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Jesuits in Parishes

A Jesuit parish is a Catholic community guided by Ignatian spirituality and principles. Jesuit parishes prioritize spiritual formation, worship, and liturgical celebrations. They provide religious education and formation programs for individuals of all ages, aiming to deepen their faith and relationship with God. They also emphasize social justice and outreach, working to address the needs of the marginalized and advocating for systemic change. Community building and pastoral care are essential aspects, fostering a sense of belonging and providing support to parishioners in their personal and spiritual lives.


St. Sebastian’s church

Batticaloa

Tel: (+94) 065 2222450

Parish Priest:

Fr. Antonthas Morais SJ


 

St. Lawrence’s church

Padinawela

Tel. (+94) 052 2051845

Parish Priest:

Fr. Alfreds Gabriel SJ

 


St. Mary’s church

Wellawaya


Parish Priest:

Fr. Chrysogonus Pieris SJ

 

Our Lady of Velankanni church

Andankulam

Trincomalee

Parish Priest:

Fr. Sachintha Fernando SJ


St. Ignatius’ church

Batticaloa

Tel: (+94) 065 2225807

Parish Priest:

Fr. Lawrence Loganathan SJ


The Society of Jesus was founded in 1540 by Saint Ignatius Loyola and his companions. The mission of the Jesuits is a 

mission of justice and reconciliation, working so that women and men can be reconciled with God, with themselves,

 with each other and with God’s creation.