Lagos Archdiocese
Province: Lagos
Website: http://lagosarchdiocese.org
 
Contact: Archbishop\\\'s House
 
19. Catholic Mission Street.
 
Box 8, Lagos
 
Ph: 01-2633841, 2635729,
 
Fax: 01-2633841, 8713125
 
Email: arclagos@yahoo.com, arclagos@infoweb.abs.net
Ordinary: Alfred Adewale Martins > Archbishop

History: In 1870, after 10 years of existence, the Vicariate of Dahomey became the Vicariate of the Bight of Benin (Orae Benin). From the Original Vicariate, the following jurisdictions were created: the Prefecture of Dahomey (1883), the Prefecture of Upper Niger (1884), the Vicariates of Ondo-llorin (1943), the Prefecture of Oyo (1949), and the Prefecture of Ibadan (1952). The remainder of the Vicariate of the Bight of Benin was raised to the status of an Archdiocese on the 8th of April, 1950, with the name Archdiocese of Lagos. in 1969, the Ijebu-Ode district was created a Diocese, in 1997, the Yewa district was created as the Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta.
 
The total geographical coverage is 3,345sq.km. It comprises mainly of the Lagos State.

Statistics: The population of Lagos is 9,200,000 with approximately 2,760,000 numbers of Catholics.
 
 
First Mass in the Diocese …….1863
 
First Missionary .......................
 
Fr F. Xavier Borghero SMA
 
First Vicar Apostolic………......
 
Msgrl. B. Chausse S.M.A
 
First Bishop..............................
 
Rt. Revd. Dr. Leo Hale Taylor
 
Second Bishop…………..........
 
Rt. Rev. Dr. John Kwao Aggey
 
Third Bishop…………..........
 
Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie
 
Population of Diocese …..... 9,464,77
 
Catholic Population……… 1,999,775
 
Indigenous Priests….........………..85
 
Missionary Priests …………......….23
 
Nigerian Sisters …………….........139
 
Missionary Sisters …….........……..25
 
Missionary brothers…….......……… 3
 
Major Seminarians ……......………79
 
Sisters in Formation ……...……….25
 
 
VICAR GENERAL/DIRECTOR PROPAGATION OF FAITH/CHAIRMAN,LITUREGY COMMISSION
 
Very Revd Msgr Bernard Okodua
 
Holy Family Catholic Church, 22nd
 
Road, 2nd Aye, Box 465, Festac
 
Town, Lagos
 
Ph: 01-5891287,5891288
 
 
CHANCELLOR
 
Revd Fr Anthony Obanla
 
C/o19 Catholic Mission Street,
 
Lagos
 
Ph: 01-2633841
 
 
CARDINAL\\\'S SECRETARY
 
Revd Fr Marcel Amadi
 
C/ol 9 Catholic Mission Street, Lagos
 
Ph:01-2633841
 
 
ARCHDIOCESAN JDPC COORDINATOR
 
Revd Fr F. M. Ogunyase
 
JDPC Centre, 19 Maye Street
 
Off Commercial Avenue, Sabo, Yaba,
 
Lagos PliOl-8112786;
 
Email: jdpcarch1ag
 
 
HEALTH COORDINATOR
 
Sr Rosaline Mary Bambe E.H.J.
 
c/o Lay Apostolate Center Archdiocese of Lagos,
 
88, Muritala Mohammed Way,
 
Yaba, Lagos
 
Tel: 813 1090
 
 
COUNCIL OF PRIESTS
 
Anthony Cardinal Okogie (Chairman),
 
B. Okodua, A Erinle,
 
P. Hoteyin, G. Osu,
 
P. Adegbite, Fr. J. Aghoja (C.Ss.R.)
 
J. Oduntan, F. Isichel,
 
J. Agbolade, P. Oke,
 
L. Flynn, E. Hartnett,
 
M. Onwudiegwu, Vincent-Mary Ubili,
 
O. P., and M. Umoh.
 
 
DIRECTORS OF VOCATIONS
 
Revd. Fr. Patrick Obayomi,
 
Revd. Fr. Augustine Ikuomola
 
Rev. Sr. Francisca Elewodope, E.H.J,
 
Rev. Sr. Christabel Mashuka O.L.A
 
C/O St. Anne\\\'s Catholic Church
 
17/19, Sariji Street, Itire, Surulere.
 
 
DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
 
Sr. Francisca Elewodope, EHJ
 
Church and Society
 
Archdiocese of Lagos.
 
19, Maye Street,
 
Off Commercial Avenue,
 
Sabo, Yaba, Lagôs.
 
Tel: 8112786, 08033329397, 4719886
 
 
DIRECTOR OF C.Y.O.N
 
Revd. Fr. Andrew Ogidan
 
St. Augustine\\\'s Catholic Church
 
Iba Estate.
 
Cyon Website:www.cyonlagos.org.
 
 
DIRECTOR OF J.D.P.C
 
Revd. Fr. E. Fadele
 
Church and Society
 
Archdiocese of Lagos,
 
19, Maye Street,
 
Off Commercial Avenue,
 
Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.
 
Tel: 8112786
 
E-mail: jdpcarchlag©yahoo.co.uk
 
 
 
 
DIRECTOR OF LAY APOSTOLATE
 
Laity Office:
 
Revd. Fr. ChnstopherArabi
 
Lay Apostolate Centre
 
Archdiocese of Lagos
 
88, Muntala Mohammed Way,
 
Yaba, Lagos.
 
Tel: 01-4736422, 8131090
 
 
DIRECTOR OF ECUMENISM AND INTER RELIGIOUS DIALOUGE
 
Revd. Fr. Vitalis Ekemiri
 
St. Cyril\\\'s, Okota
 
Cath Mission Street,
 
off Archbishop Okogie / Bayo Oyewole Street,
 
Okota - Lagos
 
 
DIRECTOR OF YOUNG CATHOLIC STUDENTS
 
Sr. Jud Madueke, EHJ
 
Regina Mundi Cath Church Mushin
 
P 0. Box 374 Mushin
 
Tel: 4520918
 
 
DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL COM MUNICATIONS
 
Revd. Msgr. G. Osu
 
St. Paul\\\'s Catholic Church
 
Muritala Mohammed Way,
 
Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
 
Tel: 867340, 7911846,
 
 
LAGOS RESOURCE CENTRE
 
Mrs. B. Itsueli
 
9, Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island,
 
Lagos. Tel: 2614441
 
 
CENSOR DEPUTATUS
 
Rev. Fr. Ethelbert Ukpabi
 
St. Anthor Catholic Church
 
Gbaja Surulere.
 
 
CATECHIST CO-ORDINATOR
 
Very Rev. Fr. Hartnett S.M.A.
 
Holy Family Catholic Church,
 
Ajara P. 0. Box 616, Badagry,
 
Lagos State.
 
Tel:0803 3450 613
 
 
HEALTH CO-ORDINATOR
 
Sr. Rosaline Mary Bambe, E.H.J
 
c/o Regina Mundi Clinic,
 
Mushin, Lagos
 
 
ARCHDIOCESAN VUNA COORDINATOR
 
Revd. Fr. Mike Umoh
 
c/o Lay Apostolate Centre
 
Archdiocese of Lagos
 
88, Muritala Mohammed Way,
 
Yaba, Lagos.
 
Tel: 813 1090.
 
 
PRISON APOSTOLATE
 
Revd. Fr. Anyanwu Peter
 
Vincentian Retreat Centre
 
79Yakoyo Road.
 
Ojodu, Lagos.
 
 
DIRECTOR OF BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE
 
Revd. Fr. P. Oke
 
St. Ferdinand Catholic Church,
 
Ipaja, Lagos
 
Tel: 7744308
 
 
ARCHDIOCESAN MASTER OF CEREMONIES
 
Rev. Fr. Marcel Amadi
 
Chancery
 
P. O. Box 8,
 
Tel: 01-2633841
 
 
 
 
PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETIES
 
Very Revd. Msgr Bernard Okodua
 
St. Anthony Catholic Church, Gbaja Surulere.
 
 
ARCHDIOCESAN ECCLESIASTICAL TRIBUNAL (JUDICIAL VICAR)
 
Revd. Msgr. Philip Hoteyin
 
c/o St. Agnes Catholic Church,
 
Maryland. Lagos
 
 
ARCHDIOCESAN FINANCE COUNCIL
 
Anthony Cardinal Okogie (Chairman)
 
Revd. Msgr. A. A. Obanla (Secretary),
 
Msgr. B. Okodua, Msgr. J. Aniagwu,
 
Omoba P. Kuye, Dr. I. M. O. Itsueli
 
Sir Obilana, 08055405099, 08020683134
 
 

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