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The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has unveiled a 10-day programme for this year’s Annunciation Novena. Themed, “Do not be afraid …you have found favour with God,” (Luke 1: 30), the programme will start on Saturday, March 16th, and will end on Monday, March 25th, at the Marian Shrine, St. Agnes, Maryland. The programme will be sponsored by Lagos Archdiocesan Catholic Men Organisation (LACMO).

Detailed activities lined up for the programme include Programme Introduction on Saturday, March 16th, featuring Confession an 4:30pm; Rosary at 5:00pm and Holy Mass at 6:00pm.

Sunday, March 17th, activities themed, “Happy are those that believe,” (Luke 1:45) will feature Rosary at 5:00pm and Holy Mass at 6:00pm.

The theme for Monday, March 18th activities is “The Lord takes pleasure in his people. He houours the humble with victory,” (Ps. 149:48) will feature Confession at 4:30pm; Rosary at 5:00pm; and Holy Mass at 6:00pm.

Tuesday, March 19th activities is themed “His faithful love extends age to age to those who fear Him,” (Luke 1:50), and will feature Confession at 4:30pm; Rosary at 5:00pm; and Holy Mass at 6:00pm.

The theme for Wednesday, March 20th activities is “The Lord your God is in your midst …He will rejoice over you with gladness (Zeph. 3: 17) and will feature Confession at 4:30pm; Rosary at 5:00pm; Stations of the Cross at 6:00pm, and Holy Mass at 6:30pm.

Thursday, March 21th activities is themed “She will bear a son …for He will save his people from their sins,” (Matthew 1:21), and will feature Confession at 4:30pm; Rosary at 5:00pm; and Holy Mass at 6:00pm (Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, Procession and Adoration).

Friday, March 22th activities is themed “The Lord upholds all who are failing and raises up all who are bowed down,” (Ps. 145:14), and will feature 40 hour Adoration commencing with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 6:00am; Holy Mass 6:30am; Holy Mass at 12:00 noon; Confession at 3:00pm; Rosary at 5:00pm; Stations of the Cross at 6:00pm; Holy Mass at 6:30pm; and All Night Vigil at 10:00pm.

Saturday, March 23rd activities is themed “For there is nothing God cannot do,” (Luke 1:37), and will feature Confession at 4:30pm; Rosary at 5:00pm; and Holy Mass at 6:00pm; 40 Hour Adoration ends). In the same vein, Sunday, March 24th activities is themed “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife” (Matthew 1:208), and will feature Rosary at 5:00pm; and Holy Mass at 6:00pm. (Adoration ends).

Solemnity of the Annunciation comes up on Monday, March 25th featuring Rosary 5:00pm; Candle Light Procession at 5:45pm; and Holy Mass at 6:00pm


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