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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.


ONITSHA ARCHDIOCESE INAUGURATES THE YEAR OF ST JOSEPH

In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows.

The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2021.

The Holy Father wrote Patris corde against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, he says, has helped us see more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. In this, they resemble Saint Joseph, “the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”

Following the Holy Father’s proclamation of “Year of Saint Joseph”, the Archdiocese inaugurates her Year of St. Joseph on 19th March, 2021 with the Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the blessed Virgin Mary.

The followings are the approved programs for use for the Year of St. Joseph in the Archdiocese.

  1. 19th March, 2021 – Archdiocese inaugurates the Year of St. Joseph. While Dunukofia and Nnobi regions will join in the mass to be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Special Science and Secondary School by the Archbishop, other regions will celebrate at the various Parishes bearing the name of St. Joseph as indicated by the Archbishop at the Fathers’ plenary meeting.
  2. 1st May, 2021 – A day set aside for Lectures/Talks on St. Joseph exploring the various aspects highlighted by the Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde.
  3. His Eminence Francis Cardinal Arinze will be requested to deliver his 2021 Annual lecture on the personality of St. Joseph.
  4. Episcopal regions will use one of their days of recollections to meditate on the virtues of St. Joseph.
  5. At the parish level, every Wednesday of the week without any particular memorial is to be set aside for the celebration of votive mass of St. Joseph. To say prayer to St. Joseph and prayer for the Pope’s intention with a view to gaining plenary indulgence.
  6. To say the Litany of St. Joseph after the rosary on Sunday evenings before Benediction.
  7. Parishes are to organise a day Talk on St. Joseph on a day to be set aside by the Parish Priest. Afterwards, there would be penitential service and Confessions with a view to assisting the faithful obtain an indulgence.
  8. Closure of the Year of St. Joseph – St. Joseph’s parish, Aguleri being the oldest Church with the name of St. Joseph could be used as a venue where the Archdiocese can conclude the Year of St. Joseph with Holy Mass and other celebrations.

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30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)

God, who desires to bring us back to His original plan, invites us to let go in order to get a new life, says the Archbishop, Most Rev Valerian Okeke. He notes that no matter the situation, God can, and wills to turn things around in our favour if only we distinguish ourselves from the crowds and enter into personal relationship with Him. He reminds us that with faith we can see the invisible to the human eyes and access the impossible to ordinary human spirit. We will further enjoy the glory of God and His miracles in our lives like the blind Bartimaeus. He promises to intensify his prayers for each of us, especially as Anambra goes to the polls.

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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.

Fostering Priestly and Religious Vocations

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.