Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, the Bishop of the Diocese of Udupi administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to 86 Children of Mother of Sorrows Church, Udupi on 01st March 2020.
In his homily the bishop spoke about the importance of the sacrament of Confirmation in one’s spiritual growth. He also said that the sacrament of confirmation sanctifies, empowers and prepares the faithful to face the spiritual challenges of life. The sacrament of Confirmation makes us the temples of the Holy Spirit. The Bishop spoke on the 7 gifts and 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit which are gratuitous gifts of God to live a life of holiness.
V. Rev. Fr Valerian Mendonca, Parish Priest; Rev. Fr Steevan Fernandes, Asst. Parish Priest; Rev. Fr Johnson Sequeira, Principal of St Mary’s CBSE School, Kannarpady; Rev. Fr Reginald Pinto, Director of Sampada were present during the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration. After the mass Most Rev. Dr Gerald Lobo inaugurated the poster of housing project of St Vincent de Paul Society of Udupi Diocese and Sampada Udupi Diocesan Social Service Center.