ACYA golden jubilee concludes
SECHÜ-ZUBZA — The four-day golden jubilee and 33rd triennial convention of the Angami Catholic Youth Association (ACYA), hosted by St. Maria Goretti Church and themed ‘March on courageously,’ concluded on Monday at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School at Sechü-Zubza.
During the event, former ACYA president Kelhouzasie Lawrence handed over the ACYA constitution to the incoming president, Beituo Cyril, and emphasised the need for the new executive team to embrace courage in their responsibilities, aligning with the jubilee’s theme.
He reminded the executives to do their best, assuring them of his full support, and expressed hope that the new team would work for the betterment of ACYA and the greater glory of Almighty. Lawrence also announced the next convention, which would be held at Rüsoma village.
The new president, Cyril, extended jubilee greetings and sought coordination from all members, pledging their best efforts to serve and glorify God.
Rev. Fr. Thomas Megoriekho, who led the thanksgiving mass on Monday morning and serves as the assistant priest at Kohima’s Mary Help of Christians Cathedral, stressed the power of faith and noted that regardless of background or region, all are united as children of one God.
He encouraged the youth to hold onto their faith, highlighting its ability to bring joy and meaning in a world increasingly driven by technology and facing diverse belief systems and urged them to reflect on how they can best strengthen the church further.
He suggested that one way is to attend mass every Sunday. He also underscored the importance of assisting newly appointed office-bearers in carrying out their responsibilities and encouraged the youth to march bravely and profess their faith.
The event saw the participation of thousands of Catholic youth from five regions, including Northern ACYA, Southern ACYA, Western ACYA, Chakhro ACYA, and Kohima Town ACYA.