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May 27, 2018

CMO Day at St. Michael’s Amakohia: Fathers told to represent Christ, even in politics

2018 CMO Day at St Michael Parish Amakohia

  As politics tops discussions in the country in view of the next general election which is already at the corner, Christian fathers have been called upon to retrieve from the jaws of impunity the image of Nigeria’s politics by bringing their Christian faith to bear. This was even as they were told to engage in active politics so as to effect changes to the present-day political narrative of the country. Vicar General, Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Ibole dropped the hints at St. Michael’s Catholic Parish Amakohia, Uratta Owerri North LGA when members of the Catholic…

CYON St. Brendan’s Amakohia ends Cultural Week

CYON St. Brendan's Amakohia ends Cultural Week

Catholic youths have been viewed as the hope of the Church just as culture remains one of the glaring definitive features of man. In the light of this celebrated facts, the Catholic Youth Organization of St Brendan’s Catholic Parish Amakohia Ikeduru saw the necessity to appreciate the Catholic Church and celebrate her cultural identity and heritage in this year’s youth/cultural week with the theme “Cut off from me, you can do nothing” (John 15:5). Sunday 13th August 2017 ushered in the flag off which was done by His Royal Highness Eze Dr Innocent Umunnakwe Alaribe Eze Oha III Amakohia Autonomous…

Flood Wrecks Havoc in Owerri …One person Dead

The flooded premises of Sacred Heart Catholic Church Akwakuma

A young man was found dead due to massive flooding during one of the heavy downpours in Owerri, the Imo state capital around West End area last week. This is in addition to many structures washed away during the heaviest rainy week in the year, so far. In another development The Leader responded to a distress call from Sacred Heart Catholic Church Akwakuma recently. Fr. Dr. Kevin Ugoamadi and his parishioners were helpless as flood virtually submerged parts of the church and some classrooms in the adjoining school. The church’s walls and some structures were hacked down by Government during…

St Michael’s Amakohia Uratta dedicated …Marks 25 Years Anniversary

The Catholic community of St Michael’s Parish Amakohia in Owerri North L.G.A wore a festive mood, Friday September 30, 2016 as their refurbished church was dedicated by the Most Rev Dr Anthony Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri. The catholic community also used the occasion to mark the 25 years anniversary of their parish. In his sermon, the Archbishop thanked God for His mercies as children of God are privileged to experience His glory in His church as it is being dedicated. “We are also being dedicated through divine sanctification. Those who glory in sin especially the sins of the flesh…

St. Michael’s Parish Amakohia marks Year of Mercy …Visits Motherless babies home

The Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Patrick Ibole, the Parish Pastoral Council members and the parishioners of St. Michael’s Catholic Church Amakohia, on Monday, October 17, 2016, joined other Catholics to mark the special mission Sunday and Year of Mercy by paying a charity visit to the motherless babies home in Owerri. They donated various types of food items, such as cartons of Indomie, milk, drinks, detergents and cash. Speaking at the occasion on behalf of the Parish Priest, the curate, Rev. Fr. Benedict Anyanwu, said they came in accordance with the directive to all parishes in the Catholic Archdiocese of…

Tragedy hits Fedpoly Nekede

Gunmen kill staff Student dies in wedding ceremony It was not the best of times for the Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri as the institution lost two gentlemen – a staff and a student, in tragic circumstances recently. While the staff, Mr. Jude Chukwudi Opara of the Exams Department was shot dead on Friday March 11, along Amakohia Road, near Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri by unknown gunmen, the student, Mr. Raymond Ikechukwu Atuenyi, was said to have collapsed and died while singing at a wedding ceremony at Ozuitem, Bende, Abia State. His remains were laid to rest on…

EEDC plunges Owerri into darkness

  Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has plunged several parts of Imo State into darkness since three weeks now, with no flicker of electricity in the affected places. Several days of investigations carried out by Business Day correspondent in parts of the state showed that a circuit breaker line at a major distribution line at Owerri-Onitsha Expressway got destroyed. BusinessDay reliably gathered from an insider that Owerri Business District beckoned on EEDC headquarters in Enugu to approve and deploy materials for the circuit-breaker’s replacement, but Enugu asked Owerri to source for it and repair, whereas the latter said it didn’t…

Members of the Okigwe Concerned Youth Forum Inaugurated

Members of the Okigwe Concerned Youth Forum in picture after Inauguration A Non-Governmental Organization made up of youths of various professions in Okigwe zone was inaugurated a fortnight ago.  The humanitarian youth body known as Okigwe Concerned Youth Forum (OCYF), which has as its founder and National President, Barr. Sir Jude Emeakaroha was formed with the objective of alleviating sufferings of the down-trodden in Okigwe zone and Imo State in general. In his inaugural address, the Founder, Barr. Jude Emeakaroha declared: “The aim of this structure is to bring succor to the grassroots directly, and to the actual people that…

St. Michael’s Amakohia inaugurates New Parish Council Executive

Very Rev.  Fr. Patrick Ibole with members of the newly inaugurated Pastoral Council February 22, 2015 was a new beginning in the pastoral activities of St. Michael’s Catholic Church Amakohia Uratta as the faithful witnessed the inauguration of the newly elected members of the Parish Pastoral Council. The occasion began with an inaugural Mass presided over by the Parish Priest, Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Ibole. Delivering the homily, Fr. Ibole reflected on the Sunday readings, saying, we need to be like Noah who was the only righteous person in a time when the earth was filled with corruption and abomination,…

Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish Amakohia celebrates feast day

The Parish Choir preforming during the Immaculate Conception Feast. The Catholic Community of Immaculate Conception Parish Amakohia-Uratta, Owerri, Imo State on Sunday, December 7, 2014, gathered to mark their Feast day, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception usually celebrated on 8th December. Delivering his homily, the Parish Priest, Fr. Hilary Iheonu re-affirmed the purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, stating that God cannot use what is defiled as vessel for the birth of his Son.  Hence Mary is “Immaculate”. According to him, God wanted to deliver man from the point view of man, that was why his son Jesus Christ…

Fr. Ibole celebrates feast of St. Patrick with pupils of St. Michael’s Nur/Pri School Amakohia

Rev. Fr. Patrick Ibole and the pupils of St. Michael’s Nursery/Primary School Amakohia, Uratta, joined millions of Catholics worldwide to celebrate this year’s Feast of St. Patrick, March 17. The celebration started with a thanksgiving Mass presided over by Fr. Ibole. In his sermon, Fr. Ibole  who is also the Vicar-General of Owerri Archdiocese, traced the life and time of St. Patrick, how he was kidnapped at the age of 16, sold into slavery in Ireland and after six years of living the life of a shepherding slave, Patrick escaped and returned to Britian. However, he felt God calling him…

Fire destroys three buildings at Amakohia Secondary School

Bush fire wreaked havoc at Amakohia Secondary School Ikeduru, Imo State where three buildings were burnt down, January 7, 2014. The affected buildings include; the Principal’s House, the Technical Workshop and the Engine Room. The Principal of the School, Mr. Nath Iwunwah told THE LEADER that the bush fire entered the school compound at about 1.30 p.m. on the fateful day and almost engulfed the entire school premises, consuming the afore-mentioned buildings. The fire incident occurred while the school was still on Christmas holidays.  The inferno attracted a few concerned persons who put spirited efforts to save the buildings but…

St. Michael’s Amakohia receives twin priests

St. Michael’s Catholic Parish, Amakohia Uratta was on Sunday, August 18, 2013 received her two newly ordained priests, Rev. Frs. Henry Obiomachukwu Nwanguma and Maxwell Chima Nwoha. Preaching a homily at the Mass, Rev. Fr. Jude Obinna Ifeadiro of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Aba, advised Christians to be mindful of what they speak with their mouth as there is power in spoken words. Fr. Ifeadiro stressed on the need for Christians to always stand on the path of truth and to engrave the love and fear of God in their lives in order to live good Christian lives. The…