Parish Announcement – 22nd January, 2023


All Organizational and Societal Executives are encouraged to carefully check the complete list of Organizations/Societies and their Chaplains (Inside Back Page of the Bulletin or the Notice Board) so as to know their chaplains and also fix a date of meeting to introduce themselves and present their Year Plan to their Chaplain(s).


25TH EPISCOPAL ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARCHBISHOP: The 25th Episcopal Ordination Anniversary of our dear Archbishop comes up on Tuesday, 24th January, 2023. Please let us do well to remember him in our prayers.

INDUCTION: Our parish Catholic Women Organization will be having her induction of new members into the organization on Sunday, 12th February, 2023. The event will begin with the holy mass by 10am while the reception follows immediately at the Parish Event Center. All inductees are expected to participate actively in all the programs. Through Mary our mother, …… we succeed!!

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

  1. SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD: Today, 22nd January 2023 is the Sunday of the word of God; as usual, there shall be a special ritual for the Enthronement of the Word of God (at all Masses) which remains enthroned until Tuesday, 21st February 2023, the day before Ash Wednesday. It is a special day set aside by the Church for the Celebration, Study and Dissemination of the Word of God; hence, reminding her faithful(s) of the prominence of the Word of God in the Life of every Christian.
  1. 21-DAYS FOUNDATIONAL PRAYER: All Parishioners are specially invited to our ongoing Parish 21-Day foundational Prayer 2023. Theme: From Glory to Glory (2 Cor 3:18). Date: 7th -27th January 2023. Time: 6pm-9pm Daily. Venue: Holy Family Catholic Church, 22 Road, Festac Town, Lagos. Come and be Blessed!!! Please note that there will vigils on Fridays by 10pm.
  1. FEAST DAY: Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (Apostle). We are all encouraged to attend mass and observe the feast devoutly.
  1. PARISH UNIFORM:Our high-quality uniform is now available at the parish bookshop. Price: 8,000 naira only. Limited quantity available.
  1. ALTAR SERVERS: There will be an important meeting of all the parents/wards of the Altar Servers of the Parish with the Parish Priest and their Chaplain today, 22nd January 2023 by 12 noon at the Anthony Cardinal Okogie Hall. Those concerned should be in attendance.
  1. CHRISTIAN WAKE & FUNERAL MASS: There will be Christian Wake for Late Mrs Anthonia Olufunke Olaseinde on Thursday, 26th January 2023 by 6:00pm (Venue: 3rd Avenue, E Close, House 16, Festac Town) and Funeral Mass on Friday, 27th January 2023 by 10:00am. She was a member of Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Association of Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart of Mary and Friends of EHJ.
  1. HARVEST PLEDGE REDEMPTION: We wish to encourage all parishioners to kindly redeem their pledges at the Harvest Stand (On Sunday) and the parish office (during the week) in cash, cheque or POS and get a receipt. You can as well pay directly to the Harvest Account; HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, HARVEST, ZENITH 1014506326.
  1. 2022 SKILL ACQUISITION: All those who took part in our last year’s Parish Skill Acquisition/Empowerment Programme are hereby invited for an important meeting with the Priests this Friday, 27th January 2023. Venue: Anthony Cardinal Okogie Hall. Time: 6:00pm prompt.
  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. SEMINARIAN: Our seminarian, Augustine Anyanwu has completed his 6 months Pastoral work here with us and will be leaving us at the end of the month. We are all encouraged to remember him in our prayers.
  1. CATECHISM: Dear parishioners, this is to inform you that Catechism Classes which holds on Saturdays and Sundays has resumed yesterday. Time: 4:00pm- 6:00pm.
  1. PRE-MARRIAGE COURSE: This is to inform all parishioners that Pre- Marriage Class which holds every Sunday has resumed last week Sunday, 15th January 2022. Those who intend to get married are to see any of the priests at the Parish Office. Please note that the Pre-Marriage Classes has been rescheduled to hold from 10:00am to 12noon (Venue: Omisesan Hall), and no longer 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
  1. LAITY COLLECTION: Next week Sunday is the 5th Sunday of the month, and so, our Second Collection will be for the support of the Laity Council at all levels. Please let us prepare to donate generously. One Church! One Laity!
  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. 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 Book of 1 Samuel. Take up this challenge faithfully as stated below and be enriched spiritually.
Day/Month Bible Passages
23 January 1 Samuel Chapter  11
24 January 1 Samuel Chapter  12
25 January 1 Samuel Chapter  13
26 January 1 Samuel Chapter  14
27 January 1 Samuel Chapter  15
28 January 1 Samuel Chapter  16
29 January 1 Samuel Chapter  17
  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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