Igbo Catholic Community
New York  @ Angela Merici  Catholic Church
917 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451
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Na Aha Nna, Na Nwa, Na Muo Nso. Amen.
Welcome to Igbo Catholic Community

25TH SUNDAY_A

SEEK THE LORD WHILE HE IS TO BE FOUND


We are constantly seeking things that appeal to our hearts, bodies and souls; be they, friends, children, life partners, monies, status, titles, property and so forth. Man's needs are insatiable and we hardly get tired of seeking for new things until we are stopped by death. However, it is only God that we can seek and find once and for all if we sincerely seek Him in Spirit and in Truth. The prophet Isaiah makes this clarion call for us to sincerely seek God now in order to find Him before it might be too late and the doors of grace be shut on us. 'For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the Lord our God whenever we call on Him"? Deut. 4:7. The truth is that we will find Him if we seek Him with our heart and with all our souls. (Deut 4:29) This invitation is extend to those who have gone astray due to sin and are afraid to come back. It is also extended to those who live more on the flesh and have little or no time for the soul. The lord goes out at intermittent times to look out for those who are longing for His face as illustrated by the parable of the laborers. The timing might be different but what matters is how much we spent to do quality work and the reward to be given by the Lord justly to each and every one. He offers strong hope to us as He says: "In a favorable time I have answered you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you." (Is 49:8) And he answers even before we call and while we are still speaking he will hear us. (Is 65:24) Waste not your time seeking for people, pastors, priests, men and women of God, etc., that often stand in the way of seeking God, rather let Christ be the center of your focus and search. There is a huge reward for all who sought Him in spirit and truth and allowed Him to guide the courses of their actions. Time waits for no man because it might be too late to get his attention when you delay.


BY REV. FR. STEVE OSCAR OKEKE
Mission

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.