The most important feast celebrated in this
church situated on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram is of Christ,
the King. This feast is observed for ten days. The annual festival
at the Madre-de-Deus church, Vettucaud will start on November 11
with a Holy Mass and the raising of the ceremonial flag.
Prayer meetings and rituals will mark the 10-day festival. Tens
of thousands of devotees are expected to participate in the Holy
Mass on November 18 and the procession carrying the figure of Christ-the-King
on November 19. The festival will draw to close on November 20 with
On the tenth day, after the vespers in the
church, there is a procession which goes round the parish lasting
for about 1 ½ hours. On the final day there will be a solemn
high mass, sermon, eucharistic procession and benediction. The attendance
for this feast is well over 50,000.