……. Blesses Chapel , Grotto
By Adejumoke Aminat Alebiosu, Anthony Akinomolafe and Marcellinus chiagozie Uzuanwu
The Catholic Bishop, Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, last Sunday paid a pastoral visit to St. John’s Catholic Church Enugwu-Agidi, Njikoka LGA, Anambra State.
The visit which started with a holy Mass also featured the administration of the Sacrament of Confirmation on 434 deserving candidates.
In his homily, the Catholic Bishop encouraged the congregation to be patient in their dealing with God. ‘We should always have patience when it comes to God, we should never be in a hurry for Him to answer our prayers, for only Him knows why he is delaying. It’s now left for us to have that patience and wait for him,’ he said, adding that God’s time was always the best.
He explained that those who worshipped God would be rewarded, while Satan would reward those who worshipped him.
‘The way of life of those who worship the Lord will be a pure and truthful one which will help to draw souls onto him,’ he added.
Bishop Ezeokafor also advised parents to train their children to be better people in the future, noting that it was better for a child to disturb one when one was still young than when one became an adult and unable to conorl the child anymore.
‘It is better you discipline them now to avoid ”had I known,” Bishop Ezeokafor said.
The celebration continued with the blessing of the Chapel of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration and Marian Grotto.
Speaking with Fides, Rev. Fr. Michael-Kins Okpala, Parish Priest, St. John’s Catholic Church, Enugwu-Agidi, appreciated God for the possibility of having a chapel and grotto in the over 40-years old parish. He attributed the development to the grace of God, which, he prayed, would help strengthen the spiritual growth of the parish.
Commenting on the confirmation, he said it was not the first time the Bishop would be coming to the church since it became a parish. He however noted it was the first since he became the parish priest.