Assemblies are are moments of Claretians come together and dialogue about their Claretian lifestyle, to review and project ahead. It is in the light of this that members of the Delegation of West Nigeria gathered at the Claretian Postulate House, Ibefun, Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State began on 13th of May to end on the 17th May 2019.
The theme for this year’s Assembly was carefully chosen to reflect the XXV chapter Documents, “Charismatic Witnessing to our Fraternal Life in Community”. The President of the Assembly, Very Rev. Simeon Nwobi, Provincial Superior of East Nigeria Province who on ground representing the Superior General, Very Rev. Matthew Vattamatam declared the Assembly open. Moderators, secretaries, time keepers and redactors, were elected for the Assembly.
The next day the Assembly was blessed with the Bishop of the Diocese, Most Rev. Francis Adesina who was recently ordained and installed celebrating the Mass of 14th May with all.
The Assembly had moments of the Government giving reports of the various Prefectures, reading of Fr. General’s message to the Assembly and letter to the Delegation, message from the General Secretary, good will messages and the economic report and Specific Plan of Action to deliberate for possible resolutions.
On the third day the Assembly was still blessed with the presence of the immediate Bishop Emeritus, Most Rev. Albert Fasina who had time to share with the members the beautiful history of the Claretians in Ijebu-Ode Diocese since 1994.
The Assembly had time to celebrate the birthdays of Frs. Moses Musa and Louis Ajinge on 14th and 15th respectively.
The Assembly was generally characterized with lighter moments to make brothers feel the fraternity the Assembly targets.
The Assembly had quite a good number of attendances of the brothers; 34 in all.
The participants thank God for this opportunity to share the missions and fraternity with each other.