The Chaplain's Biography

PROFILE OF THE FEBRUARY 2019, APPOINTED CHAPLAIN OF ST MULUMBA CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA ENUGU CAMPUS, ENUGU

Name: Rev. Fr. John Chijioke Madubuko (Ph.D)
Born: 13th October, 1971
Town: Ogwofia-Owa, Ezeagu Local Government Area, Enugu State
Seminary Formation: Sacred Heart Seminary Nsude, St John Cross Seminary, Nsukka and St Joseph Major Seminary, Ikot- Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State
Priestly Ordination: 14th August, 1999
Further studies:
Licentiate (M.A) in Pastoral Psychology from the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule St Georgen, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Trained in:
a) Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Spiritual direction (certified by the German Society for Pastoral psychology),
b) Fundamentals and Practice of Management of suicide-endangered (certified by the Centre for Psycho-social Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Doctorate:  Doctorate Degree in the New Testament from the Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität, Bonn, Germany
Assistant Chaplain St Josef Hospital Troisdorf, Germany
Assistant Parish Preist - Pfarreigemeinschaft St Nikolaus, Murnau, Augsburg - Bayern, Germany
Upon return in 2016: Lecturer –Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Pastoral Assignments:
St Joseph Parish, Emene (Assistant Parish Priest)
St Michael’s Parish, Asata (Relief duty)
St Anthony’s Parish, Oji River (Parish Priest)
Annunciation Specialist Hospital, Emene. (Chaplain)
St Dominic Parish, Nwannedinamba (Priest-in-Residence)
Since February 2019 appointed Chaplain of St Mulumba Catholic Chaplaincy, UNEC
Chairperson Theology Commission Enugu Diocese
Publications
(a) Book
i) Madubuko J.C., (2014), The “Pauline” Spirit World in Eph.3:10 in the Context of Igbo World View. A Psychological-Hermeneutical Appraisal. (New Testament Studies in Contextual Exegesis) Frankfurt – Germany.
(b) Articles in books
i) Madubuko J. C., (2014), Religiöse Kulte in den Städten der Paulinischen Mission in der Darstellung der Apostelgeschichte; in:  A.V.K., Findeis, et al (Ed), He is Not Far From Us. Bonn: (Festschrift für Hans-Jürgen Findeis), 149-168.
ii) Madubuko, J., (2008), The Nigerian Priests and the New Commandment – Towards an Active Sprirtuality of Love, in: J. Nwafor, et al (Ed), Enugu: The Priesthood and the Nigeria Contemporary Society.  
(c)     Journal Articles
i) Ilechukwu L.C., & Madubuko C. J., (2017), Stemming the incidence of kidnapping in the Nigerian society: what can religious education do? European Journal of Scientific Research, 144 (1), 69-92.
ii) Ilechukwu L.C., & Madubuko C. J., (2017), Introducing Critical Thinking in Religious Education Classroom, European Journal of Social Sciences, 54 (2), 148-152.
iii) Ilechukwu, L.C., Madubuko, J.C., & Usulor, J., (2019), Practice-Oriented Teaching and Learning Methods: A Prerequisite for Effective and Efficient Content Delivery of Christian Religious Education in Secondary Schools in Nigeria. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 14 (SI 2), 5351-5356.
PROFILE OF THE FEBRUARY 2019, APPOINTED ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN OF ST MULUMBA CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA ENUGU CAMPUS, ENUGU

Name: Rev. Fr. Chidalu Duru

State of Origin: Imo State

Date of Birth: 12th February

Year of Ordination: 10th December, 2016

Date of posting to SMCC UNEC: 9th February, 2019

Previous Pastoral Assignment:

  • St Paul’s Parish Eke; Assistant Parish Priest 2017 – 2018
  • St Leo the Great Parish, federal Housing; Resident Priest 2018 – 2019
  • Chaplain HRC Enugu
  • Deputy Director, CIDJAP; Member of Management and Chaplain Vocational Technical Training Center (VTTC), Olu Aka Di Mma
  • Chaplain Umuchinemere Pro-Credit Micro-Finance Bank (UP-MFB)

Present Pastoral Assignment:

  • St Mulumba Catholic Chaplaincy UNEC and all as above, except St. Paul’s Eke and St. Leo the Great Federal Housing.

Current Position at SMCC:

  • Assistant Chaplain.

Visions and Aspirations:

  • To bring the consciousness of God to young people especially at this critical moment of decision-making in their lives. Having God as their bedrock and stronghold, they never make decisions that will not lead them to their goals and their eternal final goal, Heaven.

What Change you intend to bring to the Church:

  • Open to the direction of the Holy Spirit whose work of renewal is ever present, I queue into what has already begun.The highest goal of the Church is to bring about the Kingdom of God on earth, by instilling that law of God which is meant to be written in the heart of humanity. Therefore,  the  supposed change intended cannot be different from the efforts being made towards establishing the kingdom of God on earth.

A BRIEF PROFILE OF REV FR PROF ANACLETUS NNAMDI ODOEMENE, CHAPLAIN ST MULUMBA CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA ENUGU CAMPUS, ENUGU
REV FR PROF ANACLETUS NNAMDI ODOEMENE

Rev Fr. Anacletus Nnamdi Odoemene was born on the 13th July 1950 in Nguru, Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria.
Studied in Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu and completed his seminary formation in Canisianum (Jesuit Seminary) in Innsbruck, Austria. Obtained before his ordination Masters’ degrees in Theology and Philosophy from State University in Innsbruck, Austria and a Jesuit Institution in Innsbruck.
Ordained priest by St. Pope John Paul II in Rome on the 15th June 1980. Had doctorate degrees in Philosophy and Theology from two German universities in 1984 and 1985.
Dean of Theology at the Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt, Nigeria and a Professor of Systematic Theology/Religion of the Anambra State University Uli.
He has published 45 articles, of which seven were published in Germany in German language and eight books including compilations.

ACADEMIC POSTS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Graduate assistant at the Ludwig Maximillian University Munich 1983-85.
  • A visiting Professor at the Sankt Georgen Hochshule Frankfurt, Germany in 1996
  • A visiting Professor at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the Bayerischen Julius-Maximilians-Wuerzburg, Germany in 1997.
  • A visiting Professor at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the Salzburg University, Salzburg, Austria in 1998 academic Year.
  • Later became the first African to lecture at the prestigious Salzburger Hochschule Woche in August 1998.
  • Delivered an inaugural lecture at the Graduate School of the Catholic University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands in September 2003 and signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Graduate school and CIWA, on behalf of CIWA.
  • A member of the Manuscript Commission of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Nijmegen, now Radbourd University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 2006.
  • Supervised from Nigeria three doctorate thesis of students in Germany and USA.
  • Supervised in Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA) six doctorate thesis as chief moderator/supervisor and five as second or third supervisor.
  • Presently, the Chaplain of St Mulumba Catholic Chaplaincy, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, UNEC, Enugu since February 2016.