Saturday December 7th, 2019, Written Entrance Examination for the 2020/2021 Aspirants (External Candidates) at Bishop Nwedo Memorial Boys High School, Ossah. Time: 10.00am


2018 CALENDAR OF MAJOR EVENTS OF THE CONGREGATION:

January

Monday 1st
New Year Day (Solemnity of Mary Mother of God) - World Day for Peace.

Saturday 6th
Re-union: Bishop of Umuahia with priests and Religious working in the diocese. Venue: Mater Dei Cathedral, Umuahia. Time: 10am Mass

Sunday 7th
Epiphany of the Lord (Solemnity) (B)

Thursday 11th
SMMM Priests’ and Brothers’ Discussion Forum (Open Forum) at SMMM Generalate House. Mass begins by 10:00 am.

Friday 12th
Oral Interview for the incoming 2018é2019 Aspirants at SMMM Generalte House, Afaraukwu Umuahia. Time 10.00am

Friday 12th
The Education Board holds seminar and workshop for all priests, major seminarians and all teachers working in our schools on educational administration and methodology of teaching. Venue: Bishop Nwedo Memorial Boys’ High School Ossah. Time: 10:00am.

Sunday 14th
Major Superiors’ Meeting begins in Lagos State. Venue: Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Center, Lagos State.

Saturday 20th
Major Superiors’ Meeting in Lagos State ends.

Wednesday 24th
Twenty-ninth (29th) Anniversary of the death of Rev. Fr. Michael Chukwu, SMMM. (Kindly remember him in your prayers and Masses today).

Thursday 25th
Education Board visits Lucy Memorial Secondary School, Amairi. Time: 10.00am.

Monday 29th
Psychological Test for 2017/18 Postulants begins at our Retreat and Conference Centre, Afaraukwu Umuahia. Arrival: before 6:00pm.

Tuesday 30th
SMMM Council Meeting at SMMM Generalate House. Time: 10.00am

February

Thursday 1st
Thirteenth (13th) Anniversary of the death of Rev. Fr. Christopher Nwachukwu Chukwu, SMMM. (Kindly remember him in your prayers and Masses today).

Friday 2nd
Feast of Presentation of the Lord (World Day of Religious)

Sunday 4th
Psychological Test for 2017/18 Postulants ends at our Retreat and Conference Centre, Afaraukwu Umuahia.

Monday 5th
Orientation Course for 2018/19 Postulants begins at SMMM RCC Afaraukwu.

Monday 5th
The Tenth General Assembly of the Regional Union of Conferences of the Major Superiors of West Africa (U. R. C. A. O.) begins at Dakar, Senegal.

Monday 5th
The Tenth General Assembly of (U. R. C. A. O.) ends at Dakar, Senegal.

Monday 12th
Eighteenth (18th) Anniversary of the death of Our Father Founder Rt. Rev. Dr. Anthony Gogo Nwedo, C.S.Sp. Venue: Daughters of Mary Mother of Mercy Generalate, Ahiaeke Umuahia. Time: Holy Mass begins by 10:00 am.

Monday 20th
Psychological Tests for 2016/2017 Postulants and Theology Three Seminarians begin at our Retreat and Conference Centre, Afaraukwu. Arrival: before 6.00pm.

Tuesday 13th
Education Board visits Loreto Boys’ High School, Osusu Umuelendu. Time: 9.00am.

Wednesday 14th
Ash Wednesday (Day of Fast and Abstinence), the beginning of the Lenten Season.

Saturday 17th
First Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference begins at the Divine Love Retreat and Conference Centre (DRACC), Lugbe, FCT Abuja.

Wednesday 21st
Rector/Principals’ Meeting at Holy Family Sec., School, Umundugba Time: 10.00am.

Friday 23rd
First Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference ends.

Saturday 24th
Ninth (9th) Anniversary of the death of Bro. Theodore Onyemauchechukwu Kaonyeuloaso, SMMM. (Kindly remember him in your prayers and Masses).

Saturday 24th
Meeting of SMMM and DMMM General Councils at SMMM Generalate House. Time: 11.00am.

Tuesday 27th
SMMM Council Meeting at SMMM Generalate House. Time: 10.00am.

March

Friday 2nd
20th Anniversary/Inter-House competition of Lucy Memorial Secondary School, Amairi.

Sunday 4th
SMMM Annual Retreat for Priests and Brothers begins at the Sons of Mary Generalate House, Afaraukwu Umuahia: arrival day.

Monday 5th
Orientation Course for the Incoming 2018/2019 Postulants ends and they are posted to Communities.

Wednesday 7th
Education Board pays visit to Mercy Seminary Bende. Time: 9.00am.

Saturday 10th
SMMM Annual Retreat for Priests and Brothers ends.

Monday 26th
Seventh (7th) Anniversary of the death of Bro. Hyacinth Chikwe, SMMM. (Kindly remember him in your prayers and Masses today).

Tuesday 27th
SMMM Council Meeting at SMMM Generalate House. Time: 10.00am.

Friday 30th
Education Board pays visit to Loretto Boys High Sch., Osusu Umuelendu.

April

Sunday 1st
Easter Sunday (Christ is truly risen. Alleluia is our song)

Monday 9th
Psychological Test for 2018 Theology Three Seminarians begins at our Retreat and Conference Centre, Afaraukwu Umuahia. Arrival: before 6.00pm.

Wednesday 11th
Vicariate Examination at SMMM Generalate House for Theology 4 and 3. Time: 10.00 am.

Thursday 12th
Vicariate Examination at SMMM Generalate House for Theology 2 and 1. Time: 10.00 am.

Saturday 14th
Psychological Test for 2018 Theology Three Seminarians ends

Thursday 19th
Seminar/Workshop on Health for all our members. Venue: Sons of Mary Retreat and Conference Centre, Afaraukwu Umuahia. Time 9.00am.

Sunday 22nd
Fourth Sunday of Easter (B) Good Shepherd Sunday: (Today, special prayers shall be offered for vocations to the Priesthood and the Consecrated Life).

Monday 23rd
Superior’s Canonical visit to Europe begins.

May

Wednesday 9th
Fourth (4th) Anniversary of the death of Rev. Fr. Gilbert Dasna, SMMM. ( Kindly remember him in your prayers and Masses today).

Thursday 10th
Ascension Thursday (The beginning of Novena to the Holy Spirit)

Tuesday 15th
Education Board pays visit to Holy Family Secondary School Umundugba. Time: 10.00am.

Friday 18th
Rector/Principals’ Meeting at Holy Family Sec. Sch., Mgboko. Time: 10.00am.

Sunday 20th
Pentecost Sunday (End of Eastertide and the beginning of Ordinary Time)

Monday 21st
Major Superiors’ Meeting in Rome Begins.

Friday 25th
Major Superiors’ Meeting in Rome ends.

Saturday 26th
Conference for 2017/2018 Postulants at Mercy Seminary, Bende. Time: 10.00am.

Tuesday 29th
Education Board visits Holy Family Secondary School and Holy Family Nursery/Primary School, Osusu Isiala-Ngwa. Time: 9.00am.

Thursday 31st
Sixth (6th) Anniversary of the death of Rev. Fr. Daniel Ochiabuto, SMMM. Kindly remember him in your prayers and Masses today).

June

Thursday 7th
Day of Recollection at Holy Family Secondary School Aguneze – Ahiara Diocese (Rev. Fr. Basil Okonkwo, SMMM-Moderator) Time: 10.00am.

Wednesday 13th
St. Anthony of Padua (Memorial): In today’s Mass, kindly pray for Our Father Founder, since today is the Feast Day of his Patron Saint.

Friday 15th
Education Board visits Bishop Nwedo Memorial Boys’ High School Ossah. Time: 8.00am.

Saturday 23rd
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (Solemnity): World day of Prayer for Sanctification of Priests and Religious.

July

Thursday 5th
Day of Recollection at St George’s Parish Umoba - Aba Diocese (Rev. Fr. Harrison Chukwunedum SMMM- Moderator) Time: 10.00am.

Saturday 7th
Holiday for the 2017/2018 Postulants begins.

Wednesday 11th
Meeting of the Superior General and members of the Formation Team at the Generalate House. Time: 10. 00 am.

Thursday 12th
Conference for 2017/2018 Postulants at SMMM Generalate. Time: 11.00am.

Tuesday 24th
SMMM Council Meeting at SMMM Generalate House. Time: 10.00am.

Sunday 29th
Retreat for SMMM Priestly Ordination begins at SMMM Novitiate, Umule.

August

Wednesday 2nd
Ninth (9th) Anniversary of the death of Rev. Fr. Benedict Iheanyichukwu Oparaji, SMMM. (Kindly remember him in your prayers and Masses today).

Friday 3rd
Retreat for SMMM Priestly Ordination ends.

Saturday 4th
SMMM Priestly Ordination at Mater Dei Cathedral, Umuahia: 10.00am Mass.

Tuesday 7th
Fourteenth (14th) Anniversary of the death of Rev. Fr. Malachy Chinwetara, SMMM. (Kindly remember him in your prayers and Masses today).

Wednesday 8th
Holiday for 2017/2018 Postulants ends. Arrival to Novitiate is before 6.00pm.

Wednesday 8th
Posting of the newly Ordained Priests at the Generalate. Time: 10. 00am.

Wednesday 15th
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Congregation’s Major Feast Day): Clothing of the New Novices at Umule.

Saturday 18th
30 Days Ignatian Retreat for Deacons Elect begins- arrival before 6 pm.

Friday 24th
Twenty-third (23rd) Anniversary of the death of Rev. Bro. Cyril Jude-Mary Akannoh, SMMM. (Kindly remember him in your prayers and Masses today).

Tuesday 28th
SMMM Council Meeting at SMMM Generalate House. Time: 10.00am.

Friday 31st
Retreat for Novices in preparation for their First Religious Profession begins.

September

Saturday 1st
School Board, Auditing Board and Financial Council Meet with Rectors & Vice Rectors, Principals & Vice Principals, Novice Master, Financial Administrator General, Water Factory Manager, Sons Digital Press Manager, School Bursars and all our brothers working in our Schools and Formation Houses. Venue: Bishop Nwedo Memorial Boys High School, Ossah, Umuahia. Time: 10.00am.

Tuesday 4th
Re-union of seminarians with the Superior General begins at Mercy Seminary.

Wednesday 5th
Retreat for the Novices in preparation for their First Religious Profession ends.

Wednesday 5th
Seminar/workshop for seminarians at Mercy Seminary Bende. Time: 9.00am.

Thursday 6th
Re-union of seminarians with the Superior General continues.

Friday 7th
Re-union of seminarians with the Superior General ends.

Saturday 8th
SONS DAY/FIRST RELIGIOUS PROFESSION AT SONS OF MARY MOTHER OF MERCY NOVITIATE, UMULE. Mass begins at 10.00am.

Saturday 8th
Posting of the newly Ordained Priests takes effect.

Monday 10th
Sixteenth (16th) Anniversary of the death of Rev. Fr. Bartholomew Awurum, SMMM. (kindly remember him in your prayers and Masses today).

Saturday 15th
Orientation Programme for the newly Ordained Priests.

Monday 17th
30 Days Ignatian Spiritual Exercise for Deacons Elect ends.

Friday 21st
The Education Board holds seminar/workshop for all priests, major seminarians and all teachers working in our schools on educational administration and methodology of teaching. Venue: Bishop Nwedo, Ossah. Time: 9.00am.

Tuesday 25th
SMMM Council Meeting at SMMM Generalate House. Time: 10.00am.

Wednesday 26th
Meeting of the Superior General with our members studying in Nigerian Higher Institutions. Venue: SMMM Generalate. Time: 10 am.

Saturday 28th
Seminar for 2018/2019 Postulants at Mercy Seminary, Bende. Time: 9.00am.

October

Monday 1st
Our Lady Queen of Nigeria: Let us pray for our country Nigeria through the intercession of Mary Queen of Nigeria.

Tuesday 2nd
Education Board pays visit to Mercy Seminary Bende. Time: 9.00am.

Thursday 4th
Day of Recollection at Holy Family Secondary School, Umundugba- Orlu Diocese (Rev. Fr. Evaristus Ifeka, SMMM-Moderator), Time: 10.00am.

Thursday 25th
Foundation Day Celebration of our Congregation-SMMM.

Tuesday 30th
SMMM Council Meeting at SMMM Generalate House. Time: 10.00am.

Wednesday 31st
Education Board pays visit to Holy Family Internation Sec. School, Aguneze-Mbaise. Time: 9.00am.

November

Friday 2nd
Commemoration of All the Faithful departed: Mass for our deceased members at the Novitiate House, Umule. Time: 12.00pm. Visit to the Grave Site of Our Father Founder, Bishop Anthony Gogo Nwedo, C.S.Sp at Mater Dei Cathedral.

Saturday 3rd
Written Examinations for 2019/2020 Aspirants (Internal candidates) at Mercy Seminary, Bende, Time: 10.00am.

Tuesday 6th
Education Board visits Mother Paul Offiah Mem. Boys’ High Sch., Azia.

Saturday 10th
Silver Jubilee celebration of Bishop Nwedo Memorial Boys’ High School Ossah. Venue: Bishop Nwedo Memorial Boys’ High School Ossah. Time: 10.00am.

Thursday 15th
Seminar on Canonical Issues pertaining to Religious Life. Venue: Sons of Mary Generalate House, Afaraukwu Umuahia. Time: 10.00am.

Friday 23rd
Education Board pays visit to Holy Family Secondary School, Umundugba. Time: 9.00am.

Tuesday 27th
SMMM Council Meeting at SMMM Generalate House. Time: 10.00am.

December

Thursday 6th
Day of Recollection at Assumption Parish Umuariam Obowo - Okigwe Diocese (Rev. Fr. Modestus Nkeonye, SMMM- Moderator), Time: 10.00am.

Saturday 8th
(Every First Saturday in December) Written Examination for 2019/2020 Aspirants (External candidates), at Bishop Nwedo, Sch, Ossah, by 10 am.

Sunday 9th
Retreat for Diaconate Ordination begins at the Sons of Mary Novitiate Umule.

Thursday 13th
Retreat for Diaconate Ordination ends.

Friday 14th
Final Religious Profession for Deacons Elect.

Saturday 15th
Diaconate Ordination at Mater Dei Cathedral, Umuahia. Mass: 10.00am

Sunday 16th
Eighth (8th) Anniversary of the death of Bro. Udochukwu Nwanuforo, SMMM (Kindly remember him in your prayers and Masses today).

Tuesday 18th
SMMM Council Meeting at SMMM Generalate House. Time: 10.00am.

Tuesday 25th
Christmas Day: Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Solemnity)


Saturday 29th
Priestly Ordination silver Jubilee celebration of Rev. Fr. Nicholas Okorie, SMMM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church Umuhu. Time: 10.00am.


WISHING YOU THE VERY BEST IN THE YEAR 2019