Saturday, March 25, 2023

ACWA holds folk song competition


The second-day of the 23rd Angami Catholic Women Association (ACWA)convention witnessed folk song compeition among the churches at Zhadima village ground hosted by Sts. Peter and Paul church on Saturday.
15 out of 47 churches registered for the convention competed. Earlier, the day began with the celebration of the holy Eucharist by Rev. Fr. Joyal, VC, parish i/c Sts Peter and Paul Church Zhadima.
Speaking on the theme “One Lord, one faith, one baptism”, Rev Fr Dr George Pezalhoukho Rino, asked the believers to ponder if teachings of God, the creator of all things, were being followed. He urged the people to do their best to be God’s disciples.
He said that Catholics should proudly profess the faith of the universal church which teaches one faith. Citing biblical references of the Catholic Church, he enlightened the gathering about why the it believes in ‘one baptism’ pronounced by a priest in the “name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”. In his references to the teachings of the Church, he also highlighted about the importance of ‘infant baptism’ among Catholics.
The session was chaired by Nekeduonuo Susana (NACWA), invocation by Neipusaü Lydia (WACWA), Bible reading by SACWA general secretary Vikeyieno Elizabeth and final prayer by Tsühi-ü Mary (CACWA). Viswema CWA was the choir of the session.
St Francis De Sales Church Kohima Town emerged as the winner of the competition while St Stephen’s church Rüsoma and St Michael’s Church Kigwema secured the second and third positions respectively. A new team of ACWA office bearers headed by president elect Visazhünuo Carmilla was elected.


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