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.    

Australian sainthood push

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A push to have a second Australian – doctor and humanita­rian Sr Mary Glowrey – elevated to sainthood has moved a step forward.

Christmas carols album

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The hit-making community of Benedictine nuns based in Missouri has released an album of carols.

Pope Francis' week

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Following a tradition instituted in 1950s by Pope Pius XII he will visit Rome's Spanish Steps on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Dec 8.

Fringe free lunchtime concerts

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Save these dates, bring your lunch and be inspired by some of the world’s best classical music being played on this magnificent pipe organ.

Pope's new Apostolic Letter


Seven keys to understanding the Apostolic Letter 'Misericordia et Misera'.

Marking the historic visit

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Church celebrates 30th anniversary of Saint John Paul II’s visit to Alice Springs.