On the 15th January the Sisters and the Elders at “Santhom Elders Home” – in Pattim, Mannar, celebrated Thai Pongal with Holy Mass. It was a very happy and joyful event for all the Elders as well as the sisters.
We, the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary joyfully announce the launching of our newly designed website in expanding our ministry into cyberspace. After two months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch which took place in the Provincial House of Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, on 11th October 2019. The new site launch is available, and the URL is www.scjm.lk
The grand occasion was graced by His Eminence Archbishop Pierre Nguyen Van Tot Apostolic Nuncio. He blessed the occasion with the apostolic blessing of Pope Francis. His Eminence quoted from Pope and said, “The Net is an opportunity to promote encounter with others, to communicate and to share information”.
We organized an environment day to be celebrated in our community. We had cosmic Holy Eucharist celebration in our convent chapel. Rev Fr. Christy explained in his homily the link between universe and the humanity which cannot be separated. The cosmic power that we breath continually is a free gift of God. He also said the power of cosmic God became man in His incarnation. After the Holy eucharist Fr. Christy blessed the plants and distributed, to a child, mother, father,youth and a senior person. We also planted a plant in our garden and gifted one to the parish priest to be planted in the parish garden. Our Montessori children too enjoyed planting trees. It was a meaningful celebration and happy day. We also had the prayer service and the Holy Hour on the 3rd of October.
On the 9th September 2019 the children, teachers, and the sisters together with Rotaract club celebrated the Earth day by planting vegetable plants. They all enjoyed and felt the importance of caring the earth.
The 20th of August 2019 was a red letter day for the community of Ranwala convent Kegalle as well as for Sr. Scholastica, as she celebrated her diamond Jubilee (60 years) as a Sister of Charity.
Feast of St. Bernard was a special day for most of us who were celebrating our anniversary of religious Profession.
Surrounded by the Sisters of Charity, from different parts of Sri Lanka, as well as Sr. Scholastica’s own family members, she was already seated in the chapel to praise and thank God together with all those who were present.
The Chief celebrant of the Holy Eucharist was His Lordship Cletus Chandrasiri Perera, the bishop of Ratnapura. His Lordship expressed his joy for being able to be present on this occasion.
The Annual English day of Sacred Heart Convent Montessori, Galle, for the year 2019 was held on the 30th of July at the Montessori Main hall. This year’s English day carried the theme of “Wonders of Sri Lanka”, with the intention of celebrating its beauty. The event was graced by Rev. Sr. Patsy Nesamalar, the principal of Sacred Heart Convent, Galle, as the chief guest and by Rev. Sr. Malkanthi Fernando, the mother superior of the Convent, as the guest of honour. The agenda was filled with speeches, displays, recitations and story- telling. The tiny heartiens however, did not fail to entertain the audience with their ballet dance to ‘let the children have a world’ and a couple dance, which added more colour to the day.
It provides a great platform for the little heartiens to share their talents as well as to improve their language skills. Thus, The English day successfully came to an end by keeping an important thought in everybody’s mind; “A clean earth is a happy earth: Grow green and save earth”.
Ãnantha- Aham – a house for us at Ãnanthapuram at Iranaippalai in the diocese of Jaffna was opened by His Lordship Rt.Rev.Dr. Justin Gnanapragasam on the 21st of June 2019 at 5 p.m together with our provincial Rev. Sr. Ajitha Fernando.
The blessing of our heavenly Father, the desire and the deep commitment of the people of Ananthapuram, hard work of Rev. Fr. Leo Armstong, prayers and the service of our sisters, the generosity of the bishop which realized for us to have a house at Ananthapuram within 6 months after the laying of the foundation after serving 4 year in that parish. To spread the kingdom of God and to share the spirituality of our dear Founder Canon Fr. Triest, it is a blessing and to continue our services to the people in Vanni where people were badly affected by the civil war.
Together with Sr. Ajitha her councillors and our sisters (28) from different communities , Rev. Fathers, Holy Family sisters and the people of Ananthapuram and from the other sub-stations coloured the occasion. All were happy and grateful to the Lord for this blessing.
Two second year Novices made their first commitment on 24th of June 2019. The event took place in St.Joseph’s Convent, Kegalle. The chief celebrant was Rev.Fr.Sunil Rupasinghe SSS. Many SCJMs, and the family members were present for the occasion.
On the 28th of June 2019, on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the new home for our senior sisters was blessed by Rev.Fr. Camillas Cooray.
four canditates entered to the postulate on the 31st of May 2019 in Galle, under the guidence of Sr. Patcy and Sr.Kirutha.