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July 18, 2018

Overcome your passion for fashion Archbishop Obinna tells women

Archbishop Obinna blessing the kolanut during a reception organized by the parish CWO.

  As mothers compete with the younger generation in keeping in touch with ongoing trend in fashion, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, Archbishop of Owerri has advised Catholic women to “overcome the passion for fashion.” Preaching during a concelebrated Mass at the Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri to mark this year’s Mother’s Day, April 8, Archbishop Obinna reminded women that fashion, money and power are vanity of vanities which will one day vanish. He said it was more important to take care of the soul than the body because when death comes it shatters the human body. He called on women to…

St Michael’s Eziama Ikeduru marks Mother’s Day

Fr Joseph Onuoha flanked by other dignitaries salute the Christian Mothers during their Christian march past

…Fr Onuoha urges all to show love to mothers It was a day of overflowing joy for the parishioners of St Michael’s Church, Eziama in Ikeduru LGA last Sunday April 8th, 2018 as they celebrated Mothers Day (CWO Day). In his homily, the Parish Priest Very Rev Fr Joseph Onuoha urged all to show love to their mothers who risked their lives to give birth to them and raise them up. According to the cleric, the death of Jesus Christ for the sake of man’s sins and his subsequent resurrection, which has given man the needed salvation, show the importance…

Mt. Carmel Emekuku Confers 13 with Ezinne Award

Fr Alex Okoro rejoicing with members of the CWO during the occasion

   Launches N5m bus project Christ’s faithful of Mt Carmel Mother Parish, Emekuku, last Sunday April 8, joined other Catholics throughout the country to mark this year’s Mother’s Day. It was organized by the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of the parish. Highlights of the occasion which was attended by dignitaries from both Imo State and beyond, especially illustrious sons and daughters of Emekuku community featured: the unveiling of the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, patron saint of CWO; launching of a N5 million bus project and conferment of Ezinne title on 13 mothers of the parish. Speaking at the…

Mothers and us

It's Mother's Day Catholic Women celebrating in Owerri.

  Catholic women in Nigeria are today celebrating this year’s Mother’s Day. Today is a special Sunday set apart by the church to honour mothers and motherhood, by celebrating their virtues. Everyone of us, no matter how sophisticated, educated, rich or poor, is born of a woman and has enjoyed the sweet love and care of a mother. So to all of us, motherhood is a special gift. Even though the father (man) is the head of the family, God so positioned our mothers to be the pivot and nerve centre of every family. They are the pivot on which…

Mothers, Husbands and Children

  Mothers in the house are the soul mate to their husbands, they are meant to be together more than bloodily related individuals. Once legally married, the bible says they become one instead of two. They are expected to be like Mary and Joseph the holy family, with more love and one understanding. Husbands are very important in the house and they are the prestige and pride of their wives. As mothers have Virgin Mary as their role model, they should always emulate her and her virtues. Mary was an embodiment of God’s Love. She was very obedient and accepted…

MOTHERHOOD: A Call to Sacrifice

  Today is Mothers’ Day. It is a day Catholics in Nigeria and indeed all over the world celebrate our heavenly Mother Mary and indeed all mothers. A day to remind mothers of the need to make Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary our role model. A day to also remember that we are the handmaids of the Lord and like our Mother Mary we ask for the will of the Lord to prevail in our lives as we emulate the virtues of humility, faith, purity, positive disposition and love. Motherhood is a mystery and a…

St Mark’s Parish, New Owerri celebrates Mothers’ Day

Mother’s Day remains a memorable event each year in the life of the Catholic Church as mothers are honoured and appreciated for their great roles in the family, church and society. The Christ’s faithful of St Mark’s Parish, New Owerri were not left out in this great event, as the CWO of the parish marked it with chain of activities, beginning with the unveiling of the 2017 Mother’s Day Banner and opening of CWO Special Dish on March 12. The Mother’s Day activities climaxed on 26th March 2017 beginning with a concelebrated Mass presided over by the Parish Priest, Msgr….

Mother’s Day: Cathedral Administrator berates fashion-crazy mothers

The way some Christian mothers of nowadays dress is giving concern to a Catholic priest, who strongly feel that they are throwing decency to the winds in attempt to meet up with modern-day fashion. The Administrator, Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri, Rev. Fr. Gerard Onyekwere raised the issue of indecent dressing by “modern” Christian mothers in his homily during this year’s Mother’s Day celebration, March 26. The priest recalled that Christian mothers were formerly known for their decent and modest dressing but not anymore as “modern” Christian mothers want to out-do university students in indecent dressing. “It is shameful that a…

Sacred Heart Parish Akwakuma celebrates Mother’s Day …Parish Priest lists qualities of good mothers

The Sacred Heart Parish Akwakuma in Owerri North LGA joined their counterparts all over the country to celebrate this year’s Mother’s Day. The theme of their celebration was “Mary’s role in the mission of the Church”. The event began with a concelebrated Mass presided over by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Dr. Kevin C. Ugoamadi, assisted by his curate, Rev. Fr. Chinedu Opara. In his homily, Fr. Ugoamadi reflected on the Reading – how God chose David, stressing that the way of man is obviously different from the way of the Lord, and that we humans look at things physically…

Blessed Tansi Parish celebrates 2017 Mother’s Day, Virgin Mary brought glory to motherhood – Fr. Eziamuche

Christ’s faithful at Blessed Tansi Catholic Parish Ugwu Orji in the Owerri North LGA, last Sunday joined their counterparts throughout the country to celebrate this year’s Mothers Day. It was organized by the Central Executive of the Parish Catholic Women Organization (CWO). Last Sunday’s event was the climax of a three-day activity-packed celebration which started on Wednesday March 22, 2017 with a retreat preached by the Assistant Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Eziamuche Onuoha with the theme: “The role of Virgin Mary in the Mission of the church”. The various groups on of CWO Saturday March 25 competed among themselves in…

Mothers’ Day Celebration in a habitual degenerating society

The Catholic Church in Nigeria and some in certain parts of Europe and America have set aside this day to celebrate motherhood. Involved in this celebration are every mother, every father and every child. It is a special day for every human being born of a woman.  In essence, it is a day when we meditatively fathom the unquantifiable prominence of our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, Reverend sisters, Nuns in the Monasteries and other significant mother-figures in our lives. Mothers’ Day celebration recognizes and brings to the fore that inherent motherhood and intrinsic maternal bond in every woman. It…

CWO and Mary League

Catholic Women Organization (CWO) as the name implies is a unity organization of Catholic women in the Catholic Church. Members are mostly wedded mothers and very aged women and ladies, though not wedded but have reconciled their lives with God their creator and also are committed Catholics. The CWO in the Catholic Church is a very powerful group and strong arm of the church. Observably, the church will not function properly and as expected without the members. The organization is very solid and have a strong foundation in the dioceses, parishes and stations. The origin of the organization is as…

Okigwe Diocesan CWO President tasks mothers on morality, parity – Solicits prayers for Nigeria

  Mothers have been alerted over an imminent morality crisis looming over society and the urgent need to take steps to avert it. The Okigwe Diocesan President of the Catholic Women Organization (CWO), Nneoma Clara Ugha expressed this concern in an exclusive interview with The Leader on the occasion of the 2016 Catholic Mother’s Day celebration held on Sunday 10th April, 2016, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Umuduruegbeaguru in Onuimo LGA of Imo State. The Catholic Women leader cited rampant killings and blood-shed in schools that were meant for nurturing good conduct in leaders of the future; moral…

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish World Bank celebrates Mother’s Day

The Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Nicholas Ijemaru with CWO exco. The Holy Trinity Catholic Parish World Bank, New Owerri in Owerri West LGA on April 19, 2015 celebrated their mother’s day in a grand style with the theme:  “… Stewardship and Discipleship of Catholic mothers.” The epoch-making event which attracted dignitaries from the four stations of the parish was presided over by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Nicholas Ijemaru.  The event featured three days retreat, adoration, football and early morning jugging by mothers. The high point of the occasion was the unveiling of the Virgin Mary’s statue with Eziada Benedicta…

Priest warns women on maltreatment of maids – Cautions “Ajibo mothers”

  A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Cletus Eboh has tongue-lashed mothers who maltreat their house-helps. Preaching during the Mother’s Day celebration at Maria Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri, April 19, Fr. Eboh observed that while many women take good care of their children, they treat their house-helps as if they are slaves. The priest said it is very easy to identify a maid in a family because of the way they look- underfed, poorly clothed and psychologically distorted. “You are not a good Catholic mother if you treat your maids like slaves”, Fr. Eboh warned. Turning to those he called “Ajibo mothers”,…

Let God’s grace work in your lives – Prof. Nwigwe tells mothers

  Christian mothers have been advised to let God’s grace work in their daily lives. A renowned educationist and former Chairperson, Education Committee, National Council of Catholic Women Organization (NCCWO) Nigeria, Prof. (Lady) Victoria Nwigwe, gave this advice in her message to the CWO, Assumpta Parish, during the Mother’s Day, April 19. “As Christian mothers, we must strive to seek the face of God in our words, thoughts, actions and as we carry out routine responsibilities in our homes and the larger society, including the church.” She observed that, ”As humans, incidences of hurt, hate, injustice, indiscipline are regular occurrences…

Mothers are role model – Fr. Tony Dieme as CWO St. Joseph Umualumaku honours parishioners

  A Eucharistic celebration was held on Sunday, as the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) St. Joseph’s Parish Umualumaku, Ehime-Mbano LGA marked a unique mother’s day celebration with awards to deserving individuals. In his homily at the Mass, Rev. Fr. Tony Dieme, Parish Priest posits that the day is special in so many ways which marked the Third Sunday after the resurrection of Jesus Christ who suffered crucifixion on the cross so as to bring salvation to mankind. According to him, Christians should not relent from praying and have faith in God whose Son was crucified so as to unite man…

Mothers, special gift to every family – Fr. Olumba

  Mothers have been described as a special gift from God to every family, due to their unprecedented role in the Church, family and the society at large, especially in training their children. A Catholic Priest from Orlu, Rev Fr. Michael Olumba, stated this during the 2015 Mother’s Day celebration held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu. He said that mothers contribute a lot towards the growth of the society, adding that their involvement in government will bring more transformation to the society. Fr. Olumba noted that the celebration of Mothers Day is something that can never be ignored as…

Sacred Heart Parish Akwakuma celebrates Mother’s Day

The 12 Christian Mothers who bagged the award of pillars during the Mother’s Day Celebration It was a joyful day for all Christian mothers, especially the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of Sacred Heart Parish Akwakuma as they joined their colleagues all over Nigeria to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, April 19. The ceremony began with Mass presided over by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Dr. Kevin Ugoamadi, assisted by Rev. Fr. Remigius Ebiziem and a Deacon, Rev. Magnus Ajoku. Preaching the homily, Fr. Ugoamadi noted that Mother’s Day is like a mini-Easter or mini-Christmas, a day of joy and peace…

Blessed Tansi Parish celebrates – St. Monica CWO retains 1st position

  Worshippers at the Blessed Tansi Catholic Church, Ugwu-Orji Owerri, last Sunday joined fellow Catholics throughout the world to celebrate this year’s Mother’s Day. It was organized by the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of the Parish. The four-day activity packed event started on Thursday with a Retreat whose theme was: “Stewardship and Discipleship of Catholic Mothers” The theme was the same throughout the Archdiocese of Owerri. The women spent the next day, Friday rehearsing the march past, songs and fashion competitions they showcased on Saturday after compound cleaning. It was a spectacular occasion on Saturday when members of the seven…