April 9 : On 21st of March 2019 during his maiden visit to Same Mission in Tanzania, Mangalore Bishop Most Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha visited Jipe outstation of Kifaru Parish, Mwanga, Tanzania. Parishioners of Jipe church welcomed the bishop at the main road with singing the hymns and Catechist Mr. Fermine welcomed bishop with garland and then in procession they entered the church. Fr. Vincent Monteiro, Parish priest Fr. Hilary Lobo and all other priests of the mission accompanied the bishop.
In the church Fr. Hilary started the prayer service and then bishop blessed the parishioners with Holy water and exchanged the peace with all by shaking their hands and laying hands over their heads. In his address bishop spoke about God’s mercy and love. He encouraged people to put it in practice in their daily lives. Then the outstation leaders came to the Altar and renewed the oath along with lighted candles. Fr. Joseph thanked bishop and other priests on behalf of the parishioners. At the end bishop gave his blessings.