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May 27, 2018

Father’s Day at St. Michael’s Umuguma

Father's Day at St. Michael's Umuguma

… Fr. Onyeneke wants fathers to be treated as kings Christ’s faithful of St. Michael’s Parish Umuguma Sunday 6th May, 2018 joined other Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Owerri to mark 2018 Father’s Day. It was with joy and excitement that Father’s Day was celebrated in honour of St. Joseph (spouse of Mary) who is the patron saint of Catholic Men Organization (CMO).   Activities marking the feast began the previous day with a seminar titled: Crimes and Environment insecurity in our society presented by Bro Darlington Benjamin. According to him, crime is as old as mankind. He made reference…

St. Mark’s Parish New Owerri celebrates Father’s Day in grand style

Prince Mbata receiving the award from Msgr Akagha

…Honours IMSU Pro-Chancellor, others Activities marking this year’s Father’s Day of St. Mark’s Catholic Parish New Owerri were rounded off on Sunday May 6 with a thanksgiving Mass and conferment of awards to some deserving parishioners and friends of the parish. The three day event began on Friday May 4, with a spiritual talk: “A Christian Father; A call to lead God’s family,” presented by Mr. Emeka Ntamere. The lecture was well attended by CMO members. The next day, Saturday May 5, witnessed an interesting football match between St. Mark’s CMO and their Holy Trinity Parish World Bank counterpart. The…

Blessed Tansi Parish Ugwu Orji celebrates Father’s Day

Rev. Fr. Prof. Izum Onyeocha blessing Christian fathers during the offertory procession

– Honours 24 for outstanding role Christ’s faithful at the Blessed Tansi Catholic Parish Ugwu Orji Owerri, last Sunday May 6, joined other Catholics throughout Nigeria to celebrate this year’s Father’s Day. The Catholic Men Organization (CMO) of the church facilitated the celebration during which a total of 24 parishioners were honoured with various titles for outstanding efforts towards the growth of the parish. Five received the Award of Golden Father in Christ, four got the CMO Couple of the year, and 11 Worthy Father in Christ. One person was honoured as the Golden Mother in Christ while another got…

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…

Osinbajo urges Nigerian churches to reject stolen monies

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said churches in Nigeria should stop taking money from questionable characters. Osinbajo said this at the celebration of Father’s Day at Aso Villa Chapel, Sunday  June 18.   His words: “If the church says we will not accept you here or that we will expose you if you are stealing the resources of the country or stealing the resources of a private company or other establishment where you work, we would not have the type of problem that we have in this country.   “When I listened to His Eminence, the Prelate of the Methodist Church…

Assumpta CMO holds ground-breaking ceremony for building project

Rev. Fr. Gerard Onyekwere blessing the CMO  building site Catholic Men Organization of Assumpta Cathedral Parish Owerri has began fund-raising campaign for the building of a befitting Hall (St. Joseph’s Hall of Faith). The hall is estimated to cost N200 million (Two hundred million Naira). The ground-breaking ceremony which took place on Saturday, July 9, 2016 started with a concelebrated Mass by the Administrator, Assumpta Cathedral, Rev. Fr. Gerard Onyekwere and his Assistant, Rev. Fr. Magnus Ajoku. In his homily, Fr. Gerard said, “we are here to thank God for His blessings on our Parish CMO and also to solicit…

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…

Assumpta Parish celebrates Father’s Day – As Archbishop donates land to CMO

The Catholic Men Organization of Maria Assumpta Cathedral Parish Owerri rounded off their Father’s Day Celebration with a pontifical Mass led by the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, His Grace Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, assisted by the Cathedral Administrator, Rev. Fr. Gerard Onyekwere and other priests on Sunday May 1, 2016. In his homily, Archbishop Obinna reflected on the first reading from the book of Revelation touching on the Holy City of Jerusalem, how it was built and how the glory of God was shinning on the city including the stones used for the construction. The Prelate then related it with…

Owerri Archdiocesan CMO Day Celebration

Theme: Expectations/challenges of fatherhood in the Church And Family Building Saturday, October 10, 2015 is Fathers Day. This day is set aside by the Church in her wisdom to recognize and celebrate the Fathers for the labour of Love they do on behalf of their children and the church. To recognize fathers on Fathers Day, I’m writing a post, since the Church has chosen this day to celebrate fathers, it is therefore appropriate to remind fathers of their God given responsibilities as were Abraham and St. Joseph, our models. We are all familiar with the gratitude given to Mothers by…

Priest charges fathers not to abandon Church to women – As Mt Carmel Emekuku celebrates Father’s Day

Rev. Fr. Dr. Alex Okoro, Rev. Fr. Eustace Nwanekwu and the Awardees. Christian Fathers have been charged to come out to support the Church and not to leave that responsibility to their wives. Very Rev. Dr. Alex Okoro, Parish Priest of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church Emekuku in Owerri North LGA, gave the charge recently while preaching the homily at the Mass to mark this year’s Father’s Day in the parish.  “Come back, come out, you have a responsibility to encourage the Church and your family”, Fr. Okoro told them. He called on Christian Fathers to support him to take the…

Christian Fathers advised not to abandon their role in the family – As St. Michael’s Parish Amakohia celebrates Father’s Day

  Christian fathers have been advised not to abandon the training of their children to their wives only. This call was made by Rev. Fr. Anselm Amadi, the Assistant Parish Priest of St. Michael’s Catholic Parish Amakohia Uratta during the celebration of this year’s Father’s Day, Sunday, May 3, 2015. In his homily, Fr. Anselm noted that Jesus is a good Vine Tree and not just an ordinary vine tree.  He highlighted some ways a father could be fruitful like a good vine tree; one of them being that he must be hardworking. He advised the fathers not to allow…

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…

Happy CMO Day Celebration: Be an instrument of Christ

By Nwaora Alfred Nonyelum   It will be out of place if I fail to begin by thanking God for the success stories we recorded during my first tenure in office and hope He will continue to sustain us.  No doubt, this year is very significant in the life of this administration because it marks a new beginning.  This time around, our emphasis and focus should be on evangelization, that is soul searching and soul winning for Christ.  Every Christian father is expected to be engaged in this crusade of spreading the Good News. Christians in this part of the…

Emekuku CMO lists problems and prospects – At Father’s Day

The just concluded Father’s Day in Owerri Archdiocese afforded the Catholic Men Organization (CMO) of Mt. Carmel Catholic Parish Emekuku the opportunity to bring to the front burner the achievements and challenges of the present executive which came on board on February 11, 2012. Prominent among their achievements in the past one year is the successful completion and handover to the parish of the Centenary Security booth built by the CMO.  Other achievements are intensive evangelization and enlightenment not only in the parish but also at the zonal level as the CMO President is also the CMO President for Emekuku…

Governor Okorocha unveils Assumpta CMO Hall of Faith

…As Cathedral Administrator harps on love The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has unveiled the prototype of St. Joseph Hall of Faith, being planned by the Catholic Men Organization, Maria Assumpta Parish Owerri. The unveiling was part of the activities marking the Christian Father’s Day celebration by the parish May 5. Governor Okorocha thanked the Church for its prayers during the turbulent 2011 election which brought him to power, saying “your prayer is responsible for my victory and prayer remains the magic wand for my continued progress and successes in the past two years”. Speaking at the occasion, the…