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The Bishop of Udupi, Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo was on Pastoral Visit to Philip Neri Church, Basrur from 11th to 13th February, 2023. Rev. Fr Charles Noronha, the Parish Priest of Basrur and the parishioners extended a warm welcome to the Bishop.

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 the Parish finance committee members.  

On 12th February, the Confirmation Mass was celebrated with great joy. 56 children received the Sacrament of Confirmation. In his homily, the bishop emphasized on the importance of family life. 

After the Mass, the Bishop had series of meetings with several groups, viz.; Missionary Children’s Association; Altar Boys; ICYM; YCS; Catholic Sabha; SFO; Legion of Mary, SVP, Sthree Sanghatan, Parish Pastoral Council with 20 commissions’ animators. Later he visited the sick. He also attended the Small Christian Community meeting in one of the wards. 

On 13th morning the Bishop celebrated the holy Eucharist at St Joseph Convent Basrur. He also paid visit to St Philip Neri Central School Basrur and interacted with children. He addressed the teachers and staff members of the school. The Pastoral Visit concluded on Monday 13th with a Prayer Service.

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