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
New Vinnies Shop - Volunteers Needed, Event date: 01-Jun-2014 To 01-Jun-2014
Volunteer Today and Contribute to Your Community Vinnies is opening a brand new shop on Glen Osmond Rd, Parkside in June, and is now e.. more
School Holiday Kidz Club , Event date: 19-Jul-2014 To 19-Jul-2014
School Holiday Kidz Club 2:00 - 4:00pm. Dulwich Hall, across the road from St Peter Claver Church. The theme will be The Ten Commandment.. more
Help the needy through knitting, crocheting and sewing, Event date: 24-Jul-2014 To 24-Jul-2014
Last Thursday (5th June), the Dulwich Hall was filled with the lively chatter of approximately twenty parishioners who gathered together for the second knitting.. more