Three days Annual Retreat was held from 19th to 21st March, 2021 at Infant Mary Parish, Bajjodi. The retreat was conducted by Parish Priest of Pakshikere Church Rev Fr. Melwyn Noronha from 4.30pm to 8pm on 19th and 20th March and from 9am to 12.30pm on Sunday 21st March.
The retreat began with the Rosary at 4.15pm on the first two days followed by Praise and Worship, talks, Adoration and Eucharistic celebration. On Sunday the Retreat began at 9am with Praise and worship followed by Adoration, confessions, Healing and Eucharistic Celebration.
During the retreat Fr. Melwyn Noronha preached on The Love of God and the ways to Praise God on the First day. Purpose of life and about Family Life on the second, about Sin and the need to turn to God on the final day of the Retreat. He explained these themes with examples of Real Life Incidents that he had experienced during his Mission and various instances where God has shown His healing touch that made his preaching interesting and meaningful.
Many parishioners attended the retreat and experienced the presence of God in their lives. Parish priest Fr. Ivan D'souza thanked Fr. Melwyn Noronha for his effective preaching and also Mr. Simon Bajal and Mrs. Jasmin for their support to this retreat through their melodious singing and music that lifted the Spirit of the people in their Praise and worship.