First Holy Communion, Feast of Our Lady of Mylapore at St. Thomas Basilica

Christians celebrate August 15 as the Assumption of Virgin Mary. This day is also the Independence day of our country. Special Holy Masses will be held at all churches on that day.

At The National Shrine of St. Thomas, first Holy Communion will be given to children. At 7.30 a.m. there will be a special Holy Mass in Tamil and at 9.30 a.m. in English.

The Feast of Our Lady of Mylapore will be held from August 17 to 26. Special prayers will be held on all days.

On Aug. 17 – Flag hoisting at 6 p.m.
Aug. 25 – Car procession at 6 p.m.

This Church is under renovation now.  We have been planning this for a long time, says Fr. Rock Chinappa, Administrator.

The iron cross at the steeple is been treated for corrosion and will have a new court of paint and the adoration chapel is also under renovation, he says.

Once this work is done the entire church will be painted, he added.


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