The Women’s Council of St. James Catholic Church in Osu-Accra, a parish under the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra, held a Women’s Conference on Wednesday, May 4th, 2023.
The event, which was themed “A Conversation on the Strength of a Woman,” was aimed at empowering and inspiring parishioners and providing education to women.
The conference was led by Dame Dr. Mary Anane-Mensah (Mrs.), who facilitated a discussion on the strength of women. Attendees were treated to a thought-provoking conversation, as some parishioners shared their stories of resilience and strength.
In a brief welcome address Chairperson of the Women’s Council, Mrs. Shasha Apedoe noted that the Women’s Conference is just one of many initiatives organized by the Women’s Council of the parish to empower parishioners, particularly its women.
She said the the Council remains committed to empowering women and supporting their spiritual growth, and it will continue to do so in the coming years.
During her speech, Dame Dr. Mary Anane-Mensah (Mrs.) drew inspiration from the lives of notable women such as the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother Teresa, Mother Angelica, and Dr. Tererai Trent. She highlighted how these women’s stories of perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity are a testament to the strength inherent in women.
Dr. Anane-Mensah (Mrs.) emphasized that women should strive to emulate the qualities of these inspirational women. She encouraged attendees to embrace their strength and harness it to achieve their goals, regardless of the challenges they may face.
She also reiterated the importance of supporting and empowering other women, noting that the success of one woman benefits all women.
A parishioner in an interaction with Catholic Trends expressed her satisfaction with the outcome of the conference. She noted that the stories shared by attendees were inspiring and that she was impressed with the level of engagement displayed by the attendees.
Another parishioner thanked the Women’s Council for the organizing the program but called for it to be extended to the deanery and archdiocesan level. She believes many other women will benefit from the various stories of fortitude, resilience and strength shared during the conversations.
The event was attended by Rev. Fr. Solomon Yayra Aquinas Xeflide, Parochial Vicar of the Parish, and Rev. Msgr. James Robert Myers.
The Conversation on the Strength of a Woman provided an opportunity for attendees to network, learn, and be inspired. The conference was also an opportunity for the Women’s Council of St. James Catholic Church to showcase its commitment to empowering women and supporting their spiritual growth.
The Women’s Council of St. James Catholic Church has been at the forefront of promoting women’s empowerment and spiritual growth. The Council provides a platform for women to come together, share their experiences, and learn from one another. Through its various programs and initiatives, the Council has empowered countless women in the community and helped them achieve their goals.
The Women’s Conference is one of many initiatives organized by the Women’s Council of St. James Catholic Church. The Council remains committed to empowering women and supporting their spiritual growth, and it will continue to do so in the coming years.