Father Anthony Abiamiri was ordained a priest for Okigwe Diocese, Nigeria on August 2, 1997. He is the third son and the fourth child in a family of eight siblings. Though Anthony came from a family of priests, it has been his wish to become one. Father worked in his home diocese for 10 years before coming into the United States. He worked as an Associate Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Baltimore, Maryland from 2008 to 2021. He also doubled as the Liaison of the Archdiocese to the Nigerian Igbo Catholic Community before his recent appointment as the Associate Pastor to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.
Father Anthony got his seminary training in Nigeria from St. Joseph’s Major Seminary, Ikot-Ekpene, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and his Master’s Degree in Theology from Pontifical Urban University, Rome.
What I Love About Ministry
Parish Ministry has been my bedrock since my ordination because it is the most essential part of the priesthood. Through this ministry you meet people and administer the sacraments for them. The parish ministry brings you closer to the people of God.
At my leisure, I occupy myself with reading, music, prayers reflections and watching soccer games.