In a joyous celebration of commitment and service, Reverend Father Benet Obinna Ugwu marked his 30th Priestly Anniversary on December 29, 2023, with a heartfelt Thanksgiving Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ukana, Udi Local Government Area, Enugu.
The solemn event had the Auxiliary Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Ernest Obodo in attendance and as well brought together parishioners, well-wishers, and fellow clergy members to honor and commemorate the remarkable three-decade journey of Rev. Fr. Ugwu in the priesthood. The atmosphere was filled with gratitude and reverence as attendees reflected on his unwavering dedication to spiritual guidance and community welfare.
The Thanksgiving Mass, held in the sacred confines of St. Joseph Catholic Church, resonated with prayers of thanksgiving and hymns of praise. Rev. Fr. Ugwu, adorned in liturgical vestments, led the congregation in a heartfelt expression of gratitude for the grace and blessings that have accompanied his journey in the service of God.
Parishioners and friends of Rev. Fr. Ugwu shared personal anecdotes, highlighting the positive impact he has had on the lives of many throughout his three decades of service. The church echoed with testimonials, underscoring the priest’s compassion, wisdom, and unwavering commitment to fostering a strong faith community.
The celebration extended beyond the church walls, with a festive reception held in honor of Rev. Fr. Ugwu. The jubilant atmosphere spilled into the parish grounds, where attendees enjoyed fellowship, refreshments, and the warmth of shared memories.
Reflecting on the milestone, Rev. Fr. Benet Obinna Ugwu expressed his gratitude for the support and camaraderie of the parishioners and the larger community. He emphasized the importance of faith, unity, and love in building a vibrant and flourishing spiritual family.
As the sun set on this memorable day, the community of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ukana continued to celebrate the enduring legacy of Rev. Fr. Benet Obinna Ugwu, a dedicated servant of God marking three decades of unwavering commitment to his calling.