The St. John the Baptist Church in Kegalle was filled with joy as it hosted its much-awaited annual church feast and confirmation service. The event saw the congregation coming together to celebrate their faith and receive the sacrament of confirmation, led by the esteemed Bishop Rt. Rev. Nishantha Fernando.
Draped in reverence and celebration, the church was adorned with vibrant decorations that resonated with the spirit of the occasion. The day was graced by the presence of several senior priests of the diocese, including Rev. Eric Sugathadasa, Rev. Samuel Ravindran, and Rev. Anula M Muthugala Arachchi, who joined the proceedings to share their blessings.
The festivities commenced with a splendid display of Sri Lankan traditional dance performed by a local dance troupe, adding a touch of cultural richness to the event. The heartwarming sight of parishioners actively participating in the event underscored the deep connection they hold with their faith and their community. The occasion was not just a religious event but also a time for the congregation to come together as a family, strengthening the bonds of friendship and shared beliefs.
In a heartening gesture, Bishop Fernando engaged in friendly conversations with the parishioners after the service.
The event concluded with a shared meal, symbolizing the unity and fellowship that defines the essence of a faith community. The attendees left with hearts full of gratitude, strengthened in their faith and inspired to continue their journey with renewed enthusiasm.