The first meeting of the newly appointed parish Conveners of the Commission for Laity took place on 04th April, 2017. The meeting began with the prayer service led by the Diocesan Coordinator for 18 Commissions, Rev. Fr. Harold Pereira. Director of the Commission for Laity, Rev. Fr Ferdinand Gonsalves welcomed the Bishop of Udupi, Most Rev. Gerald Lobo, Rev. Fr. Harold Pereira and the Conveners from the parishes.
Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Gonsalves asked the participants to introduce themselves. He also made a power point presentation on the diocesan pastoral plan and the achievements of last two years. The Bishop explained on how the Conveners can work in their respective parishes. Shirva Parish Convener, Monthu Menezes proposed the vote of thanks. 41 members were present for the meeting.