Lagos Archdiocesan Catholic Men Organization (LACMO) has selected “Let’s Continue with Christ: The way, the truth, and the life” (Jn. 21:3-7; Jn. 14:6)as theme for this year’s Annual Convention and Induction. This is as the organization has also released the programme for week-long activity.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 2019 Lagos Archdiocesan Catholic Men Organization (LACMO) Convention and Induction, NnamdiIkemunveiled the theme and programme for the convention at a meeting of members of the LACMO 2019 Convention Organizing Committee, deanery coordinators and parish chairmen at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ojota, Lagos, over the weekend.
The convention holds Friday, July 27 – Sunday, July 29, 2019 at St Gregory’s College, Southwest Ikoyi, Lagos.
Explaining the choice of the theme of the convention,”Let’s Continue with Christ: The way, the truth, and the life” (Jn. 21:3-7; Jn. 14:6)Mr NnamdiIkem said, “Professional fisherman know how and where to throw their nets. Peter and his fellow apostles tried that all night but caught nothing. But when Jesus the author of life said they should cast back their net to the “right side of the boat” they became successful. Most times right handed fishermen cast their nets to the left, but notwithstanding that, Peter obeyed the Lord and apart from ripping the benefits his eyes were opened to the presence of the Lord.”
“Today, we are facing a difficult terrain that is putting stress on our ability to be good family men; good leaders of our communities; etc.,” the organizing committee chairman stated, calling on men to continue again with Jesus: The Way, The Truthand the Life; rather than struggling alone.
The convention has two other sub-themes: “The Catholic Man as the good family shepherd” Jn.10:11; 1 Tim. 5:8; Mal. 3:13-16; and “The Catholic Man the Leader of the Family and the Community.” Jud. 6:14-16.
Other features of the convention include seminars and workshops with “Harnessing the Political Potentials of an Organization like CMO,” and “Starting and Running a Business in an Unstable Environment,” as major topics. The convention which will start with the CMO Week in the various parishes across the Archdiocese from Monday, July 22 – Thursday, 25, 2019 July will feature charity work, Holy Mass and seminars in the parishes. Meanwhile, all parishes have been enjoined to form liturgical committees to ensure adequate mobilization for the parish activities.
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