Parishioners of St Peter Church gathered as one big family and celebrated Parish Day at Barkur. Due to Covid 19 pandemic and Restoration work of the Church building these celebrations were not possible for last 3 years which otherwise used to be a yearly event.
Celebrations began with Festive Mass at 4:00 PM. Newly appointed Chancellor of Udupi Diocese Rev Dr Roshan Dsouza was the main celebrant along with Parish Priest Rev Fr Philip Neri Aranha.
This was followed by Stage and Cultural Program at Sowharda Hall. Program was presided by Parish Priest Rev Fr Philip Neri Aranha and Chancellor of Udupi Diocese Rev Dr Roshan Dsouza were the Chief Guest.
Vice President of Parish Council Mr Herald Dsouza welcomed the gathering and also thanked everybody including the parishioners for supporting the Church during the difficult times of the pandemic. This opportunity was also taken to felicitate the newly appointed Chancellor of Udupi Diocese Rev Dr Roshan Dsouza and it followed by his address. Then Parish Priest felicitated the Ward Heads of 9 wards for their exceptional and selfless service to ward and parish. This was followed by the Parish Council and Ward Heads felicitating Parish Priest Rev Fr Philip Neri Aranha. Stage Program ended with the presidential address by the Parish Priest. Secretary of Parish Council Mrs Vivet Lewis delivered the vote of thanks.