It is with great joy and immense gratitude to God having given us this opportunity to express our apprecition and gratitude, first
and foremost to God and pioneers who worked so hard to the realization of the Marian Shrine at Don Bosco Upper Hill. Twenty years down the line, should help us see where we have come from and look forward to the future. It is a great opportunity therefore to see how as a community of believers have grown spiritually. As a Shrine of our Lady Help of Christians, we should endeavour to grow closer to God and to one another. Like our father, teacher and friend Don Bosco had a profound devoution to our Lady, it
is a golden opportunity to give empetous to our devotion to the mother of God. “ Do as he tells you”Jn. 2. Our Lady will always take us to her son our Lord Jesus Christ and we shall not suffer want. Our Shrine, should remain a place that is open to any person who wishes to come closer to God, a person who stands in need of grace. It should remain aplace of healing both physically and spiritually. It is a place where all sorts of consolation are found. Many of those who pray and practice the devotion to Mary help of Christians will testify to this. Miracles have happened and with no doubt at all will continue. As Don Bosco reminds us: “have devotion to Mary and you will see what miracles are”. I take this chance to thank everyone whohas been generous to us in anyway in order to help us to grow to a better place of prayer. Every believer in this parish deserves a word of aprreciation, love and collaboration. Our leaders, have been keen in working with everybody in order to grow towards holiness, to them we say, ‘Thank you heartily and mightily’. May families, various groups, and people of all walks of life continue finding this Shrine a place of solace and comfort.
Mary Help of Christians --- Pray for us
Fr. Salema Emilius, SDB
Shrine Director/Parish Priest