Our Lady of Health

Annai Velankanni


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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