Rev. Stephen J. Benden, C.Ss.R., Pastor

We are a Redemptorist Parish, practicing Catholicism in the African American tradition.  Our historic church features fabulous Old World architecture, beautiful stained glass, incredible stone and marble work, and one of four surviving pipe organs of its kind in the country.

As you revisit the Catholic faith, know that our doors, arms and hearts are open to the return of our brothers and sisters. When we discover that there is a God who loves us unconditionally, we experience peace and joy as we surrender to God's embrace. No matter the reason we stopped practicing our Catholic faith, he is running out to meet us in the sacrament of Penance.

"While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 8:5). When we make a decision to return home to our family of faith, the Holy Spirit helps us to find deeper meaning and purpose in our lives.

We invite you to become a member of the St Alphonsus Liguori 'Rock' Church Faith Community. Join Pastor Steve Benden, C.Ss.R., and a diverse membership for a spirit-filled liturgy.  

Call the Parish Office to set up an appointment to register (314-533-0304) or email

Enjoy the rest of this site, and have a blessed filled day for this is truly the day the Lord has made.

To learn more about the fire, or to make donations, please go to our WeShare Online Giving site.


Mass Times

 Sacrament of Confession
(By appointment)

Sunday Masses:

8:15 and 11:00 am

Daily Masses:
Monday 5:30 pm (Eucharistic Adoration 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm) 
Tuesdays 11:30 am 
(Wed., Thur., Fri.) 11:30 am
Saturdays 9:30 am

Tuesdays Exposition & Benediction:
11:30 am 
includes Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena & Mass



Online Giving

Please click on the image below to contribute to St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church online.


Thanks again for the support that you share with our community.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturdays: 9 am – 12 pm
Office closed on Sundays

The Parish Office will be closed from 11:30 am - 3 pm every first Thursday of the month.

The Office will be closed from 12 pm -1:30 pm all other Thursdays.

During inclement weather, if the St. Louis Public Schools are closed, the office will be closed.


Parish Council

Executive Team

President - Kurt Englander
Vice President - Angela Thames
Secretary - Linda Kamp 

Parish Council Members

Linda Brown Reed  Rhonda Graham
Wanda Caldwell Dr Travis Threats
Joy Camp Eric Thurman
Michael Coffman Kevin Triggs




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An Evening with the North City Deanery Choir (directed by Simeon Layne, Jr & Danny Dumaine)

Friday, Jan 24th

8 pm

Cathedral Basilica


National Day of Prayer for African American Families

(1st Sunday of Black History Month)

Sunday, Feb 2nd

Guest Preacher-Rev Lamar Partin, C.Ss.R.


Rock Seniors in Action

Tuesday, Feb 4th (after PH Novena)

Parish Gym


1st Reconciliation/1st Communion classes

Saturday, Feb 8th

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Parish Hall, Rm 113


Unity Mass

Most Reverend Fernand J. Cheri, OFM, Celebrant

Sunday, Feb 16th

10 am


Ash Wednesday

Feb 26th 

12 noon & 6 pm Mass


Fall Festival/Card Party Wrap-Up mtg

Saturday, Feb 29th

10 am - 12 pm

Parish Hall


Lenten Fish Fry

Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 & Apr 3

11 am - 6 pm

Parish Gym




Parish Office will be closed for President's Day

Monday, February 17th




















 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.  Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:

Sandra Price, Executive Director, Office of Child & Youth Protection, 314-792-7271, [email protected]

Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division Hotline Reporting Number: 1-800-392-3738

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-392-0210

For more information please follow the following link:

Archdiocese of St. Louis