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Holy Mass at St. Lucia Cathedral kotahena – 11/05/2019

Viran Thusitha 16th May

Spiritual Nourishment through Holy Mass and financial grants for the Kochchikade Easter Sunday Tragedy. His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith Presided at the Holy Mass at St. Lucia Cathedral kotahena – 11/05/2019

Holy Mass at St. Sebastian’s Church Katuwapitiya – 09/05/2019

Viran Thusitha 14th May

Spiritual Nourishment through Holy Mass and financial grants for the Katuwapitiya Easter Sunday TragedyHis Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith Presided at the Holy Mass at St. Sebastian’s Church Katuwapitiya – 09/05/2019

Cardinal visits General Hospital Colombo

Viran Thusitha 07th May

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith visits the patients wounded by the Easter Sunday bomb blast at the General Hospital Colombo.

MESSAGES FROM THE ARCHBISHOP AND THE DIRECTOR

MESSAGE BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF COLOMBO
I am delighted to send this message of greetings to the new website that has been opened by the Archdiocesan Caritas office, Seth Sarana, under its new organizational plan.
Seth Sarana, as we know, is the social action arm of the Archdiocesan Church. It is already now in existence for over a quarter of a century and true to its name has fostered a spirit of sharing and giving among our flock, stimulated by the invitation by none other than our own Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, who commanded us to love one another as He loved us.
This call to Christian witness to love, naturally should reach out in the first place to those in need, be they material needs or spiritual needs. And, we know as the thrust for globalization and free market economies increases, lots of people are affected by severe poverty basically due to human sinfulness and selfishness. We cannot fold our arms and wait but as true disciples of the Master, we have to give witness to our concern for one another especially, in such a context.
Here, Seth Sarana as the social action arm of our diocese needs to be in the forefront of not only stimulating a greater sense of social awareness among our faithful but also of concrete action and support for those affected by all kinds of personal and social disasters. Special care should be shown towards those who are homeless, affected by natural disasters and the vulnerable.
The Seth Sarana team led by its Director, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Ramanayake, has come up with new plans for the intensifying of its mission and I wish to commend their work to your support and prayers.
May God Bless you all!
Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith
Archbishop of Colombo

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His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith Chairman

MESSAGE BY THE DIRECTOR

“Caritas” or “Charity” is at the heart of the Church. Charity is indeed one of the three foundations on which the Church’s mission stands. The work of charity is therefore not an afterthought or one that is offered only to those who struggle in the society. It is the joy and the burden of the entire faithful.
“Seth” stands for integral development of the people and “Sarana” stands for charity in the hour of need.
Sath Sarana - Caritas Colombo has played a vital role in the Western Province in times of disaster and promoting justice peace and harmony among the communities and eliminating poverty by empowering the poorest of the poor.
Ever since its establishment, Seth Sarana as the Catholic Social Arm of the Archdiocese of Colombo has been doing its best to coordinate various activities which include;
1. Safe Migration
2. Religious Harmony
3. Peace and Reconciliation with other ethnic groups
4. Scholarships to the less fortunate children
5. Promoting Green Environment
However, the Church is a communion and by nature collaborative. Seth Sarana Caritas Colombo would continue to do its best while being affiliated to the main body in spite of perceived challenges.
We shall continue to support the mandate and the strategies of Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC so that it becomes not only a world-class organization but also a reliable support to those that are most in need.
Our prayer and work therefore is to see Seth Sarana - Caritas Colombo fulfills its mission and realizes its vision in our diocese with the guidance of the Chief Shepherd of the Archdiocese of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith.

Fr. D. N. Lawrence Ramanayake
Director

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Rev. Fr. D.N. Lawrence Ramanayake Director

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18th May

New Office Opening

New Office Opening "Life Healing Center" (Dialog Sponsored)
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