03 Jul 2015

What's on


Friday July 3, 7pm – Feast of St Thomas the Apostle
St Patrick's Church, Grote Street, Adelaide.
Sunday July 5, 11am – Mass to launch NAIDOC Week
St Patrick's Church, Grote Street, Adelaide.

July 18, 10am – priestly ordination of Deacon Ian Wilson
St Peter Claver Church, Dulwich.


25 Jun 2015

Bishop John O'Reily 100th anniversary

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Monday July 6, 2015
5.45pm in St Patrick's Church, Grote Street, Adelaide.
Mass to celebrate 100th year anniversary of Archbishop John O'Reily, second Archbishop of Adelaide.

Coming from Ireland as a young priest to West Australia in 1846, Father John O’Reily was appointed Bishop of Port Augusta in 1887 and then Archbishop of Adelaide in 1894.

Archbishop O’Reily participated in discussions relating to education policy publicly advocating government assistance for religious schools, promoted higher education and accomplished economic viability in both the Port Augusta and Adelaide Dioceses.

He died on July 6, 1915 and was highly regarded by South Australian society, with The Advertiser praising his character, administrative ability and the positive relations he built with non-Catholics which they attributed to his "broadness of mind and to his quiet determination to avoid all unnecessary controversy”.

Archbishop O’Reily is buried at the West Tce Cemetery and people of the archdiocese are invited to visit his grave on the occasion of his anniversary. Archbishop O’Reily’s last public address was at the opening of St Patrick’s Church in 1914 so it is appropriate that his Anniversary Mass is celebrated there.

24 Jun 2015

Mary MacKillop Feast Day Mass

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Saturday August 8, 2015
6pm in St Patrick's Church, Grote Street, Adelaide

Join us in celebrating the feast of St Mary MacKillop, Australia's first saint, in St Patrick's Church, Grote Street.
Mass will be celebrated by Father Paul Cashen and the Sisters of St Joseph will pay tribute to their founder.