On Wednesday 5th June 2019 was the missioning Mass of six of our confreres from the Vice Province who have been missioned to the Province of South Africa. During this Mass the Vice Provincial Superior Fr. Joterio Aghoja C.Ss.R in the ceremony handed them the mission cross and the Bible as tools for the mission as they prepared to leave for South Africa on Friday 7th June 2019.
The confreres that were been missioned to South Africa are:
Fr. William Ikre C.Ss.R
Fr. Athanasius Chigbu C.Ss.R
Fr. Joseph Udoudo C.Ss.R
Fr. Paschal Nwankwo C.Ss.R
Fr. Fautinus Igwe C.Ss.R
Fr. Raphael Ogbudu C.Ss.R
This ceremony took place at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Amuwo Odofin, Lagos at the 12:30 pm Mass. Some of the confreres working in Lagos were present to support and pray with the confreres going to South Africa. Also some of the parishioners of the parish that attended the afternoon Holy Mass experienced the ceremony too.
The ceremony ended with some light refreshments in celebration of our confreres in a joyful mood. Find below the pictures:
Members of the OVPC of the Vice Province of Nigeria: Fr. Joterio Aghoja- Vice Provincial (Middle) Fr. Jude Anyaebu- Vicar (left) and Fr. Hilary Pamkatai- 2nd Consultor (right).
Fr. William Ikre receiving the mission cross and Bible from the Vice Provincial Superior.
Fr. Athanasius Chigbu receiving the mission cross and Bible from the Vice Provincial Superior.
Fr. Joseph Udoudo receiving the mission cross and Bible from the Vice Provincial Superior.
Fr. Paschal Nwankwo receiving the mission cross and Bible from the Vice Provincial Superior.
Our six confreres on mission to South Africa.
Cross session of confreres present at the Missioning Mass.
During the Mass.
Our Parishioners during the Mass.
Group picture after the Mass.
Group picture of confreres with the parishioners of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Amuwo Odofin Lagos.
Confreres at meal with Fr. Richard Thiele C.Ss.R, the longest stayed missioner in the Vice Province present to encourage the confreres sent on mission to South Africa.