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July 16, 2018

Feast of Sacred Heart & Immaculate Heart observed in Owerri

Fr Basil Opurum flanked by the Awardees and other priests

  Annunciation Catholic Parish World Bank, Owerri played host to members and friends of the Owerri Archdiocesan Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary Association on Saturday June 9. The annual celebration was preceded with a 9-day novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Provincial Chaplain of the Association, Rev. Fr. Basil Opurum presided at the Mass with the Assistant Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Eziamuche Onuoha, and Rev. Fr. Alex Okere concelebrating. Delivering the homily, Fr. Okere harped on love as what characterizes the Sacred Heart of Jesus and that of Mary, adding…

Tunnel construction threatens T.C.K. Osuji’s residence, others

The tunnel being constructed by the Imo State Government across Assumpta Avenue Owerri is posing a great danger to the house of an elder stateman, Mr. T.C.K. Osuji and other residents of the area. Showing our reporter round the building, Dame Rose Osuji, wife of T.C.K. Osuji said flood from Control Post has eaten deep into their fence and it could give way any moment from now unless those constructing the tunnel did something urgently to check the menace. She said that despite her warning at the beginning of the construction that blocking the water channel would pose great danger…

Leadership is for service, not intimidation – Fr Ralph Madu

…As Fr George Nwachukwu celebrates silver jubilee When, on being sworn-in, late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua stated that he was going to adopt a servant leadership model, he used the metaphor to draw attention to the simplicity, sacrifice and self-giving sense of service that he hoped to bring to leadership. This he tried to live out in his presidency in spite of his fragile health. Today the notion of servant leadership and its option for the poor poses a serious challenge to Africa in general and Nigeria in particular. Rev Fr Ralph Madu, Secretary General, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, recalled…

KSM Holy Rosary Sub-Council receives her new priest

The new priest poses with his parents and other members of the Holy Rosary Sub-Council The ordination of Rev Fr Nnaemeka Ugochukwu Njezi as a priest of God according to the order of Melchizedek took place on the 6th of August 2016 at Assumpta Cathedral by the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province His Grace Most Rev Dr. A.J.V Obinna. Thereafter on the 7th of August 2016, the people of Awo-Omamma received their son Rev. Fr. Nnemeka Ugochukwu Njezi, the seventh priest in order of precedence in the community. This was a colourful event as it was his first outing…

Concession of General Hospitals in Imo: Police avert bloodbath at Ihitte-Uboma LGA

The quick intervention of Ihitte-Uboma Divisional Police Officer, Sunny Emeka, to the crises and confusion brewing at the General Hospital Ihitte-Uboma averted mayhem  and shading of blood at the premises of the Hospital on Friday  Nov 6. Trouble started when hundreds of Imo Community Watch, (a security outfit) of Imo State Government drawn from the three Local Governments of Ehime-Mbano, Ihitte Uboma and Obowo LGA’s respectively stormed the General Hospital in a desperate bid to seize and hand it over to the concessionaires from Ochie Dike Diagnostic Centre as arranged by the authorities. The security personnel forced their way into…

Start evangelizing today either by actions or words – Priest

The Awardees pose with the Parish Priest,  Rev. Fr. Dr. Kelvin C. Ugoamadi Rev. Fr. Remigius Ebiziem has charged Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish Akwakuma Owerri  to always teach their children by example, not saying a different thing and doing a different one all-together. The occasion was the 2015 Catholic Men Organization (CMO) Day celebration.  He described CMO as the “home pillars.” Mean- while, the activities started on 31st of April, with a retreat on a topic “The Role of Christian Fathers on Evangelization” as presented by Rev. Fr. Ebiziem (the curate) This was followed by a road show…