Parish Announcements – 15th May, 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. 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: We wish to call our attention to the increase in the level of insecurity especially before the 6am mass. Extra measures have been taken around the Church and Event Center. Parishioners should endeavour to be more conscious on their way to masses. May the Lord protect us from every evil. Amen.
  1. SYNOD 2023 COMMITTEE: A special Committee shall be inaugurated at the 10am mass today to study the parish reports on the synod and make appropriate recommendations.

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  1. MAY DEVOTION: The 2022 May Devotion to Our Blessed Virgin Mary is ongoing. There are brief talks on various aspects of the Blessed Virgin Mary after Post-Communion Prayer from Mondays to Friday at 6:30pm Masses; Saturdays at 6:30am Mass and Sundays during Benediction. Let us all endeavour to attend and participate actively. We are also all encouraged to pray the Holy Rosary daily.
  1. ARCHDIOCESAN SOLEMN ADMISSION: Next Sunday, March 22nd, 2022, our parish shall be hosting the Archdiocesan Solemn Admission Ceremony of the Confraternity of the Infant Jesus of Prague at the 10:00am mass. Let us endeavour to be hospitable and accommodating to all the members of the Confraternity from all the Archdiocese. In place of our Parish Bulletin, we shall a special Brochure on sale for the occasion with important articles and information. Price: ₦200 only.
  1. 2022 WORLD COMMUNICATIONS WEEK: This year’s World Communications Week celebrations will hold from Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 to Sunday May 29th, 2022. The theme is “LISTENING WITH THE EAR OF THE HEART”. There shall daily talks at the 6:30pm mass while on Saturday, there shall be a special talk on; “The Effects of Social Media on Youths in Nigeria”. Let us all endeavour to be in attendance and participate. Remember, the fourth existential need of humans is Communication.
  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. SUNDAY MASSES: Please be reminded that the mass time for Sundays has been returned to its pre-COVID schedule; 6am, 8am, 10am and 6pm (Main Church), 6am & 8am (Event Center) and 5pm benediction and vespers.
  1. CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATION: Our Parish Children’s Day Celebration comes up on 28th and 29th May 2022. There shall be a Safe Kids Awareness Seminar on Saturday, 28th May 2022 while on Sunday, 29th May 2022 will be the social celebrations which will begin with the holy mass by 10am. Let us ensure our children participate actively.
  1. ALTAR BREAD AND ALTAR WINE: Due to increment in the purchase of Altar Bread and Altar Wine, the cost of Altar Bread and Wine for thanksgiving shall be sold for: Altar Bread- ₦1,500 (per Pack); Altar Wine- ₦3,000 (per Bottle) & ₦35,000 (a Carton). Payments and enquiries can be done at the Parish Office.
  1. SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY (SCC): SCC meetings have resumed and will take place at various community centers on Wednesday, 11th May 2022 at 6pm. Scriptural reading: John 14:23-29. Please note that there will be no evening Mass. Please refer to any of the bulletins in March or the Parish notice board for the various centers. Please note that the weekly Community Masses have resumed and so, there shall be mass this Wednesday at Blessed Iwene Tansi SCC. Venue: 3rd Avenue, N’ Close, House 18, Festac Town.
  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. 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. ALTAR LADIES: We wish to inform parishioners within the ages of 15 years and above who wish to serve God with their time and decorative talents to please join our Altar Ladies. They meet every Saturdays by 4pm.
  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. 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. (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. We are continuing with Ephesians and Philippians. Take up this challenge faithfully as stated below and be enriched spiritually.
Day/Month Bible Passages
16 May Ephesians Chapter  1
17 May Ephesians Chapter  2
18 May Ephesians Chapter  3
19 May Ephesians Chapter  4
20 May Ephesians Chapter  5
21 May Ephesians Chapter  6
22 May Philippians Chapter  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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