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Get ready to discover more about the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity. Located in the city of Onitsha, West Africa, Nigeria. It is the first Catholic Cathedral Basilica east of the Country, where hundreds of faithfuls gather regularly as we worship, learn, love and share God's grace and mercy with one another. We look forward to having you at one of our masses soon.

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Our choice of theme for reflection this year is somewhat out of the track of what was done in the past few years of my episcopate. In the past we chose to reflect on some aspects of our Christian faith that represent Christian values that are very useful to human well-being and progress. We also reflected on aspects of our life as Catholics which the Supreme Pontiff has brought up to the Universal Church for emphasis and deepening. This year we have chosen to cast a view on the sacramental life of the Church. It is therefore most fitting that we start with the sacraments of initiation, and more with what we can call the sacrament of all the sacraments: The Holy Eucharist. You are therefore invited to join me in this reflection which explores the greatest of God’s gift to humankind, and expresses one of the greatest proofs of God’s eternal, fatherly and providential care for his earthly children – the gift of Jesus Christ himself in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist. The topic of our reflection is: The Holy Eucharist Our Strength. The Holy Eucharist, is the gift that Jesus Christ makes of himself, thus revealing to us God’s infinite love for every man and woman (Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis, no. 1). In the Sacrament of the Eucharist, the Saviour…continues to offer himself to humanity as the source of divine life (cf. John Paul II, Tertio Millenio Adveniente, no. 55). The Holy Eucharist gives us life, it sustains the divine life in us, it is our strength.

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Burial of Fr. Charles Okeke-Odogwu.

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Pastoral Visit to Holy Spirit Parish, Omagba.

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Pastoral Visit to Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha

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Our finest gifts can become our worst sins or defects, if we do not act with love and allow ourselves to be guided by the Holy Sirit, says the Archbishop, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke. He invited us to a new relationship with the Holy Spirit who enlightens, directs and strengthens us. He prayed for a renewing anointing of the Holy Spirit to enkindle in us the fire of God’s love.

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These are the Annual Lecture series of His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze to the Priests, Religious and Lay faithfuls of the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha and beyond. His Eminence among other things, treats topics that relate with the Church and the Society in general.

Faith In Divine Providence

The Religious Life

The Healing Ministry In The Light Of Christian Ideals

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Masses @ The Basilica of Most Holy Trinity

Sunday Masses (Main Church): 5:15am, 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:30am & 6:15pm. Other Masses outside the Basilica Church (Old Church Bulding): 5:30am, 6:00am, 7:15am & 8:45am (Children). Basilica Square: 7:00am. Stella Maris GRA Outstation: 6.00am, 9.00am & 9:00am (Children). Saturday Evening: 5:30pm (Mass with Vespers 1 of Sunday) Weekday Masses (Main Church): 5:15am, 6:00am & 6:15pm. Stella Maris GRA Outstation (Monday-Saturday): 6:00am. Thursday: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 6:00pm.