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
2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT-YEAR B
THE PROPHETIC VOICE AND ITS MESSAGE
God spoke through His prophet Isaiah to bring message of hope and consolation to His people who were enslaved and found wanting due to their infidelity. He tells them that the time of slave service is over and their sins atoned for. They are only to resort to preparing for the coming of their Messiah who comes to restore all things. It does not matter how long it takes us to wait for God to come because a thousand years are like yesterday in His eyes. We only have to be patient and hopeful that God will surely deliver at the appointed time. John the Baptist clearly and single- handedly cries out in the wilderness for us to prepare the way of the lord and make straight His path. He is a lone voice that speaks the hard truth in the midst of many voices and among those who would eventually kill him. The message he preached was that of conversion that led to baptism for repentance. We need such ferocious and vibrant voice in this time and age to resist the trappings of feel good gospel and prosperity preaching. Let us prepare our homes and hearts for the coming of Christ the Messiah and Savior of the World.
BY REV. FR. STEVE OSCAR 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.