By Honore Onana Olah, SJ
Mgr. Agapitus Enuyehnyoh Nfon, Bishop of the Diocese of Kumba in Cameroon presided over a thanksgiving Mass for a triple Anniversary celebration at the Novitiate of the Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus of Buea.
Indeed Mgr. Agapitus Nfon celebrates this year 30 years of Priesthood, 10 years as Bishop and 5 years as new Bishop of Kumba appointed by Pope Francis. During the mass he presided over in the chapel of the novitiate of the congregation of the Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus of Buea (an indigenous congregation), Mgr. Nfon was surrounded by five priests who had come for the occasion. During his homily, Fr Lawrence Ofon, Parish Priest of St Anthony of Padua Parish, Kumba Mbeng did not fail to underline the qualities of a good leader embodied by the Bishop of Kumba. This celebration, said the preacher, is an occasion to give thanks to God for all the blessings in our daily life. The preacher also emphasized on the wounds that we must all bear and that must enable us to go to Heaven. The Risen Christ, he said, bears the marks of the cross for our salvation. Following the example of Christ, we must be people for others because; Jesus was a man for others. And we must be wounded, he insisted. If you do not have wounds to show you are not ready to go to Heaven, Fr Lawrence concluded.
Towards the end of the Mass, Sr Agnes Njume, Mother General of the Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus of Buea did not miss an occasion to address a word of thanks to Mgr. Nfon, because of all the attention her congregation is receiving from the Bishop of Kumba.
At the end of the Mass, Mgr. Agapitus Enuyehnyoh Nfon, Bishop of the diocese of Kumba did not fail to share all his joy and especially his gratitude to the people of Kumba for whom he is responsible. Let us listen to him: