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Catholic Diocese of Makurdi



St. Mary's Parish, North Bank

Deanery: Udei Deanery
Monsignor Stephen Beba
Parish Priest: Monsignor Stephen Beba
Associate Priest Revd Fr Yugh Patrick Tor
Associate Priest Revd Fr Benedict Metuh

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About St. Mary's Parish, North Bank

St. Mary's Parish started as an outstation of Sacred Heart Parish, Udei. Thus in 1986, the then Catholic Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, Most Revd Donald Murray established St. Mary's Parish with thirteen outstations and posted Father Clement Akume Mato to take charge of the parish.

Father Oliver Tarkende took over from Father Clement Mato in 1997.  The congregation continued to increase and Yagba Mission was carved out 2001. Father Tarkende's period ended in 2008 and Father Stephen Beba took over.

The period of Father Beba has witnessed steady growth and the parish embarked on the construction of a gigantic church which is near completion. He also established St. Stephen's Asase, Quasi-Parish Ichwa and St. Josephine's Church, Borogo.

The present St. Mary's Parish has the central Church and three outstations of St.  Athanasius Jorfada, St. Francis Uchonu and St. Josephine Borogo.