MESSAGE FROM THE VICAR
Beloved in Christ Jesus,
I extend a hearty welcome to the website of St. Alphonsa Cathedral. Our cathedral is dedicated to St. Alphonsa, the first saint of the Syro Malabar church. The Syro Malabar church is an Oriental Church which is one of the 23 constituent churches of the Roman Catholic Church and has its roots traced to the first century. The Syro Malabar worshipping community in Hyderabad has had its existence from the mid 20th-century consisting of migrant Syro Malabar Catholics from Kerala. This community was formulated into a parish in the 2000s. The new church building was consecrated earlier in 2017 by Mar Joseph Perumthottam, Archbishop of Changanacherry in the presence of Mar Raphael Thattil, the then apostolic visitator of Santhome Mission. In October 2017, The Holy Father erected the Eparchy of Shamshabad and appointed Mar Raphael Thattil as its first Bishop. Our church was upgraded to the status of Cathedral.
In the past, under the diligent leadership of clergy and with the support of our faithful, we have made a marked presence in Hyderabad. The Church has evolved as a center for worship, education, social sensitivity, and philanthropy under the great and blessed intercessions of St. Alphonsa, our patroness saint. As we continue to come together in Prayer and fellowship, it is our zeal to witness Christ-like love, care and selfless giving to our fellow human beings. Our Philanthropic and social concerns strive ahead with the greatest importance in all our engagements. We at St. Alphonsa Cathedral, continue to witness Almighty, the one Triune God in the spheres of life we encounter, through our active participation in extending the utmost good for humanity.
Holy Mass Timings
Feast of Immaculate Conception will be celebrated on 8 December with qurbana at 7pm.
Christmas celebrations qurbana will begin at 11pm on Christmas eve.
Sapra at 8.15 am followed by Holy Qurbana and Sunday School Catechism for children.
Holy Qurbana at 6.30 am except on First Fridays and Second Saturdays.
Holy Qurbana at 6.30 pm followed by adoration.
Holy Rosary at 6.00 pm followed by Holy Qurbana and Novena
Holy Qurbana on Mondays is followed by Novena to St. Alphonsa
Holy Qurbana on Saturdays is followed by Novena to St. Mary
FEAST OF THE PARISH PATRONESS SAINT 2018
NOVENA TO ST ALPHONSA BEFORE THE FEAST
SYRO MALABAR QURBANA
The Holy Qurbana is the Eucharistic celebration in the traditions of Syrian Christianity. It is referred to as a "complete worship" as it is performed for the benefit of all members of the Church.
There are nine liturgical seasons in Syro Malabar church in a given Calendar year. They are fixed according to the flow of salvation history. The liturgical calendar starts from the season of Nativity.