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Rev.Fr.Theophane Wickramaratne Memorial Day in Kandy

The Chaplain, President and Members of the Kandy Diocesan Secretariat (KDS) of the Cursillo Movement in Sri Lanka organized the “Rev. Fr. Theophane Wickramaratne Memorial Day” on Friday 15th April, 2016. The event was held at the Sylvestro-Benedictine Monastery, Monte Fano, Ampitiya, Kandy where it all began 52 years ago, with the First Cursillo being concluded on January 16th 1964 at this same Monastery.

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Introduced Cursillo Movement to Sri Lanka - 1964

Fr.Theophane

Rev.Fr.Theophane Wickramaratne O.S.B

1912 - 1992

Our Episcopal Patron

Rt. Rev. Dr. Vianney Fernando

(Bishop of Kandy)

 

 

Pope Francis meets with members of the Cursillos in Christianity movement in Italy.

Pope Francis with Cursillistas

Click to view the Papal Audience

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday evening 30th April 2015 in the Paul VI Hall greeted the members of the Cursillos in Christianity movement who are in Rome for their European meeting and who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the group in Italy.....>>more

Cursillo Method........... Make a Friend, Be a Friend and Bring your Friend to Christ

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49th Cursillo Annual Convention held at St.Peter's College Hall

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FELICITATION AWARDS FOR DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE SRI LANKA CURSILLO MOVEMENT AT THE 49TH ANNUAL CONVENTION HELD ON 31st JANUARY 2016 >> more

 

NEED YOUR SUPPORT BY WAY OF ADVERTISEMENTS FOR RUNNING THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE CURSILLO MOVEMENT. Fr.Tony Martyn... >> more

Christmas Get-together 2015: Christmas Family Get-together was held on 6th December 2015 at Paul VI Centre from 3.00pm to 5.30pm Families and friends of Cursillistas in Colombo participated. >> more

First Tamil Men's Cursillo held

First Tamil Men's Cursillo was held from 28th July to 2nd August 2015 at Monte Fano, Ampitiya , Kandy. Twelve Candidates participated from three dioceses namely Kandy, Mannar and Colombo......>>more

CONVENTION 2015 PHOTOGRAPHS...>> more

 

OMCC MONTHLY NEWS LETTER March 2015...pdf document>> more

Cursillo Pentecost Night Vigil 2014

Colombo Diocesan Secretariat organized a Night Vigil for Cursillistas and their families, from 8.30 p.m. on Saturday 31st May to 5.00 a.m. on Sunday 1st June 2014 in preparation for  the feast of Pentecost. The Vigil  was held at Paul VI Centre. Members brought some snacks and shared during the Agape Fellowship hour. The Vigil was concluded with the Holy Mass.

 

Fr.Theophane Wickramaratne Memorial Day

"Fr. Theophane Wickramaratne Memorial Day"  was commemorated on 17th March 2014. Memorial Mass was held at 4.30p.m. at Paul VI centre. 

There after those present was taken down memory lane with Video Clips from Fr.Theophane’s talks on Life in Grace, Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist and on our Blessed Mother.

Pope John Paul II - July 29, 2000 Jubilee Address to Cursillistas, Rome....pdf document >>more

 

"FEAR NOT...LAUNCH INTO THE DEEP AND LOWER YOUR NETS". 48th Annual Convention of the Sri Lanka Cursillo Movement and the Commemoration of the Golden Jublee was held on 9th February 2014 at St.Joseph's College, Maradana

 

NEWS IN BRIEF for 2013

  • The following Cursillo Weekends were held during this period:
  • Weekend in English for Men at Samata Sarana, Colombo Diocese from 25th to 28th July
  • Weekend in Sinhala for Women at Tewatte, Colombo Diocese from 8th to 11th August
  • Weekend in Tamil for Women in Kandy Diocese the 29th August to 1st September
  • Weekend in English for Women in Tewatte, Colombo Diocese from 12th to 15th September
  • Weekend for Men in Sinhala at Halgassena, Diocese from 24th to 27th October
    • The 7th World Encounter of the Cursillo Movement is to be held in Brisbane, Australia from 20th to 24th November 2013. Our Chaplin Rev. Fr. Tony Martyn and a Cursillista will be participating in this event

CURSILLO PROGRAMME TO THE KANDY PRESBYTERIUM

We were also fortunate to address the Kandy Presbyterium on the invitation of His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Vianney Fernando, Bishop of Kandy and the Episcopal Patron of the Cursillo Movement on 29th October 2013 at the Retreat House, Lewella, to bring an awareness of the purpose and Method of the Cursillo Movement to provide a Christian Backbone to a society that is fast drifting away from God ... >>more

 

CURSILLO PROGRAMME FOR THE PRIESTS AND THE RELIGIOUS IN BATTICOLOA

At the invitation of His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Ponniah Joseph, a group from the Inter Diocesan Secretariat (IDS) together with its Chaplain Rev. Fr. Tony Martyn visited Batticaloa and conducted a programme at Bishop’s House on 1st October 2013 to introduce the Cursillo Movement to the Priests and Religious of the Batticaloa Diocese. There was a participation of around 50 priests and 20 religious sisters from different congregations....>> more

 

VISIT TO MANNAR - Rev.Frs.Tony Martyn and Ignatius Varnakulasingham together with 7 members of the IDS visited the Mannar Cursillistas on, May 12th 2013 to conduct a Renewal programme. 21 Cursillistas of the Mannar Diocese participated in the  programme, which was held at the Joseph Vaz Center. >> more

 

Photographs of the Renewal Programme held at Marawilla, Chilaw >> more

 

CURSILLO RENEWAL PROGRAMME IN THE DIOCESE OF CHILAW >> more

Photographs of the Rev. Fr. Theophane Wickramaratne Memorial Day and the launch of the Web Site >> more

Rev. Fr. Theophane Wickramaratne Memorial Day and the launch of the Web Site >> more

Message from the National Chaplain - Rev.Fr.Tony Martyn: On this joyous occasion on the launching of a Web site of the Cursillo Movement of Sri Lanka, and when the Sri Lanka Cursillo Movement prepares to celebrate 50 years of its apostolic life in Sri Lanka. It gives me great joy to give this message....>> more

The Golden Jubilee Year was officially declared

on Tuesday 12th March, 2013 at the Cursillo Secretariat Paul VI Centre, Colombo

by Our Episcopal Patron

Rt. Rev. Dr. Vianney Fernando (Bishop of Kandy)

Upcoming events

Annual Convention of the Sri Lanka Cursillo Movement on 31st January 2016

 

Palanca requests

Prayers are requested for the upcoming Cursillo Weekends

 

Please send your Palanca to

The Cursillo Centre, 1st Floor, Paul VI Centre, Front Street, Colombo 11

 

In Memoriam

 

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