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.    


The Office for Renewing Parishes was established in February 2016 to support the renewing of the diocese through the renewing of parishes, the central priority of the Archdiocese of Adelaide for the foreseeable future.


Pope in Temuco

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Pope notes 'sorrow and pain' of Chile's indigenous people.

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Project Compassion appeal brings Australians together in solidarity with the world's poor and aims to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

Fringe lunchtime concerts

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The Adelaide Fringe is coming to the Cathedral again with three concerts set to showcase the beautiful sounds of the Casavant Freres pipe organ.

Pope Francis arrives in Chile

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An orchestra welcomed the Pope – this little girl sang – he enjoyed it so much that he waited for her to finish before thanking and blessing her.