The Basilica, officially St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Arthunkal, Alappuzha district, Kerala, India was originally built by the Portuguese missionaries in the 16th century.
Arthunkal was the capital of Muthedath Kingdom, one of the pricipalities of Kerala, during the 16th century. Historians opine differently as to how Arthunkal got that name.
St Sebastian is one of those martyrs who shed blood and suffered martyrdom for the Church of Christ, at the time of Emperor Diocletian who was of obscure origin. Diocletian rose up through a brilliant military career to the complete command of the Empire.
This is one of the Forane parishes of Alappuzha Diocese.
There are about 2000 families in the parish. The parish is divided into BCC (Basic Christian Community) units where parishioners gather weekly or monthly for prayers and Christian fellowship.
5:30am , 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 5:00pm
5:30am, 7:00am, 5:30pm
5:30am : Holy Mass and Novena to St. Sebastian
7:00am : Holy Mass 9:30am : Confession
10:30am : Novena to St. Sebastian, Holy Mass and Eucharistic Adoration 4:30pm : Novena to St. Sebastian, Holy Mass and Eucharistic Adoration