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August 20, 2018

Archbishop Obinna visits St. Brendan Amakohia

Archbishop Obinna visits St. Brendan Amakohia

  A two-day pastoral visit of the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna has ended at St. Brendan’s Catholic Parish Amakohia, Ikeduru LGA with the charge to remain committed in the faith handed over to the Church by Christ, Sunday August 12. The chief shepherd who arrived the Catholic community the previous day where he carried out a routine interactive session with the people went ahead on the D-day in a Eucharistic ceremony and administered the Sacrament of confirmation to about 125 candidates. He was assisted at the Mass by the Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Dr. Eddy…

Sir Celestine & Lady Esther Ibe celebrate 25yrs of marriage

Sir & Lady Celestine Ibe inspecting a Guard of Honour mounted by knights and ladies

  It was celebration galore, Saturday April 28 at Amaimo in the Ikeduru LGA, when the cream of the community, well wishers and friends from far and near converged to share in the joy of Sir Celestine Ejike Ibe and Lady Esther Chiawuotu, who were celebrating 25 years of their marriage. Rev. Fr. (Prof) John Obilor the Spiritual Adviser of St. Michael Commandery 539 Akabo, Knights of St. John International to which the couple belongs, who presided at the Holy Mass to mark the occasion, concelebrated with over 15 other priests. Venue was St. Columba Catholic Parish Amaimo. Preaching the…

St Michael’s Eziama Ikeduru marks Mother’s Day

Fr Joseph Onuoha flanked by other dignitaries salute the Christian Mothers during their Christian march past

…Fr Onuoha urges all to show love to mothers It was a day of overflowing joy for the parishioners of St Michael’s Church, Eziama in Ikeduru LGA last Sunday April 8th, 2018 as they celebrated Mothers Day (CWO Day). In his homily, the Parish Priest Very Rev Fr Joseph Onuoha urged all to show love to their mothers who risked their lives to give birth to them and raise them up. According to the cleric, the death of Jesus Christ for the sake of man’s sins and his subsequent resurrection, which has given man the needed salvation, show the importance…

Again Dr Chibuzo Iwuagwu identifies with the poor

Dr. Iwuagwu, wife and children with Fr. Jude and the visiting women.

  …Says glory belongs to God That Christianity has never felled to produce committed adherents who have continued to abide themselves with the tenets and philosophy of alms-giving is something that remains amongst historians unequivocal. From generations to generation this humanitarian act has remained life-wire upon which other religious precepts rest. Aligning himself in this gesture, Dr. Chibuzo C. Iwuagwu, Permanent Secretary Imo State Ministry of Works yet again put smiles on the faces of indigent widows and less privileged women who gathered in his Owu Amakohia Ikeduru LGA family compound, Thursday December 28. Since the inception of the maiden…

Ikeduru celebrates 2017 Iwa-ji Cultural Festival

The quiet Abazu Autonomous Community in the Ikeduru LGA of Imo State, was last weekend thrown into an orgy of cultural excitement as dignitaries from within and outside Ikeduru gathered at the Central School field Abazu to celebrate the 2017 Ikeduru New Yam Festival, also known as “Iri-Ji” or “Iwa-ji Cultural Festival.” The event, which had been described as grand in all ramifications featured a wide range of activities which included, cultural dances, wrestling, proverbs competition, selected speeches, various addresses and others. In a welcome address on behalf of the entire people of Ikeduru, the chairman of Ndi Eze Ikeduru,…

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…

The Life and Times of Sir SBC EKE, KSM, JP

Sir Samuel Boniface Chukwudi Ekenta, a committed Catholic and an exemplary civil servant, was committed to mother earth on Friday March 31, 2017, after a concelebrated Requiem Mass at St Columbus Catholic Church Amaimo, Ikeduru. The Mass was presided over by Very Rev. Fr. Benedict Agumanu, assisted by over 20 priests in Owerri Archdiocese. Among dignitaries at the occasion were the hierarchy of the Knights of St. Mulumba, Owerri Sub-council, renowned politician and businessman Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Chairman Owerri Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, Sir P.O.J. Ihemedu. Sir SBC is survived by a wife, many children and brothers including Mr. Kennedy Eke,…

They came home, met their death … How two foreign based Imolites were murdered in Imo during Christmas

Insecurity is rearing its ugly head strongly again in Imo State, kidnappers and cold-blooded murderers are back, with at least two families mourning the brutal killings of their sons, in strange circumstances, last Christmas. Friday Nduka from Egbuoma in Oguta, returned home from Indonesia to celebrate Christmas and also get married. He was unbelievably gunned down at the NNPC filling station at the Control Post in Owerri, by a policeman, over a minor incident. Nduka’s shocking death occurred on December 22, while he, his bride-to -be and her mother stopped at the petrol station to fuel their car.  An eyewitness…

St. Eunan’s Nur/Prim School celebrates graduation ceremony

Rev. Fr. Joachim Ebere Amadi with the graduands History was made on Sunday 31st July, 2016 as St. Eunan’s Rising Sun Nursery/Primary School Owalla Avuvu Ikeduru marked her first graduation ceremony since their inception in 2015. The school is owned by Saint Eunan’s Catholic Parish Owalla Avuvu Ikeduru. The event attracted a cream of personalities and a mammoth crowd. The ceremony started with a concelebrated High Mass presided over by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Joachim Ebere Amadi. In his homily with the theme: Greed acquisition of wealth and power is futile”, he stated that life has no meaning and…

Rev. Sisters escape death in Owerri …As bullion van smashes car

Two Rev. Sisters narrowly escaped death from armed policemen that were escorting a bullion van on Saturday 5th December, 2015 at Orji in Owerri-North LGA, opposite the 7Up Bottling Company Depot. The Rev. Sisters (names withheld) who belong to the Daughters of Charity of the Most Precious Blood Congregation, were traveling to Ngugo in Ikeduru Local Government Area for a meeting with their Superior when the accident occurred. The bullion van which belongs to a first generation bank in Nigeria was said to be on a top speed when it rammed the vehicle in which the Rev. Sisters were traveling…

OACCWO visits orphanage homes

OACCWO executive  at Fusco Hope House Ngugo, Ikeduru The executive of the Owerri Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Organization (OACCWO), on Friday November 20 embarked on visitation to the less privileged homes. The places they visited were: The Motherless Babies/Orphanage Home Okwu-Uratta Owerri-North LGA run by the Holy Family Sisters of the Needy and Blessed Thomas Maria Fusco Hope House in Ngugo, Ikeduru. Items donated included bags of rice, garri, yams, beverages and toiletries etc. In a brief remark at the orphanage homes, the OACCWO President, Lady Stella Acholonu commended them for the charity work they are doing and urged…

St. Michel’s Parish Atta ends Youth Week

The parish priest of St. Michaels Parish Atta, Rev. Fr. Jonathan Ezenwoke (m), his Assistant, Fr. Ononiwu with seminarians  and the youths The 2014 Youth week activities of the Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria, CYON, St. Michael’s Parish Atta, Ikeduru have been rounded off. The activities which started on Sunday, August 17 with a Holy Mass, was filled with educative and entertaining events including lectures on different topics such as: “Secrets of Self-employment and Moral Issues”. “Seeing God as the Alpha and Omega of my life as a youth”, “Living a Godly and focused life as a youth” as well…

St. Mary’s Ogada-Atta receives Newly Ordained Indigenous Priest

-As Fr. Emma Nwaloka celebrates first Holy Mass All roads led to St. Mary’s Catholic Parish Ogada-Atta in Ikeduru LGA of Imo State for the reception and first Holy Mass of Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Chibueze Nwaloka following his priestly ordination at St. George’s Catholic Parish, Oraifite, Anambra State on July 11, 2014.  He was ordained by His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. R.C. Umoh, Catholic Bishop of Ikot Ekpene Diocese. Delivering the homily at the Mass, Rev. Fr. Peter Anyanwu thanked God for his choice of Fr. Emma Nwaloka and applauded the newly ordained priest for his obedience, to the instructions…

Atta honours three new Indigenous Priests

Christ’s faithful at St. Michael’s Catholic Parish Atta in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State last Sunday, August 18, 2013 gave honour to whom honour is due when they trooped out en masse to present a car to each of their three sons who were recently ordained priests.  It was the occasion of the celebration of their first Mass. The new priests are Rev. Frs:. Eustace Nwanekwu, Emmanuel Unachukwu and Emmanuel Eche (CM).  This brings to nine the number of indigenous priests from the parish. The ceremony attracted dignitaries from within and outside Imo State including the Provincial Superior…

Anglican Donates Brand New Bus to Atta CWO

The combined spirit of ecumenism and philanthropy was showcased last Sunday, July 28, 2013, at St. Michael’s Catholic Parish Atta Ikeduru when Dr. Desmond Ukanacho, a Philanthropist and an Anglican by faith donated a brand new 12- seater Nissan bus to the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of the parish. The gesture was the fulfilment of a pledge he made a few months ago, during the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) Mothers Day celebration for 2013. The Philanthropist, who also hails from Atta explained that he would have delivered the bus earlier but for the fact that he had been away from…

Priest harps on need for compassionate heart – As Knights visit Parish

Christians have been enjoined to develop a heart of compassion, the type that enables one to feel for others and take their pains as one’s own. Rev. Fr. Vitalis Anyanwu, Parish Priest of St. Michael’s Catholic Church Ikembara in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, gave this injunction in the homily he delivered during a Sunday Eucharistic celebration.  The occasion was the grassroots evangelization visit of the Owerri Chapter of Knights and Ladies of St. Mulumba (KSM) to the KSM Uzoagba Zone 5. The clergyman and principal celebrant, who concelebrated with Rev. Fr. Betrand Ujunwa, said that this was…

CMO Atta Parish honours Imo NUJ Chairman

Activities marking the 2013 Father’s Day celebration at St. Michael’s Catholic Parish Atta, in Ikeduru LGA were rounded off on Sunday, May 5 with a Thanksgiving Mass, funds-raising and the conferment of “EZI-NWA” title on the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Imo State, Chief Innocent Igwe by the Catholic Men Organization (CMO) of the parish. Presenting the award on the NUJ Chairman, who was accompanied by his wife, Lady Angela Igwe, the Chairman of the Father’s Day Planning Committee, Mr. Matthew Aguguom described Chief Igwe as a worthy son of Atta Ikeduru in whom they are well pleased. They…