His Grace Most Rev Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji
Archbishop of Owerri


“Welcome to Owerri Catholic Archdiocese.”

A warm welcome to Maria Assumpta  Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Owerri and the Mother Church for Roman Catholics in Owerri and environs. For over a hundred years countless Christians and visitors of every faith and none have crossed the threshold of this holy place, sensing the presence of God and filling it with prayer and contemplation.

His Grace Most Rev Anthony J.V. Obinna   

Archbishop Emeritus.

His Lordship, Most Rev Moses Chikwe
Auxiliary Bishop Of Owerri Archdiocese


  2nd Sunday of Lent

1st Reading: Gen. 22:1-2.9a.10-13.15-18; 2nd Reading: Rom.8:31b-34; Gospel: Mk: 9:2-10

Come back to Me repenting, confessing, amending your  life. Divine forgiveness awaits you. A Blessed Lent to you.

Obedience is better than sacrifice. Yet generous self-sacrifice to God and for fellow humans are the foremost expression of obedience. That is why Jesus’ self-sacrifice perfects Abraham’s obediential sacrifice of Isaac. This confirms Jesus’ identity and mission as God’s beloved Son through whom human life is both safeguarded and Resplendoured. Let us imitate Jesus’ generous self-sacrifice in saving obedience.

 His Grace Most Rev Anthony J.V. Obinna (Archbishop Emeritus) Owerri Archdiocese.

Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Nigeria, Opening Session Address 

 The President :His Grace Most Rev Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji

*Sunday Homily –  From Priests   Click to read & reflect on the 5th Sunday of the year B

Proposed Maria Assumpta University, Owerri ) click to read

“I will not offer to the Lord my God sacrifices
that have cost me nothing.”

— 2 Samuel 24:24

*Breaking: The Owerri Catholic Archdiocese loses two Priests who were formerly at the Seat of Wisdom Seminary, Ulakwo as formators: Rev Frs Benedict Oparaugo and Rev Fr Innocent Maduakolam Osuagwu.

“Click to read Funeral arrangements made by the Archdiocesan Secretariat.


Through the Desert God Leads us to Freedom

2024 Lenten Message of His Holiness Pope Francis

“…To pause in prayer, in order to receive the word of God, to pause like the Samaritan in the presence of a wounded brother or sister. Love of God and love of neighbour are one love.”.

Remember to say at least 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to the Father, for the Holy Father’s intention.




Synod on Synodality 20212024

Click to view and read Synod Synthesis Report



The Church Signs and Symbols


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To the glory of God the 2nd Archbishop of Owerri Archdiocese and the Metropolitan head of Owerri Ecclesiastical province,  His Grace Most Rev Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji receives pallium from the…

On our part, Your Grace, we promise you our unalloyed support and collaboration, in and out of season, as you begin this important ministry in our midst.

On the political front, you have not been silent, but rather vocal about the numerous inequalities in our society especially as mediated, aided and abetted by the political class.

He was trained and certified to facilitating training for married couples on emotional intelligence and skills in their marital relationship.

The discriminations among ‘ndi Igbo’ and the cultural divide: read more from Archbishop Obinna.

We are so thrilled that we can offer our students a learning platform wherein they continue their learning at home,



Every Day of the week at 6am, 12noon, 6pm

Weekday Mass

I was glad when they say we should go into the house of GOD.

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Every Sunday 6am, 7.30am, 9.30am, 6pm.

Sunday Mass

You shall serve the Lord with all your heart with all your soul and with your mind.

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Every Saturday 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Confession Saturday

Confess your sins and, God will grant you forgiveness

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