The Golden Jubilee Year
The Golden Jubilee Year of the Shrine’s Elevation to the Basilica was officially inaugurated on 3rd Nov, 2011. There was a solemn con-celebrated pontifical High Mass at 6 p.m. by the archbishop of Pondicherry and the bishops of Thanjavur, Kumbakonam and Salem, along with priests, religious, parishioners and devotees of Our Lady of Health Vailankanni. Soon after the mass, there was a short inaugural function at the Shrine Auditorium.
"Come and Pray" a book which contains time table for prayer for the whole year was released. All through the Jubilee year, everyday the Blessed Sacrament would be exposed at Our Lady's Altar from 3p.m. to 4p.m., while Sisters and members of the pious association will pray for the various intentions as mentioned in the book.