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It was a joyful and memorable event for the parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kanajar when their shepherd the Bishop of Udupi, Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo visited them from 17th to 19th of February, 2018. Rev. Fr Alexander Lewis, the Parish Priest and the parishioners extended a warm welcome to him on 17th 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. This was followed by his meetings with the Finance Committee members and Parish Pastoral Council members.

On 18th February, the Confirmation Mass was celebrated with great joy. A total of 20 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 several groups, viz. Missionary  Children’s Association; Legion of Mary;Altar Boys; YCS; All youth of the Parish; Catholic Sabha and Secular Franciscan Order. He attended the S.C.C. meeting in a ward.

On 19th the Bishop celebrated Mass in the Lourdes Convent, and thereafter interacted with Sisters. He spent time with the Sick in the parish. He visited the school children during their assembly. He had meeting with School teachers; Sthree Sangatan and 18 commissions’ Coordinator, Animators and members. He concluded by summarizing the entire pastoral visit and left for Udupi at around 6:00 p.m.

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