The Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly says, "at the core, the piety of the people is a storehouse of values that offers answers of wisdom to the great questions of life, i.e., the religious sense of the people has always found expression in various forms of piety surrounding the visits to sanctuaries, pilgrimages and visits to the shrines. Various forms of popular piety, rooted in different cultures, nourish the human life. We are blessed by God to say that the shrines in our diocese carefully clarifies them in the light of faith and certainly fosters spiritual enrichment in the lives of the pilgrims."

Basilica of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary: Karumathampatty

It was the first cradle and Headquarters of the Coimbatore mission till 1850. Even today Pilgrims flock in great number to the shrine on First Saturdays and thousands of people from all parts of Tamilnadu and even from Kerala turn to the shrine during the feast. The Shrine is situated 30 Kms away from Coimbatore City and lies on the road to Salem. Plenty of buses are available from the City and special buses are arranged from Coimbatore by the government on the Feast day.

Contact :
Rev. Fr. Rector and Parish Priest,
Holy Rosary Basilica Karumathampatty, Coimbatore 641 659, Phone : 0421-2332476
Patronal Feast : Our Lady of Rosary (1st Sunday in October)

St. Antony's Shrine: Puliakulam

In 1820, it was small chapel. Fr. De Geils built a new Church in 1859. It was renovated in 1892. The new Church was built and consecrated on 12th June 1987. The original inhabitants are all old Christians, converted by St. John De Britto. The specialty of the Shrine is, it draws thousands of devotees irrespective of religion, caste, and language every week on Tuesdays. The flow of faithful starts in the early hours of the day and continues late night. On all days there are pilgrims to the Shrine and people turn to St. Antony for all their needs. The Shrine is situated only 4 Kms from the Coimbatore City and plenty of buses are available from the town.

Contact :
The Parish Priest,
St. Antony's Church, Puliakulam, Ramanathapuram P.O, Coimbatore 641 045. Phone : 0422-2311298

Mass timings : Tuesdays- 6.00 am, 7.30 am, 11.30 am & 6.00 pm, all masses followed by St. Antony's novena.
Sundays - 5.15 am, 6.30 am, 8.00 am & 5.30 pm Weekdays - 6.00 am & 6.00 pm
Patronal Feast : Sunday after the feast of St. Antony ( June 13 )

Infant Jesus Shrine: Kovaipudur

In view of the growing population and increasing number of catholic families a small chapel was built and blessed in 1984. Feeling the need of people devotion to Infant Jesus, a novena of Infant Jesus was started. So many people came for the novena, that a new Church was constructed and dedicated to Infant Jesus and was announced a separate parish on 4th June 1987. By the side of the Shrine, a spacious hall is built for the pilgrims. Infant Jesus draws thousands of pilgrims to the Shrine on all Thursdays and miracles happen to people of all faiths. It is situated 13 Kms away from the city, lying in the pleasant atmosphere amidst the Western Ghats. A good number of buses are available from the City and special buses on Feast days.

Contact :
Rev. Fr. Parish Priest,
Infant Jesus Shrine, Kovaipudur, Coimbatore 641 042. Phone : 0422-2607157.

Mass Timings : Thursdays( Mass, Novena & Benediction ) - 11.15 am, 4.00 pm & 6.00 pm. Sundays - 8.00 am & 11.30 am.
Weekdays - 6.30am & 6.30 pm.
Patronal Feast - Second Sunday of January.

St. Jude's Shrine: N.G.G.O.Colony

The Church was completed in 1967 and was dedicated to ST. Jude Thaddaeus. Novena to St Jude was started on 7th November 1970 and First Sunday devotion to St Jude was started in February 1971. St. Jude attracts Lot of devotees on almost all first Sundays from all parts of Coimbatore. It is about15 Kms away from the city and plenty of buses are available from the main bus stand.

Contact :
Rev. Fr. Parish Priest,
St. Jude's Shrine, N.G.G.O.Colony, Coimbatore 641 022. Phone : 0422-2642438.

Mass Timings : First Sundays - 8.45 am, 10.15 am, Sundays- 7.15 am.
Patronal Feast : St. Jude ( First Sunday of January )

Our Lady of Lourdes' Shrine: Lourdhupuram

The mission of Lourdupuram was started in 1947, with a construction of a Grotto where water gushed forth, which had healing power, and the missionary work continued. The first Sunday devotion started from September 1949. Lourdupuram is a pilgrimage centre of Our Lady of Lourdes. Even now on 1st Saturdays, people from neighboring villages and cities gather here in hundreds.

Contact :
Rev. Fr. Parish Priest,
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Lourdupuram, M.V. Palayam P.O, Coimbatore 641 655. Phone : 04296-287077

Mass Timings : Sundays - 8.00 am, Weekdays - 6.00 am.
Patronal Feast - Our Lady of Lourdes ( 2nd Saturday of February )

Shrine of Maria Bambina – Kangayam

It comes under Dharapuram Vicarate. We have the priviledge of first shrine dedicated to Maria Bambina in Asian Continent from 1980 onwards. We have a small chapel inside Carmel Girls Hr. Sec. School campus. Fr. Selvaraj was the pioneer and Fr. Maria Antony Paul bought the new land in National Highways and the present Church is constructed by Fr. A. Xavier Cladious. Jan 15, 2016 our Lordship blessed the new Church and within 5 months it became a separate parish from Vellakovil and with in next 6 month it was announced and declared as a diocesan as a diocesan shrine by our bishop Most Rev. Dr. L. Thomas Aquinas.

It attracts pilgrims all over Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andra. Every first Sunday is a very special day, we have fasting prayer from morning to noon. People visit and pray in huge numbers on all the days. The shrine is situated 65 km away from Coimbatore on the National Highways to Karur – Trichy Road. We have vehicle facility and autos are available.

Contact :
The Parish Priest,
The Shrine of Maria Bambina, Karur Road, Kangayam – 638701. Phone No: 04257-224467

Mass Timing
Everyday Morning 6:00 – 6:30 a.m – Adoration
Everyday Evening 7:00 p.m. Holy Mass
Sunday Morning 10:00 a.m. Adoration and 10:30 a.m. – Holy Mass
Every Monday evening 6:30 p.m. Novena to Maria Bambina followed adoration and Holy Mass

Special Days of the Shrine
January 15 – Parochial Feast and Anniversary of blessing of the Shrine
Palm Sunday Noon we have Holy pilgrimage
August 15th – Madu Matha Special
September 8th – The Most gracious Day

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