The Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has joined 15 couples in Holy Matrimony and administered the sacrament of confirmation on 217 people in Jos.
The Archbishop carried out the holy duty while on pastoral visit to the Church of Assumption Parish, Chongo Pyong, in Jos on Sunday.
Kaigama urged the couples to always pray together as that would foster love and happiness in the family.
He said the family is the small but powerful unit of the society, as everything remains an offshoot of the family.
“You must pray as family without season; when you put prayer first, things will take shape in the society.
“Family is the smallest but most powerful of the society, because the good, the bad and the ugly we see in the society today emanates from the family.
“So, I urge you to imbibe the spirit of love, togetherness and sharing,” he urged.
The cleric further charged the couples to teach their children ways of Christ and ensure they bring them up in the understanding of God’s purpose.
Kaigama also admonished those confirmed to be good ambassadors of the Catholic till the day God will call them to His home eternal.
Earlier, in his welcome address, the Priest in charge of the parish, Rev. Fr Philip Jamang, commended the Archbishop for the visit.
According to Jamang, the visit is a sign of commitment on the part of the Archbishop to ensure the continuous spread of the gospel of Christ.
“Your Grace, we pray and hope that your visit will rejuvenate our energies and remind us of the love Jesus has for each one of us who belong to his flock,” he said.