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The burial date for late Parish Priest of St Michael Catholic Parish, Ifo, in Abeokuta Diocese, Very Rev. Msgr Sylvester Uwadineke Osigwe, has been fixed for Friday, July 5th 2019.

According to a funeral arrangements released by the Catholic Bishop of Abeokuta Diocese, Most Rev. Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo, there will be a Farewell Mass for the late priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Alaja, Ifo, Ogun State on Thursday, 4th July 2019, at 12:00 noon.

This will be followed by Vigil Mass at 9:00pm and 3:00am at Ss Peter and Paul Cathedral, Adatan, Abeokuta.

On Friday, 5th July 2019, Funeral Mass will hold at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Adatan, Abeokuta, at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Catholic Bishop’s Court, Onikoko, Abeokuta. 

Msgr. Osigwe died on Saturday, June 22, at the age of 80, after a brief illness. He was until his death the Spiritual Director of Jerusalem is Love and Power Catholic Healing Ministry of St.  Mary Catholic Church, Ifo.

Born on July 19, 1939, the late priest hailed from Umuagbala in Umunumo,  Ehime-Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

Late Osigwe was ordained Catholic priest on December 18, 1977, at Ake Palace Ground, Abeokuta by the then Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie.

He was made a Monsignor in 2009.

FrOsigwe was once the parish priest of St Leo’s Parish, Ikeja and St. Augustine’s Parish, Ikorodu from where he was transferred to St Mary’s Catholic Church Ifo.


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