By Andrew Darah
A Catholic priest attached to St. Michael Church in Otovwodo-Ughelli, Fr. Jude Ufuoma Sagbodje has presented a cash donation to his primary school teacher for imparting him with knowledge.
Fr. Sagbodje made the donation during the Silver jubilee celebration of his Priesthood in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.
In a homily by Fr. Benedict Ukutegbe titled, ‘The Sagbodje That I Know’ the cleric stressed that the ordination of Rev. Fr Jude Ufuoma Sagbodje has been eventful and fruitful for past last 25 years .
According to Fr Ukutegbe, “Today we are celebrating the 25 years of a man of honour, integrity, a seasoned educationist that has transformed lives of many, and a pastorally minded priest that is bold and confident in the vineyard of God.
“A very meticulous unwavering accountable priest and a prudent manager of scarce resources in harvesting souls to Christ.
“His resourcefulness has been eventful in these last 25 years as he he has contributed immensely to the making of people as Fisher of men.
Fr. Ukutegbe who was flanked by other Priests and other anointed men of God from other denomination said, “Being a priest for one day is not an easy task a and to have lived as a priest for 25 years is simply Grace and for this grace we are grateful to God alone.
“The priesthood is a journey with many difficult task that needs dedication, faithfulness and sacrifice to the will of God Almighty and we are glad to be here celebrating with our very own classmate, course mate and a preacher of the world of God.
We want to congratulate you for this exemplary and sacrifice to defend the word of God in depopulating hell for populate Heaven.
On his part the celebrant appreciated God for his infinite mercies and power to have gone this mile as a preacher of the gospel”.
He said, “While I appreciate God almighty for sparing me and us, I want to specially appreciate one of the person that laid the basic foundation in my early life.
“I have the honour to present a cash token gift to one of my primary school teachers who is here celebrating with me, he contributed to what I am today”.
Rev Fr Jude Ufuoma Sagbodje was ordained priest on September 20, 1996.