.By Ononye VC

The Onitsha Archdiocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Nigeria (CCRN)has concluded their nine days Novena to the Holy Spirit with the Pentecost Sunday celebration at the Victory Land of the Holy Spirit,Nkpor-Obosi Road.According to the Chairman of the CCRN Media Committee,Mr Innocent Omebu,the Archdiocesan Chaplain of the CCRN Rev Fr George Nzemuoba who officiated at the High Mass to mark the occasion reminded the congregation that the Catholic Church was a symbol of the Pentecost Day which empowered the Apostles to start preaching the good news boldly.He urged all to embrace the Holy Spirit as our greatest friend so as to energize us into greater evangelization that can bring people closer to God.At the ministration that followed,the visiting resource person Rev Fr Anthony Anadi from Aba Diocese,challenged the over one million participants to shun sin inorder to escape from the consequences of hell fire.As baptized,confirmed and married couples,we take so many vows before the altar of God only to violate them without remorse.He harped on the vows taken during marriage without knowing the implications for our failures which eventually lead to divorce and other consequences.Fr Anadi encouraged all to study the Bible constantly as a means of staying with the Lord who speaks to us with his telepathic commands.In his welcome address,the Pentecost Committee Chairman Bro Emmanuel Nwasinaoke said that the celebration is targeted at soul winning such that members are to engage in evangelization to hospitals,Prisons,markets and other numerous evangelization centres.The activities were rounded off with the Archdiocesan Executive election which returned most of the incumbent officers as Bro Peter Nnalue was re-elected the chairman while Okechukwu Onyekwere replaced bro Cletus Ugwu as the treasurer.The Iyiowa Odepke regional election produced Bro Emmanuel Nwode as the chairman.Onitdha Region is now led by bro Azuka Atuora.Bro Amechi Onuora was elected for Igbariam Region,Bro Emma Nnalue was elected for Aguleri Region while Paulinus Umeh is in charge of Dunukofia Region.Rev Fr Sampson Ogbuebuna represented the Archdiocesan Chaplain at the election.He enjoined the new officers to live up to expectation of their new offices.


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