Mission Appeal 2020 and Bulletin
Thanks to all who made the restarting of all our churches a sucess! And we thank everyone for their patience as we work out all the kinks! Our bulletin is attached.
MISSION APPEAL 2020:
We have received a letter from the RCAB Office for the Propagation of Faith on this year’s Mission Cooperation Mass.
Mission Cooperation Mass is an annual event during which the Office for the Propagation of Faith sends priests or religious from mission Dioceses or Religious Congregations to parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston to speak about the mission work in their Diocese or congregation, and to ask for generous donations to support their evangelization work.
For the 2020 Mission Appeal Mass, the RCAB Office for the Propagation of Faith has sent to the Cranberry Catholic Collaborative Parishes a priest from the Catholic Diocese of Orlu Nigeria, Rev. Jude Thaddeus Osunkwo. Fr. Osunkwo is a missionary priest with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, serving the Cranberry parishes. This Mission Cooperation Mass will hold in the Cranberry Catholic Collaborative parishes on the weekend of September 26/27. Fr. Osunkwo will be speaking in all Sunday Masses about the work of the Church in his home Diocese of Orlu, Nigeria.
About Orlu Diocese - Statistics:
Created: Nov. 29, 1980
Catholic Population: 1,325,115
Retired Bishop: Greg Ochiagha
Current Bishop: Austin Ukuoma
Religious: 119 Sisters; 17 Priests
Junior Seminarians: 691
Senior Seminarians: 170
Orlu Diocese is quite a young Diocese of 40 years, but blessed with a committed clergy and an enthusiastic laity. Being a young and rural diocese, it is faced with many challenges. One of the challenges currently requiring attention is the building of the “Domus Clero” (Home for Priests) which the Diocese is currently undertaking that will house our sick, retired, senior, aging priests, who will be better looked after in the home. This project has already taken off, but needs more funding to complete it. Your generous donations from this 2020 Mission Appeal Mass will help my Diocese to complete this retirement home for priests.
I appeal to you beloved parishioners and friends of the CCC to kindly support me by donating generously to my home Diocese in Nigeria.
Orlu Diocese in Nigeria is grateful to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston and the the Cranberry Catholic Collaborative for the opportunity to hold this special appeal.
Kindly address any checks to either Sacred Heart Parish or Saints Martha & Mary Parish, but with a note:
“Mission Appeal: Orlu Diocese”. The same note applies if you are using the CCC Online giving platform.
CCC will send in all the monies to the RCAB Office for the Propagation of Faith. This Office will make out a check to the Catholic Diocese of Orlu, Nigeria.
Rev. Jude Thaddeus Osunkwo (JT)
For Orlu Diocese, Nigeria
St. Joseph, Pray for Us!
on Thursday, September 10 at 10:00AM