Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption
St. Mary’s Church is a magnificent landmark both architecturally and historically. It was popularly known as St. Mary’s Cathedral while it was the principal church of the Vicariate of Hyderabad.
The church stands as an example of the fusion of the Indian Gothic style with its curved arches and buttress. Another uniqueness of St. Mary’s is that it has several side altars dedicated to the saints. The church also has four bells which were brought from Italy in 1901.
Sermon for 9th March 2014
Homily for 1st Sunday in Lent - on the Gospel
Temptations and Trials
Genesis 2:7-9, 16-18, 25; 3:1-7
Romans 5:12, 17-19
The African lion and the wild cat look so much alike, yet they are different. An ancient African theory explains it this way. The same lioness gives birth to numerous cubs some of which are truly lions at heart and some of which are not. How does the mother lion know which is which? Months after the birth of the cubs, just before they are weaned, the mother lion leaves the den and then, in an unsuspecting moment, she jumps into the den with a thundering roar as if she was an enemy attacking the cubs.
Church Announcement 9th March 2014
Today is the First Sunday of Lent.
During the season of Lent we have Stations of the Cross at 5.00 p.m. in Telugu on Wednesdays and in Tamil on Fridays. On all Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent, we have Stations of the Cross in English after 6.00 a.m. Holy mass and 6.00 p.m. Holy Mass. Detailed programme is given in the handbills. Kindly collect the handbills after Holy Mass from the main entrance of Church.