Mekanissa: It was a public witness of the devotion of hundreds of people as they gathered together at the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians to celebrate the Feast of MHOC on 24th May, Thursday. Even though it was a week day, there wasn't any lessening of the number of faithful that came to celebrate the feast at the Shrine. The Mass was scheduled for 7.30 am presided over by the Cardinal, his eminence Berhane Yesus Surafel.
By the time the Solemn Eucharistic began, the church was overfilled with the faithful that had gathered from the near and far away parishes. It was a beautiful testimony of faith of the lay people. The parishners of the Shrine too had tried their very best to create a welcome atmosphere in the parish to accommodate all the faithful. In the homily, the Cardinal was also highly appreciative of all the service that the Salesians were doing inside the country, both the fathers and the sisters. After the Mass there was sumptuous lunch prepared for all the people that had gathered.