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One thing I ask of the Lord. This I long to dwell in the house of the Lord,
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Rev. Fr. John Damascence's Profile.

Title: Rev. Fr.
Name: John Damascence
Native of: Uzoagba, Ikeduru L.G.A, Imo State.
Parish: Not Available
Date of Ordination:
Place of Ordination: Christ the King Church, Aba. Nigeria
Ordaining Prelate:
Places of Pastoral Work Experience:

1980-1981: Parochial Vicar, Regina Caeli Parish, Obehie Asa, Aba, Nigeria.

1982-1982: Parochial Vicar St. Peter's Parish, Ikwuano - Umuahia

1982-1983: Parochial Vicar, St Finbarr's Parish, Umuahia.

1983: Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony's Parish, Nbawsi - Aba.

1983-1984: Parochial Vicar, St Finbarr's Parish, Umuahia.

1984 - 1990: Parish Priest, St. Joseph's Parish, Oboro/Ibere Ikwuano - Umuahia

1990 - 1996: Parish Priest, Sacred Heart, Umunkpeyi - Nvosi.

1996 -1998: Parish Priest, St Anthony's Parish, Nbawsi.

1998 - 1999: Parochial Vicar, St Mary Magdalene Church, Abbeville LA, USA.

1999 -2000: Residence, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, Kaplan LA, USA.

2000 -2014: Priest Staff Chaplain, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington Vt.

2014 - 2017: Priest Staff Chaplain, Dartmouth - Hitchcock Medicl Center, Lebanon NH. 


Other Diocesan Appointments:

1980 - 1990: Financial Secretary, Presbyterial Council.

1980-1990: Chaplain, CCD.

1980 - 1990: Chaplain, CBIU.

1990-1998: Chaplain, CBM.

1993-1998: Chaplain, Knights of Mulumba - Our Lady of Lourdes, Sub-Council.

1996-1998: Member, Aba Diocesan Presbyterial Council.

1996-1998: Member, Aba Diocesan Board of Consultors.

1994-1998: Vicar Forane, St. Anthony's Vicariate. 

1998-2000: Chaplian, General Hospital Abbeville; Nunez Nursing Home and Vermillion Correctional Center, Abbeville.

Special Assignment: USA
Study Leave:
Place of Birth: Uzoagba, Ikeduru L.G.A, Imo State.
Home Address: Uzoagba, Ikeduru L.G.A, Imo State.
Seminary/Secondary School: Immaculate Conception Seminary, Ahiaeke: 1965-1971
Major Seminary: BIGARD MEMORIAL SEMINARY, ENUGU.: 1973 - 1980
Educational Qualification & Degrees: Philosophy: 1973-1976, B.A (Hons). THeology: B.Div., 1976 - 1980, Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu - Nigeria, Masters., Theology, ST. Michael's College, Colchester, VT.
Diocesan Boards, Committee/Offices Held:
Current Address: USA
Status: Alive/Living
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Date: 2021-09-03 - 2021-12-31

The Solemnity of Christ the King will be held on 27th November, 2021.

This Solemnity which is the official feast of the Diocese, and also the feast of the Cathedral Parish, will be held in the Cathedral. It will begin with a Pontiifical High Mass at exactly 10:45am. A mass which will be presided by the Chief Shepherd of the Catholic Diocese of Aba, Most Rev. Prof. Augustine Ndubueze Echema.

After the Mass, the other activities follow, in line with the directives of the Universal and Local Church.

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