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Today, Monsignor Augustine Ndubueze Echema was consecrated and installed the Catholic Bishop of Aba Diocese at C.K.C Cathedral, Aba. Long live the Church. ... See MoreSee Less

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SOLEMN INUAGURATION OF ST. MICHAEL PARISH UMUOWA...GOSPEL TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH!
St. Michael Catholic Parish Umuowa in Orlu L.G.A, Imo State was the cynosure of all eyes as the entire Catholic Community of Umuowa sent out their voices in Jubilation and thanksgiving to God over the inauguration of their new Parish on Thursday 9th January, 2020 by the Catholic Bishop of Orlu Diocese, Most Rev. Augustine T. Ukwuoma. The epoch making event saw the presence of great number of the Parishioners, Priests, Religious, the traditional ruler of Umuowa HRH Eze M.C. Duruigbo (JP), Igbonenye IV, Ezediohanma of Umuowa Autonomous Community, Kinghts and Ladies, statutory or and Friends of the Parish who turned en masse to identify with the new Parish.
The occasion started with the Eucharistic Mass presided by Most Rev. A. T Ukwuoma the Catholic Bishop of Orlu while Rev. Fr. Dr. Kenneth Amasiatu (parish priest of St. Mary’s Umuowa), Rev. Fr. Kingsley Umelo (diocesan chancellor), Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Anselm Nzekwe, (Rector St. Mary’s Seminary Umuowa) and host of other priests joined in con-celebration.
Before his homily, the Bishop presented to the faithful of St. Michael’s Parish Umuowa their new Parish Priest in the person of Rev. Fr. Nnadozie Henry, which trailed a tremendous applause among the congregation.
While delivering his homily, the Prelate pointed out that the idea behind the creation of a new Parish in the Diocese is not for political reasons or to bring about division, rather it is for extensive spreading of the gospel of Christ to the doorsteps of all as Christ has commanded and for the unity and indivisibility of the people of God. He encouraged the newly assigned parish priest to ensure dissemination of the gospel of Christ in the land of Umuowa to its last letter. This he said drawing light from the reading of the day which hinged on the primary works of a prophet. The Bishop charged the Parishioners of the nascent Parish to make full use of the opportunity given to them through the Sacraments and get closer to Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
The post Communion prayers having been said, the Bishop appreciated all who worked assiduously towards the success of the inauguration especially Rev. Fr. Dr. Kenneth Amasiatu (Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Umuowa), Rev. Fr. Okoye JohnPaul (Parochial Vicar, St. Mary’s Umuowa), the Chairman of St. Michael’s Parish Umuowa Chief Damian Nwachukwu as well as the inauguration committee, he blessed them. Likewise, while the Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Parish Umuowa thanked His Lordship for such magnitude of blessing brought to the land of Umuowa, the newly assigned parish priest Rev. Fr. Nnadozie Henry appreciated His Lordship for finding him worthy of such position of a parish priest, expressed delight on his appointment and promised to work unremittingly for the growth of the gospel.
This was followed by the handing over of some Church’s documents to the new Parish Priest aptly done by the Diocesan Chancellor, Very Rev. Fr. Kingsley Umelo.
Shortly before the end of the mass, the new Parish priest received supports from some parishes especially from St. Judes’s Parish Mgbidi, St Mary’s Parish Umuowa, and others who individually wished to.
Trailing the Eucharistic celebration was the official opening of the new Parish Rectory. Entertainment of guests and appreciation by the members of the Parish put the celebration to tail. It was indeed a memorable event.
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DEDICATION OF ST. MARY CHURCH AWO-OMAMMA. JAN. 17, 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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DEDICATION OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA PCHURCH AMAMPUTU ULI, ANAMBRA STATE, A GREAT HARVEST OF FAITH!
Friday, 10th January 2020 will forever remain evergreen in the hearts and minds of the parishioners of St. Anthonys Catholic Parish, Amamputu Uli as they experienced the grand dedication of the parish church which cemented their sense of commitment and fidelity to God. The event featured the arrival of his Lordship, Most Rev. Augustine T. Ukwuoma, the Catholic bishop of Orlu, the Emeritus bishop of Orlu, Most Rev. Gregory O. Ochiagha and numerous priests within the circumference of Orlu diocese.
The chain of the event started with the Eucharistic celebration which was presided over by his Lordship, Most Rev. Augustine T. Ukwuoma in con-celebration with the Bishop Emeritus, Most Rev. Dr. Gregory O. Ochiagha and some other priests.
In his enriching homily, Bishop Ukwuoma analyzed the passage as one that summons all to have a high regard for the church instantiating it with the sad experience of the Jews regarding the destruction of the temple. He highlighted the pride of the place the earthly Jews reserved for the church as exemplified in the magnificent temple Solomon built for God. Thus, the relevance of the Church he said “is clearly seen in the way Solomon built the temple.” In addition to that, he revealed that the Church is a tool of sanctification that rids the society of all idolatrous and all evil practices. He also urged the faithful to treat the Church with utmost reverence and respect as it is the abode of the Most High.
Following the credo was the chanting of the litany of the saints, which was further trailed by the anointing of the altar and the church pillars, the incensing the altar, the tabernacle and the congregation depicting the dedication of the Church and the people to God. The events of the celebration were sealed with a joyous thanksgiving amidst gun salute.
Following the post communion prayer, the Bishop together with the parish councilors signed the certificate of dedication which the Bishop handed over to the parish priest Rev. Fr. Augustine Ifediba. The parish priest at this juncture expressed his gratitude in a special way to the parishioners who contributed immensely towards the event of the day. In appreciation, he thanked God for a dream come true. He thanked and appreciated the presence of the bishops, monsignors, priests, religious, friends and well wishers who came to rejoice in the goodness of the Lord. Finally he prayed for more blessings to the people of Amamputu and Uli at large. The rest of the day was marked with excitement and unimaginable happiness.
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As the Holy Father Pope Francis has called on the Church to go out in the peripheries, bearing witness to Christ in everyday life, the Local Church of Orlu is committed to this primary task of the Church in the world. We do this through various pastoral initiatives and apostolates. There are equally numerous projects through which we impact lives and society where we live. Your prayers and donations could help us in carrying out the mission.