Welcome, Rev. Fr. Frederick Tettey, OP
GREETINGS AND PEACE OF THE LORD BE WITH YOU ALL MY DEAR PEOPLE!
It’s with filial affection that I share ‘my story’ with you all. The gift of a child is celebrated with joy and all the fun fare the couple can afford. Same can be said about the birth of baby Frederick Kwesi Mawuli Tettey, born to Agnes and Michael Tettey at Takoradi. I happen to be the first of five children. I grew up in Accra and I can be described as a “churchy” boy because almost everything about me revolved around the Church. The experiences were very memorable and indelible; and I think it helped shape my choice of vocation.
I had my basic education in Accra and I attended the famous St. Thomas Aquinas SHS, Cantonment, Accra. I applied to join the Dominicans after secondary school and I was admitted about two years after I left school in January 2004. The first time I saw a Dominican friar wearing the Habit, I was not impressed at all, because of the way it looked (having grown up in a diocesan Parish and familiar with only the Cassock). However, since my admission and first profession in Ibadan, Nigeria, on August 8, 2005, I have grown to love the Dominican Habit dearly. I made Solemn profession on 8th August 2010. My priestly ordination was also in Ibadan, on 20th July 2013. After ordination, I have had the privilege to work in Lagos, Onitsha, and Abuja Archdioceses. And now, I am in Hamburg, to work with the Ghana Mission.
The Joy of the priesthood for me is behaving like Christ each day, in my office as “another Christ” and also being that “bridge builder”. Being there for the people of God and bringing Christ to them in both Word and Sacrament. I look forward to working hard among you with all my heart, my dear Ghanaians in Hamburg Archdiocese. It is my prayer that my time here in Hamburg will be fruitful and fulfilling, as we build up ourselves for God’s kingdom.