LATE MOST REV. JOSEPH IGNATIUS SHANAHAN, CSSP
Born on June 06, 1871
Ordained Priest on April 22, 1900
Made Apostle Prefect of Vicariate of Southern Nigeria on September 28, 1905
Ordained Bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of the Southern Nigeria on June 06, 1920
Bishop of the Vicariate of the Southern Nigeria 1920 - 1931
Died on December 25, 1943.
MOST REV. CHARLES HEEREY, CSSp
Born on November 29, 1890
Ordained Co-adjutor Bishop of Onitsha, May 27, 1927
Bishop of Onitsha from 1931 to 1950
Archbishop and Metropolitan of Onitsha from 1950 to 1967
Died on February 07, 1967.
FRANCIS CARDINAL A ARINZE
Former Perfect, Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacrements, Vatican City, Europe.
Born in Eziowelle on November 01, 1932
Ordained Priest on November 23, 1958.
Consecrated Bishop on August 29, 1965
Became Archbishop and Metropolitan of Onitsha in June 1967
Created Cardinal of the Holy Roman Catholic Church in May, 1985
-- " To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light." (Pope Francis "Lumen Fidei,").
Sunday, 5:15am, 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:30am & 6:15pm
Other masses outside the Basilica Church, 5:30am, 6:00am, 7:15am, 8:45am & 9:00am
Monday-Saturday, 5:15am, 6:00am & 6:15pm
Thursday, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 6:15pm
Saturday Evening, 5:30pm (mass with Vespers 1 of Sunday)