ACWA general conference underway at Phesama

Correspondent KOHIMA JAN 17(NPN) | Publish Date: 1/17/2020 11:52:13 AM IST
The 22nd general conference of the Angami Catholic Women Association (ACWA) got underway at St. Paul Church, Phesama village on Friday under the theme, “Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfil the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).
Vicar General Kohima Diocese & Spiritual Director ACWA Very Rev. Fr. Neisalhou Carolus Koutsu speaking on the theme said that human as a social being and as a basic nature of human was bound to live together through the covenant. 
Delving on the significance of helping others, Rev. said that it points towards “the call of a Christian” that encompasses all aspects of spiritual, psychological and social endowment and commitment. 
Koutsu said man is bonded with the burden of sin, family and the burden of guilt and shame. These burdens which befall the human or anyone at any stage of life should not be despised but sympathised and cared. As a biblical reference, he said, “Jesus worked among the poor and needy”, adding that Jesus has taught them to be compassionate in their ways.  
He also pointed out the application of reading the Bible within the family system is a source of spiritual nourishment to the self and a means of strengthening relationship. The Rev also stated that this year is being dedicated to “Reading the word” which he called all family to take opportune. He further added that all versus in the Bible are words of teaching and said that one need to explore those teachings in daily life while applying it in practical lives. 
The programme was chaired by vice president Angami Catholic Women Association, Thinuoheü Teresa and welcome address was delivered by Ketholese Anthony. 
In the following sessions, the speakers are Rev. Fr Vimedo Joseph Kezo, Director, Men’s Hostel, St. Joseph’s College (autonomous); Rev. Fr. Arul Susai, Parish Priest, St. Paul Parish, Phesama; Rev. Sr. Medokuonuo Margaret Sekhose, MSMHC Headmistress St. Paul High School, Majuli Island, Assam; V Lucas Meyase, Rtd. Director School Education; Rev. Fr. Keduoneilie Alex Vizo, Parish Priest & Chairman St Joseph School, Longleng; Rev Fr. Dr Keduolhou George Dzeyie, Vice Principal St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) Jakhama. Meanwhile, Bishop of Kohima Diocese will be the main speaker on Sunday.  984 members attended the first day of the conference.


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