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.

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An emotional moment

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'Is my dad in Heaven?' child asks Pope Francis.

New papal document

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The title, “Rejoice and be glad", or in latin “Gaudete et Exultate", speaks of the call to holiness in the world today. 

Glenelg Catholic parish helps out


Greek Orthodox parishioners participated in a unique Easter celebration at a Catholic church...after fire destroyed their church...

Upcoming event

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ANZAC Eve Mass – April 24, 5.45pm in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral.