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It was a joyful and memorable event for the parishioners of Holy Family Church, Brahmavar when their shepherd, The Bishop of Udupi, Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo visited them from 23th to 25th of September, 2017. The Parish Priest and the parishioners extended a warm welcome to him on 23rd evening. The preliminary rite in the Church was followed by visit to the cemetery.

The Bishop had a Catechism session for the Confirmation children. This was followed by his meetings with the Parish Pastoral Council members.

On 24th September Confirmation Mass was celebrated with great joy. A total of 55 students were administered the Sacrament of Confirmation. In his homily during the Mass, the Bishop preached on the importance of family life.

After the Mass, the Bishop had meetings with several groups, viz. Altar Boys; Marian Sodality; Missionary Society of Children; YCS; I.C.Y.M; Sthri Sangatan; Catechism Teachers; Catholic Sabha; S.V.P. Members and SCC Core Committee members. He attended the S.C.C. meeting in a ward and visited the Sacred Heart Convent for Prayer and Adoration.

On 25th the Bishop celebrated Mass in the Karunalaya Convent and interacted with the Sisters. He spent time with the Sick in the parish. He also addressed the school children during their assembly. He then met with the 18 commissions Animators; Secular Franciscan Order and Finance Committee members. After that he visited the St. Paul Chapel, Nilavar. He concluded by summarising the entire pastoral visit and left for Udupi around 5:00 p.m. 

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