A Catholic priest and frequent visitor to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion will be honored with the Eucharistic healing prayer service he helped begin. Father Ubald Rugirangoga died last week in Salt Lake City from COVID-19 complications. A survivor of the Rwandan genocide, Father Ubald made several visits to the Champion Shrine in recent years, most recently in October. Communications Director Corrie Campbell says Father Ubald had a very strong Marian devotion and believed heavily in the healing power of the religious site.
Campbell believes Father Ubald had a strong connection not just to the Champion Shrine, but also to Door and Kewaunee counties.
The Eucharistic healing prayer services led by Father Ubald drew more than 25,000 people to the Champion Shrine over the last five years. In addition to continuing to hold Eucharistic healing prayer services on the last Saturday of every month in his honor, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is planning to release details on a special Mass for the Repose for Father Ubald in the near future.
Screenshot from 10/8/2020 Eucharistic healing prayer service