About Us

St Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church is known far and wide as "The Rock".  The parish is staffed by the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, better known as The  Redemptorists.  The parish made history in 1922, when it began the weekly novena in honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.  This novena is prayed weekly in almost every country in the world. 

The faith community is predominately African American and its liturgies reflect our culture, and are complimented by two dynamic Gospel choirs.   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.

Join Pastor Stephen J. Benden, C.Ss.R., and a diverse membership for a spirit-filled liturgy.  Enjoy the rest of this site and have a blessing-filled day, for "this is truly the day the Lord has made."

You may contact our Parish Office at 314-533-0304 Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm.



St  Alphonsus Liguori 'Rock' Catholic Church is a Redemptorist Parish

happily welcoming all God's children, as we worship our Lord

in an African-American style.

We strive to joyfully preach, teach and live the Good News of Jesus Christ.