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May 21, 2018

Mothers’ Day Celebration:  A Product Of Mothers’ Roles

  BY Lady Nneoma Dr. Ify Felicity Okoro, JP (LSJI) Efforts of our mothers worth recognition. Mothers’ day celebration came up as a result of recognition of the efforts of mothers. These efforts as originated from the Bible are many and varied. Today, they are manifesting increasingly from our mothers to the society and these worth commendation. Mothers’ roles if traced from the Bible, include these; Matt 27:57  which tells us how Jesus’ mother carried His cross alone when her son was being carried down the cross for burial. In Luke 23:27-28, women of Jerusalem wept for Him on His…

ORLU DIOCESE: CWO, St. Andrew’s Parish Umueshi confers 27 with Ezinne Merit Award

Fr Declan Ugorji CMF presenting Certificate to one of the awardees

  The Catholic Women Organization (CWO), St. Andrew’s Parish Umueshi, Ideato South L.G.A, in the spirit of the New Year celebration conferred 27 of their members with Ezinne Merit Award, in recognition of their contributions to the growth of the church and maintenance of peace, both in their families and the society at large. In a homily, the Assistant Parish Priest, Rev Fr. Julius Ohiagbe (CMF) described the title of Ezinne as recognition of  distinguished women who have in so many ways discharged their primary responsibilities creditably. He said that it is an honour to women of faith, who are…

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…

Nneoma Ugha extols Bishop Amatu for realizing Diocesan dream

Nneoma Clara Ugha DCCWOP with Ichie Zaccheus Ugha husband receiving award from Bishop S A Amatu

Reacts to her recent “Ambassador” Award The President Okigwe Diocesan Catholic Women Organization (ODCWO) Nneoma Clara O. Ugha strongly believes that the incumbent Local Ordinary of the Diocese, Most Rev Solomon Amatu, is on the verge of arriving the dreamland of the founding fathers of Okigwe Diocese. The women apex leader expressed her conviction while interacting with reporters shortly after being conferred with an award of Worthy Ambassador of the Diocese, recently at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Okigwe. She cited the completion of the ultra-modern Diocesan Secretariat, the Pastoral/Retreat Centre and the Cathedral building projects which according to the…

Blessed Tansi Parish CWO ends August Women Meeting

Members of the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) Home and Abroad Union of Blessed Tansi Parish Ugwu Orji, Owerri, have rounded off their 2017 August Meeting with a Holy Mass held on Sunday 20th August, 2017. In her address at the occasion, President of the CWO (Home and Abroad), Mrs. Joy Ihejieto, stated that August Meeting is a period the women take stock of their past activities as well to plan ahead. She revealed that they are “conscious of the great work that lies ahead”, which is to complete and dedicate the church building. “The project we have selected for this…

CWO Sacred Heart Parish Egbu visits Charity Homes with gifts and cash donations

The Catholic Women Organization (CWO) Sacred Heart Parish, Egbu has rounded off the Mother’s Day 2017 with visit to two charity homes in Imo State on 24th June 2017.   The CWO executive led by the President Mrs. Bernadine M. Amuchie and their parish priest Rev. Fr. Kingsley Ogala and some of the CWO members stopped at Hope House Orphanage Ngugo at Ikeduru where they presented gift items and cash to the Home, the management of the Home led by Rev. Sr. Scholarstica… received the items and thanked the CWO members and their parish priest for their kindness, love and…

CWO Okigwe Diocese ends WUCCWO Week – Donates to charity

Activities marking the 2017 World Union Council of the Catholic Women Organization (WUCCWO) week in Okigwe Diocese was wrapped up Monday 5th June 2017, with courtesy visits to charity homes and the handicapped in the Diocese.   A release from the WUCCWO Regional Assembly office gave the theme of this year’s celebration as “WUCCWO Women, sowers of Hope: Commissioned to go out and bear fruits” (Jn 15:16).   The week-long activities kicked-off at parishes and were expected to feature retreat, seminar, rosary procession, visiting the less privileged and other activities as indicated by the Diocesan Council.   In her address,…

KSJI Ladies Auxiliary donates house to widow in Mbano

Joy knew no bounds at Ewuru, a suburb community in Umunachi autonomous community in Osuama clan, Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo State on Monday 19th December 2016 as the supreme subordinate Ladies Auxiliary Knights of St. John International Nigeria stormed the community with unprecedented outpouring of charity. Occasion was the commissioning of the widow’s housing project which beneficiary was Lady Elfreda Aloka and her only son. It all began with a concelebrated Eucharistic Sacrifice at which the Bishop of Okigwe Most Rev. S.A. Amatu presided. He was represented by the Vicar General II, Very Rev. Dr. Barth Nnaemedo. Other concelebrants…

St. Patrick’s Parish CWO Umuezegwu ends 2016 August meeting

… Confers honours 21 The grand finale of the 2016 Catholic Women Organization home and abroad August conference of St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish Ndiowerre Umuezegwu Ihitte-Uboma was held, Sunday 21st August 2016 at the parish centre. The edition which featured a four-day-long activities packed-program kicked off Thursday 18th and ended Sunday 21st August 2016 with a concelebrated Holy Mass at which the host parish priest Rev. Fr. Prof Francis Nwachukwu and Rev. Fr Christian Egwuekwe ministered. In the homily, Fr Egwuekwe reiterated the primary purpose of Christ’s advent and ministry as to save humanity that was lost to sin; adding…

Don’t joke with your prayer life – Priest advises married couples

Rev. Fr. Eustace Nwanekwu, the Assistant Parish Priest and Rev Patrick  Onyeka with the newly wedded couples after Mass. Married couples have been advised not to joke with their prayer life if they want to live in peace. The advice came from the Assistant Parish Priest of Mt. Carmel Church Emekuku in Owerri-North LGA, Rev. Fr. Eustace Nwanekwu while preaching homily at the wedding Mass of nine couples of the parish recently (Saturday July 9). He explained to them that prayer was necessary to enable them understand and appreciate each other and to nip causes of disagreement in the bud….

Okigwe Diocesan CWO President tasks mothers on morality, parity – Solicits prayers for Nigeria

  Mothers have been alerted over an imminent morality crisis looming over society and the urgent need to take steps to avert it. The Okigwe Diocesan President of the Catholic Women Organization (CWO), Nneoma Clara Ugha expressed this concern in an exclusive interview with The Leader on the occasion of the 2016 Catholic Mother’s Day celebration held on Sunday 10th April, 2016, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Umuduruegbeaguru in Onuimo LGA of Imo State. The Catholic Women leader cited rampant killings and blood-shed in schools that were meant for nurturing good conduct in leaders of the future; moral…

Holy Family Parish Uratta celebrates 2016 Mother’s Day …CWO honours 15 parishioners

The Parish Priest, Rev Fr Dr Jude Onwana blessing the Patrons and Matrons of the CWO after their presentation to Christ’s faithful. The Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of Holy Family Catholic Church Uratta, in Owerri-North LGA, has honoured a total of 15 parishioners, as part of this year’s Mother’s Day celebration.   While five of the honorees were decorated as “patrons” and “matrons” of CWO” 10 others received the “Mirror of Holy Family” Award. Hon. Anselm Onyeakazi and Dr. Reginald Ejimofor were presented as patrons while Lolo Lovetta A. Ahuekwe, Nnenwereugwu Philomena Osuoha and Dame Rose Ukaga were presented as…

OACCWO visits orphanage homes

OACCWO executive  at Fusco Hope House Ngugo, Ikeduru The executive of the Owerri Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Organization (OACCWO), on Friday November 20 embarked on visitation to the less privileged homes. The places they visited were: The Motherless Babies/Orphanage Home Okwu-Uratta Owerri-North LGA run by the Holy Family Sisters of the Needy and Blessed Thomas Maria Fusco Hope House in Ngugo, Ikeduru. Items donated included bags of rice, garri, yams, beverages and toiletries etc. In a brief remark at the orphanage homes, the OACCWO President, Lady Stella Acholonu commended them for the charity work they are doing and urged…

Owerri Archdiocesan Council of CWO ends annual seminar – Issues communique

The Catholic Women with Archbishop Obinna, their Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Dr. Cyril Akalaonu and Adviser, Rev. Sr. Mirian Petrus Ezeonye. The 2015 annual seminar of the Owerri Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Organization (OACCWO) has ended. The event, which was held in two phases took place from October 2 to 4 and October 16-18, 2015, at the Villa Mariae Complex Owerri with the theme: “Catholic Women, Sowers of Hope for the Common Good”. It started with penitential services, confessions and Holy Mass presided over by His Grace, Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, assisted by the OACCWO Chaplain,…

Okigwe Diocesan CWO ends 2015 August Meeting

  Activities for the 2015 Catholic Women Organization series of August Meetings in Okigwe Diocese have drawn to a close with the grand-finale apex Diocesan Council Conference held, Saturday 22nd August, 2015 at the CWO ultra modern conference centre, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Okigwe. The new Diocesan CWO Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Prof. Simon Anyanwu, Diocesan Chancellor, presided over the Holy Mass that flagged off activities for the day. Admonishing the mothers in a homily, Fr. Anyanwu enjoined them to remain vanguards of peace at home, parish, diocese and the wider society, since their role model, the Blessed Virgin Mary is…

C.W.O. August Meeting Desires: From the Perspective of Adequate Preparation of the Young for Christian Marriage (2)

  Happiness in marriage is greatly contributed by the issues raised above and therefore should be greatly taken into consideration. Furthermore, on the side of the daughter who is getting married, parents, particularly the mother, have the obligations to teach her the following; The need to be humble, tolerant and accommodating. Developing good relationship with God. You will gain respect from your husband by approaching him get. Endeavour to gain favour from your husband’s friends and relations. Learn to laugh and love yourself. As much as possible try to have confidence in yourself, do away with conflict and be submissive….

C.W.O. August Meeting Desires: From The Perspective Of Adequate Preparation of the Young For Christain Marriage (1)

Every year, Catholic Women Organization (C.W.O) experiences her August meeting in the whole Christendom. It takes place at the month of August. Women who are “abroadians” use this opportunity to travel home. Women, both home and abroad use this opportunity to stay together, iron out their differences, identify their problems, proffer solutions and plan for projects for the development of not only the church but also their entire community. In addition, C.W.O lays emphasis on spiritual talks that are stimulating and soul touching. All are geared towards achieving peaceful homes, families, churches, communities and even the society at large. This…

Catholic Church honours Theresa Uba as ‘Ezinne’

Ezinne Louisa Uba(L) and Ezinne Theresa Ifeanyi-Uba Last Sunday people from all walks of life, converged at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Amaifeke Orlu, Imo State, as Obidiya Theresa Ifeanyi-Uba, among twenty-four others were conferred with the prestigious ‘Ezinne’ award by the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) Orlu Dioceses of Nigeria. This was in recognition of her Contributions to the church and humanity at large in terms of spiritual life and charity to the people. In his remarks, during the Mass, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Bede Chigozie Dike, acknowledged that the event was purely a diocesan affair, and that those nominated…

CWO Ahiara Diocese ends Home/Abroad August Meeting

L – R Chief Ikedi Ohakim, Msgr. Nwalo, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, Fr. Akuchie, Nneoha Felicia Nwogu …Prof. (Mrs.) Viola Onwuliri honoured To say that the month of August is, in recent time becoming synonymous with women of Igbo extraction may be stressing the obvious. This is because it is within this period that women residing far and near converge at their various communities in solidarity with those at home, where they saddle themselves with the task of deliberating issues of urgent attention that affect their communities, as well as those which may be quite peculiar to the women folk. However,…

Charity, gateway to abundance – Priest

  – As St. Jude’s Mbano Parish CWO honours members Christians have been admonished to cultivate the virtue of giving as it is a means of attracting God’s favour of abundance. Rev. Fr. Augustine Eziefule, Parochial Vicar St. Jude’s Parish Mbano Headquarters stated this in his sermon with the theme: From Scarcity To Abundance, Sunday 26th July 2015, during a Eucharistic  celebration to mark the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) Feast day and honours award of St. Jude’s Parish Isiala Mbano Headquarters. The priest observed that though the pre-occupation of man from ages past has remained how to make ends meet, man…