Pilgrimage Programme
 

ARCHDIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO MADHU SHRINE
14TH - 17TH MAY 2014

PILGRIMS REACHING MADHU SHRINE

 
[ Reporting from Madhu by Fr.Sunil De Silva - 14.05.2014 ]
 
Many pilgrims have already started coming to Madhu Shrine to participate in the Pilgrimage programme organized by the Archdiocese of Colombo to be held from 14th - 17th May 2014.

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, having declared this year as the Year of Mary Our Blessed Mother, invited the priests, religious and the faithful to join in a Pilgrimage to Madhu Shrine and participate in the 4-day Retreat programme at the Shrine.

Programme for the pilgrims started with the recitation of Rosary in all three languages in the even and thereafter His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm presided at the Eucharistic celebration together with theAuxiliary Bishops, several other priests give talks on different themes in all three languages.

 

PROGARMME FROM 14th - 17th MAY AT MADHU SHRINE -
 
14th May 2014 - Wednesday
ARRIVAL IN THE MADHU SHRINE
 
6.30 p.m.         Rosary – conducted by Rev. Fr. Sriyananda Fernando
Holy Mass by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith & the Auxiliary Bishops

English Preaching – Very Rev. Fr. Shanthikumar Weliwita
Sinhala Preaching – Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Perera
Tamil Preaching –  Rev. Fr. Robinson Ramesh  OMI
After dinner a religious movie will be screened.
 
 
15th May 2014 - Thursday
 
5.30 a.m.         Angelus
Holy Mass by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith & the Auxiliary Bishops

English Preaching –by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith
Sinhala Preaching – His Lordship Bishop Maxwell Silva
Tamil Preaching – His Lordship Bishop Emmanuel Fernando
7.30 a.m.         Breakfast
9.30 a.m.         Morning Tea
CONFESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AT THE CONFESSIONAL HALL
10.00 am – 11.00 a.m.    First Talk
Rev. Fr. Cecil Joy ( English )
Rev. Fr. Linton Joseph ( Sinhala )
Rev. Fr. Arulanantham Udayadas (Tamil )
11.30 – 12.30 p.m.: "Tharka Desana" ( Dialogue Sermon ) –
By Rev. Fr. Prasad Perera & Rev. Fr. Jude Chrishantha

12.30 p.m.       Lunch
 

4 – 5 p.m.        Spiritual Program -     
- Rev. Fr. Darrel Coogne, Rev. Fr.Jude Algama & Fr. Terrence Perera ( Sinhala & English )
- Rev. Fr. Roxen ( Tamil )   

6..00 p.m.         Holy Mass for those who could not attend the morning Holy Mass
7.00 p.m.         Rosary – Conducted by Rev. Brothers
Benediction by His Lordship Bishop Maxwell Silva

8.00 p.m.         Dinner

After dinner a religious movie will be screened.

 
 
16th May 2014 - Friday
 
5.30 a.m.         Angelus
Holy Mass by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith & the Auxiliary Bishops

Sinhala Preaching – Rev. Fr. Sriyananda Fernando
Tamil Preaching – Rev. Fr. Lucien Reginald O.M.I.
7.30 a.m.         Breakfast
9.30 a.m.         Morning Tea
CONFESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AT THE CONFESSIONAL HALL
10.00 – 11.00 am    First Talk

Rev. Fr. Placidus De Silva ( English )
Rev. Fr. Giom Nonis ( Sinhala )
Rev. Fr. Vincent Ashley ( Tamil )
11.30 – 12.30 p.m.: "Tharka Desana" ( Dialogue Sermon ) –
By
Rev. Fr. Jude Nicholas & Rev. Fr. Sarath Nimal Abeysiriwardena
12.30 p.m.       Lunch

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm         Spiritual Program ( Geetha bhawana )   - Very Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini ( Sinhala & English )
                                                                                 - Talk in Tamil by Rev. Fr. Roxen
6..00 p.m.         Holy Mass for those who could not attend the morning Holy Mass
7.00 p.m.         Rosary at the Grottos – Conducted by Rev. Brothers
AFTER THE ROSARY - Candle light procession - from the Grotto to the Shrine

Prayer – Consecration of the Archdiocese to Our Blessed Mother
- by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith
- In Tamil – Fr. Robinson Ramesh OMI
Preaching by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith ( In Sinhala )
Preaching in Tamil by Rev. Fr. Robinson Ramesh O.M.I.
Benediction by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

After dinner a religious movie will be screened.
 
17th May 2014 - Saturday
 

5.30 a.m.         Angelus
Holy Mass by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith & the Auxiliary Bishops

English Preaching – Rev. Fr. Jude Sharmen Fernando
Sinhala Preaching – Rev. Fr. Shelton Dias
Tamil Preaching – Rev. Fr. Arulanantham Udayadas
Procession with the statue of Our Lady of Madhu (only Priests, Sisters & Brothers will procced in the procession )
Prayer before leaving the Shrine
Rev. Fr. Augustine Fernando ( Tamil )
Re. Fr. Srilal Fonseka ( Sinhalan )

Paying homage to the statue
 

Breakfast & Departure from the Madhu Shrine

 
 
PILGRIMS REACHING MADHU SHRINE ON THE FIRST DAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[ Photos by Fr. Sunil De Silva ]
 
 
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