Velankanni Church Mass Timings


Week Days


  • 5.40 am : Morning Prayer in the Main Shrine
  • 6.00 am : Mass in Tamil in the Main Shrine
  • 7.00 am : Mass in Tamil in the Lower Basilica
  • 8.00 am : Mass in Telugu in the Upper Basilica
  • 9.00 am : Mass in Malayalam in the Lower Basilica
  • 10.00 am : Mass in English in the Lower Basilica
  • 11.00 am : Mass in Hindi in the Upper Basilica
  • 12.00 noon : Mass in Tamil in the Lower Basilica
  • 6.00 pm : Rosary and Litany in Tamil followed by Mass in Tamil in the Lower Basilica

All Sundays


  • 7.30 am : Mass in Tamil in the Lower Basilica (Instead of at 7.00 am during the week)
  • 5.00 am : (Additional) Mass in Tamil for the Parishioners of Velankanni in the Lower Basilica
  • 6.00 pm : Rosary, Novena Prayer, Benediction and Mass in Tamil in the Lower Basilica

All Saturdays


  • 7.00 am : Mass in Tamil at Our Ladys Tank Chapel
  • 5.45 am : Car Procession of Our Lady of Health around the Shrine Benediction and Mass in Tamil in the Lower Basilica

First Friday


  • 6.00 pm : Mass in Tamil Eucharistic Procession around the Shrine Sermon and Benediction from the front view of the Upper Basilica

First Saturday


  • 5.30 pm : Car Procession of Our Lady of Health thought the Beach Road Blessing of the Sick with the Blessed Sacrament Benediction and Mass in Tamil in the Lower Basilica
  • 9.00 pm : A Three-Hour Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament in the Main Shrine

Second Saturday


  • 9.00 am : A Healing and Fasting Prayer Service from 9 am to 4 pm at Velankanni Retreat House

Third Saturday


  • One Hour Intercessory Prayer Service at Our Ladys Tank Chapel after 7.00 am Mass

Fourth Saturday


  • 6.30 am : Mass in Tamil at Naduththittu Chapel
  • 8.00 pm : Childrens Evangelization Programme in front of the Presbytery

Month of May


  • Our Ladys Car Procession around the Shrine on all the days