Welcome to the Saint Alphonsa Catholic Church, Austin, Texas.
Saint Alphonsa Catholic Church is a parish of the Syro-Malabar Rite belonging to the Saint Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago.
The growing community of believers in this church (about 100 families now) trace their Christian roots to St. Thomas the Apostle, who brought Christianity to India and was martyred there.
Rich in tradition, both in liturgy and life, this vibrant parish exuberate faith, commitment, traditional values and enthusiasm. Holy Mass is celebrated on weekdays and on Sundays both in Malayalam (a language of South India) and English (2nd Sunday of the month). In keeping with the traditions of the Syro-Malabar rite, Religious Education is imparted on every Sunday.
Holy Mass (Malayalam) : 11:00 am
Holy Mass (English) : 11:00 am (Every 2nd Sunday of the month)
Holy Mass (Malayalam) : 9:00 am
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Tuesday & Friday (Evening)
Holy Mass (Malayalam) : 7:30 pm
Tuesdays - Novena to St. Antony of Padua
Every Fridays in Lent: Stations of the Cross
Season of Lent
Holy Week and Lenten Schedule
- Holy Mass at 7:30 pm
- Washing of Feet
- Breaking of Bread ( Traditional Appam Murickal )
- Service at 5:30 pm
- Way of the Cross Procession outside the church
- Holy Mass at 9:00 am
- Holy Mass at 8:00 pm
- Easter Dinner after the Holy Mass
- Egg Hunt for kids and youth at 6:30 pm
No Mass on Easter Sunday
Upcoming Events - Lenten Retreat
Dates: March 18, 19 & 20 ( Friday, Saturday & Sunday )Timings: Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pmSaturday 9:30 am - 7:00 pmSunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Retreat by: Rev. Fr. Shaji Thumpachirayil, Bro. Jameskutty Champakulam & Queen Mary Ministry, USA
Youth Retreat by: Bro. Mathew Joseph, Houston
We are blessed to have a retreat during the lenten season by the renowned priest and song writer Rev Fr. Shaji Thumpachirayil, Bro. Jameskutty Champakulam (Divine Retreat Center), and several members of the Queen Mary Ministry, USA (Bro.Dominic P D, Bro. Denny George) to lead this year's parish retreat. The music ministry will be led by Bro. Martin Manjappra. A separate retreat in English led by Bro. Mathew Joseph, Houston will be conducted for the teens and youth at the same time and venue.
Don't miss this great opportunity to spiritually renew before the Holy Week.
For more info: Please contact Rev. Fr. Dominic Perunilam (732-357-7757) or Trustees