From the Archbishop\’s Desk – 23rd April, 2023

Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Lord:


  1. POPE’S INTENTION FOR APRIL 2023: For a culture of peace and nonviolence: We pray for the spread of peace and non-violence, by decreasing the use of weapons by States and citizens.
  1. ARCHBISHOP’S INTENTION FOR APRIL 2023: For those seeking the fruit of the womb: That married couples looking up to God would be blessed with the fruit of the womb and that pregnant women would have safe delivery.
  1. ARCHBISHOP ADEWALE MARTINS CATHOLIC FAITH FAMILY PROJECT: The Religious Education Department of the Archdiocese of Lagos in conjunction with the Archdiocesan Laity Council has organized the Archbishop Adewale Martins Catholic Faith Family Project for this year and calls on families to participate actively. The Programme timelines are as follows:
    i. Reading and Learning – (February 16th – April 16th, 2023)
    ii. Parish Competition – (April 16th 2023)
    iii. Deanery Competition – (May 28th 2023)
    iv. Regional Competition – (July 2nd 2023)
    v. Archdiocesan Competition (Grand Finale)/ 40th Priestly Ordination Anniversary of His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins. – (September 17th 2023).
    NB: Details of the syllabus for study/competition can be found on the posters in various parishes.
  1. WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Nigeria is organizing a marriage enrichment program with the theme; “Original Weekend.” This program is designed to foster a happier and closer bond between spouses.
    The program is scheduled to hold as follows:
    Date: 29th– 30th April, 2023.
    Venue: Our Lady of Apostles Conference Centre, inside St. Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland, Lagos.
    Arrival is at 7.00am on the 29th of April 2023.
    NB: Payment is N50,000 per couple.
    Payment covers registration fee, meal (2 days) and shelter.
    Kindly send payments to the following account details:
    FCMB. Worldwide Marriage Encounter, Nigeria. 3426431011.
    For further enquiries:
    kindly contact; Fr. Dominic Onuoha – 07030857067, Adiele – 08033238822, Ngozi – 08182800166, Timothy and Martina – 08130285777.
  1. UNUSUAL ENTREPRENEUR 2023: The 2023 Unusual Praise will take place at TBS on December 15 from 5.00pm till dawn. Application for the 2023 Unusual Entrepreneur Programme to help our less-privileged Catholics set up small businesses or support existing ones is now open. To apply online, kindly visit For more information please visit our website or send an email to Application closes on 20th May 2023. Furthermore, we are raising Catholic Gospel Ministers. Talented Gospel Singers who wish to participate in our auditioning should visit: Registration closes on April 17. We appeal to Parish Priests to please make this announcement in their parishes to assist interested parishioners. You may also contact Msgr. Paschal Nwaezeapu for clarifications

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