HOLY WEEK. SERVICE TIMES 2022

THERE WILL BE NO HOLY SPIRIT NOVENA ON TUESDAY HOLY HOUR AND BENEDICTION WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY , TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AT 6.00 PM. NO AFTERNOON MASS ON WEDNESDAY MORNING MASS AT 6.30 AM ON ALL THREE DAYS , MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

MAUNDY THURSDAY

  • 4.00 pm SERVICE
  • 6.30 pm SERVICE

*WASHIING OF FEET AT BOTH MASSES

HOLY HOURS

  • 8.00 TO 8.45 SUNDAY SCHOOL / ALTAR SERVERS
  • 8.45 TO 9.45 PM. ALL SODALITIES ( SHC, LEGION, SVP)
  • 9.45 to 10.15 ..SINHALA HALF HOUR
  • 10.15 TO 10.45 TAMIL HALF HOUR.
  • 1O.45 TO 11.15 YOUTH
  • 11.15 TO MIDNIGHT . PARISH HOUR

GOOD FRIDAY WAY OF THE CROSS.

  • 7.00 AM ENGLISH
  • 8.30 AM SINHALA
  • 10.00 AM TAMIL

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

  • 3.00 PM
  • 6.00 PM

HOLY SATURDAY

  • 7.00 pm HOLY MASS ORGANIZED BY SMCG PRECIDED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, ARCHBISHOP BRIAN UDAIGWE, THE APOSTOLIC NUNCIO IN SRI LANKA

  • SECOND MASS 10.00 PM

*EASTER SUNDAY

  • 7.00 am
  • 8.30 am
  • 10.30 am
  • 12 Noon

ALL MASSES IN ENGLISHTHERE WILL BE NO EVENING MASS

Regular Services at St. Mary's

Weekday Masses

  • Monday - 6:30 AM
  • Tuesday – 6.30 AM
  • Wednesday : 12:15 PM , 06:10 PM (Novena)
  • Thursday – 6:30 AM
  • Friday -12:15 PM , 06:10 PM (Novena)

Novenas

  • Wednesday – 6:10 pm Novena to the Holy Spirit followed by Holy Mass.
  • Friday – 06.30 Novena to Infant Jesus followed by Holy Mass.

Rev Fr. Augustine Vallooran will be conducting the Holy Spirit Novena from 5th January 2022. (Wednesday) The Holy spirit Novena will commence at 6.15pm, as usual, followed by Holy Mass at 6.30 pm.

IMPORTANT From the 2nd week of January, the Holy spirit Novena will be held every TUESDAY ( commencing 11th Jan), with 15 minutes of praise and worship at 6.15pm, followed by Novena mass at 6.30pm.

Holy Hour

  • Every First Friday of the Month 05:30 – 6:30 Holy Hour followed by Holy Mass.

Weekend Masses Saturday

  • 07:00 AM (mass on 01 st Saturday will be held in the grotto, Subject to Weather conditions)
  • 06:15 Mass (Valid for Sunday Obligation)

Sunday

  • 07:00 AM
  • 08:30 AM
  • 10:30 AM
  • 12:00 NOON
  • 06:00 PM.

*7:00am Mass 1st Sunday (Sinhala), 3rd Sunday (Tamil). All Masses are in English except where noted.

*A Special Anniversary mass will be held every 04th Sunday at 10.30 am for couples celebrating their anniversaries during the month.

*Please feel free to bring in your own offertory and join the offertory procession.

Please check the below COVID regulations when visiting the church.

  • All worshippers are requested to adhere to the COVID regulations when entering the church.
  • A face mask is mandatory.
  • Please maintain social distancing at all times.
  • Sanitize hand before entering the church.
  • A temperature check will be taken upon entering the church.

Parish Priest

Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin (from September 2020) Telephone +94 11 2588745 | Fax +94 11 2580264 | Email: frtrevorg1@gmail.com

About Us

St. Mary's Church

Rev Fr, Trevor Martin and the faithful welcome you to the Church of St. Mary. We are situated in the heart of Colombo in Colombo 04, and serving over 400 families as parishioners. We hope that your time in our Mother Church may be an opportunity to join in fellowship of our faith and joy in Jesus Christ. Please enjoy the beauty of our church dedicated to our Blessed Mother.

Announcements

For new year masses commencing midnight, Please feel free to bring in your own offertory and join the offertory procession

  • 14th January 2022 will be a special day of prayer organised by the different dioceses, at Tewatte, Ragama. Details of programmes and times will be notified in due course.

Anniversary masses There will be a special mass for Couples celebrating their wedding Anniversaries, from January 2022, every 4th week. (at the 10.30 mass) Please give in your names to the parish office at the beginning of each month.

Rev Fr. Augustine Vallooran will be conducting the Holy Spirit Novena from 5th January 2022. (Wednesday) The Holy spirit Novena will commence at 6.10pm, as usual, followed by Holy Mass at 6.30 pm.

IMPORTANT From the 2nd week of January, the Holy spirit Novena will be held every TUESDAY ( commencing 11th Jan), with 15 minutes of praise and worship at 6.15pm, followed by Novena mass at 6.30pm.

Parish visits will commence from January 2022. It will be appreciated if all parish books are updated.

  • DISTRIBUTIONN OF DRY RATIONS With the current situation faced by one and all, a help line has been opened, to supply dry rations and other essentials for the parishioners and residents of the area, who need assistance. So far we have distributed 5,batches and we hope to continue this programme for the next few weeks as well. Any person who wishes to contribute to this worthy project, may use the options given below.

    • Account Number : *0390 1022 4935
    • Account Name : PARISH PRIEST, ST MARYS CHURCH BAMBALAPITIYA
    • Bank : Hatton National Bank
    • Branch : Bambalapitiya
    • Under Narration....please state your name and the word HELP
    • Example... A B C PERERA* . HELP

Thank you for your Kindness and generosity.

God bless...

Fr Trevor Martin.

*last update: 21/12/2021