This years Basilica altar decorations included special electronic candles especially imported for this years celebrations
Excellent traffic control by the traffic police, volunteers and the civic administration ensured the smooth flow of thousands of visitors to the Mount
Crowd management by NSS students of St Andrews College and the civic authorities ensured that the devotees managed their darshan
Mass goers attend the feast sunday in large numbers, the Oratory too is jammed packed with devotees awaiting their turn to pray before Our Lady
While the multitudes grew, ushers ensured that crowds were systematically contained this permitted movement within and around the basilica
A long time spent outside.... for a glimpse and a few moments with their spiritual Mother- Every one has a personal story ...
Fr Aniceto receives Bishop Bosco Penha the main Celebrant for the Feast Mass, inside he is greeted by the Rector Msgr Nereus Rodrigues
Bishop Bosco Penha talks to a crowd of over 3000 devotees at the 11.30am feast mass
CELEBRATING THE EUCHARIST
St Annes Parish Choir sings for the feast mass
After the conclusion of the service the Rector thanks God and all the others who have made this years novena safe and successful
Braving the crowds a family works its way forward to make a special floral offering to 'Our Lady' for innumerable favours received
AFTER THE DEVOTIONS....ITS FESTIVITIES & THE FAIR...
The starting point of the famous 'Bandra Fair' only stalls inside the basilica property are managed by the basilica
Even 10 hours later at 9.30pm the crowds continue unabated...we spare a thought for the police personnel and volunteers
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