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July 20, 2018

Mass wedding: 35 wed at CKC Agwa

Mass wedding: 35 wed at CKC Agwa

…Parish priest lists marriage lubricants As the Church continues to avail various avenues for the graceful and faithful reception of the sacraments worshippers at Christ the King Church Agwa Oguta LGA turned out in joyful mood as no fewer than 35 couples received the sacrament of Holy Matrimony, Friday June 29. The event it was learnt came in part as a response to the pastoral call of the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna who recently paid a pastoral visit to the Catholic community. While Rev. Fr. Emma Ohiri, a neighbouring parish priest presided at the wedding…

Mass Wedding: 10 ties nuptial knot at Mt. Carmel Emekuku

Mass Wedding: 10 ties nuptial knot at Mt Carmel Emekuku

  10 couples of Mt. Carmel Parish played host to friends and relatives as they were formally joined in the sacrament of Holy Matrimony during a mass wedding held at the centenary parish, recently. The couples whose names were given as Mr. and Mrs.: Anthony Ogbonna Ohale, Daniel Opara, Declan Ohale, Charles Obichere, Gabriel Anosike, Berineth Anale, Emmanuel Aguh, Michael Eewunanyanwu, Anthony Osuji and Kingsley Nnosike; were all treated to a warm reception where they perform the cake cutting ritual, courtesy of the parish CWO. Ndidiamaka Mbata, the parish CWO President who spoke to this reporter expressed delight for the…

28 couples wed at Sacred Heart Oguta

28 couples wed at Sacred Heart Parish Oguta

  …As Parish marks feast Day To ensure that this year’s feast of Sacred Heart remained not just socially enriched but also spiritually impactful, worshippers at the Sacred Heart Catholic Parish Oguta kick-started their feast Day with a historical mass wedding where 28 couples received the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, Saturday June 9. This reporter who witnessed the event noticed how the parish priest, Rev. Fr. Mike Chiagoro, his Assistant, Rev. Fr. Julian Iro and parishioners exuded joy as they continued to thank God for the newly embraced life of the couples who hitherto were living for years without tying…

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…

Marriage is not a bed of roses – Rev. Prof. Okonkwo ….As 7 couples tie nuptial knot at IMSU

Rev. Prof. Asouzu Innocent celebrated the Holy Eucharist with an avalanche of Clerics at the consecration of the Holy Matrimony among seven couples at St. Joseph’s Chaplaincy, Imo State University, Owerri on Saturday 29th April 2017. Among the concelebrants included Rev. Prof. Jerome Okonkwo (Homilist), Rev. Dr. Anthony Njoku (Chaplain), Rev. Frs. Emma Nwachukwu, Christian Obioha, Tony Ezekwe, Victor Chukwuma, Anthony Eziefule, Associate Prof. Uche Clement, and Rev. Prof. Ejiogu E. Amaku. In his brief homily, Rev. Prof Jerome Okonkwo expressed profound appreciation to the retinue of priests, the chaplain, the couples, the congregation, the religious and the choir. He…

Don’t cheat God, priest tells Married couples …As 15 wed at St. Mary’s Obibizena

Married couples have been warned not to cheat God by being inactive or avoiding the activities and programs of the Church The warning was given recently at St Mary’s Catholic Parish Obibiezena in Owerri west LGA Imo State Saturday 24 September 2016 when members of the parish rolled out the red carpet for 15 couples who exchanged marital vows. The Holy Mass was concelebrated by the parish priest Very Rev Fr Sebastian O. Igbokwe who is also the Episcopal vicar for Obibiezena zone II, with the associate parish priest Rev Fr Emmanuel Unachukwu. In his opening remark Fr Igbokwe explained…

Love demands sacrifice – Priest advises couples at Mass Wedding

Married couples have been advised to be prepared to make the necessary sacrifices in order to keep their marriage intact. Rev. Fr. Dr. Patrick Ekeogu gave the advice while delivering the homily at the Eucharistic celebration to mark the mass wedding of 16 couples at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Mgbirichi, Saturday July 31. He explained that while respect requires humility, love demands making sacrifices even to the extent of laying down one’s life for the person loved. Fr. Ekeogu stated that a good marriage depends on how couples performed their duties in the family and advised wives to respect their…

12 couples unite in Holy Matrimony at St. Michael’s Umuohiagu

Twelve couples were on Saturday 13th August, 2016 united in holy matrimony at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Umuohiagu in Ngor-Okpala LGA. The mass wedding attracted many family members, friends and well-wishers of the couples. In a homily, he delivered during the Holy Mass, the Parish Priest of St. Michael’s Umuohiagu, Rev. Fr. Oscar Unakalamba pointed out to the couples that a happy marriage depends on how they performed their duties in the family. The duties according to the Biblical injunction that charged wives to respect their husband, emulate the footsteps of our Mother Mary by being prayerful, respectful, humble and…

Don’t joke with your prayer life – Priest advises married couples

Rev. Fr. Eustace Nwanekwu, the Assistant Parish Priest and Rev Patrick  Onyeka with the newly wedded couples after Mass. Married couples have been advised not to joke with their prayer life if they want to live in peace. The advice came from the Assistant Parish Priest of Mt. Carmel Church Emekuku in Owerri-North LGA, Rev. Fr. Eustace Nwanekwu while preaching homily at the wedding Mass of nine couples of the parish recently (Saturday July 9). He explained to them that prayer was necessary to enable them understand and appreciate each other and to nip causes of disagreement in the bud….

Eight couples joined in Holy Matrimony at St. Mark’s New Owerri

The newly wedded couples with Msgr. Ibe and Rev. Frs. Jude Onyeakazi and Paschal Onyeneke. Eight couples were on Saturday 2 July, 2016, joined in Holy Matrimony at St. Mark’s Catholic Parish New Owerri. The wedding attracted many parishioners, family members, friends and well-wishers of the couples. The Mass was presided over by the Assistant Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Paschal Onyeneke, assisted by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Dr. Jude Onyeakazi and Resident Priest, Monsignor Marcilinus Ibe. Delivering the homily, Fr. Jude noted that the mass wedding was organized in response to the universal call of the Holy Father Pope…

27 couples in mass wedding at St. Anthony Parish Akabor

Twenty-seven couples were on Saturday May 14, 2016, joined in Holy Matrimony at St. Anthony Catholic Parish, Akabor, in Oguta LGA. The mass wedding attracted many family members, friends and well-wishers of the couples. In a homily he delivered during the holy Mass, the Parish priest of St. Anthony Parish, Akabor, Rev. Fr. Augustine Opara pointed out to the couples that a happy marriage is dependent on how they performed their duties in the family. The duties, according to the priest, are the biblical injunction that charged wives to respect their husbands and husbands to love their wives as Christ…

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…

St. Patrick’s Umuorim Nekede Hosts Mass wedding

The new couples with Fr. Kenneth Anujurulam shortly after their wedding St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Umuorim Nekede in Owerri West LGA of Imo State has hosted the mass wedding of seven lucky couples, courtesy of the Catholic Women Organization (C.W.O.)  2015 August Meeting. One of the brides a non-Catholic was duly baptized and received into the Catholic Church by Rev. Fr. Kenneth Anujurulam before the wedding proper. Rev. Fr. Kenneth during his homily, explained the difference between Christianity and Islam. One of the  differences he said, was that Christianity is a religion that is based on evangelization and conviction, while…

19 Couples tie knots at St Mary Catholic Church Obiangwu

  The Catholic Community of St. Mary’s Parish Ngor-Okpala LGA on Saturday July 4, 2015 thrown into ecstasy when 19 couples received the sacrament of Holy Matrimony. The wedding Mass which attracted friends and well-wishers was officiated by the Episcopal Vicar, Rev. Fr. Christian Eke, Rev. Fr. Basil Nze, Rev.Fr. Clement Odoemena, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Nwachukwu, Rev. Fr Emmanuel Ohiri, Rev. Fr. Oscar Unakalamba, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Konyeaso and Rev.Fr. Anthony Claret Onyeocha (The Parish Priest). Delivering the homily, Fr. Lawrence Nwachukwu encouraged the women to keep doing their best because it is not easy for a woman to leave…

Holy Matrimony: 15 couples tie knot at St. Benignus Mbieri – CMO, CWO count blessings

  Congratulations and jubilations, Jesus has conquered that’s why am happy, were jubilatory words from St. Benignus Catholic Parish Choir Ihitte-Isi-Mbieri, Mbaitoli L.G.A., that formed part of a rendition which punctuated proceedings when 15 couples received the sacrament of Holy Matrimony at the parish, Saturday, May 23, 2015. The wedding Mass which was officiated by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Gerald Amadi was witnessed by a cross section of parishioners and well-wishers. Welcoming guests at the Mass, Fr. Amadi described the event as divine mercy wedding which instigated joy and gladness into the hearts of many.  He informed the couples…

Mass wedding: 12 couples solemnize at Mt. Carmel Church Emekuku

  A total of 12 couples last Saturday, May 3, 2015 solemnized their marriage at a mass wedding organized for them at Mt Carmel Catholic Church, Emekuku, Owerri, by the parish. The event coincided with this month’s Catholic Women Organization (CWO) First Saturday Mass. Preaching the homily at the Eucharistic celebration to mark the occasion, the Parish Priest and chief celebrant, Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Alex Okoro who concelebrated with his Assistant, Rev. Fr Eustace Nwanekwu described the couples as “The 12 apostles” of Mt Carmel Parish.  He noted that the mass wedding was part of the activities marking the…

Don’t cheat God, priest tells couples as 17 wed at St. Michael’s Amakohia

The newly wedded couples with Frs. P. Ibole and A. Amadi with the Parish CWO Executives It was a great day of joy and thanksgiving to God on Saturday, December 7, 2014 as a total number of 17 couples were joined together in holy matrimony. The ceremony which began with a Holy Mass presided over by Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Ibole and assisted by Rev. Fr. Anselm Amadi had a large turnout of the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of the parish (organizers of the event) friends and sponsors of the couples and the lay faithful in attendance. Delivering the homily,…

MASS WEDDING: Priest Reveals Secret To Successful Marriage

The parish priest of St. Philip’s Catholic Church Arondizogu Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State, Rev. Fr. Abel Ezenwa has described the progress of any family as one which is based on the unity between parents and their children. Fr. Ezenwa stated this while delivering a homily during a mass wedding at his parish August 14th 2014. He said that marriage is a union between man and woman, who together proceed to the alter to make a formal commitment in front of the people of God to remain husband and wife. According to him the Church always organizes…

Prepare for marriage, not wedding, priest counsels couples

… As SS Philip & James holds mass wedding. Couples have been told to give more attention to their marriages than they do to their weddings.   The priest in residence at SS. Philip and James Catholic Church, Egbu, Rev. Fr. Dr. George Nwachukwu gave the counsel during his homily as nine couples wedded in the parish, Saturday, October 19, 2013.   Fr. Nwachukwu decried the rate of divorces in the society today, saying it is  because couples spend a lot of time preparing for wedding which lasts only for a day, while giving less or no time to prepare…

13 Couples Wed in Umunwoha Parish, Irete

It was indeed a happy day for the Parish Priest and parishioners of Umunwoha Holy Family Catholic Parish Irete, Owerri, as they witnessed the joining together in holy matrimony of thirteen couples of the parish.  The ceremony which took place in the church premises in Irete was held on October 12, 2013. According to the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Cosmas Onukwugha during the Holy Mass, the Sacrament of Matrimony is a very special sacrament where the minister is also the recipient while the priest and congregation are witnesses.  He said women were created to be helpers of men and so…