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
That they may be One prayed by the Lord is reflective of a good mother's wishes and prayers for her children. The lord knew that the church is growing and it is made up of people of various personalities, languages, cultures, lifestyles, characters, orientations and there are bound to be competitions and disagreements but variety is the spice of life. The various personalities and gifts can be harmoniously utilized to favor the entirety of the group. It is rooted in the philosophical concept of One and Many, Unity in Diversity. The Mother church has always continued to pray and gather her children so that there might be one flock and one shepherd except for the recalcitrant and unrepentant ones who chose to be completely lost. Through her sacramental services, teachings and works, the church strives to maintain the unity of her members, to have One Faith, One Lord. Mothers’ homes are always miniature churches where children are born, nurtured and groomed. "All I am and all I hope to be, I owe to my angel mother"- Abraham Lincoln. In appreciation of his mother's work Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec says "My dear Mama, you are definitely the hen who hatched a famous duck " May God help our mothers in the great job they do in our homes, churches, society and the world at large and may we appreciate them and give them back love. Happy Mothers’ Day. God Bless All Our Mothers.
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.