Memorial Mass and Funeral Rites for Br Francis Peter Amoako-Attah
A Memorial mass was organized on Saturday 5th March 2022 at Sacred Parish, Trede in Kumasi for our late Brother Francis Attah. The mass led by Rev. Fr. Godfred Appiah-Appiah-Marfo, the Chancellor of the Diocese of Obuasi was attended by the Archbishop Emeritus Peter Kwasi Sarpong, many priests, religious men and women, friends, relatives, and all the Marist Brothers living and working in Ghana. Indeed there was no better way to say a final farewell to our dear Brother Francis Attah than to pray in thanksgiving to God for his life.
In his homily, Archbishop Emeritus Sarpong invited the congregation to give thanks to God for the life of the great missionary, Br Francis Attah. The Archbishop Emeritus praised Brother Francis, for his good deeds, especially for his zeal for the mission and for the less privileged in society. In his view ‘we have gathered to celebrate the passing to the eternal glory of a great personality, and we can only but give praise and thanks to God for his life and love for the mission’. The former Prelate encouraged all present to always strive to excel in whatever things that they do because we only know the day of our birth but not the day of our death.
After the mass, refreshment was organized at the Marist Brothers Novitiate and everyone was invited to join in the sharing. The day continued with condolences at the funeral grounds where many sympathizers passed by to condole with the Brothers and the family members. We are grateful to God for the opportunity to give our Brother a befitting farewell. Indeed, we can only be grateful to God for the life of a great missionary and visionary. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in perfect peace. Amen