October 29 to 31, 2022: Most Rev Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, the Bishop of Udupi arrived at Our Lady of Health Church Shirva for three days Pastoral visit on 29-10-2022. V. Rev. Fr Leslie D’Souza, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr Rolwin Aranha, Rev. Fr Nelson Peris, Rev. Fr George Pinto, Asst. Parish Priests and the parishioners extended a warm welcome to him.
After the initial rites, the Bishop visited the cemetery, blessed the newly erected Cross and conducted the prayer service. He also felicitated all the donors who had contributed towards the new structure and the cross at the cemetery.
During this pastoral visit he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to 72 youth of our parish. In his homily he emphasized on the importance of family and the sacrament of confirmation in one’s spiritual growth.
He also made a brief visit to all the institutions and interacted with the staff and students. The three days pastoral visit to our parish was a time of grace and rejuvenation to all of us.