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August 16, 2018

St Michael’s Amakohia fetes Okpala Seminary on Pentecost

  That the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles marked a watershed in the history of Christendom is no longer a bone of contention. The nagging issue among biblical scholars remains the manner at which the name of the Holy Spirit has been bastardized among Christian adherents. To this effect, Rev. Fr. Hipolitus Onyema has reminded Christians that the Pentecost experience was a show of love and oneness of God, and not something that should be abused and misused. He warned people of unscrupulous mindset who he said hid under the cloak of religion to desist from misplacing…

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…

Listen; obey your parents, teachers Vicar General charges school children

…As St Michael’s School Amakohia graduates 29 pupils Children have been charged to always listen to instructions and obey their parents and teachers if they hope to learn and achieve success in life. Very Rev Fr Patrick Ibole Parish priest of St Michael’s Catholic Church, Amakohia Uratta, gave this advice on Saturday, 14th July, 2017   during the graduation ceremony of St Michael’s Nursery/Primary school. Fr Ibole who is the Vicar General of the Owerri Archdiocese urged children to be thankful to their parents for sending them to be trained in the knowledge and fear of God. He equally thanked parents…

St. Michael’s Parish Amakohia marks Year of Mercy …Visits Motherless babies home

The Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Patrick Ibole, the Parish Pastoral Council members and the parishioners of St. Michael’s Catholic Church Amakohia, on Monday, October 17, 2016, joined other Catholics to mark the special mission Sunday and Year of Mercy by paying a charity visit to the motherless babies home in Owerri. They donated various types of food items, such as cartons of Indomie, milk, drinks, detergents and cash. Speaking at the occasion on behalf of the Parish Priest, the curate, Rev. Fr. Benedict Anyanwu, said they came in accordance with the directive to all parishes in the Catholic Archdiocese of…

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…

Mr. Donatus Anugwolu Nnochiri goes home

  The clergy, religious, laity, friends and well-wishers of the Nnochiri family in Azaraubo, Azaraegbelu, Emekuku in Owerri North Local Government, Imo State gathered to bury late Mr. Donatus Anugwolu Nnochiri on May 28, 2015. The Requiem Mass was presided over by the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, His Grace, Anthony J.V. Obinna at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish Azaraubo, Emekuku, assisted by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Modestus Ogazie, Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Ibole, Rev. Fr. Francis Ekwugha and the son of the deceased, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Nnochiri among others. Delivering his homily, Archbishop Obinna noted that “it is the faith,…

UPP Presidential Train Storms Assumpta Cathedral – Keep your promises

Keep your promises – Archbishop Obinna tells Chekwas Okorie The Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, has told the presidential candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Chief Dr. Chekwa Okorie, to ensure that he keeps his promises, as contained in his “Revolutionary Agenda”, if he wins the February 14 presidential election. Speaking while receiving the presidential hopeful and his team at Assumpta Secretariat on Wednesday, January 21, Archbishop Obinna regretted that most Nigerian politicians make fantastic promises during campaigns which they hardly keep on assumption of office. He commended Chief Okorie for his laudable programme and hoped that…

Archbishop Obinna pays Pastoral Visit to St. Michael’s Amakohia Uratta

St. Michael’s Catholic Parish Amakohia Uratta in Owerri North LGA was a beehive of activities last weekend as it played host to His Grace, Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, who was there on a two-day pastoral visit. In his entourage were the Chairman Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, Sir Pascal Ihemedu, Archdiocesan Catholic Women Organization (CWO) President, Lady Stella Acholonu, Catholic Youth of Nigeria (CYON) President, Chibuzo Nzuruba and the Mary League President, Miss Chinazo Igbo. The Secretary to the Archbishop and Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Alphonsus Oha and Rev. Fr Kingsley Nze also accompanied him. The Eucharistic…

Let your light begin to shine from your families – Fr. Ibole advises mothers

As St. Michael’s Parish Amakohia Uratta celebrates Mothers’ day It was another celebration galore as mothers of St. Michael’s Catholic Church Amakohia Uratta, Owerri North LGA, Imo State joined other Catholic women worldwide to celebrate their motherhood. Welcoming the faithful at the Mass, Rev. Fr. Patrick Ibole, Vicar-General Owerri Archdiocese and the chief celebrant said: “Today, as we are celebrating mothers, we remind ourselves the dignity of motherhood and as well appreciate the roles they play in our lives”. He welcomed the con celebrating priests, including Rev. Fr. Miletus Ohanuma, former Assistant Parish Priest. During the homily, Fr. Ibole who…