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The Bishop’s Letter

 

My dear Rev. Fathers, Sisters  & Brothers,

    

  • We will be entering into the Holy Week during this month, where the most sublime events of our Salvation will be celebrated. Holy Week in itself in a spiritual experience of the Paschal Mystery of Christ who has conquered sin and evil and washed us with his blood.....

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  News & Events 

MISSIONARY CHANGES - 2014

MISSIONARY CHANGES - 2014

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Christmas get together

  Diocesan Christmas gathering for the priests was held at the Bishop's House on 26-12-2013

 

Priestly Ordination

               We warmly welcome the eight new Priests to the diocese. As they begin their ministry let us pray for them in a special way so that they will serve the Lord and His people with love and devotion.

 

 

Carol Competition

Wonderful Carol competition was organized by the Waikkala -Sindathriya youth society on 09-12-2013

 

Talawila Feast (Lenten)

The Lenten Feast at Talawila was held on 09th March 2014. His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Ponnia the  Bishop of Batticaloa participated as our guest of honour. As it is the Lenten Feast Lenten spirit is highly maintained in the liturgy and even all over the Shrine area this year.

Daham pasal Christmas

At the end of the year 2013 as usual all the daham pasal of the Diocese had the Christmas functions. 

 

Blood Donation Camp

A Blood Donation Camp was organized by St.  Anne’s Nursing Home, Marawila on 23rd November 2013. The Medical Officers and Staff of Blood Banks  of Marawila  and Colombo   participated in the project  and  it had been very successfu

    

 

                                       

 

Talawila Feast

 

Talawila Feast was held on 04th August 2013. His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Kingsley  Swampillai the  Bishop of Trincomalee participated as our guest of honour

 

Holy Chrism Mass

Holy Chrism Mass was held on 25th March at 10.30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral Chilaw.

   
   
 
     

Teachers' Day

The Diocesan Catholic Teachers' Day was held on 5th  October 2013 at "Sudasuna"  Chilaw. After having  the thanksgiving Mass at the Cathedral they proceed to  "Sudasuna" . Mr. Mahinda Namal gave the main talk   . The programme was organized by the Diocesan Education office.

 

Velankanni Feast

Velankanni (Our Lady of Good Health) Feast was celebrated at Saliyankulama (Waikkal Parish)  on 29th September 2013.After the Festive Mass  there was a very beautiful boat procession through Ma-oya & Hamilton ela with the Vellankanni Statue and then the fishing boats were Blessed

 

National shrine of Holy Cross

The Feast of the National shrine of Holy Cross, Marawila was held on 15th September 2013 with large crowed .  

100 Programme

The Editer of the Lama Pradeepaya news paper Kumara Nayanajith  who is conducting Mass media seminars for youth and the Children celebrated his remarkable 100 programme at St.Anne's Shrine Talawila.

 

Seminary Feast

St. Paul's Seminary celebrated the Feast and the Parents' day on 1st of July 2013  

25th  Jubilee

Rev.Fr. Sebamalai Sebastian and Rev. Fr. Tanter Fernando Celebrated their Silver Jubilee of Priesthood on July 23rd 2013. We wish you all the very best dear Fathers!!!!  

Centenary  Jubilee

The Centenary Celebration was held at Sindathriya in Waikkal parish on 14-07-2013  

Seminar at Nuwaraeliya

A seminar for all Parish Priests was held at St. Sebastian’s house at Nuwaraeliya last month. The main focus of the seminar was the implementation of the diocesan synod resolutions.  

 

Youth Awurudu

Chilaw Diocesan  annual Youth "New Year Festival"  was held at Marawila. Rev. Fr. Susantha Bennet Rathnasinghe the Diocesan Youth Director and the Diocesan youth team organized the programme.

 

“Ambulance Service” 

AMBULANCE  SERVICE  AT  ST.  ANNE’S  NURSING  HOME

St.Anne’s Nursing Home, Marawila inaugurated an  “Ambulance Service”  on 16th May 2013. A special function was held at St. Anne’s Nursing Home, Marawila........

 
 

Wimukthiye Handa

"Wimukthiye Handa" Chilaw Diocesan  annual Youth Christmas Carol Service was held at Dummalakotuwa on23rd  December with the large crowd. Rev. Fr. Susantha Bennet Rathnasinghe the Diocesan Youth Director and the Diocesan youth team organized the programme. While addressing the crowed His Lordship shows the importance of the youth participation of the Church..

 

Dankotuwa Balika

“Piyamaga Viskam IV” 2013

“Piyamaga Viskam IV” is to commemorate the historic occasion of the successful completion of 20 years service of the Dankotuwa Balika Vidyalaya, which was held on 07-01-2013.And also they have organized four days Educational exhibition which is to be held from 30th January to 02nd February at the school.

 
 
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