To celebrate the 3rd year of the Oblate Triennium: Mission, the Vow of Obedience and Evangelii Gaudium, the Preaching Band community at Amaithy Aham, Vavuniya, organized mission preaching.

There were two missions preached during Lent at two parishes: Komarasangkulam – Calvary and St. Joseph’s Parish, Thalvupadu in the diocese of Mannar. And there will be another mission preached at Allaipiddy parish, in the diocese of Jaffna, during the month of May.

The theme of the mission at St. Joseph’s parish was “Be merciful as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36). There was lots of cooperation from the parish priest, the parish council, the parish community, the Sisters of the Holy Cross of Menzingen and the Oblates working in the diocese of Mannar.

The mission programmes included:

  •  Family visits;
  •  A Eucharistic Rally, including preaching and blessing the sea shore;
  •  Seminars for parents;
  •  Seminars for youth and children;
  •  Preaching the Word of God and the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The missions were completed on the 19th of March, the Feast of St. Joseph, the Patron of the parish community. The provincial superior, presided over the festive mass. (