The Holy Ghost Catholic Church has started series of events to commemorate its silver jubilee, come 14th September.
The church has setup committees to ensure that the grand event is remarkably colorful and unforgettable.
Chairperson of the finance committee- Ester Kawa explained that they need an estimated sum of Le 50 million for the celebrations and also to undertake other developmental programs.
She explained that they have already started some fund raising activities and by the grace of God and the commitment of parishioners and the Christian community at large they are surely going to raise the proposed sum for the jubilee celebrations and other planned activities.
Focal person for the publicity of the event, Mathew Kanu disclosed that they are going to embarked on intensive publicity so that information about the celebration will spread like wild fire through out the Christian community in Sierra Leone and beyond.
Mr Nymba Williams, who is also a member of the planning committee for the proposed celebrations, explained that they intend calling on other churches to grace the occasion during their grand choir festival.
He appealed to all to give their widow’s mite in order to ensure that the celebrations are successful.
In the Christian liturgical calendar, there are several different feasts known as Feasts of the Cross, all of which commemorate the cross used in the crucifixion of Jesus. While Good Friday is dedicated to the Passion of Christ and the Crucifixion, these days celebrate the cross itself, as the instrument of salvation.
This feast is called, “Raising Aloft of the Precious Cross” or Holy Cross Day.
The feast commemorates the finding of the True Cross in 326 by Saint Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine I during a pilgrimage she made to Jerusalem.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchar was then built at the site of the discovery, by order of Helena and Constantine. September 14 is the titular feast of the Congregation of Holy Cross and this date also marks the beginning of the period of fasting, stipulated in the Rule of St. Albert to be followed by the religious of the Carmelite spiritual family, which ends in Easter Sunday.