St. Mary’s Basilica Secunderabad is an imposing landmark and a magnificent sight on Sarojini Devi Road, Secunderabad. It was formerly known as St. Mary’s Cathedral while it was the principal Church of the Vicariate of Hyderabad. It is one of the biggest parishes in the ArchDiocese of Hyderabad. The Parish consists of various linguistic groups such as Anglo Indian, Tamil, Telugu, English, Malayalam, Konkani with more than 4500+ Parishioners.
Prayer - "O God: throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience.During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witness of Faith and models of inspiration.Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you.Continue to enrish your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdon of Heaven above all things.Through our lord jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever" Amen
2016 - Year of Mercy
The Holy Year of Mercy will be an opportunity to encourage Christians to meet people's "real needs" with concrete assistance, to experience a "true pilgrimage" on foot, and to send "missionaries of mercy" throughout the world to forgive even the most serious of sins
The motto, "Merciful Like the Father," he said, "serves as an invitation to follow the merciful example of the Father who asks us not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to give love and forgiveness without measure."
Pope Francis announced in March his intention to proclaim a holy year as a way for the church to "make more evident its mission to be a witness of mercy."
One way the pope wants to show "the church's maternal solicitude" is to send out "missionaries of mercy" -- that is, specially selected priests who have been granted "the authority to pardon even those sins reserved to the Holy See," the pope wrote in "Misericordiae Vultus," ("The Face of Mercy"), the document officially proclaiming the Holy Year.