Abuja, 07 September, 2020 / 9:23 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has, in a pastoral letter issued at the end of the two-day Archdiocesan General Assembly, underscored the need for pastoral agents to foster “a sense of co-responsibility” in their apostolate.
“Abuja is a home for all, hence, there ought to be a sense of co-responsibility. We must be a luminary beacon, exemplary in the evangelization mandate and collectively reach out to the very extreme that are within the circumscription of our Archdiocese,” says Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama in his Saturday, September 5 pastoral letter, which he issued at the end of the maiden General Assembly of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja.
In the letter, Archbishop Kaigama invites Clerics and pastoral workers in the Archdiocese “to commit themselves more zealously to the teaching of catechism and the spiritual and moral formation of children and youth in our parishes, schools, and other pastoral institutions.”
He encourages Priests to “devote adequate time to the preparation of their homilies and to show great diligence and respect for the Church’s laws in the administration of the Sacraments.”
“There is need for a renewed missionary impulse. We cannot rest on our laurels, knowing that there is still so much work to be done for God,” the Local Ordinary of Abuja says, calling for “more volunteers to be trained as Catechists.”