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
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL, Event date: 05-Dec-2013 To 07-Dec-2013
Following the success of Rio’s World Youth Day (WYD) in July, Australia’s young Catholics are encouraged to band together for pilgrimage to.. more
CONGOLESE CHOIR - MORNING TEA, Event date: 08-Dec-2013 To 08-Dec-2013
On Sunday 8 December, the Catholic Congolese Fraternity Choir will sing at the Mass at St Mary’s at 9:30am. You are invited to make a small &lsquo.. more
CHRISTMAS CAROLS 2013 AT YOUR PLACE, Event date: 20-Dec-2013 To 22-Dec-2013
Young members of the Adelaide Cathedral Parish will sing Christmas carols around the parish on 20 to 22 December to raise money for St Mary’s Meal and.. more