July 22, 2024

OYO DIOCESE

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

MOST REV. EMMANUEL ADETOYESE BADEJO
Date Birth: 13 July, 1961 Priestly Ordination: 4 January, 1986 Episcopal Ordination: 20 October, 2007 Address: Jubilee House, Box 1480, Mariama Road, Saw Mill area, Oyo, State Ph: 08033062913 E-mail: [email protected] Motto: To God be all Glory
MOST REV. JULIUS BABATUNDE ADELAKUN
(Bishop Emeritus) Date of Birth: November 4,1934 Priestly Ordination: June 27,1965 Episcopal Ordination: February 11, 1973 E-mail: [email protected] [email protected]

ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE
Ecclesiastical Province of Ibadan
STATISTICS OF DIOCESE

STATISTICS AT-A-GLANCE
First Bishop: Most Rev. Owen McCoy WF Second Bishop: Most Rev. Julius B. Adelakun Size of diocese: 18,000sq.km Population: 2.5million No of Catholics: 34,494 No of Parishes: 19 No of Quasi Parishes: 8 Mission Stations: 3 Outstations: 60 Diocesan Priests: 39 Claretians (C.M.F): 2 Ibadan Archdiocese Priest: 2 Franciscan sisters: 7 Daughters of the Holy Spirit: 9 Sisters of St. Louis: 8 Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters 9 Sisters of St. Michael the Archangel 6 University Sisters of Assumption 8 Seminarians 31 Catechists 22Prayer leaders 84

HISTORY OF DIOCESE

he Catholic Diocese of Oyo was carved out of the Catholic Archdiocese of
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Lagos. Hitherto, Priests had to come all the way from Lagos, Ibadan and even Ijebu-Ode to celebrate the Eucharist in Oyo and its environs. As at the time, only stations like Oyo, Osogbo, Otan, Inisa, Ilesha etc, were mainly the beneficiaries. Priests were later stationed in these towns.
In April 1949, the old Oyo Province-excluding Ibadan was erected as the Prefecture of Oyo. The white-fathers (the Missionaries of Africa) were invited to take charge. Fr. Owen McCoy – who later became the first Bishop of Oyo (now deceased), led a group of some White-Fathers to start the work of evangelization
OYO DIOCESE
Province: Ibadan Erection: January 18, 1963in the area.
On 1st March, 1963, the prefecture of Oyo was raised to the status of a diocese, with the Prefect Apostolic, Rt.
Rev, Msgr. Owen McCoy, becoming the first Bishop of Oyo till his retirement in 1971. This year, Rev. Fr. Anthony Olubunmi Okogie of Lagos Archdiocese was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Oyo Diocese, remaining so until the death of Archbishop J.K.
Aggey of Lagos Archdiocese, when he was moved to Lagos as Archbishop.
Vacancy was thus created in Oyo Diocese and Rev. Fr. Julius Babatunde Adelakun was called upon and to take over as Bishop of Oyo Diocese on 11th February, 1973.
On 14th March, 1995, the Diocese of Osogbo was carved out of Oyo Diocese with its headquarters at Osogbo. Thus the new seat of Bishop of Oyo was transferred to Oyo town.
The liturgical ceremony marking the canonical installation of the Bishop of Oyo at his new seat was held on 30th April, 1995 at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Oyo now raised to the status of a Cathedral.
The Diocese of Oyo made history as she received the good news of the appointment on August 20, 2007; Rt.
Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel Ade Badejo as the co-Adjutor Bishop of Oyo Diocese and his Episcopal ordination took place on 20th October, 2007, at St.
Francis Catholic College, Oyo. Most Rev. Julius Babatunde Adelakun remained the Bishop of Oyo till his retirement on the 4th November, 2009
while the canonical installation of Most Rev. Emmanuel Ade Badejo as Bishop of Oyo took place on 20th November, 2009.
The Diocese of Oyo is some 18,000sq.km in size. It is situated in the Yoruba South West area of Nigeria and occupies a larger part of Oyo State covering Oyo, Ogbomoso and the whole of Oke-Ogun. The Diocese is bounded in the North by Ilorin Diocese, in the South by Ibadan Archdiocese, in the East by Osogbo Diocese, in the South West by Abeokuta Diocese, and in the North West border area by some of the Dioceses of the Republic of Benin. The total population is two and a half million of which only 34,494 are Catholics.

NAMES OF PRIESTS OF THE DIOCESES AND DATES OF BIRTH / ORDINATION

PRIESTS OF THE DIOCESE
S/N Name Assignment Date of Birth Date of Ord. 1. Badejo, Emmanuel Bishop Catholic Diocese of Oyo 13/7/61 04/01/86 2. Adelakun, Julius Bishop Emeritus, Catholic Diocese of Oyo04/11/34 27/06/65 3. Olawumi, Anthony Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan 20/12/43 20/12/70 4. Yakubu, Emmanuel St. Anne, Iganna /Vicar General 06/04/43 19/12/71 5. Isola, Michael St. Cecilia, Otu 03/05/49 03/10/81 6. Ajayi, Thomas St. Bernadine, Oyo 15/05/60 02/05/87 7. Oladele, Patrick Study Leave 25/08/61 05/10/91 8. Olawoore, Paul. Our Lady of Lourdes/ 30/11/61 03/10/92 Principal Maryland, Ogbomoso 9. Oladiipo, Francis ‘Femi Study Leave 05/05/66 13/08/9510. Awua, Jude Martin St. Peter, Sabo 02/02/68 17/08/96 11. Eke, Leo Sacred Heart, Igboho 13/12/64 01/11/97 12. Egunjobi, Jozy Pius St. John, Iseyin 10/05/71 06/08/98 13. Alayande, John Our Lady of Lourdes, Ogbomaso 04/04/68 06/08/98 14. Diala, Richmond Navy Chaplaincy 22/09/70 06/08/98 15. Fasola, Anthony St. Paul, Itasa 22/02/68 06/08/99 16. Wuraola, Boniface St. Andrew, Akinmoorin/ 15/02/73 06/08/99 Principal St Francis College 17. Falade, Michael St. Joseph, Iwere-Ile 21/01/68 03/08/00 18. Ogunleye, Jerome Study Leave 13/02/72 03/08/00 19. Opoola, John Cathedral, Asogo, Oyo 16/12/64 10/08/01 20. Udejiofor, Martin DeCross CFM St. Lawrence, Saki 03/11/70 05/07/03 21. Olabode, Ferdinand CKC, Isokun/JDPM 08/04/75 24/07/04 22. Olufunmilayo, Francis St. Anthony, Awe 07/12/70 24/07/04 23. Oyedare, Michael St. Patrick, Fiditi/Pastoral Secretary 16/07/74 24/07/04 24. Iwuala, Johnson St. James, Iwere-Oke/ St. Michael, Okeho 15/09/74 15/01/05 25. Oshin, Paul St. Mary, Ife-Odan 04/04/69 05/08/05 26. Ojo, Samson St John Vianney /Don-Bosco Workshop 18/05/73 05/08/05 27. Odurinde, Sylvester St. Mary Magdalene, Tede/ 18/03/75 05/08/05 Divine Mercy Chaplaincy 28. Babalola, Samson St George, Iseyin/ 01/06/76 05/08/05 Principal St Thomas, Iseyin 29. Badejo, Martin St. Thomas Moore, Ogbomoso 30/01/78 05/08/05 30. Ogunyale, Anthony Holy Family, Iseyin/ 02/03/76 12/08/06 Vocation Training centre 31. Ogundipe, Joseph Study Leave 19/08/76 11/08/07 32. Ojediran, Anthony St. Ferdinand, Ogbomoso 16/04/74 11/08/07 33. Adejumo, Joseph A. St. Anthony, Kisi 08/11/76 09/08/08 34. Adepoju, Anthony St. Peter, Igbeti/ 25/05/77 09/08/08 Principal St. Mary’s College 35. Eyinade, Francis. St Stephen, Apara 09/03/81 09/08/08 36. Ugo, Aloysius, CMF St. Lawrence, Saki 01/04/75 12/07/08 37. Oke, Lawrence St. Anthony, Awe/ 13/08/84 04/09/10 Fides Communications 38. Oyekunle, John St. Joseph, Rounda 19/01/77 04/09/10 39. Onifade Philip Our Lady of the 28/10/81 04/02/12 Assumption Cathedral, Oyo 40. Joshua Benedict St. Ferdinand, Ogbomoso 27/03/84 04/02/12 41. Popoola Thomas St. Mary Magdalene, Tede 09/02/79 04/02/12 42. Jolasun Benjamin St. Theresa, Ijio 12/03/82 04/02/12 43. Abegunde Anthony Chancellor/Ilora 18/08/82 04/02/12 44. Oke Solomon Our Lady of Lauds, Ogbomoso16/11/79 04/02/12 45. Olaniran John-Paul St. John’s Iseyin 18/02/82 46. Ojeniyi Peter St. Cecilia, Otu 27/02/79 47. Olayiwola Anthony St. Teresa, Ijio 22/05/81 50. Agboola Gabriel Bishop’s House/ 04/03/80 St. Stephen, Apara 51. Adeleke Gabriel St. Ann, Igana 23/06/83 52. Olanrewaju Augustine St. Michael Okeho 21/03/80
CLARETIANS (C.M.F.)
Rev. Fr. Martin DeCross Udejiofor (CMF) St. Lawrence, Saki Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ugo (CMF) St. Lawrence, Saki
FIDEI DONUM PRIESTS
IBADAN ARCHDIOCESE PRIESTS
Rev. Fr. Johnson Iwuala St James Catholic Church, Iwere- Oke St. Michael Catholic Church, Okeho Rev. Fr. Anthony Ogunyale Holy Family, Iseyin PRIESTS FROM OYO DIOCESE WORKING ELSEWHERE
Name Parish of Origin Diocese Most Rev. Gabriel Abegunrin St. Joseph, Iwere-Ile Ibadan Msgr. Francis Ogunmodede St. Anthony, Aawe Lagos Rev. Fr. Francis Raji MSP St. Stephen, Apaara Ijebu-Ode Rev. Fr. Michael Adegbola St. Anthony, Aawe Kano Rev. Fr. Dayo H.Jenfa St. Anthony, Aawe Rev. Fr. Anthony Aderibigbe St. Anthony, Aawe Lagos Rev. Fr. Felix Alabi, CSSR St. Ferdinand, Ogbomaso Lagos Rev. Fr. Samuel Alabi, MSP St. Ferdinand, Ogbomaso Rev. Fr. Joachim Akee Our Lady of the Assumption Ibadan Cathedral, Oyo Rev. Fr. Felix Akinyode St. Ann, Igana Ibadan Rev. Fr. Julius Akinyode St Ann, Igana Ibadan Rev. Fr. Anthony Ogunyale St. Joseph, Iwere-Ile Ibadan Rev. Fr. Peter Adeyemi Our Lady of the Assumption Lagos Cathedral, Oyo Rev. Fr. Gabriel Feyisetan, OP St. Ferdinand, Ogbomaso RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS
MAJOR SUPERIORS AND ADDRESSES (MEN)
Very Rev. Fr. Omonasaye Henry, CMF Claretian West Delegation Claretian Missionaries Lagos Resource Centre, Lagos Island Lagos State. Email:[email protected]
MAJOR SUPERIORS AND ADDRESSES (WOMEN)
Sr. Henrietta Eziashi, OSF (Provincial) LagosSr. Rita Akin- Otiko, SSL (Provincial) The Province of St. Louis P.M.B. 5245, Ibadan
Mother Mary Dominica Odita, IHM (Mother General) P.O. Box 1551 Onisha, Anambra State Tel: 08059953096 Sr. Margaret Fagbamigbe, SSMA (Superior General) P.O. Box 136 Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State Tel: 08033783086
Sr. Mary-Agatha Ebewu (Superior) University Sisters of Assumption C/o St. Albert’s Church, University of Benin P.M.B. 1454
Benin-City, Edo State.
Sr. Helena Ugorji DHS The Vice Provincial (DHS) Plot 26, Ilobu Road, GRA P.O. Box 1891 Osogbo, Osun State Tel: 035-240350, 08035841875

OFFICES AND PORTFOLIOS

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS
Diocesan Consultors Rt. Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel Bolaji.
Yakubu Very Rev. Fr. Thomas Ajayi Rev. Fr. Paul Olawoore Rev. Fr. Boniface Wuraola Very Rev. Fr. Joyzy Pius Egunjobi Diocesan Senate Bishop Vicar General All Deans Pastoral Secretary Bishop’s Nominees DIOCESAN PASTORAL COUNCIL
Pastoral Secretary: Rev. Fr. Michael Oyedare Financial Administrator: Rev. Fr. Anthony Abegunde Diocesan Canonist: Rev. Fr. Paul Olawoore President: Most Rev. Emmanuel Badejo Chairman: Mr. Francis Folorunsho. Alade Vice Chairman: Mr Michael Olasupo Secretary: Mr Godwin Egunjobi Assistant Secretary: Mr. Lawrence Okedokun NB: And the Parish Pastoral Council Chairmen and Secretaries.
Bishop’s Nominees Diocesan Finance Council Very Rev. Fr. John Opoola, Rev. Fr.
Joseph Adejumo, Rev. Fr. Anthony Abegunde and
(a) The Financial Chairmen of each Parish and Quasi-Parish (b) Bishop’s Nominees Oyo Diocesan Priests Association Chairman: Very Rev. Fr. John Opoola Secretary: Rev. Fr. Joseph Ogundipe Treasurer: Rev. Fr. Joseph Adejumo Members: All Diocesan Priests in the diocese

NECRELOGY

NECROLOGY
Rev. Fr. Beauchamp, Jean-Paul 14-11-75 Rev. Fr. Belanger 09-04-56 Rev. Fr. Bordeleau Willy 20-11-64 Rev. Fr. Baron Joseph 30-11-89 Rev. Fr. Byrne John 21-01-87 Rev. Fr. Coffey Michael 18-05-90 Rev. Fr. Gaffney Bernard 30-01-91 Rev. Fr. Gerry Geddes 26-07-89 Rev. Fr. Gilbert Yves 27-01-95 Rev .Fr. Gingras Roger 07-01-90 Rev .Fr. Hallihgan William 30-12-83 Rev. Fr. Heibig Hermann 23-05-80 Rev. Fr. Johannes Hamelijnck Rev. Fr. Kongston Thomas 03-02-77 Rev. Fr. Kingseller Cornelius 23-01-87 Rev. Fr. Kane Thomas 19-04-67 Fr. Maus Hugo 05-05-90 Rt. Rev. McCoy Owen 28-06-88 Dr. McErlean Nicodemus 22-08-64 Rev. Fr. Phaneuf Guy Rt. Rev. Steensels Michael 1979 Rev. Fr. Tye Thomas 01-07-93 Rev. Br. Van Asten Piet 27-06-84 Rev. Fr. Van Den Hurk Jos 1981 Rev. Fr. Van Der Peet Gerard 05-08-93 Rev. Br. Wolfgang Nonn 14-02-94 Rev. Fr. Oladipo 27-10-73 Rev. Fr. Julius Erumenba 28-07-83 Rev. Fr. Samuel Akpors 27-10-90 Sr. Angelina Lekwot (SSL) 03-04-96 Very Rev. Msgr. Joseph Adeniji Taiwo 06-06-98 Sr. Winifred Kehinde SSMA 02-01-99 Rev. Fr. Irenee Edmond (M.Afr.) 16-12-00 Rev. Fr. Anthony Fapohunda 1

REGIONS / DEANERIES / PARISHES

DEANERIES
Oyo Deanery 1. Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral, Asogo, Oyo. 2. St. Bernadine Catholic Church, Owode, Oyo. 3. St. Stephen Catholic Church, Apaara, Oyo. 4. St. Anthony Catholic Church, Aawe. 5. St. Patrick Catholic Church, Fiditi. 6. St. Andrew Catholic Church, Akinmoorin. 7. St. Mary Catholic Church, Ife -Odan. 8. St. Peter Catholic Church, Sabo. DEAN: Rev. Fr. Thomas Ajayi Ogbomoso Deanery 1. St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, Ogbomoso. 2. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Maryland, Ogbomoso. 3. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rounda, Ogbomoso. 4. St. Thomas Moore Catholic Chaplaincy Ladoke Akintola University of Technology,Ogbomaso DEAN: Rev. Paul Olawoore Iseyin – Ijio Deanery 1. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Iseyin. 2. St. James Catholic Church, Iwere-Oke. 3. St. Michael Catholic Church, Okeho. 4. St. Anne Catholic Church, Iganna. 5. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Iwere-Ile. 6. St. Theresa Catholic Church, Ijio. 7. St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Otu.
DEAN: Very Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel Bolaji Yakubu Saki Deanery 1. St. Peter Catholic Church, Igbeti. 2. St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kisi. 3. St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Saki. 4. St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Tede. 5. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Igboho.
DEAN: Rev. Fr. Martin DeCross Udejiofor, CMF PARISHES
1. Our Lady Of The Assumption Cathedral, Oyo P.o Box 10, Asogo, Oyo Out-stations Very Rev. Fr. John Opoola (Cathedral Administration) St. Peter, Sabo Rev. Fr. Jude Awua Sacred Heart, Federal Government Girls College, Oyo Rev. Fr. Philip Onifade Emmanuel Alayande College of
Education Model School Chaplaincy, Oyo 2. St. John The Baptist, Iseyin P.O. BOX 25, ISEYIN
Rev. Fr. Joyzy-Pius Egunjobi Rev. John-Paul Olaniran Out-stations St. Nicholas, Balelayo St. Joseph, Igbomora St. Mary, Aregbeomo St. John, Ogboye St. Julius, Oke-Idawo St. Augustine, Abayomi St. Peter, Alayin 3. St. Ferdinand, Ogbomoso P.o. Box 43, Ogbomoso Rev. Fr. Anthony Ojediran Rev. Fr. Benedict Joshua Out-stations St. Michael, Odo-Oya St. Stephen, Ile-Odu 1 and 2 Christ the King, Iresaadu St. Anthony, Sapati St. Patrick, Iwofin 4. Our Lady of Lourdes, Maryland P.o. Box 1196, Ogbomoso Rev. Fr. Paul Olawoore Rev. Fr. John Alayande Rev. Fr. Solomon Oke Out-stations St. Joseph, Aipo St. Alexandra’s Tewure St. Peter, Oja-Titun St. Agnes, Iluju St. Philips, Gbogunde St. Anthony, Ikoyi-Ile St. Paul, Esinele 5. St. James, Iwere-oke P.o. Box 206, OkehoOut-stations St. Mary, Ayetoro-Oke Rev. Fr. Johnson Iwuala St. Mary Magdalene, Ilero 6. St. Lawrence, Saki P.o. Box 171, Saki Rev. Fr. Martin DeCross Udejiofor CMF
Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ugo CMF Out-stations Cath. Church, Aba Ogbomoso Catholic Church, Koomi Catholic Church, Sanni Sala 7. St. Anthony, Aawe P.o. Box 3, Aawe, Oyo Rev. Fr. Francis Olufumilayo Rev. Fr Lawrence Oke Out-stations St. Francis, Adesakin St. Peter, Araromi St. Paul, Molete 8. St. Patrick, Fiditi Out-stations P.O. BOX 11, FIDITI
St. Michael, Jafuu, Fiditi Rev. Fr. Michael Oyedare St. Lawrence, Iware 9. Rev. Anthony Olanrewaju Rev. Fr. Benjamin Jolasun Out-stations St. Mary Magdalene, Ayegun St. Pius, Idiko-Ile St. Paul, Temidire 10. St. Bernardine, Oyo P. O. Box 1916, Oyo Rev. Fr. Thomas Ajayi Rev. Fr. Samson Ojo Out-station St. John Mary Vianney, Idi-Igba,
Ilora
11. St. Joseph, Iwere-ile C/o Postal Agency, Iwere-Ile Rev. Fr. Michael Falade Out-stations St. Mary, Ayetoro-Ile St. Gabriel, Agbaruru 12. St. Paul, Itasa Rev. Fr. Anthony Fasola Out-stations St. Thomas, Gbedu St. Francis, Ilaji-Ile St. Patrick, Idiko Ago 13. Msgr. Emmanuel Yakubu Rev. Gabriel Adeleke Out-stations St. John, Elekokan St. Gabriel, Tudi St. Michael, Ofegun St. John, Joloko 14. St. Mary Magdalene, Tede P.O Box 6, Tede Rev. Fr. Sylvester Odurinde Rev. Fr. Thomas Popoola Out-stations Our Lady, Aba Sabe St. Thomas, Ago-Are St. Francis, Irawo St. Joseph, Oje-Owode St. Francis, Aba-Buremo St. Augustine, Sepeteri St. Paul, Ago-Amodu St. Mathew, Aba-Mangoro St. John, Yisa-Akwanga St. Paul, Ofiki Catholic Church, Aje Bamidele Catholic Church, Eye Osoku 15. St. Stephen, Apaara, Oyo Rev. Fr. Francis EyinadeRev. Gabriel Agboola Out-station St. John the Baptist, Agunpopo 16. St. Mary, Ife-Odan Rev. Fr. Paul Oshin Out-stations St. John, Owu-Ile St. Peter, Iwo-Ate St. Matthew, Moleru St. James, Idewure St. Theresa, Ajawa St. Lawrence, Moolo Catholic Community, Lagbeolu 17. St. Anthony, Kisi P.o. Box 107, Kisi Rev. Fr. Joseph Adejumo Out-stations St. Mary, Igbo-Elemi Tessi, Agbede St. John, Folo St. Augustine, Oko-Oba 18. St. Peter, Igbeti C/o P.o. Box 107 Rev. Fr. Anthony Adepoju Out-stations St. Julius, Booni-Abinchi St. Ignatius, Akute, Kisi St. Fidelis, Bonni St. Paul, Booni Catholic Church, Igbori St. James, Igbori St. Jude, Oko-Rice 19. St. Andrew, Akinmoorin Rev. Fr. Boniface Wuraola Rev. Fr. Anthony Abegunde Out-station St. Michael, Orita-Bodija St. Anthony, Ilora Divine Mercy Chaplaincy, (Federal College of Education
Special) Maritime Navy School, Idi-Igba, Ilora Catholic Church, Farm Settlement, Ilora,
20. St. Cecilia, Otu Rev. Fr. Michael Isola.
St. Mary, Ipapo Out-stations Rev. Peter Ojeniyi Mass Center, Okaka St. Clement, Komu St. Clement, Aba-Oyo St. Mary, Arget St. Patrick, New Heaven St. Anthony, Alubata St. Paul, Igbojaiye QUASI PARISHES
1. St. Michael, Okeho Out-stations P.O. Box 206,OKEHO SS Peter & Paul, Isemi-Ile Rev. Fr. Johnson Iwuala Catholic Church, Igboako Rev. Anthony Olaiwola Catholic Church, Ilua Catholic Church, Ebi Catholic Church, Igbogaa 2. St. Joseph, Rounda, Ogbomoso Rev. Fr. Boniface Wuraola Out-stations St. Agnes, Iluju St. Anne, Ogbomoso St. John, Odo-Oba St. Julius, Oolo 3. Sacred Heart, Igboho P.o. Box 107, Igboh Rev. Fr. Leo Eke Out-stations St. Paul, ApataSt. Anthony Claret, Budo-Igede St. James, Odo-Ogun St. John, Ogboro St. Francis, Budo-Ilorin Arch-Angel Gabriel, Agbonle St. Mary, Sooro Arch-Angel Michael, Budo-Agric 4. Christ The King, Isokun, Oyo Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Olabode Out-stations St. Ferdinand, Fasola St. Peter, Sooku 5. St. George, Barracks, Iseyin Rev. Fr. Samson Babalola Out-stations St. Peter, Agbede St. Joseph, Apenpe St. Joseph, Alagogo St. Joseph Aba-Ilorin St. Alexander, Laagbe St. Monica, Tafatafa St. Francis, Okpe 6. St. Thomas Moore, Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology Chaplaincy, Ogbomoso Rev. Fr. Martin Badejo Out-stations Federal Government College, Ogbomoso St. Gabriel the Archangel, Gambari 7. Holy Family, Molete Rev. Fr. Anthony Ogunyale Out-station Sacred Heart, Ado-Awaye Christ the King, Ekule 8. Divine Mercy Chaplaincy (The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Saki Campus)
Rev. Fr. Sylvester Odurinde COMMISSIONS
Liturgy/Inculturation: Rev. Fr. Michael. Isola Chairman Rev. Fr. Anthony. Fasola Assistant
Diocesan Master of Ceremony Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Olabode Chairman Rev. Fr. Francis Eyinade Assistant Social Communications Rev. Fr. Michael Falade Director Rev. Fr. Martin Badejo Rev. Fr. Samson Babalola Mr. Bimbo Alade Comm. Officer Mr. Clement Fapohunda Assistant Communications Officer Bible Apostolate: Rev. Fr. Michael Oyedare Chaplain Sr. Helen Ajayi, SSMA Assistant Mr. Joseph Adesokan Chairman Prayer Leader: Sr. Helen Ajayi, SSMA Director of Religious Education Marriage & Family Life: Rev. Fr Jozy-Pius Egunjobi Chairman Sr. Helen Ajayi, SSMA DRE
Rev. Fr. Paul OlawooreVocations Team: Rev. Fr. Ferdinand. Olabode Chairman Rev. Fr. Samson Ojo Rev. Fr. Anthony Ojediran Ecumenism: Rev. Fr. Lawrence Oke Chairman Rev. Fr. Solomon Oke Inter-religious Dialogue: Rev. Fr. Benjamin Jolasun Chairman
Director of Religious Education Sr. Helen Ajayi, SSMA DRE
Rev. Fr. Joseph Ogundipe Assistant Rev. Fr. Thomas Ajayi Pontifical Mission Society Rev. Fr. John Oyekunle Director Sr. Anastasia Obatolu, OSF Health Care: Chief Mrs. Mary Ajoni Coordinator Mr Femi Adetoro School of Evangelization: Rev. Fr. Sylvester Odunrinde Chaplain Rev. Fr. John Opoola Assistant Mr. Sunday Okoli Coordinator
Justice Development And Peace Movement (JDPM):
J.D.P.M. Centre P.O. Box 1480, St. Bernadine Compound Mabolaje Area, Oyo Coordinator: Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Olabode (a) Human Right and Politics: Supervisor: Mr. Dominic Taiwo, (08036074872)
(b) Rural Development Programme: Supervisor: Mr. Kola Awoyinka, (08034437115)
© Caritas: Desk Officer: Mr. Gregory Ogunsina, (080) (d) Catholic Micro Finance: Supervisor: Mrs. Hannah Opadeji, (08060368909) (e) Accountant: Mrs. Caroline Afolabi, (07053683464)
Association Of Christ’s Faithful Charismatic Renewal: Rev. Fr. Oshin Paul Chaplain Sr. Francis Mary Adigun, OSF Assistant Chaplain Mr. Basil Ekwelechi President Miss. Felix Sijuwola Secretary Laity Council: Rev. Fr. Jude Awua Chaplain Mr. Nicholas Ogbamudu Chairman Mr. Justin Adio Vice-Chairman Mr. Joseph Adesokan SecretaryCatholic Women Organization: Rev. Fr. Samson. Ojo Chaplain Mrs. Adeline Adetunji President Mrs. Rosaline Odesola Secretary Catholic Youth Council: Rev. Fr. Francis Eyinade Diocesan Chaplain Sr. Francis Mary Adigun, OSF Assistant Diocesan Youth Chaplain Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Olabode Oyo Zone Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ugo, CMF Saki Zone Rev. Fr. Joseph Ogundipe Ijio Zone Rev. Fr. Michael Falade Ijio Zone Rev. Fr. Martin Badejo Ogbomoso Zone Sr. Janet A Ogbomos Zone Sr. Mercy Ajayi, OSF Oyo Zone
Diocesan Youth President And Secretary: Master Joachim Oshin President Miss Cecilia Ogundele Secretary Catholic Corpers: Rev. Fr. Joyzy-Pius Egunjobi Chaplain
Director of Lay Apostolate Mary League: Sr. Anastasia Obatolu, OSF Coordinator Mrs. Margaret Okeola Assistant Coordinator
Legion of Mary: Mr. Peter Chukuma President Mr. Emmanuel Ojo Secretary Rev. Fr. Joseph Adejumo Chaplain Altar Servers: Rev. Fr. John Alayande Chaplain Rev. Fr. Anthony Ogunyale Assistant Rev. Fr. Johnson Iwuala Mr. Olu Ajayi Sacred Heart Association: Chief Emmanuel Lashilola President Mrs. Taye Awowole Secretary Rev. Fr. Francis Eyinade Chaplain St. Anthony’s Guild: Sir. Anthony Adeleke President Rev. Fr. Thomas Ajayi Chaplain St. Jude’s Society: Mr. Patrick Osuagwu President Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Olabode Chaplain St. Vincent De Paul: Mr. Joseph Adesokan President Mr. Emmanuel Ilo Secretary Rev. Fr. Michael Falade ChaplainChoirmasters Association: Rev. Fr. Martin Badejo Chaplain Block Rosary: Mr. Chika Anieke President Family Roasary: Rev. Fr. John Alayande Chaplain St. Rita’s Society: Mrs. Antonia Ugwuanyin President Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Olabode Chaplain Catholic WAI Brigade: Mr. Kunle Olanipekun Coordinator Rev. Fr. John Alayande Chaplain Rev. Fr. Paul Oshin Assistant.
Mission Commission: Rev. Fr. Jude Awua Rev. Fr. Michael Oyedare Sr. Helen Ajayi, SSMA Sr. Anastasia Obatolu, OSF Sr. Francis Mary Adigun, OSF Mr Nicholas Ogbamudu Mrs Florence Agboola Mrs Patience Egbedimeme Mr Felix Siyanbola Mr Emmanuel Akanmu Mr Joachim Osin

HEALTH CARES
1. Our Lady’s Hospital P.O. Box 11, Iseyin
Established: Sept. 16th, 1970 Matron: Sr. Agnes Adeluyi, SSL 2. Community Health Centre, Iwere-ile Responsible: St. Joseph’s Parish, Iwere-Ile 3. Primary Health Care Centre, Ijio Responsible: Sisters of St. Louis 4. Atupa Eye Clinic Hospital C/o Our Lady’s Hospital Iseyin Matron: Sr. Lucia Akinnusoye, SSL
Vocational Training Centres Don Bosco Wood Training Centre, Oyo Overseer: Rev. Fr. Ojo Samson C/o Jubilee House, Oyo St. John The Baptist Vocational Training Centre, Isalu, Iseyin Overseer: Rev. Fr .Anthony Ogunyale Education CommissionProprietor: Most Rev. Emmanuel Ade Badejo Diocesan Education Secretary: Rev. Fr. Boniface Wuraola Diocesan Education Adviser: Mr. Emmanuel S. Iledare Members: Head of Schools DIOCESAN NURSERY AND
PRIMARY SCHOOLS
1. St. Francis Atiba Memorial Nursery And Primary School P.O. Box 74, Oyo. Established 10th September, 1979
Headmistress: Sr. Clare Odebunmi, OSF 2. Maryland Nursery And Primary School P.O. Box 1196, Ogbomoso Tel: 038-720795 Established September, 1988 Headmistress: Sr. Mary Ahutu, DHS
3. St. Anthony Nursery And Primary School P.O. Box 107 Kisi Headmistress: Sr. Johannes Marie Ohia, IHM 4. St. Mary Nursery And Primary School Igbeti Established 21st October, 1991 Headmistress: Miss. Agnes Bilewomo 5. St. Joseph’s Nursery And Primary School P.O. Box 25, Iseyin
Established 16th October, 1991 Headmistress: Sr. Catherine Fafila, SSL 6. Christ The King Nursery And Primary School P.O. Box 171, Saki Established 25th October, 1993 Headmistress: Sr. Maria Corona Okpala, IHM 7. St. Michael’s Nursery And Primary School P.O. Box 172, Okeho Headmistress: Sr. Felicia Doyin Adeola, SSMA 8. St. Mary’s Nursery And Primary School Iwere-Oke P.O. Box 172, Okeho Established 1994 Headmistress: Sr. Veronica Adepoju, SSMA 9. Sacred Heart Of Jesus Nursery And Primary School Igboho Headmistress: Sr. Mary Evangelista Iheanacho, IHM 10. Holy Spirit Nursery And Primary School P.O. Box 23, Ilora Established1999 Headmistress: Sr. Tosin Amusan, DHS
11. St. Mary’s Nursery And Primary School Ijio Established 1995 Headmistress: Sr. Bukola Familade, SSLDiocesan Colleges 1. St. Francis Catholic College P.O. Box 74, Oyo 038-241168
Established 23rd September, 1996
Principal: Rev. Fr. Boniface Wuraola 2. Maryland Catholic College P.O. Box 43, Ogbomoso Established September, 2001 Principal: Rev. Fr. Paul Olawoore 3. St. Thomas Catholic College P.O. Box 25, Iseyin Established 17th September, 2001
Principal: Rev. Fr. Samson Babalola 4. Christ The King Catholic College P.O. Box 171, Saki Established16th September, 2002
Principal: Sr. Maureen Victoria Ekwealor, IHM
5. St. Michael’s Catholic College Okeho Established Principal: Sr. Felicia Doyin Adeola, SMMA 6. St. Mary’s Catholic College Igbeti Established Principal: Rev. Fr. Anthony Adepoju 7. Ave Maria Model Girl Secondary School Oyo Established 2008 (Proprietors; CWO Ibadan Province) Principal: Sr. Anne Okozi, DHS ASSUMPTA BOOKSHOP
(Diocesan Bookshop) Cathedral Premises, Box 10, Oyo Manageress: Sr. Theresa Adeyanju, SSMA 08136226002
WOMEN RELIGIOUS: INDIGENES OF OYO DIOCESE
NAME CONGREGATION PARISH
Sr. Oniwinde, Margaret Mary OSF St. Ferdinand, Ogbomaso Sr. Oke, Catherine OSF St. Ferdinand, Ogbomoso Sr. Ajani, Genesia SSMA St. Ferdinand, Ogbomoso Sr. Aremu, Stella SSMA St. Ferdinand, Ogbomoso Sr. Isola, Seun SSMA St. Ferdinand, Ogbomoso Sr. Joshua, Anne Maria Joshua OSF St John, Iseyin Sr. Ogunleye, Rita OSF St. John, Iseyin Sr. Olusanya Cecilia SSL St. John’s Iseyin Sr. Onatunji Benedicta OSF St. John, Iseyin Sr. Okewola, Mary SSL St. Mary Magdalene, Tede Sr. Adeleke, Augustina OSF Our Lady of Assumption Cathedral Oyo Sr. Ojetunde Cecilia OSF St. Anthony, Aawe Sr. Ogunwande Victoria OSF St. Anthony, Aawe Sr. Ewedeyi, Agnes SSL St. Theresa, Ijio Sr. Abodunrin, Mary DHS St. Andrew, Akinmoorin Sr. Adepoju, Veronica SSMA St. Mary, Ife-Odan Sr. Kehinde, Elizabeth DHS St. James, Iwere-Okeho Sr. Ogunjobi, Funmi Christiana SSMA St. James, Iwere-Okeho Sr. Bilewomo, Catherine SSL St. Mary Magdalene, Tede Sr. Fakorede, Jude EHJ St. Patrick, Fiditi Sr. Catherine Banjo OSF St. Patrick, Fiditi Sr. Adebayo, Caroline SSMA St. Joseph, Iwere –Ile Sr. Adedokun Magdalene SSMA St. Ann, Iganna Sr. Egbeleke Juliana SSL St. John, Iseyin SISTER’S IN CHARGE OF CONVENTS AND THEIR PHONE NUMBERS
NAMES CONVENTS PHONE NUMBERS
Sr. Obatolu Anastasia OSF, Christ the King, Aawe 07033903075 Sr. Adigun Francis Mary OSF, San Damiano, Oyo 08033886369 Sr. Amusan Tosin DHS, Ilora 08030572021 Sr. Babalola Elizabeth DHS, Ogbomaso 08032207775 Sr. Adepoju Veronica SSMA, Okeho 08060346384 Sr. Familade Bukola SSL, Ijio 08169830223 Sr. Fafila Catherine SSL, Iseyin 08033738196 Sr. Ikechebulu Augustina USAO, Ogbomaso 08038972108 Sr. Iheanacho Mary Evangelista IHM, Igboho 07066824600 Sr. Ekwealor Victoria IHM, Saki 0803768503 Sr. Ohia Johanness Marie IHM, Kisi 08035828299 Sr. Lilian Ojiaku, OSF Franciscan Novitiate, Oyo 07039071370 Sr. Ajayi Helen SSMA, Oyo 08038838579 Sr. Kate USOA Novitiate, Oyo 08038059616

FEMALE RELIGIOUS HOUSES

FEMALE RELIGIOUS
COMMUNITIES
1. Franciscan Sisters Of The Immaculate Conception
(O.S.F)
Arrived Oyo Diocese In 1950 (a) San Damiano Convent, Oyo Tel: 08030808234 Apostolate: (i) St. Francis Nursery and Primary, Oyo (ii) St. Francis College, Oyo Personnel: Sr. Queenet Chinakwaeze, OSF Sister-in-charge of Hostel Sr. Mercy Ajayi, OSF Headmistress (080533685280) Sr. Francis Mary Adigun, OSF Youth Apostolate/Pastoral Ministry
(b) Franciscan Novitiate, Aawe Apostolate: Formation Personnel: Sr. Lillian Ojiaku, OSF Novice mistress (07039071370) (c) Queen Of All Saints Convents C/o Franciscan Novitiate Compound Aawe (arrived Oyo diocese in 2008) Personnel: Sr. Anastasia Obatolu, OSF Sister-in-charge of Sewing Work Shop (07033903075) Sr. Veronica Okon, OSF Sister-in-charge of Altar bread Sr. Rita Ekeh, OSF 2. Daughters Of The Holy Spirit (D.H.S.) Arrived Oyo In 1985
(a) Holy Spirit Postulate, P.O. Box 1196, Ogbomoso Apostolate: FormationPostulant Mistress: Sr. Elizabeth Babalola, DHS (08032207775)
(b) Daughters of the Holy Spirit Convent, P.O. Box 1196, Ogbomoso Apostolate: Maryland Nursery and Primary School Personnel: Sr. Onu Theresa Ogechi, DHS Teacher Sr. Mary Ahutu, DHS Headmistress (08062730776) Sr. Janet Audu, DHS Teacher, Maryland Catholic College Sr. Ejiroghene Grace Umiaghwa, DHS Teacher (c) Daughters of the Holy Spirit Convent P.O. Box 23, Ilora Tel: 08067650276 Apostolate: Holy Spirit N/P School, Ilora Personnel: Sr. Tosin Amusan, DHS Headmistress (08030572021) Sr. Justina Akubo, DHS Teacher Sr. Chibuzo Onyeananam, DHS
Teacher Sr. Anne Okozi, DHS Principal: Ave Maria Girls’ Secondary School 3. Immaculate Heart Of Mary (I.H.M) Arrived Oyo Diocese In 1994 (a) Immaculate Heart Of Mary Convent (Arrived in 1994)
c/o The Catholic Mission P.O. Box 171, Saki Apostolate: (i) Christ the King Nursery and Primary School, Saki (ii) Christ the King College, Saki Personnel: Sr. Maria Victoria Ekwealor, IHM Principal, Christ the King Catholic College (08037685031) Sr. Maria Corona Okpala, IHM
Headmistress Nursery & Primary School (08054082389) Sr. Angela Maris Osunkwo, I.H.M Teacher, Nursery & Primary School Sr. Stella Cordis Nwankwo, IHM Teacher, Christ the King Catholic College (b) Immaculate Heart Of Mary Convent P.O. Box 107, Kisi (Arrived Oyo Diocese in 15th Feb. 1995)
Apostolate: St. Anthony’s Nursery and Primary School Kisi Personnel: Sr. Johannes Marie Ohia, IHM Headmistress (08035828299) Sr. Maria Onyinye Kristi Inegbu, IHM Pastoral Sr. Mary Gladys Nwaobilo, IHM Teacher (c) Immaculate Heart Of Mary Convent P.O.Box Igboho (Arrived in Oyo January 2002) Apostolate: Sacred Heart Nursery and Primary School, Igboho Personnel: Sr. Mary Evangelista Iheanacho,IHM Headmistress. (07066824600)
Sr. Anoniette Marie Afoamuta, IHM Teacher 4. Sisters Of St. Louis (S.S.L) Arrived Oyo Diocese In Sept. 8th, 1978 (a) St. Louis Convent, Iseyin Tel: 08038041416 Apostolate: (i) Our lady’s Catholic hospital, Iseyin (ii) Atupa Eye Clinic, Iseyin (iii) St. Joseph’s Nursery and Primary School, Iseyin Personnel: S r. A g n e s A d e l u y i , S S L Matron-Our Lady’s Catholic Hospital, Iseyin (07061834846) Sr. Lucia Akinnusoye, SSL Matron-Atupa Eye Clinic, Iseyin (08065042459)
Sr. MaryJo Abba, SSL Nurse, Our Lady’s Catholic Hospital, Iseyin Sr. Roseline James, SSL Teacher, St. Joseph Catholic Nursery & Primary School Sr. Theresa Sekudo, SSL Teacher, St. Joseph Catholic Nursery & Primary School Sr. Catherine Fafila, SSL Headmistress-St. Joseph’s Catholic Nursery & Primary School. (b) St. Louis Convent, Ijio Apostolate: Primary Health Care Centre, Ijio Personnel: Sr. Buky Familade, SSL Headmistress (08169833223)
Sr. Mary Godwin, SSL. Teacher 5. Sisters Of St. Michael Archangel (S.S.M.A) Arrived Oyo Diocese In 1994 (a) St. Michael The Archangel Convent, P.O. Box 172, Okeho Apostolate: (i) St. Mary’s Nursery and Primary School, Iwere-Oke (ii) St. Michael’s Nursery and Primary, Okeho Personnel: Sr. Felicia Doyin Adeola, SSMA
Headmistress (08039474428) Sr. Veronica Adepoju, SSMA Headmistress Sr. Priscilla Daodu, SSMA Teacher
(b) St. Michael The Archangel convent, Apaara, Oyo (Arrived in Oyo November 2004) Sr. Helen Ajayi, SSMA Director of Religious Education, Oyo Diocese (08038838579) Sr. Theresa Adeyanju,SSMA Bookshop, (08136226002) Sr. Margret Ogbebor ,SSMA Student
6. University Sisters Of Assumption Arrived Oyo Diocese In 2003 (a) St. Thomas Moore Catholic Chapel, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso C/o Maryland Parish, Ogbomoso Apostolate: University Students Counselling/Pastoral Personnel:Sr. Chigozie Nwankwo, USOA University Apostolate Sr. Augustina Chinwe Ikechebelu, USOA University Apostolate
Sr. Bernadette Chidimma Njoku, USOA University Apostolate Sr. Uche Ezeyin, USOA University Apostolate
CATECHISTS
Michael Akinlade Sacred Hearth Igboho 1991 Peter Ojeniyi St Cecilia Otu 1989 Jacob Fakorede Cathedral Sabo 1999 Sylvester Asana St. James’ Iwere-Oke Ayetoro 1989 James Adaji St. Mary’s Ife-Odan Ajawa Dominic Olawoore St. Joseph’s Rounda Odo-Oba Joseph Awotayo Our Lady of Lauds’ Ogbomaso Iluju 13 part-Time Catechists Diocesan Pastoral Centre St. Paul Pastoral Centre, Oyo Overseer: Rev. Fr Francis Eyinade St. Paul’s Pastoral Centre, Awe P.O. Box 1524, Durbar, Oyo Overseer: Rev. Fr. Samson Ojo Formation Centres Franciscan House Of Formation P.O. Box 74, Aawe, Oyo State Novice Mistress: Sr. Lillian Ojiaku OSF
Holy Spirit Sisters Postulate P.O. Box 1196, Ogbomoso Postulant Mistress: Sr. Elizabeth Babalola, DHS University Sisters Of Assumption Novitiate Sr. Catherine Egolum, USOA Novice Mistress Sr. Beatrice Onyewuchi, USOA

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