LOCAL EVENTS

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Funeral of Rev.Fr. Emmanuel Janze

SOURCE : Provincial House
LOCATION : Dankotuwa
ON : July 26, 2018

Funeral of Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Jansz was held at the Dankotuwa Don Bosco Cemetery on 26th July 2018. Funeral Mass was at the Chapel of Dankotuwa Don Bosco Institution. His Lordship Bishop Norbert Andradi OMI presided at the funeral Mass. Salesian Fathers & other Rev. Fathers, Religious, Seminarians & Brothers of the Congregation, Don Bosco Community and the parish communities of Boralessa, Palliyawatta, Nochchiyagama and from several other places participated in the Funeral Mass.

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Celebration of the “Apostle of YOUTH” – Jan 31

REPORTED BY : SC Delegate
LOCATION : Provincial House, Dungalpitiya
DATE : January 31, 2018

St. John Bosco was the founder of the Salesian Society, named in honor of St. Francis de Sales, and of the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians. His lifework was the welfare of young boys and girls, hence his title, “Apostle of Youth.” He had no formal system or theory of education. His methods centered on persuasion, authentic religiosity, and love for young people. He was an enlightened educator and innovator.

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Diaconate Ordination of Cl. Jesudasan Fernando

SOURCE : Provincial House
LOCATION : Dungalpitiya
ON : December 13, 2017

On 13th December 2017, the Bishop of Anuradhapura – Rt. Rev. Dr. Norbert Andradi OMI, ordained Cl. Jesudasan Fernando SDB a deacon.

The celebration took place at the Provincial House – Dungalpitiya together with his Family members and the LKC Salesians. It was a festive day for the Vice-Province, for it is blessed with another deacon in view of his priesthood.

The LKC Provincial, Fr. Joseph Almeida SDB, presented Deacon Jesudasan Fernando SDB as a worthy servant to be ordained with this ministry to serve the Lord. Deacon Jesudasan Fernando had completed his theological studies (from 2014 – 2017) at Crochetta, Italy.

We wish him all the very best as he continues his assignment in the Vice-Province as the Personal Assistant to the Provincial.

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Silvery Priestly Journey of Fr. Felix

SOURCE : Provincial House
LOCATION : Dungalpitiya
ON : May 01, 2017

Fr. Felix Mellawarachchi, the former Economer of the Salesian Vice-Province of Sri Lanka, celebrates his 25 years of Priestly Life. (1992 December 19 – 2017 December 19)

We wish hearty congratulations to Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Janze as he celebrate the Golden Jubilee of his Religious Profession and to Rev. Fr. Felix Mellawarachchy as he keeps his Silver Jubilee of the Priestly Ordination.
May the Good Lord do Bless them and grant them good health and peace of mind to be more and more fruitful in their mission !

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PRIESTLY ORDINATION of Rangajeewa Fernando SDB & Sudesh Sinhalakkara

SOURCE : Media Unit
LOCATION : Dungalpitiya, Sri Lanka
ON :  09 December 2017

DSC_2895Deacon N. M. Rangajeewa Fernando SDB was born at Katunayake, Sri Lanka on 24th May 1985 to Mr. Oliver Emmanuel Fernando and Mrs. Mary Juliet Susila to the family of six member with his 2 elder brothers and 1 sister. He had begun his schooling at Katunayake – Roman Catholic School and then entered to the Don Bosco Seminary at Dankotuwa in 2001. He continued his studies at Marawila, St. Xavier College. He made his First Profession on 24th May 2006 and did his Practical Training at Negombo, Nochchiyagama, Kandy and Uswetakeiyawa Don Bosco Centre. He completed his theological studies at Sacred Heart theological College – Shillong, India. He was ordained a deacon by the Archbishop of Shillong, Rt. Rev. Dr. Dominic Jala SDB on 1st July 2017. He was ordained a priest by the Bishop of Anuradhapura, Rt. Rev. Dr. Norbert Andradi OMI on 09th December 2017 at Mary Help of Christians Shrine at the Don Bosco Technical Centre – Negombo. “I will praise you day after day, and exalt your name for ever…” (Ps 145.2) is his motto. He celebrated his First thanksgiving Mass at Katunayake, Sts. Peter & Paul Church, on 10th December 2017. Presently, he is assigned as the Assistant Parish Priest of Palliyawatte, Sri Lanka. We wish him all the very best for his priestly ministry.

 

IMG-20171204-WA0007Deacon S. M. Sudesh Prasantha SDB was born on 16th May 1984 at Wellapalliya – Sri Lanka, to Mr. Susil Fernando and Mrs. Aneeshiya Priyathis and to the company of his only brother. First he had schooled at Christ the King School – Hekitta & then, St. Anthony’s College – Wattala. He entered to the Don Bosco Seminary at Dankotuwa in 1999 and continued his schooling at Marawila St. Xavier’s College. He made his First Profession 0n 24th May 2017. He has done the practical training at the Don Bosco centres in Uswetakeiyyawa, Kotadeniyawa, Kandy and Negombo. He has completed his theological studies at the Salesian Theological College at Gereni, Italy. He was ordained a deacon on 24th June 2017 in Rome. He was ordained a priest by the Bishop of Anuradhapura, Rt. Rev. Dr. Norbert Andradi OMI on 09th December 2017 at Mary Help of Christians Shrine at the Don Bosco Technical Centre – Negombo.  “The Lord is my Shepherd…” (Ps 23.1) is his motto. He celebrated his First thanksgiving Mass at Palliayawatte, Carmalite Church, on 10th Dec. 2017. Presently, he is assigned as the Vice-Principal and Administrator of Don Bosco Technical Centre, Negombo – Sri Lanka. We wish him all the very best for his priestly ministry.