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Caritas SED Galle is the centre for Catholic Social Economic Development in the Southern Province working in collaboration with Caritas Sri Lanka, a member of Caritas Internationalis network of 162 Catholic Relief Development and Social Service Organizations working together to build a better world.
This hymn was composed in 2012 to celebrate the commemoration of 300 years since the birth of Blessed Joseph Vaz.
The hymn could be sung in both Sinhala and Tamil languages in the same Melody and Meaning.
Lyrics and Music composed by Rev. Fr. Anthony Hemantha Peiris of the Diocese of Badulla.
Translated in to Tamil by Rev. Fr. Michael Rajendram Pillai of the Diocese of Galle.
A Children’s Day celebration for the members of the Children Societies affiliated to Caritas SED Galle and CoDeSeP was help with cultural items by children was conducted at Dharmapala Children Park in Galle City on 07th December 2017.
The above event was held under the patronage of His lordship Most.Rev.Raymond Wickramasinghe, the Bishop of Galle and with the participation of Hon.Hemakumara Nanayakkara, the Governor of the Southern Province, Hon. Weerasumana Weerainghe , the Minister of Youth, Sports and Very Rev.Fr.Shanthikumar Weliwita , the National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka.
More than 600 children belonging to multi ethnic and religious background from Farming Community from Villages, Urban poor Community from Cities and Plantation Community from Estates across the Southern Province participated in the event.
Religious dignitaries of all Faiths invoked blessings over Children gathered. The event was made very colorful by the Cultural performances and Talent show by Children.
Caritas SED Galle in collaboration with MOH Hambanthota conducted Medical Camps in four Communities i.e. Army Ela, Dabarella, Sadungama and Thaligala under the Community Empowerment Project funded by the Holy Trinity Foundation, Colombo.
These Clinics also provided preventative tests (e.g. Diabetes, Blood pressure, cholesterol) and are equipped with a basic laboratory station to provide doctors in the field with instant results to guide their diagnosisreferrals and treatment.
More than 1000 men,women and children were treated in the above 04 Mobile Clinics.
A special training programme on Sustainable Agriculture and Home Gardening was held for the members of Farming community in Matara District on 07th October at Kahagala Village in Matara.
Two half a day sessions for Priests and Nuns were held on 17th October 2016 17th October 2016 at Caritas SED Galle Auditorium.
The 1st Session was on the study on “Amoris Laetitia” - The Joy of Love, Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family, and the 2nd Session was on Parenting and the Resource Person was Rev. Fr. Cajetan D. Menezez (Director – Family Apostolate – Archdiocese of Mumbai, India). This was one of the activities of the Project for Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Parishes Funded by the Holy Trinity Foundation (HTF), Colombo and implemented by Caritas SED Galle.
The above meeting to discuss and to prepare for the Closing of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy on Parish and Diocesan levels was held on 11th October at DDN Center at Halpatota, Baddegama.
The Bi Annual Meeting of the Diocesan Commission for Justice, Peace and Human Development in the diocese of Galle was held on 09th June 2016,Caritas SED Galle, under the patronage of his lordship Bishop Raymond Wickramaasinghe, as its Chairman.
The Social Issues in the Southern Province in particular and in the Country at large and the Church's concerns was taken up for discussion...
The Chapel, Board Room & Auditorium at the Caritas SED Galle Center, Galle were renovated and refurbished with the funds made available from Canadian SMA Mission.