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
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
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
Thanksgiving Service for the Heart Foundation, Event date: 28-Sep-2014 To 28-Sep-2014
An Ecumenical Memorial and Thanksgiving Service for the Heart Foundation, will be held in the Cathedral at 2:00pm on Sunday 28th September, a.. more
The Joy of Spring - A Spring Fair, Event date: 28-Sep-2014 To 28-Sep-2014
Mark your calendar for Sunday 28th September 11:30am - 3:00pm for a wonderful spring fair at the Dulwich church hall, 1a Stuart St, Dulwich. Something f.. 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
St Patrick’s 100 Years, Event date: 05-Oct-2014 To 05-Oct-2014
Over the years many people have been married or received their sacraments in the beautiful Church of St Patrick, Grote Street. Currently it h.. more
Feast of St Daniel Comboni, Event date: 12-Oct-2014 To 12-Oct-2014
On Sunday, October 12 a Mass in celebration for the Feast of St Daniel Comboni of Sudan will be held in the Cathedral at 2:30pm.. 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
Archbishop’s Awards 2014, Event date: 27-Oct-2014 To 27-Oct-2014
Nominations for the Archbishop’s Awards 2014 are open. Archbishop Philip Wilson wishes to recognise current or recent outstanding servi.. more