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

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

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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
Saturday
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
2.30pm

Rosary at Mary's Shrine
Monday - Friday
12.45pm
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
Benediction
11.45am
Reconciliation
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11.00 - 11.45am,
5.00pm - 5.30pm
Saturday
Noon - 1.00pm,
4.30pm - 5.30pm

17 Wakefield Street
Adelaide


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