Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sep 24, 2013 / 03:15 am
A group which aims to foster a missionary spirit among children celebrated the 25th anniversary of its establishment in the Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka, with a Mass said Sept. 7.
The Mass was held at St. Joseph's College, a primary and secondary school located in the Sri Lankan capital.
"It's an important event that coincides with the Year of Faith, which impresses upon us the importance of rediscovering our faith mission, in our life and our diocese," Father Sunil De Silva, parish priest of St. Mary's in Colombo's Bambalapitiya neighborhood, told CNA Sept. 18.
While the Holy Childhood Society had been in Sri Lanka for over 60 years, it was Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, presently the Archbishop of Colombo, who first introduced it to the diocese when he was a priest there, in 1988.