St Alphonsa Missionof the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Melbourne strives to live as a faithful Catholic community in Parramatta, Blacktown and in the other regions of greater Sydney and beyond.
It has currently 14 family units and more than 600 Sunday attendance. This Mission continues to grow in the footsteps of St Thomas the Apostle by celebrating the Syro-Malabar Liturgy in its Synodal form contributing towards the beauty of Catholic traditions.
In the St Michaels’ School, near its Mass Centre, St Michaels Church, the community runs its Catechism Classes every Sunday, attended by more than 350 students and 20 volunteer teachers.
The Community is privileged to have daily Holy Qurbana (Holy Mass) in the evenings and two Solemn Holy Qurbanas on Sundays at 58 Orwell St Blacktown.
The Community consists of migrated professionals of Syrian Catholic families from different traditions hailing mostly from Kerala and different parts of India. The Community had its presence in greater Sydney since 2009 with once in a month Holy Qurbana assisted by priests of Syro-Malabar origin.
Currently, St Alphonsa Mission is one of the most vibrant communities of the Eparchy of St Thomas the Apostle, Melbourne.