Information About Name

Fr Ukachukwu Sebastian A. Onyeabor
P.O. Box 8735
Omaha, NE 68108
Easter Sunday, 2006

To One and To All

After serious deliberation, based on an ideal orientation, I wish to state categorically, the following: My first name is UKACHUKWU. My baptismal names, on record: Ukachukwu and Sebastian. Sebastian is my middle and not first name. My other family given name is AZUBUIKE. These significant family/native names mean a lot to us and to me.
Onyeabor is our family name (Surname). My names should run thus: Ukachukwu Sebastian Azubuike Onyeabor. As a Catholic Priest of the Roman Rite, my proper appellation should be Fr Onyeabor. Fr Ukachukwu is informal, but acceptable. "U.S.A" are my initials and not a pet or nickname. Mary Abraham was my name in Religion and some philosophy/theology seminary colleagues may decide to keep that as a pal name. Please such forms of address as: Fr Sebastian, Fr Seb., Fr Sab., Fr Sebby etc are hitherto unacceptable. Let us avoid embarrassments. Please let the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe and presbyterate as well as Bigard Memorial Seminary (now, St Joseph's Major Seminary) Ikot Ekpene and Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu, take note. All former documents remain valid.
I pray the foregoing information, rooted in the culture of love and love of culture, be graciously accepted and adhered to by all. May God bless and keep you all. Amen


Ukachukwu Sebastian Azubuike Onyeabor (Rev. Fr)
350 N. Silverbell Road, Unit # A-21

Tucson, AZ 85745

Revised: June 9, 2008


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