Pics by Allister Attur
Report By Preemal Pinto
Jan. 20, 2020: The new Statue of St Lawrence was blessed on 19th January 2020 at St Lawrence Minor Basilica , Attur. The inauguration was preceded by prayer and blessing by the Bishop Most Rev Dr Jerald Issac Lobo of Udupi Diocese , along with the Director of St Lawrence Basilica , Fr. George Dsouza and the Asst. Parish Priest Fr Melwyl Roy Lobo. The statue was then inaugurated by John D’silva Mumbai by lighting the lamp. This program was followed by Mass and the Novena.
St Sebestian was honoured after the mass followed by Procession till the Miraculous Statue . Official inauguration of Nine days Novena on account of St Lawrence Feast was held after the Procession. This occasion was graced by Mr Sunil Kumar , MLA of Karkala , Mr. Joylus Dsouza , Chairman of Christian Development Board, Mrs Reshma Uday Shetty , Zilla Panchayat Member ,Nitte Panchayat President &Vice President, Director of St Lawrence Basilica , Fr. George Dsouza , Assistant Parish Priest Fr Melwyl Roy Lobo , Members of Parish Council ,Catholic Sabha and the Parishioners. All events were carried out beautifully and with much joy.