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Abeokuta creates 6 new parishes

In order to further deepen the work of evangelization in the Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta, the Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Peter Olukayode Odetoyinbo has created six new parishes.

Announcing the newly created parishes at the priestly ordination of four new priests at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ifo. The newly ordained priests are Rev. Fr. Paul Agordi, Rev. Fr. Christopher Adesanya, Rev. Fr. Vincent Agih, Rev. Fr. Joseph Elegbede. According to the Diocesan Vicar General, Very Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Oriyomi, the total number of parishes in the diocese is now 63 while the number of incardinated priests now stands at 69.  

The newly created parishes are St Gregory Catholic Church – Onimalu carved out of St. Julius Agbado, Ave Maria Catholic Church, Ilepa, created from St. Mary Ifo, Christ the King Catholic Church, Afobaje from St Peter Ota, St. Anthony Catholic Church, Itele from St. Joseph Parish, Adeleye-Ayetoro, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oke-Afa from St Ignatius Magboro and Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Ilogbo created from Holy Family Catholic Church, Ewupe.

Very Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Oriyomi further enjoined parishioners of the newly created parishes to join hands with their priests for the propagation of the goodnews to the nooks and crannies of the diocese. This apparently ignited the transfer of some priests. Rev. Fr Gilbert Fagbemi – Christ the King Catholic Church Afobaje, Rev.  Fr. Joseph Ogbebor –St. Julius Agbado, Rev. Fr. Desmond Amaechi - St Gregory Catholic Church – Onimalu, The Missionary of St. Paul Priests – Our Lady Queen of Angels, Ilogbo, The  Priests of the Oblates of the Blessed Virgin - Ave Maria Catholic Church, Ilepa Rev. Fr. Peter Adigboluja – St. Francis Catholic Church Owode Egba, Rev. Fr. John Hezekiah – St. Ignatius Magboro, Rev. Fr. Raphael Enitan - Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oke-Afa, Rev. Fr. James Oni – Our Lady Queen of Peace, Olambe, Rev. Fr. Miguel Jide Gomez - St. Anthony Catholic Church, Itele, Rev.Fr. Clement Olaniyan – St. Patrcik Cathilic chirch, Assese, Rev. Fr. Peter Adigun – St.John Ilara, Rev. Fr. Peter Ogiator – St. Sebastian Ajegunle, Rev. Fr. Joseph Ochigbo – St. Michael Ajilete.

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