MSP 4TH GENERAL CHAPTER ELECTS NEW SUPERIOR GENERAL

The Missionary Society of St. Paul held her 4th General Chapter from September 2nd to 14th. On September 12, 2013, the Chapter Fathers in the presence of the Ordinary of the Missionary Society of St Paul, His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan elected five MSP Priests as members of the General Council for the next six years.  They are:

1. Very Revd Fr Victor Onwukeme, MSP  -  Superior General

2. Very Revd Fr Augustine Ogar, MSP  -  Vicar General

3. Very Revd Fr Raphael Asika, MSP  -  Councillor II

4. Very Revd Fr Robert Kajoh, MSP  -  Councillor III

5. Very Revd Fr Patrick Etuk, MSP  -  Councillor IV

By this election, Very Revd Fr Victor Chike Onwukeme, MSP becomes the fourth elected Superior General of the Missionary Society of St Paul. He was born in Umuchu of Anambra State, Nigeria and had his Primary education at Central School Umuchu. He attended St Dominic Savio Seminary Akpu from class 1-2 and St John Bosco Seminary Isuaniocha from class 3-5 for his secondary school. He did his Prefecting at St John Bosco Seminary Isuaniocha from 1986-1987. In 1987 he gained admission into Missionary Society of St Paul, Formation House, Iperu-Remo Ogun State and later proceeded to the National Missionary Seminary of St Paul, Gwagwalada Abuja in 1989, where he studied Philosophy and Theology in preparation for the priesthood.  Fr. Onwukeme was ordained on June 29, 1996.

After his ordination he worked in the Formation House Iperu-Remo from 1996-1997. He got his LSS at Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum) Rome from 1997-2001and STD at Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas from 2001 -2004. He joined the MSP Seminary, Gwagwalada, Abuja Staff in 2004 being appointed Vice Rector the same year. Fr. Onwukeme was rector of the seminary from 2005 - 2011. He did his Sabbatical year at St Patrick's Cathedral Armagh Northern Ireland UK from 2011 – 2012. After his Sabbatical, he was appointed the parish priest of St Mary's Parish Karu, Abuja Archdiocese until his election as Superior General on September 12, 2013.

The Society is grateful to the members of the immediate former General Council, namely, Very Revd Fr Paul Ofoha, MSP, (Acting Superior General) Very Revd Fr Samuel Igbafe, MSP, Very Revd Fr Anthony Ekanem, MSP and Very Revd Fr Raphael Asika, MSP for their selfless sacrifices and commitment in leading the Society through some quite challenging times and circumstances. God bless the Missionary Society of St Paul of Nigeria!

 

Fr Daniel Ihunnia, MSP, in Sudan Mission providing medication for the sick.

Fr Idara Otu, MSP, in Sudan Mission feeding the hungry

Training Future Missionaries: Seminarians at our Seminary: Gwagwalada- Abuja, Nigeria

Youth Empowerment: A vocational School by MSP in Malawi

Missionary Society of St Paul primary school children in Nigeria.

Ridding to the farm: Fr Emmanuel Akpaidem rides with kids in Malawi

MSP has a lot of farm projects in Malawi

Commissioning of Water projects with help from Canadian Benefactors

Water projects were also sponsored by manos unidas -spain

School block built with help from our sponsors needs renovation

School children's toilet needs replacement

MSP working with children at Malunfashi Nigeria, Help us to provide future for them

(picture show Fr Martin Eke, MSP behind and FR Peter Ekwenuya, MSP right)

THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

The priests of the Missionary Society of St Paul are engaged in both primary evangelization and New Evangelization in eighteen countries around the World; Cameroon, Liberia, The Gambia, Chad, South Sudan, Malawi, Botswana, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Grenada, Bahamas, Canada, United States, Italy, Sweden, Ireland and UK. Both Primary Evangelization and New Evangelization have become urgent in the life of the Catholic Church today. As Ambassadors of Christ we respond to the call of the Church in needy dioceses. It is a thing of joy that Africans who used to receive missionaries are now able to send out missionaries to other parts of the world.

In most of these mission areas our missionaries are both committed to spiritual and material wellbeing of the people. Therefore, the provision of portable water, educational and health facilities, feeding programs, and other basic amenities are necessary parts of the Good News that we preach especially in the poor and remote areas where we work.

In Malawi, Chad and South Sudan mission areas, access to clean water is a very big challenge. Many preventable diseases are contracted from drinking contaminated water. Our missionaries therefore, through solicited funds try to provide wells in order to reduce the sufferings of the people.

Malawi is a country that have been dealt a heavy blow from the HIV/AIDS scourge, leaving behind so many orphaned children in addition to the impoverished environment that is a general characteristic of most part of the country. We not only take care of feeding and raising a lot of these kids, but equally provide vocational education training that will help them lead a sustainable life as adult when they are ready to leave the orphanage.

In addition to the funds required to sustain these projects, provision of basic needs for our missionaries and tools like trucks and motorcycles are equally very essential to the success of our mission work.

The major responsibility of the Project Development Office is to solicit for funds to enable the Missionary Society of St Paul undertake her missionary ventures in the missions.

The Missionary Society of St Paul is a very young missionary family in the Church. We need you as partners and we earnestly request that you become associated with our work to enable us achieve our missionary vision for the Church. Together we will bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Your partnership and support strengthen us as we give the faith and ourselves to others.

As missionaries and partners in the mission we fulfill the call:

  • To share with the poor our precious gifts: spiritual and material.
  • To give to others what we have received.
  • To make ourselves part of the universal mission of the Church.

Become partners with us:

  • Sponsor the training our seminarians, the missionaries of the future.
  • Assist us to empower the people in our missions through school apostolate and self-reliance projects.
  • Donate for the running of MSP orphanages.
  • Help provide medication for the sick, food for the hungry and water for the thirsty in our missions.
  • Support the sustenance of St Paul priests in difficult missions in Africa.
  • Pray with us and for us.

Some give to the Mission by going, some go to the mission by giving, there are no missions without both.

YOUR REWARD IN THE PARTNERSHIP

  • "Get yourselves purses that does not wear out, and make safe investments with God, where no thief comes and no moth destroys" (Lk 12:33).
  • "Whenever you did this to one of the least, you did it to me" (Matt 25:40).
  • "Anyone who gives you a drink of water because you belong to Christ and bear his name, truly, I say to you, will not go without reward" (Mk 9:41).
  • Our priests and seminarians pray daily for our benefactors. We offer Masses for our benefactors both living and deceased.

 

CONTACT PERSON

  Fr Moses Iyogwoya, MSP
  The Project Coordinator
  The Project Development Office
  The Missionary Society of St Paul
  P.O. Box 402 ADCP 'A'
  Garki, 900002
  Abuja, Nigeria
  Ph: (+234) 805 328 0596
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 IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE NIGERIA CONTACT:

Missionaries of St Paul
3607 Meriburr Lane
Houston Texas 77021
Phone: 713-842-6090 (Regional Office)
            713-747-1722 (Mission Development Office)
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OR

The Mission Superior
The presbytery
Poplar Walk
Herne Hill
London
Website: www.mspuk.org.uk
Email: mission.superior.mspuk.org.uk
Phone: 020 7274 4853

 

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  • Abonyi, MSP, Innocent, B.Th, M.A.
  • Aina, Raymond Olusesan, MSP, B.Th. M.Th., M.A., STD, Ph.D,
  • Akpan, Godwin Pius, MSP, Msgr., Dip, M.A.
  • Akekpe, Patrick E. MSP, B.A., B.Th, M.A.
  • Ameh, Mark Thomas, MSP, B.Th.
  • Eke, Martin, MSP, B.A., B.Th., M.A.
  • Eyo, Francis Esang, MSP, B.Th.
  • Eze, Damian, MSP, B.Th. STD
  • Faneye, Michael Oluegbemiga, MSP, JCL, JCD,
  • Isara, Callistus Igho, MSP, D.Min,
  • Mbam, Emmanuel-Mary, MSP, B.Th. M.A.; Ph.D.
  • Mbanefo, Anthony, MSP, MA, Ph.D
  • Nnadozie, Edmund, MSP, LST, D.Min.
  • Nnanga, Peter, MSP, B.Th.
  • Nwosuh, Cosmas, MSP, M.A., M.Ed, Ph.D.
  • OBI, Edward Osang, MSP, STD, Ph.D.
  • Obijiaku, Cletus MSP, M.A., LSS, S.T.D.
  • Ofoha, Paul Ngozichukwu, MSP., MAPS,
  • Okon, Benjamin, MSP;  B.Th.  MA, Ph.D.
  • Onuoha, Chikezie, MSP, B.Th.; M.A.; Ph.D.
  • Onyebuchi, Livinus, MSP; PGD, Dip, M.A., LLB,
  • Onyenibeadi, Massdiile, MSP, LST, M.A.
  • Onwukeme, Victor, MSP, B.Th., LSS, STD
  • Osom, John, MSP, LST, STD.
  • Otor, Patrick MSP, M.A. Ph.D.
  • Selemobri, MSP, Efiri Matthias, M.A.
  • Udeze, Ambrose, MSP, Dip.
  • Umoren, Anthony Iffen, LSS, Ph.D.