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July 16, 2018

Feast of Sacred Heart & Immaculate Heart observed in Owerri

Fr Basil Opurum flanked by the Awardees and other priests

  Annunciation Catholic Parish World Bank, Owerri played host to members and friends of the Owerri Archdiocesan Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary Association on Saturday June 9. The annual celebration was preceded with a 9-day novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Provincial Chaplain of the Association, Rev. Fr. Basil Opurum presided at the Mass with the Assistant Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Eziamuche Onuoha, and Rev. Fr. Alex Okere concelebrating. Delivering the homily, Fr. Okere harped on love as what characterizes the Sacred Heart of Jesus and that of Mary, adding…

Historic wedding at IHM Parish Umuagwo

  History was made in Ohaji/Egbema LGA Imo State as a total number of 50 couples were joined in the sacrament of Holy Matrimony at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Parish Umuagwo – Ohaji. This was courtesy of the Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev Anthony J.V. Obinna, who during his last pastoral visit to the parish called on all those living as husbands and wives without the sacrament of matrimony to avail themselves the opportunity of solemnizing their union. The mass wedding described as “A Golden Wedding” took place on Saturday March 24, 2018. The parish priest, Rev Fr Raymond…

Archbishop Obinna confirms 327 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Umuagwo

  A total of 327 parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Umuagwo, Ohaji Egbema LGA, on Sunday 11th February 2018, received the sacrament of Confirmation, administered by His Grace, Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri. The prelate who arrived the fast-growing parish the previous day  was received by the parish priest, Rev. Fr. Raymond Onyekwere, his Assistant Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Nnanabu, the Parish Pastoral Council, many jubilant faithful and friends of the parish. On arrival to the parish, he started with a Benediction, followed by an interactive session with the faithful. The grand finale of the…

KSM invests 4th Degree Knights in Owerri Metro

KSM invests 4th Degree Knights in Owerri Metro

Top echelon of the Order of Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria converged once more on the magnificent church of Immaculate Heart of Mary Alike Obowo in Okigwe Diocese on Sunday 3rd September 2017 for conferment of 4th Degree rank on 10 brothers and sisters of the Order. The Catholic Bishop of Okigwe, Most Rev. Solomon Amatu, was represented by the Vicar General I, Rev. Fr. Dr. Cajetan Ehiem, at the Holy Mass preceding the investiture, which was performed by the Worthy Supreme Knight Engr/Barr. Myke-Mary Nwosu, assisted by some supreme officers of the Order among them Sis Pat Ngor Nwachukwu…

Celebrating the Immaculate Heart

The Claretian Missionaries are also called the Sons of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the English version of the initial ‘CMF’ which abbreviates the Latin Cordis Maria Fillii {Sons of the Heart of Mary}. The affinity of the Claretian Missionaries with the Blessed Virgin Mary was ab initio established by St Anthony Mary Claret, the founder of the Congregation. Like other Marian saints, Anthony Mary Claret, devoted himself to the course of the Blessed Lady, placing himself under her maternal care and promoting her devotion almost with the same strength with which he propagated the…

Claretians celebrate Feast of Immaculate Heart

Very Rev. Fr. Simeon Nwaobi cmf, Provincial  Superior, flanked by priests, religious and lay Claretian cutting the cake to mark Feast of Immaculate Heart of Mary at Claret House, Owerri, June 13. -Emulate Our Lady,  Fr. Nwobi tells mothers Activities marking the 2015 Feast of Immaculate Heart of Mary have ended with Holy Mass at the Claretians Missionary Headquarters, Area A, World Bank Housing Estate, New Owerri, Imo State, June 13, 2015. The Claretians have a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary as their full title is MISSIONARY SONS OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY but they are popularly…

Blessed Virgin Mary Most Compassionate

  Jesus gave the world the most valuable and precious gift. “Our Mother Mary” his own mother to be our mother, though she was born into the world like every other human being by St. Joachim and Anne, yet she lived, preserved as a virgin, a virgin before and after the birth of his son.   Why is she called the Mother of Mercy? We call her mother of mercy because of the great works and the roles she played as the mother of the world, by handing over her son Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary (Mk. 15:4)…

Chief K.C. Okeigboananwa celebrates 85th birthday

Activities marking the 85th birthday celebration of Chief K.C. Okeigboananwa, a community leader in Orji, Owerri North L.G.A. and one-time Imo State House of Assembly candidate for the Great Nigeria Peoples Party, G.N.P.P., in the Second Republic took place last weekend.   The climax of the ceremony was the Eucharistic celebration at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Parish Orji, which attracted a lot of dignitaries from all walks of life such as captains of industry and top government functionaries, including the Imo State Commissioner for Lands, Chief Uche Nwosu.   Preaching the homily, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Dr….