On Thursday 25th of July, 2019, about 159 candidates received the sacrament of confirmation at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mpam Owerre, Ahiazu Mbaise L.G.A.
The sacrament which was administered by the Ahiara Diocesan Apostolic Administrator, Most Rev. Lucius Ugorji preceded the official opening and blessing of a new Adoration Chapel built and donated to the Parish by a parishioner, Ugoeze Ezinne Kate Anyanwu
Preaching earlier at the Mass, Bishop Ugorji drew a little reflection from the life of St. James who he said was the first to be killed among the 12 apostles, emphasizing that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of our faith.
The Apostolic Administrator, who praised the efforts and determination of the Irish Missionaries for bringing the Gospel to Igbo land, noted that they endured all kinds of pains in order to make sure that the gospel spread across the land. He enjoined the faithful to remain aglow in promoting the faith.
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The Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Ambrose Ugo, in his appreciative remark thanked the bishop for the pastoral visit while praying for God’s continued guidance.
The event shifted to the newly built chapel where the bishop made the adoration centre ready for use.
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