The annual feast of St.Lazarus was celebrated at Our Lady of Guidance Church, R. A. Puram, with great pomp and splendour. The entire area wore a festive look with flags and colourful serial lights out up on each street. The celebrations commenced with the hoisting of the flag on the 16th January and went on till the 26th. Special novena masses were held every evening. A car procession of 9 statues of saints was held after the evening mass on the 25th and again on the 26th morning.
The procession went around the surrounding areas of the church. It was accompanied by a band and a number of devotees who came in large numbers. The celebrations were wound up on the 26th evening with the lowering of the flag, a special holy mass and a car procession of the statue of Our Lady. Parish Priest Rev Fr. Y.F. Bosco who organised the celebrations on a grand scale was extremely happy to see the faith of the devotees and the interest that they showed in the activities of the church.