Udupi: Fr Vishal Lobo takes charge as parish priest of Shirva Pilar church


Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB/EP)

Udupi, Jun 2: Fr Vishal Lobo transferred from Basrur parish took charge as the first parish priest of new Shirva Pilar church. Udupi bishop Dr Jerald Isaac Lobo had earlier proclaimed the parish as independent. Chief priest of the Church of the Mother of Sorrows Fr Valerian Mendonca who had arrived as the representative of the bishop, conducted the formalities of the transfer of responsibilities.

Shirva church parish priest and Pilar church in-charge, Fr Stany Tauro handed over the records of the new church. Vice-president of the parish pastoral council, Wilson D'Souza handed over details of accounts. The bishop's representative handed over the key of the tabernacle and symbolically transferred the charge of the parish priest.

Don Bosco Saleshian organization priest Kiran Nazareth who worked relentlessly for the construction of the church was felicitated by Shirva church parish priest and Pilar church in-charge Fr Stany Tauro in the hall programme which was held later.

Fr Stany Tauro remembered the love of the people and service and commended the service of young men for the construction of the church.

Fr Stany Tauro was felicitated on behalf of the parish. Newly appointed priest Fr Vishal Lobo assured that he will serve sincerely to gain the love of parishioners and try to bring about religious and social development among them.

Wilson D'Souza welcomed the gathering. Pilar church pastoral council administrator Valerian Machado rendered the vote of thanks. Don Bosco School principal Fr Mahesh D'Souza compered the programme.

  

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore - Houston/Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

    Sun, Jun 3 2018

    We read so much and also learnt so much about the newly established church in a place called Pilar that has been just inaugurated in Udipi Diocese under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Vishal. There must be something nice about Pilar, a place we have never heard or known before. There must be something great about Fr Vishal who must have proved himself extremely praiseworthy and deserving so much of publicity.

    May God bless Fr. Vishal and also the newly established parish in all their religious as well as humanitarian causes. May the people of Pilar Parish flourish in every possible way, and may they prove themselves exemplary Christians so that many others will be able to watch them and their future role in life. If and when we get any future opportunity we would like to visit Pilar and pay our respects to Fr. Vishal and also the Pilar Church.

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