By Frederick Peters, KADUNA.
The Priests,Sisters and the lay apostolate of Barnawa Deanery in the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna met at their maiden end of year party to Socialize in Thanksgiving to God for His Mercies and blessings.
Held at the Oblate of Nazareth,kaduna on Monday the organizers used the event to familiarize and enhance harmonious working relationship between the priests, Religious and Lay people in the parishes and Deanery among Other things.
Speaking on the essence of the get together, the Dean of Barnawa Deanery,Revd Clement Kagoma,said is to Socialise in Thanksgiving to God for seeing them through the scourge of covid-19 pandemic and other challenges of the previous year.
He further said,”we did the Spiritual Thanksgiving then,we agreed to do the social one and that’s why I said we have to meet with the lay people in our Deanery,”. Stressing the need ” for us to meet and socialize and know ourselves that we can work better”he added
According to him,what is happening in the World now is the need for people to Pray and socialize saying ” to work is to pray and to pray is to socialize” While maintaining this fact,he then welcome all to the event and urged them” to feel free,eat,drink and socialize”
He however charged all and sundry on the need for harmonious working relationship to enhance the progress of their Parishes,Deanery and the Archdiocese in general,while assuring them that the end of the year party initiative would be sustained and improved upon.
On his part,the Chairman of the Planning committee and Parish Priest of St Charles Lwanga,Ungwan Sunday ,Kaduna,Revd Father Anthony Okelue, appreciated God for his mercies and blessings and thanked the Dean for the initiative,being the first of its kind in the Deanery and Archdiocese.
He further called on the faithful and members of the presbyterate to take advantage of the gathering to fraternize,build bridges and practically expressing love through feasting together.
The event which attracted Priests of the Deanery,Superior General of the Oblate of Nazareh,Rev Sr. Linda Bagayang and fellow Sisters,array of parishioners;featured dances,sumptuous delicacies and lots more,while observing the covid-19 protocols