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The Knights Emblem

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Ladies  Auxiliary Emblem

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Cadets Emblem

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Junior Auxiliary Emblem

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

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4 September 2007

Salutations and Acknowledgements

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Saltpond
First a brief introduction of the beginning of the Order in Ghana...
The Order was introduced into the Gold Coast, now Ghana, in 1933. Through the influence of his son (Anthony Quansah of Saltpond who had met a member of the Order) Emmanuel Raphael Quansah of Saltpond applied to the Supreme Commandery in the United States Of America for permission to form a Commandery in Saltpond in the Central Region of Ghana. He also approached the then Archbishop of Cape Coast, Archbishop Thomas William Porter. His Grace stipulated that they were to conduct meetings with prospective members for a period of five years while the application was being considered. At the end of the fifth year i.e. 1937, His Grace gave approval for the establishment of the Order in Saltpond.
Soon the Order of the Knights of the St. John was flourishing in many parishes in the country. The universality of the Roman Catholic Church coupled with cross border trade and movements of goods and persons facilitated the rapid expansion of the Noble Order in the West African sub-region. Over a span of a short time the Order was inaugurated in Lome, Togo; Monrovia, Liberia; Enugu, Nigeria; and Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Salutations and acknowledgements
Special mention has to be made by the Knights and Ladies of St. John Int. Madina of all those who made our dream come true. .
It is worthy to note that we received a great deal of support, encouragement and goodwill from the Supreme Subordinate Ladies Auxiliary and the Accra Grand Ladies Auxiliary for which we are grateful.

Finally we must single out, even if only posthumously, Sister Rita Cato, the late SSDO who ensured the arrival of the Charter for Queen of Peace Ladies Auxiliary #510. We salute you Dear Sister for what you stood for. May her soul rest in peace.

We also owe tons of gratitude to the following persons for their invaluable service to us for taking turns to give us preparatory talks leading to our ultimate goal.

Brig. Gen P.O .Sackey - Accra Grand President
Brig. Gen Sam Asubonteng – Past Grand President Accra
Rev. Father Reynold Osei-Tutu, St. Theresa’s Parish, Accra
Re Fr. Jerry Ankutsitsia – Rector, St. Mary Seminary, Lolobo, Volta Region
Rev Fr. Peter Akabua – Lecturer, St. Mary Seminary, Lolobo
Sir Knight (Dr) Stn Kplomedo, Sacred Heart Commandary #351 Accra
Noble Bro Victor Quaye-Foli, Sacred Heart Commandary #351
Major Dan Gyima, St. Thomas Moore Commandary #497 Achimota
Sis Elizabeth Sackey
Sister Marie Perpertua Kplomedo
Sister Elsina Kakrabah Quashie
Sister Francisca Bright Adu


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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)

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
Charitable Benevolence
Social/Fraternal Activity
Athletics/Military Drill
Youth Development/Sport and games