Deacon Iresh Nimarshana Fernando, cmf was ordained a priest by Rt. Rev. Dr. Harold Anthony Perera, Bishop of Kurunegala on the 15th of April, 2021 at Sts. Peter and Paul church, Ragama (Colombo). Fr. Iresh Nimarshana, cmf offered his First Thanksgiving Mass on the 18th of April, Sunday at Christ the King church, Lenchiyawatta (Ragama). … Continue reading “A NEW PRIEST TO ST. JOSEPH VAZ INDEPENDENT DELEGATION – SRI LANKA”

The Inauguration of the First Delegation Assembly of the St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation – Sri Lanka.

The Inauguration of the First Delegation Assembly of the St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation – Sri Lanka. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation holds its Delegation Assembly from 6th to 9th, April 2021 at St. Claret Seminary, Negombo. This is the first Assembly with all the members serving in the island since it became an independent delegation … Continue reading “The Inauguration of the First Delegation Assembly of the St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation – Sri Lanka.”

Claret Nivas Celebrates 25 Years of Forming Missionaries

On November 6, 2019 Claretian Missionaries in Sri Lanka celebrated the 25th year anniversary of Claret Nivas the formation community in Kandy.  It began with a solemn Eucharistic Celebration gracefully presided by Rev. Fr. Jeyaseelan, Cmf, the newly appointed Major Superior of the Independent Delegation of St. Joseph Vaz. The theme of the whole celebration … Continue reading “Claret Nivas Celebrates 25 Years of Forming Missionaries”

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”

Inter-cultural and Creational Community at the Novitiate

The present group of novices started their novitiate year on two different days. It first set out on July 15, 2018 with three postulants joining from East Asian Delegation, specifically from China. They are Zhang Luheng, Chen Yuanman and Wang Denggao. The second occasion was the 7th of September, 2018 with the entrance of ten … Continue reading “Inter-cultural and Creational Community at the Novitiate”

Claretian Youth Meeting

The youth apostolate team of the Delegation organized a youth meeting from the 27th to the 29th of October, 2017 at St. Sebastian’s church, Hulstdorf, Colombo. Forty participants mainly from the dioceses of Colombo, Badulla and Mannar attended the meeting. Claretian sisters (RMI) also joined the organizing team and it added more colour to the … Continue reading “Claretian Youth Meeting”

Students from Other Organisms

This year, the Sri Lankan Delegation was privileged to welcome six students from other parts of the world to have their formation in Sri Lanka. Four of them are from the Charles Lwenaga Independent Delegation while the other two are from the Philippine province. Among them, two students are engaging in the pastoral year programme … Continue reading “Students from Other Organisms”

Professions and Renewal of Vows

The perpetual profession, first profession and the renewal of vows of the students of the Delegation were held at St. Anthony’s church, Rambaikulam,Vavuniya on the 08th of September, 2017. Fr. Callistus Joseph, the Provincial Superior of the German province, accepted the vows and presided over the Holy Eucharist. Four students namely, Vinothan John, Parington Leenas, … Continue reading “Professions and Renewal of Vows”

Symposium on St. Joseph Vaz

The Sri Lankan Church named the year 2017 as the year St. Joseph Vaz, who is the patron saint of the country. Accordingly, many events were organized in the Delegation in different levels. The Spirituality Council of the Delegation organized a symposium for all the members of the Delegation on the theme of: “ST. JOSEPH … Continue reading “Symposium on St. Joseph Vaz”

ASCLA-West Meeting in Sri Lanka

ASCLA-West that includes the provinces of Bangalore, Chennai, St. Thomas, the independent delegation of north-east (India), and the dependent delegations of Sri Lanka and Kolkota had the meeting of the council members of these provinces and delegations. It was held from the 23rd to the 27th of June, 2017 at St. Claret Seminary, Kattuwa, Sri … Continue reading “ASCLA-West Meeting in Sri Lanka”