… As Ehime Deanery CWO prays for peace in Nigeria
Very Rev. Monsignor Jeremiah Ofoegbu, Dean Ehime Deanery, celebrated the Eucharist at St. Michael the Arch- Angel Parish, Umueleke, Ehime- Mbano L G A., Imo State on Monday 27th August, 2018 drawing curtain to the annual Deanery CWO Home and Abroad meeting for the year.
In his homily, Monsignor Ofoegbu gave thanks to God for the happy re-union of the leadership and members of the 28 Parishes that constitute Ehime Deanery. He extolled Mrs. Theresa Ugo, the Deanery President and the various leaders for working assiduously and painstakingly in propagating the doctrines and philosophy of Catholicism, thus enhancing the growth of faith and keeping the flame aglow.
According to him, the heavenly race necessitates perseverance in prayers, deprivations and self denial, upright living which leads to salvation.
He decried corruption in high and low places. He condemned corrupt tendencies in schools, institutions and in governance. He expressed worry and bitterness with the recent purported Local Government elections which he described as corruption, as people were defrauded and fleeced of money and resources. He canvassed for reverence of the Altar, cautioning against oath taking, admonishing the congregation to tell the truth always.
In an address, the CWO deanery president, Mrs. Theresa Ugo posited that the Home and Abroad of the 2018 Deanery August meeting with the theme “Catholic Women carriers of living water to a world that thirst for peace”. According to her, the August meeting is set aside for every Catholic Woman to travel home and re-unite with kiths and kin and participate in Community and church projects, ventilate ideas, learn skills, enrich their intellects and be happy. She advised the women to cue in and evangelize the society.
The Okigwe Diocese CWO President, Nneoma Clara Ughamadu gave an extensive brain storming lecture on Evangelization; Catholic Women carriers of living water to a world that thirst for peace. She enjoined the women to be role models, prayerful, humble, godly, devoid of greed, avarice and debilitating societal ills.
In his remarks, Rev. Fr. Stephen Uba, the Parish Priest eulogized the women and Monsignor Ofoegbu for their giant strides in evangelization and propagation of Catholicism.
In his brief remarks, Sir Odimma C.C. Odimma, 1st Vice Chairman of the Parish Pastoral Council expressed profound appreciation for the presence of the August Assembly. In their goodwill messages, Barr. Ziggy Azike, a gubernatorial aspirant under APGA and Barr. Mrs. Chisara Okoro Egwim Chima, immediate past Diocesan CWO President presented sundry gift items and financial incentives in appreciation of the August Assembly.