Dimapur, January 26: The 2nd convention of Zelaingrong Catholic Association of Nagaland was held at Assumption Church, Samziuram from January 24 to 26. It coincided with the golden jubilee celebration of the Assumption Church, Samziuram. The convention was held on the theme ‘Unity in Christ’.
The jubilee celebration and inauguration of the convention began with the blessing and unveiling of the monolith by Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima Diocese. The Holy mass was offered by Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil on January 24 in the presence of priests, sisters, pioneering leaders, ZCAN officials, delegates, well wishers and faithful.
In his homily, Bishop called upon the assembly to be more firm in their faith. He congratulated the community of Assumption Church to strengthen their commitment as Christians. Bishop further highlighted the importance of coming together as community of believers by means of organizing conventions. He encouraged the gathering to come forward in sincerity to bring change in the society.
The speakers of the convention were Johnny Raungmai, OSD, NSDMS, Rev. Fr. Peter Peihausuiding MSFS and Rev. Sr. Abiliu Rose MSMHC.
A special business session was held on January 26 to steadfast the Catholic faith among Zeliangrong community. New office bearers for the term 2020 to 2022 were also elected. (Page News Service)