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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Christmas Mass times

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Statewide Christmas Mass times – Adelaide Archdiocese and Port Pirie Diocese times available for download.

Not just a Find a Mass app

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At a press of a button you can find Christmas Mass times near you and if you're on holiday you can check for Mass times anywhere across SA. Additional features: Southern Cross news and events.

Have your say

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Listening and Dialogue Encounter – your voice creates the Plenary Council 2020 agenda. Have your say online.

Nativity scene made of sand


The Vatican’s Christmas tree and Nativity scene in St Peter’s Square were unveiled in a ceremony on Friday.