Sr. Barbara with celebrants
Sisters Jennifer Ezena and Ndifreke Asuquo made their solemn life commitment at Mater Dei church in Gwagwalada, Nigeria, on August 30, 2015. Bishop Job and John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, celebrated with us. Children in dance wearing full African dress led the entrance and Gospel processions and also performed at the reception. The festivity was so moving that Sr. Ndifreke’s father was moved to get up and dance at the Eucharist.
Sr. Jennifer making her final vows
Sr. Ndifreke showing her ring
The reception was held on the church’s tennis court decorated by the parish youth with gold cloth and balloons. The Home Visitors of Mary Associates prepared and served the food for the several hundred celebration guests.
Children dance at reception
Sr. Jennifer with her parents
Sr. Ndifreke with her father and brother
Sr. Jennifer’s family – parents siblings and relations
Sr. Ndifreke’s family – parents siblings and relatives
It was a bright beautiful day after a month of rain and the road was dry enough to be fully passible. The nearby Pastoral Center, which is also the HVM home, is now sufficiently finished to be able to house family and visitors from other parts of the country.
The 11th annual Sisters, Home Visitors of Mary Gala is fast approaching. The Gala will be held at the beautiful, historic, easy-to-get-to Sacred Heart Major Seminary from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Sunday, October 4, 2015.
I want to support the SHVM Gala. Can I buy my tickets to the Gala on line? The answer is a resounding YES! Your tickets will be waiting for you at the front door when you arrive at the Gala. Just follow these easy steps:
1) Click on the Donate/Contact Us tab at the top of this page. Click on the yellow Donate button. Fill in the dollar amount: $75 per person attending, or $550 per table of 8, or donation amount even though I cannot attend.
2) You don’t need a PayPal account. To pay by regular credit card click on “continue” near the Visa/Master Card/Amex icons at the bottom the screen. Enter your name, credit card and email address. Your information is 100% secure. Click “review donation and continue.”
3) Click on “Add Special Instructions to the Seller.” This is where you provide details. Type real words in the box. Your words will be sent to the Sisters exactly as if you were sending a hand written note along with your payment. Examples of words you might type in are: “Hi Sisters, this is for Gala tickets for John and Mary Doe”, or “This is for a gala table for the XYZ Company. We had great time last year.”, or “Here is a donation for the Gala. Sorry that I can’t make it but know that I root for all you do.”
NO PROBLEMS! If the Sisters have any questions about your order they will contact you at the name, address/email you provided. Otherwise your tickets will be awaiting you at the door on Sunday, October 4!