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
3RD SUNDAY OF LENT_C
Sometimes, people do not realize the fact that everything that has a beginning must come to an end some day. The Egyptians were maltreating and enslaving the people of Israel for so many years and the Israelites kept crying out to God for deliverance. It did not just come as they expected but one day God decided to answer their prayers. Today, the call of Moses signaled the beginning of the long journey to Freedom. God has decided to put a stop to that wickedness and slavery. The day of reckoning is coming and the Egyptians will be held accountable. What will you do on the day of punishment? Is 10:3. Like the unproductive fig tree, the lord will give order to cut down the strongholds of those who thrive in evil and wickedness. He can wait for one more year to see if they will repent. He is ever patient waiting for the sinner to renounce his wickedness so that he may live. The lord says that everyone will be put to shame because of the people useless to them, who bring neither help nor advantage but only shame and disgrace. Is. 30:5. Some of us by our actions and inactions we bring shame and disgrace to the Christian community and we are among the set of unproductive people that the lord will cut down on the day of reckoning. Lent offers us ample opportunity to repent and redirect our lives in ways that would benefit us and the Christian community and the world at large. Let our gaze be on the one who hangs on the cross. He paid a price for our freedom and deliverance.
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.