CLYM Completes One Year

The 5th Claretian Youth Ministry (CLYM) gathering was held at St. Claret Seminary, Kattuwa, Negombo from the 14th to the 16th of December, 2018. There were 56 participants from Batticaloa, Badulla, Colombo, Mannar, Chilaw and Jaffna districts. This gathering focused much on the spiritual accompaniment for youth together with some other value education and sharing … Continue reading “CLYM Completes One Year”

Christmas Gathering with Migrants

The Christmas programme, organized by the ministry for refugees team of the Delegation for the migrants who are mainly from Pakistan, was held on the 26th of December, 2018 at St. Claret Seminary, Negombo. The Chief Guest for the event was Fr. Mahendra Gunathilaka, the National Director of SEDEC-CARITAS, while Fr. Dilan, SSS, the President … Continue reading “Christmas Gathering with Migrants”

VAROD Continues to Progress

During last few months, VAROD had several organized programmes, among which some of the main events are: – A Walk for Differently-Abled: A rally to conscientise the public about the Rights of the Differently-Abled Person had been organized by all the organizations of the Northern Province that are working for differently-abled persons. It took place … Continue reading “VAROD Continues to Progress”

Family Ministry Progresses Well

Fr. Steevan Singarayer, CMF, the coordinator of Claretian family ministry in the Delegation continues to search for and engage in different ways to serve families which are in need. This ministry has been one of his desired areas of service, and he has the competency as he has equipped himself with the needed knowledge. At … Continue reading “Family Ministry Progresses Well”

Biblical Apostolate Goes Stronger

The Biblical Apostolate of the Claretian Missionaries is one of the most appreciated mission in many dioceses in Sri Lanka. It helps hundreds of people to know more about the Word of God. So far, 435 are enrolled in the Bible Correspondence course which commenced in October, 2017. Among the participants are Religious sisters, students … Continue reading “Biblical Apostolate Goes Stronger”

Claretian Publication is Back in Welisara

Claretian Publications, which is a spiritual companion of many, is brought back to the former place – 55, Ragama Road, Welisara. For the last two years, due to the construction of the building, the bookshop and the publication had been shifted to Colombo. With the completion of the new building, the publication has also received … Continue reading “Claretian Publication is Back in Welisara”

Priestly Ordination and the First Masses

Deacons Parington Leenas, Xavier Thipusios and Abilas Mathuranayaham were ordained priests at the Eucharistic celebration held at St. Mary’s cathedral, Jaffna on the 24th of October, 2018. The ordaining prelate of the ceremony was His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Justin Gnanapragasam, the bishop of Jaffna. The day was also the feast of St. Anthony Mary … Continue reading “Priestly Ordination and the First Masses”

First Profession and the Renewal of Vows

On the 8th of September, 2018 five novices made their first profession and fifteen students renewed their religious vows for another year at Eucharistic celebration held at St. Claret seminary, Kattuwa, Negombo. Fr. George Hoff, the provincial consulter of German province presided over the Eucharist and accepted the vows. Novice, who made their first vows … Continue reading “First Profession and the Renewal of Vows”

Claretian Family Day

The Claretian family consists of the different institutes that share in the same spirit and charism of St. Anthony Mary Claret. There are three branches of the Claretian family in Sri Lanka: the Claretian Missionaries, the RMI Sisters, and the MC Sisters. The Family Day is an occasion for us to experience our Claretian vocation … Continue reading “Claretian Family Day”

The Symposium

On July 17, 2018 the spirituality council of the Delegation organized a symposium on “Religious Life Fashioned by Inter-cultural Living” for all the members of the Delegation. Br. Rod Thomson, FMS, a Marist brother from Australia, facilitated the symposium. In the opening session, Br. Rod spoke about healthy inter-cultural communication. There are different ways of … Continue reading “The Symposium”