June 18, 2024

EKITI DIOCESE

NAME OF DIOCESE
ERECTION DATES
CATEGORY
PICTURE OF BISHOP
LEADERSHIP (Bishop's Profile)

Date of Birth: 25 May, 1962
Date of Priestly Ordination: 4 July. 1987
Date of Episcopal Ordination: 12 July, 2008
House Address: Bishop’s House. Ajilosun, AdoEkiti, Ekiti State. Nigeria.
Postal Address: P. O. Box 136. Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti
E-mail: [email protected]
Motto: Christ is my Strength

ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE
Ecclesiastical Province of Ibadan
STATISTICS OF DIOCESE

Vicar General:
Rev. Fr. Felix T. Odesanmi
Pastoral Vicar:
Rev. Fr. Raphael Osegboun
Spiritual Vicar:
Rev. Fr. Obinna Nwabor, C.S.Sp
Religious Vicar:
Rev. Fr Obinna Nwabor, C.S.Sp
Diocesan Secretary:
Rev. Fr Charles Atoki
Diocesan e-mail: [email protected] Diocesan Secretariat Phone No: 08125674455
Diocesan Website: http://www.catholicdioceseotekiti.org Diocesan Secretariat Address: Catholic Diocese of Ekiti, Bishop Fagun Building, Pope John Paul II Pastoral Centre, P.O. 136. Ikere Road. Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Nigeria.
DIOCESAN CONSULTORS
Rev. Fr Felix T. Odesanmi, Msgr. P.O. Adesina, Msgr. E.A. Ogidan, Msgr J.O Ojo, Rev. Fr. J. Olaogun, Rev. Fr R. O. Aborisade, Rev. Fr K. K. Fakehinde, Rev. Fr A.O. Famuagun, Rev. Fr A. Fadola and Rev. Fr Barnabas Obinna Nwabor, C.S.Sp.
BISHOP’S SENATE
President Most Rev. Felix Femi Ajakaye
Chairman Rev. Fr Raphael Aborisade Secretary Rev. Fr Anthony Kehinde- Bello
Assistant Secretary Rev. Fr Augustine Aina
Other Members: Consultors and appointed Parish Priests
DIOCESAN PASTORAL COUNCIL President: Bishop Felix Femi Ajakaye Chairman: Dr Emmanuel Onijigin Vice Chairperson: Mrs Esther Olaoye Secretary: Prince Thomas Abaekere Assistant Secretary: Miss Victoria Alagogooko
Financial Secretary: Mr James Ale Public Relations Officer: Mr Adebayo Oluwole
Laity Chairman: Engr. Lucas Dele Orubuloye
DIRECTORATES
Religious Education:
Rev. Fr. James Ogunmor
Biblical Apostolate:
Rev. Fr. Edward Oladele Assistant: Rev. Fr. Jude Awe Catechetical Institute:
Rev. Fr. James Ogunmoroti
Communications Team:
Rev. Fr. Anthony Ijasan (Director), Rev. Fr. Anthony Kehinde-Bello Rev. Fr. Charles Olayemi
Ecumenism:
Rev. Fr. Louis Omojola (Chairman) Rev. Fr Christopher Odeluyi (Secretary)
Inter-religious Dialogue:
Rev. Fr. Louis Omojola
Education Commission:
Rev. Fr Pius Adelusi (Director)
Mrs Felicia Arabi (Chairperson)
School of Evangelization:
Msgr. J. Ojo (Director)
Rev. Fr. Innocent Olowookere
(Assistant Director)
Health Co-ordinator:
Sr Pemette Maris Anuhuebo
J. D. P. I:
Rev. Fr Raphael Aborisade, (Director)
Rev. Fr Emmanuel Akingbade (Assistant Director)
Prison Apostolate:
Rev. Fr Emmanuel Akingbade
Juridical Commission:
Rev. Fr Benedict B. Joseph.
Msgr Pius Adesina,
Rev. Fr. Pius Famosaya
Rev. Fr. Augustine Fadola
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Akingbade.
Liturgy Team:
Rev. Fr. Clement Ogunlusi,
Rev. Fr. Joseph Onijigin,
Rev. Fr. John Asaolu
Rev. Fr. Clement Kayode
Rev. Fr. Richard Fadogba
Music:
Rev. Fr. Clement Kayode (Chaplain) Rev. Fr. Richard Fadogba (Assistant Chaplain)
Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS): Rev. Fr. Joseph Abegunde (Director)
Rev. Fr. Anthony Alaran (Assistant
Director)
HC.A Coordinator:
Sr. Felicia Adeola, SSMA
Vocations Team:
Rev. Fr. K. K. Fakehinde (Director) Msgr. P. Adesina (Chairman), Rev. Fr. F. Odesamni,
Rev. Fr.A. Fado
Rev. Fr. L. Adetola
Ekiti Catholic Diocesan Strategy Commission (ECDSC):
Chairman: Professor Francis’ Wale Olajide
Secretary: Fr John Paul Ogundipe
Diocesan Projects Committee:
Rev. Fr. F. T. Odesanmi (Chairman) Rev. Fr. R. O. Aborisade, Rev. Fr. K.K. Fakehinde, Rev. Fr. A. O. Famuagun, Rev. Fr. P. O. Aduloju, Rev. Fr. E.K. Akingbade, Rev. Fr. P. O. Aina Engr. E.O. Oluwafemi
ASSOCIATIONS
1. Diocesan Priests
Association (NCDPA) Chairman: Rev. Fr Fidelis Adeleye Vice Chairman: Rev. Fr Anthony Ijasan
Secretary: Rev. Fr Clement Elegbeleye
2. National Conference Of Women Religious (NCWR)
President: Sr Michael Akinlusi, SSMA Secretary: Sr Maria Onyinye Kristi Inegbu, IHM
Chaplain: Fr Barnabas Obinna
Nwabor, C.S.Sp
3. Ekiti Catholic Diocesan Catechists Association
President: Catechist Francis Adeusi Secretary: Catechist Augustine Fele Director: Fr James Ogunrnoroti
4. Catholic Laity Council President: Engr Lucas Dele Orubuloye Secretary: Mr Vincent Jegede, KSM Chaplain: Fr Augustine Fadola. Assistant: Fr Augustine Aina.
5. Catholic Women Organisation (CWO)
President: Lady Grace Iyabo Dada Secretary: Chief Susan Modupe Omoniyi
Chaplain: Msgr Dominic Sunday Ajayi Assistant: Fr. Emmanuel Oluwatuyi
6. Confraternity Of Christian Mothers
President: Chief R. Y. Babalola
Secretary: Lady F. Olajuyin
Chaplain: Fr Pius Ajibade Assistant: Fr Peter Olowolafe
7. Catholic Youth Organisation Of Nigeria (CYON)
President: Mr Gabriel Toyin Ogunlade
Secretary: Mr Emmanuel Damilola Owoofe
Youth Team: Fr John Paul Ogundipe (Chaplain)
Fr Jerome Ogundele (Assistant) Sr Margaret Ajayi. SSMA (Adviser)
8. Church Wardens Association President: Mr Louis Adedayo Secretary: Mr Sylvester Adeyanju Chaplain: Msgr Jerome Ayeni Assistant: Fr Innocent Olowookere
9. Knights Of St John
International
ST PATRICK COMMANDRY NO 718
Worthy President: Sir. Albert Ogunsina, KSJ, Recording Secretary: Sir Peter Ayodele, KSJ.
Chaplain: Fr Dominic Ikede, C.S.Sp
10. Knights Of St John
International,
ST MICHAEL COMMANDRY NO 718
Worthy President: Sir Joseph Omodara, KSJ.
Recording Secretary: Sir Romanus Obasi, KSJ
Chaplain:
11. M.O.D Association President: Mr Oliver Eya Secretary: Mr John Kayode Ayodele Chaplain: Fr Charles Udeh, cmf
12. National Association Of
Catholic Corps Members
(NACC)
President: Hilary Sochima Asomba Secretary: Emmanuel Ogedegbe Chaplain: Fr Barnabas Obinna Nwabor, C.S.Sp
Assistant: Fr Christopher Ojo
13. Marriage & Family Life
Apostolate Chairman: Chief Johnson Faleyimu Secretary: Mr John lgboro P.R.O: Catechist Francis Adeusi Chaplain: Fr Anthony Kehinde-Bello
14. Altar Servers Association President: Ezekiel lbikunle Secretary: Clement Olootu Oluwole Chaplain: Fr Pius Adesugba
15. Association Of Catholic
Public Officers (ACAPO) President: Mr Jide Oguntimeyin Secretary: Mr Felix Fagbamigbe Chaplain: Fr K. K. Fakehinde
16. Ekiti Diocesan Catholic Nurses
Guild
President: Lady M.A. Falana Secretary: Mrs F. A. Oso Chaplain: Fr Ambrose K. Dada
17. Association Of Catholic
Trained Evangelizers Of
Nigeria (ACTEN)
Chief Servant: Evangelizer Gabriel Ayeni
Secretary: Evangelizer Roseline Faeji Chaplain: Msgr Joseph Olu Ojo
18. Ekiti Diocesan Evangelization
Commission (EDEC) Chairman: Msgr Joseph Olu Ojo Vice Chairman: Evangelizer Philip Amujo Secretary: Evangelizer Solomon Ojajuni
19. Ekiti Diocesan Choir
Association
President: Mr Tobias Busayo Famusan
Secretary: Mr Philip Asigidi Chaplain: Fr Kayode Clement Assistant: Fr Richard Fadogba
Pious Associations
1. Legion Of Mary President: Bro. Anthony Adelusi Secretary: Sister Janet Adewale Chaplain: Msgr Jerome Ayeni Assistant: Fr Ambrose K. Dada
2. Sacred Heart Association President: Sir F.O. Adu Secretary: Mr .S. A. Aladedahunsi Chaplain: Fr Francis Mary Ogundare Assistant: Fr Joseph Onijigin
3. St Anthony Of Padua President: Bro. E. Ajayi Secretary: Bro. Emmanuel Fatore Chaplain: Fr. Anthony Paola
4. Companions Of Priests & Religious
Chairman: Sir M. A. Ajayi, KSJ, JP. Secretary: Sir V. O.lbuola Chaplain: Fr Augustine Tunde Aina
5. St Jude Thaddeus’ Society President: Mr. R. O. Arabi Secretary: Mr. Vincent Jegede, KSM Chaplain: Fr Nicholas Oguntuase
6. St. Vincent De Paul President: Mr Patrick Ajibola Secretary: Mr Sylvester Adeniji Adewale
Chaplain: Fr Patrick Aduloju
7. Calvary Intercessory Association
Overseer: Evangelizer Joseph Falasinu
Secretary: Evangelizer Emilia Awopetu
Director: Msgr Joseph Olu Ojo
8. Pages Of The Blessed Sacrament
Promoter: Aladedahunsi Patricia Secretary: Alademomi Victoria Spiritual Director:Fr Christopher Ojo
9. Block Rosary Crusade Chairman: Bro. Emmanuel Nwofoke Secretary: Bro. Simon Emmanuel Chaplain: Fr Adolphus Mbaocha, cmf
10. Divine Mercy Association Coordinator: Dr Christopher Ehinomen
Asst Coordinator: Chief Florence Aina Adeparusi
Secretary: Evangelizer P.A.O. Akintunde
Chaplain: Fr Clement Elegbeleye
11 Catholic Charismatic
Renewal Of Nigeria (CCRN) Chairman: Evangelizer Roseline Faeji Secretary: Evangelizer Prince Jonathan Eze Chaplain: Fr Andrew Odeyemi Assistant: Fr Thomas Adebisi
DEANERIES/PARISHES
Ado Deanery
1. St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ado-Ekiti
2. Blessed Michael Tansi lgbo
Chaplaincy.
3. St Mary’s Church, lrona, Ado-Ekiti
4. Holy Family Church, Basiri, Ado-
Ekiti
5. Christ the King Church, Aj ilosun, Ado-Ekiti
6. St Fidelis Church, Ayegunle
Street, Ado-Ekiti
I) St. Augustine’s Church, Ago-
Aduloju, via Ado-Ekiti
ii) St Patrick’s Church, Ago Araromi, via Ado- Ekiti
7. St Michael’s Church,
Opopogbooro, Ado-Ekiti
I) St Pius Church, Aba Ilokun, via
Ado-Ekiti
Mass Centres
I) Mary Queen of Angels,
Olorunsogo
ii) St Michael, Adehun
iii) St Michael, Federal Housing
iv) St Michael, Onala
8. St Monica’s Church, Odo-Ado, Ado-Ekiti
I) St Philip’s Church, Igirigiri,
via Ado-Ekiti
ii) St Mary’s Church, Idege, via Ado -Ekiti
iii) St Lawrence’s Church, Erifun, Ado-Ekiti
iv) St Dominic’s Church, Oke-Ureje, Ado-Ekiti
9. St Anthony’s Church, Iworoko- Ekiti
10. St Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU)
11. Holy Cross Federal Polytechnic Chaplaincy Satellite Campus, Ado-Ekiti
Ilawe Deanery
1. St John’s Pro-Cathedral. Ilawe- Ekiti
2. St Joseph’s Church, Afuremu, Oke-Bedo, Ilawe Ekiti.
3. St Patrick’s Church, Oke Erno, Ilawe-Ekiti
i) St Raphael’s, Ilawe-Ekiti
4. Ss. Peter & Paul Pro-Cathedral, Igbara-Odo-Eki
i) Holy Family Church, Surulere, Igbara-Odo-Eki
ii) Holy Rosary’s Church, lgbara -Odo-Ekiti
5. St Thomas’ Church, Ogotun Ekiti
I) St Joseph’s Church, Alagbede Camp, via Ogotu Ekiti
ii) St Mary’s Church, Johnson Camp, via Ogotun-Ek
iii) C. K. C, Osogbotedo. via Ogotun- Ekiti
6. St Benedict’s Church. 1gede-Ekiti
7. St Michael’s Church.Iyin-Ekiti
8. St Theresa’s Church, Awo-Ekiti
i) St Philip’s Church. Esure-Ekiti
ii) St Joseph’s Church, lropora-Ekiti
Usi Deanery
1. St Joseph’s Church. Usi-Ekiti
2. St Benedict’s Church, Ido-Ekiti
I) Church of Assumption, Alapo Quarters. Ido-Ekiti
3. St Mary’s Church. Ilogbo-Ekiti
4. St Stephen’s Church. Otun-Ekiti
i) St Mary’s Church. Otun-Ekiti
ii) St Michael’s, Otun-Ekiti
5. St Augustine’s Church. Osun- Ekiti.
i) St Andrew’s Church, Osan-Ekiti
ii) St Michael’s Church. Ofale (Mass Centre)
Iii) St Mary’s Church. Baba Orioke (Mass Centre)
iv) St Jude’s Church, Erinrnope, – Ekiti
v) St Michael’s Church, Aaye-Oja- Ekiti
vi) St Benedict’s Church, Epe-Ekiti (Mass Centre)
6. St Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral, Igogo- Ekiti
i) St Thomas’ Church, lkun-Ekiti
ii) St John’s Church, Isaoye-Ekiti
iii) Good Shepherd, lgogo-Ekiti
7 St Michael’s Church. Osi-Ekiti
i) St Peter’s Church, Igbole-Ekiti
8. St John’s Church. Orin-Ekiti
i) Corpus Christi Church. lletin, Orin-Ekiti
ii) St Mary’s Church, Ora-Ekiti
9 St Paul’s Church. Wlki-Ekiti
i) All Saints Church. Aaye-Ekiti
ii) St Thomas’ Church. Ifisin-Ekiti
Lkere Deanery
I. St Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral, Ikere-
Ekiti
2. Holy Ghost Church, Ikere-Ekiti
3. St Paul’s Church, Afao, Ikere-Ekiti
i) Our Lady of the Rosary Church,
Obasanjo Estate, Fagbohun, Ikere-Ekiti
4. St Pius’ Church, Iro, Ikere-Ekiti
i) St Anthony’s Chaplaincy, Ekiti State College of Education. Ikere- Ekiti
5. St Theresa’s Church. Ise-Ekiti
i) St Raphael’s Church, Orun-Ekiti
ii) St Francis’ Church. Afolu, via Ise- Ekiti
iii) St Augustine’s Church, Obada, via Ise-Ekiti
iv) St Mary’s Church, Kajola, via Ise- Ekiti
v) St Agnes Church, Ajebamidele, via Ise-Ekiti
vi) Ss Peter & Paul Church, Ajegunle, via Ise- Ekiti
vii) St Mary’s Church, Aba-Panu, via Ise-Ekiti
viii) St Joseph’s Church, Ogbese, via Ise-Ekiti
6. Sacred Heart Church, Emure- Ekiti
i) St Patrick’s Church. Emure-Ekiti
ii) St Joachim’s Church, Emure-Ekiti
iii) St Peter’s Church. Emure-Ekiti
iv) St Peter’s Church. Eporo, via
Emure-Ekiti
v) St Richard’s Church, Okeseri, via Emure- Ekiti
vi) St Ambrose’s Church, Owode, via
Emure- Ekili
vii) St Luke’s Church, Alapoto, via Ernure-Ekiti
viii) St Thomas’ Church, Aba-Egin, via Emure Ekiti
ix) St Jude’s Church, Oge, via
Emure-Ekiti
x) Holy Ghost Church, Sasere, via Emure-Ekiti
xi) St Michael’s Church, Akeregun via Emure-Ekiti
Ijan Deanery
I. St James’ Church, Ijan-Ekiti
i) St Paul’s Church, llupeju. via ljan- Ekiti
ii) St Peter’s Odo-Ijan-Ekiti
2. St Columba’s Church, Igbemo- Ekin
I) Our Lady Help of Christians, Igbemo-Ekiti
ii) St Patrick’s Church, Are-Ekiti
iii) St Joseph’s Church, Afao- Ekiti
3. St Michael’s Church, Ilumoba- Ekiti
i) St Catherine, Iluomoba-Ekiti
4. St Paul’s Church, Agbado-Ekiti
i) St Cyprian’s Church, Aisegba- Ekiti
ii) St Agnes Church, Agbado-Ekiti
iii) St Comfort’s, Oko-Agbado,
iv) St Francis’ Church, Imesi
(Lasigidi)- Ekiti
v) St Matthew’s Church, Egbe-Ekiti
Efon Deanery
1. St Michael’s Church. Efon- Alaaye-Ekiti
I) St Bridget’s Church. Ipole-Iloro -Ekiti
2) St Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, Efon- Alaaye-Ekiti
I) Federal Government Girls College Chaplaincy, Efon-Alaaye- Ekiti.
3. St Anne’s Church, Aramoko-Ekiti
I) St Joseph’s Church, Aramoko -Ekiti
ii) St Augustine’s Church, Ikogosi -Ekiti
iii) St Patrick’s Church, Erinjiyan
-Ekiti
iv) St Edward’s Church, Erio-Ekiti
5. St Peter’s Church, Okemesi-Ekiti I) St Augustine’s Church, Ido-lle
-Ekiti
ii) St Paul, Odoba, Okemesi- Ekiti
Oye Deanery
I. Ss Peter & Paul Pro-Cathedral,
Oye- Ekiti
i) St Mary’s Church, Oye- Ekiti
ii) St William’s Church, Ayegbaju- Ekiti
2. St Gregory’s Pro-Cathedral, Ire-
Ekiti
i) Christ the King Church, Ire- Ekiti
3 St Anthony’s Church, Ire-Ekiti
4. St John’s Church, Ilupeju-Ekiti
5. St Michael’s Church, Osin-Ekiti i) St Philomena’s Church, Itapa-
Ekiti
6. St Benedict’s Church.Ayede-Ekiti i) St Peter’s Church, Itaji-Ekiti
ii) All Saints’ Church, lmojo-Ekiti
iii) St Anthony’s Church, Oloje
7 St Martin’s Church, lsan-Ekiti
8. St George’s Church, Omu-Oke- Ekiti
i) St Anthony’s Church, Omu-Odo- Ekiti
ii) St Benedict’s Church. Ijelu-Ekiti
9. St Paul’s Church, Iludun-Ekiti
i) St Joseph’s Church Iye-Ekiti
ii) St Anthony’s, Ipere-Ekiti
Ikole Deanery
1. Ss Peter & Paul Church. lkole- Ekiti
i) St Jude’s Catholic Community. Ikole- Ekiti
ii) St Joseph’s Church, Ijesa-Isu- Ekiti
2. St Thomas’ Church, Odo-Oro-
Ekiti
i) St Anthony’s Church, Odo-Oro- Ekiti
ii) Federal Government College Chaplaincy, Ikole- Ekiti
3. St Patrick’s Church, Oke-Ayedun- Ekiti
I) St Joseph’s Church, Odo- Ayedun-Ekiti
ii) St Mary’s Church, Ayebode-Ekiti
iii) Holy Family Church, Ipao-Ekiti
4. St George’s Church, ltapaji-Ekiti i) St Mark’s Church, Oke-ako-Ekiti
ii) Christ the King Church, lrele-Ekiti
iii) St Gabriel’s Church, Iyemero-Ekiti
5. St Paul’s Church, Iludofin, Omuo-
Ekiti
i) St John’s Church, Ode-Ekiti
ii) St Anthony’s Church. Isinhode-
Ekiti
iii) St Mary’s Church, Omuo-Ekiti
iv) St Augustine’s Church. Eda-Ile- Ekiti
6. St Anthony’s Church. Omuo-Oke-
Ekiti
i) St Anthony’s Church, llasa-Ekiti
7. St Patrick’s Church. Kota -Ekiti
Ijero Deanery
1. St Peter’s Church, P.O. Box 1 L Ijero-Ekiti
i) St Michael’s Church.Oke-Oro- Ekiti
ii) St Martin’s Church, Ayegunle -Ekiti
iii) St Michael’s Church, Iroko-Ekiti
iv) St Matthew’s. Igerno, Ijero-Ekiti
v) St Peter’s, Ilukuno-Ekiti
vi) St Raphael the Archangel Chaplaincy, College of Science & Health Technology, Ijero-Ekiti
2. St Columba’s Church, Ikoro-Ekiti
i) Church of Ascension, Oke-Oja, Ikoro-Ekiti
ii) St Joseph’s Church, Aba-Sakoro,
Ikoro-Ekiti
3. St Mary’s Church, Araromi-Ekiti i) St Anthony’s Church, Ara-Ekiti
4. St Mary’s Church, Iloro-Ekiti I) St Matthew’s Church, Ayetoro -Ekiti
5. St Boniface’s Church, Ewu-Ekiti
6. St George’s Church, ljurin-Ekiti
i) St Martin’s Church, Ipoti-Ekiti ii) St Thomas’ Church, Odo-Owa -Ekiti
iii) St Patrick’s Church, Temidire-Ekiti
FEMALE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES
1. Sisters Of St Louis (SSL) Arrived in Ekiti on 7 October. 1948 St. Louis Convent. Ikere-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching
i ) St Louis Girls Sec. School, lkere- Ekiti,
ii) St Louis Nursery/Primary School, lkere-Ekiti,
Personnel: Sisters Christiana Ogundele. Agatha Nwanyanwu, Veronica Obi, Francisca Akinwumi (Student), and Vivian Ajonuma (Student).
2. Immaculate Heart Of
Mary Sisters ( IHM)
Arrived in Ekiti in 1977
(a) IHM Convent, Ilawo-Ekiti: Apostolate: Hospital
i) St Theresa’s Hospital, Ilawe-Ekiti Personnel:
Sr. Mary Julia Odemigbo,
Sr. Mary Rose Virginia Ibeh
Sr. Miriam Joseph Enemuo
(b) IHM Convent, Ado-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching
St Joseph’s Nursery/Primary School,
Ado-Ekiti Personnel:
Sr. Mary Greta Aluma,
Sr. Antoinette Marie Afoamuta,
Sr. Maria Chuckwudiebele Ike,
Sr. Onyinye-Kristi lnegbu,
Sr. Vera Marriette Nwankwo
Sr. Noelle Marie
(c) IHM Convent, Ikole-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching
I) St Theresa’s Nursery/Primary School, Ikole-Ekiti
ii) St Theresa’s Sec. School, Ikole- Ekiti
Personnel:
Sr. Mary Ethel Opara,
Sr. Mary Gladys Nwaobilo,
Sr. Maria Salem Nwogwugwu,
Sr. Maria Eldora Okwuosa
(d) IHM Convent, Igede-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching
Mater Christi Girls Sec. School, Igde- Ekiti
Personnel:
Sr. John Mariette Onyejekwe,
Sr. Mary Anselm Nwachukwu,
Sr. Maria Justitiae Amuh,
Sr. Maria Chiwado Agba,
Sr. Mary Uchenna Asogwu,
Sr. Sussane Mariette Arumona
Sr. Maria Nzubenna Ojih
Student: Sister Mary Rose Blessing Eladonye
3. Daughters Of Mary
Mother Of Mercy (DMMM) Arrived in Ekiti in 1985 Apostolate: Hospital
I) St Mary’s Catholic Hospital,
Igbara-Odo-Ekiti
Personnel:
Sr. Star Maris Ogundeji,
Sr. Mary-Blessing Kurumeh
Sr. Pernette Maris Anuhuebo.
4. Sisters Of Saint Michael
The Archangel (SSMA)
Founded by Bishop M.O. Fagun on November 6, 1986
Formal Canonical Erection: February 26, 2000
(a) Generalate: Ado-Ekiti. P. O. Box 1360.
Apostolate: Administration, Bookshop, Pax Herbal Shop,
Vocational Centre.
Personnel:
Sr. Adenike Regina Oke, (Superior General), Sr. Mary-Anne Mowobi, Sr. Aina Patricia, Sr. Emmanuel-Mary Fadiya, Sr. Caroline Ogundiran Sr. Cecilia Obi
(b) SSMA Novitiate, Ado-Ekiti:
Novice Mistress: Sr Emmanuella Ojo, SSMA
(c) SSMA Postulate, Ado-Ekiti: Postulant Mistress: Sr. Christiana lshola, SSMA
(d) SSMA (Mary Immaculate)
Convent, Ado-Ekiti:
Apostolate: Teaching
Michaelian Nursery/Primary School, Vocational Centre Ado-Ekiti Personnel:
Sr. Catherine Oluyemo,
Sr. Immaculata Omojola
Sr.Benedicta Eromosele, Sr. Mary-Anne Obama Sr. Scholastica Balogun.
(e) SSMA (Maria Assumpta)
Convent. Ado-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching Holy Child Catholic Secondary School, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Personnel: Sr. Marcellina Barnisaye Sr. Agnes Ajobiewe.
Sr Pauline Ojo: Working at the Maria Assumpta Catholic Hospital, Ado-Ekiti
(f) SSMA Convent, Ikoro-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching
St James’ Nur/ Pry Sch., Ikoro-Ekiti Personnel: Srs EIizabeth Akinbolade and Priscilla Daodu, Sr Lucy Akinsipe: Working at the State Government Hospital, Ijero-Ekiti
(g) SSMA Convent, Ilawe-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching
Michaelian Nur/ Pry School, Ilawe- Ekiti; Corpus Christi
Secondary School, llawe-Ekiti Personnel:
Sr. Margaret Ajayi. Victoria Dada Sr. Christiana Oloworuwase.
(h) Pope John Paul II Pastoral Centre
Convent: Apostolate: Pastoral Centre Administration. Personnel: Sr. Veronica Owoso Sr. Mary Arasanmi (j) SSMA Convent, Kota-Ekiti Apostolate: Michaelian Nur./ Pry School, Kota-Ekiti I) Holy Child Catholic Secondary
School, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Personnel:
Sr. Marcellina Barnisaye
Sr. Agnes Ajobiewe.
Sr. Pauline Ojo: Working at the Maria Assumpta Catholic Hospital, Ado-Ekiti
(I) SSMA Convent, Ikoro-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching
St James’ Nur./ Pry Sch., Ikoro-Ekiti Personnel:
Sr. Elizabeth Akinbolade
Sr. Priscilla Daodu.
Sr Lucy Akinsipe: Working at the State
Government Hospital, Ijero-Ekiti
(g) SSMA Convent, Ilawe-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching
Michaelian Nur./Pry School, Ilawe- Ekiti; Corpus Christi Secondary School, llawe-Ekiti
Personnel:
Sr. Margaret Ajayi, Victoria Dada
Sr. Christiana Oloworuwase.
(h) SSMA Convent, Kota-Ekiti Apostolate: Michaelian Nur. /Pry School. Kota-Ekiti Personnel:
Sr. Felicia Adeola
Sr. Elizabeth Omotu
Sr. Theresa Obende
Sr.Victoria Akanbi.
(I) SSMA Convent, (Emure-Ekiti) Apostolate: Immaculate Heart Nursery/Primary School, Emure-Ekiti Personnel:
Sr. Michael Akinlusi
Sr. Joan Julie Ayeoribe
(j) SSMA Convent, (Orin-Ekiti) Apostolate: Health Delivery Mother Emmanuel Nursery/Primary School, SSMA Clinic, Orin Ekiti.
Personnel:
Sr. Veronica Babalola
Sr. Catherine Ojolo
Sr. Veronica Adepoju
5. PASSIONIST SISTERS (CP) Arrived Ekiti on 2 October, 2014 Apostolate: Teaching
I) St Philip’s Nursery/Primary
School, Otun-Ekiti
Personnel:
Sr. Patricia Anyanwu
Sr. Pauline Omemgbeoji
Sr. Kechinyere Korie

HISTORY OF DIOCESE

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DIOCESE
Towards the end of the 19th Century and early 20 Century, many Ekiti young men travelled to Lagos, Ibadan and Abeokuta and came in contact with the Catholic Faith. In 1913, a group of such young men left Usi-Ekiti to invite Rev. Fr. Loius Friess from Ibadan. These pioneering seekers of Christ were Ajidahun, Agbo, Mosofe, Ode and Ogidi. Bishop Terrien of Lagos approved the invitation and Fr Friess, accompanied by these young men, travelled by train to Offa now in Kwara State. They all walked the rest of the journey via Ila- Orangun (Osun State), Otun-Ekiti down to Usi-Ekiti where the mustard seed of the Catholic faith was first planted in Ekitiland on 19 March, 1913, when the first Mass was celebrated by Fr Friess. Fr Friess returned to Lagos via the same route and reported his mission to Bishop Terrien for further action.
No sooner this mustard seed was planted in Usi than Ekiti was created as an Administrative Division by the British colonial masters with Captain Alexander Livingstone as the first District Officer. The officer was an old friend of Fr Friess and Fr Paulisen who were sent by the Bishop to evangelize Ekiti. Captain Livingstone met Fr Paulisen at Ilesa. They walked down to Ado-Ekiti in November 1914. They went round Ekiti territory visiting Efon- Alaaye, llawe and other villages and towns in company of the first Catechist in Ekiti, Mr l. O. Odumosu. Fr Friess handed over to Fr Erkins, Osogbo and Ekiti axes with Osogbo as headquarters. He visited Efon in 1915 where he baptized Matthew Borisade along with others.
In 1916, Fr Wouters arrived Ado-Ekiti as the first resident Priest and stayed in Matthew Akinyede’s father’s house where he celebrated the Sacrifice of the Mass for the first time in Ado. He was joined by Fr George Laugel in January 1917 as his Assistant. Because of its strategic position as an Administrative Headquarters, Ado- Ekiti has become the Headquarters of the Catholic Church in Ekiti ever since.
Between 1913 and 1929, Missionaries from the French Province of the SMA were in charge of Ekiti. Fr Laugei was the most outstanding among these pioneer Missionaries. Assisted by Catechists who were from outside Ekiti, he planted churches and founded schools around Ekiti. In December 1917, Philip Akinyede was appointed Baba Egbe (lay leader) of the faithful in Ado- Ekiti. Between 1929 and 1943, after World War II, with Nigeria allotted to the British as a Colony, French Nationals were not welcome by the British in Nigeria. Hence, the Irish Province of the SMA replaced the French Province in Nigeria.
Ekiti was once part of the ancient Bight of Benin covering the area South of the River Niger and the Delta to Lagos, then administered by Bishop O’Rourke, SMA, in 1929 when he succeeded Bishop Terrien, SMA. Ondo, including Ekiti and llorin areas, became a Vicariate in 1943 under Bishop Thomas Hughes, SMA.
In 1948. what is now known as Ondo and Ekiti States (Ondo and Ekiti Dioceses) became a Diocese under the same Bishop Thomas Hughes, SMA. He was succeeded in 1958 by Bishop William Field, SMA. It was with Bishop William Field that Ondo Diocese was divided into two, with Ondo Diocese in the South and Ekiti Diocese in the North in 1972. The Diocese of Ekiti was erected as the Diocese of Ado-Ekiti on 30th July, 1972, and on the request of the pioneer Bishop, the name was changed to the Diocese of Ekiti on 11 December, 1972.
Bishop Michael Patrick Olatunji Fagun then became the first Bishop of this Diocese. He retired on 17 April, 2010, and Bishop Felix Femi Ajakaye who was ordained a Co- adjutor to Bishop Fagun on 12 July, 2008, publicly assumed the office as the Bishop of Ekiti on 1 May. 2010, thus becoming the second Bishop of Ekiti.
The society of African Missions (SMA) fathers were assisted in their evangelization apostolate by the St Louis Sisters who arrived in the area in 1948. These Sisters catered for the material and spiritual welfare of the womenfolk.
Ekiti diocese was the first in the South-West Zone of Nigeria, comprising Lagos, Ibadan, and Benin City Ecclesiastical Provinces (the ancient Bight of Benin), to be fully indigenized.
Ekiti Diocese has a total of I09 Diocesan serving Priests. As the substantive Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Rev Michael Olatunji Fagun founded a Female Religious Congregation of a Diocesan Rite, Sisters of St Michael the Archangel, SSMA, on 6 November, 1986, with its seat in Ekiti Diocese. At the moment, the Diocese has 37 Major Seminarians: 43 full-time Catechists, 54 Voluntary; Catechists; 515 Graduates of the School of Evangelization and several voluntary Catechists and Lay Evangelizers. It has a Technical Workshop, named after St Joseph the Worker.
The Diocese has a Pastoral Centre, named after the late Pontiff, St Pope John Paul II, used for pastoral activities and also open to the public. It has a virile Justice Development and Peace Initiative (JDPI) committed to the social development of the people and in defence of human rights.
Ekiti Diocese continues to send out Priest Missionaries to give a helping hand (fidei donum) in the work of evangelization to other dioceses in Nigeria, while at the same time it enjoys the services of Religious Priests and Sisters from outside Ekiti Diocese. The Diocese celebrated in 2013 the Centenary of the Catholic Faith in Ekitiland (1913 – 2013),

NAMES OF PRIESTS OF THE DIOCESES AND DATES OF BIRTH / ORDINATION
INCA RDINATED PRIESTS OF EKITI DIOCESE  
Follo wing their Order of Ordination  
4 _ Names D.O.B 4 Ordination
1. Bishop M.O. Fagun 17/04/35   04/07/65 10/10/71
2. Bishop F.F. Ajakaye 25/05/62   04/07/87 12/07/08
3. Msgr P.O. Adesina 28/09/49   21/12/75
4. Msgr E.A. Ogidan 13/10/49   19/12/76
5. Msgr J. Ayeni 12/12/52   17/12/77
6. Fr M.O. Fayomi 21/09/56 i 14/02/82
7. Msgr C.C. Ohaeri 12/12/49   31/07/83
8. Msgr J. O. Ojo 22/06/51   07/08/83
9. Fr C. Ogunsusi 18/03/60   28/04/84
10. Msgr D. S. Ajayi 09/02/58   25/08/84
11. Fr F-M. Ogundare 07/07/52   08/09/84
12. Fr J. Olaogun 18/08/58   08/09/84
13. Fr R. Osegboun 30/08/59   19/07/86
14. Fr R. Aborisade 02/05/59   08/08/87
15. Fr P.A. Ajayi 01/09/60   15/08/87
16. Fr P. Adelusi 01/l0/61   16/07/88
17. Fr K.K. Fakehinde 26/06/63   07/01/89
18. Fr A. Famuagun 11/09/59   14/01/89
19. F r Pius Famosaya 04/05/61   05/08/89
20. Fr Michael Omojola 21104/65   14/07/90
21. Fr Michael Ilori 18/12/59   14/07/90
22. Fr Emmanuel Ogundele 27/06/64   14/07/90
23. Fr F.O. Adeleye 11/12163   06/04/91
24. Fr A. Fadola 16/07/61   13/04/91
25. Fr A. Oge 29/08/65   03/08/91
26. Fr G O. Ajana 09/07/69   08/10/94
27. Fr. A. O. Ijasan 26/06/69   08/10/94
28. Fr E. A. Ojo 28/12/68   08/10/94

 

  1. Fr P. Ajibade
  2. Fr M. Olofinlade
  3. Fr C. Ogunlusi
  4. Fr A. Kehinde- Bello
  5. Fr P. Aduloju
  6. Fr W. Aso
  7. Fr E. Oladele
  8. Fr Augustine Aina
  9. Fr E. Akingbade
  10. Fr F. Odesanmi
  11. Fr Vincent Ojo
  12. Fr J. Okunmuyide
  13. Fr J. Oloniyo
  14. Fr P. K. Amubiaya
  15. Fr Benedict Joseph
  16. Fr A. Oyelami
  17. Fr P. Akodu
  18. Fr L. Olaniyan
  19. Fr L. Jegede
  20. Fr P. Osuntoyinbo
  21. Fr J. Adewumi
  22. Fr A. Bankole
  23. Fr Alexander Ilori
  24. Fr Louis Omojola
  25. Fr P. Adeusi
  26. Fr L. Akinbo
  27. Fr M. Awoyinka
  28. Fr I Ashaolu
  29. Fr C. Elegbeleye
  30. Fr J. lbuola
  31. Fr J. Ogunmoroti
  32. Fr Lucas Ojo
  33. Fr M. Adeola
  34. Fr Ambrose Aina
  35. Fr M. Akinyemi
  36. Fr P. Alesin
  37. Fr N. Oguntuase
  38. Fr J. Onijigin
  39. Fr Charles Odeyemi
  40. Fr F. Adelabu
  41. Fr A. Faola
  42. Fr C. Kayode
  43. Fr P. Adesugba
  44. Fr Christopher Ojo

 

  1. Fr V. Olaseeni
  2. Fr A. OIogunja
  3. Fr P. Adaja
  4. Fr E. Alao
  5. Fr J.T. Awe
  6. Fr A. Dada
  7. Fr Andrew Odeyemi
  8. Fr I. Olowookere
  9. Fr C. Odeluyi
  10. Fr J. Abegunde
  11. Fr L. Adetola
  12. Fr L. Ayodele
  13. Fr J.P. Ogundipe
  14. Fr P. Olowolafe
  15. Fr T. Adebisi
  16. Fr M. Adewumi
  17. Fr E. Oluwatuyi
  18. Fr S. Oyeniran
  19. Fr A. Arowolo
  20. Fr P. Ayemowa
  21. Fr Patrick Aina
  22. Fr F. Ajiboye
  23. Fr D. Akor
  24. Fr F. Alade 97 Fr C. Atoki
  25. Fr Marcus Famosaya
  26. Fr A. Omoleye
  27. Fr A. Alaran
  28. Fr R. Fadogba
  29. Fr Emmanuel Ogundele
  30. Fr T. Oluwadare
  31. Fr Joseph Bamidele
  32. Fr Jerome Ogundele
  33. Fr Peter Ola
  34. Fr Charles Olayemi
  35. Fr Stephen Ojo
  36. Fr Cyril Osadare
02/10/80 26/06/08
27/07/78 26/06/08
12/03/81 18/07/09
03/01/83 18/07/09
15/03/81 18/07/09
04/09/81 18/07/09
13/04/76 18/07/09
09/04/77 18/07/09
10/10/82 28/12/09
21/09/82 18/09/10
23/02/78 18/09/10
05/I2/83 18/09/10
17/07/80 18/09/10
03/01/80 18/09/10
26/03/79 26/12/11
07/05/79 26/12/11
01/10/76 26/12/11
11/11/77 26/12/11
21/05/85 28/12/12
10/09/80 28/12/12
07/04/77 28/12/12
28/12/72 20/07/13
30/06/84 20/07/13
28/06/78 20/07/13
01/10/79 20/07/13
15/05/80 20/07/13
30/01/83 20/07/13
15/03/79 20/09/14
16/07/85 20/09/14
16/02/82 20/09/14
17/02/86 20/09/14
24/12182 03/10/15
28/06/83 03/10/15
03/02/83 03/10/15
02109/86 03/10/15
17/02/75 03/10/15
21/06/87 03/10/15

 

PRIESTS ON STUDIES

DIOCESAN PRIESTS ON MISSION (Fidei Donum)
1. Rev. Fr (Captain) Martin Awoyinka, Military Chaplaincy, Abuja, FCT.
2. Rev. Fr (ASP) Martin-Rita Akinyemi, Police Chaplaincy, Abeokuta, Ogun
State.
3. Rev. Fr Cyril Ogunsusi, (Lagos Archdiocese, Fide Donum).
4. Rev. Fr Emmanuel Ogundele, (Lagos Archdiocese Lecturer, Augustine University, Epe).
5. Rev. Fr Michael Omojola, All Saints Major Seminary Uhiele-Ekpoma, Edo State.
6. Rev. Fr Vincent Ojo, All Saints Major Seminary, Uhie Ekpoma, Edo State.
7. Rev. Fr Williams Aso, All Saints Major Seminary Uhiele-Ekpoma, Edo State
8. Rev. Fr Emmanuel Alao, Abuja Archdiocese
9. Rev. Fr Patrick Osuntoyinbo, (Priest Student- Lagos Archdiocese)
10. Rev. Fr Marcus Famosaya, St Cyprian, Oko-Oba, Lagos Archdiocese
11. Rev. Fr Alfred Omoleye, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ajah, Lagos Archdiocese
12. Rev. Fr George Ajana, National Director, Pontifical Mission Societies, Abuja
13. Rev. Fr Peter Akodu, (Priest Student- Unilag)
14. Rev. Fr Lucas Ojo, ljebu-Ode Diocese

OFFICES AND PORTFOLIOS

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

Vicar General:

Rev. Fr. Felix T. Odesanmi

Pastoral Vicar:

Rev. Fr. Raphael Osegboun

Spiritual Vicar:

Rev. Fr. Obinna Nwabor, C.S.Sp

Religious Vicar:

Rev. Fr Obinna Nwabor, C.S.Sp

Diocesan Secretary:

Rev. Fr Charles Atoki

Diocesan e-mail: [email protected] Diocesan Secretariat Phone No: 08125674455

Diocesan Website: http://www.catholicdioceseotekiti.org Diocesan Secretariat Address: Catholic Diocese of Ekiti, Bishop Fagun Building, Pope John Paul II Pastoral Centre, P.O. 136. Ikere Road. Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Nigeria.

DIOCESAN CONSULTORS

Rev. Fr Felix T. Odesanmi, Msgr. P.O. Adesina, Msgr. E.A. Ogidan, Msgr J.O Ojo, Rev. Fr. J. Olaogun, Rev. Fr R. O. Aborisade, Rev. Fr K. K. Fakehinde, Rev. Fr A.O. Famuagun, Rev. Fr A. Fadola and Rev. Fr Barnabas Obinna Nwabor, C.S.Sp.

BISHOP’S SENATE

President Most Rev. Felix Femi Ajakaye

Chairman Rev. Fr Raphael Aborisade Secretary Rev. Fr Anthony Kehinde- Bello

Assistant Secretary Rev. Fr Augustine Aina

Other Members: Consultors and appointed Parish Priests

DIOCESAN PASTORAL COUNCIL President: Bishop Felix Femi Ajakaye Chairman: Dr Emmanuel Onijigin Vice Chairperson: Mrs Esther Olaoye Secretary: Prince Thomas Abaekere Assistant Secretary: Miss Victoria Alagogooko

Financial Secretary: Mr James Ale Public Relations Officer: Mr Adebayo Oluwole

Laity Chairman: Engr. Lucas Dele Orubuloye

DIRECTORATES

Religious Education:

Rev. Fr. James Ogunmor

Biblical Apostolate:

Rev. Fr. Edward Oladele Assistant: Rev. Fr. Jude Awe Catechetical Institute:

Rev. Fr. James Ogunmoroti

Communications Team:

Rev. Fr. Anthony Ijasan (Director), Rev. Fr. Anthony Kehinde-Bello Rev. Fr. Charles Olayemi

Ecumenism:

Rev. Fr. Louis Omojola (Chairman) Rev. Fr Christopher Odeluyi (Secretary)

Inter-religious Dialogue:

Rev. Fr. Louis Omojola

Education Commission:

Rev. Fr Pius Adelusi (Director)

Mrs Felicia Arabi (Chairperson)

School of Evangelization:

Msgr. J. Ojo (Director)

Rev. Fr. Innocent Olowookere

(Assistant Director)

Health Co-ordinator:

Sr Pemette Maris Anuhuebo

  1. D. P. I:

Rev. Fr Raphael Aborisade, (Director)

Rev. Fr Emmanuel Akingbade (Assistant Director)

Prison Apostolate:

Rev. Fr Emmanuel Akingbade

Juridical Commission:

Rev. Fr Benedict B. Joseph.

Msgr Pius Adesina,

Rev. Fr. Pius Famosaya

Rev. Fr. Augustine Fadola

Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Akingbade.

Liturgy Team:

Rev. Fr. Clement Ogunlusi,

Rev. Fr. Joseph Onijigin,

Rev. Fr. John Asaolu

Rev. Fr. Clement Kayode

Rev. Fr. Richard Fadogba

Music:

Rev. Fr. Clement Kayode (Chaplain) Rev. Fr. Richard Fadogba (Assistant Chaplain)

Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS): Rev. Fr. Joseph Abegunde (Director)

Rev. Fr. Anthony Alaran (Assistant

Director)

HC.A Coordinator:

Sr. Felicia Adeola, SSMA

Vocations Team:

Rev. Fr. K. K. Fakehinde (Director) Msgr. P. Adesina (Chairman), Rev. Fr. F. Odesamni,

Rev. Fr.A. Fado

Rev. Fr. L. Adetola

Ekiti Catholic Diocesan Strategy Commission (ECDSC):

Chairman: Professor Francis’ Wale Olajide

Secretary: Fr John Paul Ogundipe

Diocesan Projects Committee:

Rev. Fr. F. T. Odesanmi (Chairman) Rev. Fr. R. O. Aborisade, Rev. Fr. K.K. Fakehinde, Rev. Fr. A. O. Famuagun, Rev. Fr. P. O. Aduloju, Rev. Fr. E.K. Akingbade, Rev. Fr. P. O. Aina Engr. E.O. Oluwafemi

ASSOCIATIONS

  1. Diocesan Priests

Association (NCDPA) Chairman: Rev. Fr Fidelis Adeleye Vice Chairman: Rev. Fr Anthony Ijasan

Secretary: Rev. Fr Clement Elegbeleye

  1. National Conference Of Women Religious (NCWR)

President: Sr Michael Akinlusi, SSMA Secretary: Sr Maria Onyinye Kristi Inegbu, IHM

Chaplain: Fr Barnabas Obinna

Nwabor, C.S.Sp

  1. Ekiti Catholic Diocesan Catechists Association

President: Catechist Francis Adeusi Secretary: Catechist Augustine Fele Director: Fr James Ogunrnoroti

  1. Catholic Laity Council President: Engr Lucas Dele Orubuloye Secretary: Mr Vincent Jegede, KSM Chaplain: Fr Augustine Fadola. Assistant: Fr Augustine Aina.
  2. Catholic Women Organisation (CWO)

President: Lady Grace Iyabo Dada Secretary: Chief Susan Modupe Omoniyi

Chaplain: Msgr Dominic Sunday Ajayi Assistant: Fr. Emmanuel Oluwatuyi

  1. Confraternity Of Christian Mothers

President: Chief R. Y. Babalola

Secretary: Lady F. Olajuyin

Chaplain: Fr Pius Ajibade Assistant: Fr Peter Olowolafe

  1. Catholic Youth Organisation Of Nigeria (CYON)

President: Mr Gabriel Toyin Ogunlade

Secretary: Mr Emmanuel Damilola Owoofe

Youth Team: Fr John Paul Ogundipe (Chaplain)

Fr Jerome Ogundele (Assistant) Sr Margaret Ajayi. SSMA (Adviser)

  1. Church Wardens Association President: Mr Louis Adedayo Secretary: Mr Sylvester Adeyanju Chaplain: Msgr Jerome Ayeni Assistant: Fr Innocent Olowookere
  2. Knights Of St John

International

ST PATRICK COMMANDRY NO 718

Worthy President: Sir. Albert Ogunsina, KSJ, Recording Secretary: Sir Peter Ayodele, KSJ.

Chaplain: Fr Dominic Ikede, C.S.Sp

  1. Knights Of St John

International,

ST MICHAEL COMMANDRY NO 718

Worthy President: Sir Joseph Omodara, KSJ.

Recording Secretary: Sir Romanus Obasi, KSJ

Chaplain:

  1. O.D Association President: Mr Oliver Eya Secretary: Mr John Kayode Ayodele Chaplain: Fr Charles Udeh, cmf
  2. National Association Of

Catholic Corps Members

(NACC)

President: Hilary Sochima Asomba Secretary: Emmanuel Ogedegbe Chaplain: Fr Barnabas Obinna Nwabor, C.S.Sp

Assistant: Fr Christopher Ojo

  1. Marriage & Family Life

Apostolate Chairman: Chief Johnson Faleyimu Secretary: Mr John lgboro P.R.O: Catechist Francis Adeusi Chaplain: Fr Anthony Kehinde-Bello

  1. Altar Servers Association President: Ezekiel lbikunle Secretary: Clement Olootu Oluwole Chaplain: Fr Pius Adesugba
  2. Association Of Catholic

Public Officers (ACAPO) President: Mr Jide Oguntimeyin Secretary: Mr Felix Fagbamigbe Chaplain: Fr K. K. Fakehinde

  1. Ekiti Diocesan Catholic Nurses

Guild

President: Lady M.A. Falana Secretary: Mrs F. A. Oso Chaplain: Fr Ambrose K. Dada

  1. Association Of Catholic

Trained Evangelizers Of

Nigeria (ACTEN)

Chief Servant: Evangelizer Gabriel Ayeni

Secretary: Evangelizer Roseline Faeji Chaplain: Msgr Joseph Olu Ojo

  1. Ekiti Diocesan Evangelization

Commission (EDEC) Chairman: Msgr Joseph Olu Ojo Vice Chairman: Evangelizer Philip Amujo Secretary: Evangelizer Solomon Ojajuni

  1. Ekiti Diocesan Choir

Association

President: Mr Tobias Busayo Famusan

Secretary: Mr Philip Asigidi Chaplain: Fr Kayode Clement Assistant: Fr Richard Fadogba

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

SCHOOLS
106 Primary Schools were lost to the government in 1975 with 7 Secondary Schools and a Technical School forcibly taken over by the then Military Government of Nigeria.
(a) PRIMARY SCHOOLS
I) St Joseph’s Nursery/Primary School, Ado-Ekiti
ii) St Theresa’s Nursery/Primary.
School, Ikole-Ekiti
iii) St Philip’s Nursery
/Primary School, Otun-Ekiti
iv) St James’ Nursery/ Primary School, Ikoro-Ekiti
v) Michaelian Nursery/Primary School, Ilawe-Ekiti
vi) Our Lady of Fatima Nursery/Primary School, Ire-Ekiti
vii) St Benedict’s Nursery/Primary School, ljelu-Ekiti
viii) Divine Mercy Nursery/Primary School, Igbara- Ekiti
ix) Mother Emmanuel Nursery/ Primary School, Orin-Ekiti
x) Michaelian Nursery/ Primary School,Ado-Ekiti
xi) St Michael’s Nursery/Primary School, Igogo-Ekiti
xii) Michaelian Nursery/Primary
School, Kota- Ekiti
xiii) St Louis Nursery/Primary School, Ikere-Ekiti 
Seat of Wisdom Nursery/Primary
School, ljan-Ekiti
Immaculate Heart
Nursery/Primary School, Emure-
Ekiti
(b) SECONDARY SCHOOLS
I) Holy Child Secondary School,
Ado-Ekiti.
ii) St Theresa’s Secondary School,
Ikole-Ekiti
iii) Christ the King Catholic College (CKCC), lre-Ekiti
iv) Mater Christi Girls Secondary School, Igede- Ekiti
v) Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Secondary School, Oye- Ekiti
vi) St Gabriel’s Secondary School, Ijero-Ekiti
vii) Lumen Christi Secondary School, Otun-Ekiti
INSTITUTES
I. Catechetical Centre
St Joseph’s Catechetical Centre, Usi- Ekiti
34 Full time Catechists and 9 Part Time Catechists, 51 Voluntary Catechists, 18 Catechists in Training and 51 Evangelizers
2. SSMA Vocational Centre
Mary Immaculate Secondary School premises,
P. O. Box 10, Ado-Ekiti.
3. SSMA Candle, Host and Soap Factory,
SSMA Generalate, Ado-Ekiti
4. SSMA Bookshop and Pax Herbal Centre, Ado-Ekiti
St Patrick’s Cathedral premises. Ado- Ekiti
5. Diocesan Pastoral Centre
Pope John Paul II Pastoral Centre, P. O. Box 136, Ikere- Road, Ado-Ekiti.
6. St Joseph’s Technical
Workshop
Wood and Steel works, lkere Road, Ado-Ekiti
7. Health Care Delivery
i) Maria Assumpta Hospital, Ado- Ekiti
ii) St Theresa’s Hospital, llawe-Ekiti
iii) St Mary’s Hospital, lgbara-Odo
iv) Our Lady of Lourdes Clinic,
Emure- Ekiti
v) Divine Mercy Health Centre, Orin- Ekiti

VOCATION INSTITUTIONS

2. SSMA Vocational Centre
Mary Immaculate Secondary School premises,
P. O. Box 10, Ado-Ekiti.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS
106 Primary Schools were lost to the government in 1975 with 7 Secondary Schools and a Technical School forcibly taken over by the then Military Government of Nigeria.
(a) PRIMARY SCHOOLS
I) St Joseph’s Nursery/Primary School, Ado-Ekiti
ii) St Theresa’s Nursery/Primary.
School, Ikole-Ekiti
iii) St Philip’s Nursery
/Primary School, Otun-Ekiti
iv) St James’ Nursery/ Primary School, Ikoro-Ekiti
v) Michaelian Nursery/Primary School, Ilawe-Ekiti
vi) Our Lady of Fatima Nursery/Primary School, Ire-Ekiti
vii) St Benedict’s Nursery/Primary School, ljelu-Ekiti
viii) Divine Mercy Nursery/Primary School, Igbara- Ekiti
ix) Mother Emmanuel Nursery/ Primary School, Orin-Ekiti
x) Michaelian Nursery/ Primary School,Ado-Ekiti
xi) St Michael’s Nursery/Primary School, Igogo-Ekiti
xii) Michaelian Nursery/Primary
School, Kota- Ekiti
xiii) St Louis Nursery/Primary School, Ikere-Ekiti 
Seat of Wisdom Nursery/Primary
School, ljan-Ekiti
Immaculate Heart
Nursery/Primary School, Emure-
Ekiti

CATHOLIC SOCIETIES

ASSOCIATIONS
1. Diocesan Priests
Association (NCDPA) Chairman: Rev. Fr Fidelis Adeleye Vice Chairman: Rev. Fr Anthony Ijasan
Secretary: Rev. Fr Clement Elegbeleye
2. National Conference Of Women Religious (NCWR)
President: Sr Michael Akinlusi, SSMA Secretary: Sr Maria Onyinye Kristi Inegbu, IHM
Chaplain: Fr Barnabas Obinna
Nwabor, C.S.Sp
3. Ekiti Catholic Diocesan Catechists Association
President: Catechist Francis Adeusi Secretary: Catechist Augustine Fele Director: Fr James Ogunrnoroti
4. Catholic Laity Council President: Engr Lucas Dele Orubuloye Secretary: Mr Vincent Jegede, KSM Chaplain: Fr Augustine Fadola. Assistant: Fr Augustine Aina.
5. Catholic Women Organisation (CWO)
President: Lady Grace Iyabo Dada Secretary: Chief Susan Modupe Omoniyi
Chaplain: Msgr Dominic Sunday Ajayi Assistant: Fr. Emmanuel Oluwatuyi
6. Confraternity Of Christian Mothers
President: Chief R. Y. Babalola
Secretary: Lady F. Olajuyin
Chaplain: Fr Pius Ajibade Assistant: Fr Peter Olowolafe
7. Catholic Youth Organisation Of Nigeria (CYON)
President: Mr Gabriel Toyin Ogunlade
Secretary: Mr Emmanuel Damilola Owoofe
Youth Team: Fr John Paul Ogundipe (Chaplain)
Fr Jerome Ogundele (Assistant) Sr Margaret Ajayi. SSMA (Adviser)
8. Church Wardens Association President: Mr Louis Adedayo Secretary: Mr Sylvester Adeyanju Chaplain: Msgr Jerome Ayeni Assistant: Fr Innocent Olowookere
9. Knights Of St John
International
ST PATRICK COMMANDRY NO 718
Worthy President: Sir. Albert Ogunsina, KSJ, Recording Secretary: Sir Peter Ayodele, KSJ.
Chaplain: Fr Dominic Ikede, C.S.Sp
10. Knights Of St John
International,
ST MICHAEL COMMANDRY NO 718
Worthy President: Sir Joseph Omodara, KSJ.
Recording Secretary: Sir Romanus Obasi, KSJ
Chaplain:
11. M.O.D Association President: Mr Oliver Eya Secretary: Mr John Kayode Ayodele Chaplain: Fr Charles Udeh, cmf
12. National Association Of
Catholic Corps Members
(NACC)
President: Hilary Sochima Asomba Secretary: Emmanuel Ogedegbe Chaplain: Fr Barnabas Obinna Nwabor, C.S.Sp
Assistant: Fr Christopher Ojo
13. Marriage & Family Life
Apostolate Chairman: Chief Johnson Faleyimu Secretary: Mr John lgboro P.R.O: Catechist Francis Adeusi Chaplain: Fr Anthony Kehinde-Bello
14. Altar Servers Association President: Ezekiel lbikunle Secretary: Clement Olootu Oluwole Chaplain: Fr Pius Adesugba
15. Association Of Catholic
Public Officers (ACAPO) President: Mr Jide Oguntimeyin Secretary: Mr Felix Fagbamigbe Chaplain: Fr K. K. Fakehinde
16. Ekiti Diocesan Catholic Nurses
Guild
President: Lady M.A. Falana Secretary: Mrs F. A. Oso Chaplain: Fr Ambrose K. Dada
17. Association Of Catholic
Trained Evangelizers Of
Nigeria (ACTEN)
Chief Servant: Evangelizer Gabriel Ayeni
Secretary: Evangelizer Roseline Faeji Chaplain: Msgr Joseph Olu Ojo
18. Ekiti Diocesan Evangelization
Commission (EDEC) Chairman: Msgr Joseph Olu Ojo Vice Chairman: Evangelizer Philip Amujo Secretary: Evangelizer Solomon Ojajuni
19. Ekiti Diocesan Choir
Association
President: Mr Tobias Busayo Famusan
Secretary: Mr Philip Asigidi Chaplain: Fr Kayode Clement Assistant: Fr Richard Fadogba
Pious Associations
1. Legion Of Mary President: Bro. Anthony Adelusi Secretary: Sister Janet Adewale Chaplain: Msgr Jerome Ayeni Assistant: Fr Ambrose K. Dada
2. Sacred Heart Association President: Sir F.O. Adu Secretary: Mr .S. A. Aladedahunsi Chaplain: Fr Francis Mary Ogundare Assistant: Fr Joseph Onijigin
3. St Anthony Of Padua President: Bro. E. Ajayi Secretary: Bro. Emmanuel Fatore Chaplain: Fr. Anthony Paola
4. Companions Of Priests & Religious
Chairman: Sir M. A. Ajayi, KSJ, JP. Secretary: Sir V. O.lbuola Chaplain: Fr Augustine Tunde Aina
5. St Jude Thaddeus’ Society President: Mr. R. O. Arabi Secretary: Mr. Vincent Jegede, KSM Chaplain: Fr Nicholas Oguntuase
6. St. Vincent De Paul President: Mr Patrick Ajibola Secretary: Mr Sylvester Adeniji Adewale
Chaplain: Fr Patrick Aduloju
7. Calvary Intercessory Association
Overseer: Evangelizer Joseph Falasinu
Secretary: Evangelizer Emilia Awopetu
Director: Msgr Joseph Olu Ojo
8. Pages Of The Blessed Sacrament
Promoter: Aladedahunsi Patricia Secretary: Alademomi Victoria Spiritual Director:Fr Christopher Ojo
9. Block Rosary Crusade Chairman: Bro. Emmanuel Nwofoke Secretary: Bro. Simon Emmanuel Chaplain: Fr Adolphus Mbaocha, cmf
10. Divine Mercy Association Coordinator: Dr Christopher Ehinomen
Asst Coordinator: Chief Florence Aina Adeparusi
Secretary: Evangelizer P.A.O. Akintunde
Chaplain: Fr Clement Elegbeleye
11 Catholic Charismatic
Renewal Of Nigeria (CCRN) Chairman: Evangelizer Roseline Faeji Secretary: Evangelizer Prince Jonathan Eze Chaplain: Fr Andrew Odeyemi Assistant: Fr Thomas Adebisi
DEANERIES/PARISHES

NECRELOGY

NECROLOGY
1. Very Rev. Monsignor Ogunleye Oguntuyi, First Ekiti Catholic Priest. Born in Iworoko-Ekiti in 1907. Ordained Priest on March 21. 1946. Died on December 5, 1986.
2. Sr Winifred Kehinde Kolawole, SSMA, Born in Awo-Ekiti on February 15, 1969 Professed Religious on August 20. 1993. Died on January 2, 1999.
3. Rev. Fr Cosmas Taye Ogunsina, Born in Ilawe-Ekiti on April 8, 1961. Ordained Priest on December 24, 1991. Died on December 28,1999.
4. Rev. Fr Lawrence Gbemi Adetoye, Born in Oye-Ekiti on February 2, 1970. Ordained Priest on September 4, 1999. Died on August 10,2001
5. Rev. Fr Philip Oluwabusuyi Osadare, Born in Ilawe-Ekiti on March 23, 1961. Ordained Priest on July 12, 1986.
Died on March 23, 2002.
6. Rev. Fr Peter Obawale Olawumi, Born in Ado-Ekiti on June 12, 1955. Ordained Priest on 14 Feb, 1982. Died on November 20.2006.
7. Sr Benedicta Kehinde Oyebiyi, SSMA Born in Omuo-Ekiti on February 25, 1975. Professed Religious on 28/4/01; 29/9/07. Died on December 7, 2007.
8. Rev. Fr Rufus Olukayode Pariola Born in Efon-Alaaye-Ekiti on April 3, 1931. Ordained Priest on December 17, 1961. Died on March 1,2014.

REGIONS / DEANERIES / PARISHES

DEANERIES/PARISHES

Ado Deanery

  1. St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ado-Ekiti
  2. Blessed Michael Tansi lgbo

Chaplaincy.

  1. St Mary’s Church, lrona, Ado-Ekiti
  2. Holy Family Church, Basiri, Ado-

Ekiti

  1. Christ the King Church, Aj ilosun, Ado-Ekiti
  2. St Fidelis Church, Ayegunle

Street, Ado-Ekiti

  1. I) St. Augustine’s Church, Ago-

Aduloju, via Ado-Ekiti

  1. St Patrick’s Church, Ago Araromi, via Ado- Ekiti
  2. St Michael’s Church,

Opopogbooro, Ado-Ekiti

  1. I) St Pius Church, Aba Ilokun, via

Ado-Ekiti

Mass Centres

  1. I) Mary Queen of Angels,

Olorunsogo

  1. St Michael, Adehun
  • St Michael, Federal Housing
  1. St Michael, Onala
  2. St Monica’s Church, Odo-Ado, Ado-Ekiti
  3. I) St Philip’s Church, Igirigiri,

via Ado-Ekiti

  1. St Mary’s Church, Idege, via Ado -Ekiti
  • St Lawrence’s Church, Erifun, Ado-Ekiti
  1. St Dominic’s Church, Oke-Ureje, Ado-Ekiti
  2. St Anthony’s Church, Iworoko- Ekiti
  3. St Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU)
  4. Holy Cross Federal Polytechnic Chaplaincy Satellite Campus, Ado-Ekiti

Ilawe Deanery

  1. St John’s Pro-Cathedral. Ilawe- Ekiti
  2. St Joseph’s Church, Afuremu, Oke-Bedo, Ilawe Ekiti.
  3. St Patrick’s Church, Oke Erno, Ilawe-Ekiti
  4. St Raphael’s, Ilawe-Ekiti
  5. Peter & Paul Pro-Cathedral, Igbara-Odo-Eki
  6. Holy Family Church, Surulere, Igbara-Odo-Eki
  7. Holy Rosary’s Church, lgbara -Odo-Ekiti
  8. St Thomas’ Church, Ogotun Ekiti
  9. I) St Joseph’s Church, Alagbede Camp, via Ogotu Ekiti
  10. St Mary’s Church, Johnson Camp, via Ogotun-Ek
  • K. C, Osogbotedo. via Ogotun- Ekiti
  1. St Benedict’s Church. 1gede-Ekiti
  2. St Michael’s Church.Iyin-Ekiti
  3. St Theresa’s Church, Awo-Ekiti
  4. St Philip’s Church. Esure-Ekiti
  5. St Joseph’s Church, lropora-Ekiti

Usi Deanery

  1. St Joseph’s Church. Usi-Ekiti
  2. St Benedict’s Church, Ido-Ekiti
  3. I) Church of Assumption, Alapo Quarters. Ido-Ekiti
  4. St Mary’s Church. Ilogbo-Ekiti
  5. St Stephen’s Church. Otun-Ekiti
  6. St Mary’s Church. Otun-Ekiti
  7. St Michael’s, Otun-Ekiti
  8. St Augustine’s Church. Osun- Ekiti.
  9. St Andrew’s Church, Osan-Ekiti
  10. St Michael’s Church. Ofale (Mass Centre)

Iii) St Mary’s Church. Baba Orioke (Mass Centre)

  1. St Jude’s Church, Erinrnope, – Ekiti
  2. St Michael’s Church, Aaye-Oja- Ekiti
  3. St Benedict’s Church, Epe-Ekiti (Mass Centre)
  4. St Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral, Igogo- Ekiti
  5. St Thomas’ Church, lkun-Ekiti
  6. St John’s Church, Isaoye-Ekiti
  • Good Shepherd, lgogo-Ekiti

7     St Michael’s Church. Osi-Ekiti

  1. St Peter’s Church, Igbole-Ekiti
  2. St John’s Church. Orin-Ekiti
  3. Corpus Christi Church. lletin, Orin-Ekiti
  4. St Mary’s Church, Ora-Ekiti

9     St Paul’s Church. Wlki-Ekiti

  1. All Saints Church. Aaye-Ekiti
  2. St Thomas’ Church. Ifisin-Ekiti

Lkere Deanery

  1. St Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral, Ikere-

Ekiti

  1. Holy Ghost Church, Ikere-Ekiti
  2. St Paul’s Church, Afao, Ikere-Ekiti
  3. Our Lady of the Rosary Church,

Obasanjo Estate, Fagbohun, Ikere-Ekiti

  1. St Pius’ Church, Iro, Ikere-Ekiti
  2. St Anthony’s Chaplaincy, Ekiti State College of Education. Ikere- Ekiti
  3. St Theresa’s Church. Ise-Ekiti
  4. St Raphael’s Church, Orun-Ekiti
  5. St Francis’ Church. Afolu, via Ise- Ekiti
  • St Augustine’s Church, Obada, via Ise-Ekiti
  1. St Mary’s Church, Kajola, via Ise- Ekiti
  2. St Agnes Church, Ajebamidele, via Ise-Ekiti
  3. Ss Peter & Paul Church, Ajegunle, via Ise- Ekiti
  • St Mary’s Church, Aba-Panu, via Ise-Ekiti
  • St Joseph’s Church, Ogbese, via Ise-Ekiti
  1. Sacred Heart Church, Emure- Ekiti
  2. i) St Patrick’s Church. Emure-Ekiti
  3. St Joachim’s Church, Emure-Ekiti
  • St Peter’s Church. Emure-Ekiti
  1. St Peter’s Church. Eporo, via

Emure-Ekiti

  1. St Richard’s Church, Okeseri, via Emure- Ekiti
  2. St Ambrose’s Church, Owode, via

Emure- Ekili

  • St Luke’s Church, Alapoto, via Ernure-Ekiti
  • St Thomas’ Church, Aba-Egin, via Emure Ekiti
  1. St Jude’s Church, Oge, via

Emure-Ekiti

  1. Holy Ghost Church, Sasere, via Emure-Ekiti
  2. St Michael’s Church, Akeregun via Emure-Ekiti

Ijan Deanery

  1. St James’ Church, Ijan-Ekiti
  2. i) St Paul’s Church, llupeju. via ljan- Ekiti
  3. St Peter’s Odo-Ijan-Ekiti
  4. St Columba’s Church, Igbemo- Ekin
  5. I) Our Lady Help of Christians, Igbemo-Ekiti
  6. St Patrick’s Church, Are-Ekiti
  • St Joseph’s Church, Afao- Ekiti
  1. St Michael’s Church, Ilumoba- Ekiti
  2. St Catherine, Iluomoba-Ekiti
  3. St Paul’s Church, Agbado-Ekiti
  4. St Cyprian’s Church, Aisegba- Ekiti
  5. ii) St Agnes Church, Agbado-Ekiti
  • St Comfort’s, Oko-Agbado,
  1. St Francis’ Church, Imesi

(Lasigidi)- Ekiti

  1. St Matthew’s Church, Egbe-Ekiti

Efon Deanery

  1. St Michael’s Church. Efon- Alaaye-Ekiti
  2. I) St Bridget’s Church. Ipole-Iloro -Ekiti

2) St Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, Efon- Alaaye-Ekiti

  1. I) Federal Government Girls College Chaplaincy, Efon-Alaaye- Ekiti.
  2. St Anne’s Church, Aramoko-Ekiti
  3. I) St Joseph’s Church, Aramoko -Ekiti
  4. ii) St Augustine’s Church, Ikogosi -Ekiti
  • St Patrick’s Church, Erinjiyan

-Ekiti

  1. St Edward’s Church, Erio-Ekiti
  2. St Peter’s Church, Okemesi-Ekiti I) St Augustine’s Church, Ido-lle

-Ekiti

  1. St Paul, Odoba, Okemesi- Ekiti

Oye Deanery

  1. Ss Peter & Paul Pro-Cathedral,

Oye- Ekiti

  1. i) St Mary’s Church, Oye- Ekiti
  2. St William’s Church, Ayegbaju- Ekiti
  3. St Gregory’s Pro-Cathedral, Ire-

Ekiti

  1. i) Christ the King Church, Ire- Ekiti

3 St Anthony’s Church, Ire-Ekiti

  1. St John’s Church, Ilupeju-Ekiti
  2. St Michael’s Church, Osin-Ekiti i) St Philomena’s Church, Itapa-

Ekiti

  1. St Benedict’s Church.Ayede-Ekiti i) St Peter’s Church, Itaji-Ekiti
  2. ii) All Saints’ Church, lmojo-Ekiti
  • St Anthony’s Church, Oloje

7 St Martin’s Church, lsan-Ekiti

  1. St George’s Church, Omu-Oke- Ekiti
  2. i) St Anthony’s Church, Omu-Odo- Ekiti
  3. ii) St Benedict’s Church. Ijelu-Ekiti
  4. St Paul’s Church, Iludun-Ekiti
  5. i) St Joseph’s Church Iye-Ekiti
  6. ii) St Anthony’s, Ipere-Ekiti

Ikole Deanery

  1. Ss Peter & Paul Church. lkole- Ekiti
  2. i) St Jude’s Catholic Community. Ikole- Ekiti
  3. ii) St Joseph’s Church, Ijesa-Isu- Ekiti
  4. St Thomas’ Church, Odo-Oro-

Ekiti

  1. i) St Anthony’s Church, Odo-Oro- Ekiti
  2. ii) Federal Government College Chaplaincy, Ikole- Ekiti
  3. St Patrick’s Church, Oke-Ayedun- Ekiti
  4. I) St Joseph’s Church, Odo- Ayedun-Ekiti
  5. ii) St Mary’s Church, Ayebode-Ekiti
  • Holy Family Church, Ipao-Ekiti
  1. St George’s Church, ltapaji-Ekiti i) St Mark’s Church, Oke-ako-Ekiti
  2. ii) Christ the King Church, lrele-Ekiti
  • St Gabriel’s Church, Iyemero-Ekiti
  1. St Paul’s Church, Iludofin, Omuo-

Ekiti

  1. St John’s Church, Ode-Ekiti
  2. ii) St Anthony’s Church. Isinhode-

Ekiti

  • St Mary’s Church, Omuo-Ekiti
  1. St Augustine’s Church. Eda-Ile- Ekiti
  2. St Anthony’s Church. Omuo-Oke-

Ekiti

  1. i) St Anthony’s Church, llasa-Ekiti
  2. St Patrick’s Church. Kota -Ekiti

Ijero Deanery

  1. St Peter’s Church, P.O. Box 1 L Ijero-Ekiti
  2. i) St Michael’s Church.Oke-Oro- Ekiti
  3. ii) St Martin’s Church, Ayegunle -Ekiti
  • St Michael’s Church, Iroko-Ekiti
  1. St Matthew’s. Igerno, Ijero-Ekiti
  2. St Peter’s, Ilukuno-Ekiti
  3. St Raphael the Archangel Chaplaincy, College of Science & Health Technology, Ijero-Ekiti
  4. St Columba’s Church, Ikoro-Ekiti
  5. i) Church of Ascension, Oke-Oja, Ikoro-Ekiti
  6. St Joseph’s Church, Aba-Sakoro,

Ikoro-Ekiti

  1. St Mary’s Church, Araromi-Ekiti i) St Anthony’s Church, Ara-Ekiti
  2. St Mary’s Church, Iloro-Ekiti I) St Matthew’s Church, Ayetoro -Ekiti
  3. St Boniface’s Church, Ewu-Ekiti
  4. St George’s Church, ljurin-Ekiti
  5. i) St Martin’s Church, Ipoti-Ekiti ii) St Thomas’ Church, Odo-Owa -Ekiti.
CHAPLAINCIES

CHAPLAINCIES
1. BLESSED MICHAEL IWENE TANSI IGBO CHAPLAINCY,ADO-EKITI Chaplain: Rev. Fr Charles Udeh, cmf
Assistant: Rev. Fr Adolphus Mbaocha, cmf
2. ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHAPLAINCY, EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY, ADO- EKITI
Chaplain: Rev. Fr Clement Ogunlusi
3. HOLY CROSS CHAPLAINCY, THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ADO- EKITI
Chaplain: Rev. Fr Emeka Okeke, cmf
Chaplain: Rev. Fr Charles Atoki (Satellite Campus)
4. ST ANTHONY CHAPLAINCY, COLLEGE EDUCATION,IKERE-EKITI Chaplain: Rev. Fr Andrew Sao Kondovoh, C.S.Sp
5. ST RAPHAEL THE ARCHANGEL CHAPLAINCY, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, IJERO EKITI
Chaplain: Rev. Fr Fidelis Adeleye
Assistant: Rev. Fr Emmanuel Oluwatuyi
6. HOLY CHILD CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL CHAPLAINCY, ADO- EKITI
Chaplain: Rev. Fr Christopher Ojo
7. ANNUNCIATION COLLEGE, & ST LOUIS SECONDARY SCHOOL CHAPLAINCIES, IKERE-EKITI
Chaplain: Rev. Fr Augustine Oge
8. MATER CHRISTI GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL, IGEDE-EKITI Chaplain: Rev. Fr Ambrose Kolawole Dada
9. MARY IMMACULATE GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL, ADO-EKITI Chaplain: Rev. Fr Patrick Ayernowa
10. MARIA ASSUMPTA CATHOLIC HOSPITAL, ADO-EKITI Chaplain: Rev. Fr Clement Ogunlusi
11. POPE JOHN PAUL II PASTORAL CENTRE, ADO-EKITI Chaplain: Rev. Fr Emeka Okeke, cmf
DIOCESAN PRIESTS ON MISSION (Fidei Donum)
1. Rev. Fr (Captain) Martin Awoyinka, Military Chaplaincy, Abuja, FCT.
2. Rev. Fr (ASP) Martin-Rita Akinyemi, Police Chaplaincy, Abeokuta, Ogun
State.
3. Rev. Fr Cyril Ogunsusi, (Lagos Archdiocese, Fide Donum).
4. Rev. Fr Emmanuel Ogundele, (Lagos Archdiocese Lecturer, Augustine University, Epe).
5. Rev. Fr Michael Omojola, All Saints Major Seminary Uhiele-Ekpoma, Edo State.
6. Rev. Fr Vincent Ojo, All Saints Major Seminary, Uhie Ekpoma, Edo State.
7. Rev. Fr Williams Aso, All Saints Major Seminary Uhiele-Ekpoma, Edo State
8. Rev. Fr Emmanuel Alao, Abuja Archdiocese
9. Rev. Fr Patrick Osuntoyinbo, (Priest Student- Lagos Archdiocese)
10. Rev. Fr Marcus Famosaya, St Cyprian, Oko-Oba, Lagos Archdiocese
11. Rev. Fr Alfred Omoleye, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ajah, Lagos Archdiocese
12. Rev. Fr George Ajana, National Director, Pontifical Mission Societies, Abuja
13. Rev. Fr Peter Akodu, (Priest Student- Unilag)
14. Rev. Fr Lucas Ojo, ljebu-Ode Diocese

FEMALE RELIGIOUS HOUSES

FEMALE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES

  1. Sisters Of St Louis (SSL) Arrived in Ekiti on 7 October. 1948 St. Louis Convent. Ikere-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching

i ) St Louis Girls Sec. School, lkere- Ekiti,

  1. ii) St Louis Nursery/Primary School, lkere-Ekiti,

Personnel: Sisters Christiana Ogundele. Agatha Nwanyanwu, Veronica Obi, Francisca Akinwumi (Student), and Vivian Ajonuma (Student).

  1. Immaculate Heart Of

Mary Sisters ( IHM)

Arrived in Ekiti in 1977

  • IHM Convent, Ilawo-Ekiti: Apostolate: Hospital
  1. i) St Theresa’s Hospital, Ilawe-Ekiti Personnel:

Sr. Mary Julia Odemigbo,

Sr. Mary Rose Virginia Ibeh

Sr. Miriam Joseph Enemuo

  • IHM Convent, Ado-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching

St Joseph’s Nursery/Primary School,

Ado-Ekiti Personnel:

Sr. Mary Greta Aluma,

Sr. Antoinette Marie Afoamuta,

Sr. Maria Chuckwudiebele Ike,

Sr. Onyinye-Kristi lnegbu,

Sr. Vera Marriette Nwankwo

Sr. Noelle Marie

  • IHM Convent, Ikole-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching
  1. I) St Theresa’s Nursery/Primary School, Ikole-Ekiti
  2. ii) St Theresa’s Sec. School, Ikole- Ekiti

Personnel:

Sr. Mary Ethel Opara,

Sr. Mary Gladys Nwaobilo,

Sr. Maria Salem Nwogwugwu,

Sr. Maria Eldora Okwuosa

  • IHM Convent, Igede-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching

Mater Christi Girls Sec. School, Igde- Ekiti

Personnel:

Sr. John Mariette Onyejekwe,

Sr. Mary Anselm Nwachukwu,

Sr. Maria Justitiae Amuh,

Sr. Maria Chiwado Agba,

Sr. Mary Uchenna Asogwu,

Sr. Sussane Mariette Arumona

Sr. Maria Nzubenna Ojih

Student: Sister Mary Rose Blessing Eladonye

  1. Daughters Of Mary

Mother Of Mercy (DMMM) Arrived in Ekiti in 1985 Apostolate: Hospital

  1. I) St Mary’s Catholic Hospital,

Igbara-Odo-Ekiti

Personnel:

Sr. Star Maris Ogundeji,

Sr. Mary-Blessing Kurumeh

Sr. Pernette Maris Anuhuebo.

  1. Sisters Of Saint Michael

The Archangel (SSMA)

Founded by Bishop M.O. Fagun on November 6, 1986

Formal Canonical Erection: February 26, 2000

  • Generalate: Ado-Ekiti. P. O. Box 1360.

Apostolate: Administration, Bookshop, Pax Herbal Shop,

Vocational Centre.

Personnel:

Sr. Adenike Regina Oke, (Superior General), Sr. Mary-Anne Mowobi, Sr. Aina Patricia, Sr. Emmanuel-Mary Fadiya, Sr. Caroline Ogundiran Sr. Cecilia Obi

  • SSMA Novitiate, Ado-Ekiti:

Novice Mistress: Sr Emmanuella Ojo, SSMA

  • SSMA Postulate, Ado-Ekiti: Postulant Mistress: Sr. Christiana lshola, SSMA
  • SSMA (Mary Immaculate)

Convent, Ado-Ekiti:

Apostolate: Teaching

Michaelian Nursery/Primary School, Vocational Centre Ado-Ekiti Personnel:

Sr. Catherine Oluyemo,

Sr. Immaculata Omojola

Sr.Benedicta Eromosele, Sr. Mary-Anne Obama Sr. Scholastica Balogun.

  • SSMA (Maria Assumpta)

Convent. Ado-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching Holy Child Catholic Secondary School, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Personnel: Sr. Marcellina Barnisaye Sr. Agnes Ajobiewe.

Sr Pauline Ojo: Working at the Maria Assumpta Catholic Hospital, Ado-Ekiti

  • SSMA Convent, Ikoro-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching

St James’ Nur/ Pry Sch., Ikoro-Ekiti Personnel: Srs EIizabeth Akinbolade and Priscilla Daodu, Sr Lucy Akinsipe: Working at the State Government Hospital, Ijero-Ekiti

  • SSMA Convent, Ilawe-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching

Michaelian Nur/ Pry School, Ilawe- Ekiti; Corpus Christi

Secondary School, llawe-Ekiti Personnel:

Sr. Margaret Ajayi. Victoria Dada Sr. Christiana Oloworuwase.

  • Pope John Paul II Pastoral Centre

Convent: Apostolate: Pastoral Centre Administration. Personnel: Sr. Veronica Owoso Sr. Mary Arasanmi (j) SSMA Convent, Kota-Ekiti Apostolate: Michaelian Nur./ Pry School, Kota-Ekiti I) Holy Child Catholic Secondary

School, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Personnel:

Sr. Marcellina Barnisaye

Sr. Agnes Ajobiewe.

Sr. Pauline Ojo: Working at the Maria Assumpta Catholic Hospital, Ado-Ekiti

(I) SSMA Convent, Ikoro-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching

St James’ Nur./ Pry Sch., Ikoro-Ekiti Personnel:

Sr. Elizabeth Akinbolade

Sr. Priscilla Daodu.

Sr Lucy Akinsipe: Working at the State

Government Hospital, Ijero-Ekiti

  • SSMA Convent, Ilawe-Ekiti: Apostolate: Teaching

Michaelian Nur./Pry School, Ilawe- Ekiti; Corpus Christi Secondary School, llawe-Ekiti

Personnel:

Sr. Margaret Ajayi, Victoria Dada

Sr. Christiana Oloworuwase.

  • SSMA Convent, Kota-Ekiti Apostolate: Michaelian Nur. /Pry School. Kota-Ekiti Personnel:

Sr. Felicia Adeola

Sr. Elizabeth Omotu

Sr. Theresa Obende

Sr.Victoria Akanbi.

(I) SSMA Convent, (Emure-Ekiti) Apostolate: Immaculate Heart Nursery/Primary School, Emure-Ekiti Personnel:

Sr. Michael Akinlusi

Sr. Joan Julie Ayeoribe

(j) SSMA Convent, (Orin-Ekiti) Apostolate: Health Delivery Mother Emmanuel Nursery/Primary School, SSMA Clinic, Orin Ekiti.

Personnel:

Sr. Veronica Babalola

Sr. Catherine Ojolo

Sr. Veronica Adepoju

  1. PASSIONIST SISTERS (CP) Arrived Ekiti on 2 October, 2014 Apostolate: Teaching
  2. I) St Philip’s Nursery/Primary

School, Otun-Ekiti

Personnel:

Sr. Patricia Anyanwu

Sr. Pauline Omemgbeoji

Sr. Kechinyere Korie

MALE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES

  1. Holy Ghost Fathers (C.S.Sp.) Arrived in Ekiti in 1985 Apostolate: Pastoral Work

St Joseph’s, lkere-Ekiti, Holy Ghost, lkere-Ekiti and St Pius, Ikere-Ekiti Personnel:

Rev. Fr. Dominic lkede,

Rev. Fr. Andrew Sao Kondovoh,

Rev. Fr.Raphael Kpooh

Rev. Fr. Barnabas Obinna Nwabor.

  1. Claretian Missionary

Fathers (CMF)

Arrived in Ekiti in 1993 Apostolate: Pastoral Work

Blessed Tansi Chaplaincy, Ado-Ekiti and Holy Cross

Catholic Chaplaincy, The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti

Personnel:

Rev. Fr. Charles Udeh

Rev. Fr. Adolphus Mbaocha

Rev. Fr. Emeka Okeke

  1. Marist Brothers Of The

Schools (FMS)

Arrived in Ekiti in 2012

Apostolate: Teaching

Christ the King Catholic College (CKCC), Ire Ekiti.

Personnel:

BrotherOkey Anochie, fms (Principal) Brother Basil Nwude, fms (Bursar) Brother Ferdinand Okororie, fms (Dean of Students , Affairs)

INSTITUTES

  1. Catechetical Centre

St Joseph’s Catechetical Centre, Usi- Ekiti

34 Full time Catechists and 9 Part Time Catechists, 51 Voluntary Catechists, 18 Catechists in Training and 51 Evangelizers

  1. SSMA Vocational Centre

Mary Immaculate Secondary School premises,

  1. O. Box 10, Ado-Ekiti.
  2. SSMA Candle, Host and Soap Factory,

SSMA Generalate, Ado-Ekiti

  1. SSMA Bookshop and Pax Herbal Centre, Ado-Ekiti

St Patrick’s Cathedral premises. Ado- Ekiti

  1. Diocesan Pastoral Centre

Pope John Paul II Pastoral Centre, P. O. Box 136, Ikere- Road, Ado-Ekiti.

  1. St Joseph’s Technical

Workshop

Wood and Steel works, lkere Road, Ado-Ekiti

  1. Health Care Delivery
  2. i) Maria Assumpta Hospital, Ado- Ekiti
  3. ii) St Theresa’s Hospital, llawe-Ekiti
  4. St Mary’s Hospital, lgbara-Odo
  5. Our Lady of Lourdes Clinic,

Emure- Ekiti

  • Divine Mercy Health Centre, Orin- Ekiti

SCHOOLS

106 Primary Schools were lost to the government in 1975 with 7 Secondary Schools and a Technical School forcibly taken over by the then Military Government of Nigeria.

(a) PRIMARY SCHOOLS

  1. I) St Joseph’s Nursery/Primary School, Ado-Ekiti
  2. ii) St Theresa’s Nursery/Primary.

School, Ikole-Ekiti

  1. St Philip’s Nursery

/Primary School, Otun-Ekiti

  1. St James’ Nursery/ Primary School, Ikoro-Ekiti
  • Michaelian Nursery/Primary School, Ilawe-Ekiti
  1. Our Lady of Fatima Nursery/Primary School, Ire-Ekiti
  2. St Benedict’s Nursery/Primary School, ljelu-Ekiti
  3. Divine Mercy Nursery/Primary School, Igbara- Ekiti
  • Mother Emmanuel Nursery/ Primary School, Orin-Ekiti
  • Michaelian Nursery/ Primary School,Ado-Ekiti
  1. St Michael’s Nursery/Primary School, Igogo-Ekiti
  2. Michaelian Nursery/Primary

School, Kota- Ekiti

  1. St Louis Nursery/Primary School, Ikere-Ekiti

Seat of Wisdom Nursery/Primary

School, ljan-Ekiti

Immaculate Heart

Nursery/Primary School, Emure-

Ekiti

(b) SECONDARY SCHOOLS

  1. I) Holy Child Secondary School,

Ado-Ekiti.

  1. ii) St Theresa’s Secondary School,

Ikole-Ekiti

  1. Christ the King Catholic College (CKCC), lre-Ekiti
  • Mater Christi Girls Secondary School, Igede- Ekiti
  1. Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Secondary School, Oye- Ekiti
  2. St Gabriel’s Secondary School, Ijero-Ekiti
  3. Lumen Christi Secondary School, Otun-Ekiti

 

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