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August 18, 2018

25 couples wed at Holy Family Church Umunwoha

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A record-setting mass wedding ceremony took place at Umunwoha Holy Family Catholic Church Irete Owerri-West LGA on Saturday 31st October, 2015 as 25 couples exchanged vows in front of a large congregation of  faithful.

The wedding Mass, which attracted friends and well-wishers was officiated by  the chief host, Rev. Fr. Cosmas Onukwugha, the Parish Priest, assisted by Rev. Fr. Samuel Agu and Rev. Fr. Vernatius Ukachukwu.

Delivering the homily, Fr. Agu traced the origin of  the Sacrament of Matrimony to the old testament and harped on its importance to the individual Christian man or woman and for the church Christ’s his own faithful bride. He asked them to see their new status in the same light Jesus took the church as his own faithful bride. He reminded them to always have a forgiving heart and try to get rid of hear-say because it has destroyed most families.

While thanking the couples, Fr. Samuel urged the wives to be helpers to their husbands so that their children would be given special attention in a God-fearing way. He also asked the men to help in maintaining love, peace and harmony in the family, in addition to soft and pleasant words to help gladden the hearts of their wives.

The chairman of parish council, Dr. A. A. Igwemma thanked the Parish Priest for the good work going on in the parish as he encouraged the parishioners to join to work in the  Lord’s vineyard.

The Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Cosmas Onukwugha thanked God for his divine mercies and guidance.

He thanked Rev. Fr. Samuel Agu and Rev. Fr. Vernatius Ukachukwu and all those who contributed towards the success of the event especially the committees.

At the reception Hall, parishioners, friends and well-wishers of the couples joined in the celebration as organized by the Parish Priest. The guests were lavishly entertained with food and drinks . The  Wedding cake and other refreshments were provide  by the Parish.

Dignitaries at the ceremony included: the Chairman, Parish Council, Dr. A.A. Igwemma, Barr. Ken Charles Igbo, HRH Eze E.C. Ekwelibe. The reception was chaired by Hon. Livinus Nwanegbo.  All the chairmen of the Station Councils,  as well as the CWO President, Mrs. F. Madu, were present.


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