Amawbia (Awka South LGA)-Mr Festus Emeka Ilozor, Public Relations Officer (PRO), Ministry of Youth and Creative Arts has tied the Nuptial knots with his heart throb, Miss MaryVivian Chinasa Okeke.

The wedding was held on Jan. 11, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Amawbia.

Delivering a homily during the celebration of the wedding Mass, Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor emphasised that marriage was not a contract, rather, a covenant between a spouse and God.

Marriage is permanent. It needs total commitment and love is the glue that sticks the couple together.

Your love for each other must transcend physical and material things.”

Ezeokafor noted that there was no perfect marriage. Marriage is hard work. Volunteer yourself to work daily on it.

Marriage needs proper maintenance and service. If this is not done, it will breakdown exposing the couple to unhealthy circumstances.”

The Prelate said that marriage had a weakness, urging the couple not to focus on each other’s weakness to get the best out of their strength.

He stressed that every marriage had its own challenges. Marriage is not a bed of roses. Every good marriage has gone through its own test of blazing fire”.

True love proves in times of challenges. Fight for your marriage. Make up your mind to stay with your spouse in times of need.”

Ezeokafor while cautioning the couple to be contented with each other urged them to avoid marriage stresses, be patient and work hard to achieve their marriage dreams.

Very Rev. Fr. Michael Onwukike, new Parish Priest, St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Amawbia said that the latest couple were active in Church activities.

He noted that Festus was a former Deanery youth president, while MaryVivian is incumbent Diocesan Mary league Girls Association and Parish President St. Matthew’s Lay Readers Association, Amawbia.

Mr Emma Ezeokafor, a former President Awka Diocesan Laity Council, who sponsored the marriage, said that the union had a price to pay, emphasising that it was like a bank account.

It is the money that you deposit that you withdraw. If you don’t deposit love, peace and care into your marriage, you are not a candidate for a blissful marriage.”

Mr Ilozor expressed happiness at the turn-out of people to grace occasion.

He prayed God to give them the strength and resources to work tirelessly to actualise their dreams.

Source: Anambra State Government