The first anniversary of proclamation and dedication of St. Lawrence Basilica at Attur on August 1, 2017.
Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Issac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi, presided over the Holy Eucharistic celebrations while V. Rev. Fr George D’Souza, Parish Priest and Rector, St. Lawrence Basilica, Attur, Msgr. Dr. Baptist Menezes, Vicar General, Udupi Diocese, V. Rev. Fr Joswey Fernandes, Dean of Karkal Deanery, Rev. Dr. Lawrence D’Souza, Secretary, Catholic Education Society of Udupi Diocese, Rev. Fr. William Menezes, Estate Manager, Mangaluru Diocese and other priests from the diocese took part in the Eucharistic celebrations.
In his homily, Bishop said, “We have proclaimed this year as year of ‘Lectio Divina’ which means the year of Word of God in Udupi diocese. This invites all the faithful to read and reflect the word of God and live according to the word of God. While we start nine days of novena today in the name of St. Lawrence, let us reflect specially on the Word of God.
After the mass, the special prayers interceding St. Lawrence were offered for the sick. Fr. George Thomas D’Souza thanked all the devotees present on the occasion.