Election of the Office Bearers of Women’s Forum
On the 21st June 2018, in the presence of Fr. Stephan Jayard, animator of women’s forum and Sr. Surekha Lobo (BS), the election of the new Office Bearers of the Woman’s Forum for the year 2018-19 took place. It was held in the lecture room No.5 at 12.45 pm. Sr. AnshumalaTirkey (SHM) the former coordinator and the outgoing members animated the process of election. Sr. Paula Mary( FIHM) 2nd year BTh was elected as the new Coordinator of the forum. The core committee was formed with:
|Coordinator:||Sr. Paula Mary (FIHM) – II BTh|
|Secretary:||Sr. SwathaVinshi(SCC) –BPh|
|Treasurer:||Sr. Francilla (SFN) – I BTh|
|Team Members:||Sr. Valsamma Mathew (Salesian Sisters) –DPM
Sr. Rimmy Xavier–II MTh (Systematic Theology)
Sr. Sujitha (FMM) – Diploma in Theology
Sr. MeltinaMunis (Carmelite Missionaries) – Diploma in Theology
At the end of the election Fr. Stephan Jayard addressed the gathering and welcomed all the new Office Bearers.
Inauguration Eucharist and Gathering
On 18thJuly 2018, the inaugural Eucharistic celebration and orientation programme of JDV women’s forum commenced at CWS block around 4.30pm. Fr. SelvaRathinam, S., SJ, the President of JDV celebrated the Holy Eucharist and enlightened us with a thought-provoking homily regarding faith. The theme of this year is “GROWING IN FAITH”. In his homily Fr. SelvaRathinamstressed on four important aspects to obtain power through the form of faith.
After some refreshments, we gathered in the hall in CWS. Fr. Stephen Jayard, the animator of the women’s forum, addressed us with the theme “Sacred Spaces: Too Sacred for Women?”.It was a chance to understand the difficulties of women in the society to overcome all the situations in physically and mentally. The preciousness of female existence and the amazing strength, which she owns, takes us beyond the present social practices. It helped to bring in us awareness that male isin the female and they are not opposite but complimentary to work hand in hand for a better world. The yearly programme was presented by Sr. Paula Mary, FIHM and we had a meaningful sharing for the coming year.