11th Annual Feast of Our Blessed Mother
Sun had just risen from the valley when we met groups of volunteers actively converting the church compound to a festive atmosphere. They hung banners and flags, erected a 20 foot flag mast, hung balloons and decorated the walkways. Alter was a sea of flowers. All gathered to celebrate the feast of our Blessed Mother at the Blue Army Shrine on the 24th of May 2009 for the eleventh year at Washington, New Jersey, USA.
This annual event was once again a great success with the Sri Lankan Catholic Choir of New York/ New Jersey singing beautiful hymns and elevating the hearts and souls of all Sri Lankans in prayer and worship. During This year celebration prayers were offered in all three major languages.
Event concluded after the procession and final blessing. Several hundreds of people who attended were deeply moved by the amazing décor, musical repertoire and original compositions of the choir. Many believed this memorable event has touched the hearts and souls of devotee’s for a long time. Our prayers and heartfelt thanks to the organizing committee, all the singers and musicians of the catholic choir and Frs. Sujith Tillekeratne, Edward Tissera, Robert Dhanaraj , Paul Ruge and staff of Blue Army Shrine for enabling this event to reach the pinnacle.
Exclusive media coverage of this event courtesy of Asoka Ranasinghe of tpvideoproductions.com