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August 16, 2018

2018 CMO Day at St. John’s Parish Umunahu

Fr. B. Nnajiemere (Parish Priest) flanked by D. Nnadi, CMO President (R) Mr. C. Nze, Catechist (L) and other CMO exco members.

  …Fr Nnajiemere harps on truthfulness, uprightness   In line with the Church’s liturgical calendar to commemorate hallowed men and women whose lives and times contributed in shaping the Christian faith, members of the Catholic Men Organization (CMO), St. John’s Catholic Parish Umunahu Uratta Owerri North LGA joyfully joined their counterparts across the country in marking this year’s Feast of their Patron, Saint Joseph. The feast which came up last Sunday and celebrated in the newly elevated parish as maiden edition was kick-started with a Eucharistic celebration presided by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Betrand Nnajiemere. While delivering homily at…

CYON St Mary’s Obibiezena ends Youth Week in style

  …Honours Frs Henry Opara, Emma Unachukwu, others It was really an atmosphere of euphoria, overwhelming ecstasy and spirited youthful exuberance on Sunday November 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish Obibiezena, Owerri North when members of the parish youth ended their 2017 Youth Week activities with a Holy Mass presided by the Episcopal Vicar of zone XI and Parish Priest, Very Rev. Fr. Sebastian 0. Igbokwe. His Assistant Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Unachukwu, the Parish Youth Chaplain who with others selected few personalities honoured at the event joined the parish priest at the Mass. The grand finale of the week-long event…

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…

Stella Maris Parish Orodo ends Youth Week …Honours parishioners

The Annual Youth Week and cultural day celebration of Stella Maris Orodo Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria, which kicked-off on Sunday, July 16, 2017 has come to an end. The one week programme that featured debate and quiz competition, inter-parish football competition between St. Peter’s parish Awo-Mbieri and Stella Maris parish and rosary procession among others came to its climax on Sunday, July 23 with the award of recognition to some distinguished parishioners and friends of the parish, as well as the coronation of Igwe and Ugoeze CYON. The CYON members on the seventh day visited Sacred Heart Parish Oguta…

Msgr. Akagha visits Sacred Heart Station … Preaches love, forgiveness

Msgr. Akagha visits Sacred Heart Station World Bank New Owerri

In continuation of his evangelization visit to stations in St. Mark’s Catholic Parish New Owerri, the parish priest, Rev. Msgr. Kevin Akagha on Monday June 19, visited Sacred Heart Station, World Bank.   In his homily during Mass, Msgr. Akagha cautioned Christians against retaliation, saying Christianity preaches forbearance and not retaliation.   Reflecting on the gospel, Matt. 5:38-42, the priest said Christ in the gospel text went beyond the Mosaic Law of “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” and rather recommended that “we love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.”   Msgr….

Owerri Archdiocese celebrates Youth Day

Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri was the destination of Catholic youths from the 10 zones of Owerri Archdioces as they celebrated the annual Archdiocesan Youth Day, June 10. The youths dressed in their white upon black uniform with different colours of bow ties depicting their various zones.   The celebration began with a Eucharistic celebration presided over by the Vicar General, Rev. Fr. Patrick Ibole assisted by the Archdiocesan youth chaplain, Rev. Fr. Henry Opara, Okigwe Diocesan youth chaplain, Rev. Fr. Mark Okoro, and many parish youth chaplains.   His Grace, Most Rev Anthony Obinna, who was unavoidably absent at the…

CYON Amuzi Obowo constructs round-about with directional signs at Ogbotoukwu

Catholic youths of St. Mary’s Parish Amuzi, Ikenanzizi Obowo – CYON have constructed a round-about with reflective signs directing commuters to their various destinations, linking the community  to Aguneze, Isinweke, Etiti, Orieagu, Umuahia, Umuosinta and Okponkwume in Ihitte Uboma, Obowo and Ehime Mbano LGAs  respectively. The Catholic youths led by Joseph  Iroh said  that they decided to embark on the project in the overall interest of motorists and road users.  He posited that often, road users miss their routes  as a result of the non-existence of the traffic guide along the ever busy junction that links several communities together. The…

CYON Obibiezena ends cultural week …Launches maiden edition of Arise and Shine Magazine

This year’s annual cultural week programme organized by the catholic youth organization of Nigeria (CYON) St. Mary’s catholic parish, Obibiezena, Owerri North L.G.A has been concluded at the parish, Sunday 13th November 2016. The ceremony which began with a Eucharistic celebration presided over by the parish priest, very Rev. Fr. Sebastian. 0 Igbokwe and assisted by the curate and chaplain of CYON in the parish Rev. Fr. Emmanuel C. Unachukwu, attracted a multitude of youths from within and outside the parish who were dressed in two distinct colours of traditional attires according to the two sub-groups of CYON in the…

KSJI carries out Evangelization at St Paul’s Parish Nekede

Knights and Ladies of St. John International (KSJI), who hail from four Local Government Areas of Owerri and Ngor-Okpala, Sunday October 30, converged at St. Paul’s Catholic Church Nekede, Owerri West LGA to share the word of God with the parishioners. The occasion was the Third Quarterly meeting of the KSJI Owerri – Ngor Okpala Fraternity for this year, which kicked off with a Holy Mass, at which the Parish cmf Priest, Rev. Fr. Paschal Nnadozie was the Chief celebrant. It also concided with the 2016 Youth Harvest of the Parish. Preaching the homily, Fr. Nnadozie, who drew his lesson…

Entrepreneurship development: A better alternative to white-collar job

The word “entrepreneur” took its root from French language and means “one who undertakes tasks” Akanwa and Agu (late) (2005; 2011). Therefore, an entrepreneur undertakes a task that is an entrepreneur. Secondly, the word entrepreneurship came from a French word entreprendre which means ‘the act of doing something in a military expedition as a strategy to win a war. Mc Clelland (1961) described an entrepreneur as someone that met the needs of others for personal achievement. Peter Drucker in 1964 introduced an entrepreneur as a maximer of opportunity/wealth and as someone who was highly creative. Albert Shapero (1975) saw an…

2016 Youth Day/ Investiture: Mbieri zone CYON honours patrons, patroness

The Mbieri zone IV of the Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON) on Sunday September 25, honoured 10 personalities with various awards, in recognition of their selfless services to the organization. The colourful ceremony which took place at Christ the King Catholic Church Mbieri in Mbaitoli LGA, was attended by the 17 parishes that make up Mbieri zone of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri. The occasion started with a Eucharistic celebration presided over by the Archdiocesan chaplain of CYON, Rev Fr Henry Opara, who concelebrated with the Parish Priest, Very Rev Fr Columba Ibe, his assistant, Rev Fr Collins Okolie…

CYON Mount Carmel Emekuku celebrates Youth Week /cultural day in grand style

The parish CYON members expressed high level of excitement and thanksgiving to Almighty God on the  grand finale of her Youth Week celebration on Sunday 11th, September 2016 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mother Parish Emekuku. The week long event commenced on Monday 5th September, 2016 with series of religious and entertaining activities; lectures were also delivered on the following topics: “Relationship and sexuality among youths by Community and Youth Development Initiatives (CYDI)”, with free HIV/AIDS test, “Why youths must participate in politics and their role in building the economy of Nigeria by Mr. Michael Ibekwe” and Youths as…

Msgr. Eke lauds Blessed Tansi PPC for giant strides

…As council pays him courtesy visit The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) of Blessed Tansi Catholic Church, Ugwu Orji in Owerri North LGA has received a pat on the back for its numerous infrastructural achievements, since it attained parish status eight years ago. Rev Msgr. Anthony Eke, Parish Priest St. Helen’s Church Irete in Owerri West LGA, gave the commendation while interacting with members of the council by their parish priest, Rev. Fr. Dr. Benedict Oparaugo who were led on a courtesy visit to him, Sunday September 18, 2016. Filled with delight at the progress the young and dynamic church has…

Assumpta CYON ends Youth Week …Appeals to parishioners for empowerment

As Nigeria finally creeps into recession with its crippling economic effects, the Catholic youths of Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri have turned to well-to-do members of the parish for help. In his address at the grand finale of this year’s youth week held at the Assumpta Hall, Sunday Sept. 4, the President of the Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON), Assumpta Parish, Mr. Samuel Udeh noted that many of their parishioners occupy important positions both in government and private sector and appealed to such parishioners to empower youth of the parish in any way they can. “Many of our parishioners are…

CYON honours Comrade Opara

Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON) St. Michael’s Catholic Parish, Amakohia Uratta, Owerri-North LGA of Imo State on Sunday 14th August, 2016 honoured one of their most illustrious benefactors, Comrade Christopher Opara. The event which took place at St. Michael’s Church Amakohia Uratta, was part of the activities marking the church’s Youth Week. Comrade Opara, the current President-General/Secretary of Community Government Council, CGC of Amakohia Uratta Autonomous Community, a teacher, statistician and community leader/youth mobilizer was honoured according to the organizers, for his wonderful and numerous support to the growth of CYON and the mother church at large. A letter…

Outside the white collar job, any hope for the Nigerian Youth? – a move towards self employment

A PAPER PRESENTED BY DR. MRS. MARIA C. OPARA (B. PHARM; PHARM D; FPCPHARM), ON THE OCCASION OF THE OWERRI ARCHDIOCESAN YOUTH DAY CELEBRATION HELP AT THE MARIA ASSUMPTA CATHEDRAL, OWERRI, ON SATURDAY, 11TH JUNE 2016 White collar jobs – working in an office, rather than in a factory, etc. The issue of unemployment has been a major problem challenging the lives of the Nigerian youth even now. This has landed so many of them into conditions of frustration, dejection and dependency on immediate and extended family members, friends and mates, who also have their own problems to take care…

Owerri Archdiocese marks Youth Day

Defend your faith – Archbishop Obinna This year’s Owerri Archdiocesan Youth Day took place on June 11 at Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri. The event which had a large turnout of youths kicked off with a Pontifical Mass presided over by the Archbishop of Owerri, His Grace, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, assisted by the Chaplain of the Youth, Rev. Fr. Henry Opara, the Chaplain of Mary League, Fr. Cosmas Amadi and other priests. In his homily, Archbishop Obinna dwelt on the saint of the day, St. Barnabas, saying the ultimate mandate from Christ to us is to go to all parts…

Bride dies on Wedding Day in Owerri

Tragedy struck the Okenwa family of Umungada Ezi Irete in Owerri West LGA Imo State on Saturday January 2, 2016 as their daughter, Judith Nneoma Okenwa lost her life on her wedding day. Nneoma, a Nursing student died after the keke-napep she was travelling in was hit by a reckless driver on Friday January 1, 2016 at Ogbaku, along Onitsha-Owerri Road. Judith was immediately rushed to an undisclosed hospital where she had a frantic struggle with death only to give up the ghost in the early hours of Saturday January 2, 2016, the very day she was to exchange marital…

Perpetua Oluigbo, IMSU student dies of hepatitis

Tears flowed freely as the body of Misss Chidalu Prisca Perpetual Oluigbo was laid to rest at her father’s compound in Umuezeopara Umunkwo in Isiala-Mbano LGA. The burial Mass which took place at Seat of Wisdom Catholic Church Isiala-Mbano in Okigwe Diocese was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Ugochukwu Ekeh. In his homily, Fr. Ekeh called on Christians to prepare for death which according to him, is inevitable irrespective of age, colour, tribe and religion. He pointed out that the death of young Miss Chidalu was a painful one but however noted that she lived a life worthy of emulation and…

Our Lady of Lourdes celebrates Youth Day, launches Ultra Modern Store

Rev. Fr. John Obilor, Rev. Fr. Xavier Francis Ekwugha and the youths A new ultra modern store has been launched at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish Avu in the Owerri-West LGA. The ceremony which took place at the church premises on Sunday, November 15, 2015 attracted dignitaries from various walks of life, particularly friends and well-wishers of the church. The event started with a Eucharistic celebration by Rev. Fr. Prof. John Obilor. Deliverying a homily during the thanksgiving Mass celebrated for the youths, Fr. Obilor reminded Christ’s faithful that those who receive the word of God have been given…