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WELCOME TO THE SHRINE OF THE INFANT JESUS.
The Shrine Remains Open Daily From 6:00 AM. to 9:00 PM.
1. HOW TO REACH THE SHRINE
Coming by S.T. Bus: Alight at the Nashik Bus stand (MAHAMARG at Mumbai Naka) or CBS (Central Bus Station, Nashik City). Take a Rickshaw and ask for the "Shrine of the Infant Jesus" / "St. Xavier's School" / Bal Yeshu Prathana Mandir / Nehru Nagar, Nashik Road (Rs. 100) Agree with the Rickshaw man before-hand about the fare.
Coming by train: Alight at Nashik Road Station. Take a Rickshaw. Ask for the same address (Rs. 50-60) Agree with the Rickshaw-man before-hand. Shared Rickshaws are available (Rs. 10/- per head), also Local Buses *(Rs.7) (Get down at Nehru Nagar Stop (before Shrine) or Upanagar Stop (after passing Shrine).
2. MASS TIMINGS
Daily at : 6:30 am, 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm
Thursday : 7.00 p.m. - additional Mass in Marathi
Sunday : 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 12:00 noon, 6:00 pm
3. WEEKLY INTERCESSORY PRAYER & NOVENA MASS
Wednesdays: Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Soccour after the 6.00 pm mass
Thursdays: 6.00 p.m. Mass in English
6.30 p.m. Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament
7.00 p.m. Mass in Marathi
Everyday throughout the year, for the convenience of pilgrims desiring to return home on the same day, we have a Perpetual Novena Mass at 12:00 noon. This Mass is offered for the intentions of all our pilgrims, Devotees, Friends and Benefactors.
During the month of May, Rosary is recited daily at the Grotto after the evening mass.
4. ANNUAL SOLEMN CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF THE INFANT JESUS IN FEBRUARY EACH YEAR.
The next Feast is scheduled for SATURDAY, 11TH FEBRUARY 2017.
The Annual Feast of the Infant Jesus draws lacs of pilgrims and devotees from all over the country and abroad. For convenience of pilgrims, Masses are held in English and Marathi on the grounds every hour from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. inclusive. Priests are also available for confessions thorughout the day. For details see 'Shrine Feast 2016'.
5. MASS OFFERINGS
Check at the Mass-offering Counter inside the Shrine. Kindly, follow the instruction printed on the envelopes kept on the counter. Drop the envelopes "Personally" in the box.
6. PETITIONS AND REQUEST TO THE INFANT JESUS
Check at the Petition Counter in the Shrine. Fill the petition slips kept on the counter and drop them in the box. All Petititions are placed on the Altar during the Perpetual Novena Masses on Thursdays - 6.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon - 6.00 p.m.
7. "LOVE OFFERINGS" TO THE INFANT JESUS"
a) You may Send by the Cheque / D.D. / M.O.
Those residing in India: or sending the amount in Indian Currency on an Indian Bank: in please send in favour of "SHRINE OF THE INFANT JESUS", payable at Nashik.
Those residing outside India: and sending the amount in Foreign Currency: please send cheque in favour of "THE BOMBAY XAVERIAN CORPORATION", payable at Mumbai. Post them to the Shrine's address in Nashik. Please include your email address and postal address
Indian citizens residing outside India: and sending the amount in Indian currency on an Indian Bank: please send in favour of "SHRINE OF THE INFANT JESUS", payable at Nashik. Post them to the Shrine's address in Nashik.
b) LOVE OFFERINGS may be made in Cash : at the Offering counter inside the Shrine, next to the image of the Infant Jesus. You may use envelopes that are kept on the counter. Drop the envelopes "Personally" in the box.
c) If you wish to secure a receipt immediately, either make your offerings in the Shrine Office or at the Enquiry Office Counter just outside the Shrine. For this: Ask for the "Donation Register". Write your name, address and amount given. Affix your signature. Ask for receipt. All donations are gratefully acknowledged by post and receipts prepared for the same. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within a month kindly contact the Chaplain by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
8. DONATIONS OF ARTICLES
If you wish to offer any donation in kind please contact one of the Fathers of the Shrine and hand it over personally to them.
9. FOR PERSONAL MATTERS: CONFESSIONS AND SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE / COUNSELLING / BLESSINGS
Meet the Chaplain Fr. Trevor Miranda, S.J. or the Assistant Chaplains in their offices, if they are not in the office, call for them. Fr. Cedric Rebello, S.J. is always available for Spiritual Guidance, Confessions, Counselling. Inform the Security on duty to call any of the fathers:
Chaplain - Fr. Trevor Miranda, S.J.
Asst. Chaplains - Fr. Emil D'Cruz, S.J.
Fr. Rudy Fernandez, S.J.
Fr. Cedric Rebello, S.J.
Fr. Dion Lobo, S.J.
MAY THE INFANT JESUS BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES.