Annai Velankanni Shrine – Besant nagar

Our Lady of Health
Annai Velankanni

Address:

Annai Velankanni Shrine
Besant Nagar
Elliots Beach Road,
Chennai – 600 090.
Email: info@vailankannishrinechennai.in
Website: www.vailankannishrinechennai.in

Brief History

In 1971, this Church was a substation of St Louis Church, Adyar.Fr PT Arulappa, the then Parish Priest, St Louis Church, Adyar and a great Missionary started Our Lady of Vailankanni Church under trying conditions.The Archbishop of Madras Mylapore, Most Rev Dr R Arulappa, erected it as a separate Parish in 1973. The imposing 97 feet belfry was declared open by the then Chief Minister Dr M Karunanidhi 27th August 1972. On 15th August 1985 a bigger Church was blessed and consecrated by Archbishop Most Rev Dr R Arulappa. By the efforts of Rev Fr PJ Lawrence Raj, several extensions and renovations were made to this Shrine. A beautiful community hall, stalls, Museum and class room blocks were constructed. In May 2000, nearly 8 grounds were purchased and a beautiful stage was erected and dedicated to Jubilee 2000. In 2001 a small Chapel for the blessed Sacrament was built. In 2002 a grotto depicting the miracles of Our Lady of Good Health was created. In 2003, Mother Mary’s Square and Reconciliation Chapel was constructed. From 2000 to 2003, 3 grounds were purchased in which the new Convent building stands. On 8th September 2005 this Church was decreed as a Shrine of the Archdiocese of Madras ‘ Mylapore by the Most Rev Dr AM Chinnappa SDB, Archbishop of Madras ‘ Mylapore.

Mass Timings
 Holy Mass
  •  Weekdays(Mon to Fri)
06:30 a.m. Tamil
11:00 a.m. Tamil
06:00 p.m. Tamil
  •  First Friday
06:30 a.m. Tamil
07:30 a.m. English
11:00 a.m. Tamil
06:00 p.m. Adoration & Mass in English
in the small Church
06:00 p.m. Adoration & Mass in Tamil
in the big Church
  •  Saturday
06:15 a.m. Tamil
07:30 a.m. English
11:00 a.m. Tamil
06:00 p.m. Tamil
  •  First Saturday
05:30 a.m. Tamil
06:30 a.m. Tamil
07:30 a.m. English
10:30 a.m. Tamil
12:00 noon Tamil
05:15 p.m. Tamil
  •  Sunday
04:00 a.m. Tamil (1st Sundays)
06:15 a.m. Tamil
07:45 a.m. English (for children)
07:45 a.m. English
09:00 a.m. Tamil (for children)
09:00 a.m. Tamil
10:30 a.m. Malayalam (2nd Sunday)
12:00 noon Tamil
05:30 p.m. Tamil
06:30 p.m. English

 

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63 Responses to “Annai Velankanni Shrine – Besant nagar”

  1. Divya D costa

    Can some one tell me the easter night and sunday morning mass timings plz 

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  2. RAJA

    Velakannai amma pls help my marriage with sarala..

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  3. Gregory

    Dear Mother please i am in need of your help, i am in need of a good job an in need of some money help please do  the  need full,

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  4. K P Jeevan Kumar

    Dear Mother, Please pray for our Divine Life Ministries and for all the core members of the Team and for their families in a very special way.  We need God’s protection and guidance always so that we could bring more souls closer to God.  Ave Maria.  Jeevan Kumar K P.

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  5. Sheena

    Dear Mother, Please help me to have a baby as soon as possible.

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  6. ROSLIN CHRISTY

    my hobby is a chain drinker and i have two children one boy and one girl … i got more suffer in my life…. i want to reveal my life.. with the god’s help

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  7. Agustin

    Annai Velankanni Matha, Please pray for my family and my relations, my friends. Coming new year all the happiness and wellness coming our families. Please Pray for our prayers

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  8. Mariya

    Please tell me new year mass timing today?

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  9. Elizabeth

    can please anyone tell me the mass timing for today

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  10. venkat

    sure,Mother will do it for u..

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  11. praveenyuvaraj

    ave maria…..prise the lord…. my mom….ple give me good job for me soon….

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  12. delicia

    my marraige will happen soon. but we dont have money .pls pray for me matha .

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  13. kalpana

    I resigned from old company. But I want to join there again. With your prayers, mother  mary matha speak to my MD in old office asking to come back againI am very depressed in my new job So I want to go out. they want to sign for 3 years bond for Rs.3,00,000 which i have not told beforeI send prayer request that my old company higher official should call me and say you cant go out you have to come back. If this miracle happens i will be most happiest person and would proud that God answered my prayerThough I got other job iam not happy here. I dont like to continue here. Please I need your divine prayers to come out from this trouble and experience miracle of going back  to old office leaving new officePlease pray for me

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  14. Chandra Shekar

    i AM RESIDING AT KOLKATA AND WISH TO EXPLORE SHRINE OF ANNAI VELANKANNI. I NEED TO DISTRIBUTE PHOTOGRAPH AND LOCKETS TO THE DEVOTEES OF MOTHER MARY. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT MOBILE NO.9163233634

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