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August 21, 2018

The King with a difference

Pastors corner with Fr Henry Ibe

  Christ the King was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 with a call on humanity to submit once more to the authority of Christ. The Pope remarked that the multiple evils in the world were due to humanity’s rejection of the reign of Christ and that so long as this remained the case, there was no hope of a lasting peace on earth. The last time God was formally regarded as King by his people was about the year 1049 BC (over 3000 years ago), when Israel chose Saul as their king (1 Sam. 8:6). Choosing their own…

St. Cyprian’s Catholic Station Obokwe/Oburu now Special Jurisdiction

– Community wants Archbishop to intervene in their electricity problem It was jubilation galore on Saturday May 25, 2013 when His Grace, Most Rev. Anthony J. V. Obinna, the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, announced the elevation of St. Cyprian’s Catholic Station Obokwe/Oburu (OB/OB), a station of Christ the King Catholic Church, Achara-Eziama Okpala Parish to the status of a special jurisdiction. He declared this during his pastoral visit to the Parish in which 112 candidates received the sacrament of confirmation. In their address of welcome, St. Cyprian’s Station Council expressed gratitude at the visit of Archbishop Obinna and pledged the…

KSJI: Borromeo Commandery, Ehime Fetes the poor

Members of Knights of St. John’s International (565), Borromeo Commandery, Ehime Mbano, Imo state gave succor to the poor and seminarians on Saturday 18th May, 2013. Prelude to the event, Rev. Fr. Anthony Dieme celebrated a Mass. In his homily, Fr. Dieme postulated that Christ urged Peter to feed his lamb if he loves him. It was thereafter that Christ told Peter the type of horrible death that will befall him. According to the priest, when Peter saw John passing by, he enquired from Christ what will be the fate of John and Jesus responded that he should leaveJohn alone….

Life Stories | Everything God does is Perfect

Everything God does is perfect, He is never wrong. Often we complain and nag about life, and the negative things that happen/befall to us, forgetting that nothing is random before our maker, and that everything has a purpose. A story was once told about a King who had a male servant who in all circumstances has always said to him; “My king, do not be discouraged because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes”. One day, they went hunting and a wild animal attacked the king, the servant managed to kill the animal but couldn’t prevent his majesty from losing…


Sunday readings

OPENING PRAYER Father, help us keep in mind that Christ our Saviour lives with you in glory and promised to remain with us until the end of time.  FIRST READING A READING FROM THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 7:55-60 Theme: I can see the son of man standing at the right hand of God. Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven  and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at God’s right hand.  “I can see heaven thrown open”, he said, “and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” At this all the…