The Bishop of Udupi, Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo visited St Antony Church Ajekar from 18th to 20th June, 2022. Rev. Fr Praveen Amrith Martis, Parish Priest of Ajekar Parish and the parishioners extended a warm welcome to him.
After the preliminary rites, the Bishop visited the cemetery and conducted prayer service. The Bishop had a session on Catechism for the Confirmation children. Then He interacted with Parish finance committee members.
On 19th June, the Confirmation Mass was celebrated with great joy. 35 children were administered the Sacrament of Confirmation. In his homily, the bishop preached on the importance of family life.
After the Mass, the Bishop had meetings with several groups, viz. Altar Boys; Sthree Sanghatan; ICYM; YCS; Catholic Sabha; SFO; Legion of Mary, SVP and Parish Pastoral Council with 20 commissions’ animators. He also attended the Small Christian Community meeting in one of the wards at Ajekar.
On 20th morning the Bishop celebrated mass at Sacred Heart convent. After the mass, the Bishop visited the school assembly of Jyothi High school and Church school. After the assembly Bishop met the staff of the school. The Pastoral Visit concluded on Monday 20th with a Prayer Service.