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
8th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
Masters own the slaves and demand obedience and loyalty from them. They determine how things are to be done in the life of their slaves. A good slave will always do his master's bidding and will go to any length please him. Our relationships with people and things have become like that of the master and the slave. However, we have grown to manipulate and split our loyalty to more than one master. We tend to have political, cultural, social, spiritual, economic, material and ubiquitous masters depending on our need and ambition. "Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do- Jeremy Bentham.We complain that the Lord has abandoned and forgotten us but we are the ones who abandoned Him and pledge our loyalty to someone or something else. A true and faithful disciple will never be shaken by the winds of distractions and he will never trade his master for something or somebody else. We find among us 'small masters' we adore and respect irrespective of their bad influences. "Good master teach good doctrine, but that taught by evil master is wholly evil" -St. Basil. Who do you look up to in life and what is his or her influence over you?
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.