New York @ Angela Merici Catholic Church
917 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451
Na Aha Nna, Na Nwa, Na Muo Nso. Amen.
Welcome to Igbo Catholic Community
Alleluia!!! Yet another PENTECOST is here with us. A time of great Manifestation, Anointing, Renewal, Revival, Outpouring and Empowering to us Christians. Remember that Jesus Christ told the apostles to wait for the Advocate/Paraclete that will be sent from the Father and He will lead them to all the Truth. Shortly, after that spectacular ‘Spirit-filled encounter’, they were all changed radically and charged into action hence Peter's public sermon and the speaking in tongues by the apostles. In as much as the Holy Spirit is a great gift to the Church, it has also been a source controversy due to many claims of miracles and signs by Christians attributed to the Holy Spirit. Have you ever asked yourself, why we have many churches than members today in the world? Spirit thing is something to watch with caution because there are millions of spirits flying around looking for those to possess and use. 'Dear friends, do not believe every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world' 1Jn4:1. The Lord Jesus says: 'Watch out for false prophets, they come to you in sheep clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.' Mtt7:15. Further we are told;' Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes, they speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord' Jer.23:16 We still know that there are varieties of gifts by the Holy Spirit --'to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing btw spirits, to another speaking in different tongues..'1Cor12:10. Just be careful of what you listen to and where you go for prophesy, visions, divinations etc. 'O bu onye jere na imo[mmiri] ka ona eri' Onye juba ese, aga afuriri ihe aga-agwa ya. Happy Pentecost.
BY REV. FR. STEPHEN OKEKE
Our mission is to establish a thriving Catholic ethnic community for the Igbo Diaspora in New York. We seek to build a community that galvanizes and serves as a rallying point, a fountain of hope, and a forum for the worship of Almighty God in Igbo language and in accordance with the Roman Catholic faith. We envision a community that preserves and perpetuates the Igbo culture, language, social values, charity, and our Roman Catholic heritage through evangelization, catechesis, Bible studies, and advancement of Catholic principles and ideals.