It was a joyful and memorable event for the faithful of St Francis Assisi Church, Tallur when their shepherd the Bishop of Udupi, Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo visited them from 27th to 28th July, 2019. Rev. Fr John Mendonca, the Parish Priest and the parishioners extended a warm welcome to him on 27th evening. The preliminary rites in the Church were followed by visit to the cemetery.

The Bishop had a session on Catechism for the Confirmation children. This was followed by his meeting with Catechism Teachers, Finance Committee and Pastoral council.

On 28th July, the Confirmation Mass was celebrated with great joy. A total of 32 students were administered the Sacrament of Confirmation. In his homily during the Mass, the Bishop preached on how we can become saints in our life.

After the Mass, the Bishop had meetings with several groups, viz. Altar Boys; Girls Sodality; YCS; ICYM; SthreeSanghatan, Catholic Sabha and SVP. He visited the Jayarani Convent and thereafter interacted with sisters. He spent time with the sick in the parish.He attended the S.C.C. meeting in a ward.

The Pastoral visit concluded on Sunday 28th with a Prayer Service after which the Bishop returned to Udupi.