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
There are 19 lectures altogether. The first six deal with God, the Trinity; Jesus Christ and His Church; the Pope; the Bible and the Gospe.. more
BOOK FREE Bus Service to Holy Thursday Mass by Monday 30 March., Event date: 29-Mar-2015 To 29-Mar-2015
A REMINDER: Parishioners who need transport to the Mass of the Lord’s Supper might like to make use of a Parish initiative; a mini-bus to run from our com.. more
Family Parish Sacramental Program 2015-16 Registration Is Opened Now, Event date: 29-Mar-2015 To 29-Mar-2015
REGISTRATIONS are being taken now for the family parish sacrament program for school aged children, 2015-2016 cycle. All enquiries regarding the sacram.. more
Only ONE Easter Triduum reminder, Event date: 02-Apr-2015 To 02-Apr-2015
THERE will be only one Parish Triduum, at the Cathedral. Exceptions are Good Friday, and a family friendly Vigil at Dulwich. All altar servers who would li.. more
FREE CONCERT - Good Friday, Event date: 03-Apr-2015 To 03-Apr-2015
THERE will be a sacred concert in the Cathedral on Good Friday. Admission is free. Click on the image on the left to view a larger poster. For.. more