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Auchi Diocesan CWON Celebrates Mother’s Day

2022-06-03

            Immaculate Conception Cathedral was filled to the brim as Catholic Women Organization, Auchi Diocesan Chapter, gathered to celebrate this year’s Mother’s Day themed "The Catholic Woman: TheHeart of the Home"and to launch their project "Morning Star Mega Gas Plant".

            The celebration started with the Eucharistic celebration presided over by Very Rev. Fr. Callistus Ikhane; the C.W.O Chaplain, Rev. Fr. John Aligamhe; Cathedral Administrator and his Assistant, Rev. Fr. Francis Umeh.In the homily, Fr. Ikhane congratulated the women on their celebration, while he stated that the topic is apt and timely because,they need to listen to the word of God in order to be good mothers. He pointed out that the role of women cannot be overemphasized,as the Catholic woman reserves the right to pray for the family. He charged all women to care for, discipline their children and pray for their respective families. He admonished the women to be patient with their husbands and show love and care for the family, as God looks at the heart and knows how to reward them.

            In her remarks the Diocesan President, Mrs. Patience Amhanesi congratulated the women and urgeddignitaries to donate generously towards the Mega Gas PlantProject of the Diocesan women which she ended with a vote of thanks. After the mass, the second phase took off at the pavilion which featured March Past where Deanery 3came 1st; Deanery 1 came 2nd and Deanery2 came 3rdrespectively. Other activities included cutting of the Mother's Day cake, Investiture of Patronesses which included Lady Osigbhemhe Patricia, Mrs.Bernadette Iguzaand Lady AmuneCecilia and entertainment by Akoko-Edo dance group. Admirable Daughtersof MaryAward was given to deserving mothers while the Morning Star Mega Gas Plant was also launched.

            The highpoint of the celebration were thethanksgiving processions by the various Deaneries for the success of their Mothers’Day where Miss Ezurike Ngozi gave a poem as special rendition titled "My Mother".




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Date: 2022-06-25 -

on the 25th of June, 2022, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ogbona will be dedicated by His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Gabriel G. Dunia, the Catholic Bishop of Auchi Diocese at 10:00am prompt. We say a big congratulation to the Parish Administrator, Very Rev. Fr. Philip Omokhekhe and the entire Christian community of Ogbona.

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logoThe Diocese history of Auchi dates back to the latter part of the 19th century when the first Roman Catholic Missionaries arrived at Agenebode in the present Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State. Although, evidences abound of earlier contacts of the Christian missionaries with the indigenes of Agenebode and environs, the officially recorded date for this is 1884 when catholic priests started visiting Agenebode and environs from their then headquarters in Lokoja.

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