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August 16, 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…

2018 Father’s Day: Fathers, reason for the season

…Be a father as St. Joseph of the Holy family Holy Mother the Church makes out time to pay attention to the role of the family in the Church and by extension in the society. This she does through the celebration of every component of the family-father, mother and the youth. The church has set aside May 6th, 2018 as the Day for Catholic fathers, not just as a mere ceremonial programme but a day to reconscientise the fathers on their role in the family, church and society and also bring to the fore their main role, in case there…

Don’t expect dividends of democracy when you vote in bad government – Sir Ejike Uche

Nigerians have been advised to “look well” before casting their votes in future elections to avoid the mistake of voting in 419ners and people of strange characters in government. A renowned politician and chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Hon Chief Ejike Uche gave this advice in his address on the occasion of the 2016 Owerri Archdiocesan CMO Day held at Maria Assumpta Cathedral, October 15. Hon Uche, a former commissioner in Imo State urged Christian fathers to ensure good upbringing of their children so that they would not be willing tools in the hands of 419ners who…

St. Jude’s Naze rounds off activities marking 2016 Father’s Day

Catholic Men Organization (CMO) of St Jude’s Catholic Parish, Naze in Owerri-North Local Government Area of Imo State kicked off their Father’s Day celebration on 27-04-2016 with seminar/retreat/confession and lecture delivered by Rev. Fr. Donald Nwosu with the theme: “Mercy has found me”. On 28/04/2016, the Executive Committee of the CMO led by the President, Ugwunna V.C. Agoha, KSM, the Secretary, Mr. Vitalis O. Diala and the Assistant Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Donald Nwosu visited the Holy Family Sisters of the Needy, St. Joseph’s Home for Orphans and Destitute Okwu-Uratta, Owerri, where they donated various food items. The donation was…

Mt. Carmel Emekuku celebrates Father’s Day …Honours 13 Parishioners

Parishioners of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church Emekuku Owerri, on Sunday May 1, 2016, celebrated this year’s Father’s Day under the auspices of the Catholic Men Organization (CMO). The organization used the opportunity to honour 13 parishioners who had performed outstanding roles in the upliftement of the parish. Rev. Fr. Dr. Alex Okoro, the Parish Priest, who presided over the occasion, concelebrated the Holy Mass with his Assistant, Rev. Fr. Eustace Nwanekwu. A 5-man delegation of the Owerri Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Men Organization (OACCMO) led by the Vice-President, Sir Felix Ikpe was there to grace the occasion and encourage fathers…

CKC Parish Agwa Celebrates 2015 CMO Day

  Members of the Catholic Men Organization (CMO) of CKC Parish Agwa, Oguta LGA, joined their counterparts in Owerri Archdiocese to celebrate this year’s Father’s Day recently. In his homily, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. I.O. Iwuoha charged the CMO members to be up and doing.  He also told them to emulate St. Joseph their Patron Saint. The Parish Pastoral Council Chairman, Mr. K.C. Iromaka praised the CMO for turning out in their large numbers and urged them to be regular and committed to church activities mostly that of CMO. Similarly, the CMO President, Mr. Benjamin Iherizie expressed happiness over…

St. Patrick’s Parish Ogwa celebrates CMO Day

  The ceremony started with a Holy Mass presided over by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Nnochiri. In his homily, the Parish Priest urged the parishioners, especially the members of the Catholic Men Organization (CMO) to be alife to their responsibilities as God made man to be the leader and head of homes.  He told to emulate St. Paul, who was one of the earliest persecutors of the Christians but later became one of the powerful apostles of Christ.  He also said that men (leaders) should refrain from excessive taking of alcoholic drinks which very often induce them to…

CKC Umuoba-Uratta Celebrates Father’s Day – Honours five

Chief Richard Ebuzor with Rev. Fr. Hyginus E. Ogbonna and Rev. Fr. Dr. Longinus Chinagorom at the CMO day Activities marking the 2015 Father’s Day at Christ the King Catholic Parish Umuoba-Uratta have ended with Holy Mass, Award of honour as well as visit to Christians Child Care Motherless Babies Home, Uratta. The week-long programme  which featured football match between CKC Christian fathers Umuoba and Christian Fathers of St. Titus Anglican Church Umuoba Uratta,  ended 2-0 in favour of CKC; Retreat by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Hyginus Ogbonna and two lectures by Rev. Fr. Dr. Longinus Chinagorom of the…

Live up to expectations – Fr. Njoku urges CMO

Fr. Edmud Njoku P.P. (m) flanked by Mr. Pat Okereafor Parish Council Chairman (l), Mr. Andrew Emeana (r) and other CMO members shortly after Mass – As St. Mary’s Obibiezena marks Father’s Day Members of the Catholic Men Organization (CMO) have been reminded that their role as head of families is a divine privilege accorded them by God which should be conscientiously discharged by living up to the expectations which the church and the society have for them. Rv. Fr. Dr. Edmund Njoku made this call at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish Obibiezena, Owerri North LGA while delivering a homily in…

CMO Day at St. Michael’s Ihiagwa …Prof. Asiabaka, Ugochi Nnanna, others bag Awards

Hon. Lady Ugochi Nnanna Okoro with friends as she was being honoured This year’s Catholic Men Organization (CMO) Day celebrated nationwide, Sunday, May 3, 2015, has come and gone, but members of St. Michael’s Parish Ihiagwa, Owerri West LGA, would continue to relish its spiritual and social nourishments. Activities commenced the previous day with a novelty football match between the Parish CMO and their women counterparts. And by the time a thanksgiving Mass had begun on the ‘D’ day with a long solemn procession of the CMO which ushered in the parish priest, Rev. Fr. Cornelius Ajaegbu and his Mass-servers,…

Ahiara Diocese celebrates maiden CMO Day, honours Patrons

It was a special day of thanksgiving, innovation and enthusiasm, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Maria Mater Ecclesiae Cathedral Ahiara Diocese, as the Ahiara Diocesan Catholic Men Organization of Nigeria (CMON) successfully celebrated their Maiden CMON Day under the aegis of the Catholic clergy and faithful. The occasion which pulled out a large congregation, attracted such dignitaries like Prof. Lady Viola Onwuliri, Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs 1, High Chief Engr. Emma. Iro, Hon. Nze P.C. Onuoha, DIG Hilary N. Opara and High Chief Prof. L.I. Ahukanna among others. In the homily during the Eucharistic celebration led by Very Rev….