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, Abilas Mathuranayaham and Xavier Thipusius made their perpetual profession while eleven novices who completed their one-year novitiate at CASA Claret, Kurunegala made their first profession during the same celebration. The eleven students are: Alveenas Rojes, Antony Danoshan, Desmond Croos, Jeyaprakash, Desmondraj, Rajasekar, Kitnan Rubeshan, Gunaseelan Selexon, Venacius Pilendran, Vergen Lambert and Vinoraj.
The congregation gathered that day also witnessed seven students renewing their temporal vows for another year. This ceremony was attended by parents and relatives of all these students together with the members of the Claretian family in Sri Lanka and other invited guests.