Church of the Archangel Gaduwa
By Tony Abah
Church of the Archangel GaduwaThe Catholic community of Church of the Archangels Parish Durumi/ Gaduwa was recently thrown into celebration mood as the church celebrated her 2016 adult harvest tagged ‘Harvest of thanksgiving and Divine Mercy.’

Organized by the parish, the occasion was meant to generate money for the proposed three thousand capacity church building whose ground breaking foundation laying ceremony was done simultaneously.

The Parish priest, Rev. Fr. Ambrose Anene stated that harvest is a period of thanking God for his numerous blessings in our lives, that as humans we were created to serve God and always give him thanks and urged that whenever we have the opportunity to celebrate harvest we must do all we can to appreciate the goodness of God in our lives.

According to him, this years’ harvest is unique in the sense that it coincided with the foundation laying ceremony of the Parish Church Building and is the money that will be realized from the harvest that will form part of the resources to be used to start the project.

“We will be using this harvest as a way of raising fund for our church building. We need a new place of worship for our God and this is an ample opportunity for parishioners to make contributions and be part of building a befitting place of worship for our God.”

In his Homily, the visiting priest Rev. Fr. Paulinus Nwachukwu stated that harvest is a time for all of us to look back and thank God for all is many blessings in our live.

According to him, “we are blessed here in the church of the Archangels because we are laying the foundation stone of a new church building. To build for the lord is one of the spiritual activities that we can do as Christians. It is our kingdom responsibility to build a befitting place of worship for God”.

Today is an unforgettable day in the life of the Archangels parish as we lay the foundation for the church building; my message to the parishioners is that they should work hard to complete the church project that they have started. I encourage all the parishioners to have faith in God and believe that God will provide the resources that will be used to complete the project as soon as possible,” Fr. Nwachukwu said.

In a chat with this medium, the Chairman, 2016 Harvest and Bazaar Planning Committee noted that “harvest is a time of giving thanks to God and glorifying him for all he has been doing for us every day of our lives”. He added “it involves taking stock of what God has been doing for us”.

According to her, “I must say that planning the harvest and the groundbreaking was not easy but I had a very good and formidable team who worked tirelessly to see to the success of the event and I thank them for this.”

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