CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF LAFIA
2017 YEAR PLANNER

January, 2017


Sunday

1

Solemnity Mary Mother of God

 

8

Holy Childhood collection

Epiphany of the Lord

(Solemnity)

15

Dioc.Sacred Heart of Jesus deaneries celebration of 50th years anniversary @ Karu deanery

 

22

29

Monday

2

C.C.R.N.

New year prayer programme

2nd-5th-Feb.

 

 

 

9

Chancery opens for 2017

Education commission beginning of the 3rd term of the 2016/2017

academic year

16

23

30

Tuesday

 3

 

 

 

10

 

17

Communication Commission Meeting

24

Vocations Commission meeting @ Cathedral Lafia

31

Health Commission Meeting

Wednesday

4

Dioc.C.B.N.M Annual conference @ Akwanga friendly centre,akpata

4th-8th

11

18

Pastoral Commission Meeting

25

Liturgical Commision Meeting

 

Thursday

5

Dioc. Novena to Sacred heart of Jesus for 50th Years anniversary @ centre

5th- 13th

12

19

Tribunal committee meeting

26

1st Cathechists congress @ st. Sylvester New Nyanyal

 

Friday

6

 

 

13

20

27

Meeting of secretary and Head Teachers of catholic schools cathedral hall

 

 

Saturday

7

Zumunta Mata da kuma Uwayen deanery da secretary @ St.Patrick Akwanga

 

 

 

14

Dioc. Laity council Exco meeting @St.Dominic Akwanga North

Zumunta Maza Exco meeting @St.John Agyaragu

Dioc.Sacred heart of Jesus center celebration of 50th Years anniversary @ center level

21

KSM monthly meeting @ SS Peter & Paul Lafia

Dioc.Sacred Heart of Jesus diocesan celebration of 50th years anniversary @ Abuja

28

Dioc.Laity council deanery @ visitation to Karu Deanery

 

 


February, 2017


Sunday

 

5

Women Religious collection

12

Dioc.Sacred Heart of Jesus Visit to spiritual Director by Dioc. Exco @ St. Augustine Aso

19

Catholic Corpers Collection

 

26

Dioc.English Choir Meeting @ St. Mary's Duduguru

Monday

 

6

The Annual conference of National Association Diocesan Directors/Secretaries of Edu. 6th-10th

13

 

 

27

Tuesday

 

7

*Deanery Meetings

14

Finance council meeting

21

Presbyteral council meeting by 10:00am

28

All Heads of Commissions meeting with the Bishop

 

Wednesday

1

8

15

22

Dioc. Divine mercy: Revelation of image(obverved) Parish Level

Consultors Meeting

 

 

Thursday

2

presentation of the Lord (feast)

ALL diocesan Schools closed

9

*Pious Union of St. Rita 15th Thursday prayers to St. Rita @ Parishes centre J.D.P.C. Meeting

 

16

23

C.C.R.N.DEC/DST Retreat @ Mararaba Deanery 23th-25th

Bishop's pastoral visit St.Peter's Chaplaincy Nasarawa 23th-25th

 

 

Friday

3

 

10

Family & Human Life Commission meeting

17

*Dioc. pastoral council meeting

24

CYON Dioc.exp.exco meeting @St. Dominic Mission Akwanga 24th-25th

Dioc.English choir provincial meeting @ Idah Diocese 24th-25th

 

Saturday

4

11

Laity council expanded exco @ QUEEN OF Apostle shinge

C.W.O.Diocesan exco meeting @St. Patrick Akwanga

Zumunta Maza Exp. exco @St. Theresa of Avila Wamba

18

Pius Union of St.Rita exco meeting @ our lady olf fatima Ado-sama

Dioc. Altar server's: Diocesan leadership Retreat @ St. Patrick, Akwanga

KSM monthly meeting @ SS Peter & Paul Lafia

Dioc. Divine Mercy meeting @ Keffi

Dioc. Sacerd Heart of Jesus 1st Reparation prayer @ Deanery level

 

 

 

25

Dioc. Divine Mercy: Revelation of Divine Image @ Maria Assumta, Lafia(Diocesan Celebration)

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Tarcisian coordinators forum @ Mararaba

 

 

 

March, 2017


Sunday

 

 

5

12

Dioc. Pious Union of St. Rita Assembly @St. Rita Mission,Unity Estate

 

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus FEAST of St. Joseph @ center level

26

C.W.O. Mothers day celebration @ all parishes

Monday

 

6

13

20

27

CYON Dioc. youth week activites @All parish level 28th March - 2nd April

Tuesday

  7

Day of Recollection Obi Deanery

14

21

Dioc. English Choir Diocese Chaplain with Deanery Chaplain meeting @ St. John's Agyaragu

28

Wednesday

1

Ash Wednesday (Lenten poor Collection begins today)

8

15

 

22

29

 

Thursday

2

9

16

 

23

 

 

30

Cathdraticum

Friday

3

10

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena to St. Joseph Husband of Mary @ Deanery Level 10th-18th

17

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus 1st provincial General Meeting @ Makurdi Diocese 17th-18th

24

Cathedraticum Mararaba Deanery

31

16th Years anniversary of Lafia Diocese

Zumunta Maza Dioc.congress @ ss Peter/Paul Lafia 31st-1st April

Dioc. Divine Mercy:provincial pilgrimage @Aokpe 31st-2nd April

Saturday

4

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1st Diocesan council General Meeting @ Lafia

 

11

Dioc.BRC Meeting @ Garaku

Dioc.Laity council Deanery visitation to Agyaragu Deanery

C.W.O. Exp.Exco with deanery mother's & sec, Tribal Group Mothers & sec.@ Agyaragu deanery

 

 

18

KSM Monthly @ SS Peter & Paul, Lafia

25

Cathedraticum Karu Deanery

 

 

 

 

April, 2017


Sunday

 30

CYON Deaneries grand finale@ all deaneries

 

2

CYON Collection

 

9

PALM SUNDAY

16

The Resurrection of the Lord Easter Sunday

 

23

Pilgrimage center collection

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

Pious Union of St. Rita Exp. Exco meeting @ cathedral

CYON low sunday mas with the Bishop @ cathedral

Monday

 

3

Cathechist Retreat

10

 

17

CYON Dioc. youth week activities @ all parish level 17th-22nd April

24

Cath. Education commission Beginning of 3rd term 2016/2017 academic year.

Chancery opens after Easter break

Tuesday

 

4

Cathedraticum Obi Deanery

11

18

25

Wednesday

 

5

KSM Consultative meeting with Bishop

Liturgical Commission meeting

Chancery closes for Easter break

12

DIOCESAN CHRISM MASS

19

26

Bishop's Pastoral Visit to St. Martin's Masaka 27th - 1st May

Thursday

 

6

Dioc. C.B.N.M deanery Parishes out-stations exco Retreat 6th-8th @ St. John mararaba

Cathedraticum Agyaragu Deanery

13

HOLY THURSDAY

20

27

Friday

 

7

Cath. Education Commission End of Second Term 2017

14

GOOD FRIDAY Holy Land Collection

Dioc.Divine Mercy Novena to the feast of divine mercy at parish level 14th-22nd April

21

28

Saturday

1

Cathedraticum Akwanga Deanery

Cath. Education Commission catholic common entrance examination

8

Dioc. Laity council deanery @ visitation to Akwaga deanery

C.W.O semi Exp.Exco with deanery mothers & sec.,Tribal group mothers sec.@ Keffi

Dioc. Altar servers general meeting @ St. Peters Keffi

Sacred Heart of Jesus 2nd reparatory

Cathedraticum Lafia deanery

15

HOLY SATURDAY EASTER VIGIL

22

*Dioc. English Choir masters & composers seminer @ Holy Emmanuel

Dioc. Divine mercy feast @ St. Monica koroduma(arrival 4pm-6th pm)

29

Dioc.Laity council grand finale@ St.Martins Masaka


 

May, 2017


Sunday
  7

 

14

Good shepherd collection

21

 

28

C.W.O. Collection @ all parish

Dioc. English Choir meeting @ St.Peters Kefffi

Monday

1

 

8

Communication Commission Meeting

15

C.W.O. week @ all parishes 15th-19th

22

Feast of St. Rita of Cascia to be celebrated in all parishes/centers

Cath. Education Commission begins inspection of schools

29

Tuesday

2

Vocation Commission Meeting

9

*Deanery Meeting

16

 

23

*Finance council Meeting

30

*Presbyteral Council meeting

Wednesday

3

Pastoral Commission Meeting

10

17

24

Health Commission Meeting

31

Consultors meeting

Thursday

4

J.D.P.C Meeting

11

Tribunal Committee meeting

18

25

Ascention of the Lord solemnity (holy day of obligation) all Dioc. school must note

pastoral visit to St. Rita Mararaba 25th-28th

CYON dioc. Novena to patron of youths St. Charles lwanga at parishes 25thmay-3rd june

 

Friday

5

 

12

Family & Human life commission meeting

19

C.C.R.N. DEC/DST meeting @ Agyaragu deanery 19th-20th

26

Sacred Heart of Jesus novena to holy spirit @ center level26th-3rd June

 

Saturday

6

 

13

Dioc. Laity council exco meeting @ St. Mary's Duduguru

Pious Union of St Rita nine days novena@ all parish/center

Sacred Heart of Jesus 2nd Dioc. general meeting @ Karu deanery

Bishop visit to Ola girls Akwanga

21

WUCWC day celebration @ cathedral

*KSM monthly meeting @ SS Peter & Paul Lafia

Sacred Heart of Jesus 2nd dioc.Marian congress @ deanery level

 

27

Dioc. laity council deanery visitation @ Keffi deanery

Zumunta Maza exco meeting @ St. Sylvester New Nyanya

Sacred Heart of Jesus, president, promoters & secretary forum @ mararaba

 

 

 

June, 2017


Sunday

 

 

4

Pentecost Sunday

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus celebrate feast of pentecost @ center level

 

11

Most Holy Trinity Sunday

S.M.A Mission support collection

Pious Union of St. Rita 2nd assembly @ St. John Mararaba

18

Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus celebrate faest of Corpus christi @ deanery level

25

Communication Collection

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus thanksgiving mass for the feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus @ Mararaba

 

Monday

 

5

12

19

26

Tuesday

 

6

Death anniversary Fr. Edeh Joseph

13

All heads of commissions meet with Bishop

20

Cath. Education Commission meeting with all head teachers of diocesan sch.@/.........

27

Wednesday

 

 

7

14

Cath. Education Commission meting with all the principal of diocesan sch.@ Ola girls Akwanga

Dioc. sacred Heart of Jesus novena to the sacred Heart @ center level 14th-22nd

21

 

28

Thursday

1

8

15

 

22

Dioc. sacred Heart of Jesus celebrate the feast of Sacred Heart @ center level

29

Friday

2

 

9

Dioc.Sacred Heart of Jesus 2nd provincial council General Meeting @ Idah Diocese 9th-10th

 

 

16

23

CYON Dioc.exp exco @ St. Kizito, Nas Keffi 23rd-24th

30

Saturday

3

K.S.M celebrate St. Mulumba's day

10

*Dioc. Laity council exp. exco @ St. Sylvester New Nyanya

Dioc. C.W.0 exco meeting @ Mararaba deanery

18

*KSM monthly meeting @SS Peter & Paul,Lafia

24

Zumunta maza exp. Exco @ St. Martin's Masaka

Sacred Heart of Jesus celebrate feast of Immaculate Heart of Mary @ Deanery level

 

 

July, 2017


Sunday

30

 

 

2

C.B.C.N Collection

 

9

Laity collection

Pious Union of St. Rita Exp. exco @ Ado Sama our Lady of Fatima

16

 

 

23

Health Development Collection

Monday

 31

3

10

Death Anniversary Fr. David Baka

17

24

C.C.R.N. Expanded leadership training programme Dec/Dst meeting @ Akwanga deanery 24th-26th

Tuesday

 

 

4

11

*Day of Recollection Keffi Deanery

18

 

25

 

Wednesday

 

5

12

Diocesan interview into the Spiritual by vocation commission

19

26

Thursday

 

6

13

20

27

 

Friday

 

7

14

Catholic Education commission Ending of 3rd term, 2016/2017 Academic year

21

Dioc. English Choir Masters & part leaders @ St.Dominic Akwanga 21th-22nd

28

Zumunta Maza Congress @ St. Micheal's Garaku 28th-29th

KSM Nigeria Founders day celebration

Saturday

1

8

Dioc. BRC meeting @ New Karu

*Dioc. Laity council Exco meeting@ St. John Awe

*CWO Exp. Exco with deanery mothers and sec., Tribal group mothers and sec. @ Lafia Deanery

15

KSM Monthly meeting @ SS Peter & Paul Lafia

 

22

Dioc. Laity council deanery @ visitation to Lafia Deanery

pious Union of St. Rita exco meeting @ Holy Emmanuel

Sacred Heart of Jesus 3rd reparatory prayer @ deanery level

29

Zumunta Matan da kuma Uwayen deanery da secretary of St. Patrick Akwanga

 


August, 2017


Sunday

 

6

Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena to Tarcisius @ deanery level 6th-14th

13

*Pious Union of St. Rita Exp. exco @ Holy Ghost Gwandara

20

Sacred Heart of Jesus faest of St. Tarcisius thanksgiving @ center level

27

 

Monday

 

7

14

 

21

28

 

Tuesday

1

8

15

Feast of Assumption of the blessed virgin Mary Holiday of obligation(all diocesan sch. must note)

Sacred Heart of Jesus celebrate feast of St.Tarcisius @ center level

22

29

Wednesday

2

 

9

 

16

CYON Provincial rally @................16th-19th August

 

23

Liturgical Commission Meeting

30

Pastoral Commission Meeting

Thursday

3

CYON Dioc. Rally @ Karu Deanery 3rd -6th August

10

Dioc. C.B.M.N Students Conference 10th-13th @ Akwanga friendly Center akpata

17

Dioc. Altar server's COnvention @ St. John Bosco, Doma 17th-19th

Bishop's Pastoral Visit to Maria Assumpta B/Sidi 17th-20th

 

24

Bishop's Pastoral Visit to St. Patrick Akwanga 24th-27th

 

Friday

4

CYON diocesan Executive council @ St. Theresa Wamba 5th-6th

11

Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting

18

Pious Union of St. Rita National feast @.......18th-21th

25

Dioc. English Choir Provincial @ Otukpo Diocese 25th-26th

 

 

 

Saturday

6

 

13

Dioc. Laity council Exp, exco @ St.Matthew Obi

C.W.O Exp. Exco with deanery mothers & sec. parish mothers & sec.Tribal group mothers & sec. @ Karu Deanery

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus: Eucharistic congress @ Deanery level

19

KSM Monthly Meeting @ SS Peter & Paul Lafia

Dioc. English Choir Competition @ St. Williams's Lafia

26

Zumunta Mza Exco meeting @ St. James Keffi North

 

 

 

 

September, 2017


Sunday

 

3

HIV/AIDS should be first collected to be submitted in full

Legion of Mary Presidum Function

10

Pious Union of St. Rita 3rd Diocesan Assembly @ St.Micheal Garaku

17

24

*Peter Pence Collection

 

Monday

 

4

 

11

Health Commission Meeting

18

Cath. Education Commission beginning of the 1st term of the 2017/2018 academic year

25

 

Tuesday

 

6

*Deanery Meeting

12

*Finance council Meeting

*Dioc. Laity Exco @ St. Kizito Nasarawa

19

Dioc. English Choir: Diocese chaplaincy with deanery chaplains meeting @ St. John's Agyaragu

Presbyteral council meeting by 10:00am

26

Dioc. Divine Mercy Novena to St. Maria Faustina @ Parish level 26th-4th Oct.

Wednesday

 

6

Communication Commission Meeting

13

Vocations Commission meeting

20

Consultors Meeting

27

Catholic Education Commission: meeting with all diocesan Head Teachers

Thursday

 

 

7

* 2nd Catechists meeting @ SS.Peter & Paul

J.D.P.C Meeting

 

14

Tribunal Committee Meeting

21

28

Friday

1

8

*CWO Diocesan Annual seminar @ Akwanga deanery 8th-10th sept.

Family & Humans Life commission meeting

 

15

Catholic Education C ommission: meeting with all diocesan principals

22

 

29

Saturday

2

Zumunta Maza Exp. exco meeting @ St. Patrick Akwanga

9

Dioc. Laity Council Exco meeting @ St. Mathias Gitta

16

*KSM Monthly meeting @ SS Peter & Paul Lafia

Dioc.Divine Mercy meeting @ St Sylvester New Nyanya

23

 30

Dioc. Laity council deanery @ visitation to Obi cdeanery

 

 

October, 2017


Sunday

1

Dioc. English Choir meeting @St. Martins Masaka

Sacred Heart of Jesus: Associates Forum

8

*Catechetical Collection

15

22
*Mission Sunday Collection

29

Monday

2

 

9

16

Sacred Heart of Jesus feast of St. Margret Mary @ Centre level

24

31

Tuesday

3

 

10

17

24

31

Wednesday

4

 

 

11

18

25

 

 

Thursday

5

Catechist day celebration & audience with the Bishop

Cath.Education Commission:Teachers day celebration

Dioc.Divine Mercy Feast of Maria Faustina @ Parish level

12

 

 

19

*Education Commission Inauguration Mass of the Academic year 2017/2018

26

Death Anniversary Fr. James Baka

 

Friday

6

Zumunta Maza Congress @ Holy Emmanuel, New Karu 6th-7th

13

20

Dioc. English Choir: Fiesta @ St. Peter's college Garaku 20th-21th

Bishops Pastoral Visit to Holy Ghost Uke 20th-22nd

 

27

Zumunta Mazan Katolika Arewanci congress 27th-29th @ Jos province

CYON Dioc. Retreat @ St. John of the Cross Parish Mararaba 27th-28th

Sacred Heart of Jesus Feast: provincial conference/convention @ pastoral center 27th-29th

 

Saturday

7

Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena to St. Margret Mary 7th-15th @ center Level

14

*Dioc. Laity council Exp.Exco @ St. Micheal Garaku

Dioc. Altar Server's exp. Exco meeting @ St. Micheal Garaku

Sacred Heart og Jesus 3rd Dioc. council meeting @ Mararaba

21

Pious Union of St. Rita Dioc. exco meeting @ St. Peter's Keffi

KSM monthly meeting @ SS Peter & Paul Lafia

28

Dioc. Laity Council Deanery @ visitation to Mararaba Deanery

 

 

 

November, 2017


Sunday

 

5

Pious Union of St. Rita 4th Assembly @ St. Dominic Akwanga North

12

19

26

Christ the king (Solemnity)

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus: Feast of christ the king

Ciwa Collection

Monday

 

 

6

13

20

27

Health Commission Meeting

 

Tuesday

 

7

14

Vocations Commission Meetings

21

Deanery Meetings

28

Communication Commission Meeting

Wednesday

1

All Saints Day (Holy Day of Obligation)

8

15

Liturgical Commission Meeting

22

Death anniversary Rev. PeterJatau

29

 

Thursday

2

The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All souls)

9

CCRN provincial Conference @ Otukpo Diocese 9th-12th

16

Bishops Pastoral visit to St. John's Awe 16th-19th

23

 

3

Bishop's pastoral visit to Holy Emmanuel 30th-3rd

Friday

3

Pious Union of St. Rita Mass for Diseased Debtees @ dean ery/parish level

C.C.R.N DEC/DST meeting @ Lafia Deanery 3rd-4th

10

17

*Dioc. sacred Heart of Jesus Novena to Christ the King 17th-25th @ center level

Family & Human life commission meeting

24

Dioc. Laity council AGM @ SS Cosmas & Damian Koruduma 24th-25th Nov

Zumunta Mata taron na ran 24th-26th a Keffi deanery

CYON christmas concert @ parishes 24th-25th

 

Saturday

4

11

Dioc. BRC meeting @ SS Peter & Paul

Zumuntan Matan exco na diocese @ St. Patrick Akwanga

Dioc.altar server's general meeting @ St. Martin's masaka

18

KSM monthly meeting @ SS Peter & Paul Lafia

Dioc. Divine Mercy meeting @ St. Dominic Calvary

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus 4th dioc. general council meeting @ Keffi

 

25

Zumunta Maza exp. exco @ St. Mulumba Nas

 

 

 

December, 2017


Sunday

 31

3

first sunday of advent

Pious Union of St. Rita Dec. National Assembly Makurdi/ Jos

10

 

17

24

 

Monday

 

4

11

KSM consultative meeting with Bishop

18

25

Christmas Day Birth of our Lord

Tuesday

 

5

Finance Council Meetings

 

12

Presbyteral Council Meeting

19

26

Wednesday

 

 

6

13

Consultors meetings

20

27

Thursday

 

 

7

Bishops Pastoral visit to St. Peter's Keffi 7th-10th

14

Chancery Closes for the Year

21

28

Friday

1

Dioc. Pastoral meeting

8

Dioc, Divine Mercy end of the year retreat @ St. Patrick Akwanga 8th-9th

The Immaculate conception of the blessed virgin Mary

15

Cath. Education Commission End of the 1st Term of the 2017 Academic year

22

29

Saturday

2

CYON Dioc. Thanksgiving Mass/love feast @ chaplain's parish 2nd-3rd

9

16

KSM

monthly meeting @SS Peter and Paul

23

30

 

 
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