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It was a joyful and memorable event for the parishioners of St Joseph’s Church, Belve when their shepherd the Bishop of Udupi, Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo visited them from 06th to 08th of April, 2019. Rev. Fr Denis D’Souza, Parish Priest and the parishioners extended a warm welcome to him on 06th evening.

The preliminary rite in the Church was followed by visit to the cemetery. The Bishop had a session on Catechism for the Confirmation children.

On 07th April, the Confirmation Mass was celebrated with great joy. A total of 5 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 various groups, viz. Altar BoysMarian SodalityCatholic Sabha; SVP and Sthree Sanghatan Members. He spent time with the Sick in the parish.

On 08th the Bishop celebrated Mass in the St Jos Col Convent, and thereafter interacted with Sisters. He visited the school children during the assembly. He concluded by summarizing the entire pastoral visit and left for Udupi at around 11:00 a.m. 

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