About Our Lady of Velankanni Church, Irla –It is well known that the history of the devotion to Our lady of Velankanni is traced back to a small town of Vailankanni located near Nagapattinam to the South of Chennai. It is believed that, Our Lady dispensed miracles to mankind through three significant appearances to ordinary people at different locations in and around Vailankanni. Her first appearance with baby Jesus was to a Hindu boy carrying milk. In the second event, Our Lady appeared and cured a crippled boy selling butter milk, after which people started calling Our Lady ‘Mother of Good Health’. In her third appearance, Our Lady rescued Portuguese sailors from a violent storm. On being taken to the thatched chapel at Vailankanni by the local fishermen, as a gesture of thanksgiving to Our Lady, the sailors set up a small permanent structure which today has grown into a huge sprawling township.
Irla, situated just off S.V. Road between Vile Parle and Andheri is a well known landmark, thanks to the Shrine of Our Lady of Health of Velankanni. It was in October 1967 that the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) touched base in Irla. At the midnight Mass on December 25, 1968, Rev. Fr. Bruno Venturin (PIME), announced that he would build a Chapel for the people of Irla and the Chapel (now named the Prayer Hall) was officially inaugurated on 14th April 1968 (Easter Sunday).
Our Lady of Health of Velankanni Church
Vile Parle (W),
Mumbai -400 056
Feast Day – 8th September
6:30 am (English)
7:00 pm (English)
Saturday Novena Masses –
6:30 am (English)
8:00 am (Tamil)
2:30 pm (Marathi)
3:30 pm (Marathi)
4:30 pm (Konkani)
6:30 pm (English)
7:00 am (English – Parish Mass)
9:00 am (English – Children’s Mass)
6:30 pm (English – Youth Mass)
** Our Lady of Health (Irla) Novena & Feast Timings **
Hymn – Amma Velankanni Matha (Tamil)
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How can I offer a mass?
Want to know the timings of novena for tomorrow Saturday 13th March 2021
Can you please tell me on which TV channel they are showing the live mass as I have InCable TV connection. It’s for my Mother to watch.
On In Digital channel no. 133 at 7:45 am. This is for Mount Mary live novena though, not sure of Irla on cable TV.
I want the novena mass daily 30 August till 7 september
wanted the novena schedule from 29th August to 8th september 2020
Wanted the novena prayer so that it can be said at the same time
Go to the Prayers Section on the website. You will find all the Novena Prayers. Iam posting it below
Our Lady of Velankanni Novena (Recite Every Saturday
Oh Most Holy Virgin! You were chosen by the Most Adorable Trinity from all eternity to be the most pure Mother of Jesus. Permit me, your humble and devoted servant, to remind you of the joy received in the instant of the Most Sacred Incarnation of our Divine Lord and during the nine months you carried Him in your chaste womb. I wish most sincerely that I could renew, or even increase that joy, by the fervour of my Prayers. Oh! Tender Mother of the afflicted! Grant me under my present necessities that special protection You have promised to those who devoutly commemorate this ineffable joy. Relying on the infinite mercies of your Divine Son, trusting in the promise which He has made that those who ask should receive, and penetrated with confidence in your powerful prayers, I most humbly entreat you intercede for me. I beg you to obtain for me the favours which I petition for in this novena, if it be the Holy Will of God to grant them; to ask for me whatever graces I most stand in need of.
(Here specify your requests)
I desire by this novena, which I now offer in your honour, to prove the lively confidence I have in your intercession. Accept it, I beseech you, in honour of that supernatural love and joy, with which your Immaculate Heart was replenished during the abode of your divine Son in your womb; in veneration of which, I offer you the sentiments of my heart.
(Repeat the Hail Mary nine times) and then say the following prayer:-
Oh! Mother of God! accept these salutations in union with the respect and veneration with which the Angel Gabriel first hailed you, “Full of Grace” I wish most sincerely that they may become so many gems in the crown of your incidental glory, which will increase
in brightness to the end of the world. I beseech you, Oh! comfortress of the afflicted, by the joy you received, when the word was made flesh, to obtain for me the favours and graces, which I have now implored through your powerful intercession. For this end I offer you all the good works which have even been performed in your honour. I most humbly entreat you for the love of the amiable Heart of Jesus, with which yours was ever so inflammed, to hear my humble prayers and to obtain my requests.
pls share me the Novena timings starts from 29th August to 8th september 2020
Rev. Fathers, please let us know the link to attend mass and novena from August 30 to 7 September, 2020
I would like to know if the novena mass in English is held on Saturday and if it is available on you tube .
Kindly post all languages novena prayers. Thanks.
Can someone tell me the English mass timing on Sunday morning
Can someone please let me know know the mass timings for Maundy Thursday and good friday
Want to know the mass timings for Maundy Thursday and good Friday
She is really helpful like a mom who can never leave us alone.
Beautiful. Would like one of each photo of the Blessed Mother. Hope to visit early Sept 2019
Good update of the church and the Novena TimingsDavid Prakas
8TH SEPTEMBER 2018 IS A SATURDAY AND NOT FRIDAY
Thanks Monica, We have re-uploaded the correct timings.
is there a pray meeting going to be held by the tabor team can anyone inform me the dates and timing
Love, Praise, Bless & Glorify you Mama of Health of Velankanni.
LENTEN SERVICE TIMINGS AND AMOUNT FOR MASSES
kindly post mass timing of Christmas day and new year day thanks
Just wanted to know if I give a saree to our lady will you dress her up for any one day of the novenas. Please confirm it.
Kindly let me know the novena timings schedule from 30/7/17 – 8/9/17.
I like to know this year if your having are lady of valankani statue taken around the village
and what day and time
pls post Stations of the Cross timings
Please let me know the mass timing of Feast Day September 8th 2016
Kindly refer the link above, the mass timings have now been updated
Can i get the timings of novena masses 2016
Praise the lord
Wanted the novena schedule irla church 2016