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ChapelThe elegant and beautiful Chapel of Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya was dedicated to the Holy Family of Nazareth in 1933. Funds to build it were collected through various sources. One of the main sources was the school’s very own students. Concerts were organized and each class came forward to perform every Friday for which tickets were sold at the price of 10 cents.

The magnificent Carrara Marble Altar was a gift from the past pupils of that time and the tabernacle was a gift from Ms. Elizabeth Pillai. Holy Hour every first Friday afternoon of the month, annual retreats which went on for two or three days and confessions on Thursdays were the regular religious services that were held in the Chapel.

Today, Holy Mass and special ceremonies such as Confirmation, Christmas Eve mass, the school Christmas carol service and First Holy Communion are held in this beautiful place of worship. Except for a few changes, the structure remains the same, as in the days of old, and up to date, the Chapel is believed to be the convent’s most beautiful and prized possession.

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