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

Sundays

Sapra at 8.15 am followed by Holy Qurbana and Sunday School Catechism for children.

Weekdays

Holy Qurbana at 6.30 am except on First Fridays and Second Saturdays.

First Fridays

Holy Qurbana at 6.30 pm followed by adoration.

Second Saturdays

Holy Rosary at 6.00 pm followed by Holy Qurbana and Novena

Novenas

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

Feast of St. Alphonsa, the Patroness Saint of the Parish, will be celebrated on 29 & 30 July 2018 with Holy Mass by His Excellency Mar Joseph Perumthottam. 

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NOVENA TO ST ALPHONSA BEFORE THE FEAST

The novena to St. Alphonsa in preparation for the feast will commence from July 19 2018. Please click on the link below for more details on the mass celebration.

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SYRO MALABAR BIBLE READINGS FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR

The Syro Malabar Qurbana Bible Readings for the day and the entire list of readings per day is available on the following page.

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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.

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LITURGICAL SEASONS

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.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL CATECHISM

The Catechism department of St. Alphonsa Syro Malabar Cathedral Kukatpalli was started by Rev. Fr. Siby Kaitharan M.I. in 2011.  The beginning was with 15 students and 22 teachers.

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