Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. The Claretian Missionaries of St. Joseph Vaz in Sri Lanka, as part of its ongoing program for members, undergoes the Junior Priest Accompaniment Program (JPAP). JPAP takes place twice a year and is designed for Claretian priests of St. Joseph Vaz Independent Delegation who are in their first five years in the ministry. It is equivalent to the Quinquennium Programs of other Claretian Major Organisms around the world.
This year, the first of the series took place from May 9 to 12, 2022, at the Eymard House of Priests, Nuwara Eliya. Fr. Nishantha, TOR (Third Order of Franciscan) accompanied and guided the eight junior priests in reflecting on the theme “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”