Seashore St. Anthony’s Shrine, Palavakkam, Chennai

The Seashore Anthony’s Shrine, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary, is an embodiment of divinity and spiritual splendour. Nestled between the waters of the Bay of Bengal and the busy East Coast Road at MGR Road in Palavakkam, this Shrine, known for its many miracles, attracts devouts from various parts of Tamil Nadu and other States. The church’s elevation to the status of Shrine within a short span of nine years is a miracle in itself.

In 2001, Palavakkam was announced as a new Parish, comprising Srinivasapuram, Kottivakkam, Palavakkam and Chinna Neelankarai. The newly created Parish comprised of nearly 300 families, mainly from the Parish of St. Anne and Joachim’s at Vettuvankeni and a few families from Annai Velankanni Church, Besant Nagar. In 2002, the Archdiocese was bifurcated and the new Diocese of Chingleput was created. Rev. Dr. A. Neethinathan assumed office as the first Bishop of  Chingleput Diocese. Palavakkam came under the newly carved out Diocese. Being the first Tuesday of the month, 2nd April 2002, was a red letter day, for it  was the day that was designated to consecrate this new Church. During the solemn liturgical service, Rt. Rev. Anthony Devotta, Bishop of Trichy, Rt. Rev. Dr. Amalanathan, Bishop Emeritus, Diocese of Tuticorin, jointly consecrated the Church and sanctified the sacrificial altar with a relic of St. Timothy embedded in the centre.

Mass Timings:

06.00 a.m – Tamil
07.15 a.m – Tamil
07.15 a.m – Tamil
09.30 a.m – English
11.00 a.m – Tamil
06.00 p.m – Tamil

Week Days:
06.30 a.m – Tamil
06.30 p.m – Tamil

1st Tuesday:
06.00 a.m – Tamil
07.15 a.m – English
08.30 a.m – Tamil
11.00 a.m – Tamil
01.00 p.m – Tamil
03.00 p.m – Tamil
04.00 p.m – Malayalam
06.15 p.m – Tamil

06.00 a.m – Tamil
11.00 a.m – Tamil
03.00 p.m – Tamil
06.15 p.m – Tamil

1st Friday:
02.00 p.m – Adoration, Novena for Mass in Tamil

Other Fridays:
03.00 p.m – Novena for Mass in Tamil

06.30 p.m – Novena for Mass in Tamil

Seashore St. Anthony’s Shrine,
The Diocese of Chingleput
38, M.G.R. Road, Palavakkam,
Chennai – 600 041,
INDIA. Tel : +91 (44) 2449 3684
Fax : +91 94431 47130

Bus root from Thiuvanmiyur:
Bus Number: PP19, PP49, PP19x, 588, 589, M19, C51, M19H

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