Fr. Marcelliar OMI is the new Parish Priest of New Chetty Street in Colombo.

Fr. Macelliar OMI who hails from Jaffna,  has been working in Colombo OMI province for many years. For last 10 years he had been the Parish Priest of Thoppu Parish in Colombo diocese. Recently he has been appointed parish priest of the church of our Lady of sorrows, at New Chetty street, Colombo. Here Macelliar … Read moreFr. Marcelliar OMI is the new Parish Priest of New Chetty Street in Colombo.

The Heart that burns with love

June is the month  especially dedicate to the piety and veneration to the sacred Heart of Jesus. In the good old days there was a custom of reciting the prayer to the sacred Heart of Jesus and dedicating the family members to the care and protection of the sacred heart. Every first Friday of the month, this dedication to the sacred heart was repeated. Every evening, after dusk, there was the custom of lightning the candle before the image of the sacred Heart and saying the family prayers with all members kneeling down piously. It used to help in reminding the family members is the dwelling piously.

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THE CHURCH IS COMMITTED TO THE COMMON GOOD IN SRI LANKA

Vatican City, 8 June 2012 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today:

“This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience Mahinda Rajapaksa, president of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The president subsequently went on to meet with Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.

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Mahatma Gandhi’s View on Christianity (Originally published in catholic weekly “The Messenger”)

If not for Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Indian Independence struggle would have taken longer with more bloodshed, division and war. When senior leaders of the Hindu political groups urged Gandhi to respond ‘Violence with Violence’ and ‘sword with sword’ he opposed insisting and exhorting the path of non-Violence and peace, which Gandhi’s biggest sword to combat the trained and fully-equipped forces.

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