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