…Fr Onuoha urges all to show love to mothers
It was a day of overflowing joy for the parishioners of St Michael’s Church, Eziama in Ikeduru LGA last Sunday April 8th, 2018 as they celebrated Mothers Day (CWO Day). In his homily, the Parish Priest Very Rev Fr Joseph Onuoha urged all to show love to their mothers who risked their lives to give birth to them and raise them up.
According to the cleric, the death of Jesus Christ for the sake of man’s sins and his subsequent resurrection, which has given man the needed salvation, show the importance of forgiveness. Fr Onuoha decried lack of love, greed and dichotomy among people, stressing that all should learn from the lesson in the death of Jesus Christ by showing love, forgiveness and inspiring one another
He equally cautioned mothers to endeavour to play their roles as good mothers, warning that if they fail to do what is expected of them, then they will not reap the fruit of their hard work. While admonishing mothers, Fr. Onuoha urged them to re-examine their roles towards their husbands and children, adding that they should not relent in playing their roles as there are blessings attached from God.
The Parish President of Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) Noble Lady Juliana Iwunwah in her address called on mothers not to shy away from their responsibilities. “We should take care of our husbands and children because they are our gift from God’ she said. “I enjoin all mothers to imbibe the virtue of endurance, which is the greatest virtue of our Mother Mary, who pondered all her sorrows in her heart silently”, she admonished.
Lady Iwunwah appealed to the parishioners to assist the CWO to erect another Grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the entrance gate of the church, which she said is the project for the women from proceeds of the 2018 Mothers’ Day.
Speaking at the event, Sir Nath Iwunwah who is the husband of CWO President, announced a donation of trophies for the march past competition. According to him, the first cup is Lady Juliana Iwunwah’s cup, which he donated to thank God for the gift of their children, the second cup is Chidi Charles Iwunwah, and his siblings which is to thank God for His favours and the last is Sir Nathaniel Iwunwah’s cup which is to thank God for the gift of Grand Children. The cups will be first, second and third position winners respectively. Iwunwah family will redeem them very year.
High points of the celebration were the financial support to the CWO by the invitees.
Also there was march past by nursery and secondary school children, youths and CWO members from the various stations in the parish. Twenty persons, ten men and ten women were also honoured by the CWO with Ezinna and Ezinne titles.