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.    

St Francis Xavier's Cathedral

The historic St Francis Xavier's Cathedral in Wakefield Street, city, is closed until October while restoration work, including the installation of a 1927 Casavant Frères pipe organ, is completed.

St Patrick's Church, Grote Street, is currently the main place of worship for the Adelaide Cathedral Parish.  

The Cathedral Restoration Appeal has been established to enable this important work to be undertaken.

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Vatican responding to crisis


Vatican organises meeting on September 17 to look at what can be done to help refugees from Iraq and Syria.






Nominations are open

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Know someone who works tirelessly in your parish, school or community? It’s time to nominate them for the Archbishop’s Awards 2015.





Theology of Lay Leadership

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Lay leadership will be discussed at the third Forum for learning and dialogue on September 10.

ACYF presenters announced

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Australian Catholic Youth Festival has announced first round of homegrown speakers and presenters for December Adelaide event.