Missionary Cooperative Weekend
MISSION DIOCESE – IJEBU-ODE, NIGERIA
Please welcome our visiting priest, Rev. Augustine Adetola of Ijebu-Ode Diocese, Nigeria. Rev. Augustine was ordained a catholic priest on December 18, 2015 and he has had 6 years of missionary experience in the Mission area of Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria. Ijebu-Ode Diocese is located in the Western part of Nigeria, near Lagos. The Diocese is a rural but growing Diocese. Her population is predominantly Muslim; 50% Muslims, 30% Christians of other denominations, 10% of Catholics and 10% of Traditional African believers.
The Diocese has 45 parishes with over 150 mission stations. The Catholic population does not have enough material and financial resources to sustain her many developing programs of evangelization; sustenance of priest and religious, training of seminarians, scholarships to children (both catholic and non-Catholics) in elementary and high schools and to sustain primary health care project for the villagers. Rev. Augustine is here to talk and share stories about his Mission Diocese and to seek our support for the many projects going on in the Diocese. Let us warmly welcome Rev. Augustine and be generous to his Mission Diocese.
Father Augustine will speak at all the Masses.
Envelopes will be available at Church for the month of August.