It was with great joy that the People of God of Don Bosco Church, Kelmbet received the Bishop of Udupi Most Rev. Dr Gerald Lobo for the Pastoral Visit along with the Parish Priest Rev. Fr Anand Noronha, other Priests and the parishioners who extended a warm welcome to him on 24 February evening at 4 pm.
Thereafter the Bishop was taken in a procession to the church for a preliminary rite which was followed by a visit to the cemetery. The Bishop then took Catechism session for the Confirmation children. This was followed by his meetings with the Finance Council and Boarding Boys.
On 25 February the Bishop celebrated Confirmation Mass during which 17 candidates were administered the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Bishop in his homily instructed the people on the importance of family life.
After the Mass, the Bishop had meetings with several groups, viz. Altar Servers, Catechism Teachers, YCS, I.C.Y.M, Catholic Sabha and18 Commissions’ Coordinator and Animators. He attended the S.C.C. meeting in a Ward. The Bishop also spent time with the sick in the parish.
On 26 February, the Bishop had meetings with Secular Franciscan Order and S.V.P. After the meetings he visited St Joseph School, Mulladka, St Don Bosco School, Kelmbet and addressed the school children during the assembly. He had meeting with School teachers.
The Pastoral Visit concluded around at 1 pm. and the Bishop left for Udupi thereafter.