Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN) Catholic Chaplaincy, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has bidded farewell to his church members as he handover to his successor.
The Catholic priest, who made appeal in a post uploaded on the church’s official Facebook handle on Wednesday, told them “goodbye” promising that he would be with them.
Overtnews recalls that the Adoration Ministry, which was shut down three months ago, was re-opened few days ago.
However, in the place of Fr. Mbaka, another clergy of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Rev. Fr. Anthony Amadi, was posted to take charge of the Adoration Ministry.
It will also be recalled that members of AMEN recently reacted to the church’s decision in transferring Fr. Mbaka to the monastery.
Mbaka in his farewell message in the video said, “I wish to use this opportunity to bless and encourage you as I depart to the monastery in obedience to my bishop. I want you to remain calm as written in Psalm 46:10.
“This is a time we shall know the real adorers. Please, back me with your prayers so that I will go and embark on deeper reflections and interior waiting on the Lord. I want to remind you of Jeremiah 29:13, God will reverse everything. God has good plans for us and not to destroy us. This is not a time to be sorrowful. Be calm and vigilant. Stop every form of protest and demonstration. I love you and I will be with you. God bless you.”
Meanwhile, the Director of Communications, Enugu Diocese, Benjamin Achi, said since it was recommended that Fr. Mbaka took time away in solitude, in order to listen to what the Spirit of God had to tell him, he was allowed to propose a priest to administer, in the interim, to the faithful at the Adoration Ministry.