We recall that on September 30, 2019, the Holy Father Pope Francis established the Third Sunday in the Ordinary Time each year as the SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD. With the letter, Aperuit Illis, the Holy Father invites all Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and His Word. That day is to be observed as a Special Day devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God. The celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God for this year comes up today, Sunday 24th January 2021. On this day, we shall have the Enthronement of the Word of God in all Parishes in the Archdiocese. Hence, we direct that all Priests should begin to sensitize the faithful about this special Sunday and the prominence of the Word of God in the Life of the Christian. We have already sent out the Rite of Enthronement of the Bible that shall be used. You will notice that the rite is embedded in the Mass of the day and it gives prominence to the Word of God. The Bible remains enthroned until Tuesday, 16th February 2021, the day before Ash Wednesday.
• Most. Rev. (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos.