Basavakalyan, Koudiyal, February 3, 2023: Kristashrama Spiritual Retreat Centre Koudiyal, Basavakalyan Taluk, Bidar District, Diocese of Gulbarga organised three days Couples Spiritual Retreat “Bandavya 2023” from February 1 to 3, 2023.
Kristashrama Retreat Centre Koudiyal Director Rev. Fr George Lobo welcomed the Yesusparsha team members Rev. Fr Franklin D’Souza from the Diocese of Shimoga, Bro. T. K. George from Davanagere and Bro. Harshit (music).
On February 1st retreat began at 6pm. Bro. T. K. George and Bro. Harshit led the Praise and Worship. Then Fr Franklin D’Souza celebrated Holy Eucharist at 6:30pm. He spoke on “Believe in Jesus and you will be saved”. At 7:30pm team led the healing adoration and prayed over the people.
On February 2nd main day of the retreat. Retreat was led in the open place. Around 500 people gathered for the retreat among them 150 couples were present.
At 9:30am Fr Faustine led the Rosary. At 10am Bro. Harshit, Bro. T. K. George led the Praise and Worship. 10:30am Bro. T. K. George led a session on “Healing in the family”.
At 12pm Bishop Robert Miranda concelebrated Holy Eucharist with 12 Priests. He preached on “importance of family life and its values”. Retreat Centre Director Fr George Lobo thanked Bishop.
After the lunch at 2pm Bro. T. K. George and Bro. Harshit led the Praise and worship. At 2:30pm Fr Franklin D’Souza led a session on “Returning back to God through genuine repentance” based on Luke 15:1-10. From 3:30pm to 4:30pm confessions were organized. At 4:30pm Bro. T. K. George led a session on “Blessings through Bible on the family”. Then Fr Franklin D’Souza and Bro. T. K. George led the anointing and healing adoration. Special prayers were held for Couples, Youth, Children, Widows & widowers, Priests & Religious. Priests prayed over the people. Retreat concluded with benediction at 6pm.
February 3rd retreat began at 9am Praise and Worship led by Bro. T. K. George and Bro. Harshit. Then Bro. T. K. George spoke in “How to over come the fear & defeat the fear with the power of the Word of God”. He gave various examples from the Word of God.
At 11:30am Fr Franklin D’Souza celebrated Holy Eucharist and preached a homily on “Holy Spirit sustains us in our spiritual journey”. At 12:15pm team led the Healing and Anointing Adoration.
Retreat Centre Koudiyal Director Fr George Lobo thanked the Yesusparsha Team. Retreat concluded at 1:30pm.