Diocesan Pastoral Council
Date : 01 st August 2020
Diocesan Pastoral Council was held on 01st of August 2020 at ‘Sathapahana’ Kuliyapitiya. This was organized by Very Rev. Fr. Nihal Obris, the Coordinator of all Apostolates in the Diocese. Many were attended representing Parish Pastoral Councils of different parishes. His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Harold Anthony Perera addressed the gathering and listened to the proposals and suggestions made in view of deepening the zest and Zeal of the Missionary Spirit in the Parishes. Very Rev. Fr. Piyal Janaka Fernando, the Vicar General of the Diocese and Rev. Fr. Lionel Fernando also made this event very effective sharing their vast knowledge of Pastoral experience in parishes.
St. Anne’s Cathedral Celebrates the Jubilee of 200 Years
Date : 26 th July 2020
The Catholic Community in Kurunegala celebrated the 200th Jubilee Feast on 26th July 2020 of St. Anne’s Cathedral. St. Anne’s Church established in the Year 1820, and now the Cathedral of the Diocese of Kurunegala created 33 years ago, on May 15 1987 is the central church in the Diocese. His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Harold Anthony Perera presided over the Jubilee Holy Mass. Rev. Fr. Basil Rohan Fernando, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies and Rev. Fr. Christy Leonard, administrator of the Cathedral joined with His Lordship in celebrating the Festive High Mass.
Caring for our common home
Date : 14 th July 2020
The Feast of Our Lady of Madhu at the National Shrine, Moraththa
Date : 12 th July 2020
The feast of Our Lady of Madhu was held in 12th July 2020. Very Rev. Fr. Piyal Janaka Fernando, the Vicar General of the Diocese presided the Vespers service and the Festive High Mass was presided over by His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Harold Anthony Perera. Rev. Fr. Milroy Francis, the present parish priest had organized this feast in accordance with the rules and guidelines issued by the Health Department due to Corona pandemic. Adhering to the guidelines issued by the Health sector, this feast was celebrated with the participation of minimum number of faithful.
Our Chief Shepherd, His Lordship Most Rev. Dr.Harold Anthony Perera Celebrates His 40 th Anniversary of the Priesthood
Date : 06 th July 2020
A thanksgiving Mass was organized by the Presbyteral family on 06 th July 2020 at Dikkele, Integral Human Formation Center. All the priests of the diocese took part in this event. Rev. Fr. Piyal Janaka Fernando, Vicar General of the Diocese speaking on behalf of the presbyteral family thanked and felicitated His lordship for the enormous service that he has rendered to the Sri Lankan Church. As a mark of the celebration of his 40 th anniversary of the priesthood, he also laid the foundation stone for building a New Chapel to this center.