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Welcome to St Mary's Basilica

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 29th June 2014


13th Sunday
Saints Peter and Paul
Acts 12:1-11
2Tim 4:6-8, 17-18
Matt 16:13-19

Today we are celebrating the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul even though their personalities and missions were so different. This feast day commemorates the martyrdom of the two great Apostles assigned by tradition to the same day of June. Although Saints Peter and Paul probably died at different dates under Nero who ordered the persecution of Christians throughout the Roman Empire in the First Century,

Church Announcement 29th June 2014


Today is the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, the Apostles. Thursday, 3rd of July is the feast of St. Thomas, the Apostle.

Today is the Peter Pence Sunday. Today’s collection will be sent to our Holy Father, who provides emergency assistance to those in need, because of natural disaster, war oppression and disease. Please be generous in your contributions.