On the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (19th June 2020) the Basilica participated in the Annual Global Rosary Relay that was planned by an organization called 'World Priest' based in Ireland. The purpose of this Rosary Relay was to pray for Priests - for their ministry - so that they may help the entire Church respond to the Lord's call, that God's Kingdom may be furthered, and that the Trinity may be glorified. Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the Archbishop of Bombay had requested the Basilica to participate in this relay. Friday also marked the 3rd death anniversary of former Archbishop, Late Cardinal Ivan Dias. He had a special devotion to our Blessed Mother. This was the 11th year that the Annual Global Rosary Relay was conducted, only this time more than 200 locations worldwide participated. In keeping with the COVID pandemic distancing norms, Bishop John Rodrigues, Msgr. Nereus Rodrigues and the Vice Rector Fr. Michael Goveas conducted this special rosary service at the allocated time (6.00pm) for India. The Video coverage for the rosary was done by Mr. Ronnie Cardoza. The Rector, Bishop John, has thanked all those who helped conduct this special rosary.


A blessing for all Our Lady's devotees

Bishop John Rodrigues former Rector of the Basilica with His Holiness pope Francis in Rome