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August 14, 2018

St. Mark’s Parish New Owerri celebrates Father’s Day in grand style

Prince Mbata receiving the award from Msgr Akagha

…Honours IMSU Pro-Chancellor, others Activities marking this year’s Father’s Day of St. Mark’s Catholic Parish New Owerri were rounded off on Sunday May 6 with a thanksgiving Mass and conferment of awards to some deserving parishioners and friends of the parish. The three day event began on Friday May 4, with a spiritual talk: “A Christian Father; A call to lead God’s family,” presented by Mr. Emeka Ntamere. The lecture was well attended by CMO members. The next day, Saturday May 5, witnessed an interesting football match between St. Mark’s CMO and their Holy Trinity Parish World Bank counterpart. The…

Msgr. Akagha blasts political class: You’re selfish, exploitative

  The parish priest of St Mark’s Church New Owerri, Very Rev.  Msgr. Kevin Akagha has taken a swipe at Nigeria’s political class, denouncing in strong terms their exploitative and selfish tendencies. In a message to Catholic women of his parish on the occasion of this year’s Mother’s Day, Msgr. Akagha reflected on the theme of their celebration: “Catholic women, carriers of living water to the world that thirsts for peace.” The priest said the theme was very appropriate at this time because, “indeed, Nigeria thirsts for peace.” “The yoke imposed on many Nigerians by a selfish and exploitative political…

Don’t lose hope when things get tough

  Akagha advises Christians Christians have been advised not to lose hope when things get tough because God anticipates their problems and will come to their help. Msgr. Kevin Akagha, parish priest, St. Mark’s Church New Owerri gave the advice in his sermon during  Easter Vigil Mass. He said that when Mary Magdalene and Mary the Mother of James were going to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus, their major concern was, “who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb? They were also concerned with how to deal with the soldiers guarding…

Msgr. Akagha visits Sacred Heart Station … Preaches love, forgiveness

Msgr. Akagha visits Sacred Heart Station World Bank New Owerri

In continuation of his evangelization visit to stations in St. Mark’s Catholic Parish New Owerri, the parish priest, Rev. Msgr. Kevin Akagha on Monday June 19, visited Sacred Heart Station, World Bank.   In his homily during Mass, Msgr. Akagha cautioned Christians against retaliation, saying Christianity preaches forbearance and not retaliation.   Reflecting on the gospel, Matt. 5:38-42, the priest said Christ in the gospel text went beyond the Mosaic Law of “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” and rather recommended that “we love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.”   Msgr….

Encomiums as Fr. John Azu celebrates 40th anniversary of priesthood

Fr. John Azu with Parishioners at his 40th anniversary of priesthood -His generation captured the simplicity and humility of Christ -Fr. Mark It was another remarkable day in the life of Rev. Fr. Dr. John Azu, Parish Priest, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Parish, Orji Uratta, as he celebrated 40 years of his priestly ordination on Sunday, June 28, 2015. The occasion which took place at the Immaculate Heart Parish Orji began with a thanksgiving Mass presided over by the celebrant, The Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. John Azu, assisted by Rev. Fr. Uchenna H. Iwuala (C.S.Sp), Rev. Fr. Prof….

Draw courage from Christ’s prayer for His disciples – Priest reminds faithful

Rev. Msgr. Kevin Akagha blessing the Journalists  during their thanksgiving. Christians have been reminded of the need, in times of persecutions, challenges and difficulties to draw courage from the prayer for unity and perseverance which Christ said for His disciples before returning to His Father in heaven. Rev. Msgr. Kevin Akagha, Vocations Director for the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, gave the reminder last Sunday while preaching the homily at the Eucharistic celebration to mark this year’s World Communications Day at Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri. The Monsignor, who represented the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, His Grace Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna…

St. Peter Awo-Mbieri visits Spiritual Year Seminary – Donates foodstuff, cash

Rev. Msgr. Kevin Akagha, Rev. Fr. Basil Opurum and Rev. Fr. Miletus Ohanumma with the CWO, CMO parishioners. Representatives of St. Peter Catholic Church, Awo-Mbieri, in Mbaitoli LGA, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 visited the Assumpta Spiritual Year Seminary Ogbaku, bringing with them various kinds of foodstuff and cash for the upkeep of the seminarians. The items donated include: tubers of yam, garri, plantain, oil, rices, beans etc. The delegation, which was led by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Basil Opurum comprised the Parish Pastoral Council Chairman, Mr. Jude Iwunze, other Christian fathers, the President General of the Catholic Women Organization…

St. Patrick Okwu Uratta Marks Feast of Patron

…recognize presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament Parishioners of St. Patrick’s Church Okwu Uratta, in  Owerri North LGA, on Sunday, March 23, 2014, celebrated this year’s feast of their Patron Saint, St. Patrick and one year of attainment of parish status. It would be recalled that each year, the Feast of St. Patrick, March 17 is celebrated with much joy in the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, in appreciation of the role the saint played in converting from paganism to Christianity, the Irish people, who later brought the gospel of Christ to Igboland. Very Rev. Msgr. Kevin Akagha, Rector Spiritual…