Bishop Peter Odetoyinbo inaugurates Diocesan Council of Ave Maria Society
The Catholic Bishop of Abeokuta Diocese, Most Rev Dr. Peter Olukayode Odetoyinbo has officially inaugurated the Abeokuta Diocesan Executive Council of Ave Maria Society with a charge to render selfless service to God, the Church and humanity.
At the inauguration ceremony, which took place at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cathedral, Itesi, Abeokuta, the Bishop also urged the new officers to discharge their duties diligently as servant leaders and Christ’s ambassadors here on earth.
He encouraged executives of the society to go all out and spread the good news about the group to all people to various parishes of the diocese so that they can join and be able to speak with one voice.
The Chief Shepherd of Abeokuta called on members of the society to support the executive as they work in harmony and assist one another as members of the Body of Christ saying it is the responsibility of all members to give them the support they need in the discharge of their duties.
The elected members are Fiokouna Kokouvi Augustine - President, Sebastian Amedjodeka - Vice President, Aziaka Herbert General - Secretary, Koudahon Gerome - Assistant Secretary, Johnson Agbegnefia - Financial Secretary, Messanvi Elizabeth - Treasurer, Sunday Mary - Pro 1, Olivier Attiogbe - Pro 2, Angela Gaston - Welfare 1, Mikel Agbessi - Welfare 2, Odani Paulina - Counselor.
In his acceptance speech, the President Mr. Fiokouna Kokouvi Augustine said Ave Maria society was established at St. Michael Catholic Church, Lafiaji Lagos in 1950 with few members from the Republics of Togo, Benin and Volta Region in the Republic of Ghana.
He noted that the group was fortunate to find itself in the Abeokuta diocese and to live as one family in the Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta.
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