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

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

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

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN A CHOIR?, Event date: 08-Aug-2014 To 08-Aug-2014

Music in the Adelaide Cathedral Parish The Director of Music is seeking people interested in singing as part of a choir. Please cont..  more

Scripture Study -“The Lands of the Bible”, Event date: 18-Aug-2014 To 18-Aug-2014

The next module of the Cathedral Parish Scripture Study program will be an eight week DVD course on “The Lands of the Bible”. It ..  more

Music in the Liturgical Assembly, Event date: 19-Aug-2014 To 19-Aug-2014

Six sessions on Music in the Liturgical Assembly will begin on Tuesday 19th August. Sessions are from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Fennescey House, 33..  more

PARISH PRAYER VIGIL, Event date: 28-Aug-2014 To 28-Aug-2014

You’re invited to the Parish Prayer Vigil for Rev Michael Romeo and all those men who are discerning the call to priesthood or dia..  more

Becoming a Catholic, Event date: 04-Sep-2014 To 04-Sep-2014

A new series of enquiry sessions for people seeking to be Catholic and people who would like to know more about the Catholic Faith will begin..  more

Mass for Anniversaries, Event date: 07-Sep-2014 To 07-Sep-2014

The annual Diocesan Mass for Anniversaries for Clergy, Married Couples and Religious Sisters and Brothers who are celebrating significant yea..  more

MASS FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, Event date: 07-Sep-2014 To 07-Sep-2014

St Francis Xavier‘s Cathedral Sunday 7 September, 6:00pm Mass Theme: Child Protection Week The liturgy for this Mass is prepared w..  more

The Joy of Spring, Event date: 28-Sep-2014 To 28-Sep-2014

Mark your calendar for Sunday 28 September 11:30am - 3:00pm for a wonderful spring fair at the Dulwich church hall, 1a Stuart St, Dulwich. Something for..  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

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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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