Welcome To Awka Catholic Diocese

Get ready to discover more about the St. Patrick Cathedral. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Awka (Latin: Avkaën(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Awka, Anambra State in the Ecclesiastical province of Onitsha in Nigeria. It was established in November 10, 1977.

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OUR PURPOSE

Why do we come together as this Catholic Diocese of Awka?

To have a Profound living experience of the Kingdom of God, love, justice, truth and peace and share it with everyone and beyond the Diocese.

Our Vision
“Awka Catholic Diocese is actively visible in the Community, shares its spirituality through fellowship, and is committed to serving God.” Words to Live By Matthew 24:14 - And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Mission?
We pledge to strive constantly to build an ever-stronger Catholic parish family where: The Word of God is proclaimed, studied and integrated into daily living. to worship and bear witness in the community, to love and serve as Jesus commanded, and to preserve and share our rich Black heritage.
Core Values?
To always speak the truth, respect the opinions and roles of all parishioners, and value each person, always maintaining Christian charity in all of our actions. We will seek to increase the understanding of our Catholic faith and expand our spiritual growth by participating in and supporting charitable and spiritual activities, in addition to attending Mass

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The Catholic Diocese of Awka has been having a strategic planning workshop in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Nigeria; Catholic Agency for Oversea Development (CAFOD); and Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN). The workshop which had over 20 priests as participants, as well as Mr. Anselm Nwoke, the Partnership and Capacity Training Coordinator of CRS, Nigeria, as the principal facilitator, started on Sunday, 25 September 2022, with an opening mass presided by the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, and will end tomorrow, Friday 30 September 2022. Aimed at re-evaluating the vision of the diocese and re-discovering her mission, goals and strategies, the session is a continuation of the one held earlier by the diocese on visioning. Very Rev. Fr. Charles Ndubisi, the Diocesan Chancellor/Secretary, noted that it was the vision of the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, to continue to strategically place the diocese on the path of progress, hence the need for the workshop. The participants of the workshop like Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Anthony Anike, the Episcopal Vicar of Adazi Region, Catholic Diocese of Awka; Rev. Fr. Prof. B.A.C Obiefuna, the Director of Mission and Dialogue, Catholic Diocese of Awka; Rev. Fr. Innocent Affusim, the Manager of Regina Caeli Hospital; amongst others, highlighted the need for the workshop and made valuable inputs during the sessions.The priests expressed their satisfaction with the outcome of the workshop, even as they appreciated the Diocesan Chancellor for what they termed his innovation and massive interest in projecting the diocese forward.Mercy Hill/Zita Ezeno report. ... See MoreSee Less
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ST. MATTHEW AMAWBIA CELEBRATES FEAST DAY WITH THE BISHOP…303 Candidates ConfirmedSt. Matthew Catholic Church, Amawbia, celebrated the feast day of their patron saint, St. Matthew, which is commemorated annually on 21 September last Sunday, 18 September 2022. The parish also received the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus C. Ezeokafor. During the Holy Mass, 303 candidates received the Sacrament of Confirmation.The Bishop, speaking during the homily, highlighted the importance of Sunday evening instructions and implored priests to adequately prepare for them so as to impact the congregation. He decried the imposition of unnecessary levies in churches and the unreasonable movement from one prayer house to another in search of solutions while he advised the congregation to be wary of what he described as “wolves among sheep”. As he bemoaned the terrible state of the country, he enjoined the congregation to actively participate in the political affairs of the country and to vote wisely.By Mercy Hill and Zita ChideraZita Ezeno ... See MoreSee Less
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