Shrine of Mary Help of Christians
Don Bosco Upperhill

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alter-and-lecternDuring the Eucharistic Celebration the Word is broken at the lectern and the Bread at the altar. A large well-shaped drum forms the stand for the lectern. Through the ages, in the traditional African Society a drum had been used to convey messages across the villages. Similarly, it is from the lectern that the Good News would be proclaimed daily.
“It is at thisaltar that, through and with God the Son,in the unity of God the Spirit,all glory and honour would be offered to God the Almighty Father.”

The altar is the focal point of any place of worship. The altar in our church is built on three African drums symbolizing the presence of the Holy Trinity at the altar. It is at this altar that, through and with God the Son, in the unity of God the Spirit, all glory and honour would be offered to God the Almighty Father. It is at this altar that, Jesus Christ would become our advocate, the priest and the victim of Sacrifice. It is at this altar that, God would give back to us, what we offer to Him, as His own Body and Blood.