Dilla: "Have devotion to Mary Help of Christians and you will see what miracles are", these words of Don Bosco becomes a reality at every Feast of MHOC in the various Salesian parishes in the Salesian world. This year too, it was witnessed in a living manner at Don Bosco Dilla, in the South Sidamo region, where hundreds of faithful gathered to honor Mary under the title of Mary Help of Christians on 24 May 2017. The celebrations began with the solemn procession
carrying the statue of Mary from the Sisters' compound, to the Parish church with a colorful group of children and young people, singing praises of Mary, spreading flowers all along the way, while the adults and elderly kept reciting the decades of the Holy Rosary all along the procession. Upon reaching the Church the statue of Mary was received with honor inside the parish church. The solemn Eucharist was presided over by the newly appointed Bishop of Hawassa Abuna Roberto Bergamaschi SDB who invited the people to increase their love towards their heavenly who is ever ready to assist them in their life journey. The presence of Fr. Chavez SDB who was also present in Dilla to preach the retreat added special honor to the entire feast. After the solemn Eucharist there was lunch offered for all the faithful of the parish which was attended by hundreds of people.