..Fr Dunu Gifts Food Items
By Cynthia Igbokwe
The Parish Priest of St Theresa’s Catholic Church Nibo, Rev Fr Sylvester Dunu, has taken Divine Mercy Sunday to another dimension as he gifted his parishioners with food items amounting to 100 bags of Rice, 4 bags of 500kg beans and 200 tubers of Yam.
Fr Dunu, while distributing the foods items to all zonal leaders, advised them to ensure that they shared the items without any form of marginalization, but to the people who truly needed it, even as he said he would monitor the sharing to ensure orderliness.
Speaking to Fides, Fr Dunu said his gesture was driven by a desire to cushion hunger in Society. However, he charged all parishioners to always make sacrifices and give to those in need, rather than wait for their bags to be filled before helping others in need.
‘In your little earning, make reservations for the needy around you. I charge you all to give out one plate of food every day, week or month, depending on your earnings.’
The cleric however acknowledged the efforts of all Nibo indigenes who had donated some of the foodstuffs that were shared, and thanked them for their benevolence. He reminded the people to always keep to the rules of Divine Mercy Sunday, which, he said, included asking God for forgiveness, being merciful to others, and completely trusting God.
For his own part, the former Parish Priest of St Theresa’s Nibo, Rev Fr John-Bosco Ezeokoli, described Fr Dunu as a champion of Divine Mercy. Fr John-Bosco who was there on a dual capacity of his send off and the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday, called on all parishioners to give maximum support to the new pastoral team.
A beneficiary and zonal leader of one the zones, Mr Anthony Nweke, described the Parish Priest as a godsend to the Parish.
The highpoints of the event included, cutting of the Divine Mercy Cake, and giving of cash prizes to zones who participated effectively on 2020 Harvest and Bazaar.