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CHRISTMAS CAROLS - 23rd December 2017
Bishop Emmanuel Fernando appointed as the new Bishop of Mannar
|The Holy Father, Pope Francis appointed Auxiliary Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Mannar.|
Bishop Fernando will transfer from the Archdiocese of Colombo to replace Retired Bishop Joseph Kingsley Swampillai who was the Administrator of the diocese from January 2016.
Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando was born on May 20, 1948 in Jaffna. His parents are of Vembar (Tuticorin diocese) origin and he hails from a big family, four of whom are religious-two priests and two nuns. Bishop Fernando is the youngest son of late V. Xavier Bastian Fernando (Civil Engineer) and late Gnanasorubi Fernando of Vembar, South India.
He was assigned the titular see of Orta. After his primary and secondary school education at St. Benedictâ€™s College, Colombo, he entered the Minor Seminary of St. Aloysius of Columbo Archdiocese.
After completing his studies at the Minor Seminary, he was admitted to the National Seminary of Kandy for philosophical studies. He was sent to Rome, for his theological studies where he obtained his Bachelorâ€™s degree in Theology and a Licentiate in Moral Theology at Urbaniana University. From 1981 to 1987, while he was teaching at the National Major Seminary of Kandy, he went to the Catholic University of Washington (U.S.A.), where he obtained his Doctorate in Theology.
On January 6, 1973 he was ordained a priest by the Holy Father Pope Paul VI in Rome along with 38 priests from 19 countries on the solemn occasion of the 350th Anniversary of the congregation for evangelization of people. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Colombo on Nov. 28, 2011. He has held the post of professor of Theology and also of rector at the national seminary, and Episcopal Vicar for the South in the Archdiocese of Colombo. At present, he is the Episcopal Vicar for the Tamil Apostolate in the archdiocese.
As a priest he has held the following Offices:
Assistant parish priest in three parishes
Professor at the National Seminary of Kandy
Vice-Rector of the National Seminary of Kandy
Rector of the National Seminary of Kandy
Pastor, Dean in the Moratuwa area.
Episcopal Vicar for Catechesis.
The Apostolate for the Family.
Episcopal Vicar for the southern area of the Archdiocese.
Member of the Priestsâ€™ Council and the Board of Consultants.
Episcopal Vicar for the faithful of Tamil origin in the Archdiocese of Colombo.
As of 2013 statistics Mannar diocese has 89 thousand catholics, 34 parishes with 87 diocesan priests, 47 religious priests and 183 women religious.
Extract from the Vaticana Radio - http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/11/22/sri_lanka_bp_fidelis_l_e_fernando_new__bishop_of_mannar/1350522
The Inter School Tennis Competition 2017
|The first and second round of the under 8 Inter School Tennis Competition were held in September and October respectively at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association courts. It was after a spell of nearly 25 years that a junior team from St. Benedictâ€™s College took part in such a competition.|
Prior to the tournament, the Benedictines went through a rigorous training programme for nearly six months as part of their preparation for the competition.
Master Marron Roshan captained the team and Master Shenal Shalendra deputised.
The results were as follows.
Beat Ananda College, Maradana (3/2), Trinity College, Kandy (4/1), Zahira College, Maradana (5/0), Kalutara Vidyalaya (4/1) and lost to St. Josephâ€™s College, Maradana (2/3) and Maliyadewa College, Kurunegala (1/4).
With the above performance, St. Benedictâ€™s College qualified to play in the third round of the competition.
Annual Requiem Mass organized by the St. Benedict's College Old Boys' Union
|St. Benedict's College Old Boys' Union, follows the practice of organizing the Requiem Mass each year, in memory of the Benedictines and their immediate family who have passed the mortal world to be with the Lord Almighty.|
This year too, to coincide with the month of November, the Religious Sub-Committee of the St. Benedict's College Old Boys' Union is making necessary arrangements to organize its Annual Requiem Mass on Thursday, 9th November 2017 at the St. Luciaâ€™s Cathedral Colombo 13 commencing at 6.30 PM.
All are welcome.
Please pass the message around to all Past and Present Benedictines.
Hon. General Secretary
St. Benedict's College Old Boys' Union
St. Benedictâ€™s College Primary Choir Champions at Provincial Level
|The Primary Choristers of St. Benedictâ€™s College emerged provincial champions at the English Day Singing Competition held by the Department of Education.|
Congratulations to the Choristers for their achievement, and also thank Rev. Bro. Principal â€“ Benedict Bonaventure for his leadership, Mrs. Maryanne Victoria - Music Teacher for her untiring efforts in training the choir, ably guided by Mrs. Shirani Joseph.
Obituary - Rev. Sr. Miriam Clare (Former Teacher of the Primary)
|Called to eternal rest - Rev. Sr. Miriam Clare, former teacher of St. Benedictâ€™s College Primary section.|
Funeral took place on 23rd October 2017.
May the soul of Rev. Sr. Miriam Clare and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Bens win Zahira Super 16 Invitation Soccer Tournament 2017
St. Benedictâ€™s College emerged Champions at the Zahira Super 16 Invitation Soccer Tournament defeating Hameed Al Husseinie College, Colombo 12 in the finals by two goals to one on penalty shootout. (Full time Nil all) The Finals were worked off at the Zahira College grounds today, (21st October 2017)
Sixteen school teams, namely St, Peters College, De Mazenod College, Hindu College Colombo, Gateway International, Hameedia College, Isipathana College, Lyceum International College, Maris Stella College, Nalanda College, Royal College Colombo, St. Benedictâ€™s College, St. Josephâ€™s College, St. Henryâ€™s College, Trinity College and Wesley College were invited to participate in the tournament along with the host Zahira College.
The tournament was organized by the Past Prefects Association of Zahira College.
Bens Runners-up at All Island Schools Games 2017
|Maris Stella College Negombo sealed the overall boys' championship with 105 points for the 8th consecutive time after a close encounter with St. Benedict's College, who finished second with 97 points, at the All Island School Games concluded at Diyagama on 15th October 2017.|
St. Benedict's under-16 relay team dropped the baton while leading up to the last lap of the 4x100m relay and a win in that event would have sealed them the championship as it would have given them 10 points.
St. Benedict's College also won the under 18 overall Championship.
ST. BENEDICTâ€™S COLLEGE OBU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (CANADA) Council Members for the year 2017-18
|The following are the Council Members of SBCAA Canada for the year 2017-18, as elected at the 27th Annual General Meeting held on Sunday, April 30th 2017.|
Patron: Rev. Bro. Henry Dissanayake, Director SBC
Vice Patron: Darrel Fernandopulle
Hony. Auditor: Tyrone Devotta
President: Dayan Baddeliyanage
Vice President: Nimal Leroy Anthony
General Secretary: Mallory Wijesinghe
Treasurer: Arjuna Kadawathage
Membership Secretary: Ralston Anandappa
Social Secretary: Keith Livera
Sports Secretary: Beverly Kerner
Asst. Secretary â€“ Social / Sports: Adrian Dematagoda
Committee Members:Tyrone Pulle ,Pootharan Fernando, Gaston Rodrigo, Kevin Rosairo, Nimal Dissanayake, Donald Bastiampillai, Lucian Alles
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