Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Next weekend, Rev. Albert Adeleke of the Diocese of Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria will be visiting our parish for the annual missionary cooperative appeal. Ijebu-Ode is a rural but growing diocese, located in the western part of Nigeria, near Lagos. Its population is 50% Muslim, 25% non-Catholic Christian, 15 % Catholic, and 10% traditional African believers. The Diocese has 32 parishes with over 150 churches, 7 houses of formation, and 12 religious houses for male and female religious groups. The Catholic population does not have enough material and financial resources to sustain its many developing programs of evangelization; care for priests and religious, training for seminarians, and to provide primary health care for villagers.
Please welcome Fr. Albert warmly and prayerfully discern how you can support his Mission Diocese.
Peace, Fr. Steve