Religio, Mores, Cultura
To Help students develop spiritually, academically and in multiple skills to ever gain higher levels of excellence, continuously
To inculcate spiritual values, while imparting knowledge and skills in young people from their early age to the stage of pre adult-hood to make them competent human beings capable of contributing their mite to change the face of the earth.
College Hall Redevelopment Project - "Donate an Auditorium Chair"
Would like to inform you that the College hall redevelopment project is in progress and nearing completion.
From the self-explanatory letter attached from Rev. Bro. Director, you will observe that the College is in need of financial assistance to complete the project and Rev. Bro. Director is appealing to all Overseas branches, groups, batches and Old Boys' to assist by way of sponsoring Auditorium Chairs @ LKR 15,000/- each.
Calling all Bens to rally round in support / contribute and be a part of this project.
Bens emerge Champions in Western province Athletic Meet
|St. Benedict's College continue their dominance in Athletics by winning the Western province meet 2017 , held at the Mahinda Rajapakse stadium , Diyagama from 19- 22nd June .|
With a tally of 200 points, Bens beat 2016 All Islands School Champions Mari Stella by pushing them to second place (163 points) and Lyceum Wattala With 93 points to third place.
In addition to the overall Championship Bens also won the relay championship .
Bens star Athlete Dilan Bogoda won 400 meters under 18, and came second in 400 meters hurdles , he anchored the 4x400 meters relay team to win the Gold medal and also member of the winning 4x100 meters relay team .
Yohan Silva won 100, 200 meters sprint (under 18 ) in style . Tiran Mahara won the 800 meters , Prageeth won under 20 Javalin .
Bens won under 12, 16,18,20 - 4x100 Meters relays and under 18, 20 - 4x400 Meters relays .
Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to the College authorities, Athletic Wing, sponsors and parents for their generous support.
Bens will now be focused to win the Sir John Tarbert Senior Championship and All Island School Championship 2017.
Wish them good luck!!
Obituary – Rev. Bro. Emmanuel Nicholas - De La Salle Brother (Old Benedictine)
Sad to inform the passing away of Old Benedictine, Rev. Bro. Emmanuel Nicholas - De La Salle Brother (Was called to his eternal reward last evening, 14th June 2017)
Late Bro. Emmanuel was the former Provincial Visitor (1988-1991) and Founder Chairman of Lasallian Community Educational Services (LCES), He was a Brother for 60 years. He served as a missionary in Pakistan for about 20 years and returned to Sri Lanka in 1980 to serve as a Brothers' formator, Brother Auxiliary Visitor and Brother Visitor. LCES was his brain child, through which he served the poorer communities in Colombo 15.
Late Bro. Emmanuel also served as the Sub-Director of St. Benedict’s College, ( 2010 to 2011) under the Directorship of Rev. Bro. Granville Perera, subsequent to being appointed as Director, Institute of Spiritual Formation of Asia at Mutwal.
Funeral will take place at Madampitiya cemetery on Friday, 16th June 2017 after Holy Mass at 3.00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Novitiate Chapel in Mutwal.
15th June, Thursday:
01.30 p.m. Remains will be at LCES, 25 Temple Road, Mutwal.
06.00 p.m. To St. Joseph's Chapel, 130 De La Salle Street, Mutwal.
06.45 p.m. Thanksgiving Mass
16th June, Friday:
03.00 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Chapel
Burial at Madampitiya Cemetery
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace,
113th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict's College Old Boys' Union - Sunday 18th June 2017
|The Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union will be held on Sunday 18th June 2017 at the College premises, preceded by Holy Mass commencing 9.00 a.m. which will be presided over by His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Fidelis Fernando(Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo and Past Benedictine) and concelebrated by Old Benedictine priests, Rev. Dr. Noel Dias and newly ordained Old Benedictine Rev. Fr. Rajitha Liyanage.|
All Members are cordially invited to rally together at this prestigious event of the Old Boys’ Union, as we celebrate 113 years of loyal and dedicated service to our Alma Mater.
The annual session will be followed by a fellowship lunch and get-together at the Old Bens Sports Club.
Kindly contact the following, for Lunch Reservations: (Buffet Lunch – Rs. 750/-)
Stephen Corera- 0777 348417, Peter De Croos– 0776 396060, Anton Leon – 0714 805287, Ashan Stanislaus - 0777 558244, Darrel Ludowyke – 0777 414567 or any Council Member.
BENEDICTINE CAR WASH - A Charity Project organized by the Board of Prefects
Sacerdotal Ordination of fifteen Priests from the Archdiocese of Colombo
|“May you be always present to the spirit of the Lord which is in abundance to those who serve him”|
The Archdiocese of Colombo was blessed with fifteen newly ordained priests at the Sacerdotal Ordination that took place at St. Lucia’s Cathedral, Colombo on Saturday, April 29th. Holy mass was presided by the Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith.
Rev. Fr. Don Rajitha Liyanage - Another Priest from the Benedictine family, was amongst the fifteen priests ordained
A parish son of St. Mary’s Church, Nayakakanda, Rev. Fr. Don Rajitha Liyanage Is the son of Mr. Don Richard Liyanage and Mrs. Nimmi Geraldene Liyanage. Born on August 25, 1988, he was educated at St. Benedict’s College, Colombo, joined St. Aloysius Minor Seminary, Borella on January 19, 2003, and thereafter at the Intermediate Seminary, Kalutara in 2009.
In 2010, he joined St. Francis Xavier Seminary in Collumbuthurai, Jaffna, and in 2012, entered the National Seminary, Ampitiya, Kandy. Rev. Fr. Don Rajitha who was ordained a deacon on December 10, 2016 by His Lordship, Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Fernando, Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo, served as deacon at St. Sebastian’s Shrine, Kandana and before obtaining his diaconate he served at St. Mary’s Church, Grand Street, Negombo. He celebrated his first Holy Mass on Sunday, April 30 at St. Mary’s Church, Nayakakanda.
Pope Francis has called this vocation to the ordained ministry a “Treasure hidden in a field”, and the entire Christian Community too is called to care for this treasury of vocations and to promote and accompany them with affection.
On behalf of the entire Benedictine fraternity, we wish Rev. Fr. Don Rajitha Liyanage, good luck and God’s blessings in abundance in his new assignment, serving in the vineyard of the Almighty.
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