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.

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.

Lighting candles for Syria


Pope lights one of thousands of candles for worldwide campaign for Christians in Syria.