Annual National Convention of Confraternity of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Nigeria

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Archbishop before the Holy Mass

(Nigeria) The Confraternity of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Nigeria held her Annual National Convention at the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Enugu, Nigeria, from the 2nd-4th November 2018.

The theme for this year’s Convention was ‘Convention of the Most Holy Rosary’.
It was a spirit filled one as Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze (the Metropolitan Archbishop of Benin City and the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria) was the chief celebrant at the occasion. However, the chief host was the Vice Provincial Superior of the Redemptorist Vice Province of Nigeria, Very Rev. Fr. Joterio Joachim A. Aghoja, C.Ss.R.

Procession with Fr. Celestine Okah C.Ss.R (Director of the shrine), followed by Fr. Christopher Uwadiale C.Ss.R National chaplain (left), with Fr. Joterio A. Aghoja C.Ss.R (Vice Provincial Superior of the Redemptorists in Nigeria (right), with the Most Rev. Doc. Augustine Akubueze (Archbishop of Benin Archdiocese and president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria in procession for the Holy Mass.

The celebration: It is an Annual National Pilgrimage of all the members of the Confraternity of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Nigeria to the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Ugwogo Nike, Enugu, served by the Redemptorists in the Vice Province, located in the eastern part of Nigeria (Enugu diocese).

The Archbishop with priests and Religious and some of the members of the Confraternity cutting a cake for Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

It comprised members of the Confraternity of Our Mother of Perpetual Help from 28 Archdioceses and Dioceses in Nigeria, who were represented at the Convention; an estimated number of over 10,000 members were in attendance. The outcome of the celebration produced a joyous and faith-filled atmosphere. Program of activities included Confessions, counselling, Rosary processions, Dance parade, Convention talks, etc.

Fr. Hyacinth Agomuoh C.Ss.R

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