PAST YEARS' PASTORAL ACTIVITIES/CALENDAR
PASTORAL AGENDA 2018
Friday, 2 March –
- 11.00am: Mass at Ohuru, Aba diocese – Funeral of Uzochi Egbulefu.
- 12.00am: Missa/mensa with families of Ezeani & Udolisah in Iwene Tansi House, Aguleri.
- 10.00am: Mass at St Odilia’s Church, Ojoto – Pastoral visit
- 4.30pm: Nkuzi nke Okwukwe/Benediction at Assumption Parish, Umuoji.
- 11.00am: Meeting of Anambra Bishops at Nnewi.
- 8.45am: Keynote Address at the CSN Plenary Assembly for Diocesan/Religious Communications Directors, Nnokwa.
- 6.00pm: Una serata d’amicizia with Holy Ghost Fathers Provincialate 3-3,
- 10.00am: Mass at St Joseph Amawom, Umuahia diocese – Funeral.
- 10.00am: Onitsha Archdiocesan Pastoral Council Plenary Assembly.
- 11.00am: Mass at Odekpe, meeting with the Community of Ala/Onugwa in Olumbanasaa – Pastoral visit.
- Onitsha Archdiocesan Priests’ Corporate Retreat
- 10.00am: Mass at St Mary’s Alor – Funeral of Pa Michael Nkwudo
- Inauguration of Chief Willie Obiano for Second Term as Governor
- 11.00am: Blessed Iwene Tansi Committee meeting in Aguleri.
- 10.00am; Chrism Mass/Cathedraticum at Igbariam (Igbariam Region).
- 10.00am: Mass at St Joseph’s, Ozubulu – Funeral of Athan Akpunonu.
- 8.00am: Mass at St Scholastica Benedictine Abbey, Umuoji – Palm Sunday
- 10.00am: Chrism Mass/Cathedraticum at Aguleri (Aguleri Region)
- 10.00am: Funeral Mass at Holy Rosary Regional House, Nsukka - Funeral of Sr Helen Onyiuke.
- 10.00am: Chrism Mass/Cathedraticum at Umuoji (Nnobi Region)
- 5.00pm: Missa in Coena Domini at St Joseph Aguleri – Maundy Thursday.
- 3.00pm: Stations of the Cross at Cistercian Monastery Nsugbe
- 4.00pm: Good Friday Liturgy at Cistercian Monastery Nsugbe
- 11.00pm: Easter Vigil Mass at All Hallows’ Seminary, Onitsha.
Thursday, 1 February --
- 11.00am: Funeral of Dr Alex Ekwueme at Oko.
- 10.00am: Mass at Mater Christi Nkpor – for IHM elderly Sisters.
- Visit to Cape Town, South Africa.
- 10.00am: Mass at St Joseph Aguleri – Ash Wednesday.
- 5.00pm: Mass at Asoanya compound – Funeral Vigil of Madam Asoanya
- 10.00am: Mass in Ihiala – Funeral of Madam Elizabeth Mgbenwelu.
- 10.00hrs: Mass at St Dominic’s Church, Uke – Funeral of Ma V Nwankwo.
- CBCN Plenary Meeting in Abuja,
- 10.00am: Mass at Marian Foundation Schools, Oraukwu – Pastoral visit.
- 4.00pm: Blessing of a new house of Jude/Añuli Nwankwo (Bishop’s gardener) at Nnobi.
Monday, 1 January –
- 9.00am: Mass at Madonna Church, Agulu – Family Thanksgiving.
- 5.00pm: Friendly visit to Bishop Jonas Benson at Ekwulobia
- 7.00pm: Supper with Archbishop Val Okeke at Onitsha.
- 10.00am: Mass at St John the Baptist, Oraifite – Family Thanksgiving.
- 5.00pm: With Focolare.
- 11.00am: Dedication of Holy Trinity Church, Igbedor Olumbanasaa
- Meeting of Bishops of Onitsha Eccl. Province at Onitsha.
- 10.00am: Mass at Sacred Heart, Nteje – Funeral of Chris. Nebolisa.
- 10.00am: Pastoral visit to Holy Family Parish, Awka Etiti
- Meeting of Bigard 85 Priests at Awka
- 10.00am: Mass at Akpu - Solemnity of Blessed Iwene Tansi.
- 10.00am: Mass at Blessed Iwene Tansi Seminary -Patronal Feast day.
- 10.00am: Pastoral visit to St Dominic’s Parish Uke
PASTORAL AGENDA 2017
Sunday, 1 January
10.00hrs: Mass at Villa Mater Christi for IHM Elderly Sisters
Monday, 2 January
10.00hrs: Mass of thanksgiving at Nri, Awka diocese
Tuesday, 3 January
10.00hrs: Pastoral visit to St Jude’s Parish, Nando.
Wednesday, 4 January
10.00hrs: Pastoral visit to Umueje
Thursday, 5 January
9.00hrs: Mass at St Theresa Abegbu Umuoba/Laying of Foundation stone of the Rectory.
Saturday, 7 January
10.00hrs: Funeral Mass at Azia, Nnewi diocese.
Sunday, 8 January
10.00hrs: Mass for Ofala at St Joseph’s Aguleri
17.00hrs: Funeral Vigil for mother Fr Theo Odukwe
Monday, 9 January
10.00hrs: Bishops’ Commission meeting at Awgu.
Tue/Wed 10-11 January
Episcopal ordination in Shendam, Plateau State.
Thursday, 12 January
10.00hrs: Funeral of Cletus Chika at St Theresa’s Umunya
Saturday, 14 January
10.00hrs: Pastoral visit to St Joseph’s Anaku.
Tuesday, 17 January
17.00hrs: Funeral Vigil Mass of Madam Lucy Okeke ar Awka Etiti
Thursday, 19 January
10.00hrs: Wedding Mass at St Joseph’s Aguleri.
Friday, 20 January
10.00 hrs: Solemnity of Blessed Iwene Tansi, Igboezunu Aguleri
Saturday, 21 January
10.00hrs: Mass of 70th Birthday of Bishop Hilary Okeke of Nnewi.
Sunday, 22 January
10.00hrs: Mass at Blessed Iwene Tansi Seminary, Onitsha
Thursday, 26 January
10.00hrs: Funeral of Catechist Michael Arone at Ojoto Obofia.
Friday, 27 January
10.00hrs: Funeral of Christopher Madubuonu at Ikem Nando.
Sunday, 29 January
10.00hrs: Ayamelum Centenary Mass at Umerum
Tuesday, 31 January
10.00hrs: Bishops’ Meeting with SE Governors. Travel to Lagos.
Friday, 3 February
10.00hrs: Meeting of Bishops – Onitsha Eccl Province at Onitsha
Sunday, 5 February
16.30hrs: Benediction/Nkuzi nke okwukwe at Madonna Nnobi
6 – 8 February
REUNION OF CENTENARY PRIESTS AT UYO.
Friday, 10 February
10.00hrs: Funeral of Gilbert Mofunanya at Nteje
Saturday, 12 February
11.00hrs: Pastoral visit to St Jude Parish, Innoma
Friday, 17 February
10.00hrs: Funeral Mass of Mrs Ibeke at Awka Etiti.
Saturday, 18 February
10.00hrs: Mass for Archdiocesan CMO at St Joseph’s Aguleri
Sunday, 19 February
10.00hrs: Mass of Silver Jubilee – Seat of Wisdom School, Nnobi.
Friday, 24 February
10.00hrs: Funeral of Monica Nwoye at St Mary’s Alor.
Saturday, 25 February
10.00hrs: Pastoral visit to Holy Family Chaplaincy Grundtvig Oba
Sunday, 26 February
10.00hrs: Mass for PTD All Hallows’ Seminary, Onitsha.
Wednesday 1 March -
17.00hrs: Ash Wednesday liturgy at St Joseph Aguleri
3 – 11 March
Sunday 12 March
8.000hrs: Mass at Cistercian Monastery, Nsugbe
Monday 13 March
10.00hrs: Anambra Bishops’ meeting
14 – 17 March
Friday 17 March
Mass at St Joseph’s Major Seminary IKOT EKPENE (40 years)
Saturday 18 March
Archdiocesan Pastoral Council.
Sunday 19 March
Mass at St Joseph Memorial High School Aguleri (Alumni day)
Monday 20 March
10.00hrs: First Profession - Daughters of St Joseph, Awada
Tuesday 21 March
10.00hrs: Pastoral Reconnaissance visit – St Theresa Ukwubili and St Patrick Onono.
Wednesday 22 March
Mass at the “Chapel of the Altar” Igboezunu Aguleri (Anniversary of the Beatification of Blessed Iwene Tansi
Friday 24 March
Funeral in Ogbaru?
Thursday 30 March
Funeral in St Francis Umuoji (father of Rev Deacon Stan Nwosu of Nnewi diocese)
Sunday 2 April
16.00hrs: Nkuzi nke okwukwe/Benediction, St Thomas Uke
Thursday 6 April
Cathedraticum Igbariam region
Sunday 9 April
7.000hrs: Palm Sunday Mass /procession: Umuoji monastery
Monday 10 April
10.00hrs: Cathedraticum – Aguleri region
Wednesday 12 April
10.00 hrs: Cathedraticum – Nnobi region
Thursday 13 April
17.00hrs: Missa in Coena Domini at St Joseph Aguleri
Friday 14 April
16.00hrs: Good Friday Liturgy at Cistercian Monastery, Nsugbe
Saturday 15 April
22.00hrs: Easter vigil at St Joseph Aguleri.
Sunday 16 April
11.00hrs: Easter Sunday Mass at RECDOT Ozubulu
Monday 17 April
10.00hrs: Presence at Priestly ordination of Rev. Centus Muoghalu
Saturday 22 April
10.00hrs: Mass - Centenary celebration St Paul Ideani.
24 – 28 April
Visit to South Africa
Saturday 29 April
15.00 hrs: Confirmation at St Francis Church, Umuoji
Sunday 30 April
10.00hrs: Dedication of St Francis Church, Umuoji
Monday 1 May
10.00hrs: Mass/Confirmation at Odumegwu Ojukwu University
Anniversary of Episcopal Ordination.
Tuesday 2 May
10.00hrs: Office in Aguleri
Wednesday 3 May
10.30hrs: Office in Onitsha
Friday 5 May
Funeral of Okey Adibe (Presence in Anglican Church at Ukpo)
Saturday 6 May
16.00 hrs Rosary with St Augustine parish Umuoba Anam
Sunday 7 May
10.00hrs: Pastoral visit - St Joseph Parish, Awka Etiti
Monday 8 May
10.00 hrs: Office in Aguleri
Tuesday 9 May
10.00hrs: Bishops/Seminary staff meeting at Awka.
Saturday 13 May
10.00hrs: Mass & Reception at Pope St John Paul II Seminary, Awka
15.00hrs: Interaction with Focolarine & alumni of the Focolare Institute
16.00hrs: All Aguleri Rosary procession to Ugwunadagbe, 100 years of Fatima Apparition
Sunday 14 May
10.00hrs: Mass of Silver Jubilee of Focolare institute
Monday 15 May
10.00hrs: Office in Aguleri
Friday 19 May
10.00hrs: Funeral of Lady Mercy Mbanefo at Ogidi.
Saturday 20 May
16.00hrs: Rosary with Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Nmiata Anam.
Sunday 21 May
10.00hrs: Dedication of St Catherine’s Church Awkuzu.
Thursday 25 May
17.00hrs: Vigil Funeral Mass of Clement Obi at Eziowelle
Friday 26 May
10.00 hrs: Funeral of Mrs Anakwue at Nteje
Saturday 27 May
15.30hrs: Rosary with Christ the King Parish Omor
Wednesday 31 May
10.00hrs: Onitsha Priests’ Plenary meeting
Thursday 1 June
10.00hrs: Funeral of Luke Chirah at St Michael Ogbunike
Friday 2 June
10.00hrs: Funeral of Innocent Onwuemelie at St John Oba
Saturday 3 June
17.00hrs: Marian Year Rosary at St Odilia, Ojoto
Sunday 4 June
10.00hrs: Solemnity of Pentecost – Mass at St Joseph, Aguleri
16.00 hrs: Nkuzi nke Okwukwe/Benediction at St Mary’s Alor.
5 – 8 June
80th birthday of Archbishop Ukpo in Calabar
Thursday 8 June
16.00hrs: Archdiocesan Financial Council
Friday 9 June
10.00hrs: Funeral of Chief Ezeanya of Nnobi
Saturday 10 June
17.00hrs: Marian Year Rosary at St Raphael Awkuzu
Sundary 11 June
10.00hrs: Solemnity of Most Blessed Trinity – Mass in the Basilica
11 – 14 June
Visit to Bishop Onah in Nsukka
Friday 16 June
10.00hrs: Funeral of Christopher Okoye, St Francis Mgbago Umuoji
Saturday 17 June
17.00hrs: Marian Year Rosary at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, Umuoji
Saturday 24 June
17.00hrs: Marian Year Rosary at Our Lady of Victory, Umueri.
Sunday 25 June
10.00hrs: Mass – Silver Jubilee Maria Ines Schools, Obosi.
Saturday 1 July
17.00hrs: Marian Year Rosary at Holy Family Oraukwu
Sunday 2 July
17.00hrs: Nkuzi nke okwukwe and Benediction at St Francis, Ivite Aguleri
Wednesday 5 July
10.00hrs: Funeral of Pa Pius Ezimmuo at Regina Caeli Church Umuoji
13.00hrs: Condolence visit to Maduekwe family in Uke
17.00hrs: Funeral vigil Mass of Ma Aroh at Nsukwu Abatete
6 – 7 July
Episcopal ordination of Mons. Donatus Akpan in OGOJA
Saturday 8 July
17.00hrs: Marian Year Rosary at St Mary’s Nnokwa
Sunday 9 July
07.00hrs: Mass at St Raphael Aguleri.
Friday 14 July
10.00hrs: First Religious Profession DDL ENUGU
Saturday 15 July
10.00hrs: (PRESENCE) Priestly Ordination at the Basilica Field.
17.00hrs: Marian Year Rosary at St Stephen Ogbunike
16 - 21 July
Annual Retreat of Priests of Onitsha Archdiocese (PRESENCE)
Wednesday 19 July
17.00hrs: Funeral vigil Mass of Ma Christiana Obiano
Thursday 20 July
10.00hrs: Funeral of Ma Christiana Obiano at Aguleri
Friday 21 July
10.00hrs: Funeral of Mrs Fidelia Uzochukwu at Okija
Saturday 22 July
10.00hrs: Mass at Charles Heerey Mem. Juniorate Urualla. ORLU
17.00hrs: Marian Year Rosary at St Kevin Nnobi.
Sunday 23 July
10.00hrs: Mass at St John the Apostle, Ogbakuba
Tuesday 25 July
Meeting of Bishops of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province at ABAKALIKI
Thursday 27 July
10.00hrs: Funeral Mass of Pa Julius Nweke – St Charles, Alor
Friday 28 July
10.00hrs: Funeral Mass of Ma Philomena Nwandu – St Mary Nnokwa
Saturday 29 July
10.00hrs: Day with Marian Movement for Priests at Holy Family Umuoji
17.00hrs: Marian Year Rosary at St Joseph Oba
Monday 31 July
11.00hrs: Funeral of Pa Josephat Okolo at St Michael Mkpologwu
Tuesday 1 August
10.00hrs – Funeral Mass of Mrs Ngozi Anastasia Isizoh at St Michael Ogbunike
3 – 18 August
Annual Holidays: Rome
Saturday 19 August
10.00hrs: Shanahan Lecture by Cardinal Arinze
24 – 31 August
Visit/Pilgrimage to Mount St Bernard Cistercian Abbey, Coalville UK
Visit/Meeting with the Vatican Congregation for the Canonization of Saints
(Return home via Enugu: Thursday 31 August)
Friday 1 September
10.00hrs: Mass at St Michael Ogbunike – Funeral of Anastasia Ngozi Isizoh.
Saturday 2 September
10.00hrs: Mass at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Umuoji – Wedding.
17.00hrs: Marian Year Rosary at St Joan of Arc Nando.
Sunday 3 September
15.00hrs: Nkuzi nk’Okwukwe/Benediction – St Theresa’s Independent Station, Aboegbu Anam
7 – 15 September
CBCN Plenary meeting in Jalingo
Sunday 17 September
10.00hrs: Mass/Confirmation/Pastoral visit – St Peter’s Parish, Ojoto.
Sat. 23 September
10.00hrs: Mass at St Peter, Achina – Thanksgiving Fr Chris Ochuba.
17.00hrs: Marian Year Rosary at St Stephen Chaplaincy, Nkwelle Ezunaka.
Sunday 24 September
10.00hrs: Mass at Victory land Ground, Obosi – Charismatic Prayer Summit.
Sat. 30 September
11.00hrs: Mass at St Mary Oraukwu – 5 anniversary of the Parish.
16.30hrs: Mass/Confirmation at St Paul, Nnobi.
Sunday 1 October
10.00hrs: Mass at St Paul, Nnobi – Dedication/Pastoral Visit.
Saturday 7 October
10.00hrs: Mass at IHM Madonna House Nkpor. - A day with Auxiliary Bishop.
17.00hrs: Marian Year Rosary at Our Lady’s Shrine, Obinetiti Umunya.
Sunday 8 October
10.00hrs: Mass at Okija – A Day with the Holy Family Fathers & Brothers of the Youth
12 – 14 October
Marian Congress in Benin City.
Sunday 15 October
10.00hrs: Mass/Confirmation/Pastoral visit – St Peter’s, Oze Nkwelle.
Monday 16 October
18.00hrs: Mass of Thanksgiving at Holy Trinity Basilica – VIGIL first public miracle in honour of Blessed Iwene Tansi..
Saturday 20 October
10.00hrs: Mass at St Vincent Ogidi – Final Profession HHCJ
Sunday 21 October
10.00hrs: Mass at St Peter Awkuzu – Confirmation/Pastoral visit.
Friday 27 October
10.00rs: Mass at John Bosco Institute, Obosi (JOBITECH) – Silver Jubilee.
Saturday 28 October
10.00hrs: Mass concelebration at Basilica Square – End of Marian Year
17.00hrs: Rosary with Residents of IHM Villa Mater Christi, Nkpor.
Sunday 29 October
10.00hrs: Mass at St Albert the Great, Oraukwu – Confirmation/Pastoral Visit
Saturday 4 November
10.00hrs: Mass at St Joseph Aguleri – Annual Convention of Altar Servers.
Sunday 5 November
10.00hrs: Mass at St Theresa Umueze Anam – Confirmation/Pastoral Visit.
16.00hrs: Nkuzi nke okwukwe – St Raphael Awkuzu
Thursday 9 November
11.00hrs: Mass at St Mary Umuerum – Funeral of Anthony Makudo.
Saturday 11 November
10.00hrs: Mass (Concelebration) at St Patrick’s Cathedral Awka
- 40th anniversary of the creation of Awka diocese, end of Synod,
- 10th anniversary of Episc. Ordination of Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor
Sunday 12 November
10.00hrs: Mass at Holy Family Umuoji – Confirmation/Pastoral Visit
Sun 12 – Fri 17 November:
RETREAT FOR NUNS OF ST SCHOLASTICA ABBEY, UMUOJI
Sunday 19 November
10.00hrs: Mass at St Dominic Uke – Confirmation/Pastoral visit.
Monday 20 November
10.00rs: Onitsha-Owerri Joint Provincial Meeting at Awka
Wed. 22 – Sat 25 November
Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Catholic diocese of Maiduguri
Sunday 26 November
10.00hrs: Mass at St Mary’s Igbakwu – Confirmation/Pastoral Visit
Monday 27 November
10.00hrs: Anambra Bishops’ meeting at Onitsha.
17.00hrs: Funeral Vigil Mass for Christian Nweke, Umudioka Awkuzu.
Thursday 30 November
10.00hrs: Annual General Meeting Oluchukwu Bank.
17.00hrs: Funeral Vigil Mass of Josephine Ibegbunam at Okija
Saturday 2 December
10.00hrs: Mass at St Paul Aguleri-otu – Charismatic Renewal Outreach.
Sunday 3 December
10.00hrs: Mass in Aguleri – Lunch with the Physically Challenged friends in Bishops' residence, Aguleri
16.00hrs: Nkuzi nke okwukwe – St Joseph Aguleri.
Tuesday 5 December
10.00hrs: Conc Mass at Basilica – Arrival Missionaries/Dedication of Basilica.
Friday 8 December
10.00hrs: Mass at BSS Chaplaincy – First Profession BSS
Saturday 9 December
10.00hrs: Mass at St Joseph Aguleri – Wedding of Augustina Ozoemena and Louis Nwabunwanne
Sunday 10 December
11.00hrs: Mass at St Michael Igbokenyi - Pastoral Visit
Thurs 14 – Fri 15 December:
Canonical Erection Bomadi diocese/Installation of Bishop Egbebo
Saturday 16 December
11.00hrs: Mass at St Vincent Owelle Ukwalla – Confirmation/Pastoral visit.
Sunday 17 December
10.00rs: Mass at St Peter Oze Nkwelle – 10th anniv./Pastoral visit
Monday 18 December
15.00hrs Music Concert at St Joseph – 80th anniv. Bl Tansi Ordination
Tuesday 19 December
10.00hrs: Mass at Basilica – Bl Tansi 80th anniv of Priestly Ordination
Friday 22 December
16.00hrs: Mass at St Francis Nando - Confirmation
Saturday 23 December
10.00hrs: Mass at St Francis Nando – Pastoral Visit
Sunday 24 December
10.00hrs: Mass at St Michael Ogbunike – Inauguration of Parish /Pastoral Visit.
22.00hrs: Mass at St Joseph Aguleri – Christmas Vigil.
Monday 26 December
9.00hrs: Mass at St Stephen Ogbunike – Patronal feastday.
Saturday 30 December
10.00hrs: Mass & Reunion for AHOBA 71.
Sunday 31 December
10.00hrs: Mass at St Augustine Umuoba Anam – Golden Jubilee.
22.00hrs: Mass at St Vincent Ogbunike – Thanksgiving/Vigil to New Year
PASTORAL AGENDA 2016
PASTORAL AGENDA 2015