(Oyo, Nigeria) It was a memorable moment on the Saturday 6th July 2019 at the Redeemer House Community Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria, as Bro. Andrew Nosakhare Irabo C.Ss.R was ordained as Deacon while four deacons were raised to the order of the presbyterate.
The four deacons ordained to the priesthood were Rev. Stephen Ifeanyi Okoli C.Ss.R, Rev. Johnson Muruako Nwaigwe C.Ss.R, Rev. Bonaventure Arinze Ekwedike C.Ss.R, and Rev. Stephen Chinonso Offor C.Ss.R. The ordaining prelate was Most Rev. Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo, the Catholic bishop of Abeokuta diocese.
The Vice Provincial Superior of the Redemptorist Vice Province of Nigeria and his council members were all present together with other Redemptorist confreres, religious and diocesan priests. There were even Religious Sisters and brothers of the different congregation who shared their joy with the community.
The Parents, family members, friends and well-wishers of the ordained ministers too joyfully took part in the ceremony. It was really a proud moment for the parents for their sons were ordained as deacon and priests.
May the Lord bless their commitment and be with them in their ministry.
Hyacinth Agomuoh C.Ss.R.