Prayer and Action Groups in the Archdiocese of Bamenda

In the Archdiocese of Bamenda, there are about 17 Prayer and Action Groups in the various parishes and Quasi Parishes. These include: Association of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Divine Mercy Devotion, Legion of Mary, Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement, Precious Blood of Jesus Devotion, Blue Army, Bona Mors, St. Jude Apostolate, St. Vincent de Paul, Father Samson’s Foundation, St. Philomena group, Youth Apostolate, Catholic Women’s Association and the Catholic Men Association, the Samba. Most of these groups have already been in the Archdiocese during the last quinquennium. Most of them have weekly meetings and give promotional talks on the activities of their groups in the respective parishes, Quasi Parishes and also at Deanery levels. They are also organized at the level of the Archdiocese. They also carry out some charitable works in the Archdiocese like caring for the sick and needy. Chaplains have been attached to some of these groups to guide them in their spiritual journey.


Recently, many of them have seen the need to have a deeper formation. This explains why some groups sponsor their members to do the Maryvale Certificate/Diploma Course for two years through distance learning. Those who are sent to do this programme help back in their various prayer and action groups in sharing the knowledge they have acquired.