Youth Program at Claret Nivas, Kandy

The annual youth program for the youngsters of the Apostolate places, where the Claret Nivas Scholastics go for mission experience, was held on the 22nd of May, 2022 at Claret Nivas, Kandy. There were around 90 participants from various Apostolate places in and around Kandy. The program was animated by Fr. Jenis Coonghe CMF, one … Continue reading “Youth Program at Claret Nivas, Kandy”

Annual Sports Meet at VAROD

VAROD (Vanni Rehabilitation for the Differently Abled) is one of the missions of the Claretian in Vanni, Sri Lanka. VAROD annually holds sports meet for the differently ables in order to support them to be integrated with the society, to acquire vital social skills, develop independence, and become empowered. On the other hand Sports for … Continue reading “Annual Sports Meet at VAROD”

Ongoing Formation Programme for the Junior Priest of St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation Sri Lanka

Junior Priest Accompaniment Programme (JPAP) takes place two times a year for the Claretian priests of St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation, who are ordained within five years. It is an accompaniment programme to initiate the very young priests in mission and to help them in difficulties which they may encounter personally in their missionary activities … Continue reading “Ongoing Formation Programme for the Junior Priest of St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation Sri Lanka”

NEW PARISH IN THE DIOCESE OF GALLE

The Selvakanda quasi-parish, administered by the Claretian Missionaries since February 2020 was made an autonomous parish on the 20th of February 2022. The declaration was made by the bishop of Galle the Most Rev. Dr. Raymond Wickramasinghe. The official name of the parish is “Our Lady of Madhu Parish, Enselwatte” or simply “Enselwatte Parish”. It … Continue reading “NEW PARISH IN THE DIOCESE OF GALLE”

THREE MORE NEW PRIESTS TO ST. JOSEPH VAZ INDEPENDENT DELEGATION – SRI LANKA

The 16th of February 2022 was a day of blessing for St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation as she received the gift of three new priests. Deacons J. Donal Christy CMF, K. Annroy Aravinth, CMF and T.P. Patrick Johnson, CMF were ordained as priests by the Most Rev. Dr. Justin Bernard Gnanapragasam, the Bishop of Jaffna at … Continue reading “THREE MORE NEW PRIESTS TO ST. JOSEPH VAZ INDEPENDENT DELEGATION – SRI LANKA”

12 YOUNG BOYS JOIN ST. CLARET MINOR SEMINARY, KATTUWA

16 th of January 2022 was a joyful day for the members of the St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation Sri Lanka. It is not only because of the Feast of St. Joseph Vaz but also a group of twelve young boys has received admission to St. Claret Minor seminary at Kattuwa, Negombo, Srilanka. They were … Continue reading “12 YOUNG BOYS JOIN ST. CLARET MINOR SEMINARY, KATTUWA”

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)”