The theme for earth day 2018 is END PLASTIC POLLUTION. The invitation for this year’s earth day is to begin to eliminate single use plastic from my life, our lives. The aim is to change human behaviour and attitude about plastic and work towards a significant reduction in plastic pollution.
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has released a new book, However Long the Night: Making Meaning in a Time of Crisis, that chronicles what the organization learned as it went through a six-year doctrinal investigation by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).
The canonical erection of the Catholic Diocese of Bomadi and the installation of the Bishop Rev. Dr. Hyacinth Oroko Egbebo (MSP) took place on the 14th and 15th of December, 2017. The celebration started with a football match between Bomadi Priests and Warri Priests on the 14th of December. Though it was a very tough match the Warri Priests eventually gave the Bomadi Priests one goal this means there is no winner as Bomadi Priests had earlier won the match played in Warri diocese in 2016.
All roads led to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Kirikiri, Lagos, on the 11th of March, 2018 to celebrate 25 years of Sr. Freda’s commitment to God and humanity. It was a glorious and happy day for the parishioners and guests of St. Joseph’s.
The International Formation Team organized workshops in Zambia and Nigeria in response to the needs of the Local Leaders and the Temporary Professed Sisters in the two regions. Sr. Kathleen Bryant was the main facilitator in both places while Sisters Winfridah, Geraldine, Pat, Helen and Brid from the IFT gave some input in Zambia and Miriam, Jacinta, Gertrude and Brid contributed in Nigeria. Two Temporary Professed; Philomena in Zambia and Beatrice in Nigeria shared on accompaniment.
Global Center for Women and Justice held its annual Ensure Justice Conference at Vanguard University on March 2-3, 2018. The theme was Substance Abuse and Human Trafficking. Sylvia Valdez, Srs. Kathleen Bryant and Michelle Hetherington attended the two day conference.
On 9th February 2018, Stanhope Street Primary School celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the Foundation of the school. The real date was 2nd October, but for a number of reasons, the celebration was deferred until Friday 9th February.
On 2nd February 2018, Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan invited the Religious of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore to a Liturgy of Appreciation in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford. There are 20 Religious Orders working and praying in Waterford and Lismore, including Sisters from the USA who have recently come to the diocese.
The year 2017 saw the end of the 125th year celebration of Catholicism in Zambia and each Congregation of men and women were asked to submit three names of sisters/brothers/priests who had contributed to the growth of the Church in Zambia in whatever field the person was engaged.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols came to St Joseph’s Hospice to celebrate Mass in honour of Mother Mary Aikenhead and to bless the new Heritage Space which had been created in the Reception area of the Hospice.
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