CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF LAFIA
2018 YEAR PLANNER

January, 2018


Sunday

 

7

Holy childhood collection

Epiphany of the Lord (Solemnity)

14

 

21

28

*Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus Visit to the Diocesan Spititual Director @ St. Augustine Aso, Mararaba

Monday

1

Solemnity Mary Mother of God

8

The Baptism of the Lord(FEAST)

Beginning of 2nd Term 2018 Catholic Education commission

15

Chancery Opens for 2018

22

Vocations commission Meeting @ Cathderal Lafia

29

Tuesday

2

9

16

Communication Commission Meeting

23

Deanery Meeting

30

Finance Council Meeting

Wednesday

3

10

Diocesan CBMN Annual retreat @ Akwanga 10th - 13th

17

Pastoral commission Meeting

24

Litrugical commision Meeting

31

Health Commission Meeting

Thursday

4

11

18

Tribunal Committee Meeting

25

1st Catechists Congress @ St. Theresa Kabayi

 

Friday

5

12

19

26

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus Provincal Council Leadership Workshop @Abuja Archdiocese 26th - 28th

Dioc. CYON DEC/Exp. Exco Meeting @ St. Rita Mararaba 26th - 27th

Education commission General Meeting @Cathdral by 10 am

 

Saturday

6

13

Dioc. Laity council Exco Meeting @St. Patrick Mission Imom

YCS Area Meeting

20

KSJI Monthon meeting

YCS Diocesan Exco Meeting @ Gov. Colledge Keffi

27

Dio. Zumunta Matan Committee Shugabani da uwaye deanaries da secretoreri @ Lafia Deanery

 

 


February, 2018


Sunday

 

4
Women Religious Collection

11

Pious Union of St. Rita 1st Exco Meeting @ St. Monica Koroduma

18

Catholic Corpers Collection

25

Monday

 

5

12

19

26

Tuesday

 

6

Presbyteral Council Meeting 10 am

13

Inpectorate Committee @ St. John Bosco Domo by 10 am

20

27

Wednesday

 

7

Consultors Meeting

14

 

ASH WEDNESDAY
Lenten Poor Collection begins today. FAST and ABSTINENCE

21

28

Thursday

1

Education Commission Primary and Post Primary School management Committee meeting @ OLA Akwanga by 10am

8

Pious Union of St. Rita 15 Thursday Prayer of St. Rita @ Parishes centre

Bishop's Pastoral Visit to Holy Trinity Uke 8th - 11th

15

JDPC Meeting

Catechetical commission Meeting @ Garaku

Religious Education Commitee @ St. Rita Parish Mararaba by 10 am

22

Dioc. Divine Mercy FEAST of Revelation of Divine Mercy Image@ Deaner Level

 

Friday

2


The presentation of the Lord (Feast)

9

Environmental Commission Meeting @ St. Peter's Keffi

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus Provicncial Council General Meeting @ Kastina Alla Diocese 9th - 10th

Family and Human Life commission meeting

Education Commission Sport committee meeting @ St. Peter's college by 10 am

16

Diocesan Pastoral Council

23

Dioc. English Choir; Provincial meeting @ Oturkpo Diocese 23rd 24

 

Saturday

3

Zumunta Maza Exco @/St. John Agyaragu

 

10

Laity Council Expanded Exco@ St. John's Agyaragu

CWO diocesan Exco Meeting @St. Patrick Akwanga

KSM Monthly Meeting @SS Peter and Paul, lafia

17
*KSJI monthly meeting

*YCS general meeting @ St. Peter's college, Garaku

*Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus 1st REparatory Prayer@ Deanery Level

Dioc. Altar Server's Exco meeting @ St. Patrick, Alwanga

Dioc. Divine Mercy meeting@ St. Kizito Nasarawa

24
Zumunta Maza Exp. exco @ St. John Paul II Ako village Maraba

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus 1st Quarter Diocesan Council General Meeting @ Lafia Deanery.

Dioc. English Choir Meeting@ St. Augustine's Poly Lafia.

 

 

March, 2018


Sunday

 

4

11
*Laity Week @ all Parishes 11th -18th

18
*Laity Collection

 

25
*Palm Sunday

CWO Mothers Day Celebration @ all Parishes

Monday

 

5

12

19

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus FEAST of St.

26

Tuesday

 

 

6
Priestly Day of Recollection @Akwanga Deanery

13

20

Cathedraticum Obi Deanery

27

Wednesday

 

7

14

21

Chancery Closes for Easter Break

28

Diocesan Chrism mass

Thursday

1

 

8

Dioc. laity council Retreat/ Mass with the Bishop @SS Peter and Paul 8th - 10th

15

CBMN Lafia/Agyaragu Deanery's workers Retreat 15th - 17th @ Cathedral

22

Cathedraticum Agyaragu Deanery

29

Holy Thursday

Friday

2

9

Cathedraticum Karu Deanery

16

Diocesan Zumunta Matan Taron goraye Matan da shuagabani, Uwayen deanery, 16th - 17th @St. Patrick Akwanga.

Cathedraticum Akwanga Deanery

23

Catholic Education Commission End of 2nd Term

30

Zumanta Maza Dioc. Congress @St. Michael Garaku 30th -31st

Dioc. Divine Mercy Novena to the Feast of Divine Mercy @Parish Level 30th March- 7th April

GOOD FRIDAY

Saturday

3

Dioc. CBMN First quarterly meeting @ St. John Mararaba


S.S. Peter and Paul Idoma Diocesan Congress @St. Monica's Koroduma

Dioc. Divine Mercy leadership workshop @ Keffi Deanery

10

CWO Exp. Exco With deanery mothers and sec. Tribal group mothers and sec. @ Akwanga Deanery

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

Cathedraticum Mararaba Deanery

17

*KSM Monthly meeting

*Catholic Common Entrance

YCS Audience with the Bishop@ Cathedral

Cathedraticum Keffi Deanery

 

24

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus Tatcisians/Night Adoration co-ordinator's forum @Keffi Deanery

Cathedraticum Lafia Deanery

31

17th year Anniversary Of Lafia Diocesan

HOLY SATURDAY EAST VIGIL

 

 

April, 2018


Sunday

 1

The Resurrection of the Lord EASTER SUNDAY

8

Pilgrimage Centre Collection

Divine mercy Sunday

CYON Low Sunday mass with the Bishop@ Cathedral

Dioc. Divine Mercy Celebration Feast @St. Dominic Akwanga North

15

CYON Collection

Dioc. CYON Youth Week Grand Finale @all Deaneries

Catechists Retreat

22

Good Sherpherd Collection

29

Monday

2

Dioc. CYON Youth week Activities @all Parish Level

2nd - 7th

9

Catholic Education commission Beginning of 3rd Term 2018

16

23

30

Tuesday

 3

10

17

24

KSJ Joint Meeting of all Commanderies in the Diocese

 

Wednesday

 4

11

Liturgical commission Meeting

18

25

 

 

Thursday

 5

12

19

26
*Diocesan CBMN main Leaders Retreat @St. Peter's Keffi
26th – 28th

 

Friday

6

13

Education Committee Exco Meeting @St. William's Cathedral Lafia by 10am

20

27

Dioc. CYON DEC/Exp. Exco meeting at St. Michael Garaku 27th - 28th

 

Saturday

7

 

14

CWO SEmi Exp. Exco with Deanery Mothers and Sec. Tribal Group Mothers Sec. @ Karu

Dioc. English Choir: Retreat zone (A) @ Nass. Eggon

Dioc. Altar Server's general meeting @ St. Matthew Obi

21

*KSM Monthly meeting
*dioc. Laity council Grand Final @St. Mulumba nass/Eggon

*YCS Area meeting

28

*Sacred Heart of Jesus 2nd REparatory Prayer @Deanery Level

Dioc. Engligh choir: Retreat Zone B@ St. Theresa's Kabayi

30


 

May, 2018


Sunday

 

6

C.W.O. Collection @ All Parishes

13

Pious Union of St. Rita 9 Days Novena to St. Rita begins @Parishes Centres

Priests Annual Retreat 13th 19th

20

PENTECOST SUNDAY

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus Celebrate FEast of Pentecost @Centre Level

27

Most Holy Trinity Sunday

Dioc. English Choir meeting @ St. Peter's Keffi

Monday

 

 

7

C.W.O. Week @all parishes . 7th – 11th

Communication Commission Meeting

14

21

Catholic Education commission Begins Inspection of Schools

28

Tuesday

1

Vocations Commision Meeting

8

*Priestly Deanery Meetings

15

*Finance Committee Meetings @Cathedral

22

Feast of St. Rita of Cascia to be Celebrated in all Parishes/Centres

*Finance Committee Meetings @Cathedral

29

Presbyteral Council Meetings by 10am

 

Wednesday

2

Pastoral Commission Meeting

9

16

23

Health commission meeting

 30

Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus @Centre Level 30th - 7th June

Consultors Meeting

Thursday

3

JDPC Meeting

10

Ascesion of the Lord Solemnity (Holyday of Obligation) All diocesan Schools Must note

17

24

Tribunal committee Meeting

31

Friday

4

Environmental commission Meeting @ St. Patirck Imon

11

Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena to Holy Spirit @Centre Level 11th 19th

Dioc. English Choir; Fiesta@ St. Augustine College new Nyanya

18

25

CYON Dioc. Novena Prayer to Patron of Youths St. Charles Lwanga @ all parishes 25th May - 3rd June

Family and human life commission Meeting

 

Saturday

 

12


*W.U.C.W.O. Day celebration/Bishop’s visit @St. William’s Cathedral *

*Zumunta maza Exco Meeting @St. Peter's Keffi

*KSM Monthly Meeting @ SS Peter and Paul, Lafia

19
*YCS diocesan Exco Meeting @St. John Bosco, Doma

*KSJ monthly meeting

*Dioc. Divine Mercy: Meeting @ Holy Trinity Uke

26

Laity Council Workshop @Pope John Paul II Aku Village.

Sacred Heart of Jesus diocesan Marian congress @Deanery Level

 

 

 

June, 2018


Sunday

 

 

3

*The Most Holy Body and Body of Christ

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus Celebrate Feast of Corpus Christ @ Deanery Level

10

SMA Mission Support Collection

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

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus thanksgiving mass for the Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus @ Chaplain Parish

17

24

Communication Collection

Feast of St. John the Baptism (Patron Saint of KSJI)

Monday

 

4

11

 

18

25

Tuesday

 

5

12

All Heads of commissions Meeting with Bishop

19

26

Wednesday

 

6

3rd Deanth Anniversary of Fr. Edeh Joseph

Meeting of all Principal of Catholic Institutions

13

20

27

Thursday

 

7

14

Meeting of all Head Teachers of Catholic Institutions

21

Bishop's Pastoral Visit to St. Domnic's Cath. Mission Aso Pada 21st - 24th

28

Dioc. CBMN Mararaba Deanery's Workers Retreat 28th - 30th @ Mararaba Zumunta Maza Congress @St. Aloysius Doma 28th- 29th

Friday

1

8

FEAST of Sacred Heart of Jesus

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus Feast o f the Sacred Heart of Jesus

15

Pious Union of St. Rita Dioc. Feast Day Celebratio of St. Rita/2nd Dio. Assembly 15th - 16th

Sacred Heart of Jesus 2nd Quarter Provincial council Genereal Meeting @ Lokaja Diocese 15th - 16th

22

29

Dioc. SS Peter and Paul Idoma EAST Day to Celebration @Branch Level

Saturday

2
*Dioc. CBMN 2nd Quarterly Meeting @ St. Dominic Akwanga North

YCS Area Day Clebration

Sacred Heart of Jesus 2nd Quarter diocesan Council Genereal Meeting @ karu

9
* Diocesan CWO exco meeting @ Keffi Deanery

*Laity Council Exp. Exco @ St. Dominic Mission Mararaba

Sacred heart of Jesus Celebrate Feast of Immaculate heart of Mary @ Deanery Level

16

*KSJ monthly meeting

 

23

30

Dioc. English Choir Congress @ Holy Trinity Uke

 

July, 2018


Sunday

1

8

C.B.C.N Collection

15

22

29

*Health Development collection

Monday

2

9

16

23

30

Tuesday

3

10

*3rd Death Anniversary of Fr. David Baka

17

Day of Recollection Lafia Deanery

24

31

Wednesday

4

11

18

*Diocesan interview into Spiritual year by Vocation Commission

25

*Pious Union of St. Rita Exco Meeting @Holy Emmanuel Parish, New Karu

 

Thursday

5

12

Bishop's Pastoral Visit to Holy Emmanuel New Karu 12th - 15th

19

26

*Dioc. CBMN Karu Deanery Workers Retreat 26th - 28th @New Nyanya

 

Friday

6

*Bishop's Pastoral Visit to St. Matthew's Chaplaincy COE Akwanga 6th - 8th

13

20

Catholic Education Commission End of 3rd Term

27

 

Saturday

7

*Bishop's Pastoral Visit to OLA Girls College Akwanga

14

*Dioc. Laity council exco meeting @St. Augustine Ombi 1

*CWO Exp. Exco with Deanery Mothers and Sec., Tribal Group Mother and Sec. @Obi Deanery

*Sacred Heart of Jeus Presidents/Secretaries/ Promoters forum @Keffi Deanery


21

*KSJ Monthly meeting

YCS Diocesan Convection and Election @OLA, Akwanga

*Dioc. English choir: Leadership Training /Workshop @ St. Aloysius, Doma

28

*Dioc. Zumunta Matan committee na shuagabani dio. da uwaye deanary da secretary@ St. Patrick Akwanga.

*Sacred Heart of Jesus: 3rd Quarter Reparatory Prayer @ Deanery Level

 

 


August, 2018


Sunday

 

5

12

19

26

Monday

 

6

*Sacred Heart of Jesus: Novena to Tarcisius @Centre Level 6th- 14th

13

20

27

Tuesday

 

7

14

21

28

Wednesday

1

8

15

*Feast of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Holiday of Obligation (All diocesan schools must note)

*Sacred Heart of Jesus: Celebreate Feast St. Tarcisius @ Centre Level

22

*Liturgical Commission Meeting

29

* Pastoral commission Meeting

Thursday

2

*CYON Diocesan Convention@ Agyaragu Deanery 2nd - 5th

9

Dioc. altar Server's diocesan Leadership Retreat @ Mararaba Deanery 9th - 11th

*Dioc. Divine Mercy: National Conference @Benin Edo State 9th- 12th

16

*Sacred Heart of Jesus Feast of St. Tarcisius thanksgiving Mass @ Deanery Level

23

30

*Dioc. CBMN Students Conference 30th- 1st Sept. @ St. Matthew Chaplaincy CEO Akwanga

Friday

3

10

Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting

17

*Pious Union of St. Rita Natioal Feast of St. Rita of Cascia 17th - 19th @ Otukpo Diocese

*Dioc. altar Servers' Convention @St. John Bosco, Doma. 17th - 19th

24

Dioc. Laity council Host Provincial AGM 24th - 26th

31

Saturday

4

*Dioc. SS Peter and Paul Idoma Meeting @ Akwanga

11

*Diocesan Laity Exp. Exco. Meeting @St. Rita Mararaba

CWO Exp Exco. with Deanery Mothers and Sec. Parish Mothers and Sec. Tribal Group Mothers and Sec. @ Mararaba Deanery

*Sacred Heart of Jesus: 3rd Quarter Reparatory Prayer @ Keffi Deanery

18

*KSJI Joint Meeting of all commanderies in the Diocese @Keffi

25

Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus Eucharistic Congress @Deanery Level

 

 

 

 

September, 2018


Sunday

 30

2

HIV/AIDS COLLECTION

*Legion of Mary Presodium Function

9

16

*Pious Union of St. Rita 3rd diocesan Assemby @ Cathedral, Lafia

23

Peter Pence Collection

Monday

 

3

10

*Health Commission Meeting

*Catholic Education Commission Beginning of 1st Term 2018/2019 Academic Year

17

24

Tuesday

 

4

*Deanery Meeting

11

*Finance Council Meeting

*Dioc. Laity Exco@ St. Kizito Nasarawa

18

*Presbyteral Council Meeting by 10:00am

 

25

Wednesday

 

5

*Communication Commission Meeting

12

*Vocations commission Meeting

19

*Consultors Meeting

26

*Meeting of all Principals of Catholic Institutions

* Dioc. Divine Mercy Novena to the Feastof St. Maria Faustina 26th - 4th Oct.

Thursday

 

6

*2nd Catecshist Meeting @St. Dominic Akwanga North

JDPC Meeting

13

*Tribunal Committee Meeting

20

27

Friday

 

7

*Environmental Commission Meeting @ Pope Francis Pastoral Centre, Lafia

* Family and Human Life Commission Meeting

14

CWO Diocesan Annual Seminar @ Agyaragu Deanery 14th- 16th Sept

20

27

Saturday

1

8

*Dioc. Laity council Exco Meeting @ St. Sylvester Mararaba Loko

15

*Dioc. CBMN 3rd Quarterly Meeting@ St. Kizito Nasarawa

*KSJI Monthly Meeting

*Dioc. Divine Mercy Meeting @SS Cosmas and Damian Koroduma

22

29

*Dioc. English Choir: Congress @St. John Vianney Angwatashi

 

 

October, 2018


Sunday

 

7

*Catechetical Collection

*Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena to St. Margaret Mary 7th - 15th Centre Level

14

*Dioc. English choir: Retreat Topic: A Place of Choir in Liturgical Celebration/Interaction Zone A@ St. Mulumba Nass Eggon

21

*Mission Sunday Collection Should be the First and submitted in full

28

Dioc. English choir Retreat @ St. Theresa, Kabayi

Monda

1

8

15

22

29

Tuesday

2

9

16

*Sacred Heart of Jesus Feast of St. Margaret Mary @ Centre Level

23

30

Wednesday

3

10

17

24

31

Thursday

4

*Dioc. CBMN Akwanga Deanery Workers Tetreat 4th- 6th @Nasarawa Eggon

*Catechist With Bishop

11

18

Education Day/ Inuaguration Mass

25

Bishop's Pastoral Visit to St. John Paul II Aku Village 25th -28th

 

Friday

5

*CYON Diocesan DEC/Exp. Exco Meeting @St. Sylvester Mararaba Loko 5th - 6th

*Dioc. Divine Mercy Celebrate Feast o Maria Faustina@ Parish Level

12

*Sacred Heart of Jesus Feast: Provincial Council 3rd Quarter General @Gboko Diocese 12th - 13th

19

26

*8th Death Anniversary of Fr. James Baka

 

Saturday

6

*Dioc. English choir Retreat Zone A @St. Mulumba Nasarawa Eggon

*Dioc. Laity Council Exp. Exco @ St. Monica Loroduma

*Dioc. altar Server's Exp. Exco Meeting @ St. Patrick Akwanga

13

Day of Ordination

20

*Pious Union of St. Rita diocesan Exco Meeting@ St. Sylvester N/Nyanya

*KSJI Monthly Meeting

27

*Catechetical commission Meeting @St. William's Lafia

*Dioc. English Choir Retreat Zone B @ St. Theresa kabayi

 

 

 

November, 201


Sunday

 

4

Pious Union of St. Rita 4th Assembly @St. John of the Cross Mararaba

11

18

25

* CIWA Collection

*Christ of King (Solemnity)

*Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus Celebrate Feast of Christ the King@ Centre Level

Monday

 

5

12

19

26

*Health Commission Meeting

Tuesday

 

6
Priestly Day of Recollection
Karu Deanery

13

*Vocations Commission Meeting

20

27

*Deanery Meetings

Wednesday

 

7

14

*Liturgical Commision Meeting

21

28

Communication commission Meeting

Thursday

1

All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation)

8

15

*Bishop's Pastoral visit to St. Sylvester Loko 15th - 18th

*Family and Human life commission meeting

22

*13th Death Anniversary Rev. Peter Jatua

29

Friday

2

The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

9

*Environment Commission Meeting @St. Monica Korodoma

16

*Dioc. Zumunta matan za yi a Laro Deanery 16th- 18th

*Dioc. Sacred heart of Jesus Novena to Christ the king 16th - 24th @ Centre level

*CYON Diocesan Retreat @St. William's Cathedral lfia 16th - 17th

23

*Dioc. Laity Council AGM @St. Peter's Keffi 23rd - 24th

30

*Dioc Sacred Heart of Jesus : Provincial Council Eucharistic Adoration and Reparation @Makurdi Diocese

*Dioc. Sacred Heart of Jesus: memorial Mass for Late Members @ chaplain Parish

Saturday

3

*Pious Union of St. Rita Mass for Diseased Debtee @Deanery / Parish Level

*Dioc. English choir: Organize Competition for all Catholic School choir @ Cathedral

*Dioc. SS Peter and Paul Idoma Congress Meeting @ Lafia

10

*Zumunta Maza Exp. Exco @St. Matthew Obi

17

*KSJI Monthly meeting.

*Altar Servers Diocesan Meeting @ St. Augustine, Lafia

*Dioc. Divine Mercy: Meeting@ Maria Assumpta Mission, Lafia

24

 

 

 

December, 2018


Sunday

 30

2

First Sunday of Advent

Pious Union of St. Rita December natioal Assembly @ Makurdi/Jos

9

16

23

Monday

31

3

10

KSM Consultative Meeting with Bishop

17

24

Tuesday

 

4

*Finance Council meeting

11

Presbyteral Council Meeting

18

25

*Christmas Day Birth of Our Lord

Wednesday

 

5

12

Consultors Meeting

19

26

Thursday

 

6

13

*Chancery Closes for the year

20

27

Friday

 

7

*Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting

14

*Catholic Education Commission End of First Term 2018/19

21

28

Saturday

1

*CYON Diocesan Love Feast @Chaplins Parish by 1st - 2nd

8

*Dioc. CBMN 4th Quarterly Meeting @ Maria Assumpta

*The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

*Dioc Divine Mercy end of year Retreat @ St. Augustine Aso Pada Mararaba 8th - 9th Dec.

15

*KSJ Monthly Meeting

22

29

 

 

 
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