THE NIGERIAN COMMUNITY at St. Catherine of Siena Parish.

On September 30, the NIGERIAN COMMUNITY has celebrated their INDEPENDENCE DAY (October 1st) with a solemn mass at 4:00pm in English with songs and readings in “Ibo”, their common languages. Nigeria is the largest country in Africa and can count more than 200 dialects.
“It is the first time we are recognized” said one of the organizers. Fr. Charles Ogugbuaja was the main celebrant.

About Fr. Walter

Father Walter Tonelotto was born in Italy in 1947 and entered the Scalabrini Seminary at an early age. At 20 he was sent by his superiors to study Theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York and then to the Toronto School of Theology. He holds a Master in Divinity from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa and a Master in Moral Theology from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, New York City.