March 2, 2019 – Five of our companions: Christian Okeke SJ, Collins Obidiagha SJ, Martin Ihezie SJ, Reginald Nwakolobi SJ, and Temple Anuforo SJ were ordained deacons at Hekima University College, Nairobi, Kenya.
The ordaining prelate, Rt. Rev. Virgilio Pante, IMC (Bishop of Maralal Diocese in Kenya) invited the 22 ordinands, including our five brothers, to receive the first of the three major Orders of the Catholic Church. The prelate iterated the ministry of the deacon as one of service in three areas: the Word, the Liturgy, and Charity. Our brothers, the new deacons, will exercise their ministry to the Hekima community through the ministry of the Word in the proclamation of the Gospel, preaching and teaching at Mass.
The ANW Province community in her bid to celebrate the five men climaxed this special event by organizing a celebration to pop wine to the gaiety of our newly ordained deacons.
Br. Francis Erzuah, S.J.