Oblate District meetings

Jaffna.. The Oblates who serve in the Oblate district of Jaffna gathered at Nambikkai Illam on the 18th of March, 2021 for their monthly meeting. There were two special items

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Programmes conducted by Center for Peace and Reconciliation (CPR)

International Women’s Day was celebrated by CPR in Anpaham, Mulankavil. The women who participated are from Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Mullaithivu, Mannar and Vavuniya districts. The chief guest was Very Rev. Fr.

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SONS OF DE MAZENOD

The name “Sons of De Mazenod” was born from the heart of Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, OMI, the Provincial Superior. He said that we all share the same Charism in

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Opening of the Pre-School

A newly built Pre-School was opened by Very Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, OMI, the Provincial Superior on the 21st of April, 2021 at Anpaham, Mulankavil. Sincere thanks go to the

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Congratulation

Rev. Fr. Joseph Raj Claier OMI, having completed his Postgraduate Diploma in “Conflict and Peace Studies” in the University of Colombo, successfully completed the Masters in the same field. All

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Arrivederci e buonviaggio a Roma

Rev. Fr. Raj Claier, OMI, Bro. Ajanthan, OMI and Bro. Vimal, OMI received a unique opportunity to pursue their studies in Rome. Of course, Rome is an “Eternal City”; the

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Provincial’s Visit

Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, the Provincial met the Scholastics at De Mazenod Scholasticate, Jaffna and Kandy and had an individual one-to-one talk with them. Personal journey with the individual should

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AORC – 01st of March -5th of March, 2021 Zoom Conference held in Colombo

The AORC was hosted this time by the Oblate province of Colombo, and it was held from Mar. 01 to 05, 2021 at the Provincialate of Colombo. With the ongoing

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Perpetual Profession and the Diaconate

Bros. Don Bosco John Jenybert Croos, OMI, Jesuthasan Amirtharaj, OMI, Sebamalai Roystan, OMI, Francis Manokaran Piragash Nijanthan, OMI, Velichore Volantine Morris, OMI, and Arasaratnam Danistan, OMI, made their Perpetual Profession

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REPORTS from the HOSPITAL

We, the Jaffna Teaching Hospital Catholic Committee organized the Lenten Pilgrimage to Chaddy for the Hospital working staff and the Volunteers on 6th and 13th of March. They meaningfully participated

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Initiation

Eleven Juniorists were initiated into the Pre-Novitiate on the 02nd of February, 2021 at Gnanodhayam. The Eucharist was presided by Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, OMI, the Provincial Superior. In his

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Juniorate

There was a courtesy visit of Fr. Provincial to Juniorate on the 26th of January, 2021. He was welcomed by Rev. Fr. Amalathas, OMI, the new Rector, Fr. Daniel, OMI

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MAMI Gathering

Under the guidance of Very Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, OMI, the Provincial Superior, the MAMI members were gathered together at Gnanodhayam on the 2nd of February. Rev. Fr. Wenceslaus, OMI

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Papal Approbation of the Congregation

The Anniversary of the Papal Approbation of the Congregation was celebrated on the 16th of February, 2021 at the Provincialate, Thodarpaham. It was an immense joy of St. Eugene, the

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Nomination

Very Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, OMI, the Provincial Superior of the Province of Jaffna, has been nominated by the Bishop Conference in Sri Lanka (CBCSL) to serve as a member

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ANNIVERSARY OF THE PAPAL APPROBATION OF THE CONGREGATION 16-02-2021

Dear Fathers and Brothers, We are proudly celebrating the 195th Anniversary of the approval of the Constitutions and Rules of our Congregation on the 17th of February. (This year the

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New Provincial Treasurer

Rev. Fr. Francis Liguori Nicholas Croos, OMI has been appointed the Provincial Treasurer for a first term. Fr. F.L.N. Croos had been serving as Parish Priests in the dioceses of

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New Councillors

Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Godfrey Joel, OMI, Rev. Fr. A. Francis Loshington, OMI, Rev. Fr. Saveri Jeyarajan Coonghe, OMI, Rev. Fr. Alfred Vijayakamalan Alfred, OMI, and Rev. Fr. James Alphonse Alphen

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The Installation of the New Provincial

Very Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, OMI was elected as the Provincial Superior of the Oblate Province of Jaffna, on the 15th of May, 2020 by Most Rev. Fr. Louis Lougen,

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Lux Aeterna

Late Bishop Victor Gnanapragasam, OMI A Tribute to the late His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Victor Gnanapiragasam, OMI, who is a long-time colleague, companion and friend of S.M. Selvaratnam, OMI

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St. Eugene de Mazenod Home, Batticaloa

St. Eugene de Mazenod Home is a newly erected home in Batticaloa. It is blessed and opened by Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Ponniah, the Bishop of Batticaloa on the 4th

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Pope Francis: Ministries of lector and acolyte to be open to women

Pope Francis changes the Code of Canon Law to institutionalize what is already allowed in practice: the access of lay women to the service of the Word and the Altar.

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Upcoming Events….

14th January, 2021: Young Oblates Gathering 16th January, 2021: Animation for specialized ministries 23rd January, 2021: Animation with Oblate Government Teachers 24th January, 2021: Meeting on Initial Formation with Vocation

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Installation of Fr. Eugene Benedict OMI, as the Provincial Superior, at Thodarpaham.

CCRR 100: ‘The Provincial Superior is called to the service of authority. His responsibilities embrace both the specific mission of the Congregation within the Province and the religious apostolic life

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The Oblate response to coronavirus – Fr. Louis Lougen, OMI

Greetings to all of you my brother Oblates and to the members of our Oblate family. I am here in Brazil in visitation and the Oblates here, also send their

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Oblates 1-5 Years of Priesthood

The Young Oblate gathering was held on November 26, 2019 at Annai Illam, Kilinochchi. Fr. Aloysius Roy, OMI was the resource person who shared his 33 years of Oblate missionary

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