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Most Rev. Dr Gerald Lobo, Bishop of Udupi, conducted his Pastoral Visit to St Vincent De Paul Church, Katapady from the 27th to the 29th of April, 2024. Rev. Fr Rajesh Pasanna CSC, Parish Priest of Katapadi church; Rev. Fr Ronson D’Souza CSC, Rector OF Holy Cross Minor seminary, Katapadi, along with the parishioners, extended a warm welcome to the Bishop. 


After the preliminary rites, the Bishop visited the cemetery and conducted a prayer service. The Bishop also conducted Catechism on the Sacrament of Confirmation for the 14 candidates of the parish who were to receive the Sacrament. Then, he interacted with the Parish finance committee members.

On the 28st of April, the Holy Eucharist was celebrated with great joy, and 14 children were conferred with the Sacrament of Confirmation. In his homily, the Bishop emphasized the importance of Jubilee year 2025.

After the Mass, the Bishop had a series of meetings with several groups, including the Missionary Children’s Association, Altar Boys, ICYM, YCS, Catholic Sabha, SFO, Legion of Mary, SVP, and Sthree Sanghatan. In the afternoon, the Bishop had a meeting with the members of the Parish Pastoral Council and Pastoral Commissions’ animators. He also attended the Small Christian Community meeting in one of the wards.

On the 29nd morning, the Bishop celebrated the Holy Eucharist at Holy Cross minor seminary, Katapadi. After the Mass, the Bishop interacted with seminarian’s and Fathers. The Pastoral Visit concluded on Monday, the 29th , with a Prayer Service.

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