Parish Announcement – `17th July, 2022



We wish to encourage us to continue to soar on the wings of Grace this 2022 by:

  • Attending masses regularly.
  • Reading the Word of God daily.
  • Spending time in prayer and adoration daily.
  • Join a society and get involved in the Church Activities.
  • Get a Mass Journal and write something from the homily every Sunday.
  • Grow in the knowledge of the Faith and Church Doctrines.

May God continue to bless us all!!! Amen

  1. CHAPEL OF ADORATION: Parishioners are encouraged to spend some time with the Lord in silent adoration at the Chapel. It has also been observed that some of the Bibles placed at the Chapel for public use are not well taken care of. We are encouraged to handle them with care.
  1. STEWARDSHIP: To encourage participation and commitment in the activities of the Parish, Stewardship Commitment forms were distributed at all the masses. Unfortunately, the turn-over of these forms were low. This is a special call to every parishioner to kindly return the filled forms indicating areas of fresh commitment to the affairs of the church. Submission can be done at the bulletin stand on Sundays and at the Parish Office on weekdays.
  1. POWER CONSUMPTION: Due to the rising cost of diesel, we wish to inform our beloved parishioners that we may have to make some adjustments to our use of the generator in the Church. Kindly bear with us.
  1. SECURITY ALERT: In the light of the security situation in our country, we wish to enjoin all parishioners to be more security conscious within and around the church premises. Extra measures will be put in place to help us to be more vigilant. Kindly cooperate with the security personnel(s) of the parish accordingly. May the Lord protect us from every evil. Amen.
    PARISH SECURITY UNIT TIPS: In line with the growing rate of insecurity in our nation, let us take note of the following:

    1) Parishioners who come to church with their vehicles, especially on Sundays are hereby requested to comply with the directives from the parish traffic warden when they want to park their vehicles. This is to ensure orderliness and safety of the vehicles.

    2)Vehicles during weddings should drop off couples inside the compound and park outside and their booths must be thoroughly checked before entry into the church.

    3)Parishioners should not carry big bags to the Church premises. All bags are to be thoroughly searched at the entrance before entering the church. And so, if you must come with a bag(s) it should be transparent.

    4)Parishioners are to submit themselves for scanning and searching by the security personnel at the Church gates.

    5) Everyone must be security conscious and alert; parishioners should cooperate with the security personnel in the church and should always report any suspicious move or activity within the church premises to them.

    6) As much as possible do not display very flashy and expensive bags and items within the church premises or inside parked vehicles as they could attract criminals.

    7) Do not leave any of your valuables on your seat while going to the altar or during offertory.

    8) Parishioners should endeavor to install security devices in their vehicles in order to forestall any form of theft or vandalization.

    9) Be security conscious and be your brother’s & sister’s keeper.

          ……………..PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS……………………

  1. FEAST DAY: Friday, 22nd July 2022 is the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, we are all encouraged to attend mass and observe the feast devoutly.
  1. PARISH LAITY AGM: The Parish Laity wishes to inform parishioners of the Parish Laity Week and Annual General Meeting (AGM) coming up from 1st through 7th August 2022. Theme: Political Conscientizaton: A Collective Responsibility. Activities for the week will hold during the 6:30pm masses, while on Saturday 6th August will be for indoor games and competitions. The AGM will hold on Sunday, 7th August 2022 beginning with the 10am mass. Parishioners are hereby encouraged to book for advert placement(s) on the AGM Brochure. Advert Rates are as follows: Inside Front Cover (₦50,000), Inside Back Cover (₦50,000), Center Spread (₦100,000), Back Cover (₦100,000), Full Page (₦20,000), Half Page (₦10,000), Quarter Page (₦5,000). Please contact the Parish Laity Office or Publicity Team of the AGM Planning Committee for more inquiries on the advert placements and goodwill messages.  One Church, One Laity!!
  1. PLEDGE REDEMPTIONS: We wish to thank our dear parishioners for their sincere efforts in redeeming pledges made. We also use this medium to kindly appeal to all who are yet to redeem any outstanding pledge(s) for Harvest or Church Building to please do so at the Parish Office (Weekdays), the Harvest Booth opposite the Bookshop (Sundays) or pay directly to- Zenith Bank: 1011876127 (Church Building) and Zenith Bank: 1014506326 (Harvest). All in favour of HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, FESTAC. May God bless us all for our generosity.
  1. DONATE A PEW: We wish to express our deepest appreciation to all our parishioners for your generosity towards our “Donate a Pew Project Launch for our New Church Building”. May God bless you all abundantly. Further donations and pledge redemption can be done to the account- Holy Family Catholic Church, Zenith 1011876127, at the Parish Office or at the Booth opposite the Parish Bookshop.
  1. KNOW YOUR FAITH: This Saturday 23rd July 2022, we shall have our Parish Monthly Know Your Faith/ Doctrinal Class during the 6:30am Mass. All Parishioners are encouraged to be in attendance so as to grow in the faith.
  1. SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY (SCC): SCC meetings will take place at the various community centers on Wednesday, 20th July 2022 at 6pm. Scriptural reading: Luke 11:1-13. Please note that there will be no evening Mass or Society meetings during the SCC time. Kindly check the Parish notice board for the various centers. There shall be mass this Wednesday at St. Paul SCC. Venue: 401 Road, G Close, Block 5, Flat 4, Festac Town. All those living around should be in attendance.
  1. CHRISTIAN WAKE: There will be Christian Wake for Late Mr Kanayo Anekwe on Thursday, 21st July 2022. Venue: 5th Avenue, T Close, House 5, Festacby 6:00pm. He was a member of CMO.
  1. REQUIEM MASS: There will be Requiem Mass for Late Mrs Dorothy Ngozi Osisi and Late Mr Ileme Chukwulonyelu Martin on Friday, 22nd July 2022by 10:00am and 12:30pm respectively.
  1. CYON TEEN CAMP 2022: Register your teenagers for the second edition of Camp Sinai holding from next Sunday 24th July to 30th July at Saint Gregory’s College, Ikoyi, Lagos. The camp is for baptized teenagers and will include daily Masses, tech training, vocational activities, classes, Benediction & Holy Rosary, sports and games, etc. Teen coaches, experts, priests and religious shall monitor all activities throughout the camp. Registration is on-going at the parish office while the camp tuition fee is only ₦20,000. You can pay to First Bank account: Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria Holy Family – 3079617777. You can also sponsor teenagers to attend the camp. Discount of ₦10,000 exists for families and friends who register 3 participants together. That means you pay ₦50,000 instead of ₦60,000 for 3 people. This offer lasts till the end of May.
    Camp Sinai… explore, discover, invent!
  1. SKILL EMPOWERMENT: Annual Skill Empowerment Program is here again!!!! This year, we will be having training(s) on: Hair making; Bead making; Catering; Make up & Digital marketing.
    We are also pleased to let you know we have added a few more social lucrative skills such as, Bag Making, Shoe Making and Photography. The program is slated to hold from the 25th July 2022 to 31st August 2022. We have scheduled morning and afternoon classes from 10am -1pm and 2pm to 5pm. We encourage you to be part of this life changing opportunity!! Forms can obtained at the parish office or library at just ₦5,000.
  1. MCA: Missionary Childhood Association is calling on all children between the ages of 3 to 14 years to register and join them every Saturdays at the Lower (Okogie) Hall by 2pm
  1. HOLY CHILD CHOIR: Are you a child between the ages of 7- 16 years and a lover of music? Do you want to develop the art of singing? Then join the Children Choir on Fridays (Omisesan Hall)5:30pm and Saturday (Upper Hall) – 12:00pm. Parents are also encouraged to support and permit their children/ward(s) to join the Holy Child Choir.
  1. 2022 HOLIDAY LESSON: Our annual Parish holiday lesson is here again!! This year’s holiday lessons comes with great innovations ranging from Skill Acquisition, Talent Hunt/Music Training, Guidance & Counselling, Academic Work etc. Duration: 1st August – 26th August 2022 (4 Weeks). Lesson Fee: ₦3,000 (Primary) & ₦5,000 (Secondary). Register your child/ward for excellence in academic and professional skills. Forms can be obtained at the Parish Office or Laity Office for ₦500 only.
    Interested teacher(s) should also apply through the Parish/Laity Office before 20th July 2022. Go Forth ………… and Teach the Nations
  1. SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION: Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation is ongoing and will end last Saturday of July. Please register at the Parish Catechist Resource Center (by the entrance gate) on Saturdays from 3:30pm.
  1. PARISH ID CARDS: This is to inform parishioners that the Parish ID cards of those who registered since last year and beyond are ready for collection at the Parish Office, kindly go to the Parish Office to check. Also, we encourage our new members to please register at the Parish Office and those whose card is expired can as well renew at the Parish Office.
  1. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC PARISH LIBRARY: We are pleased to inform you that the Anthony Cardinal Okogie Reference (Parish) Library located beside the Anthony Cardinal Okojie Lower Hall is here to serve you better. At very affordable prices, we offer the following services: Photocopying, Lamination, Binding, Spiral Binding, Typing, Printing, Colored Photocopy etc. We also offer a vast range of books ranging from Literature to Accounting to Economics and a lot more. Working Hours: Mondays to Fridays. Time: 9am- 4pm. God bless you as you patronize us. For further enquiries on how to use to library or any of its services, please call: 09036389533 or 08169228063 (Ms. Chinwe).
  1. (1%) ONE PERCENT BIBLE CHALLENGE: We wish to encourage all Parishioners to read and study the word of God for at least 15minutes every day; which is about 1% of 24 hours. For this week, we shall be continuing with the First Letter of St. Peter. Take up this challenge faithfully as stated below and be enriched spiritually.
  1. RETURN TO THE SACRAMENTS: We wish to encourage those who have been estranged from the sacraments for one reason or the other especially the Holy Eucharist, to return to the Sacraments. Kindly meet any of the Priests if you are having any difficulty in this regard. May Christ grant us life through His Body and Blood. Amen.

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