National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help Welcomes Father Ubald Rugirangoga

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help welcomes back Father Ubald Rugirangoga for a Mass and Eucharistic Healing Prayer Service. Father Ubald will be the Principal Celebrant at the 1 pm mass on March 27, 2017. “We are honored to have Fr. Ubald return to the Champion Shrine for another visit,” said Fr. John Broussard, CPM, rector of the Shrine. “His message of forgiveness and God’s healing through the Sacrament of Reconciliation is moving.”

Fr. Ubald, who has been a Roman Catholic priest in the Cyangugu Diocese of Rwanda for more than 25 years, lost more than 80 members of his family and more than 45,000 of his parishioners in the 1994 genocide. When he left Rwanda, he made a promise that he would return to bring healing to his people and found peace through forgiveness.

“We are thrilled to welcome Fr. Ubald back to the Shrine,” said Jeff Koss, operations manager of the Champion Shrine. “We encourage our guests to dress for the weather and arrive early; attendance has been heavy for Fr. Ubald’s previous visits.”

The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, at 4047 Chapel Drive in Champion, is centrally located between Green Bay, Kewaunee and Sturgeon Bay. It is open 365 days a year, from 7 am to 7 pm.