Dear Friends and Benefactors
On behalf of all the Salesians, I would like to acknowledge your generous support towards our work for the missions. Your great love for Our Blessed Mother and St. John Bosco, which prompts this great act of charity, encourages us to continue serving the poor, the needy, and the youngsters in our care.
All the support that we receive from you, our generous and self-sacrificing benefactors, is utilized towards meeting the educational needs of youngsters in the mission stations and offering scholarships to our poor students, medical aid for the sick and daily sustenance for the poor in our missions.
On 31 January, we celebrated the solemn feast of St. John Bosco. During the Novena and on the feast day of St John Bosco, we specially remembered you, our dear friends and generous benefactors. Actually, you, your family and your concerns are never far from our thoughts and be assured that we always bring you to the Lord during our devotions at the Shrine especially during the Saturday Perpetual Novena.
We will soon be entering the Holy Season of Lent. It is a time during which the Church recommends that we make a few sacrifices of self-denial for the good of our own souls and to benefit our needy neighbour. This season permit me to suggest that we sacrifice with a purpose and I will be glad to help disburse your sacrifices towards the education of our marginalized and poor students undergoing a period of training for their livelihood at one of our institutes. They have no one to help them but YOU!
I thank you once again for all your care and concern for our mission work and your generous support for our many projects. We can only thank God and express our gratitude to you for your concern and interest in the work we do. In return, we assure you of a constant and fervent remembrance in our prayers.
We pray that Almighty God and our Blessed Mother bless and protect you always,
Yours sincerely and gratefully,
Fr. Edwin D'Souza SDB