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August 17, 2018

Bishop Ukwuoma inaugurates St. Jude’s Parish Urualla – Says Church brings peace and reconciliation

From L-R: Fr. Dr. Hyginus Chigere, Chief Dona Madumere and wife, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma, Rev. Fr. Henry Nweje and Eze John Nwadinigwe (April 13)

  Church as agent of societal development equally brings peace and reconciliation among the people of God wherever it is situated. The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma made this known during a Holy Mass at St. Jude’s Parish Urualla to mark the inauguration of the new parish. He stated that whatever thing we do as human beings in life without God will not stand, and that is why everyone must put God first who directs the affairs of our lives. Bishop Ukwuoma said that Catholic Church carries the gospel of Christ down to the rural dwellers for…

Murdered Catholic priest laid to rest in Orlu

Murdered Catholic priest laid to rest in Orlu

The body of late Rev Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo of Orlu Diocese, who was kidnapped and murdered by unknown people recently has been committed to mother earth after a requiem Mass at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu, September 25,2017. In a homily at the Mass, the Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma explained that death is painful in human eye, especially the circumstances behind Fr Onunkwo’s death. According to him, death remains a transformation to eternal life which is a different experience. Bishop Ukwuoma described the deceased as a young man who chose to be an instrument of God’s…

Bishop Ukwuoma, Msgr. Nwosu felicitate with Eze Nwaele …As he marks 14 yrs on throne, 75 Birthday

It was joyful day that will remain evergreen in the minds of the royal family of Nwaele in particular and the community in general, Sunday, August 6, 2017 as the traditional ruler of the community H.R.H Eze A.O Nwaele of Ofeahia Amaifeke in Orlu L.G.A of Imo State celebrated his 75th Birthday Anniversary and 14th year of coronation as the traditional ruler of Ofeahia Community.   The occasion which began on Saturday, August 5 with conferment of Chieftaincy titles on some distinguished sons of the community, for their hard-work and enormous contributions to the growth of the area, including the…

Follow church’s teachings – Bishop Ukwuoma advises newly confirmed

Follow church's teachings - Bishop Ukwuoma advises newly confirmed

Christians have been urged to heed to the teachings of the Church in order not to regret their actions at last. The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma gave the advise at a two-day pastoral visit to Regina Pacis Parish, Ihioma in Orlu L.G.A, Saturday, June 18 to Sunday 19, 2017.   According to him, the Church remains the light that transforms human nature, through the gospel of Christ and brings development to wherever it comes to, therefore it cannot mislead anyone that comes to her. The bishop said that Catholic Church is the universal church and does…

Orlu Diocese buries 2 priests same day

Monday, May 15, 2017 was a mourning day for the Catholic Diocese of Orlu, as priests, religious both within and outside the diocese, families, friends and relatives came to pay their last respects to Very Rev Msgr. Lazarus Esomonu and Rev Fr. Gerald Francis Ekpedo who were committed to mother earth after a requiem Mass at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Orlu. Their remains arrived at the Cathedral at about 7:45am and was received by the Cathedral Administrator, Rev Fr. Sylvester Nnaekezie. Delivering a homily during the Mass, Msgr. Joseph Okorie described the demise of the two priests as a great…

KSM holds 3rd, 4th Degree Investiture at Orlu

The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma has commended the Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria for their contributions towards the development of church and society. Bishop Ukwuoma made the commendation while receiving the Supreme Knight and exco members of the Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria when they paid him a courtesy call on Friday August 26. Bishop Ukwuoma recalled that the Knights of St. Mulumba single handedly built the multi-million naira Chapel at the Catholic owned Veritas University of Nigeria Abuja (VUNA). The Bishop also told the visiting Supreme Knight that he enjoyed the co-operation of Knights of…

Orlu Diocesan Lay Apostolate holds 2016 rally

CBSN on a march past during the event The Lay Apostolate in Orlu Diocese, comprising the various associations and the Pious societies in the church on Saturday, May 14, 2016, held the 2016 rally, which was aimed at encouraging and reinvigorating some ailing societies in the church. The event took place at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu, having the four regions that constitute the diocese in attendance. The chaplain of the Lay Apostolate in the diocese, Very Rev Fr. Festus Onyebueke, while delivering a homily during the Holy Mass, said that what brings all apostolates together and in unity is…

Bishop Ochiagha Celebrates 35 Years Episcopal Ordination

After his 35 years of Episcopal Ordination, he is still looking young and healthy as well as attending every diocesan function and contributing to the growth of the Church. The Bishop Emeritus of Orlu, Most Rev. Gregory Ochiagha retired as the Catholic Bishop of Orlu in 2006 after serving the Diocese as the Local Ordinary for 27 years. Wednesday January 6, 2016 marked the 35th year anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination, which was celebrated in grand style at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Orlu. The occasion was attended by priests, religious, friends and well wishers from far and near. Earlier in…

Encomiums, as Msgr.Basil Maduike is laid to rest

  The remains of Late Msgr. Basil Maduike has been committed to mother earth after a requiem Mass at Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu, Thursday, 3rd September, 2015. The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma who officiated at the Mass in concelebration with other Bishops, said that, late Msgr. Maduike was the first black priest to say Mass in Igbo language at St. Gregory Parish Amaigbo in the late 70s. According the prelate, the deceased was a priest per excellence who served God with his whole heart and humility without compromise. In his speech, the Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical…

Bishop Ukwuoma warns against scaring investors – As he blesses Eva Victory Aluminium

Inset: Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma with Chief Val Nwagu, Sir Clifford Nwagu and  other members of Nwagu family after the blessing of the factory. Host communities of business enterprises have been warned not to scare investors, but instead provide them with the enabling environment to operate without fear of insecurity on their lives and property. His Lordship, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma, Catholic Bishop of Orlu, gave the warning recently (Wednesday July 23, 2015) while commissioning the multi-million Naira Eva Victory Aluminium Company Limited located at Km. 9 Owerri/Orlu Road. He prayed that the host community would appreciate the vital role the…

Quality education, every child’s right – Bishop Ukwuoma

Warns on relocation of Boko Haram to Anambra Good and qualitative education has been described as the right of every child and the best gift parents and government can offer to every Nigerian child. The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma stated this in an address presented during the Pastoral Council meeting held on July 18, 2015 at the Diocesan Secretariat Complex Orlu. He said that education begins from home, where children are formally taught how to greet, talk, respect elders and be disciplined among others. He urged parents to be aware of their responsibility to educate their…

Collaborative work sustains Church growth – Fr. Egbom

  Collaborative work has been described as the principle that brings progress in every aspect of life, both in the Church and the society at large. Rev Fr. Jude Egbom made this known while, delivering a well articulated Homily at a Eucharistic celebration held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu to mark the seventh anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of the Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma. Fr. Egbom noted that most of the problems the country is facing today are due to misunderstandings and disagreements between leaders at various levels and the masses which, he said have…

Bishop Ukwuoma harps on role of Laity at 3rd Provincial Laity Day in Orlu – As 60 are installed ‘Ambassadors’ of Laity

Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma, flanked by dignitaries Christ’s lay faithful have been charged to take their role of collaborating with the clergy and the religious to spread the gospel of Christ more seriously. The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, His Lordship, Most Rev. Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma, gave the charge while preaching the homily at the Eucharistic celebration to mark the 3rd Triennial Owerri Provincial Laity Day and installation of 60 “Ambassadors” of Laity. The event which took place at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu, Saturday May 30, 2015, drew a large crowd of delegates from the six dioceses which make up…

Bishop Ukwuoma Visits St. Andrew’s Parish Umueshi… Confirms 162

  The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma recently  paid a two-day pastoral visit to St. Andrew’s Parish Umueshi, Ideato South  L.G.A Imo State. On his arrival to the parish, he  was received by the parish priest, Rev Fr. Declan Ugorji cmf, his assistant, Fr. Celestine Ugwu, the parish Council and the entire parishioners who trooped out in their numbers to receive the Chief shepherd of the Diocese. The bishop on the first day of the visit called on the traditional ruler of the community, HRH Eze Christopher Obi, some out stations as well as the sick and…

Chief Tony Chukwu: God’s gift to our generation – Lady Blessing Nwaoba

High-Chief Tony Chukwu has been described as God’s special gift to Okigwe people in particular and Nigeria in general. This assertion was made by Lady Blessing Nwaoba (LSM) during the dedication of St. Michael’s Catholic Church Umueze I Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State by His Grace Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria on Sunday, November 16, 2014. According to her, Chief Tony Chukwu’s philanthropy has touched many lives positively.  She elucidated that Chief Chukwu has used his personal resources to propagate Christianity at various levels. Lady Nwaoba also eulogized Lolo Rose Chukwu for her outstanding support…

KSJI Grand Executive rounds off visits to Bishops

The courtesy visits to Bishops of the Owerri Ecclesiastical Province by  Grand Officers of Knights of St. John International (KSJI) Owerri Grand Commandery which started in May this year, have ended. It ended with the visit to His Lordship, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma, the Catholic Bishop of Orlu on Monday, July 7, 2014. The essence of the visits was to introduce the new Grand Officers to the bishops, pledge the loyalty of the Order to the prelates and assure them of the readiness of Knights and Ladies to serve their various dioceses in whatever capacity required. The Grand Executive was…

Bishop Ukwuoma marks 6th Episcopal Ordination – solicits support for Diocesan Projects

The Catholic Bishop of Orlu Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma on Saturday 21st June 2014 marked the sixth year of his Episcopal Ordination.   The occasion attracted friends and well-wishers both from within and outside the diocese. In his remark, the Chairman of the occasion Prof. Anthony Uzoma stressed the importance of a Chief Shepherd to every diocese and his work which centers on the progress, growth and unity of the diocese. He said that Bishop Ukwuoma therefore deserved total support from priests, the religious and indeed the lay faithful of the diocese at both home and abroad. Prof. Uzoma implored the…

Enough of Hotels, Please! – Catholic Bishop tells Imo millionaires

The plethora of hotels that are literally springing up in every corner of our streets, especially in the main cities of Imo State – Owerri in particular have become disconcerting for many in the State. Worried by the increasing number of unemployed in Imo State, the Catholic Bishop of Orlu Diocese, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma has appealed to Imo millionaires to have mercy on this army of unemployed youths and invest in manufacturing industry instead of hotels. Speaking during the funeral of an industrialist, Sir Godwin Okwara at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Amaifeke Orlu recently, Bishop Ukwuoma observed that hotels…

Brother Augustine Ojukwu celebrates Golden Jubilee of Religious profession – As seven others make final vow

It was a joyful day in the Congregation of the Marist Brothers of the Schools, November 9, 2013 as Rev. Bro. Augustine Ojukwu celebrated his golden jubilee anniversary. The event which attracted friends and well-wishers of the celebrant began with a Holy Mass held at Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu by His Lordship, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma. Delivering a homily during the Mass, the priest in-charge of Religious Affairs in the diocese, Rev. Fr. Josephat Obiajunwa described the day as a very special one in the congregation of the Marist Brothers of the Schools.  He added that the congregation celebrated one…

St. Gabriel’s Parish Akwu-Akokwa dedicated – As parishioners recount blessings

September 28, 2013 will remain evergreen in the lives of the entire parishioners of St. Gabriel’s Parish Akwu-Akokwa, Ideato North LGA, Imo State following the solemn dedication of their parish by the Local Ordinary of Orlu diocese, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma. The occasion began with a Holy Mass presided over by the bishop, assisted by several priests. Delivering a homily, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma reminded Christians of the importance of the gospel in human lives stressing that before Christianity, our people had been in darkness, living a primitive life as well as worshipping idols.  But today, the gospel has dispelled…