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August 16, 2018

St Helen’s Catholic Church Irete celebrates 2018 CMO Day in grand style

St Helen's Catholic Church Irete celebrates 2018 CMO Day in grand style

…Msgr Eke enjoins fathers to be good ambassadors of Christ It was a day of joy and thanksgiving, Sunday May 6, 2018 at St. Helen’s Cath. Church Irete, Owerri West L.G.A, as members of the Catholic Men Organization (CMO) of the parish joyfully joined their counterparts across the country in marking this year’s feast of their patron, Saint Joseph. The event which began with a two day retreat, ended with high Mass celebrated by the parish priest, Monsignor Anthony Eke. In his homily, Monsignor Eke enjoined Christian fathers to be good ambassadors of the church. While emphasizing on the need…

The state of Imo Roads

The state of Imo Roads

For some time now, the Imo State Government has embarked on massive urban roads rehabilitation programme. Virtually, every major road in Owerri, the state capital, as well as Orlu and Okigwe has been part of this programme, either by total resurfacing or just fixing of some failed portions. The project is quite commendable. Urban renewal is necessary, in order to make our roads passable, create more access routes and de-congest the major ones. Obviously, this was what led to the demolition of the Ekeukwu Owerri, the ancestral market of the core Owerri community, the Owere Nchi Ise. All this is…

Msgr. Eke lauds Blessed Tansi PPC for giant strides

…As council pays him courtesy visit The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) of Blessed Tansi Catholic Church, Ugwu Orji in Owerri North LGA has received a pat on the back for its numerous infrastructural achievements, since it attained parish status eight years ago. Rev Msgr. Anthony Eke, Parish Priest St. Helen’s Church Irete in Owerri West LGA, gave the commendation while interacting with members of the council by their parish priest, Rev. Fr. Dr. Benedict Oparaugo who were led on a courtesy visit to him, Sunday September 18, 2016. Filled with delight at the progress the young and dynamic church has…

Should Ndi-Nze receive Holy Communion?

In 2002 or thereabouts, Ndi Nze of Irete admitted a man into their midst. On the onset they carried their enquiries as far as to the maiden home of the wife and thereafter stated that she was an “Osu”, As a result of that the wife was not allowed to participate in the activities of the coronation. She was banned from public appearances. The most agonizing aspect of it was that the recipient of the crown imported his aunt, who then represented his wife and behold, the wife had wedded with him in the Catholic Church and they happily lived…

25 couples wed at Holy Family Church Umunwoha

  A record-setting mass wedding ceremony took place at Umunwoha Holy Family Catholic Church Irete Owerri-West LGA on Saturday 31st October, 2015 as 25 couples exchanged vows in front of a large congregation of  faithful. The wedding Mass, which attracted friends and well-wishers was officiated by  the chief host, Rev. Fr. Cosmas Onukwugha, the Parish Priest, assisted by Rev. Fr. Samuel Agu and Rev. Fr. Vernatius Ukachukwu. Delivering the homily, Fr. Agu traced the origin of  the Sacrament of Matrimony to the old testament and harped on its importance to the individual Christian man or woman and for the church…

Newly elected Eze Irete recommends Option A4 -To Ezeship-torn communities

Communities which for years have known no socio-economic progress, as a result of being enmeshed in intractable internal strife over their royal stool, can now heave a sigh of relief as an incontrovertible way out, has been found.  The solution lies in Option A4 system of voting, which has been described as most transparent, as it simply involves counting those queuing behind each candidate in an open field. This recommendation came from His Royal Highness, Eze Ethelbert Ekwelibe, the Agubiam I of Irete, who personally emerged through the Option A4 method on Wednesday, June 20, 2013, when he pulled 1110…

Irete youths and the display of hostility to non-indigenes

Undoubtedly, we are living in a precarious and hostile society.  A society where brutes and brutality are the order of the day.  This is indeed a society where atrocities are committed with impunity.  A lawless and barbaric society replete with animals in disguise in the name of human beings.  While the youths in civilized societies are busy making great impacts on ground-breakings and wonderful innovations, their Irete counterparts are busy wallowing in unethical behavior, violence and abuse of human rights.    This inference is drawn because of the attitude these young men exhibited at Mrs. Ibenye’s store on Friday at about…