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July 16, 2018

Okigwe Diocese honours Ezinna Francis Ukanyirioha as Ugwunna

Okigwe Diocese honours Ezinna Francis Ukanyirioha as Ugwunna

  Most Rev. Dr. Solomon Amatu, Catholic bishop of Okigwe Diocese celebrated the Eucharist heralding the bestowment of Ugwunna and Pillar of Church awards to distinguished individuals for their selfless services and philanthropic contributions for the growth of the church and humanity. The occasion took place on Saturday 19th May 2018 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Okigwe. Among the honorees included Ugwunna Francis Chukwunenye P. Ukanyirioha, a native of Umuoyo Ekwereocha Autonomous Community, Ihitte-Uboma LGA; a distinguished veteran police officer who bagged the Inspector General of Police Annual Meritorious Commendation after an intensive course on security. Ugwunna Francis Ukanyirioha, a…

Mothers called to propagate faith – Fr. Onyenagada

Mothers called to propagate faith - Fr. Onyenagada

  … As Mater Dolorosa Parish Ihitte honours  7 with Ezinne Award Rev. Fr. Anthony Chidi Onyenagada, Parish Priest, Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Ihitte, Ihitte Uboma LGA, Imo State, celebrated the Eucharist heralding the bestowment of Ezinne Awards to 7 members of the Catholic Women Organization on Sunday May 27, 2018. Fr. Onyenagada concelebrated with Rev. Fr. Edwin Njoku (curate) and Monsignor Simon Anyanwu. Among the distinguished recipients of the Ezinna Awards included: Ezinne Perpetua Onuoha (nee Amah), Ezinne Fidelia Egwuekwe, Ezinne Susan Oluchi Anyanwu, Ezinne Philomena Obi, Ezinne Martha Korie, Ezinne Angelina Ononiwu and Ezinne Josephine Anyanwu. In his…

St Columba Nsu marks 100 years of Catholicism

Bishop Amatu Msgr Ofoegbu and Very Rev Cajethan Ehiem during the celebration

  It was with pomp and pageantry that the Catholic faithful drawn from Mbano, Obowo, Ihitte and Ehime celebrated the centenary anniversary of St. Columba Parish Nsu. The ceremony began with a Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Solomon Amatu on Saturday 14th April 2018. The Local Ordinary of Okigwe Diocese concelebrated with over 300 priests including Msgr. Jerry Ofoegbu, Very Rev. Fr. Cajethan Ehiem, Vicar General 1, Rev. Dr. B.A.A Osuji, Fr. Dr. S. Okeke, Fr. Oliver Amaechi, Fr. Emma Osuji, Rev. Fr. Kelechi Uzuegbu, Fr. Maurice Jiwike, Fr. Barr. Anthony Chidi Onyenagada among others. In his homily, Fr. Maurice…

KSM initiates Barr. Kelechi Emeakaroha into the order

“I was secretly investigated for 3 years by the order as I lived my normal, open life without noticing them” A round peg was certainly put in a round hole when Barr. Kelechi Emeakaroha popularly known as “Bishop” and his lovely wife Queen Ijeoma Emeakaroha were admitted into the noble Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba (Nigeria), an Order where men and women vow to serve God through the church with their Time, Talent and Treasure (3 Ts). On Sunday July 30, 2017, at Mater Dolorosa Parish Ihitte, Ihitte/Uboma LGA of Imo State, when the new members initiated into…

Ezinna Columba & Ezinne Mabel Korie mark wedding Golden Jubilee: My parents planted prayer in our family – Fr. Kennedy Okafor (son)

It was celebration galore, Saturday 29th April, 2017 as friends and relatives converged on St. Francis Xavier Parish Umuezegwu Ihitte in Ihitte/Uboma LGA Imo State in a thanksgiving Mass to mark 50 years of marriage between Ezinna Columba C. Korie & Ezinne Mabel E. Korie (nee Emedom). The Catholic Bishop of Okigwe Most Rev. Solomon Amatu presided at the Holy Mass, flanked by Rev. Fr. Dr. Kennedy Okafor (Cp), Delegate Superior Passionist Fathers Nigeria (Son of the golden couple) and Msgr. Jerry Ofoegbu (Dean Ehime Mbano). Other priests present were Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Blaize E. Igwegbe (Host Parish Priest),…