The gates of the Shrine were thrown wide open to receive over 2000 people from different parts of Delta State the Catholic Diocese of Warri officially inaugurated the year of St Joseph marking it with the Ordination of Ten Seminarians into the diaconate Order.
The ceremony took place on the 12th of June 2021 at Our Lady of the Visitation Shrine Oleri, with the Bishop Most Rev. Dr. John Okeoghene Afareha as the presiding Prelate and over 50 Priests Concelebrating with him. This was the first of its kind in the history of the Shrine and leaves a lasting mark on the shrine and the host Community.
In his remark, the Bishop noted with great joy, that the Shrine is undergoing a total transformation that must be supported by everyone. He thanked the chaplain for His sacrifices to ensure the growth of the Shrine.
The ceremony came to a close at about 3.30 pm with the final anthem to the Blessed Virgin Mary sung.