Rev.Brother and one Rev.Sister.

 

These Are

Rev. Fr. Paul Simpiney

Rev. Fr. Agbekudzi

Rev. Fr. Felix Atepor

Rev.Fr.  Benedict Adzogba

Rev.Fr. Peter Akaboa

Rev. Fr. Happy Gabriel Akabo

Rev.Fr. Coleman Getor

Rev. Fr. Simpiney.

 Rev. Fr. Akoto Francis

Rev. Fr. Pessey Ephraim

Brother Peter Edge

 

 

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE PARISH VE - GOLOKUATI                                          

LOCATION OF THE PARISH

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE PARISH Ve-Golokuati, is located in Afadjato South District of the Volta Region. It is bordered to the North by Kpando municipality and in the East it is bordered by the Republic of Togo West is bordered by south Dayi.

Queen of Peace Parish Ve-Golokuati was carved out of St Joseph Paris, Liati on the 1st day of October 1995 and was officially inaugurated on the 28th December 1996 by Most Rev Francis Kofi Anani Lodonu the then Bishop of the Diocese.

THE SPIRITANS

In the year 2005, opening up the Diocese for evangelization and development, The Congregation of the Holy Spirit ( Spiritans) Religious and Missionaries were invited to the Diocese and handed the Parish for its spiritual, religious and social activities to start.  The Parish is also located in the district capital of the Afadjato South district which was created in the year 2012. The Parish currently has twenty one Outstations with distances from the main station, Ve-Golokuati, ranging from 10km to 30km on a high mountain with a bad road.

DEMOGRAPHY AND SOCIO-CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS

According to the 2010 provisional Population and Housing Census the population of the area covered by the Parish is estimated to be Ninety five thousand hundred and thirty( 95,030) out of which the female population is forty eight thousand, seven hundred and fifty eight(48,758) ratio 51.3% and male population forty six thousand two hundred and seventy two(46,272) 48%. The Parish which covers a land area of 553.0km.sq is mainly inhabited by Ewe speaking people who formed about 90% of the total population with other different ethnic groups like the Nyangbos, the Tafis, the Logbas and the Ve people. The district and for that matter the Parish has known absolute peace for a long time.

 

ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PARISH

Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Ve-Golokuati, like the rest of the parishes in the Diocese is underdeveloped. There are no factories and industries. Subsistence agriculture (i.e. crop and livestock) is the mainstay of the inhabitants. Women are also engaged in other small scale ventures like: making of pots, collection and selling of fuel wood, selling of palm wine (local drink prepared from palm tree), and petty trading like buying and selling.

Majority of the inhabitants (over 85%) have fallen prey to disadvantages of life also due to high illiteracy rate. As such, commercial farming is almost non-existent.  The very few wealthy ones who could do commercial farming are also saddled with the infertility nature of the soil due to over cultivation, overgrazing by animals, and over exploitation for fuel wood without replacement, and erratic rainfall pattern.

The major access to land is inheritance, although renting, leasing and share cropping also require land. Women constitute about 57% of the population in the Parish and many of are engaged in petty trading and artisanal business such as tailoring, baking, only to mention but few. Children constitute 45% of the catholic population. The teening youth (0-59) constitutes about 44.8% while about 10% comprises adults aged over 60 years.

 

Alternative income generating activities could be a broad path to economic growth, but here again; limited access to credit facilities offers no incentives. The bad roads network in the district as well as the Parish also compound the situation as many communities are inaccessible most of the time especially during the rainy season. This is a big hindrance to the economy, education and evangelization.

RELIGIONS IN THE PARISH

Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Ve-Golokuati, just like the rest of the Parishes of Ho Diocese, there are three main religions with the majority being African Traditional Religion, followed by Christianity and Islam. Among the Christian denominations are Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana the Catholics, Church of Pentecost, Assemblies of God and other few new churches who are also the minority though evangelization is still at the very primary stage. The following figures illustrate the Christian influence (estimates):

(1)        Catholics                                       3,500    

(2)        Other Christians                            4,856                                  

(3)        Muslims                  .                       500        

(4)        Traditional worshippers                  5,000                 

These figures indicate that Queen of Peace Parish is an area of Primary Evangelization. The number of baptized Catholics is approaching four thousand out of which some have become lapsed members. There are people baptized in almost of all the stations. In the villages around the Parish there is much goodwill and interest in the Catholic faith. It is here that there are many catechumens who, are under tuition to receive the Sacraments.

 

PASTORAL ACTIVITIES

There is the celebration of the Holy Eucharist every day except Mondays, at the parish Center there is the celebration, veneration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays before first Fridays. There is also visitation of the sick Wednesdays after first Friday.

There is also mass celebrated once a week in the communities in the town which draws both Catholics and non-Catholics together. There at least in every month we try to cover the outstations with masses, visiting the sick. Currently in Charge of the Parish are Rev. Fr. Kosikojo C.S.Sp- and Rev. Fr. John Mammah C.S.Sp