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The Bishop of Udupi, Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo was on Pastoral Visit to  St John Bosco Church, Kelmbet from 17th and 18th September, 2022. Rev. Fr Anand Noronha, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr Arnold Mathias, Rev. Fr Milton Fernandes and the parishioners extended a warm welcome to him.

After the preliminary rites, the Bishop visited the cemetery and conducted the prayer service. The Bishop had a session on Catechism for the Confirmation children. Later He interacted with the parish finance committee members. He paid a visit to boys’ hostel and interacted with boarding boys.

On 18th September, the Confirmation Mass was celebrated with great joy. 26 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; Catholic Sabha; SFO; Legion of Mary, SVP and Parish Pastoral Council with 20 commissions’ animators. Bishop visited the sick members of the parish. He also attended the Small Christian Community meeting in one of the wards. The Pastoral Visit concluded on Sunday 28th with a Prayer Service.

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