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A K W A A B A - W E L C O M E - Inaugurated 7th May 2005


THIS IS FOR YOU TO SHARE, ENJOY AND FOLLOW WHAT THE QUEEN OF PEACE COMMANDERY #604, LADIES AUXILIARY #510, CADET COMMANDERY #604 AND JUNIOR AUXILIARY # 143, MADINA, ACCRA, GHANA are doing.
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20 February 2018

Welcome to 2018

KSJI Madina wishes you a properous new year and look forward to sharing many of our activities.

4 September 2015

Queen of Peace Knights & Ladies attend Ordination of Brother Knight Elisee Yao Attiogbe in Lome,TOGO




 
Newly Ordained Father preparing to inspect the parade before his 1st Mass

With Brothers of Togo Grand Commandery

with Queen of Peace Officers

With Queen of Peace Sisters





A contingent of brothers and sisters from Queen of Peace Commandery #604 and Aux #510 converged on Friday 7th August 2015 en-route to be part of history, the Ordination of 20 New Priests among which one of their own, Brother Knight Elisee Yao Attiogbe was part. The 33-seater bus zoomed off exactly at 3pm and the travelers went through a vigorous border checks until finally got to their destination around 8.30pm and with the wear and tear, they could only enjoy the supper of the day and kissed their pillows till the next day.
By 6am on Saturday 8th August 2015, the contingent was aboard their shuttle to the Cathedral in Lomé where the event, Ordination of 20 Priests, was taking place. The major event started at 8am under the command of the Mgr. Denis Amuzu-Dzakpah, the Archbishop of Lomé. Over 100 Priests were in attendance and each of the Candidates had only 5 family members allowed into the inner peripheral of the Cathedral. The rest were humbly planted under canopies outside the Cathedral but were entrusted with giant television screens to watch events from inside.
In his Homily, the presiding Archbishop dwelt on the first reading from Numbers 11:11-25; where Moses was lamenting about the Israelites and God asked him to select 70 men on which were entrusted God’s spirit as prophets. From the Gospel of Luke 10:1-9; he said, “The harvest is plenty but the workers are few” and counted, “the new priests are being sent out like sheep among wolves without shepherds. They should therefore be as cunning as snakes and help with the harvest”. He concluded entrusting his spirit on them to go out there like prophets.
The event finally came to a close exactly at 1pm and invited family members and friends were treated to refreshment after which the contingent returned to their hostel.
At 6am on Sunday 9th August 2015, the contingent left the hostel to the church la Croix d’Agbalepedo where Rev. Brother Knight Elisee Yao Attiogbe, SMA was having his first Mass with one of his colleagues, Rev. Augustin Tontasse, SDB. The Ghanaian contingent was met on arrival at the church premises by another contingent of brothers and sisters from the Togo Grand Commandery led by the Grand President Brig. Gen. Michel Dosseh-Anyron and his 1st Vice Col. Agbodjan Edward.
The combined team went about one kilometre outside the church to meet their new brother Priest in his Cap and Sash who inspected a parade flanked by the Togo Grand President and the leader of the Ghanaian Queen of Peace Commandery and Auxiliary delegation, 14th District Commander, Captain James Klu. Queen of Peace squad trooped him into the church with presentation of swords for the Mass to begin.
There was presentation of gifts in the form of items and cash in which Queen of Peace contingent did the honour of presenting him a Stole and Cash. The squad again led his exit from the church with the crossing of swords to signify the end of Mass. Our brother Priest and the Togo Contingent could not hide their joy as they expressed their gratitude for our coming to do our brother the honour.
As anything that has a beginning must surely have an end, the Togo Grand contingent and our Brother Priest bade farewell to their Ghanaian contingent even as refreshment was ongoing.
The return journey started immediately after the afternoon meal and by God’s grace, the bus finally came to a halt at the Queen of Peace Church compound before 6pm where each and every one set off to their various homes.

Wedding of a Sister Officer and a Lady

On 16th May 2015, Sister Janet Cyndi Agbalagah became Mrs.Janet Cyndi Ofori after being joined in Holy Matrimony with Mr. John Tulasi Ofori.  Brothers and Sisters graced the occasion and the pair had their fairy-tale wedding in style.
Sister Cyndi Ofori was  the  past Auxiliary Messenger, immediate past Financial Secretary and the current District Commander.  Her dedication to the Auxiliary showed with the attendance where we had  Sisters (team members) coming from St. Bernadette Ladies Auxiliary #325, (her first Auxiliary before transferring to Queen of Peace in 2005) to cross spears for her.  We wish the happy couple a blissful wedded life.

11 August 2015

10th Anniversary Memorial to Deceased members

"When life's work is done and we sink to our rest, the greater the toil, the sweeter the slumber"

 
11th April 2008                            S/K Augustine Akwasi Oteng Asamoah
October 2008                              Cadet Jonathan Ayinah
11th September 2011                   Sis Janet Yaa Ansah
4th October 2012                        Sis Lucy Nimo Obeng
4th December 2012                     Noble Sis Cecilia Pouwele Karbo
11th February 2014                     Jnr Sis Lucy Ampim
17th February 2014                     Noble Sis Maude Dorothy Asamoah
16th February 2015                     Sis Janet Neegire
29th April 2015                           Sis Margaret Kwame Elletey

May their souls and the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace
 

10th Anniversary - Charitable accomplishments by Queen of Peace

2005         Presentation of stone Altar to Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
2007         Presentation of a full set of Altar Linen and Laminated Stations of the Cross.
2007         Presentation of Hymn Board to Queen of Peace.
2007         86 Sick and aged given hampers at Christmas.
2008          50 Sick and aged given hampers of food and toiletries;
2009          50 plastic chairs presented to Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Oponglo.
2009          Annual Christmas charity to sick and aged now taken up by the Parish.
2010          Visit and presentation to Ho Leprosarium.
2011           Blue and white concrete benches donated to Queen of Peace Church Grotto.
2011           15 Needy Parishioners received fully paid up National Health Cards.
2012           Presentation of  Gh500 to Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
2012           Presentation of Gh500 to purchase drums for Holy Rosary Sunday School.
2012           Presentation of a pair of Ambo to Queen of Peace - dedicated by the Metropolitan Archbishop.
2013           Presentation of Cash to Queen of Peace at 7th Anniversary Mass.
2013           Presentation of Gh5,000 to St. Barnabas Catholic Church.
2014           Easter visit to sick and aged members of KSJI in Deanery.
2014           Presentation of Gh1,000  to St. Mark Catholic Church.
2014           Presentation of over 400 books to the library of the St. Mark Primary School.
2015           Presentation of Polytank and concrete stand to Queen of Peace Primary/JHS for clean water.


10th Anniversary Celebration - 7th May 2015

Queen of Peace celebrated their 10th Anniversary in grand style. The theme for the celebration was "Celebrating 10 years of the Lord's favour. Come let us praise the Lord".  A series of activities were organised prior to the final ThanksgivingMass held on 31st May 2015.  Events included a health walk


where we all trecked up the Aburi mountain early in the morning and ended with a keep fit session of moves and dance.  We also held a dinner dance, where Citations and Certificates were presented to some  members.




Lt. Joseph Obeng receiving his 7th Award from S/K Ofori-Atta








On the 31st May Holy Mass was celebrated by the Most Reverend Gabriel Edoe Kumordji, Bishop of Donkorkrom.  The con-celebrants were Rev. Fr. Charles Owusu Ansah and Rev Fr. Nimorious Domanzing.
Before the Procession there was an inspection of the parade of Brothers and Sisters.

After Mass there was the introduction of the officers of the newly inaugurated Accra East District 3 Ladies Auxiliary of which Queen of Peace is a part.  The programme ended joyfully with Cadets and Juniors being awarded certificates of merit.  .

18 August 2014

9th August 2014 Initiation of Brothers into Commandery#604


                    On the 9th of August 2014  Commandery #604  initiated 12 new brothers. Their names are as follows:
From left to right:
1. Philip Nordu; 2. Abraham Gborfuh; 3. Joy Ofori-Kumeni; 4. Winfred
Wozuame; 5. Dominic Adjei; 6. Paschal Guddah; 7. Richard Attror; 8.
John D. Koomson; 9. Solomon K. Bamfiane; 10. Solomon Hadzide; 11. Seth Edem Amey; 12. John-Paul Mahama.  Three of the new brothers, see to the right,  are Seminarians and we know that they will grow to give us spiritual guidance.  God bless them and we say Welcome into the Noble Order of the Knights of St. John International.

3 June 2014

9th Anniversary Celebration - 2014

The Commandery and Auxiliary were nine years old on the 7th May 2014.  A Thanksgiving Mass was held on the 1st June 2014 at St. Mark Catholic Church, Atomic Hill Estate, Ashongman. A presentation of Gh1,000 was made to the Church and over 400 books presented to the St. Mark Catholic School.                                                                                                                Rev. Father Major

John Benyah-Mensah was the celebrant.  The Parish Council Chairman and Vice Chairman, supported by a teacher of the school received the donations. Two Brothers were blessed and elevated to Sir Knights on this joyous occasion 

After Mass there was a route march and buffet lunch for all.

Marian Rally

On the 17th May 2014, to celebrate Marian Month, the Accra East Grand District 1 Ladies Auxiliary organised a Marian Rally.  After a route walk carrying placards honouring our Lady, we gathered around the grotto to crown our Queen of Heaven and present flowers and our petitions to her.  Below is the Queen of Peace President present her bouquet on behalf of the Auxiliary and the Sisters who attended.



Easter Visit to Sick and Aged

On Holy Saturday, the Auxiliary and Commandery organised a visit to our Sick and Aged Members.  Hampers and Cash were given to them. We prayed together and wished them healing and good health.  We visited four members and surprised our Spiritual Director Rev Fr. Nimorious with a hamper too.  Below are the hampers and team one ready to go.  Our oldest Brother and Rev Father are seen here.





District Drill Competition


On the 1st May 2014 District 1 held a drill competition at the Mary Mother of Good Counsel Church/School compound.  It was well attended.  Below we see the team who represented Queen of Peace


2 June 2014

Weddings in the first quarter of 2014

Two Sisters,  Prudence Sumbo (nee Kuutiere) and Firmine Akpo (nee Atorkui) celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on the 18th January and 22nd February respectively.  Brothers and Sisters attended in their numbers to wish them well in their union. 

24 March 2014

Rest in Peace Noble Sister Maude Dorothy Asamoah







Queen of Peace Ladies Aux #510 Madina have lost a Noble Sister.  Noble Sister Maude Dorothy Asamoah was initiated  into St. Bernadette Ladies Auxiliary #325 Derby Avenue on 4th July 1989 and later transferred to Queen of Peace on 7th May 2005.  She was Treasurer from May 2005 to October 2008 and after her successful term of office was elected to the position of 1st Trustee from October 2008 to October 2010.  She was a Marriage Counsellor, Lector and mother to many in the Church and  Order. Noble Sister Maud Dorothy Asamoah will be sorely missed by both Brothers and Sisters.

Rest in Peace Junior Sister Lucy Sedem Ampim



On 10th February 2014 Queen of Peace Junior Auxiliary #143, Madina lost Junior Sister Lucy Sedem Ampim.  She passed away at the age of 16 and was buried on 14th March 2014 with full military honours.  Rest in perfect peace sweet daughter of the Auxiliary

17 November 2013

1st Anniversary and unveiling of Tomb of our Dear Sister Lucy Nimoh Obeng

On the 4th-6th November 2013, the first anniversary  of the death of our Sister Lucy Nimoh Obeng who died on the 4th October 2012 was celebrated by the family with the unveiling of her tomb, Holy Mass and presentation of a statue of Mother Mary to the St. Mary's Catholic Church Besease, Ashanti Region.  Rest in Peace Sister Lucy Obeng - You feared not to join the ranks of the dead.  We see her husband Sir Knight Joseph Obeng paying his last respects and making the presentation of the beautiful statue to the Parish Priest.

14 November 2013

Welcome new Junior Auxiliary Members

On Sunday 10th November  2013 Thirteen new members were admitted into the Queen of Peace Junior Auxiliary #143.  They had been well prepared and Rev Father Anthony gave them good advice and blessed them.  They were welcomed by all including the President of the Ladies Auxiliary, The Directress and Assistant Directress and Sis Marvel Amakyi whose second daughter is now part of this noble Order. They were refreshed and given advice by other members of the Junior Auxiliary 

8 November 2013

Six New Brothers initiated into Comm #604

On the 2nd November 2013, Six Brothers were initiated into our Noble Order at Queen of Peace Commandery #604, Madina.  The Brothers had gone through intense lectures and drills and were well prepared to be received into the Order.We see them proudly standing for the group photograph immediately after the initiation.  From left to right we have:

1. Solomon Mosogu, 2. Enock Odoi-Anim, 3. Francis Messiga Ofori-Attah, 4. George Fiashide, 5. Anthony Afanyade, 6. Daniel Dombadoh. CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME!

29 October 2013

Cadet and Juniors retreat at the Franciscan Valley of Prayer and Silence

Our Cadets and Juniors were at a retreat from the 25th to the 27th October at the Franciscan Valley of Prayer and Silence in Saltpond.  They were taken through the Rosary prayers, The way of the Cross, Meditation and Prayer and talks.  On the final day they turned out in their military uniforms at Mass presented two wonderful hampers to the Friars and gave a military display to the delight of the Friars.  They
came back refreshed and renewed.The were accompanied by the Assistant Cadet Organiser Brother Raymond Dzandu, Brother Joseph Adelmar and Assistant Directress, Sister Mercy Bayuo





 

14 October 2013

Our Member takes her perpetual vows

Sister Gertrude Sitsofe Ahegbebu SSpS took her perpetual vows on Saturday 24th August 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Derby Avenue, Accra.  We welcomed her on her return to our meeting and presented her with a congratulatory gift.  We see the 2nd Vice President, Sister Victoria Kussi making the presentation.  Congratulations Rev Sister Gertrude!

The Knights,The Ladies Auxiliary, The Cadets and Junior Auxiliary

THE KNIGHTS - 14th District Commandery



THE LADIES AUXILIARY - Accra East District 3

The Ladies Co-ordinating Committee was established to co-ordinate the activities of the three Grand Ladies Auxiliaries in Ghana with Sis. Josephine Sey as the first Chairperson.

The Ladies Auxiliary have been very active in organising in all the five countries in West Africa. The first Ladies Auxiliary was organised in Liberia followed by Philomena's Auxiliary at Sekondi, then Kumasi, Keta and Denu respectively all in Ghana. The ladies are a strong support of the Knights whenever they turnout.(A turnout is when the Order appears for an event in full military uniform)

JUNIOR ORDER
Running concurrently with the Knights and Ladies are the Cadet Commanderies & Junior Auxiliaries. These are the nursery stages of the Order where young boys and girls, as future leaders, are groomed to take over from the older Knights and Ladies.


Meeting Days of Commandery and Auxilliary of Queen of Peace, Madina - All meetings are held at the Queen of Peace Catholic School premises.

The Knights Commandery meet the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9.00 am.
The Ladies Auxiliary meet the 2nd Saturday of the month at 8.00 am.
The Cadet Commandery meet the 1st Sunday of the month at 9.30 a.m. after First Mass.
The Junior Auxiliary meet the 1st Sunday of the month at 9.30 a.m. after the First Mass.



The Patron Saint of the Ladies Auxiliary is The Blessed Virgin Mary and her colours are Blue for love and White for purity

The Patron Saint of the Knights is St. John the Baptist

The Order is involved in the following activities:

Religious/Catholic Action
Spiritual Growth
Education
Charitable Benevolence
Social/Fraternal Activity
Athletics/Military Drill
Community/Patriotism
Youth Development/Sport and games