To mark the Easter Celebration, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, Catholic Bishop, Awka Diocese, April 16, gifted about 650 parishioners of Awka Diocese with foodstuffs and cash gifts at St Patrick’s Cathedral Awka, Anambra State, Adejumoke Aminat Alebiosu and Amarachukwu Okpunobi report.
During the celebration, Bishop Ezeokafor said that Easter, for the less privilege, was an annual event when the Diocese assist some members of the Diocese.
‘This is an annual event. We do it every year. We consider Easter as the highest celebration of the Church, having gone through the Holy Week and today is Saturday (April 16), and by the grace of Christ, we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. We feel it is good to do something for the less privileged among us.
‘No one can solve all their problems, even if it is a drop inside the water. The coming of Christ in human form, passing through the suffering of the Cross and the rest of them, is a sign of His love for us and we should show the same love to people, especially those who are downtrodden,’ the Bishop said.
He further said that it was an opportunity to strengthen their hope again and appealed to them to have hope again as all hope was not lost.
Appreciating the Bishop, one of the recipients of the gifts appreciated the Catholic Bishop for always putting them in mind, describing Bishop Ezeokafor as being more than a husband to the widows in Awka Diocese and beyond.
‘There is no Easter that we do not anticipate gifts from him and he has never failed us. Things are getting worse in our country, yet he finds his widow’s mite to give to the less privileged,’ she said