The Archbishop of Onitsha, the Auxiliary Bishop and indeed the priests of the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha recently exhibited a breath-taking act of solidarity and brotherhood as all roads were led to Aguleri on Friday 25th February, 2022 for the burial of late Mrs Veronica Akwaugo Ozoemena who died recently. Mrs Veronica Akwaugo Ozoemena is the biological father of the disciplined and kind-hearted priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha , Rev Fr. David Ozoemena, the parish priest St Benedict’s parish, Onitsha. The burial outing was a huge success as people turned up from all works of life including heads of the church, most notably the Archbishop of Onitsha, His Grace Most Rev Dr Valerian Okeke who presided over the burial Mass at St Mary’s parish Aguleri and the auxiliary Bishop His Lordship Most Rev Dr Denis Chidi Isizoh, host of Catholic priests from different dioceses etc. All came out in their numbers to show solidarity and support to the Ozoemena family in their moment of their bereavement. Mrs Veronica Ozoemena answered the call of nature at the age of 89years.

Preaching the Homily during the Mass, Fr. Paschal Uzzih described the late Mrs Veronica Ozoemena as a virtuous woman who believes so much in God and centres his life around christ. According to Fr. Paschal Uzzih, late Mrs Veronica Ozoemena lived up Psalm 23 in her life : the Lord is my shepherd there is nothing i shall want. Fr. Paschal Uzzih finally advised the living to embrace this sermon preached by late Mrs Veronica Ozoemena, to live life with a strong faith in Christ, believe in Christ and live a life devoid of stress with full faith in Christ.

Fr. David Ozoemena while appreciating his guests poured encomiums on Archbishop Val Okeke and Bishop Isizoh for their love, support and consolation throughout their period of grief. He also thanked fellow priests, Religious, faithful and friends for their supports and prayers.

Fr Ozoemena who late spoke to Trinitas said his mother left so many good legacies, describing her life as a gospel to the people of God.


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