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May 27, 2018

CMO Day at St. Michael’s Amakohia: Fathers told to represent Christ, even in politics

2018 CMO Day at St Michael Parish Amakohia

  As politics tops discussions in the country in view of the next general election which is already at the corner, Christian fathers have been called upon to retrieve from the jaws of impunity the image of Nigeria’s politics by bringing their Christian faith to bear. This was even as they were told to engage in active politics so as to effect changes to the present-day political narrative of the country. Vicar General, Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Ibole dropped the hints at St. Michael’s Catholic Parish Amakohia, Uratta Owerri North LGA when members of the Catholic…

Fr. Ethelbert Iwu laid to rest

Cross section of Late Fr. Iwu family at the funeral

…As Bishop Amatu, Ochiagha, commiserate with family Tears flowed uncontrollably as the mortal body of Very Rev. Fr. Ethelbert Ifeanyi Iwu who died in the USA, at the age of 53 was committed to mother earth at the Diocesan priests cemetery Okigwe. The interment was preceded by a requiem Mass at which Bishop S.A. Amatu of Okigwe Diocese and Bishop G.O. Ochiagha (Emeritus Orlu) officiated, assisted by no fewer than 500 other priests from Nigeria and the diaspora. Preaching the homily, Rev. Fr. Ignatius Nwoha recalled the life and times of Late Fr. Ethelbert Iwu as a priest. He described…

KSM Nsu Sub Council gives succor to widows, orphans, others

Nsu Sub-Council of KSM with the beneficiaries, Chief & Lady Longinus Onyenagubor, the host and the religious

  Nsu Sub Council of the Knights and Ladies of St. Mulumba led by Bro. Bernard Ohakwe, Grand Knight, began 2018 with display of practical expression of the corporal works of mercy as enjoined in the scriptures Matt. 25vs 35-36 which says “I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty you gave me to drink; I was a stranger and you received me in your home, naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me, in prison and you visited me”; as they gave succor to the orphans, widows, the indigent members of the society,…

Fr. Valentine Njoku – Seeking the face of Christ through the poor …Honoured thrice

Fr Valentine Njoku – Seeking the face of Christ through the poor

    When Rev. Fr. Valentine Ogechukwu Njoku began to hop from prison to prison, orphanage to orphanage, giving succor to the inmates as much as he could afford, meandering and genuflecting through homes of people living with disability, distributing wheel-chairs and sundry walking aids, sharing food and clothing materials among dejected, eking-out financial assistance to the downtrodden who hunger to start small scale businesses of their own and so on many felt it was a mere spasm of evangelical overzeal of a young priest that would peter-out someday. But that was not to be.     The priest acted…

Departed faithful get post-humus honor  at St Michael’s Umuaro

  As Fr. Eziefule extols service to God Rev. Fr. Augustine Eziefule, Parish Priest, St. Michael’s Parish-in-building, Umuaro Umunumo, Ehime Mbano L.G.A celebrated the Eucharist on Sunday 5th November, 2017 marking the conferment of a post humus honor and recognition to deserving departed faithful who labored in the Lords vine-yard at various capacities towards the establishment of the Catholic Church in the community. The eleven departed Catholic faithful comprise late Nwaiwu who was appreciated for bringing the Catholic Church and spread of evangelism to the community; Nze Denis Okoronkwo, was praised as the first Catechist, Nze James Anosike Nwokenkwo was…

LOUISAIFY Foundation redeems pledge to Okigwe Prisons – Donates music set to choir

It was mission accomplished for Rev. Fr. Valentine O. Njoku, founder of LOUISAIFY memorial foundation, and a promise fulfilled for the inmates of Okigwe Federal Prisons as they received with joy a set of musical instruments for their chapel choir on Thursday 13th April 2017. The gesture was in fulfilment of Fr. Val’s promise to the prison’s when he went to celebrate with the prisoners on his patron saint feast day and birthday, 14th February 2017. The priest, evidently overwhelmed by the superb rendition of liturgical songs and superlative performance of the inmates during the Mass he celebrated with them…

Mrs. Jane-Frances Simon – Uzoeshi goes home

Encomiums were poured on the life of late Mrs. Jane-Frances Uchenna Simon-Uzoeshi as she was interred on January 8, 2016 at her compound in Umuabali Ikembara, Ikeduru LGA, Imo State. During the Requiem Mass celebrated for the deceased at St. Michael’s Catholic Parish Ikembara, the Priest-In-Charge of the parish, Rev. Fr. Vitalis Anyanwu delivered a tribute he tagged, “Only the things we do for God will last” to the deceased. He eulogized her life as faithful, humble, truthful and kind. Describing the deceased as a “a woman of unshakeable faith”, Fr. Vitalis announced how she with her husband contributed enormously…

Fr. Ibole celebrates feast of St. Patrick with pupils of St. Michael’s Nur/Pri School Amakohia

Rev. Fr. Patrick Ibole and the pupils of St. Michael’s Nursery/Primary School Amakohia, Uratta, joined millions of Catholics worldwide to celebrate this year’s Feast of St. Patrick, March 17. The celebration started with a thanksgiving Mass presided over by Fr. Ibole. In his sermon, Fr. Ibole  who is also the Vicar-General of Owerri Archdiocese, traced the life and time of St. Patrick, how he was kidnapped at the age of 16, sold into slavery in Ireland and after six years of living the life of a shepherding slave, Patrick escaped and returned to Britian. However, he felt God calling him…

St. Michael’s Amakohia receives twin priests

St. Michael’s Catholic Parish, Amakohia Uratta was on Sunday, August 18, 2013 received her two newly ordained priests, Rev. Frs. Henry Obiomachukwu Nwanguma and Maxwell Chima Nwoha. Preaching a homily at the Mass, Rev. Fr. Jude Obinna Ifeadiro of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Aba, advised Christians to be mindful of what they speak with their mouth as there is power in spoken words. Fr. Ifeadiro stressed on the need for Christians to always stand on the path of truth and to engrave the love and fear of God in their lives in order to live good Christian lives. The…