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The committee  focuses  on improving personal relationship among sisters and build stronger ties within CSU. Social welfare coordinators  also reach out to withdrawn and look-warm members by encouraging them to attend meetings as well as other C.S.U activities. Efforts shall be made in attracting new members to the society.


 VISITATION:  The committee coordinates the arrangement for all visitations, to deserving sisters. Such visits are paid during births, deaths, marriages, etc. Social coordinator  even organises bridal showers, so prayers and advise from experienced married sisters can be said for the sister getting married. We  also mobilize sisters for visitations and prayers when a sister is bereaved or has had a baby, sick or had stopped attending meetings and other church activities.


 BIO-DATA: The committee is to update the bio-data of sisters in order to reflect all information regarding all sisters. This bio-data shall contain members’ name, address, phone number, birthday, profession, talents, hobbies, do’s, and don’t. The register shall also be arranged serially. In addition, it devises ways to encourage greater interactions among members through networking by breaking communications barriers for example through the use of secret pal program (at love feasts ), and members directories.


Birthdays: The committee celebrates members birthday. Initially, this was done with birthday cards signed by all sisters ahead of the birthday, this is to enable a member celebrating to be presented a birthday card on same day. However, in this IT era, where this cannot be achieved, birthday message should be send first thing in the morning to the celebrant by the coordinator or a committee member, and sisters can follow suit later in the day.

In addition, at general meetings each month, prayers are offered and birthday songs sang to all sisters whose birthday fell due. All celebrant sisters for the month are encouraged to attend the meeting with drinks, snacks and other edible to commemorate/celebrate  their birthday with sisters not withstanding if you have had a private thanksgiving or party.


  1. LOVE FEAST: The committee is obliged to organise Love Feast every quarter as a way of socialising and letting off steam by members. Usually, Love Feast are organised in a sister’s residence.

5.1 Refreshment: All members are encouraged and compelled to attend Love Feast with some refreshments. No sister should attend empty-handed.

5.2 Event Program: Activities covered at a Love Feast include but not limited to social talk; bible quiz; dancing; playing games; learning new vocations; Secret Pal; etc.

5.3 Attendance: The event which is organised by Social / Welfare Committee is attended by all sisters. You may wish to invite sisters from other parishes.

5.4 Secret pals: Sisters are expected to choose a secret pal and show love and affection to that pal for always 😍 .The secret pal is revealed at the next love feast. All sisters names/address/Phone number present at the love feast are written down on a piece of paper, folded and mixed up, so each sister picks one.She only reveals the name of the sister she picks to the Social welfare officer coordinating the secret pal to note down.  At the love feast, the purpose of the secret pal is explained and need for secrecy until the revelation period at the next love feast, one pick to a sister with no changes whatsoever, you must show love to the person you picked and get to know them better, this is meant to encourage bonding amongst members.

5.4 Last Quarter Love Feast: This is usually organised as a picnic at a beach, park, garden, etc, not in a sister’s house. We’re encouraged to attend with our family. It aims at familiarisation with families of other sisters. This could be an excursion, to a place that would add value to sisters at least once a  year. It could be a diocesan, deanery or parish event. Sisters could be encouraged to come along with food, snacks, drinks or alternatively, a central refreshment planning arrangement may be done


  1. WORKSHOP: The committee organises talk/workshop.

Get a guest speaker to talk to sisters on social issues. Topics could be Life as a single sister before marriage, family (husband and children) leadership skills, how to tie gele, make-up, skill acquisition etc. However, over time, this had been built into Love Feast as against being organised as a separate event.


  1. OUTREACH: On quarterly basis, the Committee shall reach out to members who had been absent at meetings/ programmes not withstanding whether you see them at mass. Report of such outreach shall be given at the executive and general meetings at the end of the quarter. They shall also bring to the notice of the Exco members, sisters  that deserve to be visited and organise visitation to them.

On quarterly basis, Committee shall organise Garage Sales. However, the entire members of the Association shall participate actively in sourcing the items, tagging and in actual sales. As sisters may spend the whole day on the sales, sisters are  encouraged to provide refreshment as dipping hand in money realised from sales is highly discouraged.

9.BOB A JOB  or any other fund raising activity as agreed by the committee & house,  may be carried out.


For birth: A purse of N3000  is provided by CSU but the social coordinator can have a freewill donation from members and whatever raised is added to the to buy gift for the baby or cash handed over to the mother.

  1. Wedding of a member N10,000 and member’s child N5,000.
  2. Death of a member or spouse N50,000 for parents father or mother N5000. But very important the sister must be a full and financial member to get her benefits/ entitlement from the Society through social welfare committee


  1. INSURANCE and INVESTMENT : This is handled at parish levels by the Secretary, Social / Welfare committee.

Thus, the Committee educates sisters on benefits of participating in CSU National Insurance and Investment Schemes. We then go ahead to mobilise and encourage sisters to participate. In fact, registration/ renewal into the schemes are on now. Pls let’s meet our respective Social / Welfare Committee Secretary to register or renew as the case may be. Explanation  on the schemes had been given on this platform and the training will still be given by the National coordinator on Insurance and investment as training continues.


  1. CSU NATIONAL COOPERATIVE : This is handled by the Committee at parish level by the Treasurer, Social / Welfare Committee. she is in-charge at parish level. Thus, the Committee educates sisters on benefits of participating in CSU National Cooperative Schemes. We then go ahead to mobilise and encourage sisters to participate. Training on CSU National Cooperative will soon be delivered on this platform and we’ll have the opportunity to seek further clarifications.  Meanwhile feel free to meet your parish Treasurer, Social / Welfare Committee to register or  continue contributing as the case may be.
  2. UNIFORMS : At CSU National level, the committee handles all Association uniforms, namely Asoke, Ankara, mantilla, pin, as well as souvenirs such as bags, jotter, etc.

At parish level,  the Social welfare committee is in charge of sales of uniforms etc.

However, the parish executive is at liberty to decide on how their uniform is handled.

(Because Charity committee sometimes handle the sales of charity T-shirts)

FUNDS: The  committee raises funds through:

13.1 Garage sales:  After sales all monies are paid to the treasurer of the Association while the committee keeps accurate record of money handed over. For the garage sales to be successful, all members are mandated to source for different items ahead of time. Items can be Food  (non perishable eg Rice, spaghetti, bagged & canned items)  brand new or fairly used but in good condition.  Committee organizes garage sales every quarter of the year.

13.2 Bob-A-Job: Funds can be raised through this simple move.

13.3 Appeal Letters: The committee can also write appeal letters to families, friends, parishioners, relatives, corporate bodies, etc soliciting for funds or products  especially during a major event like anniversary & christmas garage sales.

13.4 Freewill Donation: The committee can also resolve to make a periodic or ad-hoc freewill donations  towards the upliftment of the committee activities especially for welfare of a member

13.5 Secret bag collections is carried out during all social functions.

Donations are also welcomed from any member who is guided by the spirit of God.

13.6 Sisters take note, all monies raised are paid into the society purse while the Social / Welfare Committee Cordinator make appropriate requisitions when needed.


The Social / Welfare

Committee is poised to take up challenges and to improve on its duties to the Association with the total support and co-operation of all members.


I am indeed grateful to all sisters for comments, questions asked, responses, explanations and contributions to the success of this training.

Thank you and God Bless.


Signed: Sis Schola Onyeyiri-Coordinator

CSU National Social/Welfare  committee training 2017



good morning sisters and welcome to day 1 training of the Church Service Project committee training.


First and foremost we need to be thankful to Almighty God for the gift of life and privilege given to us to work in His Vineyard.


My name is Sister. Olivia Umoren, the National Vice-president and the National Church Service Project committee coordinator.


We will start with the  definition of the keywords here,  which is “Service and Project”. According to Chambers dictionary, Service is an act of helpful activity.  While project means an individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim.


Therefore this committee is charged with the responsibility of seeing to the smooth running of the Service projects being undertaken in the parish.  The Association decides what it wants to do in its parish and present it to the parish priest for approval and blessings or alternatively, approaches the Parish Priest to tell the Association what he would like to do for the church.

Projects undertaken in parishes are as listed below:

  1. Snack Stand: Most parishes runs a snack stand every Sunday, where snacks and drinks are be sold to parishioners after every mass.
  2. Cleaning of the Church and it’s environs, it is the duty of the committee coordinators to make sure that sisters turn out enmass, when assigned to clean the church.


  1. Handling of the MCA and HCA children, taking care of children during their mass every Sunday.


  1. Scholarship Scheme.


  1. Bible Evangelism: This is to encourage every one to owe a Bible.


Service project differ in parishes, depending on the needs and wants of that parish. Apart from the following listed above, the parish priest might decide to give more project, for instance my parish CKC, Akowonjo, we run the snack stand and by the side,  we handle the booking of masses and parish registration of members.


Our Spiritual training comes up on the 24th-26th Nov 2017.

Venue : St Agnes Catholic church Maryland.


On the 24th : 5pm till 8pm

25th  :  9am – 6pm

26th : Mass 6.30.

Pls sisters coming into Lagos, call this week to sort out your accommodation. Next week might be too late.

Number to call : 08180968086



Payment is #4000.00 per person.


We are expecting the Spiritual Coordinator and the Spiritual Committee Secretary to attend. Pls these are the two people to head the evangelism team

They need to understand the spirituality of CSU.

May God continue to fill us with the wisdom to have a better insight on CSU spirituality.


[9:14 AM, 11/14/2017] Phil Csu: Sourcing of vendors for the snack stand.


Normally we start at home by asking sisters that are interested in supplying us with snacks, food, popcorn, drinks and water to signify interest.  They supplied at a rate and we sale at the end of the day, we pay our suppliers and take our percentage.  This is to encourage ourselves in what we do.


The Coordinator makes sure,  the space or area use as snacks stand is clear.

Who is a member of Church Service Project committee.?

Apart from been a member of the other sub-committee,  you are also a member of the Church Service Project committee.


The Vice president and Asst General Secretary are the coordinators of the committee.

Their duties is to make sure that the committee is run efficiently.


A roaster for the snack stand is draw involving all sisters with a coordinator,  who at the end of the day,  gives a full accounts of sales to the Vice President  or Asst.  General Secretary,  who forwards the money realized to the financial secretary and receipt is issued to church service.


It is advisable for new parishes to start up their Church Service immediately,  they should not wait until induction as the saying goes “delay is dangerous”.


The Vice President of the mother parish is to help and guide the new parish on how to go about their project,  after induction she still goes over for a while to see how things are going.

Program for the 2017 Advent recollection.

Host Deanery: Ipaja deanery.


Date :2nd December

Topic:Waiting for the Lord’s coming, how prepared are we 1st Jn 2vs 28-29.

Retreat Master: Okoligwe CM.  The parish priest of CKC, Akowonjo.


Program for the day

Rosary 10-10.30am

Praise/worship/confession :10.30-12pm

Talk :12-1.30pm

Questions and answers: 1.30-2pm

Holy mass :2pm

Group photograph

Closing /Entertainment

Parishes are to pay #2,000. Kindly make payment to CSU Lagos accounts. The fund is to be given to our retreat master.

Dress code: CSU Lagos Ankara with manitall.


Note the advent recollection is for all sisters NO DELEGATES, parishes under probation are also expected to be present  it is also part of criteria for their full induction into CSU. Deaneries Coordinators and Secretaries please take note. Sisters United in Christ.