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
TERROR IN OUR LIVES
In this modern day, the terror we seem to know much about is that unleashed on regular basis by Islamic extremists. This is so true because there is increasing number of terror attack across the globe that we basically live in fear in this unsafe world. The religious cum political ideology of these Muslim terrorists is so brazen and uncompromising that they tend to be unabated and indomitable. There is terror in our neighborhoods, families, communities, churches and homes. People love to terrorize and make life difficult for others. The only language terrorists know is that of violence and destruction. They fight truth and champion injustice as a way to hide their wicked acts. They hate to hear the truth and truncate any form of freedom. Often times, husbands terrorize their wives and children, leaders terrorize their subjects, people conspire to terrorize others who hold different view against them. The chief priests and leaders of the community could no longer stand the glaring truth and exposition of their crimes and wickedness by Jeremiah and thus they resorted to the plot to exterminate him from the root. The Lord encourages us not to fear and to speak out the truth and witness to Him before the people. He has promised to reveal all the secret emotions and plans of the evil people. Whatever is hidden will be revealed. Flow with the spirit of prophet Jeremiah and standby the truth and defend justice. Be not an agent of terror recruited by the other to unleash terror on innocent people. Be no slave to terror. Be not part of the conspiracy to stiffen the truth. Truth is eternal and endures forever.
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.