Mangalore, August 10: The annual feast of St Lawrence Church, Bondel was held with great devotion and grandeur on Friday, August 10 2018.
The Apostolic Administrator of Mangalore diocese Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul Dsouza was the main celebrant. Rev. Fr Ronald Serrao, Professor at the Jeppu Seminary preached the Homily. Rev. Fr Andrew Leo Dsouza ,Parish Priest - Bondel, Rev Fr Andrew Dsouza, Parish Priest - Katipalla, Rev. Fr Clifford Pinto, Principal - St Lawrence English Medium School and many guest Priests were the co celebrants.
After the mass Bishop presented blessed candles to sponsors. Bishop Aloysius was felicitated by Fr Andrew Leo Dsouza on behalf of parishioners for his selfless service to the diocese.. A large number of devotees thronged the church premises to seek blessings and participate in the celebrations. Various stalls added color to the festivity. Lunch was served to all the devotees.
The feast culminated with a high mass in the evening with Msgr Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, the newly appointed Bishop of Mangalore as the main celebrant.