Monthly Archives: December 2022
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a leading theologian of the 20th century and the first pope to resign from office in nearly 600 years, has died at the age of 95, the Vatican announced.
His death was announced in Rome on Dec. 31. His funeral Mass will be held on Jan. 5, 2023, in St. Peter’s Square, the Vatican said.
The Vatican press office director, Matteo Bruni, said Dec. 31: “With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34 in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican.”
Benedict XVI’s body will lie in state in St. Peter’s Basilica beginning on Jan. 2, 2023.
- HAVE WE NOT ENOUGH TO GIVE GOD THE GIVER OF ALL GOOD GIFTS?
One of the things that keeps people moving is their ability to always remain steadfast come what may. We applaud the good people of Holy Ghost Parish, Makurdi for always keeping fit even when life looks frustrating and shaky. We are grateful particularly to the members of the 5:00AM, 9:00AM and 6:00PM Masses. We all are overwhelmed with your kind generousities, we are pleased because our harvest will draw God’s blessings of joy, peace and goodness upon us all. We definitely are going to reap according to what we have sown.
We will always express our gratitude to God because an ungrateful child is said to be “a great full.” Thus, next Sunday, 11th December, 2022 we will show same appreciation to God as it will be made manifest in the 6:00AM, 7:00AM and 11:00AM Masses. Come and let us say Father in heaven we are grateful for everything.
We want to thank the PARISH PRIEST, FATHER MOSES AONDOVER IORAPUU who admishes us on the need to do good. While addressing the
congregation during the 9:00AM harvest, he encouraged one and all to take it as part of our responsibilities to contribute for the development of the Church of God. God knows our hearts and no one cheats God.
Our prayer this day is that, as we have come into God’s presence with our gifts, may he find them worthy of acceptance and grant us admittance into his heavenly kingdom when our journey here on earth finishes. May he continue to bless us forever and ever. AMEN!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU REVD. FR. MOSES TERHEMBA IORSHAMBER, VC.
You are a priest like Melchizedek of old, you are a human but you are also special, your humannes must not over shadow God’s glory that shines out above the weakness of your nature. You are indeed a priest ordained by God Almighty, ordained that you may offer the Holy Sacrifice, ordained that you may forgive the sins of mankind.
You have been raised to do what Angels cannot do; to change bread and wine into Christ’s Body and Blood and offer sacrifice of Jesus himself.
May God continue to abide with you both now and forever, through Christ our Lord.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU REVD. FR. MOSES TERHEMBA IORSHAMBER, VC. PRRIEST IN RESIDENCE, HOLY GHOST PARISH, MAKURDI.
FATHER, BEHOLD YOUR PRIEST WHOM YOU HAVE CALLED AND CHOSEN, DO NOT LEAVE HIM ALONE.
We the good people of Holy Ghost Parish, Makurdi are truly thankful to God, the one whose will no human being can neither redirect nor contradict. Today, 2nd December, 2022 the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria apoints Very Revd. Fr. Moses Aondover IORAPUU the Communications Coodinator for Abuja ecclesiastical province because of the selfless works he has been discharging for the people of God in Makurdi diocese and beyond.
We have sent our petitions to GOD, may they reach where the Most High may grant our good intentions for you. May God’s blessings never depart from you. You are a priest after God’s own heart, you are special and God will definitely accompany you in this voyage of discovery.
Others appointed Communications Coordinators for other Provinces include Fr Stephen Okojie for Benin Province, Fr Justin Udomah for Calabar Province, Fr Anthony Akiwowo for Ibadan Province, Fr Andrew Danjuma for Jos Province, Fr Christopher Omotosho for Kaduna Province, Fr Anthony Godonu for Lagos Province, Fr Benjamin Achi for Onitsha Province, Fr Leonard Ehimere for Owerri Province, and Fr Kuhwa Indyer, CSSp as the Communications Coordinator for all the Religious in Nigeria. In the same vein, Fr Patrick Tor Alumunku, Fr Martin Anusi and Sr Oluwakemi Akinseye, FSP are appointed as National Media Advisers (NMA).
Congratulations FATHER MOSES AONDOVER IORAPUU
VICAR GENERAL PASTORAL AND PARISH PRIEST, HOLY GHOST PARISH, MAKURDI.
There will be unique bazaars and harvest this year at Holy Ghost Church Makurdi. The harvest tagged Harvest of God’s Will not Human Desires will be held on 4th December, 2022 by three masses and 11th December 2022 by the remaining masses. There will be bazaar sales on Monday 12th December 2022 by 4.30 p.m. The uniqueness of the bazaars will be the auctioning of the last supper painting.
The parish of Holy Ghost has witnessed dramatic transformation in spiritual and physical structures including weekly hourly adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, chanting of Vespers at Benediction, restoration of the 1930 Church, the Father’s House, the Children’s Church and the parish first Church of 1926. There are trees planted around the premises and repairs going on on the roof of the parish hall.
Holy Ghost Parish is a unique parish church and the parish priest who is also the Vicar General Pastoral, Father Moses IORAPUU has requested that the bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe Cmf applies to the Vatican for the Church to be upgraded as a Minor Basilica.
Holy Ghost Parish Makurdi celebrated the funeral Mass in honour of one of her old parishioners, the late Engr Bartholomew Oche, today 2nd December 2022 at the Parish Church. The funeral rites were performed at the entrance of the Church by the parish priest Father Moses IORAPUU and the mass was presided over by Father Dennis Ujah. Father Gabriel Abiem gave the homily and Father Imo Ejeh performed the final rites and was assisted by Father Ochojila. Engr Oche, former Secretary to the State Government died at the age of 80. The family members and a large crowd of parishioners and friends accompanied the remains to be buried in Otukpo Diocese.
PASTORAL COUNCIL UPDATES 2021 – 2022
v On July 15th, 2021 we buried our Laity Council President, Lady Lydia Uvah. May we continue to pray for the peaceful repose of her gentle soul and protection upon her family.
v Mr Innocent Inalegwu Inalegwu has since replaced her as the parish Laity Council President. Continue reading
REVD FR MOSES IORAPUU
REVD FR JACOB AHENEKAA VC
PRIEST IN RESIDENCE
REVD. FR MOSES IORSHAMBER VC
SEMINARIAN ON PASTORIAL YEAR
PARISH CATECHIST: AMINDE SAMUEL MSONTER,
ASSOCIATE CATECHIST: BONIFACE AYONGO
Several priests have worked in the
parish both as cathedral administrators including the first indigenous Tiv
priest Revd Fr. James Akor and also as Parish Priests. Listed below are their
names from the creation of the parish to date;
Revd Fr. Kristen CSSp 1930-1934
Revd Fr. Winterle CSSp 1930-1934
Revd Fr. Blass CSSp 1934-1937
Revd Fr. Becker Cssp 1937
Revd Fr. Haurger CSSp 1937-1940
Revd Fr. Continue reading
PASTORIAL COUNCIL EXCO
Rev. Fr. Moses IORAPUU Prseident
Fr. Jacob Atsehekaa VC
Lady Lucie Ato Chairman
Emmanuel Shima 1st Vice Chairman
Ferdinand Alaako 2nd Vice Chairman
Kenneth Poor Secretary
Patience Olohi Iornum Ass. Sectary
Bro. Victor Iweanya Chairman
Lady Juliana Or
Barr. Mary Onyeka
Richard T. Timuum
Hon. Mrs. Dorcas Ukpe
Hon. Continue reading