July 22, 2024

UMUAHIA DIOCESE ERECTION DATES June 23, 1958

NAME OF DIOCESE
ERECTION DATES
CATEGORY
PICTURE OF BISHOP
ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE
Ecclesiastical Province of Abuja
HISTORY OF DIOCESE

UMUAHIA DIOCESE
ERECTION DATES
June 23, 1958
CATEGORY
DIOCESE
PICTURE OF BISHOP

LEADERSHIP (Bishop’s Profile)
MOST REV. MICHAEL KALU UKPONG
Date of Birth: December 15, 1964 Priestly Ordination: August 7 1993, Episcopal Ordination: May 30 2020.
Address: Diocesan Catholic Secretariat Bishop’s House, Azikiwe Rd Box 99, Umuahia, Abia State: Ph: 08035080682 Email: [email protected] Motto: Scio Cui Credidi (I know Him, in whom I have believed).
ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE
Ecclesiastical Province of Owerri
STATISTICS OF DIOCESE
STATISTICS AT-A-GLANCE
First Mass in the Diocese: 1921 First Parish: St. Theresa Catholic Parish, Umuahia, 1928
MOST REV. LUCIUS IWEJURU UGORJI
Date of Birth: January 13, 1952 Priestly Ordination: April 16, 1977 Episcopal Ordination: July 1. 1990.
Address: Diocesan Catholic Secretariat Bishop’s House, Azikiwe Rd Box 99, Umuahia, Abia State: Ph: 08035080682 Email: [email protected] Motto: Scio Cui Credidi (I know Him, in whom i have believed).
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DIOCESE
UMUAHIA DIOCESE
Province: Owerri Erection: June 23, 1958First Missionary: Rev. Fr. Herbert Whytte, C.S.Sp.
Land mass: 2,460.40km2 First Bishop: Most Rev. Anthony Nwedo CSSp Number of Priests 188 Catholic Population: 200,153 Major Seminarians: 107 Minor Seminarians: 393 Number of Seminaries: 5 Numbers of Deaneries: 7 Number of Parishes: 35{ 62 } Number of Communities: 23 Number of Chaplaincies: 4

HISTORY OF DIOCESE
The history of evangelization in Umuahia Diocese is synonymous with the
advent of Christianity, especially the Catholic faith in the eastern part of the country. Thus, pioneer activities of missionaries in Owerri included Umuahia. Among the early missionaries who brought the Catholic faith to Umuahia was Rev. Fr. Herbert Whyte, C.S.Sp.
As a result of the progressive growth of the Church in the area, Umuahia was carved out of Owerri and erected a diocese on June 23, 1958, with Most Rev.
Anthony Gogo Nwedo C.S.Sp. as its first Bishop. The visionary efforts of the bishop in collaboration with the missionaries and the faithful further enhanced the growth of the Church in the area, spiritually and pastorally. He was succeeded as the Bishop of the diocese by Most Rev. Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji whose Episcopal ordination took place on July 1, 1990.
Since its inception, two other Dioceses: Okigwe (1981) and Aba (1990) have been excised from it. Its present land mass area of 2,460.40km2 spans six Local Government areas of Umuahia North Umuahia South, Ikwuano, Bende, Ohafia and Arochukwu.
NAMES OF PRIESTS OF THE DIOCESES AND DATES OF ORDINATION
Umuahia Diocesan Priests’ Dates of Priestly Ordination. S/n Name and Date Of Priestly Ordination
1. Ukaegbu John L. 29/07/1962 (2). Nwohu Ambrose (3) Anyanwu John 17/12/1967 (4) Ukah Livinus (5) Ogbenna Anthony C. 02/03/1974 (6). Okorochukwu Wilfred (7) Akogu Peter (8). Nkedife Peter C. 28/04/1976 (9). Ugorji Lucius I. 16/04/1977 (10) Nwabekee Aloysius 16/04/1977 (11) Kalu Michael O. 02/07/1978 (12) Abosike James 22/07/1979 (13) Achibiri Joachim (14) Okpokpo Donatus 29/06/1979 (15) Ukaegbu John O. (16) Kanu Augustine 27/07/1980 (17) Nwaiwu Francis 07/07/1980 (18) Ofoegbu Jerome 12/01/1980 (19) Nwagwu Nicholas 25/07/1981 (20). Ehiemere Michael (21) Amafili Leo 14/02/1982 (22). Ibe Dominic O. 14/02/0982 (23) Nwankwo Daniel O. (24) Oparaekwe Godfrey 23/07/1983 (25) Kalu Clement 17/06/1984 (26) Ogbu Benjamin (27) Onyema Anozie (28) Okike Benedict` (29) Egozubelu Simon 23/08/1986 (30) Anyanwu Sylvester 21/05/1988 (31) Eze Cyprian (32) Ndubisi Luke (33) Awa Martin O. (34) Anekwe Paul (35) Kalu Martin Ralph (36) Ezema Stephen (37) Iheaka Emmanuel (38) Ike Agapitus 04/08/1990 (39)Nwokorie Fabian (40) Obia John U. 25/08/1990 (41) Okoronkwo Michael E. (42) Agbakwo John O. (43) Kalu Matthew O. 22/12/1991 (440 Okeiyi Athanasius (45) Okeke Christopher A. (46). Opara Paschal Okechukwu 10/08/1991 (47) Kanu Charles U. 22/08/1992 (48). Mmeje Emmanuel 08/08/1992 (49) Nwachukwu Jude (50) Nwankpa Martin (51) Ochulor Hilary (52) Okoko Gabriel C. 01/08/1992 (53) Okonkwo Patrick (54) Njoku Uzochukwu J (55) Ukah Michael 21/08/1993 (56) Kalu Michael Ukpong (57) Gbufor Collins 24/10/1993 (58) Njuwa Innocent 24/10/1993 (59) Onwukanjo Aloysius C. (60) Osudibia Kizito (61) Nwogu Anthony (62) Okore Innocent I. (63) Okon Donatus (64) Acholonu Valentine (65 Nwachukwu Christopher 16/07/1994 (66) Kalu Gabriel (67) Nwamadu Henry (68) Ogbonnaya Emmanuel 16/07/1994 (69) Okafor Jonathan (70) Kalu Samuel Joseph N. (71) Aribe Stephen (72) Chigbu Daniel Emenike 15//07/1995 (73) Kalu Hyacinth 15/07/1995 (74) Oguadiuru Oliverdom (75) Orgu Emmanuel (76) Uwanurochi Chukwudi 15/07/1995 (77) Ibedu Elias 17/02/1996 (78) Anya Chukwudi 13/07/1996 (79) Osuji Martin U (80) Alicho Luke (81) Amadi Virgilus (82) Gbuji Vincent (83) Okafor Cosmas 19/07/1997 (84) Owulu Ethelbert (85) Aguiyi Emmanuel (86) Enyinnaya Isidore (87) Nnanna Jude (88) Nwankpa Cosmas (89) Ogbuanu Jude 18/07/1998 (90) Onwunali Francis (91) Agu Chrysogonus 17/07/1999 (92) Ajuka Matthew 19/07/1999 (93) ChukwuLekwa Patrick (94) Maduka Henry (95) Mgbaramuko Modestus (96) Onuoha Malachy (97) Umahi Albert 07/05/2000 (98) Odumuko Raymond (99) Okoye Damian 14/07/2001 (100) Kalu Bernard (101) Eboh Anthony (102.)Orji Jude (103) Kalu Innocent 13/07/2002 (104) Okorie Anthony (105) Iweha Justin 20/12/2003 (106) Obi Christopher 20/12/2003 (107) Ajuka Paschal (108) Ukandu Charles 20/12/2003 (109) Okeiyi Nicholas 20/12/2003 (110) Njoku Kevin (111) Eke Vitus 23/07/2005 (112) Mmaduagwu Francis 23/07/2005 (113) Ukata Anthony (114) Okereke Cyril 22/07/2006 (115) Ocha Louismary (116) Ehiemere Leonard (117) Nnanna Jerome 22/07/2006 (118) Agu Geoffrey Chinemerem (119) Anokwuru Christian Uche 28/07/2007 (120) Opara Paschal Obioma 28/07/2007 (121) Ukeh Tobias Okoko 28/07/2007 (122) Eze Kingsley Ifeanyi 28/07/2007 (123) Mgbemere Kizito 28/07/2007 (124) Ndubueze Kingsley 23/06/2008 (125) Kanu Jude 23/06/2008 (126) Ezeibekwe Remigius 23/06/2008 (127) Aguneri David 23/06/2008 (128) Okafor Peter 23/06/2008 (129) Uzoagwa Donatus 23/06/2008 (130) Nwauzor Lambert U. 23/06/2008 (131) Ogbenna Clifford U. 23/06/2008 (132) Okamgba Livinus C. 03/01/2009 (133) Okonkwo Frank 25/07/2009 (134) Agoha Emmanuel 25/07/2009 (135) Okoli Christian 25/07/2009 (136) Ezewoko Innocent C. 25/07/2009 (137) Etunwoke Anthony 25/07/2009 (138) Onuoha Kenneth 25/07/2009 (139) Otunwa Vincent O. 25/07/2009 (140)Iheke Gabriel O. 25/07/2009 (141) Kalu Joseph 24/07/2010 (142) Onwueme Fabian 13/11/2010 (143) Ezegbe Donatus 30/07/2011 (144) Nwankwo Jude 30/07/2011 (145) Obiche Emmanuel 30/07/2011 (146) Iheme Enoch 30/07/2011 (147) Uzukwu Paschal 30/07/2011 (148) Nwokolo Raphael 30/07/2011 (149) Ekpo Anthony 30/07/2011 (150) Obi Augustine 30/07/2011 (151) Ofor Johnbosco 30/07/2011 (152) Nji Emmanuel 21/07/2012 (153) Okite Chinedu 21/07/2012 (154) Kalu Jacob 16/07/2012 (155) Ibe Ignatius 21/07/2012 (156) Igbo Justus 21/07/2012 (157) Amaefula Johnbosco 21/07/2012 (158) Amaghionyeodiwe Cyril 21/07/2012 (159) George Ukara 21/07/2012 (160) Ndekweme Emmanuel 28/07/2012 (161) Nwabuisi Vincent 20/07/2013 (162) Ndukwe Francis 20/07/2013 (163) Ononiwu Vincent 20/07/2013 (164) Okafor Nicholas E. (165) Chinaka Chukwudi C. (166) Uchendu Simeon C. 19/07/2014 (167) Ebem Eric Osinachi 19/07/2014 (168) Osondu Peter C. 19/07/2014 (169) Ezeocha James C. 19/07/2014 (170) Ndubuisi Emmanuel U. 19/07/2014 (171) Ogwo Matthias Sunday 19/07/2014 (172) Izuagba Ndudi Kelechi 19/07/2014 (173) Nwadike Michael Nnamdi 19/07/2014 (174) Ntamaka Valentine 25/07/2015 (175) Igwe Peter 25/07/2015 (176) Emeihe Sylvester Onuchukwu 25/07/2015 (177) Orih Dominic Daniel 25/07/2015 (178) Kalu Sylvester Chibuike 25/07/2015 (179) Osuji Daniel 25/07/2015 (180) Okoroafor Samuel 25/07/2015 (181) Ihuoma Kingsley C. 26/11/2015 (182) Iheanaetu Augustine 26/11/2015 (183) Anyanwu Bruno 26/11/2015 (184) Ijoma John 23/07/2016 (185) Odionyenfe Anthony 23/07/2016 (186) Ndulaka Kizito 23/07/2016 (187). Kalu Matthew 23/07/2016 (188) Njoku Joseph 23/07/2016 (189) Ezendiokwelu Chisom 22/07/2017 (190) Okondi, Samuel Kalu 22/07/2017 (191) Okafor, Jude Ikenna 22/07/2017 (192) Okeke, Donatus Okechukwu 22/07/2017 (193) Egwu Benedict Ebere 22/07/2017 (194) Njinkonye Emmanuel 22/07/2017 (195) Opara, Vitus Obilo 22/07/2017 (196) Emeto Evaristus Ifeanyi 22/07/2017 (197) Michael Emmanuel Uzochukwu 22/07/2017 (198) Egeonu James Onyebuchi 22/07/2017 (199) Okonta Alexander Chinemerem 22/.07/2017 (200) Iwuagwu Andrew Obinna 2017 (201) Nzekwe Paul 2017 (201) Anyaoha Damian 2017 (202) Okereke Nicholas 2017 (203) Okeiyi Anthony Ogochukwu 2018 (204) Okoro Christian Ekenedirichukwu 2018 (205) Uka Cosmos Agwu 2018 ( 206) Oha Chibuike Cornelius 2018 (207) Agwu Johnpaul Uchenna Kalu 2018 (208) Ike Michael Chijoke 2018 (209) Irunegbo Kingsley Chukwuebuka 2018 (210) Nwankuba Fortunatus Ikedi 2018 (211) Anogwi Tochukwu Emmanuel 2018 (212) Emelike Johnbosco Eberechi 2019 ( 213) Onuzurike Petermary Eberechukwu 2019 ( 214) Akwarandu Anthony Ifeanyi 2019 (215) Chikezie Joseph Onuwa 2019 (216) Nwaigwe Camillus Onyekachi 2019 (217) Nwadike Stanislaus Chibueze 2019 (218) Kalu Leonard Nnamdi 2019 (219) Ogide Christopher Onyedikachi 2019 (220) Okafor Christopher Kalu 2019 (221) Uzoigwe Emmanuel 2020 (222) Igwe Magnus 2020 (223) Idika Stephen 2020 (224) Okoro Emmanuel 2020 ( 225) Ozoemenam Bornaventure 2020 ( 226) Oche Henry Odinakachukwu 2021 (227) Ononaku Elvis Izuchukwu 2021 (228) Mark Godfrey Chimezie 2021 (229) Amugo Christopher Kelechi 2021

SOCIETIES/ASSOCIATIONS AND THEIR CHAPLAINS
Laity Council: Rev. Fr. Cosmos Okafor
Catholic Men Organization: Rev. Fr. Christopher Okeke
Catholic Women Organization: Rev. Fr. Patrick L. Chukwu
Catholic Youth Association(CYON): Rev. Fr. Peter Igwe.
Biblical Societies & Co – Ordinator Catholic Biblical Instructors Union: Rev. Fr. Justin Iweha.
Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement Of Nigeria: Rev. Fr. Innocent Kalu
LEGION OF MARY:
Rev. Fr. Frank Nwankwo
Block Rosary Crusade: Rev. Fr. Vincent Nwabuisi
Knights Of St. John: Mater Dei Commandery:
Rev. Fr. George Okorie (S.M.M.M.)
Knights Of St. John: Holy Cross Commandery: Rev. Fr. Augustine Kanu
Knights Of St. John; St. Anthony’s Commandery: Rev. Fr. Gabriel Iheke
Knights Of St. Mulumba: 1. Umuahia Sub – Council Rev. Msgr. Leo Amafili
2. Loretto Sub – Council: Rev. Fr. Leo Ehiemere
3. Mater Amabilis Sub – Council: Rev Fr. Anthony Nwogu
4 St. Anthony’s Sub – Council: Rev. Fr. Francis Onwunali
5 St. Finbarr’s Sub – Council: Rev. Fr. Chukwudi Uwanorochi
6 Christ the King Sub – Council: Rev. Fr Clement Kalu
Blue Army Of Our Lady: Rev. Fr. David Aguneri.
Blessed Tansi Society: Rev. Fr. Gabriel Iheke.
Mary League Association: Rev. Fr. Charles Ukandu.
St. Anthony’s Guild: Rev. Fr. Charles Ukandu.
N.Y.S.C.:
Rev. Fr. Ndudi Izuagba.
National Federation Of Catholic Students (N.F.C.S.): Rev. Fr. Peter Okafor.
Catholic Graduates (NFCS Alumni) Rev. Fr. Peter Okafor Health and Pro-Life: Rev. Fr. Christian Anokwuru.
Catholic Church Wardens Association: Rev. Fr. Christian Okoli.
Catholic Lay Readers Assoc.
Rev. Fr. Kingsley Eze.
Young Catholic Students of Nigeria Association (Y.C.S): Rev. Fr. Samuel Okoroafor.
Catholic Workers Volunteer Force Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Kalu.
Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart Of Mary Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Nji.
Kolping Society Of Nigeria (praises) Rev. Fr. Michael Ukah.
St. Jude Rev. Fr. Jude Nwankwo.
Divine Mercy Rev. Fr. Ndudi Izuagba Catholic Graduates Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Mmeje Eucharistic Adorers Rev. Fr. Jude Orji.
Catholic Catechists’ Association Rev. Fr. Gabriel Okoko.St. Vincent De Paul Rev. Fr. Livinus Okamgba.
Altar Boys Association Rev. Fr. Jerome Nnanna.
Choral Society Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Agoha.
Csn (CAN) Umuahia Diocese Rev. Fr. Chukwudi Uwanuruochi.
CSN (CAN) Abia State Rev. Fr. Leo Amafili Precious Blood Rev. Fr. Cyril Amaghionyeodiwe.
Purgatorial Society Rev. Fr. Gabriel Iheke.
CONFESSORS
Immaculate Conception Seminary: 1. Rev. Msgr. John L. Ukaegbu. 2. Rev. Fr. Cosmas Okafor (Convener). 3 Rev. Fr. Vincent Nwabisi. Mercy Generalate, Ahiaeke: Rev. Fr. Godfrey Oparaekwe. Rev. Fr. Christopher Nwachukwu. Mercy Convent, Ugwunchara: Rev. Fr. Tobias Uke. Mercy Convent, Azikiwe Road Umuahia: Rev. Fr. John Ijoma. Mercy Convent, World Bank Rev. Fr. Joseph Njoku. Mercy Convent, Umuafai Rev. Fr. Anthony Odionyenfe. Mercy Convent Olokoro and St. Theresa’s Secondary School, Olokoro 1. Rev. Fr. John Obia. 2. Rev. Fr. Sylvester Kalu. 3. Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ndekweme.
Mercy Convent, Itumbuzo Rev. Fr. Polycarp Chukwu SMMM.
Mercy Convent, Ozuabam Rev. Fr. Jude Nwankwo. Mercy Convent, Nkporo Rev. Fr. Benedict Okike. Mercy Postulate, Ohafia Rev. Fr. Kenneth Onuoha. Mercy Convent, Amangwu Rev. Fr. Chukwudi Uwanuruochi. Mercy Convent Arochukwu Rev. Fr. Matthew Kalu. Mercy Convent Abiriba Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Agoha. Mercy Convent Ugwueke Rev. Fr. Matthew Ajuka. Mercy Novitiate, Ozuitem Rev. Fr. Kingsley Eze. Mercy Convent, Nsirimo Rev. Fr. Albert Umahi Mercy Convent, Item Rev. Fr. David Aguneri. H.H.C.J. Convent Ututu Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Nji. D.D.L. Convent Ahiaeke Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Kalu. Nativity Monastery Umuwawa Rev. Fr. Paschal Obioma Opara. Oblate Sisters of St. Benedict, Adelabu Street Rev. Fr. Augustine Kanu. St. Anthony’s Secondary School, Amaekpu Ohafia 1. Rev. Fr. Raphael Nwokolo. 2. Rev. Fr. Peter Osondu.
INSTITUTIONS (Within the Diocese) Skills Acquisition Centre, Umuahia.
Assistant Skills Acquisition Centre, Umuahia.
School of Theology St. Anthony’s Secondary School, Amaekpu Ohafia Bishop Nwedo Memorial Boys High School Ossah (P. M. B 7014, Umuahia, Abia State.) HOSPITALS
Mercy Hospital, Ihechiowa Box 127, Arochukwu Catholic Hospital/Clinic Box 85, Alayi
Catholic Hospital/Clinic, Amangwu Box 87, Ohafia Compassion Home Clinic Ahiaeke, Box 1978, Pry Health Care c/o JDP Commission, Box 99, Umuahia Catholic Health Centre Umuhu Ezechi ORPHANAGE
Mercy Orphanage Ahiaeke Ibeku, Box 116
HANDICAPPED CENTRE
St Vincent de Paul Home for the Disabled Umuafai, Box 99, Umuahia DIOCESAN BOOKSHOP
Mater Dei Bookshop St Finbarr’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 16, Bende Road, Umuahia, Ph: 08035396984
SONS TABLE WATER
Opposite Holy Ghost Secondary School, Box 1660, Umuahia, Ph: 08061104930 FEMALE RELIGIOUS HOUSES
DMMM Generalate P.O. Box 1383, Ph: 070639947505 Umuahia DMMM Convent Ahiaeke DMMM Convent Ugwunchara DMMM Convent Olokoro DMMM Convent Nsirimo DMMM Convent Old Umuahia DMMM Convent Azikiwe Road DMMM Convent Ariam DMMM Convent World Bank DMMM Convent Umuafai DMMM Convent Asaga Ohafia DMMM Convent Item DMMM POSTULATE
Ebem Ohafia DMMM Convent Arochukwu DMMM Convent Abriba DMMM NOVITIATE
Ozuitem DMMM Convent Itumbuzo DMMM Convent Ugweke DMMM Convent Ozuabam DMMM Convent Amangwu Ohafia DMMM Convent Nporo DMM Convent Amankalu Alayi DDL Convent Ahiaeke HHCJ Convent Ututu, Box 3, Arochukwu, 08072219204; 08064969771
MALE RELIGIOUS HOUSES
Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy (SMMM) Congregation Generalate Afara, P.O. Box1660, Umuahia Mercy Seminary Etititulo Bende SMMM Brothers House Mater Dei Cathedral, Box 204, Azikiwe Road, Umuahia. Sons Mary Mother of Mercy Novitiate Umule c/o Box1660, Umuahia
UNITS
REGIONS / DEANERIES / PARISHES
DEANS/DEANERIES
Alayi Deanery.
Dean: Rev. Fr. Benedict Okike St. Joseph’s Parish, Alayi Rev. Fr. Benedict Okike, PP Rev. Fr. David Aguneri (in residence) Rev. Fr. Justus Igbo (in residence) St. John’s Parish, Item.
Rev. Fr. Agapitus Ike.
St. Anthony’s Parish, Uzuakoli Rev. Fr. Christian Okoli, PP Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ndubisi.
St. Nicholas Parish, Umuhu Ezechi Rev. Msgr. Michael Kalu PP Rev. Fr. Bruno Anyanwu.
St. Patrick’s Community, Igbere.
Rev. Fr. Donatus Okon SS Michael & Gabriel Community, Ugwueke.
Rev. Fr. Paschal Uzukwu St. Anthony’s Community, Ahaba.
Rev. Fr. David Aguneri.
Ikwuano Deanery.
Dean: Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Kalu.
St. Peter’s Parish, Ikwuano Rev. Fr. Innocent Okore, PP Rev. Fr Michael Nwadike.
St. Joseph’s Parish, Ikwuano Rev. Fr. Collins Gbufor, PP Rev. Fr. Francis Ndukwe.
Christ the King Chaplaincy, Umudike Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Kalu.
Rev. Fr. Cyril Amaghionyeodiwe (Teaching) In residence St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy, Umudike.
Rev. Fr. Michael Ukah (Chaplain) Rev. Fr. Augustine Iheanaetu (Assistant Chaplain/Student).
St. Michael’s Parish, Ariam Ikwuano.
Rev. Fr. Aloysius Onwukanjo, PP.
Rev. Fr. Vincent Ononiwu.
St. Joseph’s Community, Oloko Ikwuano.
Rev. Fr. Peter Okafor.
Holy Trinity Community, Umudike Rev. Fr. Justin Iweha, PP.
St. Geralds’s Community Umuaraga.
Rev. Fr. Christopher Nwachukwu.
Ohafia Deanery.
Dean: Rev. Fr. Clement Kalu Maria Coronata, Parish, Ohafia Rev. Fr. Jude Orji, PP Rev. Fr. Michael Ukpong (Principal).
Rev. Fr. Peter Osondu.
All Saints’ Community Ania Ohafia.
Rev. Fr. Evaristus Emeto
St. Anthony’s Parish Amaekpu Ohafia.
Rev. Fr. Clement Kalu, PP
Rev. Fr. Joseph Njoku.
St. Anthony’s Sec. School .
Amaekpu, Ohafia.
Rev. Fr. Kenneth Onuoha (Principal).
St. James Community, Nkporo Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Agoha.
St. Michael’s Community, Idima Abam Rev. Fr. Jude Nwankwo.
Sacred Heart Parish, Abam Rev. Fr. Jude Ogbuanu, PP.
Rev. Fr. Eric Ebem (Abam Northern Zone) In residence Nativity Spiritual Year, Abam Rev Fr. Cyril Okereke (Rector).
Rev. Fr. James Ezeocha.
Christ the King Parish, Abiriba Rev. Fr. Kingsley Eze, PP Maria Assumpta Ebem, Ohafia.
Rev. Fr. Chukwudi Uwanuruochi.
Umuahia one Deanery.
Dean: Rev. Fr. Donatus Okpokpo.
St. Theresa’s Parish, Umuahia Rev. Fr. Aloysius Nwabekee, PP.
Rev. Fr. Joseph Kalu.
Rev. Fr. Sylvester Emeihem St. Charles’ Parish, Old Umuahia Rev. Msgr. Anthony Ogbenna, PP.
Rev. Fr. Peter Onuoha Igwe Holy Cross Parish, Olokoro Rev. Msgr. Nicholas Nwagwu, PPRev. Fr. Valentine Ntamaka St. Declan’s Parish, Olokoro Rev. Fr. Donatus Okpokpo.
Rev. Fr. Vincent Nwabisi.
St. Brendan’s Parish, Olokoro. Rev. Fr. Sylvester Anyanwu.
Holy Trinity Parish, Nsirimo Rev. Fr. Paschal Obioma Opara.
Rev. Fr. Augustine Obi (In Residence)
St. Mary’s Community Umuerim Nsirimo.
Rev. Fr. Augustine Obi.
St. Joseph’s Community, Amakama Rev. Fr. Charles Kanu.
St. Anthony’s Parish, Afara Rev. Msgr. John Anyanwu, PP Rev. Fr. Anthony Odionyenfe.
St. Peter’s Parish, Umuako Rev. Fr. Nicholas Okeiyi.
St. Patrick’s Community, Ubakala Rev. Msgr. Peter Nkedife.
Sacred Heart Parish, Ubakala Rev. Fr. Innocent Njuwa, PP Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ndekweme (Skills Acquisition Centre) St. Dominic’s Community, Ubakala.
Rev. Fr. Godfrey Oparaekwe.
St. Ambrose Community, Ubakala Rev. Fr. Elias Ibedu / Ceramics
St. Nicholas Community, Ubakala Rev. Fr. Albert Umahi.
Loretto House.
Rev. Fr. Hilary Ochulor (Principal & in residence).
Madonna Hospital Umuahia.
Rev. Fr. Christian Anokwuru (Administrator).
Umuahia Two Deanery.
Dean: Rev. Fr. Francis Nwaiwu.
Mater Dei Cathedral Umuahia.
Most Rev. Lucius I. Ugorji. PP Rev. Fr. Paschal Okechukwu Opara (Cathedral Administrator).
Rev. Fr. Matthias Ogwo (Ass. Cathedral Administrator).
Rev. Fr. Daniel Osuji (Bishop’s Secretary).
St. Finbarr’s Parish, Umuahia Rev. Fr. Leo Amafili. PP Rev. Fr. James Abosike (In residence).
Rev. Fr. Jerome Ofoegbu (In residence) Rev. Fr. Sylvester Kalu.
Rev. Fr. Kizito Ndulaka.
Corpus Christi Parish, Bende Rev. Fr. Polycarp Chukwu, SMMM.
St. Ann’s Parish, Ahiaeke Ibeku Rev. Msgr. John L. Ukaegbu PP Rev. Fr. Ndudi Izuagba.
Immaculate Conception Seminary, Ahiaeke Rev. Fr. Chukwudi Anya (Rector).
Rev. Fr. Wilfred Okorochukwu (In residence).
Rev. Fr. Peter Akogu (In residence).
Rev. Fr. Gabriel Iheke. (Vice Rector).
St. Mary’s Parish, Isieke Rev. Fr. Tobias Ukeh, PP.
Rev. Fr. John Ijoma.
St. Patrick’s Community, Amuzukwu Rev. Fr. Augustine Kanu Rev. Fr. Matthew Ajuka (in residence) Christ the King Community, World Bank Estate Umuahia.
Rev. Fr. Francis Nwaiwu, PP.
Rev. Fr. Malachy Onuoha (in residence) Rev. Fr. Simeon Uchendu.
Holy Rosary Community, Ugbana Nkata.
Rev. Fr. James Abosike.
St. Michael’s Community, Okwuta Rev. Fr. Cosmas Okafor.
Rev. Fr. Luke Alicho (In residence/Lumen/Police Chaplaincy).
St. Vincent De Paul Umuafai.
Rev. Fr. Daniel Osuji.
St. James’ Community Ndume Ibeku.
Rev. Fr. John Obia.
St. Joseph’s Community Okporoenyi Rev. Fr. Ignatius Ibe
St. Leo’s Community, Itumbuzo Rev. Fr. Enoch Iheme.
Umuahia Three Deanery Dean: Rev. Fr. Damian Okoye.
St. Michael’s Parish, Umuahia Rev. Msgr. Dominic Ibe, PP Rev. Fr. Samuel Okoroafor (Ass & Chaplain Holy Rosary Secondary School).
Rev. Fr. Matthew Emecheta Kalu.
St. Michael’s Church, Ossah Road, Umuahia.
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Mmeje.
Christ the King Parish, Ofeme Rev. Fr. Frank Okonkwo.
Holy Trinity Parish, Ohuhu Rev. Fr. Magnus Ohakwe, SMMM Maria Assumpta Parish, Umuopara Rev. Fr. Simon Egozubelu, PP.
Rev. Fr. Kingsley Ihuoma (Gate of Heaven Mortuary) St. Paul’s Community, Ossah Rev. Fr. Livinus Okamgba/UCL.
SS. Peter and Paul Community, Umuawa Ohuhu Rev. Fr. Francis Maduagwu.
Stella Maris Community, Mission Hill, Umuahia Rev. Fr. Damian Okoye, PP.
Ututu Deanery. Dean: Rev. Fr. Benjamin Ogbu.
St. Paul’s Parish, Ututu Rev. Fr. Jerome Nnanna PP Rev. Fr. Matthew Kalu (In Residence/Teaching) Mater Misericordiae Parish, Ihechiowa.
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Nji.
St. Mulumba’s Parish, Ihechiowa Rev. Fr. Innocent Kalu, PP Rev. Fr. George Ukara (Hospital Administrator).
Holy Family’s Community, Okpo Ihechiowa Rev. Fr. Jacob Kalu.
St. Theresa’s Parish, Arochukwu Rev. Fr. Benjamin Ogbu, PP Rev. Fr. Gabriel Okoko (In residence/Teaching).
St. Thomas Parish, Arochukwu.
Rev. Fr. Kizito Mgbemere.

OFFICES AND PORTFOLIOS

OFFICES AND PORTFOLIOS
PRINCIPAL OFFICERS
Vicar General; Very Rev. Fr. Gabriel Kalu
Diocesan Secretary, (Moderator of Curia) Rev. Fr. Henry Maduka Financial Coordinator Rev. Fr. Vitus Eke. Diocesan Secretary/ Chancellor Rev. Fr. Henry Maduka Project Manager Rev. Fr. Paschal Okechukwu Opara
BANPAC
Rev. Fr. Chukwudi Chinaka
Pastoral Affairs: Rev. Msgr. Augustine Kanu
Pastoral Liturgical: Rev. Fr. Justin Iweha
Religion Education/Catechetical: Rev. Fr. Innocent Imo Okore
Pilgrimages: Rev. Fr. Michael Ukah.
Canon Law/Synods: Rev. Fr. Augustine Kanu
Inculturation: Rev. Fr. Hilary Ochulor.
Theology: Rev. Fr. Anthony Nwogu
Pastoral Agents: Rev. Fr. Benedict Okike
Clergy: Rev. Fr. Benedict Okike
Seminarians: Rev. Fr. Chukwudi Anya.
Interns: Rev. Fr. Chukwudi Anya.
Religious Committees: Rev. Fr. Innocent Ekeagwu
Laity Committee: Rev. Fr. Cosmos Okafor
Church And Society: Rev. Fr. David Aguneri
Justice Development & Peace/caritas: Rev. Fr. David Aguneri , Rev. Fr. Damian Okoye
Health/ HIV AIDS: Rev. Fr. Christian Anokwuru
Family & Human Life: Rev. Fr. Cyril Amaghionyediwe
Education: Rev. Fr. Tobias Uke
Rev. Fr. James Egeonu (Ass).
Caritas Office: Rev. Fr. Damian Okoye.
Mission And Diologue Rev. Fr. Jude Ogbuanu.
Inter – Religious Dialogue Rev. Fr. Jude Ogbuanu.
Ecumenism: Rev. Fr. Chukwudi Uwanuruochi.
Pontifical Mission Society: Rev. Fr. Vitus Eke
Holy Childhood Rev. Sr. Osorachukwu (DDL)
Pontifical Society for Propagation of Faith: Rev. Fr. Ignatius Ibe
Pontifical Society for St Peter the Apostle: Rev. Fr. Chukwudi Anya.
Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU): Rev. Fr. Vitus Eke
Directorate Of Communication Rev. Fr. Leonard Ehiemere
INSTITUTIONS
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
INSTITUTIONS:
Rev. Fr. Uzochukwu J. Njoku (Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri).
Rev. Fr. Onyema Anozie (CIWA Port Harcourt).
Rev. Fr. Patrick Okonkwo (CIWA Port Harcourt).
Rev. Fr. Michael Okoronkwo (Open University Abuja).
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obiche (Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri)
Rev. Fr. Anthony Nwogu (Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri) Rev. Fr. Virgilius Amadi (Seat of Wisdom Seminary Umuahia) Institutions (Within the Diocese)
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ndekweme – Skills Acquisition Centre, Umuahia.
Rev. Fr. Justin Iweha, Principal Holy Ghost College, Afara Umuahia.
Rev. Fr. Charles Ukandu, Principal, Sancta Crux Secondary School, Olokoro.
Rev. Fr. Jude Okafor – Principal, Maria Coronata Secondary School, Ohafia.
Rev. Fr. Leonard Ehiemere (Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike).
Rev. Fr. Matthew Kalu (College of Education Arochukwu).
Rev. Fr. Gabriel Okoko (College of Education Arochukwu).
Mission Rev. Fr. Michael Ehiemere U.S.A.
Rev. Fr. Cyprian Eze U.S.A.
Rev. Fr. Joachim Achibiri U.S.A.
Rev. Fr. Christopher Okeke U. S. A.
Rev. Fr. Vincent OgbujiU. S. A.
Rev. Fr. Jude Nwachukwu U. S. A.
Rev. Fr. Athanasius Okeiyi U S A.
Rev. Fr. Samuel Joseph Kalu U.S.A.
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Iheaka U. S. A.
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Aguiyi Australia.
Rev. Fr. Henry Maduka Australia.
Rev. Fr. Gabriel Kalu Australia.
Rev. Fr. Modestus Mgbaramuko Australia.
Rev. Fr. JohnBosco Offor Australia.
Rev. Fr. Partick Ckukwu Australia.
Rev. Fr. Geofrey Chinemerem Agu Australia.
Rev. Fr. Justus Igbo Australia.
Rev. Fr. Isidore Enyinaya Australia.
Rev. Fr. Christopher Obi Australia.
Rev. Fr. Nicholas Okafor Australia.
Rev. Fr. Chukwudi Chinaka Australia.
Rev. Fr. Daniel Nwankwo Lagos Archdiocese Rev. Fr. Jonathan Okafor Lagos Archdiocese Rev. Mgsr. Livinus Ukah Lagos Archdiocese Rev. Fr. Stephen Ezema Aba Diocese Rev. Fr. Clifford Ogbonna Togo.
Rev. Fr. Joseph Okoko
Canada.
Rev. Fr. Raymond Odumuko Canada.
Rev. Fr. John Agbakwuo Austria.
Rev. Fr. Kevin Njoku Australia.
Rev. Fr. Dominic Orichukwu Australia.
Rev. Fr. Daniel Chigbu Lagos Archdiocese.
Rev. Fr. Jude Kanu Lagos Archdiocese.
Rev. Fr. Remigius Ezeibekwe U.S.A.
Studies Rev. Fr. Stephen Aribe U S A.
Rev. Fr. Valentine Acholonu Germany.
Rev. Fr. JohnBosco Amaefule Uyo.
Rev. Fr. Jude Nnanna Germany.
Rev. Fr. Oliverdom Oguadiuru Germany.
Rev. Fr. Donatus Uzoagwa Germany.
Rev. Fr. Lambert Nwauzor Poland.
Rev. Fr. Martin Ralph Kalu Austria.
Rev. Fr. Henry Nwammadu Rome, Italy.
Rev. Fr. Louismary Ocha Rome, Italy.
Rev. Fr. Leonard Ehiemere Rome Italy.
Rev. Fr. Anthony Etunwoke Rome Italy.
Rev. Fr. Kingsley Ndubueze Belgium.
Rev. Fr. Vitus EkePoland.
Rev. Fr. Innocent Ezenwoko Poland.
Rev. Fr. Donatus Okon Uturu Okigwe.
Rev. Fr. Bernard Kalu U.S.A.
Rev. Fr. Anthony Ekpo Rome Italy.
Rev. Fr. Anthony Eboh U.S.A.
Rev. Fr. Chrysologus Agu Canada.
Rev. Fr. Chinedu Okite Belgium Rev. Fr. Donatus Ezegbe Germany.
Rev. Fr. Francis Onwunali England.
Sabbatical Rev. Msgr. Ambrose Nwohu U.S.A.
Rev. Fr. Fabian Nwaokorie U.S.A.
Rev. Fr. Martin Awa Germany.
Rev. Fr. Luke Ndubisi Germany.
Rev. Fr. Martin Nwankpa Germany.
Rev. Fr. John Ofoegbu Ukaegbu U.S.A
Rev. Fr. Paschal Ajuka U.S.A.
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ogbonnaya U.S.A.
Military Chaplaincy Rev. Fr. Cosmas Nwankpa Lagos.
Rev. Fr. Ethelbert Owulu Calabar.
Rev. Fr. Anthony Okore
Lagos.
Rev. Fr. Fabian Onwuneme Lagos Rev. Fr. Vincent Otunwa Lagos.
Lumen Rev. Fr. Luke Alicho (Manager &. Editor).
Rev. Fr. Martin Osuji.
Rev. Fr. Paul Aniekwe.
Rev. Fr. Kizito Osudibia.
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Orgu.
Rev. Fr. Malachy Onuoha

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