It was a joyful event for the parishioners of St Peter’s Church Pethri when their shepherd the Bishop of Udupi, Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo visited them on 03rd October, 2021. Rev. Fr Joseph Machado, the Parish Priest and the parishioners extended a warm welcome.
The Bishop had a session on Catechism for the Confirmation children. The Confirmation Mass was celebrated with great joy. 23 children 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. Sthree Sanghatan; Catholic Sabha; YCS; ICYM; Secular Franciscan Order; SVP, etc. The Pastoral visit concluded on 03rd evening with a Prayer Service, after which the Bishop returned to the Bishop’s House.