Fr. Jude Osunkwo, Nigerian Chaplain meets with Cardinal Sean

December 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Africa, Director's Blog, Nigeria, Uncategorized

Fr. Jude Osunkwo, a Nigerian priest serving in the Archdiocese of Boston, visited with Cardinal Sean O’Malley this month to thank him for his pastoral care of the Nigerian Catholic Community of Boston and to update the Archbishop on his ministry to the Nigerian community. Fr. Jude also shared with the Cardinal about the current events and programs being promoted by the Nigerian Community during the Year of Faith. Here are a few of those points from the meeting:

  • The Nigerian Catholic Community (NCC) is a very vibrant and warm faith communty within the larger St. Katharine Drexel parish. Presently, they have a population of about 230 active members.
  • The Nigerian Catholic Community administrative structure includes: the Chaplain (with a pastoral associate), Executive Council, Gerneral Council, Organizations (Catholic Men’s Organization, Catholic Women’s Organization, Catholic Youth Organization), and many lay apostolate associations.
  • From 2010 to date, they have held 12 infant baptisms, 2 adult baptisms (Easter Vigil), 17 Confirmations, and 8 marriage course sessions.
  • Under the family apostolate, Fr. Jude has visited 41 Nigerian families.
  • Some of the weekly events that occur in the (NCC) are marriage encounters for youth, healing Masses, Marriage courses for intending couples, Eucharistic Adoration, and planned events for the Year of Faith.

We thank Fr. Jude Osunkwo for his hard work and ministry here in the Archdiocese of Boston. The Cardinal was very happy to see him and to hear about all the great things going on in the community.

Fr. Jude Osunkwo visiting Cardinal Sean O'Malley

Fr. Jude Osunkwo visiting Cardinal Sean O’Malley

 

Photo by Gregory L. Tracy, The Pilot

 

 

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