The Catholic Bishop of Umuahia Diocese ,His Lordship Most Rev .Lucius Ugorji has charged the newly ordained Catholic priests to ensure they live to their calling and depend solely on God’s direction .
Speaking during the priestly ordination held at Mater Dei Catholic Cathedral Umuahia, he congratulated the new priests and urged them to take prayers seriously in their various assignments.
Addressing Newsmen, Rev .Fr.Jude Chukwuemeka Amaechi ,who expressed happiness over his priestly ordination, said it is only the grace of God that made it possible.
According to him, ” It is a privilege God has given me .Priesthood is a vocation ,a call from God and if you have not answered it ,you will not be happy ” he said.
He said the secret of his success is openness to God and prayers.
In his speech, the father of Rev Fr .Amaechi ,High chief sir Godspower Amaechi, thank God for His faithfulness, while urging his son to continue to trust God.
In his appreciation, Rev Fr. Emmanuel Ogadinma Okoro ,described his ordination as a thing of joy ,while praying that Almighty God to continue to sustain him .
In their various speeches ,the father of Rev Fr Emmanuel, Ezinna Marcel Okoro ,expressed joy ,saying ,” I did not know this kind of thing will reach me .I pray that God should continue to help my son ,for the elder brother of Rev Fr Emmanuel Okoro, Mr Nnamdi Philip Okoro, ” I am excited today .we are rejoicing for this great ceremony. My brother was the person who decided to be a Rev.father ,he chose it by himself and God has accomplished it ,by showing him that he was called, I advice parents to allow their children to choose their careers and then support them ” While Mr Chekwubechukwu Ezekoli said ,Rev .Fr Emmanuel Okoro developed interest in serving God from childhood.I urged him to continue to be strong in the Lord .