Archbishop Okeke ordains 11 Catholic Priests in Onitsha

www.odogwublog.com reports that the Metropolitan Archbishop of Onitsha Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev Valerian Okeke yesterday ordained eleven (11) new priests.

Archbishop Okeke cautioned the benefactors of the new priests not to constitute an obstacle to the divine call, rather support and encourage hem them through fervent prayers.

Two priests from Catholic Diocese of Imo and Enugu Catholic Diocese drew a mammoth crowd of faithful from within and outside the Archdiocese.
In his homily at Basilica of the most Holy Trinity Onitsha venue of the ordination, Archbishop Okeke charged the newly ordained Priests to remain friends of Jesus, observing that God has chosen and elevated them in a sacramental order, with authority, set them apart with gift of Holy Spirit to be conformed in the image of Christ.

He reminded them that Christ has taken possession of their lives, hence they need to use their position to perpetuate his ministry and conquer the world by doing more exploits for the Kingdom.

The Catholic Cleric enjoyed them to sacrifice for the salvation of humanity, unite more closely with Christ, as well as the constituency of their communities, resisting worldly acquisition, and in obedience, reflect the life and glory of Christ in character and knowledge.
One of the newly ordained Priests , Rev John Paul Onuselogu , of Nnokwa community said the ordination is a fulfilment of his life aspirations and expressed gratitude to God for choosing him as a vessel for the propagation of the kingdom .
The parents of the celebrant, Mr Eugene Onuselogu and Mrs Bene Ngozi , who recalled the fourteen years journey to priesthood, appreciated God for finding their son Worthy .
Present were the Bishop of Uromi Catholic Diocese Bishop Donatus Aihmiosion Ogun and Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Dr Chris Ngige.

Archbishop Okeke ordains 11 Catholic Priests in Onitsha Archbishop Okeke ordains 11 Catholic Priests in Onitsha Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Monday, July 16, 2018 Rating: 5

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