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The Role of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)

 The PPC's role is to promote the Church's mission to live and communicate the love and values of Christ in the world around us.


  • shares in the responsibility for the ongoing life and development of the Parish
  • works with parishioners to provide support for their efforts to live as followers of Christ
  • listens and responds to the hopes, ideas, needs and concerns of parishioners
  • provides opportunities for parishioners to
    -- grow in their relationship with God and with each other
    -- support and encourage them in their ongoing efforts to be a Christian influence in the wider community
    • sets long-term and short-term pastoral goals for the parish
    • contributes towards making parish decisions that reflect the values of the Gospel and the teachings of the Church

Family Parish Sacrament Program for School Aged Children 2014-2015 Cycle

Registrations are being taken NOW.

  • Blessing for Families in the new sacrament cycle will be on 30 November 2014 (First Sunday of Advent) in the 6pm Mass.
  • All enquiries regarding the sacrament program to Debbie Ripley 8210 9318 or 0411 304 382 or


Special Masses

Special Masses are often publish on the Weekly Newsletter. You can check them from Friday night using this link or go to News->Weekly Newsletter.

“The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather, it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises towards ever wider horizons.” Saint John Paul II

Latest News and Upcoming Events

For upcoming event Calendar or Recent News please click here.

Catholic Mission Adult Immersion Program, Event date: 05-Aug-2014 To 05-Aug-2014

Advance Notice - Catholic Mission Adult Immersion Program Catholic Mission is inviting people..  more

Student Enquiry Session, Event date: 24-Sep-2014 To 24-Sep-2014

SECONDARY College Students considering preparing for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion in the Catholic traditi..  more

Rosary in the Home, Event date: 01-Oct-2014 To 01-Oct-2014

There is a roster in the porch at Dulwich and at Burnside for you to indicate if you can host the Rosary in your home during the month of Oct..  more

Lectures on the Catholic Faith, Event date: 13-Oct-2014 To 13-Oct-2014

On Monday 13th October Monsignor Robert Aitken will begin a series of weekly lectures explaining the Catholic faith. The lectures are designe..  more

Maronite Community, Event date: 29-Oct-2014 To 29-Oct-2014

Fr Louis Saad and the Maronite Community extend a warm welcome to parishioners to attend a Mass celebrated by His Beatitude, Cardinal Mar Bes..  more

Families with Children, Event date: 02-Nov-2014 To 02-Nov-2014

The monthly Mass for families with young children will be on Sunday 2 November at the 6:00pm Mass in St Francis Xavier Cathedral. The lit..  more

Cantors and Leaders of Song, Event date: 11-Nov-2014 To 11-Nov-2014

A workshop for cantors and leaders of song will be held at Queen of Angels Church, corner of South Road and Kintore Street, Thebarton, on Tue..  more

St Vincent de Paul, Event date: 16-Nov-2014 To 16-Nov-2014

The Cathedral Conference of St Vincent de Paul is an active group of parishioners who, among other things, visit and assist those in greatest..  more

Parish Mass For Anointing of the Sick, Event date: 04-Dec-2014 To 04-Dec-2014

The Parish Pastoral Council has decided to hold 4 Masses during the year across the Parish for the anointing of the sick. The first Mass ..  more

Ordination, Event date: 20-Dec-2014 To 20-Dec-2014

Deacon Tony Telford-Sharp will be ordained into the Priesthood in the Cathedral on Saturday 20th December at 10:00am. ..  more

Archive News / Archbishop Letters

Archbishop letter regarding the blasphemous Come Heckle Christ performance, Event date: 03-Feb-2014 To 03-Feb-2014

In light of this anti-Christian, blasphemous performance to be include in a public festival such as the Fringe, Archbishop Wilson has made this statement (..  more

A letter to the Archbishop from the Vatican, Event date: 12-May-2013 To 12-May-2013

“His holiness Pope Francis has asked me to acknowledge the message of good wishes which you sent to him in your own name and on behalf of the priests,..  more

Archbishop Philip Wilson regarding Royal Commission, Event date: 22-Nov-2012 To 22-Nov-2012

As you are aware, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced that a Royal Commission is to be held to inquire into institutional responses to child sexual a..  more

Adelaide Cathedral Parish Vision by Archbishop Wilson, Event date: 14-Apr-2011 To 14-Apr-2011

Our Archbishop Philip Wilson has released a Pastoral Letter sharing his Vision for the Adelaide Cathedral parish for the next 10 years. To read the full let..  more

Sunday Homilies Video Cathedral and St Mary's Church


  1. Reflection with Saint John Paul II Adelaide Catholic Cathedral Webmaster 19-Jul-2014
  2. Your Prayers Can Transform Your Husband or Wife-To-Be Adelaide Catholic Cathedral Webmaster 02-Jun-2014
  3. What is the Church Problem with Contraception? Adelaide Catholic Cathedral Webmaster 02-Jun-2014
  4. Who says being in a religious life is boring? Adelaide Catholic Cathedral Webmaster 08-May-2014
  5. Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II - Full Event Adelaide Catholic Cathedral Webmaster 05-May-2014

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