This week we welcome Fr Ignatius Boakye as the new Assistant Priest for the Cathedral Parish. Ignatius was born in Agona in the Sekyere South District in the Ashanti region of Ghana to Rose Afia Boahemaa and Gabriel Afful . Fr Ignatius is the third and last of three siblings. He was a parishioner of the St. Peter Catholic Church at Agona in the Konongo Mampong Diocese under the pastoral care of Most Rev. Joseph Osei Bonsu.
Fr Ignatius started School at the Gospel international School and Interbeton Junior Secondary school. His senior secondary education was at Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School, Agona. After his secondary education, he started the Post Secondary Seminary formation at St. Joseph Minor Seminary at Mampong for a year.
In October 2009 he entered the St. Gregory the Great Provincial
Major Seminary to study Philosophy and Theology and completed his studies in May 2017. Fr Ignatius was ordained a Deacon on 17 December 2016 for the Catholic Diocese of Konongo Mampong by Most Rev. Joseph Osei Bonsu.
On July 22 2017, Fr Ignatius was ordained a priest and was posted to St. Sebastian Catholic Parish as an associate pastor to Fr Joseph Osei Atta. After a year at St Sebastian’s the parish priest passed away (may his soul rest in peace) and Fr Ignatius was appointed acting Parish Priest and served in that role for 3 years until his new appointment here in Salford.
Please continue to pray for Fr Ignatius as he settles into his new role at the Cathedral.