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  • Upcoming Events - June 2013
    Created: Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:00
    20th and 21ST June – Two-day capacity building programme on Advocacy and Lobbying for Migrant Returnees in the Dioceses of Trincomalee and Batticaloa.Venue – Theepam Centre, Trincomalee. 26th and 27th June - Two-day Capacity bu...


  • Caritas is constantly focused on reconciliation
    Created: Wednesday, 29 May 2013 19:14
    “ We believe that winning the war must be followed by winning the peace”, said Rev Fr George Sigamoney, National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka when he welcomed the participants of a recent discussion held at the SEDEC Auditorium and titled “ LLRC...


  • We have to acknowledge the wrongs done to one another, says Bishop Raymond Wickremasinghe
    Created: Friday, 24 May 2013 16:37
    A discussion titled “ LLRC, Reconciliation and Ethnic Equality – where are we now?” was held at Caritas Sri Lanka Auditorium on 30th April with the participation of Dr Lalith Chandradasa - Presidential Advisor, Dr Jehan Perera – Executive Direc...


  • A Church without charity does not exist, says Pope Francis
    Created: Friday, 24 May 2013 16:34
    Speaking with Caritas leaders and Caritas Internationalis staff from around the world during an informal audience on 16th May in the Chapel of Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that Caritas is an essential part of the Church. Referring to the work of Cari...


  • CAFOD DELEGATION VISITS COLOMBO
    Created: Friday, 24 May 2013 16:32
    A two-member delegation from CAFOD  - UK comprising Mr. Neil Thorns and Ms. Sarah Barnett visited Sri Lanka recently.Mr. Neil Thorns is Director of Advocacy and Member of the CAFOD Corporate Leadership  Team while  Ms. Sarah Barnett is Pr...


  • Felicitation for Bishop Harold Anthony Perera
    Created: Friday, 10 May 2013 20:08
    The Chairman of the Catholic National Commission for Justice, Peace and Human Development, Rt Rev Dr Harold Anthony Perera has concluded his tenure of office after holding this position for a period of six years since 2007. ...


  • Upcoming Events - May 2013
    Created: Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00
    A Capacity building programme on “Positive Thinking Skill Practice in Handling Children” will be conducted for Clergy and Religious who are working with children in the Archdiocese of Colombo. Date – 21st May 2013 Venue – SEDEC...


  • Upcoming Events - April 2013
    Created: Monday, 01 April 2013 00:00
    30th April – A seminar titled “LLRC, Reconciliation and Ethnic Equality – Where are we now?”will be held at SEDEC Auditorium. ...


  • Reflection for Easter Sunday
    Created: Sunday, 31 March 2013 10:10
    The Apostle Peter in his first discourse to a Gentile makes the Resurrection the basic doctrine and the crowning proof of the truth of the Christian faith (1st Reading). We are created for unending happiness in heaven, and it is only when we get the...


  • Study of Human dignity based on Religious teachings
    Created: Sunday, 31 March 2013 10:02
    A series of TOT Workshops were held recently in the dioceses of Galle, Ratnapura, Badulla, Batticaloa, Colombo, Anuradhapura and Kurunegala with the objective of promoting a culture of respect for human dignity and inspiring  people to take respon...


  • Reflection for Palm Sunday
    Created: Saturday, 23 March 2013 21:38
    The Word of God from Isaiah is a poem about a “servant who suffers” (1st Reading). The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Christian community at Philippi quotes an early Christian hymn about God who became one of us (2nd Reading). The Gospel of Luke...


  • CARITAS SRI LANKA - SEDEC STAFF ON LENTEN RECOLLECTION 2013
    Created: Saturday, 23 March 2013 21:35
    The Director and Staff of Caritas Sri Lanka National Centre participated in a Lenten Recollection at St. Jude’s Shrine, Indigolla, Gampaha  on 19th March 2013. Rev.Fr. Nilushan Fernando OMI, National Chaplain of the Lakrivi Children’s Movement pr...


  • Training on Enhancing Life Skills for youth
    Created: Saturday, 23 March 2013 21:32
    Around 40 youth from the dioceses of Badulla, Batticaloa, Anuradhapura and Kurunegala attended a four-day Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop held in SEDEC from 28th February to 3rd March 2013 on ‘Enhancing Life Skills’. The workshop was conducted ...


  • Reflection for Fifth Sunday of Lent
    Created: Thursday, 21 March 2013 19:44
    As we have almost come to the end of our Lenten journey, the liturgy today invites us to contemplate on Jesus who risked his life by acting like an advocate, in the scenario of the woman caught in adultery, freeing someone who would have otherwise b...


  • Reflection for Fourth Sunday of Lent
    Created: Wednesday, 13 March 2013 19:29
    Recently, in one Sri Lankan newspaper there was a letter to the editor suggesting that we should not bring God and other religious convictions into our day to day living. This is the type of thinking that is being promoted today in most developed c...


  • TRAINING PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT FOR WAR WIDOWS AND CHILDREN
    Created: Wednesday, 13 March 2013 19:27
    Programme Coordinators and Volunteers of Caritas Mannar and Caritas Vanni diocesan Centres attended a 2 – day Training of Trainers (TOT) Course  on how to provide psychosocial support for war widows and children. ...


  • Flood relief in Mannar and Anuradhapura
    Created: Wednesday, 06 March 2013 20:18
    Under a Canadian High Commission grant of Rs. 2.4 million given to Caritas Sri Lanka, a number of families in Mannar and Anuradhapura Districts who were badly affected by floods in December 2012 and January 2013 were given relief assistance by the resp...


  • REFLECTION FOR THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
    Created: Wednesday, 06 March 2013 20:04
    God sends Moses to liberate the Israelites from slavery (1st Reading). Yet, despite all the spiritual blessing they received, they ultimately displeased God through their lack of repentance (2nd Reading). Repentance is an urgent message that cannot...


  • Reflection for Second Sunday of Lent
    Created: Sunday, 03 March 2013 17:16
    As Christians our goal is to reach heaven. Only guided by Christian Faith can we safely reach heaven; without Faith, we are sure to miss the way. Though individuals it is the Christian community to which we belong give strength to move forward. ...


  • Promoting healing and reconciliation
    Created: Friday, 01 March 2013 17:13
    A large group of nearly 500 men, women and children from the Dioceses of Batticaloa, Jaffna, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Kandy, Mannar and Badulla gathered at the Don Bosco Centre , Nochchiyagama in Anuradhapura Diocese on 22nd February 2013 for a servic...