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The Bishop of Udupi, Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo was on Pastoral Visit to St Joseph Church, Koteshwar on 18th & 19th February, 2023. Rev. Fr Cyril Menezes, OCD, the Parish Priest of Koteshwar 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. After the meeting he visited to Carmel Ashram Koteshwar for prayer and rosary.

On 19th February, the Confirmation Mass was celebrated with great joy. 5 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.; Catholic Sabha; SVP, Sthree Sanghatan; Parish Pastoral Council with 20 commissions’ animators. He also attended the Small Christian Community meeting in one of the wards. The Pastoral Visit concluded on Sunday 19th with a Prayer Service.

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