Election of the Office Bearers
On June 21, 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. Anshumala Tirkey (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. Swatha Vinshi (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. Meltina Munis (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 July 18, 2018, the inaugural Eucharistic celebration and orientation programme of JDV women’s forum commenced at CWS block around 4.30 pm. Fr. Selva Rathinam, 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. Selva Rathinam stressed 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 is in 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.