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
FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING
There are kings who lord it over their subjects. There are even kings who extort taxes and monies from their subordinates. Some kings live flamboyant and extravagant life while their subjects suffer and languish in abject poverty. Some are born kings, some are made king by the people and some kings stole the mandate yet there is only One King that rivals and challenges these mundane kings. He does not go with retinue of royalty nor does he make noise about his kingship. Jesus Christ is the eternal king and Messiah. He humbles goes about serving and saving his people. His kingship is about the people and not a self-serving one. He is the model king that is hard to find in a world bedeviled with pompous, ambitious, arrogant and avaricious kings. For once, let us publicly talk about His kingship before the world. Let us profess our loyalty to Him and trust the He rules in our lives everyday. In a world torn apart by religious bigotry and terrorism, we have to profess Him without fear of death as our king and lord. Let Him reign supremely in our homes, cities, neighborhoods, countries and world. Let us bow, and worship Him. Eze ndi Eze. Igwe ka igwe nile. Eze na achi uwa nile, chiba na ndu anyi mgbe dum.
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.