Vatluru – The community was happy to receive Rev. Fr. Umberto Brugnoni, the Vice General of the Servants of Charity, August 14-15th. The purpose of his visit was to experience the mission of the confreres; the compassionate pastoral care for the people, giving paternal love of the Father to orphan boys and elderly people. He also witnessed the hospitality and the love of the confreres, boys and the parishioners. His presence rejuvenated their spirits.
August 18th was a remarkable day for the faithful of Vatluru, the 2nd Bishop of the Eluru Diocese, a seat which was vacant for 4 years, His grace, Very Rev. Polimela Jayarao visited Sacred Heart Church. He presided over Holy Mass for about 2500 people. The Bishop was impressed by the faith and the love of his flock and the mission of the Guanellians. After mass the pious groups of the parish honored the bishop and shared a Festival meal of lemon rice to end the celebration.