Silver Jubilee celebrations in the Redemptorists Vice Province of Nigeria


 

THE REDEMPTORIST VICE PROVINCE OF NIGERIA CELEBRATES THE SILVER JUBILEE OF HER CONFRERES AND THE APPRECIATION OF HER PIONEER FRIENDS.

The Redemptorist Vice Province of Nigeria Celebrated the Silver Jubilee of Profession of Vows of four of her confreres and the Appreciation of Pioneer Friends.

It was a great day on the 15th December 2018, at the Redemptorist Spirituality Centre, km 8 New Ife Road, Kulodi Village, Ibadan, Oyo State, when all road led to the Liguori House chapel for this occasion at 10:00 am.

Fr. Kingsley Onyekuru, C.Ss.R, Fr. Daniel Aigbona C.Ss.R, Fr. Kenmaria Onuoha C.Ss.R and Fr. Paschal Ahanonu C.Ss.R were celebrated on the occasion of their silver jubilee of the Profession of their Religious Vows. We say a very big congratulation to them, 25 years lived in the vineyard of the Lord, it is not an easy journey of faith, but only by the grace of the Redeemer who has called them.

More so, The Redemptorists in the Vice Province appreciated her pioneer friends and some of them were awarded oblates of Redemptorists by Fr. Michael Brehl, Superior General. The oblates honored were His Eminence, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie (in absentia), Archbishop emeritus of Lagos Archdiocese, His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Felix Adeosin Alaba Job, Archbishop emeritus of Ibadan Archdiocese (represented by his secretary Fr. Henry Omolade), His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Anthony Okonkwo Gbuji, bishop emeritus of Enugu diocese (represented by his secretary Fr. Callistus Anieke). Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Michael Oyanoafoh, the chancellor of the Archdiocese of Benin City and Rev. Sr. Brid Greville of the Religious Sisters of Charity.

Other friends were appreciated for their love and support for the Redemptorists in the Vice Province from the time of her foundation to date.

His grace Archbishop Gabriel Leke Abegunrin was the chief celebrant and the father of the occasion

The pictures speak:

 

Procession into Liguori House Chapel for Holy Mass.

Archbishop Gabriel at Mass with Fr. Joterio and Rev. Ifeanyi from his right, while Fr. Callistus Anieke and Fr. Dr. Michael Oyanoafoh from his left.

Archbishop Gabriel at Mass with Fr. Joterio from his right and Fr. Callistus Anieke and Fr. Dr. Michael Oyanoafoh from his left.

Fr. Joterio Aghoja C.Ss.R, Vice Provincial Superior welcoming all for the Ocassion.

Archbishop Gabriel giving the Homily.

St Mulumba’s choir singing during the Mass.

Picture of the awards conferring on some individual Oblates of Redemptorists.

Fr. Joterio giving out the conferral of Oblate of Redemptorist to His Lord Most Rev. Dr. Anthony Gbuji bishop emeritus of Enugu represented by his secretary Fr. Callistus Anieke

Fr. Joterio giving out the conferral of Oblate of Redemptorist to Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Michael Oyanoafoh, the chancellor of the Archdiocese of Benin City.

Archbishop Gabriel with Sr. Brid Greville RSC and Fr. Fr. Joterio pose for a picture.

Archbishop and Redemptorist priests present with other religious and diocesan priests present at the occasion.

Archbishop Gabriel with Fr Joterio pose with the secretaries of Archbishop Job and Bishop Gbuji with Fr. Dr. Michael Oyanoafoh.

Fr. Joterio giving out the conferral of Oblate of Redemptorist to His Lord Most Rev. Dr. Anthony Gbuji bishop emeritus of Enugu represented by his secretary Fr. Callistus Anieke

Archbishop Gabriel with Fr. Joterio pose with St. Mulumba’s Choir for a picture.

Archbishop Gabriel with Fr. Jude Anyaegbu (Vicar) from left with Fr. Joterio and Fr. Michael Emerue 2nd consultor.

Archbishop with Redemptorist confreres.

Archbishop with the OVPC members with the members of the Confraternity of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

Archbishop Gabriel and Fr. Joterio with Dr. and Mrs. Billy Agha, Oblates of Redemptorists.

Archbishop emeritus of Ibadan Most Rev. Dr. Felix Adeosin Alaba Job receving the award of the conferral of Oblate of Redemptorists.

 

Pictures of awards to be giving out to pioneers and friends.

Archbishop Gabriel and Fr. Joterio with others during the cutting of the cut.

Celebration time with friends of the Redemptorists.