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June 18, 2018

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Owerri

St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Owerri

  The Parish Pastoral Council members and C.W.O. gracing the occasion.   The foundation of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Women Organization Hall/Parish Secondary School was laid by Rev. Fr. Kenneth K. Nzewuji on 28th May 2018. Pix shows the Parish Priest, CWO President: Mrs. Justina Amadi, Council Chairman: Mr. Aloysius Onyechege, Catechizer: Mr. Izuora Malachy, The building Committee Chairperson: Golden Ugoeze Echegiri Juliana, CWO executives, parish pastoral council members, CMO, CWO and some parishioners.

Imo: Orlu should give other zones chance to produce next governor – Ejike Uche

  …Blasts Imo Government Chief Chris Ejike Uche, Deputy National Chairman of the United Progressive Party, UPP has thrown his weight behind zoning in Imo State. In an interview with journalists in Owerri at the weekend, Chief Uche said, “Anybody that does not believe in zoning should not clamour for Igbo presidency or talk of Igbo being marginalized in the country.” “In the spirit of fairness and equity, no Orlu person should be given the mandate to become the next governor of Imo State. That is my stand and that of the majority of people from Orlu zone. Owerri and…

St Helen’s Catholic Church Irete celebrates 2018 CMO Day in grand style

St Helen's Catholic Church Irete celebrates 2018 CMO Day in grand style

…Msgr Eke enjoins fathers to be good ambassadors of Christ It was a day of joy and thanksgiving, Sunday May 6, 2018 at St. Helen’s Cath. Church Irete, Owerri West L.G.A, as members of the Catholic Men Organization (CMO) of the parish joyfully joined their counterparts across the country in marking this year’s feast of their patron, Saint Joseph. The event which began with a two day retreat, ended with high Mass celebrated by the parish priest, Monsignor Anthony Eke. In his homily, Monsignor Eke enjoined Christian fathers to be good ambassadors of the church. While emphasizing on the need…

Maria Assumpta Parish celebrates Father’s Day

CMO President, Emeka Ozoude and Chairman CMO Day Organizing Committee, Cyril Nwokeke leading offertory procession.

  …As work resumes in CMO building project The Catholic Men Organization (CMO) of Maria Assumpta Cathedral Parish Owerri joined their counterparts in Owerri Archdiocese to celebrate this year’s Father’s Day, Sunday May 6.   Activities leading to the grand finale began on April 29 with the unveiling of the CMO Day banner followed by Oru Ogige (clean up of Cathedral premises), a courtesy call on their grand patron, Sir T.C.K. Osuji, visit to some sick members of the organization and a football match between four prayer groups – SS Augustine & Matthew Vs SS Patrick and Philip. The match…

Catholics Organize Prayer-Protest

  A weeping Catholic Church is petitioning God for the many killings of innocent people in Benue, particularly the brutal murder of its Priests and laity during a Holy Mass.   Catholic Bishops have therefore, called out the faithful to a prayer-protest, on Tuesday, in solidarity with the victims of the recent Makurdi killings.   “Following the directive, of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, (CBCN), Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna,  Archbishop of Owerri invites the faithful, other Christians and people of goodwill in the State to a special Day of Prayer in Solidarity with the victims of the recent…

“Our Mumu Don Do Movement” Storms Owerri

Our Mumu Don Do Movement storms Owerri

  – Ejike Uche Advises youths to obtain PVC   Renowned politician, Chief /Sir Chris Ejike Uche (Dimkpa Asaa) has advised Nigerian youths, to as a matter of necessity, endeavour to obtain the Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) which is their power to choose next leaders.   Speaking during a sensitisation summit held in Owerri recently by “Our Mumu Don Do Movement,” Sir Uche, who represented the Chainman of the occasion, Professor Francis Dike (SAN), said the programme which was attended by notable youth leaders, activists and stakeholders in the state has become expedient. He maintained that the youths, as leaders…

Blessed Tansi Parish Ugwu Orji celebrates Father’s Day

Rev. Fr. Prof. Izum Onyeocha blessing Christian fathers during the offertory procession

– Honours 24 for outstanding role Christ’s faithful at the Blessed Tansi Catholic Parish Ugwu Orji Owerri, last Sunday May 6, joined other Catholics throughout Nigeria to celebrate this year’s Father’s Day. The Catholic Men Organization (CMO) of the church facilitated the celebration during which a total of 24 parishioners were honoured with various titles for outstanding efforts towards the growth of the parish. Five received the Award of Golden Father in Christ, four got the CMO Couple of the year, and 11 Worthy Father in Christ. One person was honoured as the Golden Mother in Christ while another got…

THE COMMUNIQUE AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE CONVENTION OF THE OWERRI PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY HELD FROM 2ND TO 3RD APRIL, 2018 IN OWERRI, IMO STATE

Owerri Peoples Assembly

  PREAMBLE Sequel to the successful Owerri Summit organized by the Coalition for Owerri Re-awakening on Nov 11, 2017 and the consequent EGBU DECLARATION, the Owerri Peoples Assembly (OPA) of Imo State organized the first ever Comprehensive Convention of Owerri Zone with the theme “Oke Zuo, Iwe Alaa” on April 2nd and 3rd. The convention comprised a colloquium chaired by Dr. Leo Stan Ekeh of Zinox Computers and a Convention rally chaired by Dr. Paschal Dozie, Chairman MTN and Co-chaired by Dr. Mike Okiro, Chairman Police Service Commission with Chief Dr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu as Grand Patron. Other prominent sons and…

Tears, agony in Owerri again

- Commuters scrambling to enter one of the few cars available at Owerri Metropolis Thursday - (Inset) Stranded passengers along a major road in Owerri (Pix: innonews.com)

  Pain and misery can only capture the mood in Owerri the Imo state Capital, and No words can better describe the agonizing business environment, since the past two weeks, than fear, anxiety and harassment. This follows government’s insistence on enforcement of its order on relocation of businesses from major roads close to demolished Ekeukwu market to designated markets in satellite towns. The situation has been worsened by the ban of certain classes of commercial vehicles from entering the metropolis. While the business community and artisans complain that the markets they are directed to relocate to have not been completed…

St John’s Umunahu Uratta …Parish agog as CWO marks maiden celebration

Fr Nnajiemere Mrs Mbisike and other CWO members

  St. John’s Catholic Church Umunahu Uratta Owerri North LGA is barely months of attaining parish status but the level of enthusiasm and active participation of religious activity by parishioners remains starling and something to be desired. Last Sunday, a mammoth crowed of worshippers joined their counterparts in various worshipping centers across the nation to mark this year’s Mother’s Day Celebration, and the event became a maiden edition that would linger on in the minds of participants. Introducing the Mass which heralded the activity-packed event, pioneer parish priest, Rev. Fr. Betrand Nnajiemere expressed gratitude to God for the gift of…

Mothers’ Day Celebration: Maria Assumpta Cathedral Parish

Assumpta Parish Mothers day

  Activities marking this year’s Mother’s Day celebration at Maria Assumpta Cathedral Parish Owerri were rounded off with presentation of various categories of awards to deserving recipients. Six people bagged “Soldiers of Mary” award, three received “Ezinne Award” while others received “Ideal Mothers” and “Precious Mothers” awards. The occasion which coincided with Divine Mercy Sunday began with a Pontifical Mass presided over by Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, assisted by other priests working in the Cathedral, including the Administrator, Fr. Nicholas Ijemaru and the Chancellor/Secretary, Fr. Alphonsus Oha. In his homily, Archbishop Obinna commended Catholic women for taking care of the…

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…

Associate Missionary Society of St Paul visits Sacred Heart Home Owerri

Associate Missionary Society of St Paul visits Sacred Heart Home Owerri

  The Associate Missionary Society of St Paul Nigeria, Orlu zone, visited Sacred Heart Home Owerri on Good Friday, March 30, 2018 as part of their annual Corporal Work visitation on such day. The theme for this year’s visitation is “Encouraging our Priests in Home”. The Orlu zone of the association comprises Owerri, Orlu, Okigwe and Ahiara Dioceses. Among the representatives at the event were the zonal chairman, Tobias Osuala, and other zonal officers including Mr. Damian Nwauzo, Chief Livinus Okorougo, Mr. Mike Nwagi and Ezinna Barth Edom Eze. In his remark, the zonal chairman, Mr. Osuala said the society…

Family values declining in Igboland – Claretian Priest

Family values declining in Igboland - Claretian Priest

  The moral and ethical values and principles traditionally upheld and transmitted in Igbo society such as hardwork, honesty, prudence, self-worth, family pride, integrity, fear of God etc, are dying gradually in Igboland. A Claretian Priest, Rev. Fr. Cletus Uche cmf raised the alarm during a Retreat for Knights and Ladies of St. Mulumba, Sancta Maria Sub-Council Owerri. The Lenten Retreat took place at St. Mary Claret Parish, New Owerri. Fr. Uche observed that these core values of Ndigbo are progressively being abandoned rather than being reinforced as parents are no longer interested in transmitting the values which have major…

Stop Pitting Catholic Church against APC 

  APC Chieftain warns Okorocha   THE Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu has pleaded with Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha to stop pitting the Catholic Church against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and, by extension, President Muhammadu Buhari. Okechukwu said he was pained to read a report credited to the governor where he allegedly ‘dared, Archbishop Anthony Obinna, saying that the Catholic prelate cannot install an All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as governor in Imo State in 2019. The APC chieftain urged the people of Imo State and Ndigbo worldwide not to take Okorocha as…

Archbishop Obinna Inaugurates Assumpta Parish Council

  The Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri and Parish Priest Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri on Sunday, Feb. 24, inaugurated the Parish Pastoral Council. Speaking during the inauguration, Archbishop Obinna said because of the four-year tenure regime the new Parish Council will be the last he will appoint before his retirement. Catholic Bishops are expected to retire at the age of 75. Archbishop Obinna will be 72 this year. He therefore charged the councilors to show commitment in their various posts and co-operate with the Administrator who represents him in the Pastoral administration of the parish. Turning to…

KSM: Bishop Unegbu Sub-Council Owerri comes on board

Bro JohnBosco Uhie the Worthy GK presenting the address before the Archbishop

  …Members pay maiden visit to Archbishop Obinna Executive members of Bishop Mark Unegbu Sub-Council of the Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM) Owerri were on a courtesy call at the Maria Assumpta Villa Owerri where they presented their newly carved out Sub-Council to the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, Wednesday March 7. The Exco members who were also in the company of their newly assigned Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Charles Ikwuegbu said they were on the visit to show their allegiance and solidarity to the Archbishop. Their address which was presented by their Worthy Grand Knight, Bro….

Thousands throng St. Paul’s Owerri as Ejike Uche buries mother in-law

  St. Paul’s Catholic Church Owerri was filled to as the remains of Ezinne Francisca Onyemuwa Njoku, mother in-law of the National Deputy Chairman (South) of the United Progressives Party, UPP, Chief Chris Ejike Uche, were laid to rest, March 2. In a sermon during the funeral Mass, the assistant parish priest, Rev. Fr. Henry, reminded people that they will all die some day and urged them to love God and worship Him in truth and in spirit. The priest noted that there are testimonies that Ezinne Njoku lived a good life while alive and urged people not to take…

Take heart, God hasn’t abandoned us – Archbishop Obinna tells Ndi Imo

  Traumatized people of Imo State, especially those whose means of livelihood have been hampered, disorganised or business locations inconvenienced by the dispossession, dislocation and demolition inflicted on them, have been told to take heart, as God has not abandoned them. These words of consolation were contained in the 2018 Lenten message to Christ’s faithful and Imo people by His Grace, Most Rev Anthony J.V. Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri titled: “Take heart God cares for you” – A message of consolation… in the face of our people’s agony and groans. The message was read in all parishes in Owerri…

Ohakim honoured for returning Mission Schools

Ohakim honoured for returning Mission Schools

  Activities marking the 2018 Education Week of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri have ended with the conferment of various categories of awards to some distinguished members of the public for outstanding contribution to education in Imo State. The awards which took place at Protea Hotel Owerri on February 13, 2018 were of 11 categories, all related to education and learning. The former Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim received the 2018 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education through the Return of Mission Schools. The awards were given by the Owerri Archdiocesan Education Commission. The theme of…