The Assumpta Cathederal Owerri was filled up on Tuesday as a popular priest; Rev Fr. Julius Mmegwa was buried after a mass service in his honour.
The burial mass which was covered by AmbrosyMediaInfo was led by the Archbishop, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, assisted by the Auxiliary Bishop, Rev Moses Chikwe, with many other priest and Religious in attendance.
This is coming just less than one month after another popular priest of the Archdiocese; Rev. Msgr. Raph Madu was buried.
In fact, not long the Archdiocese has lost the following priests in succession: Columba Ibe, Mark Njoku, Theo Okere, Ralph Madu and now Julius Mmegwa.
Father Mmegwa was born; December 8th 1945, ordained a priest; September 29th 1975 and died February 3rd 2021.
He served in many catholic parishes in the Archdiocese, including Mount Carmel Emekuku, Sacred Hearth Parish Oguta and Holy Cross Parish Aladinmma Owerri where he made a big impact by erecting a massive Cathedral look alike Church for the parish.
He has also served as the Assumpta Cathedral administrator and as a director too.
Mmegwa was also well known as a music composer and singer, who has written and produced many songs.
Speaking during the burial mass, Rev. Fr. Donald Anyagwa describes Fr Mmegwa as a very jovial man who cracks jokes at any point in time and always kept people around him very happy.
Fr. Anyagwa also revealed how Fr. Mmegwa survived in 2015 after he was hit by a strange illness, and to the glory of God he lived for another six years.
According to him, “If in 2015 there was no available flight, Fr. Mmegwa might not have survived at that time.
“It was Rev Fr, George Nwachukwu who rushed him to the United State of America and on arrival to the hospital after a test, it was discovered that he had a lump in his brain, which was successfully handled by the experts and he lived for six years thereafter.
“During his last sickness that eventually took his life, he developed memory loss which made him not to recognize anyone”
People from different parts of Imo state and the country attended the burial, with a massive crowd coming from his last parish, Holy Cross Catholic Church Aladinmma to give him the last honour and bid him farewell.
May His Soul Rest In Peace