Our Lady of Velankanni Festival

St. Cyprian Parish | Sep 7 2019 - 6:30 pm

About the Event

Sacred Heart Tamil Catholic Group celebrates the 6th annual Festival Celebration of Our Lady of Good Health, at St. Cyprian Church 192 Leota Avenue, Sunnyvale CA 94086. The Flag Blessing & Hoisting will be on Fri, Aug 30 2019 at 6:30 PM, followed by Holy Mass at 7:00 PM in the church. All are welcome to join.

About Velankanni

Human beings are happy when they enjoy good health. But God has created man with a body and soul. While the body is mortal, the soul, which has been created in the image and likeness of God, is immortal. The soul of man is enriched by God's grace, which enables him to lead a holy life. His intimacy with his creator, by a life of grace, caused him to enjoy peace and inner joy. There are, however, dangers to ruin the happiness and well being of humans in all these three spheres of life-his physical, spiritual and social. Mary our Mother of good health shows her deep concern for all her children who suffer from every kind of ailment and obtains healing for them from her Divine Son. Mary sets right such shattered relationships when her children approach her for help with absolute trust in her powerful intercession. Ever since our Blessed Mother set foot on the sacred soil of Velankanni some 400 years ago, she has been pouring out her tender Motherly care and compassion on all her children who are tossed about on the sea of suffering and who come to her shrine at Velankanni seeking her help. Innumerable are the favours obtained by her devotees, who approach her, irrespective of their caste or creed. That is why she is revered in Velankanni as the Mother of Good Health.


Schedule of events

Aug 30 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Novena, Flag Blessing, Hoisting and Holy Mass
Rev. Fr. Chandrasekar Paulraj
Venue: St. Cyprian Church
Novena, Flag blessing and hoisting to begin the nine day prayerful celebration of Our Lady of Velankanni festival.
Flag hoisting will be followed by Holy Mass
Aug 31 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Second day Novena
Venue: St. Cyprian Church
Second day novena will be conducted through an in-person gathering.
Sep 1 2019 - Sep 6 2019
9:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Novena (Conference call)
Venue: Conference call (Phone Number:(605) 472-5338, ID: 567151)
Novena will be prayed via tele-conference
Sep 7 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Final Day Novena, Holy Mass, Solemn Procession, Fellowship and Dinner
Venue: St. Cyprian Church
Holy Mass presided by Rev. Msgr. Francis V. Cilia
Con-celebrants: Rev. Fr. Louis Leveil SJ and Rev. Fr. Vincent Pineda
Candle light procession, Rosary in multiple languages
Lowering of Flag
Fellowship and Dinner


This year, the diocesan Bishop, the Most Rev Oscar CantĂș is the chief celebrant. Rev Fr. Louis Leveil, Rev Fr. Periyanayagam, Rev. Fr. Vincent, Rev. Fr. Chandrasekar will concelebrate with the Bishop.

  • Sacred Heart Tamil Catholic Group

    Most Rev. Oscar CantĂș, S.T.D.,

    Bishop, San Jose Diocese


    Sacred Heart Tamil Catholic Group

    Rev. Fr. Vincent Pineda

    Pastor, St. Cyprian Church

    Sacred Heart Tamil Catholic Group

    Rev. Fr. Louis Leveil SJ

    Doctorate Student, Santa Clara University

    Sacred Heart Tamil Catholic Group

    Rev. Fr. Periyanayagam SJ

    Doctorate Student, Santa Clara University

    Sacred Heart Tamil Catholic Group

    Rev. Fr. Chandrasekar Paulraj

    Assistant Pastor, St. Joseph's Church, Modesto

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