Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 9:14-15. The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, «Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?» Jesus answered them, "Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.
Saint Perpetua and Saint Felicity Martyrs (+ 203)
Perpetua was 22, of a patrician family; Felicity was a slave: both were martyred in the public stadium at Carthage, in 203, during the persecution of Septimus Severus.
Word of God for the Year -2014.
Pslams - 144 : 2.
He is my protector and defender, my shelter and saviour,in whom I trust for safety.
He subdues the nation under me.
HISTORY OF PARISH
This mission was started as a sub-station by the Capuchins of Ashok Nagar parish in 1984. In 1989 five grounds were acquired by the Catholic welfare association and a parish church was erected. The new church was erected in the year 1996. This church dedicated to Infant Jesus was raised to the status of an independent parish in the year 1989. The first parish priest was Rev. Fr. Cyriac Illimoottil.
DURATION PASTORAL WORK.
Rev,Fr. GERARD MAJELLA
2013 - Till Date
2008 - 2013
Rev.Fr. FRANCIS MICHAEL
2003 - 2008
Rev.Fr. M. LOUIS
1996 - 2003
Rev.Fr.G. M. JOSEPH
1991 - 1996
Rev.Fr. CYRIAC ILLIMOOTTIL
1989 - 1991
Geographical Location:Infant Jesus Church is located at the heart of the city of Chennai,Tamil Nadu, INDIA. Landmark for the church, nearby Koyambedu mofussil bus Terminus reachable from 100 feet road on Jawaharlal Nehru high road at the North, from Arcot road at South, from Porur at the West and from Vadapalani to the East are its boundaries. The Nearest Railway station is Villivakkam , 7.5 Kms away from the church. 13 Kms to reach the Church from Anna International Airport (MAA) at Meenambakkam , Chennai. The climate around is hot & humid during the summer and pleasant during the spring and rainy season – from September to December.