Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo paid his official Pastoral Visit to the Parish Priest and the faithful of Mother of Sorrows Church Udupi from 27 to 29th January 2017. He initiated the Pastoral Visit with a prayer service in the church and later in the cemetery. Prayers were offered for dear departed. After the prayer service Bishop met the Catechism Teachers and Choir Members. Then followed the meeting with members of the 18 Commission and Finance Committee.
The Second day visit began with the mass in the St. Cecily’s convent. After the mass he visit to St. Mary’s CBSC school, St. Mary’s Kannada Medium school and High school and St. Mary’s ITI. In the afternoon he met the members of Altar servers, Candidates of the sacrament Confirmation. After the meeting Bishop celebrates the Eucharistic. After the mass he met the members of YCS, ICYM and SVP.
Day third of the visit began with the Solemn Eucharist during which he catechized the children and the adults about the sacrament of Confirmation and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He administered the sacrament of Confirmation to 72 Children of the parish. The Parish Priest of Udupi V Rev. Fr Fredrick Mascarenhas, Asst. Parish Priest Rev. Fr Royson Fernandes and Rev. Fr William Martis were present during the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration. After the Mass he met the members of Woman Commission, Catholic Sabha, Third Order, Charismatic Group, Legion of Mary and Missionary Childhood. In the Afternoon he met the Clergy and SCC ward meeting in one of the wards of the Church. And then bishop visited the sick. Finally on 29th January Bishop concluded his pastoral visit with a concluding prayer service.