Welcome to St Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. We are a small catholic community of Malayalee families residing in Richmond and neighboring cities of Chester, Petersburg, Charlottesville and Norfolk. The SyroMalabar Catholic Church is one of the 22 Eastern (Oriental) Catholic Churches in full communion with Rome. 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 traces back to St. Thomas, the Apostle, who landed at Cranganore (Muziris) in 52 AD and founded seven Christian communities in Kerala, India.
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
Sunday Mass (Qurbana) at 3:30 PM
Saint Benedict Catholic Church
300 North Sheppard Street Richmond, Virginia 23221
Daily Mass (Qurbana) at
9941 Reams Rd. North Chesterfield, Virginia 23236