‘I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine’ – Songs 6:3
was just the apt theme for Young Couples Conference 2019 which was wonderfully organized by CFCI Pune at the Papal Seminary. It began with a sensational Praise and Worship session that rose like incense to the altar of the Most High. The band Grace Afterglow rocked the stage with vibrant and energetic hymns that filled all the participants with great enthusiasm.
The sessions brought a touch of heaven to the bond of Marriage. The speakers were young and dynamic couples from Mangalore, Goa and Pune. They not only shared their own knowledge on the subject but also their joys and struggles, even their weaknesses to strengthen the marriage commitment of the ninety-five couples who participated.
Genesis 2:24, “Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh”,
the four highlighted keywords were: Priority, Pursuit, Possession and Purity which serve as pillars to a happy married life with Christ as its foundation. The final session was on Parenting with apt examples and very practical suggestions which were easy to implement.
Our beloved Bishop Thomas Dabre celebrated the Mass and prayed for pouring of God’s abundant blessings on every couple gathered there. He also congratulated CFCI Pune for organizing such an important and beneficial conference which is much needed for the young couples of today.
A parallel programme for children was held in a separate hall so that their parents could fully concentrate on their sessions. Children below the age of four and babies were looked after by an experienced team of volunteers in the hall itself.
The conference was not only inspirational but also an eye-opener to many areas of the married life and it was indeed a grand success!