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.    

Fringe free lunchtime concerts

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Be inspired by some of the world’s best classical music being played on this magnificent pipe organ in our Cathedral.

A personal testimony


Julie Morgan believes bringing in legislation that allows a group of experts to determine who can ''legally'' die is a retrograde move. 

Mini zoo


Farmers brought animals to St Peter's Square on the feast day of St Anthony the Abbott, the patron saint of farmers and the protector of animals.

'Darkness' in own faith

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"Some days we can't see faith, everything is in darkness... – Pope Francis

Unique event – Feb 6

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A band of visiting world-class English bell ringers will ring a full peal (3.5hrs) on the bells of St Francis Xavier's Cathedral.

WYD 2019 Panama


While the official date of the next World Youth Day in Panama is not known as of yet, what is clear is that it will be in the first months of 2019.