Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Aguluezechukwu, Aguata LGA, Anambra State, last Saturday, July 28, 2018 held the launching of her maiden magazine ‘The Light’.
The launching of the ‘The Light’ magazine took place at St. Peter’s Parish field,during the 2018 Convention of the Catholic Women. The convention was an opportunity for the women to raise fund for the completion of CWO Hall and purchase ofparish bus estimated at#10,000,000.
In his homily during the Eucharistic Celebration that was used to kick start the convention, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Joseph Ndibe who concentrated on the superstitious beliefs of the Jews and way of worship which don’t reflex on their life, charged members of the CWO to allow their involvement in the church bring out good Christian qualities in their lives. He said that the CWO membership in the church of Christ was not just for an increase in number, saying that such membership should be used to bear good witness to gospel of Christ.
He commended them for unveiling their maiden magazine ‘The Light’ describing the innovation as a welcomed development. He urged them to be good Christians that would show the light of Christ to people in their various villages through their conducts.
In his opening remark, the Chairman of the occasion, Nze Godwin Ezeuko praised the initiative and thought behind the magazine which was launched. He commended them for their individual efforts which led to the success of the programme and for extending their invitation to all for financial assistance for the actualization of the bus project.
He enumerated the benefits of mothers in the church and stressed the need for all to assist the women achieve their intention of purchasing a bus, saying that the bus would help them to be more committed in the affairs of the church.
The Chairperson of CWO in St. Peter’s Parish, Aguluezechukwu, Lady Gloria Chiemeka Aneduin an address of welcome, noted that theCWO since the inception of the parish has been at the fore front of its development in terms of parish projects and priests welfare. She maintained that the launching would help the CWO complete the two storey hall building which it has commenced.
She explained that the idea behind the magazine was born out of the desire to impact positively on the hall and to holistically see to its completion. She opined that the magazine would assist the church in achieving its desire of bringing everyone to Christ which according to the chairperson can be done through proper dissemination of the word of God in prints.
She described the organization as a place where women are taught how to be good women through spirituality, honesty, chastity, obedience to husbands. She pleaded with the men to always allowtheir wives to participate in the yearly August meetings. She disclosed the various activities of the parish CWO and expressed optimism that the fund realized would help the women in achieving most of their pressing needs.
Speaking to Fides, an aspirant in the forthcoming Anambra State House of Assembly Poll, Dr. Okechukwu Okoye, while supporting the women for successful execution of their projects, stressed the duties of mothers in helping young couples build their homes.
On his part, Hon. Osondu Madu, the Special Legislative Aide to Member Representing Aguata Federal Constituency, Hon. Eucharia Azodo, pinpointed the need for mothers to go back to the core duties of motherhood and try to restore what had been lost.
Highpoints of the convention were cutting of cake, unveiling of Our Lady’s Statue, lighting of candle and queen competition. The highly contested queen’s Queen Competition was won by Mrs. Ndidi Ezeonyima from Zone 3.