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Our mission at St. Alphonsus and Ave Maria Catholic Churches is to proclaim and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church, through the liturgy, education, community service, and social events; and to witness to Christ who has blessed our lives in the larger community of Tipton and Lauderdale Counties and beyond. Our parish life is centered on the Eucharist during which we celebrate with joy the presence of the Risen Lord among us.


Mass Schedule

St. Alphonsus in Covington

 Saturday Vigil: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM

Misa en Español: Domingo en 12:15 

Monday-Wednesday: 12:00 NOON

Friday-Saturday: 8:30 AM

Ave Maria in Ripley

Sunday: 8:30 A.M.

Church Address:

1225 Highway 51 South

Covington, TN 38019

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 430

Covington, TN 38019

Office Hours:

Monday - Wednesday: 10AM - 2PM

Thursday: 8AM - 10AM

Friday: Closed

Phone: (901) 476-8140

FAX: (901) 476-9650


Scam Alert / Reminder

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis is reporting this scam alert!

The Diocese is reporting that unfortunately, yet another effort is being mounted by criminals using Email and text messages to fraudulently ask parishioners (in the name of their clergy) to provide gift cards and money.  Please understand that at no time would the Bishop, a Priest, Deacon, Seminarian, or church staff ask a parishioner via text to go buy them a gift card, money, or any other type of funds for any reason!! The Bishop, as well our Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, and Church staff members are aware that this fraudulent effort is active again. Please, if you receive an Email or text asking for any of these things, report it to our Parish office (901-476-8140) and then delete the Email or text message. If you have any questions about this ongoing criminal effort, please contact our Parish office at 901-476-8140 or call the Diocese at 901-573-4002.

Saint Alphonsus Friends of the Poor ministry has been awarded a grant which will enable us to provide needed items for newborn babies (up to 12 months old). This grant was coordinated by Catholic Charities of West Tennessee and funded by AmeriGroup Corporation. The ministry is called Tiny Blessings and is open every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00PM til 3:00PM

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