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August 17, 2018

Mt. Carmel Emekuku marks CMO Day

Cutting of the feast cake by CMO president, supported by Fr. Nwanekwu and other CMO and CWO exco members

Make your role as Christian father lovely – Fr. Nwanekwu The centenary parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Emekuku was agog last Sunday with celebration as members of Catholic Men Organization (CMO) of the parish joined their counterparts all over Nigeria to mark this year’s Father’s Day celebration. The fathers who thronged out in their numbers, dressed in their religious uniform and beaming with excitement could be seen playing various roles during the Eucharistic celebration that began the event. Delivering a homily in the Eucharistic celebration to mark the day, Rev. Fr. Eustace Nwanekwu who assisted the Parish Priest,…

CYON Mount Carmel Emekuku celebrates Youth Week /cultural day in grand style

The parish CYON members expressed high level of excitement and thanksgiving to Almighty God on the  grand finale of her Youth Week celebration on Sunday 11th, September 2016 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mother Parish Emekuku. The week long event commenced on Monday 5th September, 2016 with series of religious and entertaining activities; lectures were also delivered on the following topics: “Relationship and sexuality among youths by Community and Youth Development Initiatives (CYDI)”, with free HIV/AIDS test, “Why youths must participate in politics and their role in building the economy of Nigeria by Mr. Michael Ibekwe” and Youths as…

It’s not enough to be a knight but to live it (3)

Re-evaluating the place of Catholic Knights in the fight for a sane human society (Corruptio Optima Pessima)  It is true that the Church has the tools for critical analysis and the courage needed to propel good decisions to its logical conclusions (when co-responsibility is at play), we, however disagree with Celestine Mbaegbu who maintained that; “the real texture of the Nigerian state today unquestionably demands active participation of the Church in partisan politics.” This is because it will definitely mar the faith of the believing community in a country with multi-party system like ours. And we point out here that…

It’s not enough to be a knight but to live it (2)

Re-evaluating the place of Catholic Knights in the fight for a sane human society (Corruptio Optima Pessima)  To whom much is given, much is expected As we have eschewed what our position in the church as knights represents, we turn to the question, what is expected of us as Christian knights? The general invitation given to every Christian is to participate in the work of evangelization from the moment of our initiation into the Christian fold. Evangelization here means; “first of all to bear witness, in a simple and direct way, to God as revealed by Jesus Christ, in the…

2014 Christmas Cantata: Emekuku Pastoral Zone blazes trail in ecumenism

The Emekuku Catholic Pastoral Zone, recently (Friday, Dec. 12, 2014) demonstrated in practical terms the essence and way forward in the much desired unity of churches, otherwise referred to as Ecumenism. The occasion was the convergence of choirs of parishes in the zone as well as the All Saints Anglican Cathedral Choir Egbu at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church (Mother Church) for a Christmas Cantata being part of this year’s Christmas celebration. Each of the choirs, arrayed in its special uniform, attire and costume was allowed to showcase its two best Christmas songs to entertain the large…