24th March, 2020.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, greetings of peace to you all. I trust that you are keeping safe and doing your best. May the Lord Jesus renew us and renew the face of the earth with His merciful love.
It has become necessary to address you and give you updates on the situation in the parish. The Archbishop of Abuja has given a directive suspending all Congregational celebrations for the next TWO WEEKS, and following same, the parish Church of the Twelve Apostles, Central Area is doing same for the next TWO WEEKS. However, individual prayers are not suspended. We your Priests shall celebrate the Holy Mass for you and the whole world everyday. You are in our prayers and we hope that you keep us in yours too.
We are each encouraged to revisit all those Catholic prayers and spirituality we learnt while growing up. This should be an opportunity to deepen our spiritual life. As a parish, we shall make efforts to stream our Masses online on our Facebook page 12 Apostles Parish central Area Abuja and on our website www.churchofthe12apostles.org at 7am EVERYDAY beginning from TOMORROW, the Solemnity of the Annunciation. Please join us. Distance cannot stop those who are connected in spirit and who worship God in spirit and in truth.
The Church is still open to individuals who may want to visit the Blessed Sacrament if need be. We have provided sanitizers at different points around the Church beginning from the gate. There are also points to wash your hands in front of the Church.
As we said on Sunday, we shall continue to encourage you with the words of St. Peter, “be calm but vigilant” (1 Peter 5:8-9). Do the best you can and our good God will do the rest.
We entrust you and the whole world to the protection of Our Lady Help of Christians, Health of the sick, Mother of Perpetual Help, Mother of Mercy. May her intercessions never fail us, Amen.
Oremus Pro Invicem.
Rev. Fr. Vincent May OGUNSORO
Your Parish Priest
12 Apostles, Pray for us!
12 Apostles’ Family, the Beloved of the Lord.