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August 14, 2018

Don’t take devil for granted – Bishop Amatu warns

Don't take devil for granted – Bishop Amatu warns

  …As KSM Okigwe Diocese fetes Papal Awardees Knights and Ladies of the Order of St Mulumba Okigwe Diocesan Council recently converged on the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception podium Okigwe for thanksgiving Mass and reception in honour of their members recently elevated by Pope Francis to the prestigious Orders of the Knights of St. Gregory the Great, KSG, Knights of St Sylvester (KSS); Ladies (Dames) of KSS, Benemerenti Medalists and also KSM Chaplains raised to Papal Chamberlain. Most Rev S.A. Amatu presided at the Mass. Admonishing the knights and ladies, the prelate enjoined them to persevere in faith and holiness,…

Bishop Amatu calls for upholding  of church integrity

  Those who receive special recognitions from the church have been charged to conduct themselves well, so as to preserve the integrity of the church. Most Rev. S.A. Amatu, Catholic Bishop of Okigwe Diocese gave the admonition as he performed the investiture of Sir Jude Chibueze Ukanyirioha (KSJI), who was recently honoured as Papal Knight of St. Sylvester (KSS) by His Holiness Pope Francis at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Okigwe, 23rd December 2017. The prelate elucidated on the modalities of selecting a papal awardee and said the few selected were mere samples of a lot more eligible candidates in…

CWO Okigwe Diocese ends 2017 Annual Seminar

Seeks more Christian women involvement in governance Fetes Bishop S.A. Amatu The 2017 annual seminar of the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) Okigwe Diocese held between 24th to 26th November 2017 at the CWO Conference Centre, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Okigwe has ended with a clarion call on Christian women to seek more involvement in political governance in order to effect desired change in the polity. Delegates came from all parishes in the Diocese.     In a keynote address the CWO Diocesan President, Nneoma Amb. Clara Ugha welcomed all delegates, their spiritual directors, and also unveiled the guest lecturers as…

Sacred Heart Feast Day 2017: Patron seeks committed, fresh members

The 2017 feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus at the St. Jude’s Parish Mbano Headquarters chapter of the Apostleship of Prayer, League of Sacred Heart of Jesus was held Sunday 25th June 2017. There was a call on convinced and committed Catholics to come join the League in devotion to the lord. A patron and promoter of the League of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Brother Anthony Aligwekwe made the appeal in an exclusive interview with The Leader, shortly after the feast. Brother Aligwekwe reminded Catholics that the sacred heart of Jesus is the ultimate resort upon which all hopes for…

Bishop Amatu extols Mothers …As CWO Okigwe diocese marks Day

Catholic mothers have been extolled for their unity of purpose and sustained support in the diocese which has contributed in no small measure to the growth of the church. Bishop of Okigwe, Most Rev. S.A. Amatu expressed the appreciation as he declared open activities for the 2016 CWO Day for the diocese held October 22nd 2016 at the CWO conference centre, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Okigwe. The prelate who had earlier in his homily during the holy Mass that marked the occasion, called on mothers to key into activities for closing the Extra-ordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy as it draws…

CWO Okigwe Diocese ends 2015 WUCCWO week -Gives succor to the needy

  Activities marking the 2015 World Union Council of Catholic Women Organization (WUCCWO) week in Okigwe Diocese have drawn to a close with the grand-finale events held at the Diocesan Council level, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Venue was the CWO Ultra-Modern Conference Centre, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Okigwe.  Activities for the weeklong events centred at various parishes between 6th and 12th May 2015. The grand-finale, however, featured rosary procession, sing-song, address by the diocesan president, which culminated in presentation of cash, food, clothes and other gift materials to the less privileged, which the President Barr. Chief Lady Chisara Egwim-Chima, explained…