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July 17, 2018

CBSN ends annual seminar in Ngugo

Members of the Catholic Bible Society of Nigeria (CBSN) Owerri Archdiocese were on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Ngugo ended their 30-day annual seminar with the promise to continue carrying out the spiritual exercise for renewal of their love for the word of God and the church. The spiritual revival grand finale, which took place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Ngugo Ikeduru LGA, Imo State was well attended by members of the Bible Society from various parishes in Owerri Archdiocese. During his homily at the Mass, which commenced the event, Rev. Fr. Anthony Agugo (CMF) charged CBSN members to march…

Infant Jesus Confraternity ends 2nd National Conference in Owerri

A three-day Second Annual National Delegates Conference of the Confraternity of the Miraculous Infant Jesus of Prague has ended in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The conference which was attended by delegates from 12 Catholic dioceses in Nigeria, took place from June 7-9, 2013 at the Maria Assumpta Pastoral Centre, Owerri The highlights of the activity-packed conference were: fund raising and the delegates meeting.  These were preceded by a talk delivered by the Owerri Archdiocesan Chaplain of the confraternity, Rev. Fr. Henry Opara, Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Catholic Church Umuawuka, Emii on the second day of the event.  Its…

Owerri Catechetical College begins admission of fresh candidates

– Director appeals to parishes, sodalities to sponsor candidates Parishes and sodalities have been advised to sponsor candidates to the St. Augustine’s Catechetical College Owerri. The Director of the college, Rev. Fr. Dr. Alex Okoro made the appeal in an interview with THE LEADER.  The college runs a two-year programme leading to a Diploma in Catechesis. The Director explained that the college forms and trains catechizers who are expected to be teachers of the faith in their parishes and sodalities, adding that training of catechizers has become even more necessary especially in this year of faith and in the light…

St. Hilary’s Parish rolls out the drums – As Archbishop inaugurates parish

It was jubilation galore throughout Amaukwu Orodo in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, Sunday, June 2, 2013 when the entire community: Catholics and non-Catholics, men and women, youths and children, trooped out in their thousands to celebrate the inauguration of St. Hilary’s Catholic Parish, Amaukwu Orodo. The occasion which marked the maiden pastoral visit of the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, His Grace, Most Rev. A.J.V. Obinna to that church also, featured the administration of the Sacrament of confirmation on 47 candidates (10 boys and 37 girls). It would be recalled that the parish which was carved out…

St. Thomas More fetes Ogbaku Spiritual Year Seminary

The heavy rains of Sunday, May 26, 2013 and the deplorable roads to the seminary were no deterrent enough to hold or dampen the spirit of the members of St. Thomas More Special Jurisdiction, New Owerri with their priest-in-charge, Rev. Fr. Dan Anyanwu to show their full support and encouragement to the formators and seminarians of Assumpta Spiritual Year Seminary, Ogbaku. The executives and some representatives of the Church gathered in their numbers to visit one of the formation grounds of the priests of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri.  They were warmly received by the Rector and seminarians.  Introducing the…

Owerri Laity Council kicks-off Outreach visit to Parishes

-Begins with Emekuku Zone 1 In order to sensitize the laity on the need to be more active in their apostolate, the Owerri Archdiocesan Catholic Laity Council has embarked on interactive outreach visit to parishes in the Archdiocese. The outreach programme kicked-off on May 26, at Mt. Carmel Parish Emekuku for all the parishes in Zone One. Addressing representatives of the parishes in the zone, the Chairman of Owerri Archdiocesan Catholic Laity Council (OACLCN), Engr. (Prof.) C.D. Okereke (KSM) said the outreach programme was part and parcel of its work-plan in 2013 to visit parishes at zonal level to sensitize…

Church Finance Officers hold workshop in Owerri …Chancellor calls for honesty, accountability

A one-day training workshop organized by the Owerri Catholic Archdiocesan Finance Council for Finance Officers in parishes, service centres, Catholic hospitals, schools and industries, have ended in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The activity-packed workshop, which took place at the Pastoral Centre, Wetheral Road Owerri, featured the presentation of four papers by finance experts, interventions by prominent personalities, interactive session and fielding of questions by participants. The Chairman of the Archdiocesan Finance Council, Sir Hartly Egbulefu, delivered a paper on “Keeping to Budget”, while, Mr. Ray Ahumibe, Zonal Area Manager, United Bank for Africa, UBA, lectured on “Increasing Revenue in…

Silver Jubilee anniversary: An act of thanksgiving – Bishop Ukwuoma

–     As Prof. & Mrs. Tony Uzoma clock 25 years in marriage It was all joy and merriments as Prof. Anthony Uwandu-Uzoma and Mrs. Beatrice Ifeyinwa Uzoma marked their silver jubilee wedding anniversary at St. Gregory’s Catholic Parish Amaigbo, Nwangele LGA, Imo State on Saturday, May 11, 2013. The silver jubilee celebration commenced with a concelebrated Eucharistic Mass presided over by the chief shepherd of Orlu diocese, Most Rev. Dr. A.T. Ukwuoma and assisted by about 50 priests from different dioceses of Igboland, including Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Ibole, Vicar-General Owerri Archdiocese, Rev. Fr. Dr. Alphonsus Oha, Chancellor, Owerri Archdiocese…