Pics by Allister Attur
Huge number of faithful sought blessings of St Lawrence on the third day of the annual feast of St Lawrence at Attur here on January 29, 2019..
Dr Peter Machado, archbishop, diocese of Bengaluru was the main celebrant of the festive mass in Kannada. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, bishop, diocese of Udupi, Fr George D’Souza - rector, St Lawrence Minor Basilica, Fr Joswey Fernandes - dean, Karkala deanery and other priests from the diocese were the concelebrants.
After the holy eucharistic celebrations in the public felicitation, Abhay Chandra Jain - former minister, Ivan D’Souza - Congress chief whip in Karnataka legislative council, Kota Srinivas Poojary - opposition leader, Karnataka legislative council, Ramanath Rai - former state minister, Sunil Kumar - MLA Karkala, Vinay Kumar Sorake - former MLA, Kaup, Gopal Bhandary - former MLA Karkala visited the minor Basilica.
All the leaders were honoured on behalf of the Basilica. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, bishop, diocese of Udupi, Fr George D’Souza, rector, St Lawrence Minor Basilica, Fr Jencil Alva, assistant parish priest, John D’Silva, vice president, Pastoral Council, Leena D’Silva, secretary and others members of the Pastoral Council were present during the occasion.