APPROVED PIOUS ASSOCIATIONS IN THE DIOCESE

1.         Legion of Mary

2.         St. Vincent De Paul Society

3.         Sacred Heart League

4.         Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary

5.         St. Jude’s Society

6.         At. Anthony’s Guild

7.         Catholic Bible Society

8.         Catholic Workers Volunteer Force

9.         Malteser Association

10.       Orlu Diocesan Catholic Choir’s Association

11.       Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (C.F.C.A)

12.       Catholic Teachers Association

13.       Kolping Society of Nigeria

14.       Ladies of St. Mulumba

15.       Lady Auxiliaries of St. John

16.       Knight of St. Mulumba

17.       Knight of St. John.

18.       National Federation of Catholic Students (N.F.C.S)

19.       Catholic Mass Servers Association 

20.       Catholic Nurses Guild

21.       Vocation Interest Promoter Association (V.I.P.A) 

22.       Young Catholic Students (Y.C.S)

23.       St. Theresa’s Association

24.       Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Nigeria (CCRN)

25.       Confraternity of Christian Doctrine

26.       Block Rosary Crusdae

27.       Pioneer of Total Abstinence Association

28.       St. Ann Society

29.       Soldiers of the Cross

30.       Blessed Tansi Prayer Solidarity

31.       Blue Army

32.       Purgatorian Society

33.       Catholic Bible Instructors Union (C.B.I.U.)

34.       Nne Enyemaka Pilgrim Centre

35.       Man of Order and Discipline Solidarity (M.O.D) 

36.       Marian Movement of Priests

37.       Ambassadors of Mary

38.       St. Monica’s Widows Association

39.       Catholic Church Wardens Association

40.       Divine Mercy

41.       Precious Blood of Jesus Association.

42.       Society Holy Innocents

ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES/CHAPLAINS AND OFFICERS

LAITY COUNCIL:

Rev. Fr. Prof. S. O. Eboh                                (Chaplain)

Rev. Fr. Augustine Ifediba                              (Assistant Chaplain) 

Mr. Dominic N. Okoro                                   (President)

Ezinna Joseph Odibinma Okeke                     (Secretary General) 

Nnaoma Ihezuo Charles                                 (Asst. Secretary) 

Mr. Okonkwo Calistus K.                               (Fin. Secretary) 

Ezinne Francisca Chiege                                (Treasurer)

Mr. Oguchienti Richard                                  (Provost 1) 

Lady Irika Elizabeth                                        (Provost II) 

Lady Emelda Nnabuife                                   (Social Sec. 1) 

Ohaji Winifred Mary                                      (Social Sec. II) 

Ezinna Odoemelam Leo A.                (Chairman, St. Gregory’s Region) 

Sir Umunnakwe Marcel (KSJI)          (Chairman, St. Michael’s Region) 

Hon. Maduike Kevin                         (Chairman, St. Theresa’s Region)

Ezinna Kingsley Umegboro               (President Diocesan C.M.O.) 

Lady Bibiana Egeolu                          (President Diocesan C.W.O.) 

LAY APOSTOLATE:

Very Rev. Fr. Festus Onyebueke        –           Chaplain 

Ide Patrick Dike (KSM)                     –           Chairman 

Mr. Donatus Agagwuncha                  –           Secretary 

Ichie Peter Onyema                –           Chairman, St. Theresa’s Region 

Mr. Donatus Oguahaa             –           Chairman, St. Michael’s Region 

Mr. Gilbert Okoroigwe           –           Chairman, Regina Pacis Region 

CATECHISTS ORGANIZATION:

Rev. Fr. Raymond Alaneme               –           (Chaplain)

Rev. Sr. Arinzechukwu Ugbor           –           (Adviser)

Arch.  Cate. Andrew Ofoluka             –           (Chairman)

Mr. Michael Njaba                              –           (Secretary)

CATHOLIC MEN ORGANIZATION:

Rev. Fr. Kenneth Amasiatu                –           (Chaplain)

Ezinna Kingsley Umegboro               –           President 

Ezinna Emma Ukonu                         –           Vice President 

Chief Elvis Nwanaforo                       –           Secretary 

Sir Oliver C. Mbamala (KSJI)            –           Assistant Secretary 

Nnaoma Festus Odurukwe                 –           Fin. Secretary 

Ezinna Emma Nnabuife                      –           Treasurer 

Mr. Paulinus Nwaozor                        –           PRO 

Mr. Prudent AC Ohayagha                 –           Auditor 1 

Ichie JamesUgwoegbu Auditor          –           Auditor II

CATHOLIC WOMEN ORGANIZATION:

Rev. Fr. Luke Eziukwu                       –           (Acting Chaplain)

Sr. Caroline Muo                                –           (Sr. Adviser)

Lady Bibiana Egeolu                          –           (President)

Ezinne Monica Nwaeze                      –           (1st V/President)

Ezinne Ifeoma Ndukwu                      –           (2nd V/President)

Mrs. Ngozi Onyekwere                      –           (Secretary)

Mrs. Emelda Nnabuife                        –           (Ass/Secretary)

Mrs. Gertrude Anokwute                    –           (F/Secretary)

Ezinne Grace Aluka                            –           (Treasurer)

Ezinne Irene Okwaraojiego                –           (Provost)

Mrs Ngozi Nwaka                              –           (Regional Provost)

Mrs Esther Duru                                 –           (Regional Provost)

Ezinne Irene Okwaraojiego                –           (Regional Provost)

Mrs Pricilla Igboanusi                        –           (Regional Provost)

CATHOLIC YOUTH ORGANIZATION:

Rev. Fr. Martin Okonkwo                  –           Chaplain

Mgbeajuru      Chukwudi                   –          President Diocesan

Umeoka Longinus                              –           Vice President I 

Nwakor Roseline                                –           Vice President II 

Alocha Chinyere                                 –           Secretary

Okalla Claret                                       –           Ass. Secretary                                                           

Okehie Edwin                                     –           Financial Secretary

Mburuom Oluchi                                –           Treasurer

Ezeala Stanley                                     –           provost I

Nwokeji Victor                                   –           Provost II

Okonkwo Anthony                             –           Director of Social

Ezeahurukwe Tochukwu                   –           P. R. O. I      

Onuoma Chima                                   –           P.R.O. II

Obioha Kaosisochukwu                      –           Welfare Officer 

MARY LEAGUE GIRLS:    

1.         Rev. Fr. Remigius C. Udembaozoh    –           Chaplain

2.         Rev. Sr. Irene Mary Ogudoh              –           Sr. Adviser 

3.         Ohaji Winifred Mary Chiamaka         –           President

4.         Odindu Chizoba                                  –           Vice President

5.         Igbokwe Francisca Ifeoma                  –           Secretary 

6.         Esonu Miriam Chinyere                      –           Ass. Secretary 

7.         Onyemenam Judith                             –           Financial Sec. 

8.         Umeh MaryRita                                  –           Treasurer

9.         Agbaneje Oluchi                                 –           P.R.O. I

10.       Egwuatu Jovita                                   –           P.R.O. II

11.       Onyekosi Ezindu                                 –           Provost I 

12.       Ejiogu Chinonso                                 –           Provost II 

THE ORDER OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. MULUMBA:  ORLU SUB-COUNCIL

S/N      NAMES OF OFFICER          OFFICE                      TERM

1.         Bro. Christopher A. Okolie     Grand Knight                                 1

2.         Bro. Joseph B. I. Nonyem      Deputy Grand Knight                   1

3.         Bro. Paul U. Nnodum             Secretary                                        1

4.         Bro. Matthew Egbu                Asst. Secretary                               1

5.         Bro. Ogoo Olumba                 Advocate                                       2

6.         Bro. Philip Z. Uzoma              Chancellor                                     1

7.         Bro. Mich. Dara – Ugonna     Treasurer                                       2

8.         Bro. Innocent Ejike                 Financial Secretary                        2

9.         Bro. Cornelius O. Ezenagu     Audito                                           2

10.       Bro. Bede C. Azudialu            Physician                                       1

11.       Bro. Athan Ogburie                Warde                                            2

12.       Bro. Bernard Udeze                1st Asst. Warden                           1

13.       Bro. Basil Ndikom                  2nd Asst. Warden                          2

14.       Bro. Norbert Agbasi               Lecturer                                         2

15.       Bro. Gervase C. Okwara         Public Relation Officer                 1

16.       Bro. James Chukwudolue       Zonal leader (Regina Pacis)          2

17.       Bro. Uju Emenike                   Zonal leader (C.K.C.)                    2

18.       Bro. Romanus Agbasi             Zonal leader (Semi)                       2

19.       Bro. Donatus D. Chinaka        Zonal leader (St. Mary’s)              2

Date of meetings: Saturday  1st Week of Each Month

Place: Mulumba Hall, Orlu.          –    Time: 11.00 Clock

KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN INTERNATIONAL AND THEIR LADIES AUXILIARY IN ORLU DIOCESE

1.         Sacred Heart Commandery No 433 and Queen of the Holy Rosary Laux 368 Orlu.

Spiritual Adviser:      –           Rev. Fr. Joseph Alakwe

Worthy President:       –           Noble Bro. Livinus Egonu

Respected President: –           Lady Mary Okoro

Date of Meeting:         –           3rd Saturday of the month

2.         Commandery 531 – Amaigbo

Spiritual Adviser:      –           Rev. Fr. Nich Anudu

Worthy President:       –           Major Adolphus Nwachukwu

Respected President: –           Lady Josephine Egwom

Date of Meeting:         –           3rd Saturday of the Month

3.         Commandery, 532 Urualla

Spiritual Adviser:      –           Rev. Fr. H.N Chigere

Worthy president:       –           Bro Ezeonyeasi

Respected President: –           Noble Lady Joy Iheme

4.         Commandery 559 Uli

Spiritual Adviser:      –           Rev. Fr. Linus Okafor

Worthy President:       –           Major Damian Ojimba

Respected President: –           Lady Theresa Eluma

Date of Meeting:         –           3rd Saturday of the month

5.         Commandery 566 Ihioma

Spiritual Adviser:      –           Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Azudigwu

Worthy President:       –           Bro Reginald Dike

Respected President: –           Lady Catherine Nwanya

Date of Meeting:         –           3rd Saturday of the month

6.         Commandery 636 Umuaka

Spiritual Adviser:      –           Rev. Fr. Dr. Anthony Nwosu

Worthy President:       –           Major R.C Ezeonye

Respected President:-           Lady Stella Abiakwe

Date of Meeting:         –           3rd Saturday of the Month

KNIGHT OF THE BLESSED EUCHARIST

1)         HRH Sir Boniface Ibenacho               St. Mary’s Aji 

2)         Sir Franline Iwuala (coordinator)       Ss Peter & Paul Nnerim 

3)         Sir Francis Chukwuma                       St. Joseph’s Umuna 

4)         Sir Romanus Mbionwu                       St. Mary’s Osina 

1)         Sir Cyriacus Mgbeike             Queen of Apostles’ Urualla 

2)         Sir Petermary Ezenwa                        Regina Pacis Ihioma 

3)         Sir Gregory Ezedike (Secretary)         St. Mary’s Iwu 

1)         Sir Ndubuisi Udozor                           St. Paschal’s Amucha 

2)         Sir Bar. Chidi Nnodi (Fin. Secretary) St. Joseph’s Umuna 

3)         Sir Oliver Ukaoha                               St. Mary’s Osina 

4)         Sir Ugochukwu Dim                           Holy Ghost Ihitenansa

5)         Sir Ephraim Akwaeke                         St. Anthony’s Uli 

6)         Sir Everestus Nwadike           St. Philomena’s Ishiobi-Ishi 

7)         Sir Gerald Umeh                                 St. Mary’s Obodoukwu 

8)         Sir Chidi Everestus Ike                       St. Theresa’s Uli 

ORLU DIOCESAN CATHOLIC CHOIRS’ ASSOCIATION:

Director:                                              –  Very Rev. Msgr. E. Nwosu

President:                                            –  Mr. Jude Ekechukwu

Secretary:                                            –  Mr. JohnBosco Ibeh

Fin. Sec                                               – Sir Simon Jude Ogwe

Treasurer                                             –  Ugosimba Lovelyn Okwara

CATHOLIC NURSES GUILD:

Rev. Fr. Stephen Chikwe Ndukwu     –           Chaplain

MASS SERVERS ASSOCIATION:

Rev. Fr. Charles Ejieji                         –           Chaplain

Mr. Francis Uzoma                             –           (President)

Mr. Bede Mbah                                   –           (Secretary)

LEGION OF MARY:

Rev. Fr. Callistus Nwobi                    –           (Chaplain)

Refuge of Sinners Comitium, Orlu

Bro. Ejemba    Christian                     –           (President)

Bro. Iroka Clustus                               –           (Vice President)

Bro. Justin Okereke                            –           (Secretary)

Bro. Anekwudo Vincent                     –           (Fin Secretary)

Sr. Ohajinwa Victoria                         –           (Treasurer)

MIRROR  OF JUSTICE COMITIUM, URUALLA

Bro. Wilfred Okwara                          –           (President)

Bro. Anueyiagu Alpheus                    –           (Vice President)

Sis Okoli Anastasia                             –           (Secretary)

Sis Ajero May                                     –           (Asst. Secretary)

Sis. Uchendu Maria                            –           (Treasurer)

SACRED HEART OF JESUS           

Rev. Fr. Elthebert Ngoka                    –           (Chaplain)

Sir  Okwara     Gerald                         –           (President)

Mrs. Akabueze Eucharia                     –           (Secretary)

ST. JUDE SOCIETY:

Rev. Fr. K. Agwaigbo                        –           (Chaplain)

Nnaoma  A.O. Anyakaora                  –           (President)

Sir A. Ndiokwere                                –           (Secretary)

CATHOLIC BIBLICAL MOVEMENT OF NIGERIA:

Rev. Fr. J. Obiajunwa                         –           (Chaplain)

Very Rev Msgr. N. Ndiokwere           –           (Chaplain)

Mr. Ike Christian                                 –           (President)

Mrs. Esther Odiegwu                          –           (Secretary)

CATHOLIC BIBLE SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (CBSN) 

Rev. Fr. Toochukwu Ezikudu                         Chaplain 

Bro. Louis N. Okafor (GF)                             President

Bro. Joseph Nwakauche                                 1st Vice President 

Sr. Hope Anozie                                             2nd Vice President 

Bro. Mac. A. Ugboaja                                     Secretary

Sr. Obianigwe G.A.                                        Assistant Secretary 

Sr. Odiegwu Esther                                         Fin. Secretary 

Bro. Boniface Egu                                          Treasurer

Bro. Paul Nganwuchi                                      PRO I

Bro. Cosmas Ezechukwu                                PRO II 

Bro. Victor Madu                                           Provost I 

Bro. Callistus Njaka                                        Provost II

Prof. J.O.L. Ezeala                                          Legal Adviser 

Sir Ike CFO                                                    Ex-Officio

CATHOLIC BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE OF NIGERIA

1.         OFFICERS: 

Rev. Fr. Anselm Amadi                                  Director

Bro. Gilbert I. Nnodum                                  Chairman

Bro. Louis N. Okafor (GF)                             Secretary

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL OF NIGERIA:

Rev. Fr.  Anselm Amadi                     –           Chaplain

Bro. Livinus Ndinojuo                        –           (President)

Bro. Evaristus Mgbemena                  –           (Vice President)

Bro. Mac-Kingsley                             –           (Secretary)

Bro. George Izuagbaka                       –           (Vice Secretary)

Sis . Philiomena Ewuruigwe               –          (Treasurer)

Sis.  Festa Nwaizu                              –           (Fin. Secretary)

Bro. Erasmus Iwuaba                         –           (P.R.O)

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY:

Rev. Fr. Linus Okafor                                           –     Chaplain

Mrs. Claudia Mgbudem                                        –     President

Mr. Christian Osuji                                               –     Secretary

ST. THERESA’S SOCIETY  LITTLE WAY

Rev. Fr. Maurice Chukwukere           –           (Chaplain)

Rev. Bro Rufus Eze                            –           (Consultor)

Mrs. Jacinta Okonkwo                       –           (President)

Mr. Charles Ihezuo                             –           (Secretary)

NB: Diocesan Meeting:    Last Saturdays of every Month

CONFRATERNITY OF THE HOLY ROSARY  AND  BLOCK ROSARY CRUSADE:

Rev. Fr. Bede Idimogu                       –           (Chaplain)

Rev. Fr. Lawrence Okafor                  –           (Co-Chaplain)

Rev. Fr. Zeph Uzoma                         

Mr. Alfred Duru                                 –           (President)

Mr. Ezennorom                                   –           (Secretary)

ST.  ANTHONY’S GUILD:

Rev. Fr. A. Ikeme                               –           (Chaplain)

Mrs. Anabiri Nora N.                         –           (President)

Mr. Nwaru Felix Ikechukwu              –           (Secretary)

DIVINE MERCY SOCIETY 

Rev. Fr. Madu Justin                          –           (Chaplain)

Diocesan Leader: Mr. Chukwujekwu Ihechereobi

Diocesan Secretary: Bro. David Madueke

Diocesan Treasurer: Sis. Rose Okolie

Days of meeting: 2nd Saturday of every Month.

Annual Novena Begins on Good Friday and ends on Saturday after Easter.

Annual Feast of Divine Mercy: First Sunday after Easter

Feast of Maria Faustina: 5th October.

ORLU DIOCESAN CHURCH WARDEN 

Rev. Fr. Remigius Ezenorom              –           (Chaplain)

KOLPING SOCIETY OF NIGERIA:

Rev. Fr. Hyginus Chigere                   –           (Chaplain)

Sir Aloysius Ndiokwere                     –            (Co-ordinator/President)

Mrs. Ngozi Ukwuoma                        –           (Secretary)

MALTESER HEALTH SERVICES, DIOCESE OF ORLU:

Rev. Fr. A. Egbosimba                       –           (National Chaplain)

Sir/Dr. C.I.C. Ogbuokiri                     –           (National President)

Diocesan Chairman                             –           Sir Val Oboh (KSJ)           

Secretary General                                –           Sr. M. Chioma Udeogu

Diocesan Secretary                             –           Mr. Bob Onyeje

SOLDIERS OF THE CROSS:

Rev. Fr. Eze Placid                             –           (Chaplain)

Theddius Igwe                                    –           Chairman

Mrs. Cath  Asuzu                                –           Secretary

ACTIVITIES

Devotion days:            –           Tuesday

Diocesan meeting:       –          2nd Saturdays of every month

Feast/ Retreat period:  –          Feast of the Cross-Last Friday in Lent to Passion Sunday

TANSI PRAYERS SOLIDARITY:

Rev. Fr. Bartholomew Nnorom          –           (Chaplain)

Mrs Elizabeth Ezeifedi                       –           (Chairman)

Mr. E.G.J.T. Obidinma                                   –           (Secretary)

Days of meeting:  2nd Saturday of every month. 

Time: 11.00am.

Venue: Regina Pacis Parish, Ihioma.

BLUE ARMY SOCIETY:

Rev. Fr. Benjamin Nwanguma           –            (Chaplain)

ST. MONICA’S WIDOWS’ ASSOCIATION

Rev. Fr. Thaddeus Ihebinike               –           (Chaplain)

Rev. Sr. Cornelia Nwaturuocha          –           (Co-ordinator)

Mrs. Anthonia Ohawuchi                   –           President

Mrs. Caroline Nwadike                      –           Secretary

                                  ACTIVITIES:

1.         General Meetings Feb, June and December

2.         Feast Day Celebration 28th August or Saturday nearest to 28th August

3.         Retreat 3 days before the feast

4.         Skills Acquisition Training Every Monday except 1st Monday of every month

5.         Parish Visitation-on arrangement.

CATHOLIC WORKERS VOLUNTEER FORCE OFFICERS OF THE FORCE

Rev. Fr. Tobias Ihionu                          –         Chaplain

Area Commander Lazarus Muoneke              Director

Lt. Commander Raphael Ojukwu                  Deputy Director 

Lt. Commander Nnaoma Amechi Alagboso  Secretary 

Comrade Gilbert Offorma                              Asst. Secretary 

Comrade Theophilus Iyinagoro                      Project Officer 

Lt. Commander Dominic O. Dim                   Asst. Project Officer 

Comrade Kevin Ochije                                   Financial Secretary

Lt. Commander Dorathy Okonkwo                Treasurer 

Comrade Ifeoma Asonye                                Guard I 

Comrade Donatus Okolie                               Guard II 

MAN OF ORDER AND DISCIPLINE MOVEMENT OF NIGERIA (MOD) ORLU DIOCESE

Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Eburuaja             –           Chaplain 

Sir C. C. Ejiogu                                   –           Chief Patron

Chukwuma Desmond                         –           Chairman

Ogwe Jacinta C.                                  –           V/Chairman

Nwosu Johnval                                   –           Secretary

Akaegbuonwu Chizoba                       –           V/Secretary

Onyara Augustine U.                          –           Chief Commandant

DAYS OF ACTIVITIES

3rd Saturday of the Month                  –           General Meeting

Last Friday of the Month                    –           General Training

25th day of January                            –           MOD day

PURGATORIAN SOCIETY:

Rev. Fr. Callistus Nwobi                                –           Chaplain 

Purg. Hon. Ambrose Obioha (KSM)              –           President 

Purg. Cornelius I. Osigwe (KSJ)                    –           Vice President 

Purg. Mrs. Felicitas Nzeruo                            –           Secretary 

Purg. Mrs. Angelina Ihezuo                            –           Asst. Secretary 

Purg. Angelina Jibri                            –               Financial Secretary 

Purg. Mrs. Elizabeth Ukah                             –           Treasurer 

Purg. Mr. Malachy Ogunede                          –           P.R.O. 

Purg. Mr. Francis Opara                                 –           Provost 

Purg. EdwinMary Akaedu                              –           Promoter 

Purg. Nnaoma SimonMary Ngoka                 –           Patron 

AZIONE  VERDE ORGANIZATION

Mr. Domenico Sodo                         Director General

Mr. Taverniti Antonio                        Vice President

Gramegna Marisa                               Director of  Health

Rev. Fr. Boniface Duru                      Spiritual Director

                                      Activities

                        Annual Health Programme

(Viaggio Della Speranza)                   –           July – August

Annual Camping with Children         –           July

August Education Programme            –           Every year