Articles

 
DEDICATION OF NEW ST ANTHONY’S CHURCH, IGBARIAM, FRUIT OF THE LABOUR OF PIONEER MISSIONARIES
By , Most Rev. Denis Chidi Isizoh
 

The Catholic faithful of Igbariam in Anambra State are reaping the desired fruits of the evangelization labour of the early missionaries with the solemn dedication and opening of the new St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Igbariam, Anambra State; the Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, Most Rev. Denis Chidi Isizoh has declared.

 

Bishop Isizoh made the remark in his homily at the celebration of the Mass of the dedication ceremony held on Saturday, November 14,2020. The ceremony was witnessed by dignitaries from all walks of life within and outside Anambra State, including friends of the major financier of the new Church building, Barrister Kenneth Uba; and the faithful of the parish. 

 

Going down memory lane on the advent of the Catholic faith in Igboland, Bishop Isizoh noted that Igbariam was the port of call of the missionaries in that area, when they arrived in 1909 with the Good News of Christ. Pointing out that Igbariam was indeed chosen by God as the breeding ground of the faith, the bishop explained that the missionaries had to contend with many health hazards by the day and by night; yet, they persevered and endured the discomfort of the area; “with flies biting in the day and mosquito bites in the night”.

 

According to Bishop Isizoh; “with the dedication and opening of the new St Anthony Church, the faithful are reaping the sacrifices made by these early missionaries who brought the faith to the land.” The bishop also disclosed that the present day Biggard Seminary started in Igbariam in 1924; as St. Paul’s Seminary, with Fr. William O. Odonneli and Rev. Fr. Charles Heerey (later Archbishop Heerey) as the first and second Rectors. He added that Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi and others were the pioneer students of the seminary.

 

Several factors including lack of teaching staff, and the second world war led to the transfer of the senior and minor seminaries to St. Mary’s Onitsha and the closure of the parish in 1928. It was however reopened in 1981 and became a regional headquarters in 2010. Bishop Isizoh, while congratulating the parish priest and the faithful of the parish, urged them not to relent in the practice of their faith and ensure they win more souls for Christ, in the area.

 

On Sunday, November 15, Bishop Denis Isizoh also performed the historic dedication of Holy Family Catholic Church, Awka-Etiti, Anambra State. The bishop was accompanied to the two ceremonies by the staff of the National Directorate of Social Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), led by the National Director, Very Rev. Fr. Michael Nsikak Umoh.  

 

 


See Other Articles »

 



Copyright © 2013.
Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria.
All Rights Reserved.

Designed By Verbum Networks

 
     
seo sorgulama site analiz seo analiz google sıra bulucu backlink sorgulama sunucu tarama çekiliş çekiliş sitesi Who is html kod şifreleme seo hacklink hacklink satış hacklink panel adana escort gaziantep escort mersin escort kayseri escort deneme bonusu izmir escort izmir escort canlı bahis oyna sex numaraları cialis cialis fiyat site analiz Gameloopmozrankbypass shellr57 shellbacklink satışwso shellkadın newsc99 shellkadına özelwebroot shellc99 shellworld newsseo analysismakale programıinstagram takipçi hilesitatto girlsçekiliÅŸ sitesigoogle newshtml code encryptionhacklink seomeme küçültmebacklink alwso shellserver scanwso shelloyun indirsite hız testisunucu taramawso shellsite speed testseo newshtml kod sifrelemeseo analysishacklink panelpubg hile alWordpress Free Themeswordpress free temabacklink saleshtml kod sifrelemesunucu taramaseo sorgulaseo sorgulamahacklink satışbacklink satışseo analizTanıtım Yazsıseo araclarıseo analizbacklinkwordpress themesseohacklinkbacklink alwordpress ücretsiz temaWho is
Ankara escort Etlik escort Keçiören escort Ankara escort antalya escort antalya escort Eryaman escort Ankara escort Ankara escort Ankara escort Ankara escort Çankaya escort ankara rus escort kadıköy escort bostancı escort ataşehir escort Anadolu yakası escort pendik escort kurtköy escort maltepe escort kartal escort Anadolu yakası escort Ankara ucuz escort Balgat escort Beşevler escort Çankaya escort Cebeci escort Çukurambar escort Demetevler escort Dikmen escort Eryaman escort Esat escort Etimesgut escort Etlik escort Gaziosmanpaşa escort Keçiören escort Kızılay escort Kolej escort Maltepe escort Mamak escort Otele gelen escort Rus escort Sincan escort Tunalı escort Türbanlı escort Ulus escort Yenimahalle escort Etlik escort Eve gelen escort Gaziosmanpaşa escort Keçiören escort Kızılay escort Kolej escort Maltepe escort Mamak escort Otele gelen escort Rus escort Sincan escort escort escort Türbanlı escort Yenimahalle escort Ankara ucuz escort Bahçelievler escort Balgat escort Batıkent escort Beşevler escort Çankaya escort Cebeci escort Çukurambar escort Demetevler escort Dikmen escort Elvankent escort Emek escort Eryaman escort Etimesgut escort Ataşehir escort Kadıköy escort Bostancı escort Bostancı escort Ümraniye escort Kartal escort Kartal escort Maltepe escort Maltepe escort Pendik escort Ataşehir escort Kadıköy escort Pendik escort Maltepe escort Kartal escort Ataköy escort Ataşehir escort Avcılar escort Bakırköy escort Beşiktaş escort Beylikdüzü escort Bostancı escort Esenyurt escort Etiler escort Halkalı escort Kadıköy escort Kartal escort Maltepe escort Mecidiyeköy escort Otele gelen escort Pendik escort Rus escort Silivri escort Şirinevler escort Şişli escort Taksim escort Türbanlı escort Tuyap escort Ucuz escort Ümraniye escort görükle escort Buca escort Bodrum escort Bodrum escort Kıbrıs escort Kıbrıs escort Kuşadası escort Bursa escort Bursa escort Beylikdüzü escort Beylikdüzü escort Beylikdüzü escort Beylikdüzü escort Adana escort Adana escort Antep escort Antep escort Mersin escort Antep escort Antalya escort Alanya escort Alanya escort Alanya escort