Christ’s faithful have been charged to use whatever talents given to them by God to serve Him and humanity.
This injunction was given by Rev. Fr. Dr. Gilbert Alaribe, Chaplain of Christ the King Chaplaincy, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri while delivering the homily at the Eucharistic celebration to mark 2013 Harvest Sunday in the institution, (Sunday Nov, 17,).
The priest who was concelebrating with his assistant, Rev. Fr. Temple Nwaneri noted that faith is a gift received from God, which enables someone to always be patient and believe God even when things seem too difficult.
Fr. Alaribe prayed God to reward the parishioners for all their efforts towards the growth of the chaplaincy.
Speaking during the Bazaar sales after the harvest thanksgiving, the Chairman of the occasion, and also the state Commissioner for Community Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Val Mbamara advised the faithful to always be grateful to God for his goodness in their lives and not to be making requests from him all the time.
Hon. Mbamara urged them to remain close to God, adding that any investment one makes in the service of God can never be a waste.
In a chat with THE LEADER, the President, Nigeria Federal of Catholic Students, (NFCS), Alvan Chaplaincy. Mr. Dennis Ocha, thanked God for the gift of life to witness the 2013 harvest and for His blessings all through the year.
The NFCS President appreciated God for seeing the students through, for the peace that has existed so far in the chaplaincy as well as in the institution and for the wisdom in attending to challenges.
Mr. Ocha called on the students to maintain the peace and serenity in their midst while thanking God for the parents body that has been very supportive to them.
Speaking also, the Chairman of the Harvest Planning Committee, Dr. Moses. E. Ajeka said that he would remain grateful to God for His grace upon him all through the three years he has been the Chairman of the Committee.
Dr. Ajeka thanked the Parish Priest for giving him the opportunity to serve, and promised to continue devoting his time to the service of God and humanity.
This year’s harvest was titled, ”Harvest of Consolidation”.