Augustinian communities in Nigeria

Yesterday (28 Nov. 2016)in the Nigerian Province of St. Augustine of Nigeria, transfers were made, below is the list, and movement to the new communities is expected on or before the 10th of January 2017.

MONASTERY

Fr John Okafor

Fr Emmanuel Thliza – Prior/Master of Students

Fr Nelson Daniel – Bursar/Candidacy Master

Fr John Iyekowa – Sub-Prior/Poultry/Tailoring outfit/Bookshop

Fr Peter Medugu (Resides in the Seminary)

Fr Felix Usman (Resides in the Seminary)

 

NOVITIATE

Fr Brendan McDonnell – Prior

Fr Bede Njoku –Master of Students

Fr David Aronokhale – Provincial Bursar/ Community Bursar

Fr Ekwu Joseph

 

MAKURDI

Fr Peter Maigari – Prior/President of the Institute

Fr Felix Zombobah – Master of Students/Bursar

Fr Oliver Onuoha – Lecturer

Fr Onaulogho Matthew – Lecturer

 

ST FRANCIS MAKURDI

Fr John Agbo – Parish Priest/ Bursar

 

ST MONICA RANTYA

Fr John Okoro – Prior/Parish Priest

Fr Patrick Sheyin

Fr John Abubakar

Fr Hyacinth Kangyep (Kwata)

 

ST RITA RANTYA

Fr Akase T. Matthew – Parish Priest

 

ST AUGUSTINE MAIDUGARI

Fr Samuel Moses – Superior/Parish Priest

Fr Vincent Angbalaga – Bursar/ School Administrator

 

YOLA

Fr Joel Anwayi – Superior/Parish Priest

Fr Francis Iwuh – Bursar/ School Administrator

 

ZING

Fr Michael Walsh – Prior

Fr Emmanuel Patrick – Parish Priest

Fr Francis Shinkut – Bursar

KANO

Fr Jude Ossai – Prior

Fr Caius Kakaba – Parish Priest

Fr Kenneth Sodje – Bursar/School Administrator

JAJI

Fr Jonah Gugong – Superior/Parish Priest

Fr Stephen Onyiah – Bursar/School Administrator

KADUNA

Fr Bartholomew Chidili – Prior

Fr David Jakos – Bursar/School Administrator/Parish Priest

Fr Silvanus Tagisa (Charge of St Rita Badarawa)

MARARABA

Fr Augustine Garba – Prior/Parish Priest

Fr Eugene Inobeme – Bursar/School Administrator

Fr Frederick Wukari-  Law School

Fr Raymond Hickey – Nunciature

Fr Moses Iyara – Catholic Secretariat


BIDA

Fr Emeka Obiezu – Superior/ Bursar

Fr Ignatius Dedegu – Parish priest

IBUSA

Fr Stanley Asiegbu – Superior/Parish Priest

Fr Paulinus Okabiala – Bursar

BENIN CITY

Fr Joachim Osigwe – Prior/Parish priest/ Sacristan

Fr Jonah Shekari – Bursar

Fr Anthony Nkom – Member

IWARO

Fr Anthony Edukore – Superior

Fr Jacob Yebsonya – Parish Priest

OGHARA

Fr Francis Osula – superior

Fr Andrew Ibegbulem Chioma – Parish Priest/Bursar

WARRI

Fr Emmanuel Oramah – Prior

Fr Emmanuel Ezulofor – Parish Priest

Fr Michael Onwahiaokpa – Bursar

ORILE, LAGOS

Fr Nicholas Bariki – Prior

Fr Joel Okojie – Parish Priest

Fr Kingsley Akan – Bursar

APAPA, LAGOS

Fr Richard Igyor – Prior/Bursar

Fr Anthony Kanu – Parish Priest

Fr Patrick Akinrimisi

BENIN REPUBLIC

Fr Dennis Zangshida – Superior/Parish Priest

Fr Gregory Obi – Bursar

SOUTH AFRICA (DURBAN)

Fr Sunday Ikpe

Fr Julius Onuoha

Fr Emmanuel Voviyere (Administrator)

SOUTH AFRICA

Fr Ikemerika Azubuike

Fr Mark Jande

HOXTON, ENGLAND

Fr Gabriel Tumba

BOLOGNA, ITALY

Fr Yamma Simon

CASCIA, ITALY

Fr Dennis Davou

OSTIA ANTICA

Fr Augustine Ogbomah – Prior/Parish Priest

Fr Nereus Ganumbeni – Bursar

Fr Modestus Onuoha

Fr Gabriel Yashim

Fr Dozie Iwuh

SANTA MONICA

Fr Alex Longs

Fr Kolawole Chabi

Fr Bitrus Galadimma

CURIA

Fr Edward Daleng

ROME

Fr Malachy Ibe

SAINT AUGUSTINE COLLEGE, NEW KARU

Fr Richard Hughes – Prior

Fr Eze Kenneth – Principal

Fr Peter Imaji – Bursar

SAINT AUGUSTINE COLLEGE, DU

Fr Simon Ogbanje – Principal/Bursar

SAINT AUGUSTINE COLLEGE, OGHARA

Fr Jude Oyudo – Principal/Bursar

RUGAN JULI, CLINIC AND WATER FACTORY

Fr Awoyemi Augustine

Annaba

Fr Hilary Basil

 

NOTE: THE ASSUMPTION OF NEW POST OF ASSIGNMENT SHOULD BE ON OR BEFORE THE 10TH JANUARY, 2017

 

OTHER DECISIONS OF INTEREST

REGENT OF STUDIES

Fr John Abubakar

FURTHER STUDIES

Fr Peter Ojiaku – Kenya

Fr Anthony Zabbey – United Kingdom

Fr Joseph Davou – Ireland

Fr Raymond Tumba – Egypt

Fr Chinonso Egbedike – USA

Fr Jacob Madu – Canada

Fr Edogame Anthony – Belgium

MISSION TO USA

Fr Tobe Patrick – United States

 MISSION TO CHILE

Fr Sixtus Uwague

MISSION TO THE PHILLIPINES

Fr William Elias

MISSION TO KENYA

Fr Ambrose Julius

 

NATIONAL DIRECTORS

Vocations Director – Fr David Aronokhale

Augustinian Young People Association – Fr Eugene Inobeme

Augustinian Associates – Fr Raymond Tumba

Devotion to Our Lady Mother of Good Counsel – Fr Oliver Onuoha

Augustinian Third Order – Fr Emmanuel Thliza

The youngest brothers by virtue of Ordination in every community should assume the office of the Spiritual directors of the various Augustinian pious groups in their parishes:

  1. St Rita Pious group
  2. Augustinian young People Association
  3. Augustinian Associates
  4. Our Lady Mother of Good Counsel

 

Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

Joel Okojie is an ordained Catholic Priest in the Order of St. Augustine. He has been a Priest for over a decade. He served as pastor in two different parishes, he was one time Novice Master and a member of the Provincial Council of the province of St. Augustine of Nigeria, and he is currently on a mission in response to the needs of the Church in Canada.

62 comments on “Augustinian communities in Nigeria
  1. Umeh, Bobbyfrank Obinna says:

    Good evening farher, I need an official email address so as to reach this congregation. I sense the call of God into preisthood

  2. Abah Emmanuel says:

    Fr. Please i want to join the OSA as the Lord grant grace. Can you please help me with the datails required.

    • To join the Oder of St. Augustine (O.S.A.), you must be a baptized and confirmed Catholic,
      completed your secondary education with at least five credits in English language and mathematic.
      you must be at least 18 years old and at most 20 years old. An older person (25 years) who is a graduate
      may be considered.

      You can apply through the nearest Augustinian community to you.

      • Chris Adams says:

        Good day Rev. Fr Joel Okojie, Trust this mail meets you well. I would love to get in touch with Fr Jonah Gugong – Superior/Parish Priest of Jaji its been over 20 years I have seen him. He made so much impact in my life while growing up and a mentor. Thanks sir

  3. Benedict says:

    Do they accept two sittings?

  4. onuchukwu says:

    Hmm. Wishing all fruitfulness in their new postings/ministry.

  5. Igboanua Damian Onyedikachi says:

    I want to know vocational director email contact address of Augustine congregation. I am a graduate of mathematics.

  6. Igboanua Damian Onyedikachi says:

    I have interest to join Augustine congregation.

  7. Emeka Obiezu says:

    Great to be on your page Joel. keep it up.

  8. Kingsley-Marie says:

    Father, can a 22 year old be considered to join your Order?

  9. Kingsley-Marie says:

    Father, please is Our Lady of Lourdes Coker and Our Lady of Lourdes Surulere the same Parish?

  10. Donatus says:

    father,please i applied since january 2017 at st john’s mararba to father Eugene but i have not heard or recieved any info since then but i live in kuje abuja.Thanks as i wait ur reply.

  11. MATHEW ONUCHE EMMANUEL says:

    FR CAN I POST MY LETTER HERE SINCE THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS IS HIDDEN? PLEASE FR REACH ME ON TIME THAT I MAY KNOW MY FAITH. THANKS IN ANTICIPATION.

  12. Na'anma says:

    Whats the difference between those admitted with O level and those admitted as Graduates

  13. Jeremiah says:

    Fr, good evening i graduated from university of Maiduguri and am done with NYSC. I want to apply for vocations to the OSA. Am i late for this year?

  14. EZE CLARA says:

    Am 23 and i want to join de poor clare nun .PLs Father can u send me there address .

  15. EZE CLARA says:

    PLS FATHER is this year too late for me to send an application letter. is there any poor clare in lagos?

  16. Augustine Alleh says:

    Augustine Alleh..padre,,wat duration nxt year can one apply..and also am close to benin hw can I get access to the community in benin for further requiry…address will be appreciated…padre

  17. Lynda says:

    Good evening father. My name is lynda.please I want to know if one can come for a retreat in the monastery….personal meditation.
    Thank you

  18. Donatus says:

    Good evening Fr. Joel . I am about to reach 25yrs now. When am i going to sent my application?. I meant the month. Thank you

  19. David Abel says:

    Padre , can a 16 or 17 years old apply , thank u

  20. Akase martins says:

    Can I apply with neco result?

  21. Eric Eteobong Johnson says:

    Please My Name Is Eric. I Shall Reach 24 Years By October. So Please Can I Apply To This Society?

  22. Dung Henry Gyang says:

    Pls Fr. What are the procedures one needs to know to become an Augustinian Piest?

    • You must be a baptized and confirmed Catholic, completed your secondary education with at least five (5) credits in English language and Mathematics.
      You must be at least 18 years old and at most 20 years old. An older person (25 years) who is a graduate may be considered.
      You can apply through the nearest Augustinian community to you or Send a letter to The Vocation Director, Augustinian Monastery, P.O. Box 1627, Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria.

  23. Elachi John says:

    Good morning Fr.I will be 22 by August this year and I want to know if I will still be able to join the vocation

  24. IDUH ALEXANDER says:

    Please fr. Joel Okojie, I am a Roman Catholic religious friar , I am currently serving in Australia but right now in Nigeria for a Visit ,please can you help me with the phone number of the priest incharge of the tailoring department in your jos community? I want to give them a contract of our new habits but I can’t locate his shop in jos. Please help me with his number so that I can trace him when I get to jos. Thank you very much father

  25. Hilary says:

    Good afternnon Father. I just concluded my NYSC and I am 28years+. Can I still be accepted for priesthood if I apply?

  26. Osondu johnpaul says:

    Please fr am in Lagos Ikorodu side I will like to apply to your congregation please give me directions to the nearest branch. Secondly is it too late to apply

  27. Alex says:

    Hello Padre!
    I want to know if am eligible to join the Augustinian order here in Nigeria. I already passed through a major seminary of Saints Peter and Paul Bodija Ibadan with a degree in Philosophy though I took a voluntary exit and I feel like joining your order. I am 31 years of age and I hope this is not a barrier? Please reply me padre. Thanks

  28. Johnson says:

    Greetings in Christ. I have the desire to become monk in the order thanks.

  29. maiwondo john says:

    good day father can i send my application through post office down to jos

  30. Benedict joseph says:

    Fr am 19yrs old currently living in taraba state i gratuated 2017 and since then i apply to the national vocations director but i have not receive any reply yet so what should i do padre bcuz am so much interested in your congregation

    • Dear Benedict, thanks for your interest in our Order. if you’ve not heard from the
      director of vocation, I would advise you visit the nearest Augustinian parish to you
      to apply in person. St. Augustine’s paraish, Bekaji would be the nearest to you.

      Thanks.

  31. Ekene Hyginus Ajah says:

    Dr father am 19years of age currently living in bida, Niger state, I graduated last year 2018 am much interested in the congregation so what should I do fr.

  32. okoye James says:

    hello fr am James okoye am in anambra state I wish to apply to the augustinian order but I don’t really know any of their community house in anambra

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