Monday, June 26, 2006

Nkem Nweke inducted into Catholic women

Our Reporter

Deputy Coordinator, Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) St. Jude’s Catholic Parish Mafoluku-Oshodi-Lagos, Mrs. Nkem Anthonia Nweke, has been inducted into the prestigious Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) in Lagos-Nigeria.

Mrs. Nweke was among over 137 women who were last Sunday inducted into the Lagos Archdiocese of Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) in her parish along with the investiture of four matrons and 11 patrons of the group.

Currently Secretary General of the Women Wing, Awba-Ofemili Development Union (ADU) Lagos, she is also top-notcher of CWO, St. Paul's Catholic Awba-Ofemili, Lagos branch and Executive Director, Remnek Kommunications Ventures, Lagos.

The event, the first of its kind in that parish witnessed dignitaries from all walks of life led by the National President, Chief Mrs. C.V. Kehinde who later presented the parish’s certificate of induction to the Parish president, Mrs. Cordelia Ndianefo, accompanied by the assistant parish priest, Rev. Fr. Dominic Azagbor OP, and spiritual directress, St. Jude’s CWO, Rev. Sr Margaret Hussain OP.

Some of the matrons and patrons that took part at the investiture include, Chief Mrs Christian Adaramaja, Mrs. Margareth Fafiolu, Ezenne Mercy Nnanna, Mrs. Monica Esuturie, while the patrons included Chief Anthony Okafor, Mr. John Aigbe, Prince Emmanuel Dumuje, Prof. Isaac Odion Ugbodu, Mr. D.T. Ajayi, Chief Kevin Ariratu, Messrs Innocent Emeh, Emeka Duru, Charles Ukwuoma, Peter Okonkwo and Chief Edwin Agbashe.

In his homily, Rev. Fr. Azagbor OP, enjoined christians and particularly women to always place God first in any thing they are involved in rather than waiting until things have gone bad or have problems.

According to him, there would be storms of life, but Jesus living up to His name as Emmanuel which means, God is with us, never departs from us.

He enjoined them to always have faith in God, describing the CWO induction at the parish, of which he was awarded honourary member, as “a day of joy for the parish and people of goodwill.”

Also he tasked them to worship God in spirit and truth, saying that the induction is a sign of good things to happen not only to the parish, St. Jude but entire parishioners.

Recalling the importance of mothers in the society, Fr. Azagbor, said, families should rejoice with their mothers because it is a special day and event for mothers who want to follow the steps of Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ.

He maintained that there is no other way of being a christian than following Jesus Christ to the fullest, inviting CWO members to extend their vision beyond their immediate families.

Readings were taken from the book of Job 3:1, 8-11 and second letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians 5: 14-17, while the gospel was taken from Mark 4: 35-41.

Lagos Archdiocese of CWO (LACWO) is a chapter of the World Union of Catholic Women Organisation (WUCWO), in Lagos-Nigeria. WUCWO originated in France with its first official conference held in Lile-France on May 1850. CWO aims to unite all catholic women in the country and assist them to become the light, unity, love and peace of Christendom.


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