• Sends Christmas wishes
By Neta Nwosu
As the curtain finally draws on the year 2021, Most Rev. (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos and Publisher of The Catholic Herald weekly newspapers has thanked the numerous readers of the weekly newspapers, assuring them the paper will continue to meet their respective needs.
He said, “Thank You our readers, without you we wouldn’t have been in business. Yes, without your patronage and support we wouldn’t have grown so meteorically within such a short time to become a widely read newspaper, as revealed by empirical feedbacks.” “We want to assure you that we would raise the bar of spreading the gospel and journalism practice in the years ahead, especially in terms of editorial content and availability in every nook and cranny of Lagos Archdiocese.”
Very Rev. Fr. Anthony Godonu, Director, Directorate of Social Communications disclosed that to ensure the editorial content is served hot and fresh, the newspaper recently commissioned a world class workstation comprising four high tech computers and printer. The Director prayed, “Our prayer for you the readers in the New Year is that you will find an unparalleled favour in the Almighty God.
That you will be prosperous; that He grants you sound health and your heart desires.” Appreciating the advertisers, Archbishop Martins further stated, “ We ‘d also like to thank all the Companies, Deaneries, Parishes, Lay Organisations, Societies, Schools, individuals who ensured that our paper never ran out of advertisements and advertorials. While we are working assiduously to serve you better, we hope that some of you will make effort to address the issue of prompt payments.”
“To our Dispatch Officers and Sales men and women, we say a big ‘Thank You’. You are the medium through which our teeming readers buy our papers and we dare say you have done a good job. Our partnership with you these past few years has been mutually rewarding and we hope it can be better in the coming years.”
Fr. Godonu added, “Highly deserving of a big ‘Thank You’ are the Parish Priests who have facilitated sales of The Catholic Herald weekly newspaper in their parishes. With their unwavering support, there is no doubt that our subscription sales will be very successful.” On New Year’s Day, this year, The Catholic Herald Weekly hit the newsstands in a refreshed brand identity. The rebranding aimed at reflecting the paper’s revitalized strategic direction to meet the future needs of its target audience has so far been impactful.
The reenergized design has indeed made the paper stronger with an enhanced personality, accomplished through finer details of contrasting font types and colours that adhere to The Catholic Herald Weekly typography sensibilities. On a final note, the Archbishop wished all Nigerians a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance.