The Catholic Bishop of Zaria Diocese Most Rev. George J. Dodo has faulted multiple Sunday collections initiated by some parishes and advised that it should be minimized.
Bishop Dodo disclosed this in homily at the Diocesan Celebration of the Year of Mercy held at St. Mary’s Parish, Samaru on Saturday October 1, 2016.
He decried the so much time spent on other collections and fund raising on Sundays and appealed for other congent ways of raising money in churches instead of disrupting the liturgy.
“Sometimes I get worried on the development in some our parishes today who take so much time appealing for money than the liturgical celebration itself, some churches take up to three, four, or even five collections in a Sunday apart from the normal Sunday collection. I want you to know that no matter how important these collections are, if it becomes an every Sunday affair it will lose its credibility” he said.
The clergyman further appealed to all priests to always focus more on the spiritual growth of their parishioners to avoid unnecessary abuse of the liturgy.