Hayes, United Kingdom. It is a great joy for the UK & Ireland Delegation to add one more priest at the total number of Priests in the Delegation. The ordination of Deacon Uchechukwu Michael Chima CMF was held on the 24th of June 217 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hayes. Rt. Rev. Wilfred Chipka Anagbe CMF, the Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, Nigeria presided over the Eucharistic celebration.
There were number of priests from different places along with the Claretian Missionaries, who concelebrated the Eucharist. The choir from our parish and Nigerian chaplaincy elevated us to pray through their melodious and prayerful singing.
There were nearly five hundred people from far and near to participate in the ordination ceremony. It was a remarkable celebration. All expressed their joy and satisfaction over the way, the celebration was carried out. Fr. Uchechukwu Michael Chima celebrated his first mass on the 25th of June 2017 at 12.15 pm in the same Church.