Prelate pays visit to St Michael’s parish, Onitsha
By Nna Anulumadu
The Chief Shepherd of Onitsha Archdiocese, His Grace Most Rev Valerian Okeke, last Sunday, March 27th, 2022 charged Christians to shun selfishness and avoid being wasteful with God’s blessings and favours.
The prelate made the charge while delivering his Homily during his pastoral visit to St Michael’s parish, Fegge, Onitsha.
According to him, life of selfishness has nothing to offer but regrets at the end, adding that it is wrong to waste opportunities and God’s blessings. His words;” Utilize every opportunity in life, including opportunity for fasting, prayers and good works.”
In a welcome address, the Catholic community expressed joy over the visit of the prelate, describing it as spiritual upliftment. They also extolled the Chief Shepherd over the giant strides the great Archdioces has recorded within the past twenty years.
Responding, Archbishop Val thanked the parish priest Fr. Jude Mgbobukwa and the parishioners for their commitments and show of faith, enjoining them not to relent.
The parish priest Fr Mgbobukwa in his remarks rained accolades on the prelate for visiting them. He also thanked the parishioners for their usual cooperation and support.
Mrs Christiana Onu ( parish CWO president), Mr Elizerberth Tagbuo (Sec. Parish Council) Mayor Andy Akanonu JP (parish CMO chairman), Anthony Ohaeri (parish laity Chairman,), Margret Mary Otika, Hon Emma Okafor and Mrs Clara Ogbuka in their similar remarks posited that the coming of the Archbishop has brought blessings, favours and joy to their Catholic community. They also described their parish priest as great teacher who has succeeded in moving the parish to a higher level.