St. Markâ€™s Parish New Owerri concludes 2014 harvest and bazaar
On the 16th of November 2014, St. Markâ€™s Catholic Parish New Owerri, held their annual harvest and bazaar at their newly dedicated church with the theme â€œHarvest of Thanksgivingâ€.
The thanksgiving Mass was presided over by the Assistant Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Paschal Onyeneke, assisted by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Dr. Mark Njoku and the Resident Priest, Msgr. Marcellinus Ibe.
Fr. Njoku in his homily described the First Reading which is from the Book of Proverbs as favourite for couples getting married in order to capture what they are looking for in marriage.Â â€œHere you will see important qualities that some women are recognized withâ€, such as hard work, generosity and fear of God.Â Â He debunked the belief in some cultures that a hardworking woman is suffering, adding that such belief encourages laziness.
â€œHuman beings should work and work hardâ€, the priest said, adding, however that industry or hard work must be for the purpose of reaching out to other people.
â€œSome people make a lot of money and sit on it comfortably while there are lots of poor people around them walking about almost naked and hungryâ€, he lamented.
Another quality of a good woman is fear of God, which he said, is the summary of all the qualities expected of every Christian.
On the trend now that our Lord will come again and also for everybody to prepare because no one knows when he will come, Fr. Mark said,Â to know when he will come is not important, adding that the most important thing is knowing whether you are ready when he comes.Â He therefore advocated for what he called â€œdynamic vigilanceâ€.