Msgr Ofoegbu decries rising poverty in Nigeria


…As Ehime Deanery C.W.O fetes orphans, widows, others

Monsignor Jeremiah Ofoegbu, Dean, Ehime Deanery celebrated the Eucharist at St. Patrick’s Parish Umuezeala Owerre on Monday 16th July 2018 marking the donation of palliative food incentives by the Catholic Women Organization of Ehime Deanery to 56 recipients drawn from across the 26 parishes in Ehime Deanery.

Monsignor Ofoegbu concelebrated with Very Rev. Fr. Joe Nwoha, Parish Priest of St. Patrick’s. In his homily, Monsignor Ofoegbu extolled the Ehime Deanery Catholic Women led by Lady Ugo Theresa for fulfilling the scriptural corporal works of mercy as elucidated in the synoptic gospel of Mathew chapters 25 verses 35 -40 which says “I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me a 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”.

The homilist harped on the exigency of charity and philanthropy at these perilous times. He canvassed for sacrifice and lending of support to the less privileged members of the society.

He eulogized the Ehime Deanery C.W.O for their generosity and for tasking themselves to provide for the orphans, widows, physically challenged and the indigents which abound within the Deanery.

Monsignor Ofoegbu admonished the recipients to put their trust and faith in God. He enjoined them to be prayerful and carry their cross with hope that things will be better.

According to him, their plight and circumstances are not the worst as many Nigerians suffer deprivation, penury, hunger, disease and sicknesses.

In his brief remarks, Very Rev. Fr. Joe Nwoha expressed profound gratitude to the leaders and members of the Ehime CWO Deanery for their efforts in putting smiles on the faces of the less privileged, orphans and physically challenged.

In her remarks at the event, Lady Ugo Theresa, the Ehime CWO Deanery President praised the efforts of Monsignor Ofoegbu. She thanked him for ensuring Confession and administering of the Holy Communion which enhance the spirituality of the faithful. She canvassed for the visitation of priests to the sick and the elderly. She recalled what St. Paul said at the beautiful gate “Silver and gold, we have not, but what we have, shall we give”. She prayed God to guide, protect and shield the weak, the poor, the orphans, widows, and the physically challenged from danger.

The Executive members of Ehime Deanery present at the event included Mrs. Ugo Theresa U President, Mrs. Leticia Nwokedi, Secretary, Mrs. Agatha Chikwem, Vice President, Mrs. Uzoegbu M.C, Mrs. Anamege Scholastica, Mrs. Onwuka Juliana, Mrs Priscilia Onuoha, Mrs. Ngozi Nwaigwe, Mrs. Chinyere Ezeji, Mrs. Anthonia Ubawuchi and Nneoma Chinyere Ukachukwu.

Appreciating the goodwill, Mrs. Philomena Anusiem one of the beneficiaries from St. Michael

Umukabia expressed gratitude to the Denary CWO for their donations which include bags of rice, condiments, cash etc.





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