Year of St.Joseph Vaz

Year of St.Joseph Vaz

In Saint Joseph Vaz, we see a powerful sign of God’s goodness and love for the people of Sri Lanka. But we also see in him, a challenge to persevere in the paths of the Gospel, to grow in holiness ourselves, and to testify to the Gospel message of reconciliation to which he dedicated his life. I pray that, following the example of Saint Joseph Vaz, the Christians of this country may be confirmed in their faith and make an ever greater contribution to peace, justice and reconciliation in Sri Lankan society. This is what Christ asks of you. This is what Saint Joseph Vaz teaches you. This is what the Church needs of you”. -Pope Francis-

May Saint Joseph Vaz be our inspiration and model in our earthly life

May Saint Joseph Vaz be our inspiration and model in our earthly life

O God, through the intercession of Saint Joseph Vaz: Give us the discerning spirit and gifts of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness and self-control. Increase our faith and enable us to grow in virtues of prudence, justice temperance and fortitude. Send us angels full of love and affection. Give us the strength to preserve Your creation, our common home and work for the sustainability of our planet. Grant us the wisdom to work in unity with people of all races and religions, and to do our part to remove social and economic inequalities, to assist the marginalized and abandoned, and to bring about peace and harmony.

Time has come to lend a hand to our brothers  and sisters

Time has come to lend a hand to our brothers and sisters

Due to the heavy rains occurred during the last few days, many areas and many people around the island are suffering from floods. They are left helpless, with no place to lodge and no day-to- day necessities to rely upon. It is time to stand as one family, and give our fellow brothers and sisters, a help in hand to rise from their difficulties. “We Shall Make Your Every Penny Be Counted In their Lives.” Contact:0777-560 635 (Bishop’s House) / 037-2237147(Janasetha)

66th Birthday Celebration of His Lordship

66th Birthday Celebration of His Lordship

66th Birthday Celebration of the Chief Shepherd of the Diocese of Kurunegala is on Friday, the 09th of June 2017.We wish you God’s blessings and the constant guidance of Mary Our Mother to lead your flock Many more years..!

The Year of Mercy Prayer - 2016

Love Your Neighbour as Thyself. Loving God and Neighbour in the same way God loves us is the mission entrusted to us through our Baptismal call. In other word we are called to be God to our immediate person. It is the way God loves us. Being God to one another is something that Pope Francis wants to resurrect during this Year of Mercy.[read more]

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Flood Relief Assistance Provided by Caritas ‘Janasetha’, Joseph Vaz Institute & Diocesan Youth Apostolate

Jun062017

Flood Relief Assistance Provided by Caritas ‘Janasetha’, Joseph Vaz Institute & Diocesan Youth Apostolate

In response to an emergency appeal made by Caritas Janasetha, Pellandeniya for Flood Relief Assistance all the parishes in the Diocese collected dry rations, Clothes, Water bottles and other provisions necessary for Flood Victims....[read more]


The World Communications Day

May282017

The World Communications Day

The World Communications Day was officially celebrated on Sunday the 28th of May 2017 at St. Helena’s Church, Hiripokuna. His Lordship Bishop Harold Anthony Perera graced the occasion as the Chief guest. The theme of this year WCD is “Fear not, for I am with you” (Is 43:5). Very Rev. Fr....[read more]


The Feast of Our Lady-May Feast

May282017

The Feast of Our Lady-May Feast

The Feast of Our Lady – Queen of May was celebrated at St.Anne’s Cathedral. On Saturday the 27th of May, the vespers service was officiated by his Lordship and was concelebrated by Very Rev.Fr.Austin Marcus Fernando, The Vicar General and Very Rev. Fr....[read more]


Inter-Diocesan Sunday School Speech & Drama Competitions

May272017

Inter-Diocesan Sunday School Speech & Drama Competitions

Inter-Diocesan Sunday School Speech & Drama Competitions were held on 27th May 2017 at “Sathpahana” auditorium,Kuliyapitiya. Rev. Fr....[read more]


National Laity Sunday

May142017

National Laity Sunday

‘National Laity Sunday; a day dedicated to the lay apostolate was held on the 14th of May 2017 and the Diocesan Level Mass was celebrated by Very Rev. Fr. Austin Marcus, the Vicar General at Mawathagama Parish....[read more]