Goaso Diocesan Pastoral And Social Centre

The Catholic Diocese of Goaso, since its inception about 12 years ago has been able to put up a magnificent Diocesan Pastoral and Training Centre at Goaso. The centre is to serve as a place for Seminars, Retreats, etc for both Priests, Religious and the lay faithful in and outside the diocese, where one can have a period of self-examination on personal life and leadership training Centre for the Youth and the other Societies in the Church.

St. Joseph’s Training College

St. Joseph’s Training College like all rivers of academic knowledge started as trickles from its remote sources. From a modest beginning with the first crop of 21 men as students and and three members of staff in 1948, today, the college can boast of population of 900 students (men and women) and 42 members of teaching staff and also having trained several thousands of teachers who have served and continue to serve the needs of the length and breadth of the nation.

OLA Secondary


The school was the brain child of the chief of Kenyasi II, Nana Nsiah Ababio II.  He and his elder wished to have a Girls’ Secondary School in the area to help the young girl to acquire formal education.  To achieve this dream they approached the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sunyani, Most Rev. James Owusu (of Blessed Memory) who in turn contacted the international women congregation the OLA Sisters who also promptly responded to his call to establish and run the school.  the school was started with 34 pupils on the 27th of September, 1974.  it was absorbed into the Government Public System in September, 1976.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Hospital


St. Elizabeth Catholic Hospital in Hwidiem located in the Asutifi district of the Brong Ahafo Region was started as a sanatorium for small pox victims in 1956. It became a clinic under the Catholic Diocese of Kumasi. This was as a result of a request from the Chief and elders of Hwidiem Traditional Area. The request became necessary due to the many contagious diseases like small pox and leprosy that prevailed in the area. This clinic has developed into a modern hospital over the years and is currently under the administration of the Catholic Diocese of Goaso.With time, the hospital has been up graded to a district hospital.

St. Edward’s Maternity Clinic

St. Edward’s Maternity Clinic was established in 1996 at the request of the people and Chief of Dwinyama, through the Late Rev. Fr. Edward Scott Cssp; on behalf of the Bishop of Kumasi, Most Rev. Peter Kwasi Sarpong. It was set up as an outreach clinic of St. Patrick Hospital, Offinso.  It was an old church building which was partitioned into a clinic with an additional four-room block to serve as a Maternity Section in 1994. 

St. John Of God Hospital

Year of Establishment

St. John of God Hospital was established as a Maternity Home in 1953 with three Staff. The Traditional Council appealed to the Catholic Church to take up the running of the facility and Brother John Verbert, a Dutchman, was appointed to manage the facility.  Later, Dr. Magdalene, the first Dutch Medical Officer, was assigned to the facility by the Catholic Church.  She was later joined by the husband, also a Medical Practitioner who became the Medical Officer in-charge.

About us

The Catholic Diocese of Goaso is the sixteenth diocese in Ghana to be created by the Holy Father Pope John Paul II. Until October 1997, the Catholic Diocese of Goaso was part of the Catholic Diocese of Sunyani. The installation of the current and first Bishop, Most Rev. Peter Kwaku Atuahene, took place on Sunday, February 8, 1998, at Goaso.

Contact us

Postal address: Catholic Diocese of Goaso
P.O.Box 28, Goaso, B/A, Ghana
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