Welcome to St Francis Xavier Cathedral

The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Francis Xavier patron of missionary countries and patron of our first bishop Francis Murphy (1844-58). Initial construction began in 1851 and there has been various phases of activity leading to the installation of the tower in 1996.

The cathedral is a busy place with several daily Masses, Rosary, and confessions as well as weddings, baptisms and funerals. Being the Cathedral as well as our parish church there are numerous Diocesean ceremonies scheduled. 

You are welcome to visit the Cathedral any time, opening hours are 7:30am until 6:30pm. As you enter the cathedral tour brochures are available in the vestibule and if there are no services ongoing you are invited to take a self-guided tour.  You may take photographs however please turn off  mobile phones at all times. To book a guided tour, please click here.  

To know more about the Cathedral Community, please click here.  There are also Groups and Activities from across the Diocese that are open to parishioners, please click here for more information. To contact the Community Life Committee, please call the Parish Office.

News and Events for St Francis Xavier Cathedral

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

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Cards, Calendars & Hamper Volunteers, 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

Come Lord Jesus, Event date: 14-Dec-2014 To 14-Dec-2014

You are invited to take time to stop during the busy preparations for Christmas and take part in the Adelaide Cathedral Parish Advent retreat..  more

Advent Sharing, Event date: 16-Dec-2014 To 16-Dec-2014

During Advent, mornings and some afternoons, of relaxation, meditation, Gospel reflection and sharing will be offered by the Aboriginal Catho..  more

School Holidays, Event date: 19-Dec-2014 To 19-Dec-2014

There will be Rosary with kids at 11:30am on 19 December at Dulwich. Afterwards there will be a school holiday KidzClub meet-up in the ha..  more

CHRISTMAS HAMPERS, Event date: 20-Dec-2014 To 20-Dec-2014

The Cathedral St Vincent de Paul Conference will hold a Christmas hamper preparation and distribution day on 20 December from 9am to 5pm and are looking for vol..  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

Advent Carol Service, Event date: 21-Dec-2014 To 21-Dec-2014

The Latin Mass Community will present the annual Advent Carol Service at 8:00pm on Sunday 21 December at Calvary Hospital Chapel (at the..  more

Volunteers Needed, Event date: 24-Dec-2014 To 24-Dec-2014

The Cathedral St Vincent de Paul Conference will hold a Christmas hamper preparation and distribution day on 20 December from 9:00am to 5:00p..  more

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Please ensure to check Parish Calendar on News Page for Special Service times which, from time to time, may affect the normal time table below. Thank you.

Sunday Mass
6.00pm (Vigil)
Sunday 7.00am, 9.00am,
11.00am (Solemn Mass), 6.00pm
Public Holidays
The Cathedral is closed for the rest
of the day.
8.00am only,
if it falls on a Sat or Sun, check our Newsletter(s) or Event Calendar.
Weekday Masses
Monday - Friday
8.00am, 12.10pm, 5.45pm
Saturday 8.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm (Vigil)
African Community Mass
Every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month

Rosary at Mary's Shrine
Monday - Friday
Saturday 12.00 noon
Adoremus - Let Us Adore
Tuesdays - weekly Youth Adoration lead by Fr Peter Zwaans, with reflection & music 6.30 - 7.30pm (after 5.45pm Mass)
Confessions will also be heard after
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday 11.00am
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11.00 - 11.45am,
5.00pm - 5.30pm
Noon - 1.00pm,
4.30pm - 5.30pm

17 Wakefield Street

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