Presbyterium of the Archdiocese of Colombo gathered on Monday, 03rd September 2012, at the Sacred Heart Chapel in the Archbishop's House, to celebrate the Thanksgiving Mass of the 08 priests of the Archdiocese on the Jubilees of their Priestly Ordination.
Rev. Fr. Xyxtus Kurukulasriya presided at the Jubilee Eucharistic celebration together with the other jubilarians, Rev. Fr. Bertram Dabrera, Rev. Fr. Joseph Benedict, Rev. Fr. Tony Martyn, Rev. Fr. Ignatius Warnakulasigham, Rev. Fr. Gyom Nonis, Rev. Fr. Freddie Shanthikumar. Rev. Fr. Susith Silva, former Episcopla Vicar of the Archdiocese, also celebrates Silver Jubilee of the Priestly Ordination, is presently doing the studies for the Doctorate in USA, was remembered during the Eucharistic celebration.
His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop Emeriti Nicholas Marcus Fernando, Oswald Gomis, His Excellency Msgr. Giovanni Battista Gandolfo, the new president of the Italian Episcopal Conference's committee for charitable initiatives in favour of the Third World and Rev. Fathers of the Archdiocese concelebrated with the jubilarians.
Rev. Fr. Gyom Nonis preaching at the Jubilee Mass insisted the need for spiritual growth in the priesthood and invited the priests reflect on their commitment and live a sanctified priestly life upholding holiness in celebrating Sacraments.
His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith addressing the gathering after the lunch, thanked all the jubilarians for their services in the Archdiocese.