Welcome to the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide

Welcome to the official website of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide. Through our parishes, schools, agencies and ministries we strive to follow in the footsteps of Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop, whose mantra was "never see a need without doing something about it". As people of faith, hope and love, we are committed to building a world where the dignity of every human being is respected.    

Ash Wednesday

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The 2016 Project Compassion Appeal will be launched in Adelaide at Ash Wednesday Mass in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral on February 10.

Support for asylum seekers

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Church welcomes SA Premier’s call for the State to offer a home to asylum seeker families facing deportation to Nauru.

Cathedral organ video

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A unique look at the installation of the 100-year-old, 3000 plus-piece Casavant Frères pipe organ.

24th World Day of the Sick


On February 11, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Mass and anointing of the sick will be held in the Cathedral at 10am. Read Pope's message here.

Synod document in March

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Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on family life following last year’s Synod to be published in March.

Pope's message for Lent

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Pope Francis asks not to 'close doors' on the needy in his message for Lent.