It was a joyful and memorable event for the parishioners of Pius X Church, Piusnagar near Kundapur when their shepherd the Bishop of Udupi, Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo visited them from 25th to 27th of May, 2019. Rev. Fr John Barboza, the Parish Priest and the parishioners extended a warm welcome to him on 25th 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 meetings with 18 Commission animators and Coordinator.
On 26th May, the Confirmation Mass was celebrated with great joy. A total of 19 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. Catholic Sabha; Catechism Teachers; Altar Boys; Girls Sodality; YCS; ICYM; Sthree Sanghatan , etc. He attended the S.C.C. meeting in a ward. After that he visited St Ann’s Convent for Adoration, Rosary, Prayer and thereafter interacted with sisters.
On 27th the Bishop celebrated Mass in the Church. He spent time with the Sick in the parish.The Bishop had meetings with Third Order and Finance Committee members. He visited to Carmel Chapel. He concluded by summarizing the entire pastoral visit and left for Udupi at around 01:00 p.m.