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Msgr Patrick Somide: Lagos archdiocese unveils funeral rites

The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, has unveiled the programme for home coming of Very Rev. Monsignor Patrick Somide, who passed on at about on Thursday July 13, 2017, after a brief illness, reports ITRealms.

Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, His Grace, Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins made this known to ITRealms in a press statement Thursday in Lagos, saying that late Monsignor Somide died at about 11:15pm penultimate Thursday, at the age of 97 years.

Bishop Martins recalled that Monsignor Somide was ordained a priest during the Marian Congress in 1954.

“It has pleased the Lord to call him back home during the 2017 Marian Year in Nigeria. He has served God and His people in the Archdiocese of Lagos for 63years in different areas of life of the Archdiocese,” he said.

As said by Bishop Martins, until his death, Monsignor Somide was the oldest priest in the Archdiocese and certainly one of the oldest if not the oldest in Nigeria.

Also, until his death he was in residence at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection Magodo, Lagos.

The funeral arrangements, he said would commence on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 with at 9am when his remains would leave the mortuary for the Catholic Church of the Resurrection, for lying-in-state.

By 12 noon of same day, Bishop Martins said, Holy Mass would be celebrated at 2 pm before his remains would depart Magodo for St. Agnes Magodo for St Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland, for lying-in-state

This, the Bishop said would be followed by an all-night vigil of Masses to be led by Chief Celebrant himself, His Grace, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, while the homilist would be the Very Rev Msgr. Philip Hoteyin.

By 9 pm, ITRealms gathered, there would be a Holy Mass to be celebrated by Very Rev. Msgr. Bernard Okodua, with Very Rev. Fr. Felix Onemeghie, OP as homilist.

On Wednesday, August 2, this year, ITRealms reports that a 12midnight mass would be celebrated by Rev. Fr. Gabriel Adeleke and supported with a homily by: Rev. Fr. Paul Adekoya, to be followed three hours later with yet another mass and homily by Rev. Fr. Anthony Orioha, the Chaplain, St. Rita Society.

At 6:30am the late Monsignor Somide would be treated to another Holy Mass and homily by Rev. Fr. Anthony Fadairo, who is the dean, Maryland Deanery. This, ITRealms reports would be followed immediately after with the remains departing for Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos, where His Grace, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins would celebrate another holy mass with homily by Very Rev Msgr. John Aniagwu.

The final commendation, ITRealms gathered would be performed by His Eminence, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, whereas the interment follows immediately at Ikoyi Cemetery.


Remmy Nweke/ED, Ops
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

...Truly we are all indepted with this so call death, but this is another oppotunity for us to amend our ways before the Lord.

Msgr. Shomide has leave is life on earth and those of us that know him through is life time will hold on to his memories.

Msgr. Shomide has play his parts on earth, now is living us to play ours.

May his Gentle Soul Rest in Perfect Peace. Amen

Good Bye Sir.