Abuja, 07 June, 2021 / 3:40 pm (ACI Africa).
The celebration of liturgy in the Catholic Church is not a “show time”, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has cautioned, and urged restraint on the part of worshipers and members of the Clergy.
Archbishop Kaigama who was presiding over the Eucharistic Celebration to mark the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Sunday, June 6 at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Catholic Pro-Cathedral of Abuja Archdiocese encouraged participation in the Sacrament of Penance.
The liturgical celebration, he said, “is not a ‘show time’ or a picnic where worshippers exhibit their stylish disco dance and preachers demonstrate their skills of oratory, accompanied with acrobatic displays, to impress worshippers.”
“Come early for Mass; be in a prayerful silent mood,” Archbishop Kaigama said, and added, “Sing and dance, but aware that we are in the presence of the Lord.”
He urged restraint in the use of mobile phones during liturgical celebrations saying, “Avoid the uncontrolled use of cell phones or cameras during Mass.”