Friday, 7 February 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 FROM THE PARISH PRIEST’S DESK

DEVELOPMENT COLLECTION: Today is our Parish development collection Sunday. Parishioners are encouraged to donate generously N1,000; N500 or N200 towards this development.

 

SEASON OF ADVENT: The season of advent begins next Sunday, November 29, 2020 in preparation for Christmas.

 

PARISH ADVENT RETREAT: Our advent retreat, in preparation for Christmas, comes up from Sunday, November 29, 2020 to Friday, December 4, 2020. This retreat is important for us to thank God for saving our lives as well as seeing us through the most difficult times of our life. Parishioners are highly encouraged to participate actively in this retreat. Theme: A father who keeps his promises. The facilitator is Rev. Fr. Noel Eshikena, CSSR.

Here is the the program of events for the retreat:

Monday: Creation and Brokenness: Praying for our workers and business men and women.

Tuesday: The Promise of a Saviour and the Incarnation: Amazing love of God. Praying for gift of motherhood (fruit of the womb).

Wednesday: Forgiveness and Reconciliation. Praying for families.

Thursday: The Word Became Flesh - the Crib, the Cross and the Sacrament: Praying for students.

Friday: Blessed Mother Mary, our model for advent. Blessing of Sacramentals.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: We rejoice with all our Catecumen, and their families, who will receive their first Holy Communion today that the Lord will transform their mortal bodies to His glorious bodies through the Eucharist they will always receive. Amen

 

PRIEST RETREAT: The Parish Priest will be going on his annual priest retreat from the 30th of November to the 4th of December, 2020.

 

BLESSING OF ARTICLES, SACRAMENTALS, OLIVE OIL, ETC: Parishioners can now come for the blessing of their Articles, Sacramentals, Olive Oil and Holy Water every Friday after 6:30 pm mass.

 

9 LESSONS AND CHRISTMAS CAROL: Our parish 9 Lessons and Christmas Carol comes up on December 13, 2020. Societies given responsibilities on that day should start preparation. The societies and the hymns they will be singing are:

CMO: God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

CWO: See Amid The Winter Snow

CCM (CHRISTIAN MOTHERS): Silent Night

YCW & CYON: O Little Town of Bethlehem

SACRED HEART SOCIETY: Joy To The World

CONFRATERNITY OF OUR LADY MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP (OLMOPH): Away In a Manger

 

FAMILIES FOR THANKSGIVING TODAY ARE:

7:00AM MASS

1. Dame Felicia Okoli & family

2. Sir & Lady Damian Ofre & family

3. Mrs. Nkoli Okeke & family

4. Mr. & Mrs. George Ugwu & family

5. Mr. & Mrs. Emma Onyene & family

 

9:00AM MASS

1. Engr. & Chief (Mrs) Eric-Don Abuachi & family

2. Engr. & Mrs. Victor Eze & family

3. Mazi & Lolo Charles Nwosu & family

4. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Unuakhe & family

5. Mr. & Mrs. Kingsley Uguomoore & family

 

FAMILIES FOR THANKSGIVING NEXT SUNDAY, 29/11/2020:

7:00AM MASS

1. Mr. & Mrs. Moses Ekemezie & family

2. Mrs. Gertrude Aruede & family

3. Mr. & Mrs. Maduabuchi Okeke & family

 

9:00AM MASS

1. Lady Felicia Onyeje & family

2. Mr. & Mrs. Ndubuisi Enebe & family

3. Chief & Mrs Emeka Enyinme & family

Parishioners are encouraged to feel free to book for their family Thanksgiving at the Sacristy or at the Parish office with the secretary.

 

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

CWO MONTHLY MEETING: Members of the Christian Women Organization (CWO) will hold their monthly meeting today, 22/11/2020, after the 7:00am mass at the church basement.

 

SSVP MEETING: Members of the Society of Saint Vincent De Paul (SSVP) will hold their meeting today, 22/11/2020, immediately after the 9:00am mass at their usual meeting point.  

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