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The Bishop of Udupi, Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo was on Pastoral Visit to Holy Cross Church, Byndoor from 3rd to 5th June, 2023. Rev. Fr Vincent Coelho, the Parish Priest of Byndoor 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 4th June, the Confirmation Mass was celebrated with great joy. 14 children received the Sacrament of Confirmation. In his homily, the bishop emphasized on the importance of family life.

After the Mass, the Bishop had meetings with several groups, viz.; Sthree Sanghatan; Missionary Children’s Association; Altar Boys; ICYM; YCS; 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 5th morning the Bishop celebrated the holy Eucharist at Holy Cross Convent Byndoor. After the Mass, the Bishop had meetings with Catholic Sabha; SFO; SVP. The Pastoral Visit concluded on Monday 5th with a Prayer Service.

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