Mary Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church

Mary Mother of Good Counsel Church was birthed as an outstation of Christ the King Catholic Church, Cantonments- Accra. On 1st of December 1996, Rev. Fr. (now Msgnr.) Stephen Adu-Kwaning, then Parish Priest of Christ the King Church (CTK), presided over the first Eucharistic Celebration under a tree on the compound, near the HDR Convent. The first Mass was attended by 12 people, comprising of friends of the Handmaids of the Divine Redeemer Sisters and Parishioners of Christ the King Church, who lived nearby. The Collection for that first Mass was an amount of 140,000 cedis, (now GHS 14).  This was the very humble beginning of the first outstation of Christ the King Church.

From then on, every Sunday, in sunshine and sometimes in rain, Holy Mass was celebrated on this compound. With numbers gradually picking up, Masses continued under the tree and progressed to canopies, while work commenced on a School Building.

Catholics in the neighborhood supported every activity of this small community whole-heartedly – hosting Visiting Priests, moving and keeping Church furniture, arranging, and dismantling canopies after each Service. During his first pastoral visit to the young Church in September 1999, His Grace Most Rev. Dominic Andoh, then Archbishop of Accra, christened this Community, Mary Mother of Good Counsel Church.

The early Members, by their service and selfless giving, had begun a tradition of generosity that will become the hallmark of the Community. This enabled us to start and complete the church building, the rectory and create a beautiful environment of worship. 

Over the last 25 years the number who worship with us has increased and so have the number and variety of groups and societies that help members to nurture and grow a deep Catholic faith.