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Youth

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The objective of the youth movement is to help the youth to take a step closer to God along with building stronger relationships to help each of our brothers and sisters with challenges in life. The  youth take part in charity activities, help out with church events and also meet up for bible studies.   

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Parish Pastoral Council

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Vision   Enlightened by the word of God and the tradition of the church as well as the signs of the present era our vision is to walk into the third millennium as a renewed and sharing church. This is to be achieved partly through a renewed and a meaningful liturgy.  Mission   Taken as a whole by means of a liturgical renewal we […]

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Human Development Justice And Peace Society

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The main purpose of the  Human Development Justice and Peace Society is to help those who are deprived and under privileged  and those subject to floods, drought and other natural disasters. This society also organizes seminars to create awareness on how  create awareness on how to bridge the gap between parents and children. This society […]

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Pastoral Care Of Elders

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Our association, Pastoral Care of Elders was organized by Rev. Fr. Ernest Porathotta on 2004 for the needy elders in the parish. The committee consists of six members who organize regular get-togetherness for the needy. They meet in church when we get alms for the disabled, birthday, anniversary celebrations or any special thanksgiving. We pray together and exercise and have a meal.   […]

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Family Life Commitee

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Purpose: Enhance the quality of life of Catholic families in the Dehiwala parish, focused on their spiritual and secular lives together as a family unit.   Members : 26 regular members   Activities:  Monthly Anniversary Masses (English, Sinhalese & Tamil masses) Monthly Meetings with sharing on topics on family life conducted by the members & outside speakers for […]

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Holy Childhood Society

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This society was formed in our parish in April of 2017. There are 30 students, from  Sinhala, Tamil and English mediums from grades 1 to 9. It is held every Saturday from 9 am to 11 am and is being conducted by 2 animators.  They are taught about Bible stories, about saints and also engage in  group activities. Our main vision in having this society […]

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Liturgy Committee

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Liturgy Is the customary worship performed by a religious group, according to its beliefs, customs and traditions. As a religious phenomenon, liturgy is a communal response to and participation in, the scared through activity reflecting praise, thanksgiving, supplication or repentance.  The Liturgy Committee comprises of around 22 members headed by our Parish Priest Rv. Fr. Daya Weikadarachi and the Assistant Priest, Rev. […]

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Altar Servers Association

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St. Mary’s Church Dehiwala has a proud history, where Altar serving too has been a prominent part of Religious Functions. Altar Serving has continued under the Patronage of the Parish Priest and guidance of moderators. This tradition continues to the present day. The Altar Servers were revived under the Supervision and guidance of Rev. Fr. Marcus Ferdinandez who named the association […]

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S.V.P

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Vision  Our Vision, is inspired by Christ’s message to love our neighbor as ourselves, is for individuals and families who are in any form of need to have hope together with a sense of dignity, worth, well–being and joy.   Mission  Our mission is to seek and find those in need, to help them in a spirit of justice to […]