Fr. Edwin D'Souza SDB

RECTOR


Shrine of Don Bosco's MadonnaDon Bosco, Matunga,Mumbai 400 019 - INDIAE-mail : dbmshrine@gmail.comTel : (91-22) 2 4146320

Dear Friends and Benefactors of Don Bosco’s Mission,

Thank you very much for your support towards our Mission Work. We are grateful to you for so generously keeping our mission work and our seminarians so close to your heart. It is much appreciated. It is a demonstration of your love and concern for our mission work. Your generosity encourages us to continue our work for the welfare and education of youth, school drop-outs, marginalized youngsters and also to help needy families and the sick.


All our works and institutions today had very humble beginnings. It was the hard and tireless work of our great pioneers that established the mission of Don Bosco here in India.


In a very special way, we would like to remember our dear Fr. Aurelius Maschio who was the pioneer of the Don Bosco Mission in Western India. This year and in particular this month (9 Sept) we commemorate his 25th death anniversary. We invite you to join us in celebrating the life of this saintly Salesian, who was an ardent devotee of Mary Help of Christians and St. John Bosco. He was outstanding in charity and spent his life working and caring for the poor. With your support the mission of Don Bosco that he planted in this region carries on. We have hundreds of youngsters in our 32 institutions specially meant to educate the poor and the marginalized. These children are ‘God’s gifts’ to us. Thanks to your support we are able to carry on the Mission of Don Bosco for the poor and the marginalized.


May the good Lord and our blessed Mother, bless and protect you and your dear ones for your generosity towards our mission work. Be assured that you and your family are in our prayers and remembered daily during the Holy Masses celebrated privately here at the Shrine, and in a special way during the Perpetual Novena Masses every Saturday. All your intentions are lifted to the Lord in prayer. Thank you once again.

Yours sincerely and gratefully

Fr. Edwin D'Souza SDB