St Paul Church Societies



    The Christian Daughters Association had its noble birth in the year 2004. The Association was formed by the Christian Mothers Association of the St. Paul Catholic Church, Kpehe notably Madam Olivia Tsegah, Madam Elizabeth Laryea and Madam Adiza Osman among others. Six daughters began its formation and thus the first badge to be initiated in 2006. The group was inaugurated during the same period under the guidance of Rev. Fr Mathias Kotoka Amuzu who acted as the first Chaplain. Rev Aidan Dassah later took over and the association is currently under the care of Fr Emmanuel Salifu.
    Being the only young ladies group in the Catholic
    Church we have the following aims and objectives:

    • To empower young ladies to be responsible members of the church and the society at large by equipping them with parenting and other needed skills.
    •  To help members to understand the doctrines of the Catholic Church. This is done by organizing talks, retreats and other spiritual programmes.
    • We also provide young ladies the platform to interact with each other.

    The Association provides support to members in times of need be it bereavement, marriage or apprenticeship



    In 1983, the Christian Mothers Association was re- organized through the efforts of Mrs. Theresa Adams, Mrs. Teresa Williams, Mrs. Lucia Quachey with active support of Rev. Brother James Djadoo, Professor Edward Williams, and Felix Quachey. It was inaugurated by the Most Rev. Ivan Dias, the Nuncio on the 29th May, 1983, with Mrs. Theresa Adams as the first President. The Association meets on Wednesdays to read and share the Word of God and discuss matters of importance concerning the Group.



    FRIENDS OF Eucharist is a Catholic group of prayer based at St Paul PKEHE church. This group has been around since 11 years and tends to awaken Christian faith, enrich our relationship with GOD and help us to grow spiritually. Our prayer sessions are held every Tuesdays and sometimes on Saturdays . However, retreats are organized for people who want to experience a personal and intimate time with the Lord.

    Moreover, the activities of the group are of various levels ie make donations to the needy, visiting the sick and prisoners, organizing evangelization, prayer vigils and adoration of the Holy Eucharist. The group is composed of a singing group, a group of intercession and a executive committee with a president. Then finally DESIRE  shepherd through whom all these prayer sessions are led.
    Given the above, it is clear that the Eucharist has major importance in the life of everyone seeking the face of God and spiritual maturity.



    The Catholic Youth Organization, though formed in 1968, was reorganized in 1974 with the help of Rev. Fr. Joseph H. Lauck, SVD and Crusader Alphonse of Kizito Parish, Nima. The Mass Servers formed the nucleus. Today, besides organizing religious, spiritual, educational, cultural and social activities, the CYO also sings during First Mass on Sundays.



    The Catholic Student Union (CASU) of St. Paul Parish is one of the most vibrant youth groups. It was formed on September 15, 1977 by a group of young Catholic students, under the name St. Paul Students Association (SPASA). Among some of the founding members are Messrs James Nii Teiko, Ashangbor Okai, Mashininii Missodey, Emmanuel Koko, Paul Baidoo, John Agbo, Joseph Tetteh, John Oheneba-Acquah, Francis Tindy (late), Madam Kate Mensah and Ruth Dede Barrigah. The name SPASA was however changed in 1985 to Catholic Students Union after the group attained recognition.



    The Association started with a visit of a four-man delegation from St. Charles Lwanga Parish, Abeka on August 24, 2002. After a brief meeting and talks with Parishioners the Kpehe chapter was officially inaugurated on October 5, 2002 by Rev. Fr. Aidan Dasaah. Sixty (60) members were initiated on that day, with Mr. Paul Mensah Gyabour- Domfeh as Chairman, and Mr. David Asetena-Krah as Secretary.



    The St. Francis Society was inaugurated and launched on 4th December, 2005 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Kpehe, Accra. The group is made up of Nigerians who worship in the Parish. The elected officers were Mr. Damian Udusa, Chairman; Mr. Tony Okechukwu, Secretary and Mr. Franklin Nwaokike, Treasurer.



    The Young Lectors Guild started in May, 2002. It was the brain child of Mr. Emmanuel Koko, who felt the need of improving on the reading skills of the Word of God in the Parish. The first meeting of the group was held on the third Sunday of May, 2002, which was followed by the inauguration on 30th June, 2003. The group meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays to rehearse and write the commentaries for Sundays' readings.



    The Holy Family Society (a.k.a. Abusua Kronkron Kuo) was formed in 1965. Some of the leading Akan Parishioners of the church, namely, Messrs Peter Kyeremeh, Thomas Kambi, Yalley and few others came together to discuss how best they could group the Akans in the church. The main purpose for the formation of the society was to explain the homily in Akan to the illiterate members and to promote the Catholic faith among members. The first President was Mr. Thomas Kambi. The society has a singing group called Saint Cecilia which was formed on 16th dedicated members. November, 1965 by eleven



    St. Paul's Society which was a group of parishioners belonging to no society was formed on November 6, 1990 with nineteen members and was formally inaugurated on July 7, 1991.
    The first executives were:

    Mr. Ignatius K. Asamany - President
    Mr. Philip Dogbey - Secretary
    Mr. Ben Lamptey - Member
    Mr. Martin Dossah - Member
    Mr. Philip Quaye - Member
    Miss Elizabeth Agble - Treasurer



    In 1975, a section of the members of Commandery No. 351, worshipping at the St. Paul's Parish came together to constitute a Zone so as to carry out KSJI activities in the Parish. Notable among the brothers at the time were Noble Bro. Albert Hukporti, first Zonal Leader; Joseph Coleman (Catechist); William Afagbegee (Catechist); Noble Bros. E. T. Akwetey and Martin Bruce as well as Bros. Faustinus Missodey and Nunoo, in charge of the Tarcisian Choir, Bro. Obu, lay reader and Ga interpreter, to mention a few. Some of the sisters at the time included Noble Sis. Bertha Adjakey (Lome, Togo); Sis. Cecilia Komanyor; Sis. Florence Cloucuh Gaba; Noble Sisters Susan Ashley Kankam, Akwetey and Antoinette Potakey Equagoo. The Zone became properly formed in 1986 under Bro. Louis Desborders Equagoo and Noble Sis. Antoinette Equagoo who later became the Zonal Leader and Assistant respectively from 1986 to 1993. They were supported by Noble Sis. Christine Kobba Doamekpor; Noble Bro. Albert Hukporti and Bro. Samuel Ayisi as the Spiritual organizers.

    Other brothers and sisters who worked tirelessly to keep the Order alive in the Parish were, Bros. Joseph Hooper, Dominic Owusu Sekyere; Sisters Florence Amedume, Mary Ackah Mensah, Grace Anumel and Sis. Christiana Coleman. The rest were Bros. Frank Dugbley, Bro. Gabriel Hattoh, John Boateng, David Dowuona, Moses Boye, Richard Newman Goddard, Isaac Essilfie, Emmanuel Dzregah, William Assem as well as Sis. Doris Ann Tetevia and Bro. Emmanuel K. Sena. The Commandery and Auxiliary which now has membership of 54 brothers and 81 sisters supported by 40 cadets and 30 Junior Auxiliaries, were formally inaugurated in 2007. The arrival in the Parish of Maj. Gen Tantuo and wife, Noble Sister Faustina Tantuo in 2005, coupled with the hardworking planning committee led by Noble Bro. Michael Anumel and the ubiquitous duo of Maj. Gen. Larry Tandjie, the Supreme Subordinate President, and then Col.

    William Adjei, the 2nd Vice Grand President, helped to hasten the process towards formation of a Commandery and an Auxiliary. Over the years, and true to our aims, the Zone, now Commandery and Auxiliary, had supported the Parish developments in various ways, notable among them is the donation of ten stuffy chairs for the “Lay Readers,” a crucifix for procession into the chapel; a swivel chair for the use of the Parish Priest; a permanent marble stone ALTAR and a “MONSTRANCE” for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the construction/provision of two metal gates at the eastern 'out' gate of the Parish compound. Knights have always provided support during functions like Corpus Christi and Confirmations. Individual members of the Order had also served and are still serving various leading roles in the Parish activities such as Catechist, Lay Readers, Altar Boys, Heads of societies, Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) members and Parish Youth Council (PYC) members.

    The Bro. Faustinus Missodey was the PPC President from 1951–1956. Other Presidents and Chairpersons were Bros. Frank Dugbley, 1993–1997; Albert Fynn, 1996–1998; Richard Newman Goddard, 2002–2006 and Emmanuel Dzregah, 2011 up to date. At the youth front, Bros. Emmanuel Dzregah was PYC President from 1995–1997 and Benedict Sikpa was PYC President from 2005–2007. Bros. Richardson Ahadzivie and Edward Dzidonu were also presidents of the PYC. The Order has also produced two Priests; Rev. Fr. David Amissah and Rev. Fr. Friar Hattoh. There is currently Bro. Rev. Raphael Hessah in the Seminary. Both the Commandery and Auxiliary, in these few years of their formation, have successfully hosted major activities of their respective District Commanderies in this Parish. It is noteworthy that currently the Commandery and Auxiliary can boast of their members being District and Grand Officers in the Accra West Grand Commandery and Ladies Auxiliary, of the Accra Archdiocese.



    The Royal Society was formed in September, 2005. Very Rev. Fr. Aidan Dassah was appointed the Spiritual Director of the Society. The idea was mooted by Rev. Bro. Stephen Domelevo SVD and Very Rev. Fr. Francis Adoboli. The aim of forming the Society is to mobilize persons who do not belong to any Society for spiritual and physical development of the Parish. The Society currently has a membership of about 60. Some of the activities undertaken by the Society since its formation include donation of fire extinguishers and training of Parish Staff on fire prevention, setting up the Royal table, and some spiritual development programmes for its members through retreats.



    The Young Apostles is an intermediary body between the League of Tarcisians and the Sacred Heart Confraternity. With a humble number of 51 members, the group was inaugurated on the 16th of September, 2001, with Victor Mensah-Foli as the President; Evelyn Ghansah as the Secretary. The group meets on every first Sunday of the month. The primary aim is to help spread the devotion to the Sacred Heart and also to groom the Tarcisians to become Young Apostles.



    The Marshallan Association of St. Paul Parish, Kpehe was established under the chairmanship of Bro. George D. Barrigah. It was formally inaugurated on July 27th, 1980 with the following amongst the founding members: Brothers George D. Barrigah, Anthony K. T. Yebuah, Francis Cosmas- Gonzalves, S. Dankwah-Smith, Aduku, Raphael Ocloo, Emily Agbenya, Janet Otchere and the late Sister Cecilia Cosmas-Gonzalves, Faustina Ababio, Rebecca Essuman, Elizabeth Ocloo, Emily Agbenya, Janet Otchere and the late Sister Ackumey. The Association is involved in defending, promoting and living the Catholic faith.


    On 4th October, 1985, Mr. Mashiniini Missodey conceived the idea of establishing the school when he was in Libya. Then back in Ghana in 1986, he wrote to the Christian Conference Centre of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, USA.
    In 1987 he got the Training Manual and permission from the Christian Conference Centre to start the School in Ghana. In 1993, he was awarded a sponsorship by the District Service Team of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal to attend Know and Tell the Gospel Catholic School of Evangelization in Takoradi for three months and came out successfully.
    After that, he reported to the then District Service Team, Archdiocese of Accra, who commissioned him to tour all the zones of the Renewal to share his experience. On 28th January, 1994, he quickly gathered some young Catholics who caught the vision around him for the mission and it was successful. Their names are: Emmanuel Tamakloe, Joseph Tuho, Simon Akakpo, Grace Foli and Zoe Paccamatio.
    In 1995, he was among four Ghanaians who were sponsored to attend a course in Evangelization called "COURSE PAUL" in Holland for one month. It was an international programme which was attended by twenty- nine participants from four continents of the world.
    After that programme, he shared his experience and vision with Rev. Rev. Fr. Samuel Appiasi, who gave him the permission to start the school on 14th October, 1995.

    In 1998, he and another member of the Team were awarded sponsorship by the John The Baptist Community in Rome, Italy for a month Evangelization Programme and also for Collaboration programmes with the FEET Team here in Accra, Ghana.
    It is an NGO based at St. Paul Parish, Kpehe to train and form individual Christians to carry out Christ's Mission of Evangelization. It is a 42-week Programme in three phases.
    First Phase: Course Philip - Evangelize the Baptized Second Phase: Course Ruth - Life Style Evangelization Third Phase: Course Timothy - Do your work as an Evangelist

    The School is funded through the following: individual donations, tithes from Staff, Course fees and donations from Parishes.

    Mr. Mashiniini M. Missodey (Director) Mr. Vincent Mensah

    Spiritual Director
    Very Rev. Fr. Ted Nelson-Adjakpey

    Board of Governors Ministry:

    On the 16th of April 2007 a 7-member board was reconstituted and inaugurated on Sunday 22nd July during 7.00 am Holy Mass at the St. Paul Catholic Church, Kpehe- Accra. On 1st July, 2011, two (2) other members were added.


    In 1986, the then Accra-Tema Catholic Youth Council (ATCYC), organized a meeting and decided that all Parishes should form their own Youth Councils. At that meeting, Mr. Amoah Nyame, represented all the various splinter youth groups in our Parish. He called a general meeting of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), Mass Servers, Tarcisians and the Students' Union on the first Sunday of September, 1986. The issue of forming a Parish Youth Council was discussed and accepted by all groups present.

    Three weeks later, there was an election of the first executives to head the Parish Youth Council (PYC). The Council was to be named St. Paul's Parish Youth Council (PYC). Mr. Amoah Nyame was elected the first President of the PYC from 1986 to 1987. The slogan for the PYC: “PYC . . . Together we build” was proposed by Mr. Emmanuel Koko. The Parish Youth Council has contributed in no mean way to the progress and development of our Parish. Among them was a generator, plastic chairs, canopies, passion plays, nine lessons and carols, sports, picnics, 3-hour prayers, etc. The most outstanding is the Educational Assistance Fund which was the brain child of Mr. Raphael Alaglo, the then President of the PYC between 2000 and 2002.

    Today, the PYC has grown in size with its members as the CYO, Knights and Ladies of the Altar, Tarcisians, Young Apostles, Catholic Association of Students' Union, Young Lectors, Young Ushers, Cadets & Jnr. Auxiliaries of Knights of St. John, Junior Marshallans, Legion of Mary and Christian Daughters Association. In view of the increase in numbers of the youth groups, the Parish deemed it fit to increase their representation on the Parish Pastoral Council from two (2) to four (4). So far, the PYC has produced four Reverend Fathers, a temporary deacon, a brother and a sister. Others are in the pipeline. The PYC has also churned out two personalities to chair the Parish Pastoral Council from 2011 to date.

    The Parish Youth Council has also produced Grand Knights in Knights of Marshall and Commandery Presidents in Knights of St. John International. In the co-operate world, the list is unexhaustible. Countless couples have also emerged from the PYC thereby building up the Catholic faith. PYC . . . Together we build.


    The St. Anthony's Guild was established in this parish in 1972, under the auspices of Messrs James Bowie of Martyrs of Uganda Parish, Francis Senoo, Julius Atitsogbui and John Yalley - as the first President.The Guild undertakes socio-religious activities, namely: offer financial and/or material assistance to the poor, the sick and the physically challenged. They also visit orphanages and attend to members' needs. Every Tuesday, at 4.30 a.m., members congregate in the church for devotion. In addition, it organizes other spiritual formation progammes for members


    The Renewal group was founded in 1979. The following were the Pioneers: Bros. Philip Kumako (1st Coodinator), Peter Tevie-Tay, Dominic Quarshie, the late Rev. Fr. Lawrence Duho, Srs Georgina Aryeetey, and Bro. Paul Asiamah. Some of the Renewal's activities are Evangelization and formation of leaders through Life and Growth in the Spirit Seminars.
    The past Renewal leaders include: Bro. Simon Attigah, Sr. Agnes Attigah, Bro. Mashiniini Missodey, Bro. Francis Tsotorvor, Bro. Isaac Kornyo, Bro. Charles Adiyah-Kusi, Sr. Florence Adiyah-Kusi and Mama Tecla Anthony.


    Michael Kodzo Mensah of blessed memory started organizing some members of the church into a singing group in 1963. This group was officially recognized as the church choir in 1965 when the late Anthony Adams took over as leader. With encouragement from Rev. Fr. Richard Wurff, an activity of the choir was further strengthened when Michael Mensah returned after completing his course in music. Around the same time Mr. Anthony Yebuah, another specialist in music, also joined the choir. In 1969 the choir obtained its first robes through special donations by some parishioners, notably one Mr. Holm who led the crusade to get the choristers robed. Through the efforts of Rev. Fr. Lauck, the Parish Priest at the time, the choir acquired its first electronic organ in 1974. The Past Presidents were: Faustinus Missodey, Moses Akpe, Mrs. H. Darkwa-Smith, Mrs. Theresa Adams, John Brabi, Francis C. Gonzalves, Josephine Ampah.



    St. Paul Roman Catholic Basic School, Kpehe was established in 1948 by the then Reverend Fathers Cletus Hodapp and Albert Kretschmer who were then in charge of the Parish. The school is to give access to education to children of the Parishioners and other children in the Kpehe community and its environs. The school block accommodates pupils in the Kindergarten, Primary and Junior High School. The total enrolment of pupils is eight hundred and sixty-three (863) which is made up of four hundred and seven (407) boys and four hundred and fifty-six (456) girls. The total number of the teaching staff is twenty-six (26), comprising eight (8) male teachers and sixteen (16) female teachers.

    The non-teaching staff is also three (3). These are security, cleaner and a carpenter. The school has been declared a model school as a result of academic work and discipline by the effort of the management, staffs and pupils. The Basic Education Certificate Examination results for the past three years have been 100%. Students who completed this institution have been admitted into first class Senior High Schools. The school produced a number of notable students including the late Paul Victor Obeng. The name of the current Headteacher is Mr. Samuel Paul Amesawu.



    Pilgrim of St. Michael was established on June 10, 1997, and inaugurated on Sunday, May 31, 1998, the Feast of Pentecost by Rev. Msgr. Jonathan Ankrah, the then Rector of the St. Peter Regional Seminary, Pedu, Cape Coast. The main aim of the movement is to carry out the great Commission and the planting of churches as Jesus Christ said in Matthew 28: 18–20. The movement has since then been winning souls for Christ and planting Catholic churches in areas where there is none. The movement embarked on evangelization at Accra New Town, Kotobabi, Kokomlemle, Alajo, Adjen-Kotoku, Police Depot, Ofankor and Amansaman. The movement is under the leadership of Ernest Tsikata. The immediate past President was Solomon Essuman. Joseph Hooper is the Africa Director.



    The society of St. Vincent de Paul is an International Catholic Organization of lay persons. It was founded in 1835 by Freederic Ozanam and his friends in Paris. The society is opened to all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving the poor, aged and needy persons. The St. Paul Parish Conference of the society was officially inaugurated on February 22, 1981, by Rev. Fr. Joseph Harold Lauck. The society started through the collaborated efforts of Mr. Felix Abunyiwi of Christ the King Parish and Mr. George Anim-Badie. Three religious Sisters who also worked tirelessly to support the society were: Rev. Srs. Ancilla Fox SSI, Marcia Folley SSI and Finola Cunnane. Presidents of the society since its inception: George Anim-Badie, Martha Davidson, Anthony Ahiawor, Samuel Ayisi, John Asafo-Adjei-Poku, Prosper Dossah and Godfred Amoako. As a service organ of the church, the St. Vincent de Paul Society works to support the poor, needy, the sick and the marginalized.



    The Yahweh Society had its humble beginning way back in
    1995, when the Parish was preparing for her Golden Jubilee Anniversary and day-borns were entreated to raise funds to support the anniversary.
    On May 27, 2001, Yahweh Society which is predominantly made up of Thursday borns was inaugurated as a welfare society with the following as its executives:

    • President - Mrs. Florence Adiyiah-Kusi
    • Vice President - Mr. Justice Y. Prika
    • Organizing Secretary - Mr. Emmanuel Koko
    • Secretary - Mr. David Atsu Kpeglo
    • Financial Secretary - Madam Georgina Disu
    • Welfare Officer - Mr. J. Y. Donkor
    • Group Mother - Madam Agnes Osei
    • Porter - Mr. Ernest Mensah
    • Patron - Mr. Albert Fynn

    COSRA, founded by Msgr. Jonathan Ankrah, simply means Catholic Organization for Social and Religious Advancement. It is a youth group opened to all Catholic young men and women who are 18 years and above.
    Its motto is "Service to God and Mankind" and its slogan is "Revolution! Action in Christ".
    COSRA was formed at St. Paul, Kpehe in 1989 through the initiative of Messrs Sebastian Mensah and Lawrence Bulley of Holy Spirit Cathedral. Mr. Emmanuel Kuvodu was the first President and George Forkuoh was elected the Secretary.
    Other leading founding members include: Mr. Paul Obunkpedji, Mr. George Forkuoh, Mr. Patrick O. Appiah, Mr. James Appiah, Mr. Dominic Owusu-Sekyere, Mr. Alexander Mensah, Mr. Jerry John Ankomah, Ms Ellen Nyakoah, Ms Justa Nyonator, Ms Agnes Quayanor and Ms Ann Kumakpata.

    Emmanuel Kuvodu - 1989-1994
    Paul Obunkpeji - 1994-1996
    David Asetena-Krah - 1996-1998
    Paul Obunkpeji - 1998-2000
    Theodore Hessah - 2000-2002
    John Agbo - 2002-2004



    The Sacred Heart Confraternity originated from the United States of America (USA formed by some faithful Catholic men who called themselves “Men of Sacred Heart.” In the year 1967, it was inaugurated in Kpehe through the help of Rev. Fr. Francis Larkin SS.CC. and some members in Kpehe Roman Catholic Church. These are in persons of Mr. Raphael Kwami Ahiabenu, Mr. Raphael Kumedzro, Mr. Gregory Kwami Odjam, Mr. John Asagba, Mr. Albert Djakpasu, Mr. Gorden Dei, Mr. Dominic Ocloo and Mrs. Dorothy Djakpasu, Lucas Fianya, Mr. Albert K. Hukportie. On 30th June, 1968, with the permission of Most Rev. J. Bowers, the then Bishop of Accra, the Sacred Heart Confraternity was inaugurated with a total membership of 200.

    Aims: The purpose of this society is to come together as one family in Christ and spread the love and peace of Christ to fellow Christians. We have many devotional practices such as: Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion to the Divine Mercy Holy Hour of reparation on Thursday preceding first Friday of every month Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and renewals at Homes Congresses, Rallies, Retreats to places. Night chain prayer, Adorations, Novenas, Culture drumming and dancing Our greeting is Sacred Heart of Jesus — Thy Kingdom Come. The Tarsicians are our youth. Every baptized Catholic is entreated to join this noble society and their lives will never be the same.

    Mr. Albert K. Hukportie 1967-1970
    Mr. Dominic Ocloo 1970-1973
    Mr. Faustinus Missodey 1973-1978
    Mr. Alfred Jiagge 1978-1980
    Mr. Christian K. W. Atiogbe 1980-1999
    Mr. Anthony Dome 1999-2001
    Mr. Clement Agbobli 2004-2006
    Mr. Dominic Geyevu 2006-2007
    Mr. Bright Paul Toboh 2006-2013
    Mrs. Gertrude Sylvia Quist 2013-date