REV. FR. BONIFACE BASTIAN O.M.I
CALLED TO ETERNAL REST

REV. FR. BONIFACE BASTIAN O.M.I
CALLED TO ETERNAL REST

[ Fr.Sunil De Silva - 13.05.2013 ]

Rev. Fr. Boniface Bastian OMI, was called to Eternal Rest in the Lord on Friday 10th May 2013 at Rakwana. Fr. Bonnie was serving as the Parish Priest of Rakwanaka, in the diocese of Ratnapura, where he died of a heart attack, at the aage of 67 years.

Funeral Mass was held at Fatima Church, Maradana, Colombo 10 and his mortal remains were buried at the General Cemetery, Borealla.

Archdiocese of Colombo offer our condolences to the Congregation of the Fathers of the Oblate Congregation. With grateful recognition of Fr. Bonnie's selfless service, as a committed priest of the Lord for His people, we offer fervent prayers that God, the Father of mercies, will grant eternal rest to him and every spiritual consolation to those who mourn his passing.We shall pray for his eternal reward and he shall pray for us to prepare ourselves for the same.

In paradisum

In paradisum deducant te Angeli ;
in tuo adventu
suscipiant te Martyres,
et perducant te in civitatem
sanctam Jerusalem.
Chorus Angelorum te suscipiat,
et cum Lazaro quondam paupere
aeternam habeas requiem.

Celebrant :
Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine.

All : Et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Celebrant : Requiescant in pace.
All : Amen.

"Come, you who are blessed by my Father ;
take your inheritance, the kingdom
prepared for you since the creation of the world."
[ Photos by Fr. Sunil De Silva ]
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