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National Shrine of Our Lady of Matara:

Annual Feast begins today

The 112th Annual Feast of National Shrine of Our Lady of Matara will be held today (7).

Holy Masses will be held at 8.30 am, 10.00 am and 11.30 am.

The Bishops and other dignitaries will arrive at 3.30 pm. The Bishop of Rathnapura, the Most Rev. Dr Cletus Chandrasiri Perera will be the Chief Celebrant. The Rosary, Litany, Vespers which will be held at 4.15 pm will be followed by the Marian Procession with the miraculous statue of Our Lady of Matara.

On Sunday, September 8, Masses will be conducted at 4.00 am in Sinhala, 5.00 am in Tamil and 6.00 am in both English and Sinhala. Rosary and Litany will be held at 7.15 am. The Bishop of Galle, Most Rev. Dr. Raymond Wickramasinghe will be the Chief Celebrant at the festival. The High Mass which will be held at 8.00 am.

Masses in Sinhala will be held at 12.00 noon and 5.00 pm.

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