We celebrate the Feast of Mary Help of Christians in the parish. The procession began at 7.30 am in the sisters’ compound. Holy Rosary, songs were followed by the Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Thomas and Fr. Mario. During the homily, Fr. Thomas said that all of us have to bring Mary into our lives and home with faith to fill us with love and peace. Children presented songs and a poem at the end. In the afternoon Sr. Helena KAMINSKA, Sr. Rosaria LEE and Sr. Filseta Lema Lamba GEREMEW led the celebration. The young people had different programs including reflections, poems, songs, and games on Mary. It was a good time.
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Every day, I deeply appreciate living in the Salesian Community. The intensive Mary Help Celebration, living with the incredible people’s devotion from their heart has been very rewarding. We began the preparation with the congregation Sisters: Sr. Filseta Lema Lamba GEREMEW, Sr. Helena KAMINSKA, and Sr. Rosaria LEE, who have been integrating with us from the very beginning in the community, since we arrived in Dilla. They did beautiful work. They were very detailed and committed to sharing with the community. On the celebration day, the Mary Help of Christians Procession started early in the morning, and we actively participated in singing and praying with the rest of the assistants. It was a very emotional day to observe them being very happy and committed to the celebration, which makes us feel really alive and powerful. - Andrea
We are very lucky, and are very grateful to have the opportunity to participate in the Mary Help of Christians Procession in Dilla with Sisters: Sr. Filseta Lema Lamba GEREMEW, Sr. Helena KAMINSKA, and Sr. Rosaria LEE. We really enjoyed the entire week celebrating Mary Help Feast from May 24th until the massive procession and mass on Sunday the 30th. The Mary Help statue preparation, path decorating, people dressing, singing, the choreography of the youngsters, everything planned and ready for the Mary Help of Christians celebration. A long-awaited day for the whole Christian community in Dilla. Living and feeling it within the Salesian Community is exceptional and unique. The good memories were had throughout the year that we have lived in Dilla. - Javier