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.    

Focus on marriage preparation


Pope Francis has asked for a stronger focus on the roots of the high rate of marital breakdown.

Pope sends message to Trump


Pope Francis sent a message to Donald Trump on the occasion of his inauguration as President of the US.

The Mother Teresa of Africa

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Sr Rosemary Nyirymbe welcomes women fleeing war...It is a hospital where the deepest wounds are healed...

Catholic Bishops media release


Politicians should respect the right of people of faith to hold a different view on marriage.

A personal testimony


Julie Morgan believes bringing in legislation that allows a group of experts to determine who can ''legally'' die is a retrograde move. 

Unique event – Feb 6

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A band of visiting world-class English bell ringers will ring a full peal (3.5hrs) on the bells of St Francis Xavier's Cathedral.