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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.


Rev. Fr. Ekekwe Kenneth Okechukwu's Profile.

Title: Rev. Fr.
Name: Ekekwe Kenneth Okechukwu
Native of: Ezihe, Uzil, Ideato North
Parish: Not available
Date of Ordination:
Place of Ordination:
Ordaining Prelate:
Places of Pastoral Work Experience:

2000-2002, Curate, St. Paul's Parish Abaukwu.

2002-2006, Pastor, St. Michael's Parish Ndiakata.

2006-2008, Pastor, St. Eugene's Parish Aba.

2008-2009, Pastor, St. Anthony Parish, Bethel And St. Elizabeth Parish Rochester, Vermont.

2009-2013, Pastor, Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Bethel, Vermont.

2010-2011, Chaplain, Martmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hamsphire.

2013 till date, Proffessional Chaplain, St. Anthony Hospital Chicago.

2013-2015, Resident Priest, St. John de la Salle Church, Chicago.

2014-2015, Student/Volunteer Chaplain, Sinai Health System, Chicago.

2015-2016, Resident Chaplain, Advocate Christ Medical Center Oak Lawn.

2018-2019, Intern Counsellor, St. Anthony Hospital Chicago.

2015, Resident Priest, Our Lady Gate of Heaven Chicago.

2019 till date, Teaching Graduate Assistant, M.Sc. Counselling course, Walden University, Minneapolis.

Other Diocesan Appointments:

2008, Appointed Vicar Forane--Eziukwu Vicariate.

2019-2021, National Certified Counselor.

2019 2021, Licensed Proffessional Counselor.

2020 till date, Certified Proffessional Chaplain.

Special Assignment:
Study Leave:
Place of Birth: Onitsha, Anambra State
Home Address: Ezihe, Uzill, Ideato North
Seminary/Secondary School: Immaculate Conception Umuahia [1983-1988]
Major Seminary: Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri. Lector, 1997. Acolyte,1998. Deacon,1999.
Educational Qualification & Degrees: M.THEO & B.PHIL- Urban University Rome, Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri. Ph.D & M.Sc -Walden University, College of Social And Behavioral Sciences. Diploma - University of Portharcourt, Rivers State.
Diocesan Boards, Committee/Offices Held:
Current Address: Our Lady Gate of Heaven Church 99th street Chicago, Illinois.
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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