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
13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
CALL TO SERVE (DISCIPLESHIP)
The choice of Elisha by God as the successor of Elijah was unprecedented because Elijah had no clue until he was instructed to go and anoint this farmer's son. There were hundreds of prophets from the brotherhood but none of them was chosen but this young man. Excuses are never accepted when it comes to the call to service in the vineyard of the lord. It demands total detachment from original businesses, professions and trade in order to be fully focused and totally commitment. This call comes with some grace of liberty and self-indulgence that should not be abused or distorted. The lord point blankly informed us that we should leave the dead to bury themselves and avoid family attachment that might pose a distraction to our work as missionaries. In our world of today, many things compete for our attention and distract us from giving the service of God the undiluted attention. Our jobs, our social club meetings, travels, partying, friends, businesses, family members and many other things could stand on our way to faithfully serve God. We have to make the resolution to take our call to serve God in whatever capacity seriously. It should be give utmost attention and priority to show our understanding and commitment. Do all you do to the glory of God and our own sanctification and salvation.
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.