. . . CMO president promises to bring the organization to limelight
By Uche Enem
To spice up their Fathering week celebration and to strengthen their faith in God, the Catholic Men Organization (CMO) visited the three Bishops (Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor, Bishop JonasBenson Okoye and Bishop Ebele Okpaleke), Retirement Priests’ Home and Retried and Old CMO members last week. The Visit to the three Bishops was on 30th April 2019 while the visit to the Retirement Priests’ Home & old CMO members was done on 1st May, 2019.
Accompanied by other Diocesan Executives namely; Onuegbu Joseph (Secretary), Adibe Maximus (Financial Secretary) & Nnabuife Augustine Chukwuma (PRO), the Diocesan President of CMO, Vitus Uzoh, said that their visitation was to remember and celebrate Fathers. He said that since the diocesan executives assumed office on October 27th, 2018, their aim has always been to bring CMO to the lime light.
Receiving them, Rev. Fr. Elias Anyaora, congratulated the new executives for their bold steps and encouraged them to wax stronger in their faith. He reminded them of their roles as fathers and thanked them for their support. Fr. Anyaora challenged them on their faith and asked them about their progresses so far since they assumed office. Fr. Anyaora also asked them how they could minimize student’s distraction in schools and in homes especially with the invention of phones and electronics.
Also speaking, Msgr. Raphael Anasiudu, requested for their suggestion pertaining to the recent Synod Acta especially on the roles of statutory bodies and organizations in the church.
In response, the President, who was part of the last synod in 2002, explained the different between belonging to Catholic Youth Organisation (CYON) and Mary League Association. On the other part of the questions, Vitus Uzoh and Maximus Adibe both observed that parents were one of the major causes of their children’s failure. According to them, parents no longer give their children attention neither do they monitor their activities.
In his vote of thanks, the Chaplain to the Retirement Priests’ Home, Rev. Fr. Adolphus Obi, thanked them for their presence and for remembering the priests in retirement. He encouraged them to keep up with their faith and to keep soaring higher in their activities.
A group photograph was taken at the end of the visit to keep a memory of the event.