Reported by: Bernadette Cabe
Fr. Moses Akebule’s 25th Anniversary in the Priesthood
Welcome and congratulations to our new Parochial Vicar, Fr. Moses Akebule.
Fr. Moses celebrated his Silver Jubilee (25th anniversary of Priesthood) mass on August 9th with Bishop Larry Silva in attendance; Fr. Pascual Abaya, Pastor, and Fr. Joseph Ayinpuusa of St. Jude Parish concelebrated. The Preface sang by both Frs. Moses and Joseph, the offertory processing songs sang by the OLGC Youth Choir, were in “Gurune”, one of Ghana’s dialects and composed by Fr. Joseph. Bishop Larry Silva, priests, deacons and parishioners enjoyed a delicious dinner followed by a short entertainment. On his actual ordination anniversary, Fr. Moses was given a surprise potluck breakfast by parishioners.
On August 11, 1990 was ordained at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Minor Basilica, Navrongo, Ghana. While in Ghana, he served in several parishes and held positions as Parochial Vicar, Diocesan Youth Chaplain, Diocesan Financial Administrator and Cathedral Administrator of the Sacred Heart Cathedral of Bolgatanga. Fr. Moses completed Post Graduate studies at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA, with a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) in 2002.
Aside from his pastoral care duties at the OLGC Parish, Pearl City, Fr. Moses also serves as the Spiritual Director for the Outreach Ministry and the Youth, Adult and Family Ministry. He feels at home in Hawaii as he finds many similarities with Ghana such as the weather and the food. His hobbies and interests include sports, traveling and reading.