LENTEN PROGRAMME

Lenten Programme 2017: The following is the schedule of events commencing from Ash Wednesday until Easter. We invite all parish members to actively participate and receive blessings

Lenten and Easter schedule

LENTEN PROGRAMMES

Day Time Mass Celebrant
01.03.17 Ash Wednesday 06.00 am Mass in English Rev. Fr. M. Arulraj
11.00 am Mass in Tamil Rev. Fr. S.J. Anthonysamy
06.00 pm Mass in Tamil Most Rev. Dr. George Antonysamy
3.3.17 Fri 06.00 pm Way of the Cross in Tamil -1 Fr. Martin Charles
8.3.17 Wed 06.00 pm Way of the Cross in English -1 Fr. Martin Charles
10.3.17  Fri 06.00 pm Way of the Cross in Tamil -2 Fr. Patrick Paul
15.3.17  Wed 06.00 pm Way of the Cross in English -2 Fr. Bhaskar sj
17.3.17 Fri 06.00 pm Way of the Cross in Tamil -3 Abp. George Anthonysamy
22.3.17  Wed 06.00 pm Way of the Cross in English -3 Fr. Lawrence Amalraj sj
24.3.17  Fri 06.00 pm Way of the Cross in Tamil -4 – Holy Fr. Simon Peter
25.3.17  Sat 6 – 9 pm Retreat Fr. Simon Peter
26.3.17 Sun 6 – 9 pm Retreat Fr. Simon Peter
29.3.17 Wed 06.00 pm Way of the Cross in English -4 Fr. Louis
31.3.17 Fri 06.00 pm Way of the Cross in Tamil -5 Rev. Fr. M. Arulraj
1.4.17 Sat 1 day Pilgrimage to Kattur -Pulicat
5.4.17 Wed 06.00 pm Way of the Cross in English -5 Fr. Bernard Lawrence
7.4.17 Fri 06.00 pm Way of the Cross in Tamil -6 Rev. Fr. S.J. Anthonysamy
9.4.17 Palm Sunday 06.00 am Mass in Tamil: Church
06.00 am Mass in English : St. Raphel’s ground Fr. Bosco
07.15 am Procession & Mass in Tamil Rev. Fr. S.J. Anthonysamy
10.00 am Mass in English Fr. Bhaskar sj
11.30 am Mass in English Fr. Lawrence sj
06.00 pm Mass in Tamil
11.4.17 Holy Tuesday 04.30 pm Chrism Mass Most Rev. Dr. George Antonysamy
12.4.17 Wed 06.00 pm Way of the Cross in English -6 & Confessions Fr. Leo Anand sj
13.4.17 Holy Thursday 05.30 pm Mass in English Fr. Bhaskar sj
07.00 pm Mass in Tamil Fr. Louis
14.4.17 Good Friday 02.00 pm Way of the Cross in English Fr. Lawrence sj
03.00 pm POC English Fr. Lawrence sj
05.00 pm Way of the Cross in Tamil -7 Fr. Stalin
06.00 pm Passion of Christ in Tamil Rev. Fr. M. Arulraj
08.00 pm Sound & Light : Passion of Christ San Youth
15.4.17 Holy Saturday 9 am-6 pm Confessions: 9 am –  6 pm
09.00 pm Easter Vigil  – English Fr. Gilbert sdb
11.00 pm Easter Vigil – Tamil: Most Rev. Dr. George Antonisamy
16.4.17 Easter Sunday 07.15 am Mass in English Fr. Lawrence sj
08.30 am Mass in Tamil Fr. Martin Charles
10.00 am Mass in English Fr. Jose V Thomas
11.30 am Mass in English Fr. Bhaskar sj
06.00 pm Mass in Tamil Fr. A. Anthony Swamy
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New Year Mass Celebrants

New Year Mass Timings and Celebrants

Date Day Time  Lang  Venue  Celebrants
31.12.16 Sat 11.00 pm Tamil Adoration –

Church campus

Fr. Stalin & Fr. Louis
01.01.17 Sun 00.01 am Tamil Holy Mass

Church Campus

Archbishop
31.12.16 Sat 11.30 pm English Adoration –

St. Bede’s

Fr. Martin Charles
01.01.17 Sun 00.01 am English Holy Mass –

St. Bede’s

Fr. Don Bosco sdb
07.15 am English Church Fr. Bhaskar sj
08.30 am Tamil Church Fr. S. J. Anthonysamy
10.00 am English Church Archbishop
11.30 pm English Church Fr. Lawrence sj
06.00 pm Tamil Church Fr. Louis

Feast of Saint Thomas – Events

Santhome Cathedral Basilica is extremely glad to announce the celebration of Feast of its Patron Saint Thomas commencing with flag hoisting on June 24th and concluding with a grand feast and high mass on July 3rd. We Invite all our church members, people of Chennai and its surroundings, domestic and international pilgrim tourists to attend all the events and be blessed by the powerful intercession of our Patron Saint Thomas. Below are the details of the 10 days long sacred proceedings.

DATE

TIME CELEBRATION CELEBRANTS

ANIMATORS

24.06.2016 06:00.P.M FLAG HOISTING MSGR.REV.FR.M.ARUL RAJ V.G ARCHDIOCESE OF MADRAS MYLAPORE ANBIAMS – 1,11,21,31,41,FMM SISTERS & LEGION OF MARY
25.06.2016 06:00.P.M ROSARY,NOVENA & HOLY MASS REV.FR.JUDE PRAGASAM ALPHONSAPURAM VICARIATE REV.FR.VICTOR RAMESH VF THIRUVALLUR VICARIATE ANBIAMS – 2,12,22,32,DHM SISTERS & SAN YOUTH
26.06.2016 06:00.P.M EUCHARISTIC DAY REV FR.K.E.SITRARASU SDB DIRECTOR,ARULODHAYAM ASHRAM,VELLORE ANBIAMS – 3,13,23,33,SJC SISTERS & FRIENDS OF THOMAS
27.06.2016 06:00.P.M ROSARY,NOVENA & HOLY MASS REV FR.P.K.MATHEW VF AVADI VICARIATE REV.FR.L.PAULRAJ VF THIRUVOTTIYUR VICARIATE

REV FR.ROCHE CHINNAPPA VF EGMORE VICARIATE

ANBIAMS – 4,14,24,34,PDDM SISTERS & ST.VINCENT PAUL SOCIETY
28.06.2016 06:00.P.M ROSARY,NOVENA & HOLY MASS REV.FR.JOE ANDREW SDB VF PERAMBUR VICARIATE REV.FR.BELAVENDIRAM VF MANALI VICARIATE ANBIAMS – 5,15,25,35 & SALES PRIESTS ST.BEDES
29.06.2016 06:00.P.M ROSARY,NOVENA & HOLY MASS NEW PRIESTS

REV.FR.D.GRIETH MATHEWS

REV.FR.D.ARUN MICHEAL

REV.FR.A.PAPPURAJ

REV.FR.S.BALRAJ

REV.FR.M.EDWARD SANTHOSH KUMAR

ANBIAMS – 6,16,26,36,IPM SISTERS & ALTER SERVERS
30.06.2016 06:00.P.M ROSARY,NOVENA & HOLY MASS REV.FR.CHARLES KUMAR VF GUINDY VICARIATE

REV.FR.D.ANDREW AMBATTUR VICARIATE

ANBIAMS – 6,17,27,37,DHS SISTERS & CATHECHISM CHILDRENS
01.07.2016 06:00.P.M ROSARY,NOVENA & HOLY MASS REV.FR.S.KANICKAIRAJ VF MINJUR VICARIATE

REV.FR.VINCENT CHINNADHURAI VF NUNGAMBAKKAM VICARIATE

ANBIAMS – 8,18,28,38,FSBM SISTERS & PARISHNERS
02.07.2016 06:00.P.M SOLEMN CAR PROCESSION FROM R.A.PURAM OUR LADY OF GUIDANCE CHURCH MOST.REV.DR.P.SOUNDARARAJU, SDB BISHOP OF VELLORE DIOCESE

REV.FR.P.B.MARTIN VF SANTHOME VICARIATE

ANBIAMS – 9,19,29,39,FBS SISTERS & PARISH COUNCIL
03.07.2016 06:00.P.M FEAST OF ST.THOMAS THE APOSTLE SANTHOME CATHEDRAL BASILICA’S PRIESTS ANBIAMS – 10,20,30,40 & SG BROTHERS (MONTFORT)

SPECIAL NOVENA MASS EVERY DAY AT 11:00.A.M IN ST.THOMAS TOMB (CRYPT) CHAPEL

 

Regular Mass Timings

Regular Mass Timings at the Main and Tomb Chapels

Monday to Saturday Session Title
05.45 am Adoration, Rosary
6.15 am Mass in English
11:00 am Mass in Tamil (Crypt Chapel)
05.30 pm Benediction
05.45 pm Rosary
06.15 pm Mass in Tamil
Sundays
06.00 am Mass in Tamil
07:15 am Mass in English
08:30 am Mass in Tamil
10:00 am Mass in English
11:30 am Mass in English
05:30 pm Mass in English (Crypt Chapel)
06:00 pm Mass in Tamil
Special Devotions and Mass
Day of St. Thomas: Special Devotion and Mass at 6:15 pm on the 3rd of every month Day of our Lady of Mylapore: Mass and car procession at 6:15 pm. On Second Saturday of every month.

Re-designing of website underway

Very recently our focus turned towards strengthening the online presence of Santhome Cathedral Basilica in a phased manner to cater to the growing needs of domestic and international pilgrims, tourists, devotees, members or whatever they may be termed as. In the first phase we just thought of putting as much useful information as possible so that the visitor can get a vivid picture about this highly prominent historical monument before actually getting to see it.

If you see something incomplete, outdated or some link not responding as it should have, please bear with us. Its because we don’t want to be offline any further and we don’t have an existing package to show you, since most of the links are new. We are working on them all. We’ll let you know when we are done and then you can give your inputs and feedback for further fine tuning. Thanks for your patience.

Church administration

All zonal presidents will be members of the council. Parish council will be represented by religious institutions with their nominated representatives. Representatives from Pious associations will also be part of the council. Parish priest can nominate few members for the welfare and smooth functioning of the parish activities.

Church announces FUNTASTIC

Church announces FUNTASTIC a fun filled family event to be held on November 8, 2015. We expect all parish members to join the fun and experience togetherness. Come let us celebrate the spirit of brotherhood.