Welcome to St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Parish

Parramatta - Blacktown

Sydney - NSW - Australia

Mission of our Parish

Growing together

as a loving community in Christ.


Getting one step closer to Jesus.

Standing Firm in Faith.

Following the ways of St. Thomas the Apostle.

Holy Mass

Sunday

Holy Mass

  • 9 am

Saturday / Weekdays

Rosary / Holy Mass

  • 6.30 pm


Holy Mass live streamed in Youtube and Facebook


Facebook Page

Leadership at Our Parish

Pope Francis


Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope

Cardinal Mar George Alencherry


Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

Mar Bosco Puthur


Our Bishop

First Bishop of the Syro Malabar Catholic Diocese Melbourne, Australia

Bishop Long Van Nguyen

Bishop of Parramatta

Australia

Fr. Mathew Areeplackal

Vicar

Juby Thomas

Trustee

Stani Louis

Trustee

Shaji Cheriyan

Pastoral Council Member

Presy Tom

Principal, Sunday School

Beedha Joseph

Secretary, Sunday School

Bincy Punnoose

Safeguarding Officer

Resources

Altar Service

Saint Alphonsa

Syro Malabar Catholic Community

Parramatta

This community comprises of Malayalee Catholics of Syro-Malabar origin migrated to Sydney especially living in Western Sydney area. Rev. Fr. Mathew Areeplackal is the Parish Priest and we have Holy Mass every day except Tuesdays.

Rev. Fr. Francis Pullukattu has been appointed as the first Chaplain for the community in 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, Orwell Street Blacktown.

Saint Thomas the Apostle

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

Syro-Malabar Church in Australia

Syro Malabar Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle

Melbourne, Australia

On 23 December 2013 Holy Father Francis established “The Syro-Malabar Eparchy of St Thomas the Apostle, Melbourne” and appointed Bishop Bosco Puthur as the first Bishop for the emerging skilled migrant communities of Syro-Malabar origin in Australia. St Alphonsa Syro- Malabar Mission in Parramatta caters this heritage of the migrants of Syro-Malabar origin.

http://syromalabar.org.au/

Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

The Syro-Malabar Church is an Apostolic Church which traces its origin to the St. Thomas. It is one of the 22 Eastern (Oriental) Catholic Churches in full communion with Rome. It is the second largest Eastern Catholic Church after the Ukrainian Church, with 4.6 million believers. It is a sui juris church in full communion with the Pope and the worldwide Catholic Church, headed by Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar George Alencherry, with self-governance under the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches.

History

St Thomas the Apostle came down to India in 52 AD. He kindled there the light of the Gospel of Jesus, founded seven Christian communities, and was martyred in A.D. 72 at Mylapore, in South India. Hence the early Christian community in India was formerly known by the name, “St. Thomas Christians.”

http://www.syromalabarchurch.in/

Liturgy

The Syro-Malabar Church uses the Liturgy of Saints Mar Addai and Mar Mari belonging to the East Syriac Rite, which dates back to 3rd century Edessa, as such it is a part of Syriac and Hebraic by language and heritage. The name Syro-Malabar is coined from the words Syriac (referring to the East Syriac liturgy and language) and Malabar (the historical name for Kerala).

Mathrujyothy

Elishva Ministry

Rosary Club

Elishva Ministry Activities:-

  • Visiting pregnant Woman and New mothers in their home.

  • Support with practical needs.

  • Praying for pregnant woman, new mothers and new born children with special intentions.

  • Experienced new born nurses in the team can be contacted for advise and support.

  • Elizabeth Ministry members can be contacted to discuss various needs of pregnant woman.

Rosary Club

  • Praying for specific intentions on a regular basis

  • Children’s Rosary on every Fridays at 6.15PM

https://syromalabar.org.au/departments/religious-priests-working-in-the-archdiocese/mathruvedi/

Family Units

Unit - 1

Saint Mary

Westmead

Unit - 2

Mother Theresa

Toongabbie

Unit - 3

Saint Joseph

Seven Hills

Unit - 4

Saint Faustina

Pendle Hill

Unit - 5

Saint Antony

Parramatta

Unit - 6

Saint Jude

Kellyville

Unit - 7

Saint Little Flower

Rooty Hill

Unit - 8

Saint Thomas

Bungarribee

Unit - 9

Saint Francis of Assisi

Blacktown

Unit - 10

Saint Don Bosco

Quakers Hill

Unit - 11

Saint Luke

Marsden Park

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