TO mark its 3rd year of existence, the Maris Schools, Amachai-Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, has concluded plans to specially thank God for sustaining the schools.
A statement issued by Comrade Fidelis Egugbo, on behalf of management of the schools, and made available to newsmen, said, Thanksgiving Mass would be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Okpanam.
Egugbo said, “On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, Holy Mass was celebrated at the school compound to signal its opening.
“Coincidentally, on Sunday, July 25, 2021 will make it exactly three years that the first Holy Mass was celebrated on the school ground for commencement of academic activities.”
He noted that that the school has recorded many positive achievements despite certain challenges, saying only God made that possible.
“Three years after, we have a lot of reasons to go to the house of worship and say, Thank you, Lord.
“Pupils and students of Maris Schools are expected to attend the thanksgiving Mass with their parents or guardians as well as numerous friends and associates of Maris Schools, spiritual advisers and benafactors are expected to attend the Holy Mass too.
“The Priest in charge of the Parish, Rev. Fr. Malachi Okonkwo, has confirmed 8.30 am as the time for the celebration of the Holy Mass.
“In line with the culture of strict adherence to time in the Catholic Church, we are all expected at the Church before 8.30 am when Mass begins.
“We have a lot of reasons to be grateful to God; and, on behalf of the Spritual Advisers, Parents, Management, Staff, Pupils, Students, and friends of Maris Schools, I join all and sundry in saying, ‘Thank God for sustaining Maris Schools comprising nursery, primary and secondary schools. And, may His blessing continue to be upon the young institution, through Christ our Lord. Amen.”