Fr. Godfrey was born into a devoutly Catholic family on July 12, 1973. When he was a young altar boy, he noticed that his parish priest was always beaming with great happiness. One day he asked, “how much do you get paid for doing this job?” The priest laughed and said, “I don’t receive any salary, but the blessings I receive for doing this work are more than any salary could afford.” These words have stuck with Fr. Godfrey ever since. Fr. Godfrey said he wasn’t thinking about becoming a priest, but his pastor saw the seed of a possible vocation for him. A few years later, at the same priest’s suggestion, he took a seminary entrance exam and eventually entered the school. “I had a choice between the regular high school and the seminary. But I had no intention of becoming a priest. I thought I would leave after my schooling and become a marine engineer.” As he advanced in his studies, however, he began to feel a calling. “I started recognizing that there was something that was pulling me to stay on.” In 2002, Fr. Godfrey was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Cape Coast in Ghana. Fr. Godfrey came to the United States in 2009 to participate in a program focused on the New Evangelization. He came into the Diocese of Biloxi in 2011, where Bishop Morin appointed him as Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas the Aquinas Parish in Hattiesburg. He was appointed Pastor of Our Mother of Sorrows and Blessed Seelos Parishes in 2018.
Blessed Seelos and Our Mother of Sorrows are blessed to have had Fr. Godfrey and wish him well with his ministry. God has big plans for him. We were among the fortunate to be a part of those plans.
You will be missed, but won’t be far away!
“Being with people and praying with people is the source of my joy!”~ Fr. Godfrey Andoh