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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 to 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.


THE PRIESTHOOD: GIFT AND SACRIFICE

My dear people of God, this year, I have chosen to reflect with you on the importance of the gift of the priesthood and the role of this gift for the Church and humanity. The role of being a link between the human and divine, between God and his children. It is a welcome opportunity to reflect on the priestly ministry; on Christ’s priesthood and the ministry of participation of the human being in this singular priesthood, which is an epitome of Christ’s love for the Church and for humanity.

In this pastoral letter we shall discuss the priesthood of Jesus Christ which he has graciously shared with humans through the sacrament of Holy Orders. We shall examine this priesthood as a precious gift which like any other good gift calls for grateful acknowledgement and appreciation. This appreciation shows itself in the life and ministry of the priest (recipient of the gift) as a sacrifice in loving response to God for the gift of the priesthood. Without the life of sacrifice, the priesthood becomes incomplete and in fact empty.

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Priestly Ordinations

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Pastoral Visit at St Anne's, Awka-Etiti.

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Pastoral Visits: Most Holy Name, Abatete & St Augustine's, Umuoba Anam

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EASTER SUNDAY (YEAR B)

With an amazing Paschal joy, the Archbishop Most Rev. Valerian Okeke challenges us to live the resurrection existence by being our brother's keeper. He exhorts that by imitating this loving care of Christ, we share in his triumph over suffering & death for our sake. Thus, he prays that the blessings of Easter be our strength and victory over evil and death. Happy Easter!

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FRANCIS CARDINAL ARINZE'S LECTURE SERIES

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.