Ongoing Projects

One thing I ask of the Lord. This I long to dwell in the house of the Lord,
all the days of my life.

Ongoing Projects

Cathedral Building Project

The Bishop and other Christ’s faithful of the Diocese of Auchi in 2015 embarked on a renovating and restructuring the Cathedral edifice in a bid to modernize and have a befitting dwelling for the Lord and a decent ambience for worship.

Thus far, the on-going project has recorded massive progress. With the approval of the Bishop, the present Cathedral Administrator, Rev. Fr. John Aligamhe, has so far installed the three main doors to the church, completed the tilling of the stairway outside and skirting of outside wall and column, the installation of a Digital bell, tiling of the sanctuary floor with marble, installation of the marble Altar, Ambo and tiling of the gallery and staircase. Electrical works are on-going while painting and rendering of the sanctuary walls with satin paint have been completed. However, the congregational space, sacristy and other various offices inside the building and outside are yet to be painted.

While we thank the Bishop and all those who are supporting this project, we continue to seek God’s help and those of our dear sons and daughters of goodwill for support towards the successful completion of this important project.


Minor Seminary projects

In keeping with the mandate of evangelization, in 2008, the Catholic Bishop of Auchi, Most Rev. Dr. Gabriel G. Dunia, established a Minor Seminary for the diocese. This seminary which bears the name, Immaculate Conception Minor Seminary, Ivhianopkodi, at the moment has series of developmental projects at hand.

To God be the glory, the rectory and the generator house projects are near completion. The seminary hall is also near completion while its right wing is temporarily in use. The new kitchen project which started in 2019 is 80 percent completed. The Church project is also moving reasonably. Another project that the seminary intends to undertake soonest is the perimeter fencing of the seminary compound.

As we thank God for everything He has done for us as a Diocese, we continue to implore the aid of beloved Sons and daughters to achieve all these goals in no distant time.


Sancta Maria Catholic School Of Nursing Sciences Continues To Grow

On the 4th of March 2021, there was the inaugural Mass and commissioning of the newly established Auchi Diocesan College of Nursing Sciences, Department of Midwifery by the Catholic Bishop of Auchi Diocese, Most Rev. Gabriel G. Dunia and 13th of November 2021, the school held her maiden matriculation/ capping ceremony of her pioneering, in all about fifty one(51) students were matriculated and capped and with the admission of the second set of students, the school now records a total number of 117 students both capped and non-capped.

At the moment, the school is in need of infrastructural development. Thanks to the Bishop, the Administrator of the school and entire priests and lay faithful of the diocese, a 100 room capacity 2 story building hostel is on-going. At the moment, the students are living in Diocesan related apartments for a hostel. Hence, the Diocese relies on the generosity of our sons and daughters to see to the completion of this dream in order for our students to have an enabling environment for studies.


Printing Press

The Catholic Diocese of Auchi desires a Printing Press. The urgent need for this is necessitated by avalanche of opportunities the Printing Press would afford the Diocese. It would create business opportunities for the Diocese, employment for some youths of the Diocese, ensure easy and subsidized publication of the Diocesan Newspaper – THE PROMISE NEWSPAPER, and bulletins used within and outside the Diocese of Auchi.

This project has been estimated to cost between ₦100,000,000 (One hundred million naira and ₦150,000,000 (One hundred and fifty million) naira.

We use this medium to call on our beloved brothers and sisters in diaspora to come to our assistant by donating financially or help provide useful information and guide.



Burial Rite For Late Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia

Date: 2022-07-07 - 2022-07-08

The Burial Rite for late Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia-Ogedegbe comes up this week as follows: WAKE KEEP: 5:00PM, 9:00PM & 6:00AM on Thursday 7th July, 2022 @ Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Auchi FUNERAL MASS: 10:00AM on Friday 8th July, 2022 @ Immaculate Conception Minor Seminary, Ivhianokpodi

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logoThe Diocese history of Auchi dates back to the latter part of the 19th century when the first Roman Catholic Missionaries arrived at Agenebode in the present Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State. Although, evidences abound of earlier contacts of the Christian missionaries with the indigenes of Agenebode and environs, the officially recorded date for this is 1884 when catholic priests started visiting Agenebode and environs from their then headquarters in Lokoja.

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  • 3, Bishop’s Court Road, Solium Davidica, Off Old Igarra Road, P.O. Box 425.
    Auchi, Edo State.