VERY REV. FR. PAUL ENOW
I am the eldest son of late Benedict Enow Tabe and Alice Tabe Egbe. I was born on 13 August 1955. I attended St. Joseph’s Primary School, Tiko, Cameroon (1961-1963) and St. Thomas Aquinas Primary School, Bota, Cameroon (1964-1967). For my Secondary School, I attended St. Joseph’s College, Sasse, Buea, Cameroon, the first English speaking Secondary School in Cameroon (1967-1972).
1977-1981 saw me at the Calabar Polytechnic where I read Accountancy to HND level. While at the Polytechnic I had the stirrings of the vocation to the Catholic priesthood. I answered the call in 1982 under the auspices of the then Diocese of Benin City, being accepted by the Bishop, Most Rev. Patrick Ebosele Ekpu. I was ordained into the Catholic priesthood on 8 September 1990 along with five others for the Diocese of Benin City.
Since ordination, I have worked in the following Parishes/Institutions:
St. Patrick’s, Ugbowo (1990-1992 – pioneer priest),
St. Paul’s Minor Seminary/St. Thomas Aquinas, Ogbesson (1992-1995),
Mary the Queen, Ekpoma (Jan.1995-Nov.1995),
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Agenebode (Nov. 1995-July 1996),
St Patrick’s, Ugbowo (July 2004- Dec. 2006),
St. Paul Catholic Church (Dec. 2006-Sept 2017),
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (Sept. 2017 to date).
I have worked in the Chancery as Financial Administrator since Ordination but for the three years I went for studies at C.I.W.A. Port Harcourt where I read Biblical Theology (1996-1999). I lectured part-time at the Seminary of All Saints, Ekpoma (2000-2015). I directed retreats in the Archdiocese for those to be ordained Deacons or Priests (1999-2005). I have also preached/directed several retreats in Dioceses and Seminaries across the country. Since 2016, I have been writing daily reflections on the word of God which I share on the social media whatsapp. These reflections are captioned “The Eternal Word Reflections”.
I have been Chaplain to the Catholic Nurses Guild (since Ordination but for the years at C.I.W.A. Port Harcourt), Catholic Doctors, Knights/Ladies of St Mulumba.
All glory be to God.