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Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, the Bishop of Udupi paid his official Pastoral Visit to the clergy and the faithful of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Pernal from 28 to 30th November 2015. He initiated the Pastoral Visit with a prayer service in the church. It was followed by a prayer service in the cemetery. Prayers were offered for dear departed of the parishioners. After the prayer service the Bishop met the Candidates of the sacrament of Confirmation. The bishop also met the members of the Parish Finance Committee, Altar Servers and SVP.


Day two of the visit began with a solemn Eucharist in the Church during which the Bishop catechized the children and the adults on the sacrament of Confirmation and the power of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He administered the sacrament of Confirmation to 17 Children of the parish. The Parish Priest of Pernal Rev. Fr Arthur Pereira, con-celebrated with the Bishop.

After the Mass, the bishop met the members of Marian Sodality, ICYM, YCS, Parish Pastoral Council and 18 commission members.  In the afternoon he met the Secular Franciscan Order, Catholic Sabha, Family commission and so on. He also attended the SCC ward meeting in one of the wards of the Church. Later he visited the Kripalaya Convent where he had the rosary, a talk and Adoration. 

The third day began with the Mass in the Church which was followed by a meeting with the members SCC core committee, Women Commission, Visit to the school, Catholic Sabha. Finally, on 30 November the Bishop concluded his pastoral visit with a concluding prayer service.




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