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Sir Hon Ezisi Goes Home at 92

By Mercy Hill and Zita Chidera Ezeno The Ezisi family of Nkitaku Village, Agulu, in Anaocha LGA of Anambra State, has laid their late 92-year-old patriarch to rest. The funeral ceremony started with a vigil Mass/wake at their Nkitaku home on Thursday 15 September 2022. The concelebrated burial Mass with the newly ordained cardinal, His Eminence, Peter Cardinal Ebere Okpaleke, ...

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St Matthew’s, Amawbia, Celebrates Feast Day with Bishop Ezeokafor

…303 Candidates Confirmed By Mercy Hill and Zita Chidera Ezeno St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Amawbia, last Sunday celebrated the feast day of their patron saint, St. Matthew, ahead of its usual 21st of September date when it is annually commemorated. The parish also received the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, who administered the Sacrament of Confirmation ...

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Joy as Woman Gives Birth to Quadruplets

By Anthony Akin-Omolafe It was a mixture of Joy and astonishment at Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, following the news of the birth of four children by a young mother on Thursday, 1st September  2022. The Chaplain, National Association of Catholic Corps Members (NACC), Anambra State Chapter, Rev. Fr. Clement Mouzoba, in company of the executive and members of ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor Confirms 102 Candidates at St Anthony’s Parish, Nawfia

…As Church Marks 5 Years Anniversary of Dedication By S0phia Ugwuoke The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev Dr Paulinus Ezeokafor, last Sunday, September 4, 2022, paid a pastoral visit to St Anthony’s Parish, Nawfia, in Anambra State where he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation on 102 candidates. The Bishop’s visit, which ushered in the parish’s 5th ...

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JDPC AWKA Diocese Flags off 2022 JDPC Week

By Mercy Hill The Justice, Development and Peace Caritas, JDPC, Awka Diocese, began their 2022 JDPC Week with a Holy Mass to Flag off  the ceremony and Fund-raising for empowerment of the less privileged on Sunday, 4th September 2022 at Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Nimo. Justice, Development and Peace Caritas (JDPC) is a structural response to the Second Vatican ...

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CASAN Awka Diocese Holds Convention

By Sophia Ugwuoke, Anthony Akinomolafe and Marcellinus Uzanwu The Catholic Altar Server’s Association of Nigeria (CASAN) Awka Diocese, has held its 2022 Diocesan Convention, with the theme, “Celebration without Consecration is contamination that brings condemnation”. It was a two-day convention which spanned from 2 to 3  September 2022, at Obiefuna Retreat and Pastoral Conference Centre, Okpuno Awka. One of the ...

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Adazi-Enu Catholic Community Equips Two Priests for Optimal Performance

…As Duo Increases Number of Indigenous Priests to 24 By Chioma Ndife The Catholic Community in Adazi-Enu, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State, has equipped her two priests, Rev. Frs. Anthony Chisom Chukwudi and Paschal Ezeilo, with all vital requirements needed for them to function effectively in their various places of assignment. The two priests were empowered for optimal performance through the ...

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CYON Awka Celebrates World Youth Day

By Adejumoke Aminat Alebiosu The Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria, CYON, Awka Diocese, celebrated the 2022 World Youth Day last Sunday, August 21, at St Andrew’s Catholic Church, Adazi-Nnukwu, Anaocha L.G.A, Anambra State. The celebration kicked off with a Holy Mass presided over by His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, Catholic Bishop, Awka Diocese. He was represented by Very Rev. ...

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Chief Iyom Deborah Mgbako Remembered 2 Year After

By Adejumoke Aminat Alebiosu The Mgbako Royal Family in Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka L.G.A., Anambra State, has held memorial ceremonies for the late Chief Iyom Deborah Ifeoma Mgbako who was born on February 18, 1950 and died, March 16, 2020. The memorial ceremonies commenced with a Vigil Mass in the family compound on Friday, August 19, 2022, while the memorial Mass was ...

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St Michael’s Parish, Abagana, Dedicates Church Building

…Awards Parishioners for Contributions in Church By Adejumoke Aminat Alebiosu The beautiful edifice of St Michael’s Catholic Church, Abagana in Njikoka LGA, Anambra State, was dedicated to God as a holy place of worship by the Catholic Bishop of Awka , Most Rev Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor, last Sunday, August 14, 2022. The Holy Mass, which was presided over by Bishop ...

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