This Year Christmas , New Year and the Easter Festivals were celebrated in a grand manner. Thousands of pilgrims flocked to the Basilica to celebrate these festivals. A Crib was decorated depicting the plight of the flood victims in Chennai and it was one of the highlights of these celebrations. Holy Week services were conducted on a new stage put-up on the right side of the Basilica. This facilitated the participation of the faithful with devotion and piety. During Maundy Thursday Liturgical Service, the president washed and kissed the feet of six male persons and six female persons from the parish.