Sri Lankan Community
Pilgrimage Mass Broadcast from Martyrs' Shrine
Pilgrimage Mass: Canada Sri Lanka Catholic Association Ontario
August 15th 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic has postponed all annual cultural pilgrimages until 2021, the Jesuit fathers at Martyrs' Shrine, wanting to continue to offer some form of pilgrimage to you, our pilgrims, have offered this Mass in honour of your annual pilgrimage.
Fr. Claude Perera, OMI, presided at a Mass concelebrated by Fr. Neyomal L. Silva, dedicated to the members of the Canada Sri Lanka Catholic Association at Martyrs' Shrine in honour of the feast of Our Lady of Madhu.
Message from the President
It is with deep gratitude to God that I write this message during a time of great distress amongst all nations. Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has created tremendous disturbance including deaths and economical struggle.
As we cannot meet at Martyrs' Shrine for our Annual pilgrimage, we will continue our steadfast love and faithfulness to God for granting us a virtual pilgrimage Holy Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Madhu and the Feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother, on August 15th.
I take this opportunity to thank Fr. Michael Knox, SJ, Director of Martyrs' Shrine, and his team, for granting us this opportunity. To Fr. Claude Perera, and Fr. Neyomal L. Silva, for celebrating Holy Mass for us.
To all of you who continuously pray for us, and support us in numerous ways. To the Media for their coverage. To our donors and sponsors, and to all our viewers and friends, even though we are not having a physical pilgrimage, we will continue to pray for all of you and ask you to pray for us, in return, that this nation and the World as a whole, will be eradicated of all diseases, violence, hate, crimes, and sacrilege.
Let us continue to invoke the Holy Spirit to lead us, and our Blessed Mother to protect us, and show us the way to her beloved Son, Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
May God's love, mercy, and blessings be with you always.
President - CSLCAONT