Maryland Deanery Hosts Laity Awards
AS part of activities marking the 2015 archdiocesan laity week, the Maryland deanery hosted lay faithful, as awards were given to over 140 well-deserved Catholics drawn across the 138 parishes in Lagos, as well as societies in the archdiocese.
The event, which held at the St. Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland had awardees that included mother of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Cecilia Fashola.
In a homily delivered by the Episcopal Vicar, Lagos region, Msgr. Bernard Okodua, he admonished the lay faithful to serve God by casting their votes and ensuring that they are not bought over by material things, while calling on candidates to do all in the fear of the Lord.
“What God has not endorsed cannot endure. As we celebrate the beginning of the year of the consecrated life, we should ensure that we serve God in truth and in our different capacities,” he said.
The Director, Lay Apostolate Centre and Chaplain of the Archdiocesan laity council, Fr. Innocent Opogah noted that the families are encouraged to consecrate themselves to God so that through them, men and women who will serve the church will emanate. On the forthcoming elections, he said if every true leader consecrates himself to the Lord, the nation would be a better place.