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2021 Awka Diocesan HCA Day: Amawbia Deanery Wins March Past, 1, 500m Race; Ebenebe, Egg Race

Awka, Nimo Regions Win Quiz Competition By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Activities marking the 2021 Annual Celebration of the Holy Childhood Association (HCA), Awka Diocese, has ended with HCA, Amawbia Deanery, emerging winners with a cash prize of N100, 000 for the march past competition, as well as winning the gold medal for the N1, 500m male race. In the event which ...

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Ss Peter & Paul Parish Nise Joins Dedicated Churches at 16

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Sixteen years after the creation of the parish, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, in a well-attended solemn Mass on Sunday, September 5, dedicated the beautifully finished Ss Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Arah, Nise, Awka South LGA, Anambra State, to be in totality, a holy place of prayer and worship to God. ...

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St John the Apostle and Evangelist Agulu Rededicated

By Precious Ukeje and Ifeoma Ogbodo Amidst euphoria and a swarm of dignitaries, the renovated building of St John the Apostle and Evangelist, Agulu, has been rededicated, Sunday, August 29, 2021. The Chief Shepherd of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, performed the rededication rites shortly after a homily, while he also blessed some other projects donated ...

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Priestly Silver Jubilee, Celebration of God’s Mercy, Love – Fr Anthony Ezeoke

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba While some persons are still uncertain about their reasons for anniversary celebrations, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia (CADEK), Rev Fr Barr Anthony Ezeoke, has described Priestly Silver Jubilee Anniversary as the celebration of God’s mercy and love. Rev Fr Ezeoke stated this in his homily for concelebrated thanksgiving Mass to mark the Priestly Silver ...

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Priest -Turned-Sport Guru Clocks 20 Years in the Ministry

By Alexander Adejoh and Adejumoke Alebiosu  Amid a mammoth crowd of guests, Rev. Fr Obinna Coach Dike, an indigene of Enugwu-Ukwu, celebrated his 20th Priestly Anniversary alongside his classmates of the 2001 set of old Awka Diocesan Priests. The event which took place on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Isuofia, Ekwulobia Diocese, Aguata LGA, Anambra State ...

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Celebration of Life Alive: St Andrew’s Parish Adazi-Nnukwu Honours Octogenarians, Older Persons

By Chimezie Ibedu In compliance with the biblical injunctions in Leviticus 19:32 which say “you shall stand up in the presence of grey hair, you will honour the person of the aged and fear your God. I am Yahweh”, two centenarians, Virginia Obidigbo (107) and Boniface Ibezim (104), six nonagenarians and many octogenarians totaling eighty persons were honoured last Sunday ...

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St Anthony’s Parish Ifite, Awka Hosts Bishop Okoye on Priestly, Episcopal Anniversary

… Flags Off Silver Jubilee Anniversary By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba After about five years of his last visit to the parish, the Auxiliary Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Jonas Benson Okoye, last Sunday, August 29, made his pastoral visit to St Anthony of Padua’s Catholic Parish, Ifite, Awka, Anambra State, during which he inspected the parish and administered the Sacrament ...

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Book on Ojiako Ezenne, Igbo Sage, Launched in Adazi-Nnukwu

By Chioma Ndife A book titled, ”H. R. M Ojiako Ezenne, 1857-1944; An Igbo Sage”, has been unveiled and launched in Adazi-Nnukwu Community, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State. Fides gathered that the book which told the life story, accomplishments, inputs and impact created by Ojiako Ezenne, an Adazi-Nnukwu monarch who ruled the community for 41 years, was part of efforts by ...

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St Mary Nimo Marks Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, other Celebrations

By Precious Ukeje In a massive turn out of people, St Mary’s Catholic Church, Nimo, in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, marked the Solemnity of  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary alongside other celebrations at the parish centre in Egbengwu, Nimo, Sunday, August 15, 2021. In addition to that, the event featured other tripartite ceremonies including their annual ...

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