The 20th Annual conference of Martha Mariam VanithaSamajam, Calcutta diocese was held at Christian College of Engineering & Technology (CCET) ,Bhilai from 6th – 8th October 2019. About 160 delegates from our 17 parishes of the diocese attended the conference. The theme for the conference was ” The gracefulness of forgiveness”( Ephesians 4 :32). The chief resource person for the conference was Rev. Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip ( Principal, STOTS). The theme was presented by Fr. Dr. Joshi Varghese ( Diocesean Education Officer). The conference started with the Holy Qurbana celebrated by Fr. Philip Kuruvilla. The different aspects of the theme were explained by the resource person in 2 sessions.Fr. Philip Kuriuvila took session on Family life. An interactive session with the Diocesan Metropolitan was also held. Meditation classes were taken by Fr. Biju Daniel and Fr. ShinuCherian. Medical class was taken by Dr. Mary Abraham. Inter unit arts competition like elocution, group song, bible quiz and bible verses were held. All the winners were honoured with gifts and Mar Gregoriousorthodox Church, Bhilaspur bagged the ever rolling trophy with maximum points. In cultural night different units performed colourful programmes like skit , dances ,etc. The business session was also conducted. All the delegates above 70 years of age were honoured. All the rank holders of MOMS Examination 2018 were honoured with trophies. MOMS Annual Report 2018-2019 was presents by Mrs. Annamma Mathew, General Secretary . Mrs. Annamma Mathew proposed the vote of thanks.
H.G Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius ( Metropolitan of Calcutta Diocese),Very. Rev. GeevargheseRamban (vice President, St.Thomas Mission), Very. Rev Thomas Ramban (Diocesan Secretary), Rev.Fr. Jose K Varghese (Secretary, St.Thomas Mission), Rev.Fr. Aju K Varghese (Treasurer, St. Thomas Mission),Rev. Fr. George C Varghese ( Ex. Vice chairman, CCET College) Rev. Fr. Anish Joseph Varghese (Vice- president of MOMS Calcutta), Mrs. Annamma Mathew ( General Secretary, MOMS Calcutta Diocese), Mrs. Merlin S Chacko (Treasurer, MOMS Calcutta Diocese)and Mrs. Mini Markose (unit secretary ) gave leadership to the conference. ). The conference was also graced by the auspicious presence of Fr. Kurian John, Fr. Dr. Joshi Varghese, Fr. Lijo John, Fr. Geevarghese Varghese, Fr. Biju Daniel, Fr. ShinuCherian and Reverendsisters. The conference concluded with prayer and benediction.