This year’s youth apostolate took a different dimension. Our priests and Seminarians, in their respective areas of assignment and six weeks apostolic work, had different activities with which they engaged the youths. Kindly find the videos and the rest of the story on our Youth Movement Page.
To the glory of God, on this day, seven (7) of our brothers were raised to the Order of the Catholic Priesthood. Kindly find the videos of the event on our Youth page.
On the 26th of Feb 2022, the Congregation welcomed over 190 Aspirants in the Generalate. Some came from different places and dioceses like Otukpo, Abakiliki, Ogun, Lagos, Abuja, Aba, Calabar, Cross Rivers, Onitsha, just to mention but a few, to harken to that inner voice, urging them to answer the call of the Lord.
The essence of the Conference is to intimate them about the Congregation, her spirit, charism, and Apostolate. This is to enable them have a clear picture of what they are about to begin and the best way to approach it.
The Conference began at 11am with the opening prayer led by the Secretary General: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Tochukwu Igwe, HFFBY.
The Moderator of the Conference, Rev. Fr. Leonard Ayogu, HFFBY (Vocation Director), led bare to the Aspirants all they needed to know about the Congregation. After the Conference, there were series of questions from the Aspirants.
The Conference ended at about 12mins after 2, with the closing prayer by the Vocation Director, Rev. Fr. Leonard Ayogu, HFFBY.
Other features of the Conference includes:
- A brief entertainment and light refreshment
- A brief loo at the new Edition of the Congregation
- Sight seeing (for those who wants to see our farm and piggery farm)
- Visit to the Burial Ground of the Father Founder
It was indeed a great day of joy for our Congregation on the 24th of July 2021, as eight of our Deacons were ordained Catholic priests by his Grace Most Rev. Dr Valerian M. Okeke (Archbishop of Onitsha Archdiocese), at Christ the King Parish Okija.
In his Homily, the Archbishop admonished the would be priests to always pattern their lives after the life of Christ, bearing in mind that they are now another christ (alter christus).
HFFBY media was able to interview some of the parents of the newly ordained priests, whose hearts were filled with joy. They thanked God for the gift of the mother church and prayed for their sons. Asking God to always lead them and grace them with all the necessary enablement as they work in His vineyard.
The Archbishop after the Ordination Mass, presented a precious gift to the eight newly ordained priests, urging them to pray always and not to loose heart.
- Fr. Emmanuel Tochukwu Igwe, HFFBY
- Fr. Emmanuel Chukwujekwu, HFFBY
- Fr. Ibekwe Blaise Ugoeze, HFFBY
- Fr. Mmadueke Mark, HFFBY
- Fr. Nchegha Paschal, HFFBY
- Fr. Francis Okeke, HFFBY
- Fr. Francis Okpala, HFFBY
- Fr. Okolie Oscar Chukwunonso, HFFBY
Congratulations to you our newly ordained priests!
The First Ordinary General Chapter of our Congregation was convoked in line with the norms of our Constitutions, and following series of consultations and discernment processes, and in communion of the
It was a great historic event as the Congregation held her first maiden General chapter from Monday, 1st to Friday, 5th March, 2021.
Gracious thanks to:
- Most Rev. Dr. Hilary Odili Okeke
- Very Rev. Fr. Wenceslaus Madu (Former Provincial Superior CMF South-East Province)
- Very Rev Fr Dr Titus Nnabugwu (Canonist)
- Rev Mother Mary Anastasia Dike, DDL (Observer)
- Sr. Joannes Uzoma, HFSN (Observer)
To this end, the first Superior General of the Congregation was elected: Very Rev. Fr. Franklin Osita Okafor, HFFBY. Thus, having satisfied the provisions of our Holy Constitutions, Art. 15.10, he was declared duly elected for a tenure of three (3) years Art. 13.3 by the presiding minister, Most Rev Dr Hilary Odili Okeke, Bishop of Nnewi on this day, 4thMarch 2021.
The councilors were also elected. They are to work closely with the Superior General to help lead the confreres. Through their exemplary and selfless services, they are to cooperate with the Superior General to make Christ truly seen in the lives of the entire Congregation trusting in the light of the Holy Spirit.
- Fr. ChukwuEbuka Ahana, HFFBY (Vicar General)
- Fr. Anachuna Stanley, HFFBY (First Coumcillor)
- Fr. Athanasuis Ironkwe, HFFBY (Second Coucillor)
- Fr. Ignatius Otiwu, HFFBY (Third Coucillor)
Congratulations to you all!
Sequel to an earlier post, Updates on the Burial/Funeral of our Father Founder, the burial/funeral of our father founder, Late Very Rev. Fr. Denis Mary Joseph Ononuju Obiaga, C.S.Sp has come and gone. Kindly find the video of the event by clicking on the link Fr_Ononuju_Funeral/Burial_Video.