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Fr Moses Daniel
Fr Moses Daniel

Fr Moses Daniel

Fr. Moses joined us in December 2020 from the diocese of Yola for a period of two years.

Fr Daniel writes:

My name is Fr. Moses Daniel. I am fifth born in the Family of 10 (seven males and three females). Two died not long ago, within the interval of five months. I was born on 13th February 1979 at Ayetoro, Ogun State, Nigeria. My father (Daniel Saidu Hammawa from the North Eastern part of Nigeria, Adamawa county) is a retired soldier and my mum (Diana Daniel from the southern Part of Nigeria, Delta county) is a trader. I had my Primary education from 1987 to 1992 and secondary school from 1993 to 1999 in Adamawa County. After which I applied for the priesthood and admission was granted to me in 2000 to 2001 under the Catholic Diocese of Yola, Adamawa County, Nigeria. I went to Bishop Timothy Cotter Memorial Spiritual Year Seminary Bare, Adamawa County for my Spiritual (Propaedeutic) year. After the one year of discernment, I was given admission into St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary Makurdi, Benue County, Nigeria to study Philosophy for three years from 2001 to 2004 and I graduated with a degree in Philosophy in affiliation with Urbanian University Rome and diploma in Religious Studies in affiliation with Benue County University Nigeria.

I later went for my one-year pastoral experience in my Diocese (Yola) where I spent six months each in two parishes of St. Patrick's Catholic Church Kojoli and St. Patrick's Catholic Church Numan in 2004 to 2005.

After my pastoral experience, the diocese offered me another admission to continue with my seminary formation in theology for which I spent four years, 2005 to 2009 at St. Augustine's Major Seminary Jos, Plateau County, Nigeria and I graduated with a degree in Sacred Theology. i was ordained a deacon in 2008 and priest in 2010.

After my ordination, the following were the various appointments I held:
1) Associate priest St. Garvan's Catholic Church Mayo Belwa, Adamawa County, 2010 to 2011.
2) Bursar and Vice Principal, St. Augustine's College Mayo Belwa, 2011 to 2014.
3) Rector, Bishop Timothy Cotter Memorial Spiritual Year Seminary, Bare, 2014 to 2020.

I also held the following offices in the Diocese and province:
1) Deanery Chaplain, Catholic Youth Organisation, 2010 tto 2020
2) Diocesan Choir Chaplain, 2016 to 2020.
3) Jos Provincial Chaplain for Catholic Charismatic Renewal, 2018 to 2020.
4) Member of the Yola Diocesan Vocation Team, 2014 to 2020.