Parish Announcements – 7th May, 2023

  1. Today being the first Sunday of the month is Tithe Sunday, there shall be a special blessing before the Second Collection. You can also make your transfers to our Fidelity Bank 5080032193 in favour of Holy Family Catholic Church, Festac.
  1. MAY DEVOTION: The 2023 May Devotion to Our Blessed Virgin Mary is ongoing. There has been 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. Below are the topics for our daily talks for your own personal reflection:

Sun., May 7th 2023                            Mother of Hope
Mon., May 8th 2023                           Comforter of Migrants
Tues., May 9th 2023                           Mary, Mother of Mercy
Wed., May 10th 2023 (SCC)             Mary, Star of the Sea
Thurs., May 11th 2023                       Coronation of Mary
Fri., May 12th 2023                            The Magnificat
Sat., May 13th 2023                           Queenship of Mary
Sun., May 14th 2023                          Our Lady Mediatrix of Men
Mon., May 15th 2023                         The Rosary, a Sacramental for Meditation
Tues., May 16th 2023                         The Little crown of Mary
Wed., May 17th 2023 (SCC)             Mary’s ‘Yes’ that Changed the World
Thurs., May 18th 2023                       Purification of our Lady (Immaculate Conception)
Fri., May 19th 2023                            Praying the Hail Mary with Actions
Sat., May 20th 2023                           Mary: Blessed by God
Sun., May 21st 2023                           The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mon., May 22nd 2023                        Mysteries & Riches of the Rosary
Tues., May 23rd 2023                        Mary: The First Tabernacle
Wed., May 24th 2023 (SCC)             Mary Queen of All Hearts
Thurs., May 25th 2023                       Mary: A Woman of Great Courage & Character
Fri., May 26th 2023                            Mary, Co-Redemptrix of Mankind
Sat., May 27th 2023                           Mary and The Blessed Trinity
Sun., May 28th 2023                          Mary: Star of the Sea
Mon., May 29th 2023                         Mary: Model in Ordinary Life
Tues., May 30th 2023                         Mary: At the Foot of the Cross
Wed., May 31st 2023                         Mary: The Way to Jesus

  1. SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY (SCC): SCC meetings have resumed and will take place at various community centers on Wednesday, 10th May 2023 at 6pm.
    Scriptural reading: John 14:15-21.
    Please note that there will be no evening Mass or Society meetings during the SCC time. There shall be mass this Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help SCC.
    Venue: 3rd Avenue, G Close, House 4, Festac Town. All those living around should be in attendance. Please refer to the Parish notice board or parish website for the various centers.
  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. ORGANIZATIONS MEETING: Next week Sunday, 14th May 2023, is the Monthly General Meetings of the Catholic Men Organization and Catholic Women Organization (after the 10.00am Mass) and Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (after the 8:00am Mass). Let us all prepare to attend our respective organization meetings.
  1. TEEN CAMP: We’re back again, bigger and better! Do not miss this year’s 2023 Teen Camp, packed with daily masses, Rosary, Morning Drills, Leadership Seminars, Skill acquisition, Social nights, movie nights and tons more all for the token of 20,000 naira. This is the only summer camp your child should be attending taking place on the 6th to 12th August 2023 at St Gregory’s college Ikoyi, Lagos. For partnership and sponsorship also contact: 07033389154. Camp Sinai_Explore, discover, invent. You don’t want to miss this!!!
  1. CHILDREN MASS: Parents and Guardians are encouraged to take their children to attend the 8am Children Mass at the Upper Hall. Church wardens are to direct them accordingly.
  1. 2022 HARVEST: The Harvest Committee for last year’s Harvest of Divine Peace is winding down their accounts. All those who made pledges should kindly redeem them by cash, cheque or POS at the Harvest Stand (on Sundays) and Parish Office (during the week). You can as well transfer directly to the Harvest Account: HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, HARVEST, ZENITH- 1014506326.
  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. For this week, we shall be continuing with the Acts of the Apostles. Take up this challenge faithfully as stated below and be enriched spiritually.
Day/Month Bible Passages
7th May Acts Chapter 14
8th May Acts Chapter 15
9th May Acts Chapter 16
10th May Acts Chapter 17
11th May Acts Chapter 18
12th May Acts Chapter 19
13th May Acts Chapter 20
  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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