In the name of the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Diocese of Aba, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. I do hope the site serves your needs during this visit.
As we celebrate the Year of St. Joseph this year (Dec. 08-2020 - Dec. 08 2021) I pray for God's abundant graces upon you, your family, our country Nigeria and the whole world through the prayers/intercession of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
As you encounter our diocese in this medium, Do remember us in your prayers.
God bless you. Shalom
Celebration of the Year
The Catholic Dioces of Aba joins the Universal Church to celebrate the Year of St. Joseph, which was inaugurated by Pope Francis. With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” which spans from 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021.
In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris Corde (“With a... Read More
Every history as is always the case is a sacred history, and every history is equally a Gospel. Any attempt to eliminate God from history will amount to serious lack in the understanding of even the history of man, which is a chapter, a reflection of the history of God.
20th July, 2021 - 'Imagine a sower going out to sow'.
A sower went out to sow.
Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the beach, and he told them many things in parables.
He sa... Read More
SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING
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.
The story of Christ the King Cathedral is reminiscent of St. Paul's interpretation of Christian growth, (1 Cor 3: 6 - 7, 10): the one sows, the other waters; the one lays the foundation, all others build on this foundation. The final product is the Body of Christ, exalted, glorious, and holy.