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  • St.Alphonsa

    First Indian woman Christian Saint Born 19 August 1910 (1910-08-19), Kottayam district, Kerala, India Died 28 July 1946 (aged 35), Bharananganam Venerated in Catholic Church Beatified 8 February 1986, Kottayam by Pope John Paul II Canonized 12 October 2008, Vatican City by Pope Benedict XVI Major shrine Saint Alphonsama Church, Bharananganam, Kerala, India.

  • St.Thomas

    St. Thomas was born a Jew and was called to be one of the twelve Apostles. His birth and death dates are unknown, but his feast day is celebrated July 3. He lived before the formal establishment of the Catholic Church but is recognized as the patron saint of architects Prayer to Saint Thomas the Apostle Dear Saint Thomas, You were once slow in believing that Christ had gloriously risen; but later, because you had seen him, you exclaimed: "My Lord and my God!" According to an ancient story, you rendered most powerful assistance for constructing a church in a place where pagan priests opposed it. Please bless architects, builds and carpenters that through them the Lord may be honored. Amen
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Welcome to Syro-Malabar Catholic Community, Parramatta

Saint Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Community celebrates Holy Mass every first, second and third Sundays of every month at St Michael’s Church, 58 Orwell Street, Blacktown. This community comprises of Malayalee Catholics of Syro-Malabar origin migrated to Sydney especially living in Western Sydney area. Rev. Fr. Francis Pullukattu has been appointed as the first Chaplain for the community since January 2016 through the consistent efforts of Eparchial Bishop Mar Bosco Puthur, under the generous sponsorship of the Diocese of Parramatta.

The community has adopted the name “Saint Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Community” subsequent to canonization of St Alphonsa in October 2008. 

The Diocese of Parramatta has allocated St. Michael’s Parish, Blacktown in June 2016 for the community. Since 03 July 2016, Holy Mass is celebrated in Malayalam at St. Michael’s Parish. In addition the community also celebrates the main feasts of the church - Easter, Christmas and Feast of St Alphonsa.

His Holiness, Pope Francis had established the Eparchy of St Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the Syro-Malabars (Australia) and had appointed His Excellency Bishop Mar Bosco Puthur as its first Eparchial Bishop in early 2014. Later, Fr. Francise Kolencherry was appointed as the first Vicar General of the Eparchy and Fr. Thomas Alukka was appointed as the Episcopal Vicar of Sydney, NSW. The Eparchial Bishop, Vicar General and Episocpal Vicar extend all their support in mentoring the community to grow in faith and traditions of the Syro-Malabar Church.

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