Children's Day Celebration - July 08, 2018
Children's day celebration has come and gone. What a blessing it was to celebrate our children. Congratulations to all the honorees and their families for the various awards presented during the mass.
Golden Girls Visit to Igbo Catholic Community San Jose - Aug 12, 2018
The golden girls from the Regina Pacis Secondary School in Onitsha, Nigeria paid the Igbo catholic community San Jose a surprise visit after winning the Gold medals in the World Technovation Challenge in the united State of America.
They developed an App called "FD Detector" that can detect fake drugs in Nigeria. The Nigerian girls defeated more than 2000 other entries from the rest of the world . They started by winning the national contest in Nigeria, won the African contest, and has now beat the whole world!
This young girls has made history and we as Igbo catholic community in San Jose are happy to have them in our midst. We are proud of you. Congratulations once again.
Under the direction of the community's Chaplain and Liturgical director, the Liturgy ministry directs and organizes the liturgical activities and celebrations throughout the year. Activities range from altar preparations, training of lectors and ushers, coordination of retreats, preparation of church bulletins and announcements during masses, co-ordination of prayers of the faithful and Eucharistic Ministers. In the last few years, the liturgy ministry has made major contributions in the following areas:
Worked with bereaved families in preparing for, and assisted in conducting wake-keeping services for loved ones.
Coordinated community processions following the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christy).
Catholic Women's Organization
The Christian Women's Organization plans and organizes activities for women in the community. Activities include planning Father's Day events and dance performances at community events.
Our extraordinary music ministry is led by Mrs. Chizoba Nwachukwu and performs Igbo liturgical hymns, charismatic songs and music with authentic Nigerian musical instruments at out monthly mass service.
The Choir also participates in the Parish's special liturgical celebrations, including the St. Francis of Assisi feast day mass celebrations. The Choir is open to all members and previous choir experience is not required.
Catholic Men's Organization
The Christian Men's Organization plans and organizes activities for all male members of the community. Activities include planning Mother's Day events, participation at community events.
The main focus of this ministry is to cultivate an environment where Igbo Catholic youths can develop into responsible adults. This ministry is led by a Youth and Young adult coordinator assisted by the Young adult and Youth representatives. Jointly they plan and coordinate activities such as, youth traditional dance group, talent shows, and the Youth Weekend. Activities are usually casual, fun-loving, spiritual, educational, adventurous and very popular. Often times, prizes are won, and fellowship is encouraged.
Our youth activities provide avenues for our children and young adults to grow and learn through positive interaction with their peers and under the guidance of parents, dedicated laity, and our Igbo clergy; they experience and develop Christian attitudes and behaviors of self-discipline, respect, and responsibilities to the community. They become responsible adults by being around responsible adults and by gradually assuming adult responsibilities.
The Youth ministry serves the interests of kids of all ages, as well as young unmarried adults under 30 years.