The newly built Grotto was blessed by the Bishop of Udupi Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald I. Lobo at Pilar near Shirva on 30th August, 2018.
Rev. Fr Vishal Lobo celebrated the mass along with other two guest Priests. After the mass, the Grotto blessing ceremony was held. The Bishop conducted the Prayer service and blessed the Grotto. After the blessing children offered flowers to Mother Mary.
A short Stage Program was held after the blessing. Most Rev. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi; Rev. Fr Vishal Lobo, Parish Priest of Pilar; Mr Valerian Machado, Coordinator and others were present on the dais.
Rev. Fr Vishal welcomed the gathering. Donors and Contractor were felicitated on this occasion. The Bishop addressed the gathering on this occasion.