Monday, August 9, 2010

Jaffna Catholics honour priests on their Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee

The Jaffna catholics honoured two of their priests celebrating their Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee last week.

Rev Fr Jero Selvanayagam of Karampon, Kayts and Rev Fr J P Jesuthasan of Soorawatte, Illavalai reached the climax of priesthood and donned the mantle of educational excellence as Rector, St. Patrick's College, Jaffna and St Henry's College, Illavallai respectively.

The students, teachers, old boys and parents congregated at the college hall to participate in religious events to bless Father Jero.

Rev Fr Jero had his secondary education at St Anthony's College Kayts and at St Patrick's College, Jaffna. After a brief pastoral experience he joined St Patrick's as Vice Principal.

Rev Fr Jesuthasan who is now the Rector St Henry's College Illavalai raised St Anthony's College Kayts from the devastation of ethnic war.

The college has been built anew during his rectorship.

The Illavalai Catholic and Hindu community felicitated him at St Henry's College hall at a function presided by Rev Fr Gnanapragasam Emeritus Rector St Henry's college Illavalai and Vicar General Jaffna.


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