News : OYO DIOCESE MARKS THE END OF THE YEAR OF FAITH WITH THE 70TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY OF MONSIGNORS EMMAPosted on: 2013-11-16
Source: Communications Dept., Oyo Diocese
To celebrate 70th birthday on earth amidst its difficulties and life vicissitude is not a bed of rose. Even the Psalmist says, ‘The length of our days is seventy years--or eighty, for those who are strong’ (Ps.90:10). Thus, the entire clergy and laity of the diocese of Oyo leave no stone unturned as they prepared for, and celebrated our inimitable Monsignors. The programme which took place today, the 16th November, 2013 at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral, Oyo has been earmarked to round off the Year of Faith in the Diocese of Oyo on the Diocesan level; while it will be concluded on parish level on the 24th of November, 2013, the Solemnity of Christ the King.
Msgr Emmanuel Bolaji Yakubu, the incumbent Vicar General of Oyo Diocese, was born on 6th April,1943 in Ijio-Meso, Oyo State. He is the fourth of the five children of the late Baba Yakubu Akanbi who was then the Otun Imam of Ijio and Late Mama Yakubu Veronica. He began his educational pursuit at St Theresa’s Primary School, Ijio-Meso between 1949-1956 before proceeding to St Theresa’s Minor Seminary, Oke-Are, Ibadan. He continued his journey to the priesthood at Saint Peter and Paul Major Seminary between 1965-1971. He was raised to the order of Presbyterate in1971 by Most Rev. Dr. Olubunmi Okogie. During the course of the 42years as a priest of God and a master of communication with great humour, he has contributed enormously to the spiritual growth of the people of God as well as the training of great leaders of today both in religious and secular spheres.
Msgr Anthony Akinola Olawumi, another unswerving church leader, a seasoned scholar in Scripture and Biblical Theology, was born in on the 20th of December, 1943 in Oyo town, Oyo State. He attended St Theresa’s Minor Seminary, Oke Are, Ibadan from 1958-1964 before he proceeded to the SS Peter and Paul Major Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan. He was also raised to the order of presbyterate on 20th December, 1970 by Most Rev. Dr. Olubunmi Okogie and since then, Msgr. Anthony Olawumi has been primarily involved in the building of the future priests at the Seminary of SS Peter and Paul, Bodija Ibadan.
We pray the good Lord to continue to bless and keep them in His Love. Amen
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