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It was a joyful event for the parishioners of St Francis Xavier church, Udyavar when their shepherd the Bishop of Udupi, Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo visited them from 01stto 03rdof February, 2020. V. Rev. Fr Stany B. Lobo, the Parish Priest; Rev. Fr Rolwin Aranha, Asst. Parish Priest and the parishioners extended a warm welcome to him on 01stevening. 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 meetings with Finance Committee members and Pastoral Council.

On 02nd February, the Confirmation Mass was celebrated with great joy. A total of 34 students were administered the Sacrament of Confirmation. In his homily during the Mass, the Bishop preached on the importance of family life.

After the Mass, the Bishop had meetings with several groups, viz. Missionary Children’s Association; Altar Boys; Sthree Sanghatan; Catechism Teachers; YCS; ICYM. Bishop visited St Vincent Pallotti Convent for prayer and Adoration and thereafter interacted with Sisters. In the afternoon he met Catholic Sabha; 18 Commissions animators and Coordinator. He attended the S.C.C. meeting in a ward.

On 03rdthe Bishop celebrated Mass in St Francis Xavier Convent, and thereafter interacted with Sisters. He spent time with the Sick in the parish. He visited the school children during the assembly. After the school visit he met the members of Third Order and SVP. He concluded by summarizing the entire pastoral visit and left for Udupi at around 06.00 p.m. 

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