Udupi, Sep 24: Most Rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, the Bishop of Udupi diocese arrived at St John the Evangelist church Pangla for three days’ Pastoral visit.
Parish priest Fr Ferdinand Gonsalves, Asst parish priest Fr Royson Fernandes, Principal of St John’s pu college Fr Vincent Coelho, Fr Romeo Lewis, Vice president of PPC Mr Mark vaz, secretary Mrs Clera Mendonca, members of parish pastoral council and the parishioners welcomed the Bishop.
After the introductory prayer service, Bishop visited the cemetery, and prayed for the deceased. As many as 73 youth of the parish received the sacrament of Confirmation.
In his sermon, the Bishop highlighted the importance of prayer in the family. The awareness of presence of God in our families, can alone help us to lead happy family life, he said.
The Bishop met the members of parish pastoral council, members of various associations. He also visited all the five schools of the church.