News : Catholic Diocese Oyo Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Posted on: 2013-04-21
Source: Oyo Diocesan Communications Dept.

The 50th anniversary celebration of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo which lasted for about 2 weeks was both physically and spiritually nourishing. It started with a press conference which took place at the Cathedral of its birthed Diocese of Osogbo on the 3rd of April. It was then followed by different programmes held on Parish level; most of which are works of charity like visits to the prisons, motherless baby homes, helping the aged, to mention a few.
On the 9th of April, there was a symposium and cultural displays at the Cathedral of the Oyo Diocese.
The grand finale came up on the 12th of April on the field of St. Thomas More Catholic College, Iseyin. It happened along with Priestly and Diaconate ordinations where 6 new Priests were ordained and 5 Deacons also ordained. Awards were also given to the missionaries that have worked in the Diocese since 1884 when the 1st Mass was celebrated on the soil, those who have worked exceptionally towards the growth of evangelisation in the Diocese and few couples whose 50th wedding anniversary coincide with the Diocese's.
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