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August 20, 2018

St Michael’s CMO Ihiagwa celebrates Fathers’ Day

Members of the Catholic Men Organization pose after Mass

– Fr Opurum charges fathers to be Ambassadors of Christ – CMO confers ‘Ezinna’ awards on parishioners The 2018 Fathers’ Day was celebrated with glamour by members of the Catholic Men’s Organiztion (CMO) of St Michael’s Parish Ihiagwa in Owerri West LGA. Activities for this year’s fathers’ Day kicked off with a two-day retreat organized for the men by the CMO on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th May, 2018. It was preached by Rev. Fr. Philip Ojimanu. The fathers still in the mood of celebration had a novelty football match between St. Matthew and St Peter groups of the CMO….

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…

Blessed Tansi Parish marks Father’s Day

Christian Fathers have been counseled to be proud in taking up their fatherly responsibilities for their children. The Parish Priest, Blessed Tansi Catholic Church, Ugwu Orji, Rev. Fr. Dr. Benedict Oparaugo said this while preaching a homily during the 2016 Father’s Day Celebration held in the Parish. Fr. Oparaugo admonished fathers to accept God-given children in good faith and appreciate the gift of procreation given them. The Priest however charged them to drop those cultures and traditions that deter them from living a full Christian life. While condemning the belief in Osu, Diala and Ume caste system, especially among Christian…

Eze-elect Sir Felix Ogba bags CMO Pillar Award

The Eze-elect of Egberemiri, Eziudo Autonomous Community, Ezinihitte Local Government Area, Sir Felix Ogba has been honoured with the prestigious “CMO Pillar” award by the Catholic Men Organization (CMO) of Holy Family Catholic Parish, Umungada, Irete. The conferment which took place during this year’s Father’s Day celebration of the parish had the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Cosmas Onukwugha as the homilist while the priest in residence, Rev. Fr. Dr. Donatus Nwachukwu was the principal celebrant. Speaking after receiving the certificate, Sir Ogba dedicated the award to God Almighty whom he said gave him the life and resources to reach out…

C.M.O. – Expected Role Model in Every Human Endeavour (2)

(E) Catholic Man in Politics A CMO member in government comes to the church to make promise only to deny the promise when he gets home. Sorry for you. When a Christian uses the church for political gains, he is not a true Christian. As a CMO member in politics, one should defend the faith at all times no matter the pressure facing him. A normal CMO man in politics should not accept bribe. Where he does, he is not a role model. A CMO man in politics who shares money, rice, salt, fertilizer etc., to make political gains has…

Father’s Day Celebration – Faith and good works

(Being text of the message of the President of Owerri Archdiocesan Council of the Catholic Men Organization (OACCMO) on the occasion of this year’s Father’s Day celebration.)   There is no gain-saying the fact that apart from its magnetic attraction, the Catholic Men Organization (CMO) has proved itself a veritable instrument of the Church and an indispensable catalyst for the spiritual growth of the family of Christ, the Church.   This year’s annual event of the Catholic Men Organization Day celebration has been slated for 4th May 2014, at the parish level. The reason for this celebration is to bring…