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June 23, 2018

Obilobi Sir Oparanozie honoured by Holy Trinity Catholic Station Umuakali Naze

Obilobi Sir A.C. Oparanozie displays his award

St. Jude’s Catholic Parish Naze, Owerri North LGA,, celebrated the feast of Holy Trinity on Sunday May 27, 2018. The Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Julius Anuonye celebrated the Holy Mass to mark the occasion at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Umuakali Naze. Some parishioners who distinguished themselves in selfless services to the church were honoured at the occasion. Earlier in his homily Fr. Anuonye said that “Holy Trinity” (Three persons in one God) is more than human understanding, as nobody can explain it. It is a mystery. He said there are five fingers in one hand but they are not doing…

Feast of St. Patrick comes alive at St. John’s Umunahu Uratta

Frs: Nnajiemere (R) Obinna (L) with the Archdiocesan Lay Readers Exco members and newly induced parish members

  For worshippers of the newly created St. John’s Catholic Parish Umunahu Uratta Owerri North LGA, this year’s feast of St. Patrick was like no other. This was visibly noticed as the Church premises became a bee-hive for parishioners who rallied to honour the legendry Irish missionary who has taken the Secondary Patron Saint of Nigeria as a testament to his missionary efforts in the country.   The day was Saturday March 17 and the event which began with a Eucharistic celebration presided by Rev. Fr. Kizito Obinna, Archdiocesan Chaplain of Lay Readers Association and assisted by the Parish Priest,…

60 Hearty Cheers for Pa Cyril & Regina Udeh

  …As couple marks diamond marriage anniversary A thing of beauty, they say is a thing of joy forever. This is true and it’s why we’ve come to thank God for the gift of this couple. Their faith in marriage for these sixty years remains a mystery, and we have every reason to see them as living examples of marriage vow. This eulogizing phrase by Rev. Fr. Remigius Ihim, Parish Priest, St. Jude’s Catholic Church Naze, Owerri North LGA formed part of introductory words at a Eucharistic ceremony held in honor of the 60th Marriage Anniversary of Ugwunna Cyril &…

St. Monica CWO Celebrates Feast of Patron Saint. Honours Elderly members, Abroadians

St Monica CWO Celebrates

  Catholic Women of Ezeogba Emekuku, in the Owerri North L.G.A, have celebrated this year’s feast of their patron saint. They are one of the five groups of Catholic Women Organization (CWO) in our Lady of Mt Carmel parish Emekuku. This year’s celebration, which was attended by many highly placed women among them, including those in Diaspora, witnessed some remarkable innovations compared with previous years. These include: Presentation of souvenirs to elderly ones, for their steadfastness to the group and to those abroad for their commitment, support and past leadership roles. The women took the opportunity to host their husbands…

CYON St Mary’s Obibiezena ends Youth Week in style

  …Honours Frs Henry Opara, Emma Unachukwu, others It was really an atmosphere of euphoria, overwhelming ecstasy and spirited youthful exuberance on Sunday November 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish Obibiezena, Owerri North when members of the parish youth ended their 2017 Youth Week activities with a Holy Mass presided by the Episcopal Vicar of zone XI and Parish Priest, Very Rev. Fr. Sebastian 0. Igbokwe. His Assistant Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Unachukwu, the Parish Youth Chaplain who with others selected few personalities honoured at the event joined the parish priest at the Mass. The grand finale of the week-long event…

Ezinne Mama Rose Ejimofor laid to rest

Ezinne Mama Rose Ejimofor laid to rest

The body of Ezinne Mama Rose Nwachialu Ejimofor, who was called to eternal glory early last month, has been buried in the family compound at Umuorii Uratta in the Owerri North LGA. The funeral Mass for the 100-year old matriarch of the Ejimofor family, held at St. Michael Catholic Church Umuorii, was presided over by the parish priest, Rev. Fr. Jude Onwana. He concelebrated with Rev. Frs. Emmanuel Oparaugo (a nephew to the deceased) and Isaac Chima, Deputy Director, Assumpta Press. The Director of the Assumpta Press and Editor of The Leader, Fr. Ray Nzereogu also graced the occasion. It…

Fr. Jonathan Ezenwoke celebrates Silver Jubilee – Unveils new book

The jubilarian set to cut his 25th anniversary cake Hundreds of relations, friends, well-wishers and former parishioners defied the dilapidated Ulakwo-Imerienwe road to celebrate with Very Rev. Fr. Jonathan Ezenwoke, the silver jubilee of his Priestly Ordination held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Parish, Imerienwe, August 21. The celebration began with a concelebrated Mass presided over by the celebrant, Fr. Ezenwoke, assisted by Rev. Msgr. Anselm Nwaogu, Fr Cornelius Amadi and other priests. The Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri in his goodwill message noted that during these 25 years, Fr. Ezenwoke rendered committed service to…

Priests enjoined to be available to God’s people – As 2013 Owerri Archdiocesan Priests celebrate anniversary

Priests have been advised to organize their lives in a way that will make them always available to the people of God, for whom they were ordained. Rev. Fr. Eustace Nwanekwu, Assistant Parish Priest of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church Emekuku in Owerri-North LGA, gave the charge Wednesday, August 17, 2016 while delivering a homily at the Assumpta Press Chapel Owerri during a Eucharistic celebration to mark  the third  year  priestly anniversary of Owerri Archdiocesan priests, 2013 set. He described availability as an important quality of a good priest, pointing out that a priest who is always available to hear confessions,…

CYON honours Comrade Opara

Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON) St. Michael’s Catholic Parish, Amakohia Uratta, Owerri-North LGA of Imo State on Sunday 14th August, 2016 honoured one of their most illustrious benefactors, Comrade Christopher Opara. The event which took place at St. Michael’s Church Amakohia Uratta, was part of the activities marking the church’s Youth Week. Comrade Opara, the current President-General/Secretary of Community Government Council, CGC of Amakohia Uratta Autonomous Community, a teacher, statistician and community leader/youth mobilizer was honoured according to the organizers, for his wonderful and numerous support to the growth of CYON and the mother church at large. A letter…

SS Peter & Paul CMO Groups celebrate Feast Day …At Blessed Tansi Parish

Activities marking the celebration of this year’s Feast of SS Peter and Paul, at Blessed Tansi Catholic Parish Ugwu Orji in Owerri North LGA, were rounded off Sunday July 10, 2016. The St. Peter and St. Paul groups of the Catholic Men Organization (CMO) of the Parish, which jointly organized the feast, also featured prominently during the various activities. It would be recalled that there was a Eucharistic celebration on Wednesday evening June 29. (The Liturgical date of the feast) solemnity of SS Peter and Paul. A talk on the lives and times of SS Peter and Paul was delivered…

St. Mark’s CWO New Owerri visits Okwu -Uratta Orphanage

Donates foodstuff, others Photo: The CWO executive led by Barr (Lady) Ngozi Iwu with Sr. Ifesinachi during the visit The Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of St. Mark’s Catholic Parish New Owerri on Saturday July 30 visited the, Okwu-Uratta Owerri-North L.G.A run by the Holy Family Sisters of the Needy, where they donated assorted foodstuff, provisions and toiletries. In a brief remark while presenting the items, the CWO president, Barr Lady Ngozi Iwu commended the Sisters for the charity work they are doing and for taking good care of the inmates as evidenced by their physical fitness. The CWO President said…

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….

Naze Community Seeks Government’s Assistance

Naze Autonomous Community in Owerri North Local Government Area, Imo State, urgently need the assistance of both the state and local governments towards the renovation of dilapidated classrooms, science laboratories and halls of Naze Secondary School built by the community in 1978. The community through her apex body; Naze Peoples Assembly, has sent an S.O.S. to His Excellency, the Governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, O.O.N. including pictures to show what is left of the school. Also, the ongoing nurses’ quarters at the Naze Primary Health Centre which is under construction by the community has stopped due to…

Okorocha sacks Imo SSG

News credit: www.today.ng The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, at the weekend, sacked the Secretary to the Imo State Gov­ernment, Sir Jude Ejiogu, who is one of his loyalists and a staunch supporter of the Rescue Mission. Although no reason was given by the Imo State Gov­ernment for the sudden removal, except a terse state­ment by the Principal Secretary to Governor Okorocha, Dr. Pascal Obi, who said that his removal was with immediate effect and directed him to hand over to the Permanent Secretary. Ejiogu, who represented the governor at both the commissioning of Owerri Mall/Shoprite on Thursday and…

Archbishop Obinna ends Pastoral Visit to Mt. Carmel Emekuku …Confirms 410

Archbishop Obinna,  Fr. Okoro, Fr. Nwanekwu  and the newly confirmed boys A two-day pastoral visit by His Grace, Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, to the Mt. Carmel Catholic Parish Emekuku in Owerri-North LGA has ended. The activity-packed visit, started with a rousing welcome at Ezeogba on Saturday by a large crowd of enthusiastic parishioners. It featured visits to two outstations of the parish namely: St. Andrew’s Station Ezeogba and St. Peter’s Station Ubowalla. This was followed by benediction at the Parish Centre. The prelate later held a special interactive session with the parishioners that evening during…

Concession: Government and Communities Clash

Some host communities are seriously protesting and are determined to resist Governor Rochas Okorocha’s concession of some parastatals and health facilities in Imo State. The government said it could no longer pay the workers because the state’s monthly expenditure outstripped monthly allocation from the Federal Government. The Governor said the situation has been compounded by the bailout funds which the state received and was paying back. “We cannot continue to patch a cracked wall as if all is well, we need to break it down in order to rebuild it and the current wage bill of the state is beyond…

Mary League St. Mary’s Obibiezena marks Feast Day

Activities marking this year’s feast of Immaculate Conception has been concluded at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish Obibiezena Owerri-North, with the resolve to remain steadfast in emulating all the virtues associated with our Mother Mary. The Parish Mary League Association which was carrying out its annual obligation made this feelings known through its President, Sis. Judith Ekwonye, while presenting a welcome address at the reception hall, Sunday December, 13. The event which commenced with a Eucharistic celebration presided over by their Assistant Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Sylvanus Onyejiuwa featured varieties of social and religious activity, including consecration of members, and launching…

St. Mary’s Parish Azara-Ubo celebrates 2015 Feast of St. Mary

Fr. Ogazi with Sir Emma Mbah and other parish councillors cutting the cake to mark the feast   It was jubilation galore recently as members of St. Mary’s Catholic Parish Azara-Ubo Emekuku Owerri-North Local Government Area of Imo State celebrated their 2015 Feast of St. Mary. Preaching during the Mass, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Modestus Ogazi stressed the need for Christians to live exemplary life like the Blessed Virgin Mary and cultivate the habit of giving and rendering humanitarian services to people around them, adding that in doing so, they will encounter God’s blessings, break-through, favour, protection etc. Father…

Be mindful of your lifestyle – Christians told …as St. Mary’s Obibiezena marks feast day

Fr. Edmund Njoku flanked by Mr. Patty Okereafor (PPC)  Chairman, and the awardees Following the rise in moral decadence in the present day society, a situation which has caught the people, both young and old in its ugly web, Rev. Fr. Dr. Edmund Njoku, Parish Priest, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Obibiezena, Owerri-North LGA has advised Christians to be wary of life they live, stressing that periodic evaluation of their lifestyles would go a long way in correcting past mistakes. The Parish Priest made this observation, Sunday August 16, 2015 while preaching at the Eucharistic celebration where activities marking this year’s…

Mt. Carmel Young Voices Emekuku showcase new musical instruments, uniform

The Young Voices in a action Worshippers at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church Emekuku in Owerri North L.G.A., were last Sunday thrilled with varieties of songs and special renditions by their new choir “Mt. Carmel Young Voices” formed 12 months ago by their Parish Priest, Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Alex Okoro. The occasion which marked the first anniversary of the inception of the group to showcase their new musical instruments and uniform coincided with the celebration of this year’s Pentecost Sunday. According to our source, it was an opportunity to appeal for funds to support the choir in her efforts  to…