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It was a joyful occasion for the parishioners of Stella Maris Church, Kalmady when their Bishop of Udupi, Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo visited them from 14th to 15th March, 2020. Rev. Fr Alban D’Souza, the Parish Priest; Rev. Fr Praveen and the parishioners extended a warm welcome to him on 14thevening. The preliminary rites in the Church were followed by a visit to the cemetery.

The Bishop had a session on Catechism for the Confirmation children. After the Catechism, he met the 18 Commissions animators and Coordinator and members of Finance Committee.

On 15th March, the Confirmation Mass was celebrated with great joy. A total of 6 students were administered the Sacrament of Confirmation. In his homily, the bishop spoke on 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 Bishop spoke on the 7 gifts and 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit which are gratuitous.

After the Mass, the Bishop had meetings with several groups, viz. Altar Boys; Missionary Children’s; Sthree Sanghatan; YCS; ICYM; Catholic Sabha; SFO; Legion of Mary and SVP. He attended the S.C.C. meeting in a ward. He spent time with the sick in the parish. The Pastoral Visit concluded on Sunday 15th with a Prayer Service, after which the Bishop returned to the Bishop’s House.

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