There is still room for other travelers to join our trip to San Max in Honduras this August. We’ll be staying with the Franciscan Friars and experiencing life in community, worshipping with our sisters and brothers in faith, and seeing some of the sights in this beautiful country. Contact Melissa Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the Parish Office (x9040) for more information.
Look in your mailbox for our new Discipleship Guide Book! Advertisers helped provide this service at no cost to our parish. We encourage you to think of them in the future as your needs arise. Contact email@example.com for more information or if you are interested in advertising next year.
Please familiarize yourself with the OLG ministries and organizations located in the front of the book. An electronic PDF version of the Guide Book, which you can download to your computer, smartphone or tablet is available for your convenience.
Prempeh, Frobel, Family First schools win in maiden OLAG Robo competition
Three Junior High Schools in Ashanti Region emerged tops in the maiden edition of Our Lady of Grace Robotic Completion regional contest.
They are Prempeh Experimental ‘B’ and ‘C’, Frobel Educational Centre and Family First International. Each took the first prizes in the various categories to beat ten other competitors.
Prempeh Experimental ‘B’ proved exceptional in the line follower challenge. It involves an autonomous robot that could move in a complex maze within three minutes.
Frobel Educational Centre conquered robots from other schools with its Sumo. This is a wrestling robot with sensor management, defence mechanisms and electronics.
Prempeh Experimental ‘C’, showed they could develop innovation robots to solve problems for which they won the freestyle category.
Family First International, on its part, proved perfect in the robotics Quiz.
The competition is under the theme, ”Inspiring young minds and developing creative thinkers for the 21st century.”
Training partners, Asustem Robotics took pupils through a 3-week pre-contest introductory course.
Director of projects of Asustem Robotics Academy, David Asumadu-Boateng says the 21st century demands a practical approach to solving critical problems, adding robotics knowledge is crucial in realizing such vision.
“As the world grows increasing with a myriad of global challenges on the horizon, there is an even greater need for younger students equipped with knowledge and skills to tackle tough challenges,” he said.
The headmaster of Our Lady of Grace Senior High school, Stephen Anokye, believes Ghana’s education system will benefit greatly with focus on practical learning.
“We think is time to make students more ingenious, more practical so that we can solve the problems in our communities and the country as a whole,” he stressed.
Participants were excited the programme has helped in shaping their reasoning prowess.
“It has helped me used my brains, so it has made me fast and smart,” said Emmanuel Owusu of Family First International School.
“Science and ICT are making the world a better place, and I’m highly encouraged to participate,” said Forbel’s Michaella Ama Konadu.
Winners received medals, certificates and trophies.
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Sunday, April 28, 10:45 - 11:15 AM, Dining Room
Please join us to learn more about our upcoming mission trip to our sister parish, San Max in Honduras, with Fr. Kevin Finnegan. The mission trip will take place Thursday, August 8 - Friday, August 16, 2019.
A LETTER FROM GHANA
I write on behalf of my own self, my assistant priest, parishioners of St. Joseph the Worker, faculty and students of the Our Lady of Grace Senior High School, as well as parents to express our profoundest gratitude to you all for the immeasurable love you have shown and continue to show to us over the years. We are very much appreciative of all the sacrifices you have been making to ensure the development and growth of our parish and school. We thank you for your friendship, which is constantly cemented by the visits of OLG Ambassadors who visit us year after year.
We must say that the team of 16 Ambassadors who visited us this year were of a special kind. We were overwhelmed by the amount of love that made the weaknesses in our hospitality almost invisible. We appreciate the fact that year after year, and out of ardent love for the mission of our Savior Jesus Christ, you sacrifice your precious time and the comfort of your homes to visit us and share in our lives. We must say that your visit to us always reignite within us the fires of divine love and make us so proud to belong to this universal family of faith.
The smiles, handshakes, unfamiliar dances you perform, readiness to visit the villages, joy of undertaken service projects like carrying heavy blocks and mortar, and painting our dirty rectory all added up to the joys of this year’s visit. We certainly cannot forget about your sporting prowess in soccer, volleyball and your notorious victory in the USA versus Ghana Tennis Contest. I look forward to retaliating.
We must say that we love to see you come to us, and we look very much forward to your next visit. We want to assure you that we are always ready to welcome you as groups and individuals back home in Ghana. We also thank you for the sporting equipment and other materials. I should personally thank OLG for the gift of this brand new Lenovo laptop, which is going to enhance my life and ministry over here at Mamponteng.
It is our fervent hope that this friendship will endure for the years and decades to come, and prepare us for the common destiny we share in our eternal home in heaven. Once again, thank you all for you do for us and may God bless you abundantly.
Fr. Sylvester Frimpong
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Mamponteng, Ghana
ABOUT OUR SISTER PARISH
St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Ghana and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Edina have enjoyed nearly two decades of a spiritually fruitful sister parish relationship. St. Joseph’s is in Mamponteng and is a large, vibrant parish of almost 1700 people. In addition to the people of St. Joseph’s, the pastor is responsible for the spiritual care of 4 “station” churches:
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mpobi, Kumasi (165 parishioners)
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Ankaase, Kumasi (123 members)
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Ejuratia, Kumasi (110 people)
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Abrade, Kumasi (38)
Tuesday, February 26, 9:00 AM, Dining Room
Please join us for Mass and a light breakfast. Help us celebrate all the good that your prayers, volunteer time and financial gifts are supporting at St. John Paul II Catholic School, an OLG Sister School. We will begin with Mass in the MHT Adoration Chapel followed by breakfast and a short presentation. There will be a video tour of JPII and an update from Patty Stromen, President of Ascension Catholic Academy, the consortium of urban Catholic schools encompassing JPII.
Pope John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School (An Ascension Catholic Academy School) thanks Our Lady of Grace for its gracious support! See our annual report and witness the miraculous things you are helping to make happen!
Saturday, December 1 - Sunday, December 16
Don’t forget to take an ornament from the Giving Trees and bring back your unwrapped gifts. There are many different options on the trees, from baby items to items for the elderly and scholarship opportunities for San Max, JPII, and Ghana. Thank you for your generosity!
Please find below a downloadable version of the 2016-2017 Our Lady of Grace Parish Annual Report. In the words of Fr. Kevin, “Let the reading of our Annual Report inspire you to deeper gratitude for how our parish carries out the mission of making Jesus Christ known and loved. Let our Annual Report be a way to ponder how you and your family might serve within our parish community.”
To download a copy of the 2016-2017 Annual Report click the image on the right or click here.
The RISE & SHINE Breakfast - 2018!
A fundraiser to benefit the scholarship fund for OLG senior high school Ghana Africa.
We did it! We have blown past our goal of $200,000 to support 200 scholarships
for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Thank you for your hand in making this happen.
If you, or someone you know wishes to sponsor a scholar's tuition, click the button below or contact Alison James for more information.
Meet Prince, Rise & Shine scholarship applicant.
Missed the breakfast or wish to share the event with a friend? Click the button below to see the highlights and hear our keynote speaker, Kate Herzog.