It was the privilege of Stella Maris Church, Kalmady to receive the Bishop of Udupi, Most Rev. Gerald Lobo for their pastoral visit on 25.3.2017. The parishioners and the Parish Priest extended to him a warm welcome. This was followed by Prayer Service in the Church and visit to the Cemetery. He held a class for confirmation children. He also held meetings with the Parish Finance Committee and Parish Pastoral Council members.
The Confirmation Mass was celebrated on Sunday the 26th of March. This was followed by meetings with the various associations of the parish, viz. Altar Servers, Holy Childhood Society, YCS, ICYM, Stree Sangatan, St.Vincent De Paul Society, Legion of Mary and Secular Franciscan Order. He also visited the sick in the parish and gave them the Holy Communion.
On this occasion the Bishop blessed and laid the foundation stone for the new Shrine and the presbytery.
The Bishop met with the Coordinators of 18 Commissions. He attended one ward meeting of Small Christian Community. He also had a meeting with the Catechism Teachers and the members of Catholic Sabha.
The Pastoral visit was concluded on Monday the 27th and after the Prayer Service, the Bishop returned to the Bishop’s House.