It was a memorable event for the parishioners of St Antony Church, Kuntalnagar when their shepherd the Bishop of Udupi, Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo visited them from 7th to 9th of March, 2020. Rev. Fr Wilson D’Souza, Parish Priest; Rev. Fr Royson Fernandes and the parishioners extended a warm welcome to him on 7thevening.
The preliminary rite in the Church was followed by visit to the cemetery.The Bishop had a session on Catechism for the Confirmation children. After the Catechism, he met the 18 Commission animators and Coordinator and members of Finance Committee.
On 8th March, the Confirmation Mass was celebrated with great joy. A total of 8 students were administered the Sacrament of Confirmation. In his homily, the Bishop preached on the importance of family life.
After the Mass, the Bishop had meetings with various groups, viz. Altar Boys; Marian Sodality; Missionary Children’s Association; ICYM; YCS; Catholic Sabha: Sthree Sanghatan and SFO. He attended the S.C.C. meeting in a ward.
On 9th the Bishop celebrated Mass in the church. He spent time with the Sick in the parish. He met the Members of SVP, Legion of Mary and Secular Franciscan Order. He concluded by summarizing the entire pastoral visit and left for Udupi at around 1:00 p.m.