Rev. Fr. Lawrence Soja-Anyembugu, Parish Priest in charge of St Sylvester Catholic Church, New Nyanya, Nasarawa state, has sponsored the weddings of 136 couples within two weeks.
Soja-Anyembugu, announced this to newsmen on Saturday during the marriage matrimony of 83 couples in commemoration of his 10th priestly anniversary in St Patrick Catholic Church, Akwanga, Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.
He said that the gesture was extended to the people, who did not marry in the church to enable them receive the sacrament of holy matrimony.
“I have decided to celebrate my 10th priestly anniversary to sponsor mass wedding for people who indicated their interest to have their marriage blessed in the church as on Feb. 3. I have sponsored 53 couples in St Sylvester Catholic Church, New Nyanya.
“Today, I have sponsored 83 couples making a total of 136 couples to enable them get the sacrament of holy matrimony as well as to give them a sense of belonging,” he said.
The priest called on the couples to continue to be patient, tolerate one another for them to have a peaceful home, adding marriage is all about endurance and patience.
“The importance of church marriage cannot be over-emphasised as it will promote peace among the couples and also will enable them to get more blessings and God’s favour.”
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