A letter from the Parish Priest of Karampon St. Sebastian Church
“May our Lord Christ bless you all with his protection during these difficult times. “
Renovation and maintenance work of St. Sebastian’s Church Karampon started on 26-06-2020 by the Church administration board with the financial assistance of the St. Sebastian Church - Canadian Committee. Under the direct supervision of our Parish Priest, Rev Fr. Pathinathan , board member, Mr. Angelo Bastiampillai and Treaurer of St. Sebastian Church Karampon ,Mr. A. Wales Justin.
As these renovations are taking place during a time that we are facing financial difficulties, we are extremely happy and grateful to learn that parishioners in various other countries (notably UK, Australia, USA, France, Germany etc) are also raising or contributing funds to assist with the reconstruction efforts.
We kindly request that these funds to be also transferred to the bank account that has been specifically created for the reconstruction of St. Sebastian Church - Karampon. Please note that this bank account is monitored by the Parish Priest as authorized by the Most Venerable Bishop of Jaffna.
The operating budget for all the church renovations will only reside in this account.
Bank Account Details:
Bank of Ceylon – Kayts Branch
Bank Account Number: 0085694147
Bank Account Name: Parish Priest-St. Sebastian’s Church (Karampon/Kayts)
Bank Code: 7010
Bank Branch Code: 373
Swift Code: BCEYLKLX
We would like to thank you all for your support and generosity in helping rebuild or restore St. Sebastian’s Church.
Date: 04th May, 2020
St. Sebastian’s church,
Request for contribution to church maintenance
Greetings to all.
Kindly allow me to introduce myself. I am Rev. Fr. Pathinathan I am the parish priest at St. Sebastian’s church in Karampon -Kayts, Sri Lanka. I pray for you and your families to stay safe and healthy during this global health crisis.
I am writing you today to ask for your kind contribution and generosity to maintain St. Sebastian church.Unfortunately, we do not have sufficient enough funds to do the basic maintenance of the church currently.
I understand that all of you have suffering to deal with the personal expenses especially during this global pandemic, having this in my mind I am asking only for a contribution of $1 CAD per month in total of $12 for the year. Your $1 CAD per month will go a long way and will make a tremendous impact for us. You can choose to pay for more than one year or donate more than $12 CAD if you wish to continue your support to the church.
I understand that it is not practically affordable for families that live abroad to send $12 CAD directly to us since the transfer fee itself will be more than the donation amount. Hence, I have approached some of the St. Sebastian’s parishioners those are residing in Canada and inquired whether the Karampon.com administration team could help to collect the funds. I specifically chose the Karampon.com because they have the capability to process small online payments through PayPal which is one of the most secured online platform for online credit card payments without incurring transfer fees. I am grateful to the karampon.com team for agreeing to assist us without any hesitation.
Therefore, through the assistance of karampon.com you can choose to donate online by PayPal at the karampon.com website. They will transfer the funds to me on a monthly basis along with a list of the donors so that I can send a receipt to the donors respectively. Please note that I authorize the karampon.com administration team to accept and collect all payments on behalf of St. Sebastian’s church -Karampon. If you wish you can also choose to send your donations directly to the parish account. The details are provided below;
Account name:St.Sebastian’s church, Krampon parish priest .
Bank and Address:Peoples bank – Hospital Road, Kayts.
Account number:105- 2001- 5000- 4420
Thank you in advance for your contribution and generosity. Asking god to bless you and your family and those you serve, I am.
Sincerely yours in Christ,