"On behalf of the Portsmouth Bamenda Committee I wish to express my thanks to the people of the Diocese for their generosity in supporting the collection on Bamenda Sunday.
My thanks also to all those people who spoke at the masses and gave up their time in various fund raising projects.
Please remember Bamenda in your prayers in these difficult times."
Blessing and Prayers for Bamenda Sunday
God of heaven, of earth and all that is, pour forth your blessing upon the shepherds entrusted to the care of the people of Bamenda, we pray for Archbishop Cornelius and all the clergy, that through their ministry, the presence of your Son might be witnessed. Lord in your mercy…
Almighty and ever benevolent God, may your blessing be upon our twinned Diocese of Bamenda. We ask you to bestow peace and unity on their people at this time, that your grace may bring a renewed ability for all to love their neighbor. Lord in your mercy…
Heavenly Father, we ask for your blessing upon this plaque+, that whenever your faithful gaze upon it, that they might remember their Brothers and Sisters in Christ of Bamenda. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
Bishop Philip celebrated the 10 am Mass in the Cathedral and blessed a commemorative plaque to mark Archbishop Cornelius’s 35th anniversary of ordination as a bishop.
We prayed for Archbishop Cornelius, the clergy and people of our sister Diocese in Cameroon, the Archdiocese of Bamenda. We also had a second collection, for all the projects and support our Diocese wishes to give to the Church in Bamenda.