Mount Mary Novena 2010 :
Timings Of Masses

Feast Day : Wednesday, 8th September 2010

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From Friday, 3rd September 2010 to Saturday, 11th September 2010

mornings: 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30 am
evenings: 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 pm

Sunday, 5th September 2010:
morning: 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10:00 am
evening: 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE : The Salve Regina will be sung after the 7:00 am Mass.

PROPER DAY: Wednesday, 8th September 2010
morning: 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10:00 am
P.S.: The 10 am Feast Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Agnelo Gracias
evening: 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 12th 2010
morning: 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10:00, 10:45 am
10:00 am - Feast Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Bosco Penha
11:30 am - Solemn Feast Mass will be celebrated by Oswald Cardinal Gracias
12:30 pm - Last Mass



OCTAVE WEEK: Mon 13th September to Sat 18th September 2010
mornings: 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10:00, 10:45 am
Mon, Sept 13th 2010 at 10:45 am - Mass for the Sick & Aged
will be celebrated by Bishop Percy Fernandez


OCTAVE SUNDAY Sun, Sept 19th 2010
11:30am - Solemn Feast Mass - Bishop Ferdinand Fonseca
12:30 pm - Last Mass


O Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church,pray for our priests, nurture their growth and accompany them in their ministry.

Help all those called by your Son, Jesus to say a joyful YES, as you did at the Annunciation.

O gracious Mother pray for all our needs...(mention your petition)

'Hail Mary...'
V/ Mary, Mother of the Word Incarnate
R/ Intercede for us, your beloved children. (3 times)

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Wed 15th Sep 2010 at 11:30am - Mass in Marathi

Thu 16th Sep 2010 at 11:30am - Mass in Tamil

Sat 18th Sep 2010 at 11:30am - Mass in Gujarati

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ABOUT THE BASILICA:

A majestic quasi-Gothic edifice, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Bandra, has crowned Bandra hill for the last one hundred years. It was in 1904 that this elegant Shrine was blessed and opened for public worship.

In a land that is home to the major religions of the world, the Basilica has stood, for the last century, as a living tribute to Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, attracting all people of God, irrespective of religious persuasion

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary, is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Mumbai, India. The church is one of the most visited churches in the city located in the suburb of Bandra. Every September, the feast of Mount Mary is celebrated on the Sunday following 8 September, the birthday of the Virgin Mary. This is a week long celebration known as the Bandra Fair and is visited by thousands of people.

The present Rector is Msgr. Nereus Rodrigues.(pic below) The church stands on a hillock about 80 metres above sea level overlooking the Arabian Sea. It draws lakhs of devotees and pilgrims annually. Many faithful attest to the miraculous powers of the Mount. During the Bandra Fair, tens of thousands visit the shrine. The shrine attracts people from all faiths who pray to the statue for thanksgiving or requesting of favours.

During the Bandra Fair, the entire area is decorated with festoons and buntings. Many pitch up stalls selling religious objects, roasted grams and sweet items. Stalls sell sticky Goan sweets and wax idols of the Virgin along with an assortment of candles shaped like hands, feet and various other parts of the body. The sick and suffering choose one that corresponds to their ailment and light it in Church, with the pious hope that Mother Mary will consider their appeals for help.

Although the current church edifice is just 100 years old, the history behind the current statue of Our Lady goes back to the 16th century when Jesuit priests from Portugal brought the statue to the current location and constructed a chapel. In 1700 Arab pirates interested in the gilt-lined object held in the hand disfigured the statue by cutting off the right hand.

In 1760, the church was rebuilt and the statue was substituted with a statue of Our Lady of Navigators in St. Andrew's church nearby. This statue has an interesting legend. It goes that a Koli fisherman dreamt that he would find a statue in the sea. The statue was found floating in the sea between 1700 and 1760. A Jesuit Annual Letter dated to 1669 and published in the book St. Andrew's Church, Bandra (1616–1966) supports this claim.

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