The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has unveiled activities to celebrate the 60th birthday of Most. Rev. (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, the Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos.
Four days of celebration have been earmarked to commemorate the event, beginning Monday, May 27, and running through Saturday, June 1, the D-day of His Grace’s birthday.
According to Mr. Peter Nwanze, Chairman, All Purpose Committee, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, organisers of the event, the activities included Children’s Day with the Archbishop on May 27; Visitations of the Archbishop to Mother Theresa’s Home in Ketu on May 28 and other charity establishments; Celebration with the elderly residents at Regina Mundi Home and Choral Competition by the Music Commission on May 29 as well as the grand finale on June 1.
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Speaking further, Nwanze stated that the grand finale would commence with the Holy Mass at Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos at 10 am.
Two books titled ‘Grace to Live’ and ‘Voice of the Shepherd’ would be presented during the reception.
These events had been packaged to further highlight Most. Rev. (Dr.) Martins’ Episcopal motto ‘Called to Serve in Love.’
The Archbishop, who was born on June 1, 1959, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, and was ordained a priest on September 18, 1983, had over the years continued to demonstrate his passion for service through compassion and love.
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