Diaconate Ordination

Bro. N. W. P. Tharaka Dinindu Perera was conferred the order of Diaconate by Rt. Rev. Dr. Vianney Fernando, the bishop of Kandy on 8th of December, 2016 at Claret Nivas, Kandy. Many Claretians and a few members from Tharak’s family were present for the celebration. Then, he was assigned to Nuwara Eliya parish to … Continue reading “Diaconate Ordination”

Perpetual and First professions

Student N. W. P. Tharaka Dinindu Perera made his Final commitment and Novices namely: Thevapalan Patrick Johnson, Kirubanantha Raja Annroy Aravinth and Yogapalan Sutharshan made their first commitment while 8 others renewed their temporary vows in the congregation on 8th of September, 2016, at St. Claret seminary, Kattuwa. Rev. Fr. Mathew Vattamattam, the General Superior, … Continue reading “Perpetual and First professions”

Priestly Ordination of Dcn. Jenis

Deacon Warnakulasooriya Jenis Coonghe was ordained a priest on 7th of November, 2015 by Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Fernando, the auxiliary bishop of Colombo. The ceremony was held at St. Sebastian’s church, Sea-Street, Negombo. On the following day, Fr. Jenis Coonghe presided over his first Holy Eucharist at the same church amidst many Claretians, relatives … Continue reading “Priestly Ordination of Dcn. Jenis”

Holy Year of St. Joseph Vaz – Ballakattuwa

The Holy Year of St. Joseph Vaz was inaugurated in the Diocese of Badulla, in our Claretian Mission Parish at Ballakattuwa dedicated to the saint, on 15 January 2017 by Rt. Rev. Dr. Winston Fernando, the Bishop of Badulla, who presided at the solemn Holy Eucharist. This inauguration ceremony coincided with the annual feast of … Continue reading “Holy Year of St. Joseph Vaz – Ballakattuwa”

Temporal shifting of the publication

Ragama is the first canonically erected House of the Claretians in Sri Lanka. It was bought in 1992, and the first Claretian community in Sri Lanka lived there. It served as the first formation community also. It is in use by the Claretians for last 25 years. Later this building housed the Claretian Publications. Recently … Continue reading “Temporal shifting of the publication”

A reflection on the life of parish pastors

A parish is a church territorial unit constituting a division within a diocese. A parish is under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of a parish priest, who might be assisted by one or more curates, and who operates from a parish church. Being a parish priest is not as easy a task as it … Continue reading “A reflection on the life of parish pastors”

Consultation on Social Apostolate

Claretians, being 25 years in Sri Lanka have been engaging in different apostolates of the country. The delegation team organized a consultation to plan out the social apostolate in the correct perspective of our Charism. The consultation centered the discussion on ‘whether we are doing the right things, in the right way and whether we … Continue reading “Consultation on Social Apostolate”

Entrance into the novitiate

On September 7th, CASA St. Claret had the great joy of celebrating the entrance into the novitiate of 11 students. This took place at CASA St. Claret (the Claretian Novitiate in Sri Lanka) chapel in Kurunegala at 7.30am. The chapel was full of Claretian fathers, brothers and well wishes. The mass was celebrated by Fr. … Continue reading “Entrance into the novitiate”

The Claretian Week of the Dependent Delegation of Sri Lanka

Among many formative programmes of Sri Lankan Delegation, ‘the Claretian week’ holds a significant trait in the growth of the students. This year it became more significant by connecting it with the Jubilee celebration of 25 years of Claretians presence in Sri Lanka. The Claretian week was celebrated from 28th of March to 3rd of … Continue reading “The Claretian Week of the Dependent Delegation of Sri Lanka”

Fr. Lorenz Reifenberger leaves us eternally …

The former Provincial Superior of the German province, Fr. Lorenz Reifenberger was called to rest on 17th of March, 2016. He lived for 83 years amidst which 12 years was as the provincial (1985-1997). When the Sri Lankan mission was established, he was the provincial of the German province. His charming personality soothed the hearts … Continue reading “Fr. Lorenz Reifenberger leaves us eternally …”