Welcome to St Alphonsa Syro Malabar Mission of Virginia(SASMMV). St. Alphonsa Catholic Mission is a christian faith group of Malayalee families residing in Richmond and neighboring cities of Chester, Petersburg and Charlottesville. We felt the desire to establish a Community to preserve our identity and to inculcate the tradition to our children. Our core values are derived from a rich heritage which is rooted in the culture, traditions and beliefs of the centuries old Catholic Community in Kerala, India. We meet sunday for Malayalam Mass (Qurbana), followed by fellowship. A well defined Religious Education rooted in Scripture will be offered. We are blessed with a dedicated music ministry. We welcome you to our dynamic and ever growing Community!


Praise Jesus! All Glory and Honor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

You are most cordially invited to St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Community to celebrate our Faith and Fellowship in Lord Jesus Christ. May St. Alphonsa, the patron of our mission intercede for you and your family. All are welcome!

Fr. Sunil Paul Chiriyankandath Mission Director


Every Sunday 3:30 PM
Saint Benedict Catholic Church
300 North Sheppard Street Richmond, Virginia 23221
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