Vallarpadam Feast

The Feast of Our Lady of Ransom celebrated on 24th September proceeds by 9 days Celebration on 16th Sep. is the Flag hoisting. For the preparation of feast there is five days Bible convention conducted by well known retreat preachers for the people of Vallarpadam end of the month of August to the beginning of the month of October is a very graceful days. Every year on the Sunday after the feast of the birth of our lady, the whole Archdiocese as a family makes the walking pilgrimage.  The Arch Bishop Bishops, Priests, Religious and all the laity the one God’s people makes this pilgrimage. It is a wonderful experience. Walking from the heart of the city and from Vypin they reach this solace of Vallarpadathamma praying Rosary and singing hymns. During the Solemn Pontifical concelebrated Holy Eucharist the Arch Bishop dedicates the whole Archdiocese as Adima to Vallarpadathamma. People young and old take part in this yearly celebration with much jubilation and deep faith.
The Feast day on 24 th September the generations of lineage Meenakshiamma offer butter milk for the devotees. The Eucharistic Celebration begins with the pouring of the oil in the sanctuary lamp by the Royal family member of Paliath Valiyachan and lighting it.

Other Celebrations
                Every Saturday the Novena prayers to Our Lady of Vallarpadam are conducted and on the second Saturday of every month special healing services are also conducted. Again it is here in the rosary park of Our Lady of Vallarpadam that the beautiful and enlivening candle procession is conducted after the evening Mass and Rosary on the first Sunday of every month. The Innumerable pilgrims who throng into the National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Vallarpadam, convinces all that it is not only the mantle of Divine protection but also a real “Power House” from where springs forth the Grace and the Glory of God. On Palm Sunday, the procession singing Hosanna, holding palm leaves, starts Palliyil house, the family house of Meenakshi-Amma, thousands of people participate in this procession.
October 2nd 13 hours Adoration
Solemnity of the Holy Spirit Tuesday to Pentecost Sunday.

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