Parish Announcement – 19th June, 2022


  1. Soaring the Wings of Grace:
    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. 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 ANNOUNCEMENTS……………………

  1. SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI: Today is the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus et Sanguinis Christi). It is a day set aside by the Church to remember and appreciate Jesus’ gift of His body and blood to mankind for our sanctification, and salvation (eternal life). Let us observe the solemnity devoutly.
  1. FATHER’S DAY: We wish a “Happy Father’s Day” to all fathers and men in our parish. May God make you provident Guardians of our families just like St. Joseph.
  1. COVENANT SUNDAY: Today is our Covenant Sunday to build for the Lord. Let us all donate generously.
  1. PARISH PROGRAM: Beginning from the month of June, we shall resume the following programs:

Tuesdays:          Blessing of Holy Water & Sacramentals at the (6:30pm mass).
Thursdays:        Blessing of Expectant Mothers and those seeking the Fruit of the womb at the (6:30pm mass).
Fridays:             Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after Morning and Midday masses.
Saturdays:         Blessing of Children (6:30am mass)
Let us take note and participate actively.

  1. ADORATION MONTH: The Month of June is a special month dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament. Every family is encouraged to spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and pray for their special intentions.
  1. SOLEMNITIES: Thursday, 23rd June 2022 is the solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus Christ while Friday, 24th June 2022 is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the symbol of the immense love of Christ for humanity. As Catholics, we are all obliged to attend mass and observe both solemnities devoutly.
  1. IMMACULATE HEART: Saturday, 25th June 2022 is the memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to mark her maternal love and compassion for humankind. Let us endeavour to attend mass and pray the rosary in honour of Mary.
  1. KNOW YOUR FAITH: This Saturday 25th June 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, 22nd June 2022 at 6pm. Scriptural reading: Luke 9:51-62. 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 Albert the Great SCC. Venue: 5th Avenue, M Close, House 18, Festac Town. All those living around should be in attendance.
  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 HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, FESTAC- Zenith Bank: 1014506326. 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 at last week’s “Donate a Pew Project Launch for our New Church Building”. May God bless us 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. CHARITY/LOVE BOWL: We wish to remind our parishioners to return their Lenten Charity/ Love bowls to St Vincent de Paul Society. Let us endeavor to be committed. Remember; “whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren, that you do unto me”.
  1. CYON TEEN CAMP 2022: Register your teenagers for the second edition of Camp Sinai holding from 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. Registration ends on Sunday, June 19th 2022.
    Camp Sinai… explore, discover, invent!
  1. SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION: Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation is ongoing and will end first week of July. Please register at the Parish Catechist Resource Center (by the entrance gate) on Saturdays from 3:30pm.
  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. 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 CHILD CHOIR: The Holy Child Choir invites all parishioners within the ages of 9 and 19 who can play any musical instrument to come use their talents and skills to serve the Lord in the choir. The choir meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6pm in the upper hall of the parish center. Registration is free.  Sing praises… unto the Lord!
  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. Take up this challenge faithfully as stated below and be enriched spiritually.
Day/Month Bible Passages
20 June 2 Timothy Chapter  2
21 June 2 Timothy Chapter  3
22 June Titus Chapter  1
23 June Titus Chapter  2
24 June Titus Chapter  3
25 June Philemon Chapters 1
  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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