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

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

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Please ensure to check Parish Calendar on News Page for Special Service times which, from time to time, may affect the normal time table below. Thank you.

Sunday Mass
Saturday
6.00pm (Vigil)
Sunday 7.00am, 9.00am,
11.00am (Solemn Mass), 6.00pm
Public Holidays
The Cathedral is closed for the rest
of the day.
8.00am only,
if it falls on a Sat or Sun, check our Newsletter(s) or Event Calendar.
Weekday Masses
Monday - Friday
8.00am, 12.10pm, 5.45pm
Saturday 8.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm (Vigil)
African Community Mass
Every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month
2.30pm

Rosary at Mary's Shrine
Monday - Friday
12.45pm
Saturday 12.00 noon
Adoremus - Let Us Adore
Tuesdays - weekly Youth Adoration lead by Fr Peter Zwaans, with reflection & music 6.30 - 7.30pm (after 5.45pm Mass)
Confessions will also be heard after
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday 11.00am
Benediction
11.45am
Reconciliation
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11.00 - 11.45am,
5.00pm - 5.30pm
Saturday
Noon - 1.00pm,
4.30pm - 5.30pm

17 Wakefield Street
Adelaide


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