Ahiara Diocese: Pastoral Statement by the Bishop of Umuahia Diocese and Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara Diocese

A Pastoral Statement Issued by Most Rev. Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji, Bishop of Umuahia Diocese and Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara Diocese on 10th March 2018. A New Springtime in Ahiara Diocese. Introduction 1. With fraternal affection, I greet you my brothers and sisters in Christ of the Diocese of Ahiara and express my deep appreciation for the warmth I have received from many Mbaise sons and daughters, home and abroad, since my appointment as the Apostolic Administrator of your Diocese on 19th February 2018. I feel highly privileged to serve a…

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HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF LENT YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: POWER OF FAITH 

HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: POWER OF FAITH BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Jn. 4:43-54) Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent (Day 26 of Lent) In the day’s Gospel Jesus heals the dying son of a royal official. This time Jesus did not even go to the house and personally heal the boy. His words and the faith of the royal official were enough. It was verified by the royal official when he went home and found his son healed…

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Reading for Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent Year B. Liturgical Colour: violet

First Reading: (Isaiah 65: 17-21) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 30: 2 and 4, 5-6, 11-12a and 13b) Gospel: (John 4: 43-54)   First Reading: (Isaiah 65: 17-21) For behold I create new heavens, and a new earth: and the former things shall not be in remembrance, and they shall not come upon the heart. But you shall be glad and rejoice for ever in these things, which I create: for behold I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and the people thereof joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people, and the…

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SUNDAY BENEDICTION with Fr. Johnbosco Obika

SUNDAY BENEDICTION “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (Jn 3:16) “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up…” (Jn. 3:14) Let us pray. This day I pray that the love of God will permeate every area of your life. May Jesus who was lifted up draw you From sin to holiness, From set back to progress From disappointment to…

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Nigeria: Ahiara Diocese receives new Bishop

AHIARA DIOCESE: A NEW DAY HAS COME Mbaise received the new Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Ugorji. The inaugural mass was emotion-laden. The episcopal hunger in Mbaise was so palpable. The unity, joy, enthusiasm and optimism could be felt from all angles. No more discord anywhere. The Cathedral was filled beyond capacity. Even the priests were looking for where to seat inside the church beyond the sanctuary. Top Mbaise political dignitaries were also present. Umuahia priests, religious, Knights and faithful thronged here today, in solidarity with their beloved Bishop. Bishop Ugorji assured…

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40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD. Day 26

40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD.  DAY 26 Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe DAILY CHALLENGE: Go to church, tell God your problems. DAILY THEME: If you love the Son, then you should love the mother   THINK ABOUT THIS: Good Mothers are the most trusted companions. We do not choose who become our mother, but God chose who would become the mother of our saviour Jesus Christ. It was fitting that the mother of Our Saviour should be a woman beautiful at heart and in character. And Mary became that…

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