By Uche Enem
A gigantic Divine Mercy Chapel built by Rev. Fr Emmanuel Dimobi in memory of Elizabeth (mum), Christopher(dad) and Martha Dimobi (sister), has been blessed by the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most. Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor on 20th January 2019 at their family compound in Aguluzigbo, Anaocha LGA of Anambra State.
The Bishop who was happy about the event, said that the chapel was a sign of true Catholic faith in Agulizigbo. In his homily, he explained that the church was not against cultural heritage rather against idol worshipping. He encouraged Christians to live a life of Christ and to guide their life style in accordance with their faith in God.
In his vote of thanks, Fr. Emmanuel Dimobi, thanked all who came for the event. In a special way, he thanked the Bishop for his support and also, priests from far and wide who came to share in their joy.
The event became colourful with cultural dance and other fun filled presentations.
Fr. Emmanuel Dimobi
"The chapel was built in loving memory of my mum, dad and sister. Through the prayer and intersection in Chapel, that the good Lord will grant them eternal rest and also give us all the gift and blessings we need as we journey into eternity
My mum was instrumental to me in becoming a priest. She was in Australia for my ordination and was well known in Australia. After her death, my Australian friends knew the story and through their support, the chapel was possible."
Hon Joe Dimobi
"I am very happy that God has fulfilled their heart desires on their children before they left earth. I am proud of my family because it was built on the foundation of Christ. I am so much proud of my mum because she really worked so hard to make sure she trained her children in the way of the Lord.
Despite the hardship, she strived to train us in the school to see our success and growth. I thanked all who came to witness this great celebration and I pray that God will keep blessing and protecting them."