Diaconate Ordination

Uploaded by the Delegation Secretary | Kandy, Sri Lanka | September 10, 2021 It has been a week of blessings for the entire Claretian Congregation and specially for St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation. On the 7th five postulants started the novitiate program and on the 8th nine students made their perpetual vows while another fifteen … Continue reading “Diaconate Ordination”

Celebration of the Religious Commitment

Uploaded by the Delegation Secretary | Kandy, Sri Lanka | September 9, 2021 On September 8th, on the feast day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, eight students from St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation and one student from St. Charles Lwanga Independent Delegation professed their Perpetual Vows. The celebration took place at Claret … Continue reading “Celebration of the Religious Commitment”

Entrance to the Novitiate

On the 7th of September, five postulants from St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation began their novitiate experience at Casa St. Claret novitiate house in Kurunegala. The five of them are: Sahayam Livintan Kanjush, Davin Justin Selvaraj, Mariyathasa Ajeethkumar, Christhunathan Kiresiyan, and Sathiyaseelan Antony Jeyaraj They hail from the dioceses of Mannar, Chilaw and Batticaloa. All … Continue reading “Entrance to the Novitiate”

GENERAL GOVERNMENT (2021-2026)

From left to right: Fr. Pedro Belderrain, CMF (Prefect of Apostolate), Fr. Manuel Alfredo Tamargo Rodriguez, CMF (Prefect of Economy), Fr. Henry Omonisaye, CMF (Vicar General and Prefect of Biblical Ministry and Communication), Fr. Mathew Vattamattam CMF (Superior General), Bro. Carlos Horacio Antonio Merga CMF (Prefect of Youth and Vocation Ministry), Fr. Joseph Mbungu-Mutu CMF … Continue reading “GENERAL GOVERNMENT (2021-2026)”

ELECTION OF THE CONSULTORS

On the 1st of September 2021, the General Chapter elected the consultors who form part of the General Government led by Fr. Mathew Vattamattam CMF who was re-elected Superior General the previous day. St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation congratulates the members of the new Council that is to animate the Congregation during the sexennium of … Continue reading “ELECTION OF THE CONSULTORS”

Fr. Mathew Vattamattam CMF the re-elected Superior General

Fr. Mathew Vattamattam CMF was re-elected as Superior General of the Congregation of the Claretian Missionaries on August 30, 2021. The XXVI General Chapter was inaugurated on the 15th of August and it will be continued until 11th of September. 78 delegates from different organism of our Congregation participate in the General Chapter in Nemi, … Continue reading “Fr. Mathew Vattamattam CMF the re-elected Superior General”

A NEW PRIEST TO ST. JOSEPH VAZ INDEPENDENT DELEGATION – SRI LANKA

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”