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


Tel: (+94) 065 2222450

Parish Priest:

Fr. Antonthas Morais SJ


St. Lawrence’s church


Tel. (+94) 052 2051845

Parish Priest:

Fr. Alfreds Gabriel SJ


St. Mary’s church


Parish Priest:

Fr. Chrysogonus Pieris SJ



Our Lady of Velankanni church



Parish Priest:

Fr. Sachintha Fernando SJ



St. Ignatius’ church


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.


St. Xavier’s Residence

No. P/U/47, St. Xavier Mawatha


Negombo 11500

Tel: (+94) 0312221927

Fax: (+94) 0312225027