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
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
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Cards, Calendars & Hamper Volunteers, 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
Come Lord Jesus, Event date: 14-Dec-2014 To 14-Dec-2014
You are invited to take time to stop during the busy preparations for Christmas and take part in the Adelaide Cathedral Parish Advent retreat.. more
Advent Sharing, Event date: 16-Dec-2014 To 16-Dec-2014
During Advent, mornings and some afternoons, of relaxation, meditation, Gospel reflection and sharing will be offered by the Aboriginal Catho.. more
School Holidays, Event date: 19-Dec-2014 To 19-Dec-2014
There will be Rosary with kids at 11:30am on 19 December at Dulwich. Afterwards there will be a school holiday KidzClub meet-up in the ha.. more
CHRISTMAS HAMPERS, Event date: 20-Dec-2014 To 20-Dec-2014
The Cathedral St Vincent de Paul Conference will hold a Christmas hamper preparation and distribution day on 20 December from 9am to 5pm and are looking for vol.. 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
Advent Carol Service, Event date: 21-Dec-2014 To 21-Dec-2014
The Latin Mass Community will present the annual Advent Carol Service at 8:00pm on Sunday 21 December at Calvary Hospital Chapel (at the.. more