Karkala, Feb 01, 2019: The Annual Feast of the St Lawrence Minor Basilica at Attur in Karkala concluded on January 31, Thursday. Thousands of devotees participated in the five day festivities of the shrine. The theme of this year’s Feast was "I am Blessed, you too are Blessed."
Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi Diocese presided over the Holy Eucharistic celebration held on the concluding day which also marked the Feast of Our Lady of Guidance.
The Mass was concelebrated by Fr George D’Souza, Rector, St Lawrence Minor Basilica, Fr Jencil Alva, Assistant Priest, Fr Joswy Fernandes, Dean, Karkala Deanery and several other priests.
Delivering the Homily, Fr Gerald Isaac Lobo exhorted the faithful to lead a meaningful life by extending a helping hand to the needy in the society. He also recalled the life of St Lawrence who always strived for the poor.
Masses in Konkani and Kannada were held during the five days of the feast. The festive masses on the different days of the feast were celebrated by Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop Emeritus of Mangaluru Diocese, Dr Robert Miranda, Bishop, Diocese of Gulbarga, Dr Peter Machado, Archbishop, Bangalore Archdiocese, Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese and Dr Lawrence Mukkuzhy, Bishop, Diocese of Beltangady.