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One thing I ask of the Lord. This I long to dwell in the house of the Lord,
all the days of my life.


Msgr. Ajuonu, Innocent Okechi.'s Profile.

Title: Msgr.
Name: Ajuonu, Innocent Okechi.
Native of: Iheorji, Nvosi, Isiala Ngwa South Local Governement Area, Abia State.
Parish: Sacred Heart Parish, Umunkpeyi, Nvosi.
Date of Ordination:
Place of Ordination:
Ordaining Prelate:
Places of Pastoral Work Experience:

1983-1986: Rector, Sons of Mary, Mother of Mercy Juniorate, Etitiulo, Bende.

1983-1986: Parish Priest, St Joseph, Bende.

1986-1987: Parish Vicar, Our Lady of Fatima, Umuagbai.

1987-1989: Parish Vicar: St Joseph Parish, Market rd, Aba.

1989-1990: Parish Priest: St Mary's Catholic Parish, Azumini, Ndoki.

1990-1991: Parish Priest: Holy Family Parish, Amiri.

1991-1993: Rector, Annunciation Semnary, Amaudara.

1993-1997: Further Studies, St Thomas University, Miami, Florida, USA.

1997-2003: Principal, St. Leo the Great Comprehensive Secondary School, Oberete Asa.

2003-2006: Rector, St. Mary's Propaedeutic Seminary, Azumini.

2006: Chaplain, Blessed Michael Iwene Tansi Chapel, Aba.

2006-2013: Parish Priest, St John's Iheorji, Aba.

2013-2021: Parish Priest, St James, Umule, Aba.

Other Diocesan Appointments:

2013 - 2021- Member, Senate of Priest.

2013 - Date - Member, College of Consultors.

2013- 2015 - Vicar General.

2015 - 2021 - Diocesan Administrator.

2015 - date - Member, Vicariate Examination Board

Special Assignment:
Study Leave:
Place of Birth: Iheorji, Nvosi, Isiala Ngwa South L.G.A, Abia State.
Home Address: Iheorji, Nvosi, Isiala Ngwa South L.G.A, Abia State.
Seminary/Secondary School:
Major Seminary: St Joseph Major Seminary, Ikot Ekpene | Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu.
Educational Qualification & Degrees: B.PHIL, St. Joseph Major Seminary, Ikot Ekpene. B.D. Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu. Masters, (Pastoral Studies) St Thomas University, Miami Florida, USA, 1993.
Diocesan Boards, Committee/Offices Held:
Current Address: St James Catholic Church, Umule, Aba.
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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