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30 Nov 2016, by Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA in Augustinians

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

 

78 COMMENTS
  • Umeh, Bobbyfrank Obinna Reply

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

  • Abah Emmanuel Reply

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

    • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

      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 Reply

        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

      • Ugwu cyracus chinaza Reply

        Good evening Fr.! My name is Ugwu cyracus chinaza from enugu state i wish to join you noble congregation.please help me with the procedure and the address with documents required. Thanks remain bless

  • Benedict Reply

    Do they accept two sittings?

    • Johnmary Adokwu Reply

      Please do the Agustinan have age limit for friary or monks

      • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

        Hello.

        I’m sorry Johnmary, the Augustinians in Nigeria have age limit, and you’ve
        past the age.

        I’m sorry about that.

  • onuchukwu Reply

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

  • Igboanua Damian Onyedikachi Reply

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

  • Igboanua Damian Onyedikachi Reply

    I have interest to join Augustine congregation.

  • Emeka Obiezu Reply

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

  • Kingsley-Marie Reply

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

  • Kingsley-Marie Reply

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

  • Donatus Reply

    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.

  • MATHEW ONUCHE EMMANUEL Reply

    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.

    • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

      I’m sorry Matthew, you cannot send in your application letter through this medium. you can visit the nearest Augustinian community to you or send your application letter to the national director of vocations: Augustinian Monastery, P.O. Box 1627, Jos, Plateau State. Thanks.

      • Simon Reply

        Am 26yrs, a graduate, baptized, confirmed and practising Catholic in good standing order.
        Will I be considered?

        • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

          Simon, it is God who calls. You may apply, even though the age limit for graduates is 25.

        • Patrick Okeoma Reply

          Good evening Father, I am in Ojo L.G.A, Lagos and i want to apply but i don’t know where the Augustinian community is located. Pls Father help me out.

  • Na'anma Reply

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

    • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

      Naanma, the graduates are considered as such because they must have spent some years in school (higher institution) before applying.

  • Jeremiah Reply

    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?

    • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

      Dear Jereniah, you are almost late. I think its too late to aply for this year’s admission. you can however visit our parish in Maiduguri (St. Augustine’s) for more informations.

      • Jeremiah Reply

        Thank you Fr. I will keep in touch. I will give you the feedback when i get to St Augustine Maiduguri

  • EZE CLARA Reply

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

    • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

      I’m sorry, I dont have it. But you can search for it on the internet.

      • Johnmary Adokwu Reply

        Greetings Father please am 31 years of age and I want to apply for friar or monk but I have secondary certificate will they take me

  • EZE CLARA Reply

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

  • Augustine Alleh Reply

    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

  • Lynda Reply

    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

    • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

      Yes Lynda, you can.

      • Lynda Reply

        Good evening father. Thank you for your response. Please I wish to find out about the accommodation and the cost?

        • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

          Lnyda, I will try and get the details for you.

          • Lynda

            Good morning father. Ok. Thank you

          • Lynda

            Good evening father. Happy feast day to you. Please I wish to remind you of the accommodation details you said you will try find out for me concerning my visit to the monastery.
            Thank you

          • Oguanyia peter

            Dear father I am 17years can I apply to the augustinian order

  • 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

    • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

      Dear Donatus, I would advise you visit the nearest Augustinian community
      to you within the first three Months of next year. However, I must let
      you know that you are almost above our age limit, if you are not a
      graduate. Thanks.

  • David Abel Reply

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

    • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

      Dear David. You have to be 18 years old. But if you are going to
      be 18 that same year of your application, you could apply.

  • Akase martins Reply

    Can I apply with neco result?

  • Eric Eteobong Johnson Reply

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

    • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

      Dear Eric. I will advise you to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help you to be very sure of
      the religious group you would want to join.

  • Dung Henry Gyang Reply

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

    • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

      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.

  • Elachi John Reply

    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

  • IDUH ALEXANDER Reply

    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

  • Hilary Reply

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

  • Osondu johnpaul Reply

    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

  • Alex Reply

    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

  • Johnson Reply

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

  • maiwondo john Reply

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

  • Benedict joseph Reply

    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

    • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

      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.

  • Ekene Hyginus Ajah Reply

    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.

  • okoye James Reply

    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

  • Banjo A. Louis Reply

    I want to use this medium to say thank you to the Augustinians for allowing themselves to be used by God to impact my life positively.

    Fr. Jacob Yebsonya, Fr. Sixtus Uwague, Fr. Jonah Gugong, Fr. Kanu IKECHUKWU, Fr. James Vivoyere Fr. Eugene Inobeme and Fr. Mark Jande remain great persons to be reckon with.

    Their Augustinian spirituality and Intellectual disposition were positive which they used during my time with them to drive positive change in my life and countless others. Kind Regards.

  • Philip iorhemen Reply

    Padre, am a final year student of Holy child secondary school makurdi, live in makurdi, benue state, i would like to join the augustinians upon graduation, could that be possible?

    • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

      Dear Philip.
      Please, do find time to visit the Augustinian community (behind St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary) in Makurdi, there the vocations director would give you all the details you need to know.

  • Daniel Naanchin Reply

    Good day Padre, My name is Daniel Naanchin, I’m a catholic from St. Matthew’s parish Jos, I recently developed an android app for the stations of the cross, but I’m yet to publish the app, I wish to seek for permission, if it’s okay for me to publish the app. By the way the app will be free for everyone. Thank you!

    • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

      Awesome! That sounds really brilliant. I see no reason why you should not publish it. However, I advise you speak with your Parish Priest about it, at least for his awareness.

  • Zechariah James Reply

    Padre I’m a final year student of technical college I’m having interest in your organization were should I apply to, I’m from Sagamu Ogun state, with the age of 24 years were is the nearest organization to apply!
    Thanks for your response?

  • Ifeogome Ezekiel Reply

    Greetings fr, please am Ezekiel from Benin city Edo state. I am 26y, and am interested in your order.

    • Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA

      Hello Ezekie, thanks for your interest.

      Please, do visit the Augustinian parish in Benin city for a follow up (St. Augustine’s parish). Thanks.

  • Solomon L Oyim Reply

    Good morning father when within the year is one expected to apply….thanks

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