Love Thy Neighbour

The story of how one missionary priest from the Congo is helping to educate the people of Nigeria.



Love The Neighbour



  • Missions Today (the magazine published by the Propagation of the Faith/English Canadian Branch. Online version.


Study Guide


The goal of this program is to introduce students to the work of Congo missionary Fr. John Patrick Ngoyi and his work in Nigeria.


1. Show this program Love Thy Neighbour

2. Ask students to form small groups to describe the following impressions from the video:

  • Describe the main character presented in this DVD and say what it is he is trying to do for Nigeria’s grassroots people. How does he combine his religious convictions with social action?
  • What have we learned about the Catholic Church in its support of Nigeria’s people?
  • What did you know after viewing the DVD that you didn’t know before?
  • Give three reasons why Canadian Catholics should support the work of Catholic missionaries in Nigeria

3. Option for Take-Home Assignment

Via the Internet find more facts about:

  • Fr John Patrick Ngoyi’s work in Nigeria.
  • What are the key ways the Church is trying to help Nigeria’s grassroots people? What can Canadian youth learn from Nigeria’s Catholics?

In groups, make presentations to the class about any or all of the above.