Dear Friends and Benefactors
Thank you very much for all the sacrifices you make throughout the year just to be able to help our missions.
We are very grateful to you for your immense generosity towards our mission work for the poor and the marginalized, especially your support towards our missions and mission work. May the good Lord and our blessed Mother bless you for your generosity.
The Shrine together with our Salesians working in the missions of Ahmednagar and Aurangabad have been involved in relief work during these days of the pandemic. As you are aware there are many daily wage-earners who are helpless these days without any possibility of work. We have our Salesians working in these mission areas and with their help we have been involved in relief work in the interior districts of Ahemdnagar, Aurangabad, Parbhani and some areas of Jalna. Thanks to you, funds from our office sustains this relief work; we have much more to do. There are requests for more aid. Thank you for your support. All your donations are being sent towards relief work in these mission areas. Let us also keep these poor people in our prayers.
There is no one we think of more than of Mary, Our Blessed Mother, during the month of May. It is truly a Marian month. I assure you that we here at our Marian Shrine continue to implore our Blessed Mother to shower on you and your dear ones her abundant blessings as a sign of our gratitude for all the help and support you give our mission work. Don Bosco always reminded his Salesians that all our works are very dear to our Blessed Mother; we are only her humble instruments carrying out the mission that she entrusted to Don Bosco. You, dear benefactor, with your help and support are our fervent and enthusiastic collaborator in this mission work and your role means much to us.
This month is also special for us here at the Shrine. It is the month during which we celebrate the feast of ‘Mary Help of Christians’ the titular of our Shrine and as we celebrate this beautiful “Month of Mary”, I assure you of a special remembrance during our private Masses, prayers and rosaries. You, your dear ones and all your intentions will be prayed for. That’s our way of saying ‘THANKS’ to you. May Our Blessed Mother grant all your prayers and petitions. If you have any particular intention that you would like us to pray for please feel free to email us.
Keep safe and keep well.
As I entrust you and your family to the care and the protection of our Blessed Mother,
Yours sincerely and gratefully,
Fr. Edwin D'Souza SDB