Bishop Olivier presided Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians in Don Bosco Kep


Kep City — Bishop Olivier Schmitthaeusler presided the celebrations of the Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians in the Salesian Community of Don Bosco Technical School and Children Fund of Kep Province. It is a very dear celebration for the Salesians of Don Bosco and all Catholics who are devote of Mary under the title of Help of Christians. 
 
The celebrations is traditionally hold on May 24, but Bishop Olivier could attend the event on 23 in agreement with Fr Albeiro Samnang and the Academic Community of Don Bosco Kep.
 
Bishop Olivier and the new Tao May 23 2017
Bishop Olivier visits the new “Brother Sun” Cross of Saitn Francis of Assisi that remembers ecumenism and love for the Creation.

During the morning the students and teachers met in friendly games and sport activities and they waited for Bishop Olivier during the afternoon. At his arrival, Fr Samnang brought him around the school to pay a look to the new structures. At 17:00 the small group of Catholics of the school met with the Bishop at the Blessed Michael Rua Chapel with Fr Fernando Zapata, Fr Charles and the Carmelite Sisters of Sacred Heart. During this short meeting with a group of 10 Catholics, Bishop Olivier encouraged them to be seeds of Faith and Hope in the middle of the academic community where they are minority. 

 

At 18:00 the Solemn Eucharist of Mary Help of Christians started at the Don Bosco Kep Multipurpose Hall with the participation of students, teachers and members of the Kampot Catholic Parish led by Fr John and the sisters. The Bishop reminded the compromise of unity and love inside the school that pays honor to Saint John Bosco, patron of the youth. At the end of the Mass, the academic community made the procession throughout the campus to end at the new built Holy Cross of Saint Francis of Assisi at the seaside, sign of ecumenism and care for environment. 
 
The day dedicated to Mary Help of Christians ended with a cultural program.
Bishop Olivier encounters the few Catholics of Don Bosco Kep: "You are seed of hope among this educative community," he said.

Bishop Olivier encounters the few Catholics of Don Bosco Kep: “You are seed of hope among this educative community,” he said.

Carmelite Mexican sister Juanita Navel gives a present to Bishop Olivier, place-mats made by the Don Bosco Kep girls.

Carmelite Mexican sister Juanita Navel gives a present to Bishop Olivier, place-mats made by the Don Bosco Kep girls.

Bishop Olivier and Fr Samnang in front to the Don Bosco Birth House Monument in Don Bosco Kep, a place that remembers the birth of Saint John Bosco near Turin in 1816.

Bishop Olivier and Fr Samnang in front to the Don Bosco Birth House Monument in Don Bosco Kep, a place that remembers the birth of Saint John Bosco near Turin in 1816.

Bishop Olivier encounters the Don Bosco Sun Children, a group of child residents in Don Bosco Kep.

Bishop Olivier encounters the Don Bosco Sun Children, a group of child residents in Don Bosco Kep.

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