Umuchukwu gets first Catholic priest
IT was history for Umuchukwu town over the weekend as an indigene, Deacon Kingsley Ibeh, was ordained a Catholic priest by the Auxiliary Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Jonas Benson Okoye.
In his homily at the ordination at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Umuchukwu, Okoye reminded the new priest of a priest’s cardinal mission in the light of the Second Vatican Council, urging him to be prayerful always, minister and guide God’s people to holiness, while remaining obedient to the bishop and his successors.
He commended the people of Umuchukwu for building their town and their people through philanthropy. He also commended former governor Peter Obi for his selfless service to the state, which he has continued with even after leaving office.
In his vote of thanks, the Parish Priest, Fr. Maximus Muoneke, thanked all present, especially the bishop, for performing his first episcopal ordination with Rev Fr. Ibeh. Like the bishop, he also commended Obi and Dr. Godwin Maduka for their huge contributions to the development of the parish and the town.